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    Among the coffee drinkers who have that magical morning cup, what are your coffee preferences? How do you make your coffee, French press? Filter Coffee? Espresso?

    Do you prefer a dark or more medium roast? Arabica? Single origin or a blend? I don't know if you can name brand preferences here...expat might blank it out but hope you will try.

    I ask because I'm in the coffee business and when I saw the comments about how folks start their day, I couldn't help wondering what coffee is preferred.

    I switch between buying whole beans and ground coffee. I buy all the different blends sold in Moscow to see what the coffee companies are up to. Demand for fresh roasted coffee is growing and soluble is flat, or in decline. So it is interesting times for coffee, although prices of green coffee are going through the roof.

    Lately, I've been making coffee cup by cup using a porcelain filter holder that is easy to clean unlike a plastic one that can retain the rancid taste of coffee brewed earlier. I am using a paper filter. A heaping tablespoon of ground coffee gives me the necessary in the morning. That's about 10 grams. I like my coffee with hot milk, sometimes a lot of it, sometimes not much, depending on how good the coffee is. Arabicas only, my favorite coffee is usually a blend. Single origins if it is Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, not Africa (too sweet) or Brazil (usually too commercial).

    I have an espresso maker and an automatic, making espresso's, lattes and so on. From time to time I use a French press. Or sometimes I just throw coffee into a cup and pour hot water over the top, let the grounds settle and drink it, as those who cup coffee for a living do. It's how many in Poland make coffee. I don't have a Nespresso type coffee maker. Wife is complaining, won't allow more coffee devices. Plus the Nespresso type capsules are expensive and wasteful.

    The blend I am drinking now is made by Jardin. It says Colombian Supremo on the pack but it tastes a bit commercial, doesn't have that full Supremo aroma I was hoping for. Looks to me as though Orimi, who roasts Jardin, slipped some lower grade arabica in there, maybe a Brazilian Santos, a good coffee but less aromatic. Saves costs.

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    Having spent most of my life in Belgium, inevitably my preference is for the blends that I drank there, not too dark. The one I've found that's closest to my tastes here in Russia is Paulig Classic. I'm not averse to other blends but not French Roast, way too bitter for me.
    I only make my coffee in the morning, two big mugs, black, about 25-30 grams of coffee in a filter machine with a paper filter.
    If we go out shopping, I'll take either a cappuccino or a flat white or in a a restaurant an espresso.
    When we lived in Belgium, usually for Christmas/New Year, we would buy Jamaican Blue Mountain as a special treat. The shop where we bought it ground the beans for us - no room in our kitchen for a grinder!

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    Xt-tsi, you may know my friend Gennady, he owns a coffee company that import coffee from Spain, you can get a free coffee maker if you buy your coffee only from him.
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    since i drink a lot of coffee, 6 or 7 MUGS a day and most of it cold, i make it that way when i was a kid my grandmother used to make it.
    one third real, freeze dried, soluble, coffee. though NOT NESCAFE they roast it to dark and it is bitter
    one third Chicory, whatever is in the shelves at AUCHAN.but nothing with berries or whatever else is added.
    one third barley ( ячмень )

    i mix everything together. more or less 100 gr of each. when i need it, 3 coffeespoons, 2 thirds of hot water.one htird milk.3 cubes sugar. It gives the taste of coffee that i want. but no heartburn or caffeine. not that the caffeine as such does bother me. but i just like the coffee like that.
    back home in Austria we also used Tize Gold Feigen Kaffee, whole figs dark roasted and pressed into cubes. gives a slight sweet flavor and a very nice dark brown color. This is not available in Russia...https://images.search.yahoo.com/sear...G&action=click
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedikt View Post
    since i drink a lot of coffee, 6 or 7 MUGS a day and most of it cold, i make it that way when i was a kid my grandmother used to make it.
    one third real, freeze dried, soluble, coffee. though NOT NESCAFE they roast it to dark and it is bitter
    one third Chicory, whatever is in the shelves at AUCHAN.but nothing with berries or whatever else is added.
    one third barley ( ячмень )

    i mix everything together. more or less 100 gr of each. when i need it, 3 coffeespoons, 2 thirds of hot water.one htird milk.3 cubes sugar. It gives the taste of coffee that i want. but no heartburn or caffeine. not that the caffeine as such does bother me. but i just like the coffee like that.
    back home in Austria we also used Tize Gold Feigen Kaffee, whole figs dark roasted and pressed into cubes. gives a slight sweet flavor and a very nice dark brown color. This is not available in Russia...https://images.search.yahoo.com/sear...G&action=click
    A very interesting blend! Most barley and chicory, which many people prefer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Wally View Post
    Xt-tsi, you may know my friend Gennady, he owns a coffee company that import coffee from Spain, you can get a free coffee maker if you buy your coffee only from him.
    Don't know Gennady...I'm in another wing of the coffee business, having contacts among brands supplying grocery retail. My contacts are there. The folks supplying machines are in another camp and I don't know them very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBear View Post
    Having spent most of my life in Belgium, inevitably my preference is for the blends that I drank there, not too dark. The one I've found that's closest to my tastes here in Russia is Paulig Classic. I'm not averse to other blends but not French Roast, way too bitter for me.
    I only make my coffee in the morning, two big mugs, black, about 25-30 grams of coffee in a filter machine with a paper filter.
    If we go out shopping, I'll take either a cappuccino or a flat white or in a a restaurant an espresso.
    When we lived in Belgium, usually for Christmas/New Year, we would buy Jamaican Blue Mountain as a special treat. The shop where we bought it ground the beans for us - no room in our kitchen for a grinder!
    Flat white is a most excellent coffee drink. All that high fat milk. I like it because it is served hot. For some reason, many coffee shops have it in their heads that a latte shouldn't be served very hot.

    Belgium has some excellent coffee (and food). Did you live in the Flemish or French part?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xt-tsi View Post
    Belgium has some excellent coffee (and food). Did you live in the Flemish or French part?
    At first in Brussels, then in the south of the country near the Luxembourg border.

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