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Kyle

Imagine No Democrats
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in the old Rosenblatts grocery store on Kenilworth Avenue in what used to be called RIVERDALE you could grind your own sausage....of course some old drunk bastard minced his ring finger trying to grab his wedding band......some of that is made up...LOL
Damn. Never thought I'd ever see a reference to Riverdale on SOMD.
 

Monello

Awww, jeez
PREMO Member
in the old Rosenblatts grocery store on Kenilworth Avenue in what used to be called RIVERDALE you could grind your own sausage....of course some old drunk bastard minced his ring finger trying to grab his wedding band......some of that is made up...LOL
That is just absurd absurdity.
 

Grumpy

Well-Known Member
in the old Rosenblatts grocery store on Kenilworth Avenue in what used to be called RIVERDALE you could grind your own sausage....of course some old drunk bastard minced his ring finger trying to grab his wedding band......some of that is made up...LOL
Where was that?? I guess I am not as familiar with that area as I thought I was. Went thru there all the time back in the day. Was it in the shopping center with the Alamo?
 

Catman2

Member
Sam's Club took their grinders out of the coffee section and put it past the cashier. Dummies would grind a pound or two and just leave them.
 

GregV814

Active Member
Yes. There was stokes barbershop, a penn jersey , a liquor store, I’m talking late ‘50’s early 60’s. Across kenilworth was Scott Gas...it’s the strip north of the Alamo.
 

littlelady

God bless the USA
I just started shopping at HT. I have been shopping at Giant, forever. They crossed the line. When I checked out a week before Christmas, I noticed a $25 dollar gift card that I did not purchase. What the hell? I went to Customer Service, and the manager was giving me the 3rd degree. Like...is this your receipt, what did you purchase, when were you here? Really? Long story short, Giant refunded the 25. So, the cashier, obviously, did it thinking a customer with a big order wouldn’t notice. I always check my receipt, and more often than not, there are mistakes. That was the end all of end alls. HT where I live now (Olney) is a little gnarly to get to, but I will never shop at Giant again. And, I gave up on Safeway a long time ago. That is another story. Y’all don’t want to hear that one, but some of you know. Happy shopping. :smile:
 

Chris0nllyn

Well-Known Member
I'm not one to give two ####s about the coffee I drink. Is there really a difference in all the different beans/ground out there?
 

TCROW

Active Member
I'm not one to give two ####s about the coffee I drink. Is there really a difference in all the different beans/ground out there?
Very much so, to my tastes anyway.

But more important than the variety of beans is the brew method. Primarily pour over for me, with water just off the boil - about 200F. Also I only buy whole bean and grind myself.

Auto drip typically over extracts and makes the coffee bitter (think Starbucks). Percolators make nice coffee but the cleanup is tedious. Moka pots are nice too, I use one on occasion.

And never store any coffee in the fridge or freezer, which is what my mother always did. Condensation will form on the beans and leach out flavor compounds.
 

Chris0nllyn

Well-Known Member
Very much so, to my tastes anyway.

But more important than the variety of beans is the brew method. Primarily pour over for me, with water just off the boil - about 200F. Also I only buy whole bean and grind myself.

Auto drip typically over extracts and makes the coffee bitter (think Starbucks). Percolators make nice coffee but the cleanup is tedious. Moka pots are nice too, I use one on occasion.

And never store any coffee in the fridge or freezer, which is what my mother always did. Condensation will form on the beans and leach out flavor compounds.
You drink it black? I always just thought I can make my coffee taste however I wanted with creamer and sugar.
 

TCROW

Active Member
You drink it black? I always just thought I can make my coffee taste however I wanted with creamer and sugar.
Just black coffee for me. The only exception I make is if I’m out and get a cappuccino someplace I’ll add a touch of sugar. But that’s rare.
 

BernieP

Resident PIA
Very much so, to my tastes anyway.

But more important than the variety of beans is the brew method. Primarily pour over for me, with water just off the boil - about 200F. Also I only buy whole bean and grind myself.

Auto drip typically over extracts and makes the coffee bitter (think Starbucks). Percolators make nice coffee but the cleanup is tedious. Moka pots are nice too, I use one on occasion.

And never store any coffee in the fridge or freezer, which is what my mother always did. Condensation will form on the beans and leach out flavor compounds.
Over extraction is what you get when you use less coffee than required. Think, "I don't want my coffee that strong, so I use less".
It has nothing to do with the method. Percolators are probably the worst since they recycle the water over and over the grounds until you pull it off the fire - talk about over extraction.
The flavor and color come from two things, the type of bean and the roast. Darker the roast, the more the sugars are brought out - carmelization, and caffenie is removed.
Both where the bean is from (type) and quality are very important to the flavor profile.
Next up, the water. All the crap in the water is going into your cup of coffee, the filter is not fine enough to remove chemials that might spoil the tastes (think well water)
French press is a great way to make coffee, but use the proper grind. The finer the grind, the more surface area which means more flavor from your bean, but the fine grind is gong to escape the filter press in the french press.
 

vraiblonde

Board Mommy
Staff member
PREMO Member
I'm not one to give two ####s about the coffee I drink. Is there really a difference in all the different beans/ground out there?
I care very much about the coffee I drink, drink it black and unsullied, and also have a manual pourover coffeemaker. Different blends have different qualities, and I can bore you plenty with details. :lol:

I drink flavored coffees that have a hint of cinnamon or maple or pecan or whatever. They're not sweet, just a whisper of whatever it was flavored with in the roasting process.
 

BernieP

Resident PIA
You drink it black? I always just thought I can make my coffee taste however I wanted with creamer and sugar.
which is why people get fat amd gas station coffee is so popular. All that corn sweetner, sugar and such in the "creamer" is not good for you.
 

vraiblonde

Board Mommy
Staff member
PREMO Member
Neither is all the beer I drink.
:lol:

Monello isn't a coffee drinker either. He drinks hot tea and just admires the aroma of my coffee. I, on the other hand, can't think of a day in the last 40 years or so where I haven't had at least one cup of coffee.
 

TCROW

Active Member
:lol:

Monello isn't a coffee drinker either. He drinks hot tea and just admires the aroma of my coffee. I, on the other hand, can't think of a day in the last 40 years or so where I haven't had at least one cup of coffee.
Isn’t that weird? My wife LOVES the smell of coffee but abhors drinking it. I’ve never been able to wrap my head around that.
 
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