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Message 1934269 - Posted: 7 May 2018, 20:31:14 UTC - in response to Message 1934268.  

I LOVE coffee ice cream.

Finally a kindred spirit! If you have a Trader Joe's in your area, I highly recommend their coffee ice cream.
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Message 1934271 - Posted: 7 May 2018, 20:37:47 UTC

First thing in the morning - a double espresso
During the rest of the day a series of mugs of strong black Americano, with the last one at about 4pm. The coffee is interspersed with pints of water.
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Message 1934273 - Posted: 7 May 2018, 20:40:27 UTC - in response to Message 1934271.  

I should be more adventurous when I go in coffee shops, but I always feel a little intimidated looking at the menu boards, and end up just asking for a small coffee.
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Message 1934276 - Posted: 7 May 2018, 20:47:17 UTC

That's very dangerous in some parts of Italy where a "small coffee" equates to an espresso and a glass of water, delivered with a look of total disgust and pity
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Message 1934277 - Posted: 7 May 2018, 20:53:11 UTC

Salting coffee is said to remove some of the bitterness from it.

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Message 1934280 - Posted: 7 May 2018, 21:07:44 UTC - in response to Message 1934273.  
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I should be more adventurous when I go in coffee shops, but I always feel a little intimidated looking at the menu boards, and end up just asking for a small coffee.
I know the feeling.
Many coffe shops now have a person called a "Barista" instead of a "Person who serve coffe" :)
"What will you have?" the "Barista" ask whereas the "Person who serve coffe" just serve.
The variants of coffe servings are endless!
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Message 1934301 - Posted: 8 May 2018, 0:28:25 UTC - in response to Message 1934276.  

When in Venice--go to LIDO and order a double (Un caffé doppio ). It can be served with lemon and is good after dinner in the evening. For breakfast, the Italians serve a large muddy cup of coffee with milk that is perfect with the morning meal.
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Message 1934309 - Posted: 8 May 2018, 1:20:19 UTC
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There's a ground coffee made with chicory that I like. It gives it kind of a richer earthy flavor.

I do like tea, occasionally, but I think I prefer iced to hot. Chai is good, but I'm not sure if it's considered a tea.
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Message 1934315 - Posted: 8 May 2018, 2:35:49 UTC - in response to Message 1934309.  

Chai is the Persian (Farsi) word for tea. I think it refers to China. The word for orange is portugal which is where the oranges in Iran came from. The word for gum was "Adahms"i am sure was for adams chewing gum.

Their tea had a good dose of Bergamot and was akin to a good Earl Grey tea. The tea boys would serve tea three times a day. I preferred a large glass--so they called it Chai-eTorki (Turkish tea) apparently thats the way they liked their tea in Turkey. I also liked dark color in my tea --"por rangi) i.e. full of color.
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Message 1934330 - Posted: 8 May 2018, 4:44:06 UTC

I remember my great aunt making this type of coffee for large family gatherings.

Scandinavian egg coffee is a traditional brewing method originally popular in Sweden and Norway, now also common in parts of the American Midwest. The technique (which is sometimes lovingly referred to as "Church Basement Coffee," since the vast amount you can brew of the stuff at once is perfect for Sunday gatherings) calls for a whole raw egg to be mixed with the coffee grounds before adding them to boiling water.

The idea is that the egg clarifies the coffee, creating a perfect separation between the grounds and the water used to extract them.

...The resulting pot is a beautiful golden-amber color, remarkably free of cloudiness or sediment. But it both smells and tastes, well, exactly like something you'd get in a church basement after a rousing game of Bingo.

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Message 1934337 - Posted: 8 May 2018, 6:01:48 UTC

The hand-crafted cartoon is so cute!!!

Thanks, WR, for sharing that with us.
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Message 1934369 - Posted: 8 May 2018, 11:21:40 UTC - in response to Message 1934330.  
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Never heard of Scandinavian egg coffee.
I saw on Google it's also called "Lutheran Latte" in the US :)

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Sweden gave coffee the ax in 1746. The government also banned “coffee paraphernalia”—with cops confiscating cups and dishes. King Gustav III even ordered convicted murderers to drink coffee while doctors monitored how long the cups of joe took to kill them, which was great for convicts and boring for the doctors.
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Message 1934449 - Posted: 8 May 2018, 23:40:11 UTC - in response to Message 1934369.  

btw.
Sweden gave coffee the ax in 1746. The government also banned “coffee paraphernalia”—with cops confiscating cups and dishes. King Gustav III even ordered convicted murderers to drink coffee while doctors monitored how long the cups of joe took to kill them, which was great for convicts and boring for the doctors.

What was the reason for the prohibition, and when did they lift the ban?
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Message 1934468 - Posted: 9 May 2018, 0:48:55 UTC - in response to Message 1934337.  

Thank you Angela. I appreciate your kudos.
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Message 1934544 - Posted: 9 May 2018, 9:43:17 UTC - in response to Message 1934449.  

The short story:)

In 1746, Collegium Medicum issued an announcement describing the abuse and abundance of tea and coffee drinking. The following year there was a consumption tax on coffee and tea. Different classes received different taxes from 2-12 riksdaler. In 1756, the farmers in the Riksdag passed a coffee ban (as revenge on nobility and burgesses because the farmers could not make their own liquor tax-free). The coffee ban was in use until 1769 when coffee was re-introduced into the country against a customs duty. Throughout this period, coffee was smuggled into the country.

In 1794 the coffee was banned again, but the dissatisfaction among the population was so great that coffee again became available free without regulation in 1796. 1799-1802 and 1817-1822 were also periods when the coffee was forbidden. The reason for the banning of the coffee was, among other things, due to the fact that it was considered a luxury article, a foreign abundance that made money flow out of the country.
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Message 1934564 - Posted: 9 May 2018, 13:05:03 UTC

Nestle', a big Swiss company, has acquired the right to sell Starbucks coffee. Starbucks is opening a coffee house in Piazza del Duomo, Milano. I drink Illy coffee from Trieste.
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Message 1934661 - Posted: 9 May 2018, 15:59:36 UTC

If I could travel back in time, one stop I would make is to a chocolate house in London to try what they considered hot chocolate back then.
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Message 1934664 - Posted: 9 May 2018, 16:33:00 UTC - in response to Message 1934084.  

I've never bought coffee outside, but enjoy this with a little bit of full cream milk..

Yummy..

Nice, you should try it with a mug full of hot (not boiled) milk.
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Message 1934678 - Posted: 9 May 2018, 17:50:45 UTC - in response to Message 1934664.  
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I've never bought coffee outside, but enjoy this with a little bit of full cream milk..

Yummy..

Nice, you should try it with a mug full of hot (not boiled) milk.


I do.. it's devine :)

Though prefer boiled water during the Summer months..
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Message 1934681 - Posted: 9 May 2018, 18:02:33 UTC - in response to Message 1934678.  

Isn't it :-)
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