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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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 - 8:44am

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

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Wed, 11-27-2013 - 10:16am

It seems kinda weird not to have pie, but it just didn't make sense this time around.  I consider pumpkin to be an inedible substance, and always have sweet potatoes with TG dinner, so I usually end up with the pies I really like (as in, enough to make) which are either raspberry, blackberry or lemon chess.  My brother and his SO are going to be our only guests this year ... one is allergic to both raspberries and blackberries, and the other isn't into pie at all, so I just nixed the pie idea altogether.  


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Wed, 11-27-2013 - 10:19am
Bord, I keep the long-term supply in the freezer (we usually get 3 lbs at a time), but keep a small can in the fridge. The can is refilled from the freezer supply.
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Wed, 11-27-2013 - 10:39am

savcal2011 wrote:
<p>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.</p><p> </p>

In my experience, most hotels and restaurants use packets of coffee, a packet is enough for one pot, that way they don't lose the flavor.  

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Wed, 11-27-2013 - 10:40am

rollmops2009 wrote:
"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.

Same for all the couple of different restaurants I worked in over the years.

PumpkinAngel

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