Knives and Coffee

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by SpeedSelf4, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Drank too much regular coffee today, got heartburn this evening. Had hot in the morning and then iced late in afternoon ......maybe need to go back to decaf. I finally found Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee, I think it comes in decaf.
     
  2. craytab

    craytab

    Jan 26, 2012
    Does decaf help you with heartburn? In my experience, caffeine or no, heartburn is the same.
     
  3. Steel_Addiction

    Steel_Addiction Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2011
    Huh yeah thats interesting...i havent tried decaf but im limited to two 16 oz mugs a day one in the morning and one around 2 otherwise the burn is bad.

    I should try decaf...

    I have found that arabica beans in a dark roast helps. Cheap blended coffee forget about it, the fire starts after one cup.
     
  4. craytab

    craytab

    Jan 26, 2012
    During the summer, @Dcdavis and I did some cold brewing. Supposedly it reduces bitterness, acid I would assume, so you might give that a try. Not sure it really makes a difference in heartburn as I don't have much of that anymore (but I had it a lot years back so I know the feeling). In a 27 (or so) ounce container I mix 1/2 (or so) ground coffee with hot tap water and let it sit in the fridge for at least 15 hours but not more than 24 (17 seemed about right). Once filtered you can heat it up or drink it cold.

    And some pics where I'm sure I was cold brewing:

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  5. Steel_Addiction

    Steel_Addiction Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2011
    I do cold brew as well in the summer but do one hot mug in the morn to get going and the cold brew in the afternoon...i never thought of heating up the cold brew in the winter.

    Ive got one of those large mason jar systems with a ss filter that brews in the fridge overnight.

    I never have any luck with reheating hot brewed coffee. Always taste like dog tail. I will give the cold brew a mic and see.

    Thanks!
     
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  6. Dcdavis

    Dcdavis Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2018
    I can guarantee I’ll do cold brew again next summer. I really liked it
     
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  7. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Interesting about the cold brew to reduce bitterness, I guess it reduces the acidity? It may be the caffeine mixed with some foods might have been the cause of the heartburn, after all, I had a WAWA Turkey Bowl with sweet potatoes, stuffing, turkey and cranberry. Yeah, that mixed with the iced coffee may have done it. On another thought, I wanted some other opinions on what I heard, that light roasted coffee like in breakfast blend actually has more caffeine than a darker roast. Opinions? Thanks.
     
  8. dannyp

    dannyp Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    Yes, cold brew has less acidity. I think another reason there is less bitterness is because it's harder to over extract with cold brew. Over extraction will cause a more bitter flavor.

    Darker roasts have less caffeine, but I'm not sure if it's enough to be noticeable given the same type of coffee. I think the amount of caffeine is more dependent on the type of coffee that you start with before roasting.
     
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  9. strategy9

    strategy9 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2015
    Morning Joe with a morning Bo
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  10. craytab

    craytab

    Jan 26, 2012
    Sounds like you have it covered! Not sure about the taste of refried, but I'm a bad judge on coffee taste as I mostly drink the same medium roast Colombian Starbucks every day.

    Me too. I still do a batch every week or so and keep it ready to drink in the fridge in case I don't have time to brew any. Just a quick gulp or two and out the door!

    Gotta have a WaWa! People outside of our area don't know the greatness.

    Yes, dark roasts have slightly less caffeine. Where it becomes noticeable is when you are measuring your grounds by volume (scoops) rather than weight. Lighter roasts are more dense and thus weigh more, so if you measure by a scoop, the lighter roast will actually weigh more and thus have more caffeine. Hopefully I explained that right, the concept is a little confusing because it is counter intuitive since the darker roasts taste like they should have more caffeine.

    Interesting on the over extraction, thanks. You can get that bitterness in cold brew if you leave it too long so that makes sense. I've found 15-17 hours to be just right.
     
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  11. Monofletch

    Monofletch Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    My son sent me some coffee. This is the only knife that seemed worthy too be I the same pic!



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  12. Dcdavis

    Dcdavis Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2018
    15-17 is right where I found it to be the best for me as well. 18 at the most
     
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  13. PiterM

    PiterM

    Mar 27, 2000
    Evening coffee in progress...

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  14. craytab

    craytab

    Jan 26, 2012
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  15. Dcdavis

    Dcdavis Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2018
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  17. Zephyr One/Zero

    Zephyr One/Zero

    May 13, 2007
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  18. Barman1

    Barman1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 21, 2013
    $1.50!
    I'll take it.:thumbsup:;):D

    Nice combo with the mug.
     
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  19. Monofletch

    Monofletch Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    My favorite pic!!
     
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