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#16 taion

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 01:01 AM

Have you seen this McDonald's ad? I sort of love it.



(I typoed that second sentence as "I sort of live it" at first. That is also a true statement.)
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#17 joethefoodie

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 06:05 PM

My coffees showed up yesterday , not quite the 5 days after roasting I was hoping for.

 

I'm pretty sure the delays happen on this side of the ocean, however, since it appears as if it was shipped within a day of roasting.



#18 Sneakeater

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 10:36 PM

Mine came a few days ago.
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#19 taion

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 11:02 PM

Customs perhaps?

Given that he nitrogen flushes, it really doesn't matter that much for staleness.
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Posted 11 March 2017 - 11:06 PM

iirc, roasted coffee beans are sometimes used to camouflage the scent from various illegal substances.

#21 Sneakeater

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 03:53 PM

Yeah, customs into Brooklyn is probably much easier than into the Lower East Side.


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#22 joethefoodie

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 10:53 AM

Yeah, customs into Brooklyn is probably much easier than into the Lower East Side.

 

You ought to see the postal workers that deliver to our buildings. We have regular guy, who appears to work maybe 3-4 days a week. The rest of the time, it's various people who look like they came right out of a Fellini casting call. And I think on Saturdays, they just don't bother at all.



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Posted 24 March 2017 - 05:37 AM

I think the Hunkute (from Ethiopia) is terrific.


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#24 joethefoodie

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 11:48 AM

I think the Hunkute (from Ethiopia) is terrific.

I'm enjoying a cup of it right now...I actually like it more now than when I first opened the bag.



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Posted 24 March 2017 - 12:38 PM

Ok, so I'm going to go really off-topic here (but maybe not that much)...

 

Last night I was reading about Arthur Rimbaud, because it was revealed that Patti Smith (whom I had seen the night before at the Morgan Library) had recently purchased Rimbaud's childhood home, to keep it from falling into further disrepair.

 

So? Well, it turns out that Rimbaud was, well:

 

He was, in fact, a pioneer in the business, the first European to oversee the export of the celebrated coffee of Harar from the country where coffee was born. He was only the third European ever to set foot in the city, and the first to do business there. How his life swung from the sublime to the commercial is one of the most perplexing mysteries in the history of modern literature.



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Posted 24 March 2017 - 03:38 PM

 

I think the Hunkute (from Ethiopia) is terrific.

I'm enjoying a cup of it right now...I actually like it more now than when I first opened the bag.

 

The sometimes disconnect of flavor and freshness of bean is a whole other subject of conversation.     


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#27 taion

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 11:42 PM

Good beans should in general be allowed to rest for a week or two before use.
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#28 Sneakeater

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 03:29 PM

So why was everyone hocking my chainik about getting coffee sent from Norway?


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#29 joethefoodie

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 04:56 PM

I apologize to your chainik.



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Posted 25 March 2017 - 07:40 PM

So why was everyone hocking my chainik about getting coffee sent from Norway?

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