questionstoday, sept. 29, is national coffee day in the u…

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It's been over a week since I had any coffee, but when I do, it's usually with a moka pot + burr ground whole bean. Occasionally, I'll break out the espresso maker (Saeco Aroma), and when I'm really lazy, I have a pod machine. No sugar necessary, but I typically add milk (or soy milk).

At work, it's ground coffee in a drip maker ... sugar is a must to cover the bitterness.

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@narfcake: Thanks! Had no idea what a "Moka" pot was. Ironic that I listed 'coffee pot on stove'. I was thinking of the old perculators. :-/ I can see why you would use that instead of the espresso machine. I don't use mine. It's too much work..& cleaning. Am now thinking I might buy a moka. Bet my "favorite" coffee would be even better using this.

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I've been really happy with the "Clever Coffee Dripper" (http://www.sweetmarias.com/clevercoffeedripperpictorial.php ), which is sort of a hybrid between drip and french press. You put coffee grounds and hot water in the filter, let it sit for a few minutes, and then put it on your cup to open the stopper and let the coffee drain out.

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I don't drink coffee. My body can't handle the amount of caffeine in it.

I start to get pale, twitchy, and get cold sweats.

I'm not terribly sure why I react this way to coffee, I just do.

So... pass!

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@gmwhit: I would say yes. Even the $3/lb. bulk bin coffee comes out decent.

I use an Ikea moka pot, as I'm not so keen on the aluminum ones. I got it for $5 from as-is; display sample, and I couldn't care less that it had some scratches on the bottom (where it'd get scratched from use on the stove top anyways).

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I used it as an excuse to get a Skinny Iced Latte from Starbucks, today. I really don't need an excuse, since that's something I treat myself to every once in a awhile. I might take advantage of a free cup of coffee from McDonalds or Krispy Kreme later this evening. I actually really like McDonalds brewed coffee.

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Now to answer the questions you asked. At home I have a plain old Mr. Coffee drip coffee maker. I drink my coffee black, unless I'm buying the fru-fru (is that a word?) drinks at Starbucks. My favorite brand of coffee is Eight O'Clock. Dunkin' Donuts coffee is also good, and Folgers Half Caffeine is surprisingly very good. Another good coffee blend is Tribute from Starbucks. I don't have a coffee grinder, so I buy already ground coffee at the grocery store, or have Starbucks grind it for me if I buy there.

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I roast my own beans, grind them in a Rancilio Rocky, pull my own shots with a Silvia. Latte preferable to capps. Some beans work better in the vacpot or pour-over, others work better in the moka pot.

Celebrating a silly holiday? I may have a beer with my dinner...

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Considering I have coffee every morning.. sure?

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I had a cup this morning. I use Amazon subscribe and save to get an organic Hawaiian whole bean on the cheap. A $5 grinder (thanks to a deal here) + my $13 Black and Decker 5 cup drip machine and I'm the shame of the Seattle. But everywhere else I'm a pretty fancy coffee snob ;)

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Celebrate? No. Participate? Yes, black please. Daily.

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I love the smell of coffee, but I've never enjoyed the taste. Y'all are making coffee sound so inviting; can I come over and have you teach me how it sound taste? :)

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I celebrate and enjoy coffee everyday.