In other news, I'm going all non-foodie on my coffee starting this week.
Sometimes you've got to take a few steps back and re-assess the situation in front of you (which I do frequently because I am so objectively introspective).
I started running K-Cups a few years ago because I'm the only one in my house who drinks coffee, and all I really needed was a single cup in the morning before I went to work. Now that I'm working from home, I'm drinking the equivalent of a pot, so I might as well *make* a pot.
But I don't really feel like getting into the whole "grind every pot fresh" thing again. I bought ground coffee. So ghetto! It will go well with my computer.
And suddenly I'm a fan of iced coffee. Never drank the stuff before. This summer has been so hot, I've been in more than a few situations where a mug of hot java just wouldn't work. It's kind of funny how hot coffee that has gone cold isn't very appetizing, but really cold coffee is good. I don't get it.
Oh, and ... if I am buying a cup on the road instead of making it myself ... dunkin donuts = good , starbucks = blah. DD ices any brew they have available on-demand for you. Starbucks has some pre-made concoction that probably has corn syrup in it.
Woa Woa woa, settle down my trumpet friend. Making hot coffee and putting it over ice is NOT iced coffee. Boo Boo Boo.
Because you are a fan of doing things properly, I will give you a hint. DD offers a new cold brew, and that is close to how it should be done.
To make iced coffee properly, (there are recipes on the internet) Get a container, pour in 1/3 cup of ground coffee, mix it with a cup and a half of water and let it sit overnight. (8-12 hours) Shake it a few times if you must. Strain in the morning, and you can keep it in the refrigerator until ready to drink.
This is very strong, but it doesn't get diluted when the ice melts. Add your creme and sugar if you must.
From a quick search of the Internet it appears that you are correct about this "cold brew" thing. People seem to be referring to the product of the cold brew process as an "extract" which implies that it will withstand dilution.
That's a good thing.
On the other hand, I am now confused, because everything I know about the chemical process of coffee brewing says that it requires heat.
208°-212° ? What is it? I think the longer soaking probably takes care of that. Try it both ways and see what tastes better to you.
Your one of Donald Trump's pets. That is why I call you a trumpet.
If the point of brewing is to infuse the liquid with the tasty-bits in the coffee, perhaps leaving the *ground* coffee in water for a very long period of time (like overnight) helps accomplish slowly what heat would accomplish with greater speed.
At least, it makes a kind of sense to me. The flavor will leach into the water cold or hot, just depends on how quickly you want it.
keyboard, drums, but I'm not proficient in any brass instruments.
But you are fairly brassy
Have you tried cold brew ice coffee and did you like it better?
Not yet ... I will try it at some point. Now that the heat wave is over I'm drinking hot coffee again.
Dish of the day:
Bilirubin is made with sliced goat meat, swiss cheese, saurkraut and Russian dressing served on grilled rye bread.
(This is what I ate yesterday at the jamaican kosher deli)
You haven't read silence of the lambs, have you?
Somebody uses the nickname Billy Rubin for a certain reason in the book. I also hope the dish wasn't overly brown....
That is what I thought, that sir, is a bodily function.
(and a South Florida lobbyist has that name.)
I prefer them on a skewer as souvlaki, as a shank or in a rack.
I saw an article in the newspaper's living section, I thought it was funny. I could not find a link on the newspaper's website. Here is a similar story on a tv station's website. (yeah, it is political, I thought it was funny. If you don't like that I posted it, just go to the next room)
The Donald Trump (Republican Party): Ham & Bologna, layers of American cheese, hard-boiled egg, huge onion slices, lathered w/apricot mustard on white bread, cut in quarters.
Rationale: "Everyone knows he’s a ham and many think he’s full of baloney. Naturally, the cheese is American and piled on high! Eggs are fitting because they’re an object you can throw at people that hurt when hit and quite often cause serious damage. Onion slices are an obvious topping because they leave a bad taste in your mouth. Apricot Mustard is the condiment that most closely matches his skin color. White bread most closely represents his core constituency. Cutting it in quarters makes it easier to eat with a knife and fork—as we expect Donald would."
The Hillary Clinton (Democratic Party): Slow-roasted Turkey, Swiss cheese, tomatoes, mixed greens, blue cheese dressing on marble rye, cut in triangle-shaped thirds.
Rationale: "As Donald would say, 'most people would say' she is a turkey and has been slowly roasted--for more than 25 years! Since it appears there are always holes in her arguments and explanations, Swiss is the best cheese selection. Tomatoes are a great topping because the Clintons have been lobbing them at their opponents for years. Mixed greens seem a logical choice because many feel her winning would be a real mixed bag. Blue cheese dressing is something you either love or hate and for many is an acquired taste—like this candidate! And like Hillary, Marble Rye is a bread that is trying to cater to a few different groups. The Clintons are infamous for triangulating just about every position."
The Jill Stein (Green Party): A large leafy green salad, variety of veggies, choice of dressing on a non-disposable plate or in a 100% recyclable container
Rationale: "This choice is Green on so many fronts, it’s crazy! From the colors, to the all-natural components, to the eco-friendly service ware, everything just feels right. NOTE: Please forgive us if we give you a plastic fork and paper napkin with this meal."
Rationale: "Since they (Libertarians) don’t want anyone telling them what to do with their lives, they can pretty much pick and choose whatever goes on THEIR sandwich. Naturally, it is not sliced, in the purest of forms."