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How many of you are coffee addicts - fanatics?
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Fiddlerman
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February 17, 2011 - 6:44 pm
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Almost every orchestra I play in has coffee available to the musicians for the breaks.

Sometimes you hear musicians moaning, COFFEE COFFEE before they get their fix.

I am a super coffee nerd. I order green beans and roast my own from all my favorite coffee countries such as Ethiopia, Indonesia,¬†Papua New Guinea, Guatemala, etc. and grind the beans only right before I pull a shot with my ECM Giotto espresso machine ūüôā

I also have quite a few orchestra colleagues with the same interest. Is this more common among us fiddlers and fellow musicians? How much do you love coffee?

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BondLutherie
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Well, It all depends on how early I wake up lol. Actually, I love coffee at any time during the day, and in any way....black, with milk, rarely with milk and sugar. We have a place here called Java Jacks.. love thier coffee.. puts Starbucks to shame.. of course Starbucks is over-rated anyhow lol. I do love their pumpkin spice latte though, when they have it...

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Fiddlerman
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February 18, 2011 - 11:46 am
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I couldn't agree with you more about Starbucks. My wife and daughter love that Pumpkin Spice latte too. For me it is too sweet. Actually I try to avoid milk but a good Latte, Cappuccino or Macchiato is hard to resist. For me, always without sugar.

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CoffeeCoffeeCoffee! All coffee. I am definitely a coffee fiend. I need my daily fix, not so much for the caffeine effect... but it adds to it. Barnie's Santa's White Christmas is definitely a secret love of mine, lol.:-)

I've always wanted to roast my own coffee beans. Now that you mention it, I think I just might. Do you use one of those nifty roasters? Or a regular stovetop roaster? I'm curious about the outcomes of each.

 

Smile I like that we can add these little emoticons btw. haha

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I¬īm a coffe adict also. I live in Per√ļ, and Starbucks arrived here one year ago. I visit them not so frequently but may be once every 2 or 3 months. I have my capuccino machine also, and 2 months ago it broke, but I couldn¬īt wait for the time they suggested to repair it, so I disassembled it myself, found the defect and fixed it on the spot. ¬†Pierre, being so an specialist you should try peruvian coffe. I understand it is being exported, so it I guess it would be easy to get in your near market.

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Fiddlerman
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June 21, 2011 - 12:28 am
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I'll have to do that Jose. I only import green coffee to roast myself because I crave fresh, max 10 day old roast. Smile The green coffee could last many years if stored in a cool dry place.

My newest thing is using home made almond milk instead of real milk when I am having something other than espresso. I have learned some disturbing facts about what is found in milk. Obviously organic milk is better but I am still avoiding milk.Embarassed

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Fiddlerman said:

I'll have to do that Jose. I only import green coffee to roast myself because I crave fresh, max 10 day old roast. Smile The green coffee could last many years if stored in a cool dry place.

My newest thing is using home made almond milk instead of real milk when I am having something other than espresso. I have learned some disturbing facts about what is found in milk. Obviously organic milk is better but I am still avoiding milk.Embarassed

You'd be amazed. If you're interested, look this up. There is no such thing as lactose intolerance, only lactose tolerance. The human body is not made to digest cow's milk. In fact, the only milk humans should digest is milk produced by humans. However, the milk closest to that of a human is pig's milk. This is a debatable statement, but forums are good for that, right?

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Fiddlerman
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June 21, 2011 - 3:03 pm
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Right on KewKewKatchew. So you are in the club Wink

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Lol, awesome! Laugh

 

BTW, not sure if you know this or not, but you can actually make any sort of nut milk. It's done exactly the same way as almond milk. Try hazelnut milk. Seriously, it's delicious. & you can use the pulp from the nuts to make several different things. For example: flour or spreads for crackers... sort of like cheese. I'm a raw-foodie, definitely deep into the whole raw/fresh/organic/health food scene. I've got a few tricks up my sleeve.:-P

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Fiddlerman said:

My newest thing is using home made almond milk instead of real milk when I am having something other than espresso. I have learned some disturbing facts about what is found in milk. Obviously organic milk is better but I am still avoiding milk.Embarassed

Congratulations! It's absolutely appalling that it's considered a necessary "food group" in our culture when 75% of the world's population can't even digest it. 

 

I've stopped drinking coffee for the most part though, I don't like how it tastes with soy or almond milk and I don't like it black. I'm a tea person now. Sometimes I get Starbucks, but they only have sweetened vanilla soymilk. Yell

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Fiddlerman
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KewKewKatchew said:

BTW, not sure if you know this or not, but you can actually make any sort of nut milk. It's done exactly the same way as almond milk. Try hazelnut milk. Seriously, it's delicious. & you can use the pulp from the nuts to make several different things. For example: flour or spreads for crackers... sort of like cheese. I'm a raw-foodie, definitely deep into the whole raw/fresh/organic/health food scene. I've got a few tricks up my sleeve.:-P

 

LOL, yes I knew that. However, I didn't want to freak people out too much here. Embarassed I'm not a fanatic but I try to eat as much Raw Food as possible. Probably at around 70% now. Always looking for new recipes. Lot's of good stuff on http://livingtreecommunity.com/ I really want to get a dehydrator soon for the crackers and such.

For those of you who don't know what Raw Food means, heating your food removes the enzymes which you need to digest food and absorb nutrients. We are not talking about sushi.

@ Anathama - I don't blame you for switching. It's just not something that I want to give up right now. I'm even giving up cheese which was one of my favorite foods.

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Lol, understandable. Normally not a subject I bring up, but for someone who shows interest, I always find it good to mention. Proud of you - 70% is awesome! Thanks for the site, btw. I'll definitely be trying some of the recipes on there. Now, where's the "living coffee"? Frown

 

Looks like we not only have a violin community on here, but a raw food community, too! Haha ūüôā

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Ok lets see here. Military for 7 years and long haul truck driver for 20 years....hmm.... I think I can safely say I am an AVID coffee drinker. Would love to try fresh roasted fresh ground coffee but have a few things on my plate at the moment so I will wait. Personally I drink mine black with sugar no milk. Its nothing against milk as a whole its just I used to put it in my coffee untill one day at a truck stop the milk I put in my coffee was sour. Now I cant take it in my coffee anymore lol. Not sure if I should be worried but can anyone else drink an entire fresh pot of coffee then lay down and go to sleep or is that just me?

 As far as the raw food thing fresh veggies from a garden YES freshly harvested oysters Definatly. But the fish and shrimp I eat from the local fisherman here I am sorry I have to cook lol. But I have been told my rock shrimp alfredo is pretty good.Cool

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Lol. Yes, cook your meat! True raw food purists avoid meats altogether... I don't! I like meat and I like my meat/fish COOKED. Well, aside from the occasional sushi treat.:-)

 

Drinking an entire pot of coffee and going to sleep? I have a cousin who does it daily. I'm not sure of the health risks, but I sure know I can't! For me, a cup or two is fine if it's at least 2 hours before bed. If not, if I even attempt to sleep I'll just jitter in bed. LOL

 

 

PS: ¬†Fiddlerman, I think an emoticon like this ūüėõ definitely needs to be added, haha.

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Fiddlerman
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I'll look into adding smileys later. I like them too Embarassed

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Must have coffee, at all hours of the day and night. I am a lineman for a large investor owned utility in St. Louis. When we have thunderstorms, tornadoes, or ice storms, we will work 18 - 20 hours a day for as long as it take to repair the damage. This can go on for a couple weeks. You get no TV no newspaper, you don't see your kids, it is like living in a time warp. Work, eat, sleep.  I was in the Army and I learned there is no such thing as "bad coffee." Have you ever noticed someone walking around saying, "This coffee is horrible!" Yet they continue to drink it. I grew up in New England, we had Dunkin' Donuts everywhere. I know of one here in the St. Louis area! I buy ground Dunkin' Donuts coffee at the supermarket. I like the "Turbo" it has cappuccino in it, gives you a little kickstart. I drink mine with 1/2 and 1/2 and a couple sugars. I will drink coffee in any state, cold, warm, hot, super hot, iced, and when it freezes in the truck, I have even slid it out of the cup and licked it like a Popsicle.

 

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I too drink coffee almost anyway that it can be made. And after 7 years in the military I do have to ask one question. What is the "BAD" coffee that you speak of? I have never tasted it. I have had bad items put IN my coffee but to say your coffee is bad well thats ALMOST blasphemous. LOL. Worst I ever became for some good ole JOE was on convoy in Iraq. Got so bad I took the small packet of instant coffee from the M.R.E. pouch and put a pinch between cheek and gum. Not the best recipe but DEFINATLY effective for the caffine charge.

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Never did the Iraqi convoy, I was National Guard from 85 to 91 in a 3rd shop maintenance unit. We got a 90 day warning order for deployment to Desert Storm, congress changed the max allowable deployment for National Guard troops from 180 days to a year and we were thankfully knocked out of the rotation. Then the war ended without Saddam's head on a stick. I have, however, done the instant coffee "skoal" trick! With decaf Sanka. I cannot recommend it!

 

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KewKewKatchew said:

PS: ¬†Fiddlerman, I think an emoticon like this ūüėõ definitely needs to be added, haha.

Added a few smileys. I have tons so let me know which you guys want here afro
or don't want here. Going to sleep now cheers

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Did not get to touch my violin today.  cry I got called into work at 11:30 pm last night and I just got home a few minutes ago. I have been up for 41+ hours, just wanted to check in and say hi. Yes, I drank copious amounts of the dark liquid, had a 32 oz cup on the way home. I really wanted to play some today. I am working on the simple version of Amazing Grace. One of my favorite songs. It is a little tricky with the three note, two string slur. I don't know if I am phrasing that correctly, but it sounds right when I play it! Is the corded version a quantum leap more difficult or does it come together for a player without much hair pulling?

 

Dave

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