Thankful Tuesday

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Thankful Tuesday
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Tue, 11-26-2013 - 5:59am

What was the last thing you said thank you for/who was the last person you thanked?

Who was the last person that said thank you to you?

What are you making for Thanksgiving? 

Bonus:  Do you shop on Black Friday?  Any favorite stops? 

 

 

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Registered: 11-26-2013
Wed, 11-27-2013 - 10:11am

We don't drink coffee but always have some in the freezer ready for guests who want some.

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Wed, 11-27-2013 - 10:06am
We keep the beans in the freezer, but I am allowed to take the next day's beans out before I go to bed at night so they will be room temperature for grinding. @@
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Wed, 11-27-2013 - 9:54am
"Coffee loses it's aroma if it sits in a the basket overnight.. That's your experience? Sounds like cheap coffee to me." ----- LOL, no, it is not cheap coffee. I learned it in one of the restaurants where I worked. The owner strictly forbade having filled baskets of coffee sitting there. They had to be filled immediately before brewing and the coffee was always kept in the fridge. I do the same.
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Wed, 11-27-2013 - 8:44am

Agreed.  I think - I don't drink coffee.   But even a non-coffee drinker can see the difference between grounds sitting open in a basket in a home-maching and grounds sealed in a k-cup or a pouch.

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Wed, 11-27-2013 - 8:32am
Obviously vacuum packing is going to cut down on the amount of oxidation that can take place over time. But nobody pretends that coffee ground a week ago tastes as fresh and is as aromatic as coffee ground an hour ago, no matter how it's packaged. That's just silly.
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Wed, 11-27-2013 - 8:28am

Kcups, coffess in packets in hotels, etc aren't OPEN.  They are sealed, so they're not (potentially) losing their aroma.  Coffee grounds sitting open, overnight, in a basket (potentially) could.

 

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Wed, 11-27-2013 - 8:13am
"Yah, that one was news to me too. And I'm betting to Keurig, all of its many, many customers over the years, all hotel chains, cruise ship lines... " Really? How can this be news? You know that fresh smell when you open a bag of freshly roast coffee beans? That would be flavor leaving the coffee. And as soon as you grind, it's going to start oxidizing faster, because there is more surface area to oxidize. This is not rocket science. The question for me is whether the average person can tell the difference just eight hours or so later. I would guess not, in a blind taste test. I know I can tell the difference 36 hours later.
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Wed, 11-27-2013 - 8:03am

"Coffee loses it's aroma if it sits in a the basket overnight.. That's your experience? Sounds like cheap coffee to me."

Nah, I think it's pretty much how chemistry works.

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Wed, 11-27-2013 - 7:51am

jamblessedthree wrote:
Coffee loses it's aroma if it sits in a the basket overnight.. That's your experience? Sounds like cheap coffee to me.

Yah, that one was news to me too.  And I'm betting to Keurig, all of its many, many customers over the years, all hotel chains, cruise ship lines...  Wink

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Registered: 09-01-2002
Wed, 11-27-2013 - 7:50am

jamblessedthree wrote:
What is Thanksgiving with no pie? J/K. Corn pudding sounds really good, My sister makes a great corn casserole.

That sounds delish.  And we always have a pie here too. 

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