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kleinbl00  ·  384 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 5, 2017

Worked with a girl who added salt to the coffee "because that's what her dad did, he learned it in the navy." Salt in coffee is fucking disgusting. It's not that it brings "2/5" coffee to "3/5" it's that people who try this trick do not understand that the scale goes to 10 not 5 and holy shit, putting salt in it throws it off the scale entirely and puts it somewhere in that weird land where consomme and chicory lives.

cgod  ·  384 days ago  ·  link  ·  

If all you have is wickedly bitter coffee a tiny pinch of salt will ease the pain.

rd95  ·  384 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think I'll stick with bananas or a bit of black pepper for the moment then. No offense mk.

kleinbl00  ·  384 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Trader Joe's used to sell a christmas blend that was coffee, cloves, cinnamon, allspice and black pepper. It was fucking delicious. then they switched to ground, which allowed them to cut it with robusta, and now it tastes like Goodyear All Season radials.

ButterflyEffect  ·  384 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Amen. Once you switch a percentage to Robusta, you're fucked...Trader Joe's coffee quality has gone way downhill in the past year-ish (for their blends, single origin stuff is still pretty good).

kleinbl00  ·  384 days ago  ·  link  ·  


b_b  ·  384 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've only had chicory once, at an otherwise decent diner in Oklahoma City. I thought that someone pissed in my coffee or something. I was about to send it back when the Texan whom my buddy was dating chimed in with, "It's just chicory; it's good." Later that day, this girl would give an Uber driver 3 stars for being Mexican (she just "didn't like something about him"), just so we're clear about the type of person.

kleinbl00  ·  384 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've not had chicory. I'd like to try it some time. At the same time, I read somewhere that ground date seeds has been used as a coffee substitute in the past and lemme tell ya - that's a fail whale if ever there was one so I respect your opinion.