Coffee drinks...

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by Carol In WI, Mar 26, 2005.

  1. Dee Randall

    Dee Randall Guest

    "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Dee Randall wrote:
    >
    >> Years ago I had an expresso machine with a steamer, but it went by the
    >> wayside somewhere in many moves. Your idea makes sense to me; and as I
    >> have on hand from making a Tiramasu a couple of weeks ago a 250g can of
    >> "Authentic Italian Espresso Coffee" "Caffe Kimo" "Expresso Napoletano" I
    >> am going to make 4 cups of coffee using 12 scoops of coffee (triple what
    >> I usually use). I will use some of this for a cuppa now and store the
    >> rest in the refrigerator as you suggested; but do you think that I should
    >> make a total of 4 cups, or is that too much to store, depending if I have
    >> a couple of cups per day.
    >> Thanks.
    >> Awaiting your answer --
    >> smacking lips,
    >> Dee

    > I brew very strong coffee and store it in a glass bottle in the fridge,
    > finishing the last of it ca 3 days later. It keeps perfectly well.
    >

    I made 4 cups of coffee (registered on the coffee maker, but it was actually
    only 2-1/2 measured cups). I measured & used 12 Tablespoons of espresso.
    Sorry to say, we drank it up and there were no left overs. But I will try
    for it again in a larger amount for storage.
    Thanks again. It was good.
    Dee
     


  2. Dee Randall wrote:

    > Years ago I had an expresso machine with a steamer, but it went by

    the
    > wayside somewhere in many moves. Your idea makes sense to me; and as

    I have
    > on hand from making a Tiramasu a couple of weeks ago a 250g can of
    > "Authentic Italian Espresso Coffee" "Caffe Kimo" "Expresso

    Napoletano" I am
    > going to make 4 cups of coffee using 12 scoops of coffee (triple what

    I
    > usually use). I will use some of this for a cuppa now and store the

    rest in
    > the refrigerator as you suggested; but do you think that I should

    make a
    > total of 4 cups, or is that too much to store, depending if I have a

    couple
    > of cups per day.


    Shouldn't be any problem. It sounds like you'd finish the batch in 2-3
    days, and the coffee would be fine in that period. I've kept brewed
    coffee in the fridge up to 5 days and it's been unspoiled. Over 5 days
    would probably make me nervous, tho, even if there's no sign of
    spoilage. Three days sounds about right to also ensure that the coffee
    stays flavorful.

    Mac
     
  3. Nexis

    Nexis Guest

    "Carol In WI" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I've come across recipes to make your own cappacino's, etc, but they taste
    > cheap, I'd like to be able to come closer to the stuff you buy in the
    > stores. Any suggestions? Thanks, Carol In WI
    >


    What are you making them with? If you are a regular drinker, it's worth it,
    IMO, to invest in an espresso machine. After that, it's easy. If you like
    the flavored drinks get some syrups. Monin and DaVinci are good, not as
    sweet as Torani and such. Then it's just a matter of putting together the
    right amounts to make the drink you like.

    kimberly
    >
     
  4. jmcquown

    jmcquown Guest

    Jean B. wrote:
    > jmcquown wrote:
    >
    >> True, Wayne. Every time I think about someone chopping at a block
    >> of ice with an ice pick I think of an early Nichole Kidman film -
    >> Dead Calm. Chip at the ice to make lemonade and add something to
    >> knock out the madman - Billy Zane. Eeek!
    >>
    >> I don't frequent those coffee house places but that Starbuck's
    >> bottled Frappuchino is pretty good for a quick cold on-the-run
    >> coffee thing.
    >>
    >> Jill
    >>
    >>

    > Those are excruciatingly sweet though.


    True, and I drink my coffee straight most of the time. I add cream if I
    make iced coffee.

    Jill
     
  5. Dee Randall

    Dee Randall Guest

    "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Jean B. wrote:
    >> jmcquown wrote:
    >>
    >>> True, Wayne. Every time I think about someone chopping at a block
    >>> of ice with an ice pick I think of an early Nichole Kidman film -
    >>> Dead Calm. Chip at the ice to make lemonade and add something to
    >>> knock out the madman - Billy Zane. Eeek!
    >>>
    >>> I don't frequent those coffee house places but that Starbuck's
    >>> bottled Frappuchino is pretty good for a quick cold on-the-run
    >>> coffee thing.
    >>>
    >>> Jill
    >>>
    >>>

    >> Those are excruciatingly sweet though.

    >
    > True, and I drink my coffee straight most of the time. I add cream if I
    > make iced coffee.
    >
    > Jill
    >

    There is truly no accounting for the differences in our taste buds -- I
    drink my coffee always with cream, and iced coffee without.
    Dee
     
  6. Dee Randall

    Dee Randall Guest

    "Dee Randall" <deedoveyatshenteldotnet> wrote in message
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    >
    > "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >> Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >>> On Sat 26 Mar 2005 11:33:09p, jmcquown wrote in rec.food.cooking:
    >>>
    >>>> Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >>>>> On Sat 26 Mar 2005 10:40:19p, jmcquown wrote in rec.food.cooking:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> Ruddell wrote:
    >>>>>>> In <[email protected]> Sheldon
    >>>>>>> wrote:
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Carol In WI wrote:
    >>>>>>>>> I've come across recipes to make your own cappacino's, etc, but
    >>>>>>>>> they taste cheap, I'd like to be able to come closer to the
    >>>>>>>>> stuff you buy in the
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> stores. Any suggestions? Thanks, Carol In WI
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> http://www.manhattanspecial.com/movie.html
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Well I'll be darned. Amazing...is it good or just cool?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I don't think they knew what "cool" was 100 years ago. Except
    >>>>>> maybe for a chilled coffee drink ;)
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Jill
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Chilled coffee drinks probably were too common then, either.
    >>>>
    >>>> True. Ice had to be hauled up the river packed in sawdust. Room
    >>>> temp, more like.
    >>>>
    >>>> Jill
    >>>
    >>> I know my grandmother in MS had an ice box before 1910, but I doubt
    >>> they chipped away at the block of ice for beverages. It was much
    >>> important to keep the cream and milk cool.

    >>
    >> True, Wayne. Every time I think about someone chopping at a block of ice
    >> with an ice pick I think of an early Nichole Kidman film - Dead Calm.
    >> Chip
    >> at the ice to make lemonade and add something to knock out the madman -
    >> Billy Zane. Eeek!
    >>
    >> I don't frequent those coffee house places but that Starbuck's bottled
    >> Frappuchino is pretty good for a quick cold on-the-run coffee thing.
    >>
    >> Jill
    >>

    > BJ's has them $1 (maybe $1.50???) off until April 9 with their coupon
    > which you can pick up at the door.
    > Dee

    Ooops! Just found a coupon for Costco in my purse -- $4 off their regular
    price, with coupon 3-28 thru 4-3, for Starbuck Frappuccino Mocha or Variety
    Pack.
     
  7. Bob

    Bob Guest

    Petey the Wonder Dog replied to me:

    >> If you make the espresso
    >> first, it will cool significantly while you're making the frothed milk.
    >> By comparison, the milk will cool much less, and it takes a very short
    >> time to make the espresso in any case.

    >
    > Totally a matter of opinion. My Bezerra can froth 16 oz of milk in
    > moments.
    >
    > Espresso takes 30 seconds.
    >
    > Which one you do first matters not a whit for 99% of the cap lovin' world,
    > and I'd bet anything you couldn't tell the diff in a blind test.



    Okay. I was mainly responding to your earlier dogma: "A cappuccino is made
    by first making espresso. Then adding frothed (steamed) milk. There is NO
    other way."

    If you now say the two methods are equivalent, I see no reason to belabor
    the issue. I'm not persnickety about cappuccino in any case. Hell, I even
    like it cold.

    Bob
     
  8. Far as I can tell, someone wrote:
    >If you now say the two methods are equivalent, I see no reason to belabor
    >the issue. I'm not persnickety about cappuccino in any case. Hell, I even
    >like it cold.


    If you ever make it to Gulf Breeze Florida, stop in my shop and I'll make you one.
     
  9. Bob

    Bob Guest

    Petey the Wonder Dog wrote:

    >> I'm not persnickety about cappuccino in any case. Hell, I even
    >> like it cold.

    >
    > If you ever make it to Gulf Breeze Florida, stop in my shop and
    > I'll make you one.


    NOW you tell me! Just before last Halloween I drove from Stuart, FL, to New
    Orleans. I could have USED a cappuccino when I got to Pensacola!

    Bob
     
  10. Lena B Katz

    Lena B Katz Guest

    On Sun, 26 Mar 2005, -L. wrote:

    >
    > Carol In WI wrote:
    >> I've come across recipes to make your own cappacino's, etc, but they

    > taste
    >> cheap, I'd like to be able to come closer to the stuff you buy in the

    >
    >> stores. Any suggestions? Thanks, Carol In WI

    >
    > Buy an espresso/cappuccino machine?


    Buy a cheap Gaggia (we got our pair for about $400 dollars, and free
    shipping!). it's the artisan variety, which means that ours comes out
    better than it has any right to.

    BTW, does turkey grow/export coffee? what does it taste like?

    Steamed milk is my favorite coffee drink! (if it comes out of the
    espresso machine, that means it's still a coffee drink, right?)

    Lena
     
  11. Lena B Katz

    Lena B Katz Guest

    On Fri, 1 Apr 2005, Miche wrote:

    > In article
    > <[email protected]>,
    > Lena B Katz <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Steamed milk is my favorite coffee drink! (if it comes out of the
    >> espresso machine, that means it's still a coffee drink, right?)

    >
    > Try a shot of vanilla syrup in your steamed milk. Mmmmm.


    or... better yet, vanilla schnapps.

    lena
     
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