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David (saltas)

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Yeah last time I mentioned that Macca's drive thru coffee was OK in this thread there was a riot :) It's got a LOT LOT worse since then though. It used to be OK at our local Maccas. Now it is absolute filth.
See Matt was trolling his own thread, he knew there would at least be a riot
 

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See Matt was trolling his own thread, he knew there would at least be a riot
What you on about? I don't live under a bridge?

Troll Dolls are awesome though...

Oh hang on a minute, some chainsaw stuff from today...

Decided to thread a tree between some Persimmons...



Sort of ended up where I wanted it. No Persimmons were harmed in the making of these photos...



However I did completely flatten one poor Persimmon tree today with a very large Casuarina with a side lean. I actually expected to hit it and the poor thing was smashed down to ground level :D
Got some good video too but won't be able to get it up till the end of the week as I'm away and it's probably a day of uploading...
 
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and now, back to coffee.

When I lived in Idaho, a guy moved to town who had grown up on a coffee plantation in Africa and opened a coffee shop where he did all of his own roasting. His distaste for Starbuck's was strong! The Starbuck's taste that they have convinced Americans is good is from them burning their beans because they roast in such large batches.

So, I only make me own and speaking of which, my coffee is ready.
 
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and now, back to coffee.

When I lived in Idaho, a guy moved to town who had grown up on a coffee plantation in Africa and opened a coffee shop where he did all of his own roasting. His distaste for Starbuck's was strong! The Starbuck's taste that they have convinced Americans is good is from them burning their beans because they roast in such large batches.

So, I only make me own and speaking of which, my coffee is ready.


Where abouts in ID?


Some of the best coffee I ever savored has been from small shops in Idaho that roast their own beans. Nothing I've had in Seattle or Portland or San Fran comes close the full, rich flavors at those small shops in ID.



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Matt, missed your comments about the coffee pooping animals. In South America I think they are recovered from goat droppings. A mate of mine re-visited Viet Nam after 40 years and the Vietnamese had coffee beans that were 'dropped' by another animal. Anyway, he brought me back a small bag to try.

I think it may have had a smoother taste, but I didn't have the 'un-pooped' beans to compare them to.

I think I will just ferment them for a couple of weeks in the shed.
 
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Coeur d'Alene


I've got to do more looking around in that part of the state. Beautiful up there, business just doesn't take me there often enough, so I guess I'll have to go on vacation or something.:msp_wink:



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Coffea arabica......robusta are cheap and used to cut the price by blending.

Localy coffee dominion (local boutique roaster) are the source of the best beans.

I plan to use the dry prepossessing of the beans then remove the pulp roast etc.

Like terry said I think I will be drinking some ordinary stuff befor I put anyone outa bussiness.

Kopi Luwak is too vairable as you have no idea which trees the civets have been feeding and can be arabica, robusta, liberica, excelsa or other beans eaten by the civets

Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee is one of the more expensive but consistent
I like cats.

I don't like coffee.

I think I would hate cat ###t coffee.
 
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Some of us don't have all day to laze around with their favourite baristas Rick :D
I don't, I just sleep with her :laugh:



Rick's gay barista comment a while back should be harder to shake off Al :D
True, true...I nearly dropped a reference about his "mate" earlier when the opportunity arose but didn't get around to it.
Haven't seen him for a while, but he does make a mean brew.
 
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Those casuarinas sure are paying the bills! How long has that job been going now?

As for coffee, I can't get over that even a cup of bog standard flat white is like $3.20 in Oz...even gas station coffee in BDA is only $1.50!

So far in Tassie, the best cup of coffee on the road is at a truck stop halfway between Ross and Launceston at Epping Forest...I like it strong, not flimsy coffe coloured hot water. They also do an awesome egg, bacon and cheese on a roll!

The 260 is going great guns...thanks again Matt!
 
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Cool, we were there last year. I never went to any coffee shops though.

We did a trip to Silverwood Theme park.

I've got to do more looking around in that part of the state. Beautiful up there, business just doesn't take me there often enough, so I guess I'll have to go on vacation or something.:msp_wink:



Mr. HE:cool:
It is very beautiful and I do miss it. Was hoping to make it out there this year to see our friends out there but it didn't work out.
 
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