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Violins have names?
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Fiddlerman said
I never named mine. Maybe I should.

You could name them after things in the IKEA catalogue. Your wife may find it amusing!

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GregW said
for me

1.my fiddle

2. the udder fiddle

  

See what I did there? Is that any relation to cows on that second one?? I know I'm milking this but someone had to say it. I know you aren't of the herd mentality.drummerfacepalm

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starise said

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for me

1.my fiddle

2. the udder fiddle

  

See what I did there? Is that any relation to cows on that second one?? I know I'm milking this but someone had to say it. I know you aren't of the herd mentality.drummerfacepalm

  

I think you can only call it that if the Udder Fiddle is a Holstein.

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Boom tish!

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Irv said
@starise .  I am interested in how you roast coffee in a bread maker.  I have used a hot air popcorn popper with success, but it is difficult to get green decaffeinated coffee beans.

I generally call my violins cheap, cheaper and cheapest.  

We roast coffee at Fiddlershop and have done so for 3 years. I myself have been doing it for about 20 years. I LOVE fresh roasted and ground coffee. Your comment is way too entertaining for me. LOL

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for me

1.my fiddle

2. the other fiddle

I love it. Similar to my names. I guess your imagination is about on par with mine. 😁

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I suppose the names could be "the soloist" and "my first violin"   or the student fiddle or my 1st violin.  depends on how specific I need be.  haven't felt the urge to give them names though.  maybe old scratch for whichever one is being played.

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Sasha said

starise said

GregW said

for me

1.my fiddle

2. the udder fiddle

  

See what I did there? Is that any relation to cows on that second one?? I know I'm milking this but someone had to say it. I know you aren't of the herd mentality.drummerfacepalm

  

I think you can only call it that if the Udder Fiddle is a Holstein.

  

Good one! I guess it isn't anything to have a cow over. facepalm I guess I had better be Moooooooooooving along here

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I used to grind my own coffee, but I like it high roast, so it has to be roasted in a factory. But grinding it was so messy that I gave up.

I buy good coffee mail order ready ground for cafetiere (aka French press), 6LB at a time to get a bulk discount and free shipping, and I keep it in the freezer so that it stays fresh.

I also like Charalambous Greek coffee. This needs to be so finely ground that shops can't grind it for you: you buy it in plastic bags from continental delicatessens, and it is ground in a factory.

As I type this I realise I have no idea what thread I am "contributing" to, lol! coffee

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my coffee is in plastic cups also!  cool.  I named it Keurig.. 

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Gordon Shumway said
I used to grind my own coffee, but I like it high roast, so it has to be roasted in a factory. But grinding it was so messy that I gave up.

I buy good coffee mail order ready ground for cafetiere (aka French press), 6LB at a time to get a bulk discount and free shipping, and I keep it in the freezer so that it stays fresh.

I also like Charalambous Greek coffee. This needs to be so finely ground that shops can't grind it for you: you buy it in plastic bags from continental delicatessens, and it is ground in a factory.

As I type this I realise I have no idea what thread I am "contributing" to, lol! coffee

  

Interesting. I developed my taste as an early morning worker who had a cup in the morning. Still do. The grind the C-store used was some of the best coffee I have ever tasted. They have since changed their "recipe" and the coffee isn't as good...I guess that's what got me hooked or interested in coffee. I was contemplating it as a side gig. Priced coffee roasters, labor etc.. Like so many things the returns weren't really worth the efforts, at least at that level. "If" I already owned an establishment, then maybe.

I almost bought a  commercial roaster. I won the bid on it, but the seller had the option to sell it locally which they already did before I won the bid. Probably for the best. Would make a nice retirement gig though. I have a spare grill which makes an excellent roaster for the small guy if you buy the canister and rotisserie. I like the pro roasters though because you can profile the roasts, they are more automated.Anyone with some fabrication skills who knows controls could build a decent one. I don't have a big enough shop to do that.

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my coffee is in plastic cups also!  cool.  I named it Keurig.. 

  

@GregW- lol.

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starise said

Interesting. I developed my taste as an early morning worker who had a cup in the morning. Still do. 

Yeah, for 30 or more years I've liked to drink a large, very strong coffee in the morning and tea in the afternoon. If I'm at Starbucks in the afternoon, I drink a flat white, but it's so weak I don't even need sugar in it, lol!

Once I had such a long bout of insomnia that I got up one morning and absent-mindedly made a cup of tea instead of coffee. It tasted like dishwater, lol!

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That's funny Gordon.

I like tea as well, but don't drink it as often. Odd that you mentioned this and I had a cup of tea last night. The first time in recent memory.

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I also like Charalambous Greek coffee. This needs to be so finely ground that shops can't grind it for you: you buy it in plastic bags from continental delicatessens, and it is ground in a factory.

  

Is this what the Greeks use to make Καφές τουρκικά (Turkish coffee)? It's a favourite style for me.

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Peter said

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I also like Charalambous Greek coffee. This needs to be so finely ground that shops can't grind it for you: you buy it in plastic bags from continental delicatessens, and it is ground in a factory.

  

Is this what the Greeks use to make Καφές τουρκικά (Turkish coffee)? It's a favourite style for me.

  

It's what they might use to make Καφές. I'd be very surprised indeed if they added the τουρκικά! I see it's Cypriot too. A cheaper brand, which I don't like but is far more common, is called Bravo.

Occasionally people go into a coffee shop and ask for espresso pulverised for a Greek coffee pot, but this is to err in two ways. As I said, it won't be finely ground enough, and Greek coffee is also a lighter roast than espresso.

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I don't roast my own coffee for perhaps the opposite reason: I prefer very light roasts, just past first crack. That's hard to do well without commercial roasting equipment, because of the level of control required to both fully roast the beans and avoid having the roast stall out during first crack, and even most specialty roasters aren't consistently good at it. Fortunately, one of the best roasters in the nation is just down the street.

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I must admit that I have a hard time hearing the first crack as well.
Now a days I go after time and temperature.

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Folgers anyone. coffee2

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Mark said
Folgers anyone. coffee2

  

If I must, and with plenty of cream and sugar. I'm not getting out of bed in the morning without coffee, so I will drink whatever coffee is available.

I take my coffee black if it's high-quality light or medium roast, with cream if it's high-quality dark roast or any mid-level specialty coffee (e.g. Starbucks or Peet's except for their Reserve coffees), and with cream and sugar if it's commodity coffee.

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Guess I'm just a Plain Jane. My favorite is good ole Eight O'Clock Coffee created by The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (later known as A & P for those of you who remember their super markets) in 1859, although I usually have it at 3 a.m. when I get up. My favorite is the Colombian Peaks. I make two cups in my little 4 cup Mr. Coffee Machine and drink it with half and half, no sugar. Two cups every morning.

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25 cents a pound when it first came out. Now, it runs about $8.50 a pound.

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And, that is my only coffee interest. coffee2

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