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Monday, May 04, 2015

I $*%*ing LOVE science

Never, ever believe anyone who says I do not love and adore science. Because this.
There are several studies showing that when people drink coffee, they have a lower risk of dying from a range of serious diseases. A groundbreaking study, the largest of its kind, was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2012: In this study, 402,260 individuals between 50 and 71 years of age were asked about their coffee consumption. The results were fairly remarkable… after following the people for 12-13 years, those who drank the most coffee were significantly less likely to have died.


Do you know what this means? DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS? It means I HAVE to drink one more cup of coffee a day. For my health. I won't say this is the greatest day of my adult life, but it's up there.

I cannot believe people genuinely doubt the existence of God or believe there is some sort of conflict between faith and science. This scientific study clearly indicates that there is a God and He wants us to be happy.

Did I mention that I love science?

First red wine, then dark chocolate, now this. If they discover that wargames and books are similarly beneficial, I'm going to live to be 200.

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98 Comments:

Blogger Aquila Aquilonis May 04, 2015 3:21 PM  

One day someone will have to explain your humor to us.

Blogger jay c May 04, 2015 3:26 PM  

Gay.

But seriously, don't leave out beer. That's good for you too. Especially the dark, thick ones you can eat with a spoon.

Blogger D. Lane May 04, 2015 3:26 PM  

I remember this study. When it made its first rounds, it sent the comment sections of tech blogs into a frenzy. You wouldn't believe how many people drink coffee.

The study is legit, too. I am still here, after all. All thanks to those magical beans!

Blogger Salt #0008 May 04, 2015 3:26 PM  

Just heard my coffee machine beckon. Halleluiah!

Blogger Daniel May 04, 2015 3:29 PM  

This sucks. I'm an adrenaline junkie. The question is, do I reduce my coffee intake to increase my chance of death, or do I reduce my risky behavior and thunder through another gallon of the black stuff?

All this time, I thought I was playing Russian Roulette with the percolator.

Blogger Poor Guy May 04, 2015 3:30 PM  

I had a strange dream last night, and one of the otherworldly characters was named Vox. I might try to turn it into a story or something.

Blogger tweell May 04, 2015 3:31 PM  

Alas, the negatives from a 1.5 pack/day smoking habit overwhelms the benefits of coffee, chocolate and red wine. Otherwise my wife would still be around.

Blogger Aeoli Pera May 04, 2015 3:32 PM  

Voltaire reputedly drank 40-80 cups of coffee per day. This graph suggests he's still out there somewhere, ruling from the shadows.

Anyway, I think it's all hopelessly confounded. Coffee just happens to be a preferred vice for K-selected folks, who will tend to live longer one way or the other.

Even so, I choose to drink an extra cup today, in honor of the study.

Blogger jaericho (#107) May 04, 2015 3:32 PM  

But seriously, don't leave out beer. That's good for you too. Especially the dark, thick ones you can eat with a spoon.
The only proper way to consume beer.

Blogger Matt May 04, 2015 3:33 PM  

Your face is fat.

Anonymous Cheddarman, vile faceless minion 0187 May 04, 2015 3:33 PM  

Jim Penman, the guy who wrote the book "Biohistory" may very well agree, he says that religion and disciplining children at a young age are civilization building activities that may have a positive epi-genetic influence on your DNA, turning on good genes, turning off bad genes. It is all about building expression of vigour and civilization building activity epigenes.

Penman basically says SJWs are anti-civilizational, since they invert the social order (religion, masculine virtue, etc.) needed to maintain civilization

Blogger Matt May 04, 2015 3:33 PM  

Yo like em dark and thick eh, jay c?

Anonymous Harsh May 04, 2015 3:34 PM  

If that's true, I should live to be about 200 years old.

Blogger Student in Blue (#21) May 04, 2015 3:34 PM  

I don't drink coffee. Guess I'm gonna die.

In all seriousness though it seems to be something about hot water and whatever antioxidants get mixed into it (is the current theory), not the caffeine. I imagine that tea is also positively correlated with reduced death rates.

Anonymous Roundtine May 04, 2015 3:34 PM  

Voltaire reputedly drank 40-80 cups of coffee per day. This graph suggests he's still out there somewhere, ruling from the shadows.

It suggests he probably died when his kidneys collapsed into the singularity.

Blogger RL (#0052) May 04, 2015 3:38 PM  

This is great news. Another cup per day for health reasons.

Anonymous patrick kelly May 04, 2015 3:41 PM  

Been slakin', only 2-3 cups a day lately, but this morning I chased my espresso with coffee.....

Blogger YIH May 04, 2015 3:46 PM  

Not saying coffee is good or bad (unless you're the type that chugs an entire pot before sunrise) but this comes off as one of those junk 'studies' that has been popping up in the media for decades.
You know the ones, this food (or beverage) is bad for you, then good for you, then bad for you, and so on.
When Shatner was doing margarine ads in the 70's 'polyunsaturated' margarine was 'healthy' and butter bad, now it's just the opposite. Same thing with eggs, good then bad then good.
Now it seems to be the 'superfood' du jour, lately that's beets. No, seriously.
A year or two from now it'll be ''beets are no more healthy than other vegetables, ect.''

Blogger David May 04, 2015 3:53 PM  

What about sex? This graph implies there's an inflection point above which marginal returns of coffee drinking are negative.

What's the consensus on longevity vs. times/week?

Blogger David May 04, 2015 4:00 PM  

YIH, this is why essentially all social science is junk. Anything that asks participants to recall things is saturated with confounding variables.

"The study shows that (blah, blah, blah). [In the fine print they admit that it was a telephone survey of 40 households in a single town, only five of which consented to answer.]

Blogger Jack Aubrey May 04, 2015 4:07 PM  

On behalf of all caffeine-based life forms I thank you for revealing this now obviously-settled science to us. I will go back to having my Irish coffee before bedtime.

It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion . . . etc.

Blogger Aeoli Pera May 04, 2015 4:07 PM  

>It suggests he probably died when his kidneys collapsed into the singularity.

He merely collapsed into a bubble universe, a shadowy universe...from which he yet rules!

Anonymous Athor Pel May 04, 2015 4:09 PM  

"Daniel May 04, 2015 3:29 PM
...
All this time, I thought I was playing Russian Roulette with the percolator. "



Percolator...

That's like cooking a steak until it turns to carbon.

It's a crime. That's what that is. A crime.

You must be enlightened. The true way of good coffee must be forced on you for your own good.

Blogger Bob Wallace May 04, 2015 4:10 PM  

I'm waiting for the studies confirming cigars are good for you. After all, After all, George Burns lived to be 100.

Blogger rcocean May 04, 2015 4:21 PM  

There's certainly correlation - but causation isn't there. Do people who drink 4 cups/day differ in other respects from the coffee teetotalers? Health has been correlated with wealth, maybe those who drink 4 cups are wealthier on average than those who drink none.

Blogger Stilicho #0066 May 04, 2015 4:27 PM  

It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion . . .

He is the Kopi Luwak:

“I must not decaf. Decaf is the mind-killer. Decafr is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my decaf. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the decaf has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”

“He who controls the bean controls the universe.”

“There is no measuring Jack Amok's motives by ordinary standards. In the moment of his triumph, he saw the Sanka prepared for him, yet he accepted the treachery. Can you say he did this out of a sense of justice? Whose justice, then? Remember, we speak now of the Jack Amok who ordered battle drums made from his enemies' skins, the Jack Amok who denied the brewings of his caffeinated past with a wave of the hand, saying merely: 'I am the Kopi Luwak. That is reason enough.”

Anonymous Will Best May 04, 2015 4:27 PM  

How are they defining 1 cup of coffee and is it the espresso shot that matters or do you need the water as well?

Anonymous Mormon Ilk May 04, 2015 4:34 PM  

We don't care.

Blogger Feather Blade May 04, 2015 4:35 PM  

Lard is apparently back in favor among the nutritional engineering set.

It can be substituted for butter in pie crusts and maybe cookies.

No word on whether it is suitable for spreading on toast.

Blogger Stilicho #0066 May 04, 2015 4:37 PM  

No word on whether it is suitable for spreading on toast.

That would be the bacon grease variant

Anonymous RedJack #22 May 04, 2015 4:42 PM  

Coffee... Add in Whiskey and I will live forever.

Blogger SarahsDaughter May 04, 2015 4:44 PM  

In doing some research into breast cancer, I spent some time reading about genetic testing and cancer risk from the National Cancer Institute. I came across this paragraph:

Prophylactic surgery does not completely guarantee that cancer will not develop because not all at-risk tissue can be removed by these procedures. Some women have developed breast cancer, ovarian cancer, or primary peritoneal carcinomatosis (a type of cancer similar to ovarian cancer) even after prophylactic surgery. Nevertheless, the mortality reduction associated with this surgery is substantial: Research demonstrates that women who underwent bilateral prophylactic salpingo-oophorectomy had a nearly 80 percent reduction in risk of dying from ovarian cancer, a 56 percent reduction in risk of dying from breast cancer (24), and a 77 percent reduction in risk of dying from any cause (25).

You all are much smarter than me and can maybe 'splain the science, but did I just find a potential key to immortality?

Anonymous Maximo Macaroni May 04, 2015 4:44 PM  

Balzac drank even more coffee than Voltaire and died at fifty from kidney problems. Of course, he only drank it when he was writing. He could write a book in three days. Maybe that was his mistake. That and the Russian countess ...

Blogger D. Lane May 04, 2015 4:54 PM  

and a 77 percent reduction in risk of dying from any cause

Probably the result of behavioral changes. To be immortal, one must act immortal.

Blogger Noah B #120 May 04, 2015 5:05 PM  

"You must be enlightened. The true way of good coffee must be forced on you for your own good."

I'm pretty sure I've seen previous studies that showed a higher risk of heart attack for those who drink unfiltered coffee (which is by far the best kind).

Blogger Arborist (#232) May 04, 2015 5:07 PM  

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Blogger JaimeInTexas May 04, 2015 5:16 PM  

Red wine - I drink. check
Dark bitter chocolate - I eat. check
Coffee - I drink. check
Family history with long lives - check

Part of the story with the chocolate and coffee is no sugar.

I wonder if the quality of coffee matters. I have had to learn to tolerate what passes for office coffee in these uSA.

Anonymous JN May 04, 2015 5:18 PM  

@rcocean

The science is settled. Why do you hate science?

Blogger JaimeInTexas May 04, 2015 5:20 PM  

On the life reduction side of life, I drink dark beers, rum, whiskey, gin, ....

RE. percolators. Another of those ideas that sounded good in concept but awful in practice.

Blogger JaimeInTexas May 04, 2015 5:21 PM  

"what about sex?"

The more the merrier and one heck of a way to go out. Not so much for the one left behind.

Anonymous Supernaut May 04, 2015 5:23 PM  

Like any other vice sourced from natural plants....the most important thing to consider is quality and processing it goes through.

There's a major difference in quality, taste and potency between organic peaberry hand picked from Kona, Jamaica, or Sumatra and freshly ground just prior to brewing versus "Big Coffee" (Yuban, Folgers, Nescafe etc.) sourced from pesticide-laden crops from Central and South American co-ops that are ground in bulk before packaging for market.

Blogger rcocean May 04, 2015 5:25 PM  

"The science is settled. Why do you hate science?"

If science was worth a damn, it would show that drinking whisky decreases your chance of dying by 100%.

Anonymous SS May 04, 2015 5:27 PM  

something something correlation, something something causation

Anyway, this study surely will get overturned in 5 years by some other study that says exactly the opposite. They all do.

I just did a study. Did you know that everyone that ever breathed air died or will die? Don't breathe air, it'll kill you.

Anonymous SS May 04, 2015 5:29 PM  

something something correlation, something something causation

Anyway, this study surely will get overturned in 5 years by some other study that says exactly the opposite. They all do.

I just did a study. Did you know that everyone that ever breathed air died or will die? Don't breathe air, it'll kill you.

Anonymous Steveo May 04, 2015 5:31 PM  

I'll see your Kona Roast & raise you a Laura's Reserve.
Boo-yah, gotta get another cup a day rolling!

Blogger RobertT May 04, 2015 6:12 PM  

Oh no. Now I have to start drinking coffee.

Blogger RobertT May 04, 2015 6:12 PM  

Oh no. Now I have to start drinking coffee.

Anonymous Subversive Saint #249 May 04, 2015 6:20 PM  

What is bad for you is good for you...

The "I know what's good for you crew" always lies.

Blogger Russell (#0106) May 04, 2015 6:23 PM  

@Subversive Saint

Don't believe theBigLie, there is no "crew" that "knows" what's "good for you." That's just binary thinking.

Word salad, word salad. Me. Me. Me. Word salad!

Anonymous Uncle Fester (#0209) May 04, 2015 6:40 PM  

VFM #0209: "Are you all right, Your Maleficence? What's wrong?"

Evil Lord Of Evil: "We felt a great disturbance as We were sipping this skull of coffee... as if millions of CHORF's suddenly cried out in terror. You'd better get on with getting your whipping."

Anonymous Pete (#0334) May 04, 2015 6:41 PM  

Seven kinds of awesome!

Anonymous Uncle Fester (#0209) May 04, 2015 6:59 PM  

VFM #0209: "Are you all right, Your Maleficence? What's wrong?"

Evil Lord Of Evil: "We felt a great disturbance as We sipped this skull of coffee... as if millions of CHORF,s suddenly cried out in terror. I sense some glorious science has happened. You'd better get on with getting your whipping."

Anonymous Uncle Fester (#0209) May 04, 2015 7:02 PM  

VFM #0209: "Are you all right, Your Maleficence? What's wrong?"

Evil Lord Of Evil: "We felt a great disturbance as We sipped this skull of coffee... as if millions of CHORF's suddenly cried out in terror. I sense some glorious science has happened. You'd better get on with getting your whipping."

OpenID wormme May 04, 2015 7:26 PM  

One caveat. As everyone here knows, and rcocean said, correlation isn't causation. What if people who have a taste for lots of coffee have naturally sturdier biochemistries?

To be sure, we'd need a group of people who don't naturally drink lots of coffee to have 5-6 cups a day. And, people who would like to drink that much would need to drink none, or very little. Do that for two decades and compare the findings.

And no...I have no idea how to sell this study to that second group.

Blogger Danby May 04, 2015 7:31 PM  

So the point of diminishing returns is 4-5 cups a day? Damn, better cut back. A lot.

Blogger Owen T. Oloren May 04, 2015 7:41 PM  

I've never drank a cup of coffee in my life. (Sounds of ilk cheering..."keep that up, bro")

But I also question the advice given following studies that showed a glass of wine was healthy. If it's the antioxidants that are good, then why not advise a glass of pomegranate juice daily instead of wine? I believe it has a much higher level of antioxidants, and you don't end with a wino smell if you overdo it.

Blogger rumpole5 May 04, 2015 7:45 PM  

"There is no pleasure on earth that's worth sacrificing for the sake of an extra five years in the geriatric ward of the Sunset Old People's Home, Weston-Super-Mare" -- Horace Rumpole (My fictional idol, the Old Bailey hack). Live forever Vox, but if not, do live now.

Anonymous Too-Soon-ami May 04, 2015 7:46 PM  

Athor Pel: "You must be enlightened. The true way of good coffee must be forced on you for your own good."


By enema? Yeah, use of force is about the only way you're gonna "enlighten" 98% of us.

Anonymous Uncle Fester (#0209) May 04, 2015 8:08 PM  

Note to self: Captcha sucks

Blogger HalibetLector May 04, 2015 8:13 PM  

@Too-Soon-ami I believe our esteemed Athor Pel is talking about cold brewing coffee, which I agree is superior. Heating the coffee up accelerates the putrefaction process, which is the primary source of bitterness in coffee. But don't take my word for it; this guy here is a radiation safety officer. His product is just cold brewed coffee he sells to science! fetishists at a significant markup.

Blogger JaimeInTexas May 04, 2015 8:19 PM  

Pomegranates are a good source of antioxidants. My understanding is what antioxidants is what is important - resvaratrol.

One thing you get with wine, other than flavor and enjoyment, is the thining effect that alcohol has on the blood; makes pumping blood easier and in hot climes, helps sweating and cooling off. Of course, all in moderation,

Blogger JaimeInTexas May 04, 2015 8:23 PM  

That is why espresso coffee has less caffeine and is not bitter. Of course, hand picked ripe beans only is ultimately what yields a great coffee. I prefer the stovetop espresso maker which also can be used when camping.

Blogger Danby May 04, 2015 8:26 PM  

Anyone who can't figure out why I'd rather have wine than pomegranate juice....

Blogger Owen T. Oloren May 04, 2015 8:26 PM  

I suppose I could whip up my own version of Kopi Luwak if anybody really wanted to test the health benefits of coffee.

Free to card-carrying minions.

Blogger njartist May 04, 2015 9:48 PM  

Two drawbacks to drinking more coffee as one ages: unable to get to sleep and diarrhea...did I mention diarrhea?

Blogger Patrikbc May 04, 2015 9:54 PM  

"This study clearly indicates that there is a God and he wants us to be happy". That is hilarious, and I share your enthusiasm.
I would rather lose my car than my Miele coffeemaker.

Blogger Patrikbc May 04, 2015 9:55 PM  

Some people would say that a person would have to be nuts to spend $2,000 on a coffee maker....they'd be wrong

Blogger njartist May 04, 2015 9:59 PM  

I have a very strong cup in the morning: three heaping scoops through which I run one coffee cup + 1/3 cup of water; later I will run another cup of water through the same grounds for a slightly weaker cup of coffee: it is slightly stronger than regular strength. I may have a third done in the same manner late afternoon.

Blogger Doom May 04, 2015 10:05 PM  

I honestly hope that is correct. Unfortunately, I personally believe most research, at this point, is trying to set people up to kill themselves, not become healthy or live longer. Still, sometimes they make a mistake and print a truth. In any case, I won't live based on a secular, currently idealistic and anti-human, pseudo group of people who want 90% of the population to just die. I do as I do and don't worry about the rest.

Given volume by size (something that isn't accounted for in the study, most likely), I am probably right at the optimal amount, according to the study. Dose, always got to do dose. And they never do. So... it isn't science, even so.

Blogger Owen T. Oloren May 04, 2015 10:12 PM  

"unable to get to sleep and diarrhea"

Seems to me the problem would be worse if it were diarrhea while sleeping deeply.

Blogger MidKnight May 04, 2015 10:19 PM  

For all of his sins, there's a line in "The Sleeper" that is priceless - when the doctor goes on about the strange obsession with "health" food, and how now (in the future) they knew steaks and ice cream really were the healthiest diet.

As I look back at the FDA food changes, Gary Taubes books on "Why we get Fat" and calories, the changes on Salt good/bad, and so forth....

Blogger MidKnight May 04, 2015 10:20 PM  

Cold brewing can be done pretty simply with a nut bag and a sealable pitcher.

When I need a single dose of coffee now, I turn to my Aeropress

Blogger J Thomas May 04, 2015 10:46 PM  

In my most humble estimation, the existence of the following things are irrefutable proof that there is a God, and that He dearly loves us:

3. Beer.
2. Coffee.
1. Boobies.

Anonymous taqiyyologist May 04, 2015 10:56 PM  

...can be done pretty simply with a nut bag and a sealable pitcher.

Is this like, Blogspot's new version of disemvoweling?

We have to have our own comments turned into SJW dog whistles?

Man, oh, man.

Anonymous taqiyyologist May 04, 2015 10:57 PM  

J Thomas:

0. Love.

Blogger Bobo May 04, 2015 11:11 PM  

Does homemade vodka mitigate or accentuate the benefits if coffee?
(Either way, I'm all-in on both...)

Anonymous 0ddrob May 04, 2015 11:33 PM  

REAL men drink their coffee black.

Blogger Corvinus May 04, 2015 11:48 PM  

I cannot believe people genuinely doubt the existence of God or believe there is some sort of conflict between faith and science. This scientific study clearly indicates that there is a God and He wants us to be happy.

And also that God has a male personality, while we're at it. After all, courtesy of J Thomas:

In my most humble estimation, the existence of the following things are irrefutable proof that there is a God, and that He dearly loves us:

3. Beer.
2. Coffee.
1. Boobies.

Blogger Silent Cal May 05, 2015 12:13 AM  

Drink Up!

Blogger MidKnight May 05, 2015 12:44 AM  

Damn.

Nut Milk bag - not nut bag. Fine mesh bag - great for soaking grinds. Still end up with some sediment but it's quick and easy to clean up.

Anonymous Jack Amok May 05, 2015 1:00 AM  

Two drawbacks to drinking more coffee as one ages: unable to get to sleep and diarrhea...did I mention diarrhea?

Getting old ain't for the faint of heart, liver or colon.

Anonymous rho May 05, 2015 1:20 AM  

I have a very strong cup in the morning: three heaping scoops through which I run one coffee cup + 1/3 cup of water; later I will run another cup of water through the same grounds for a slightly weaker cup of coffee: it is slightly stronger than regular strength. I may have a third done in the same manner late afternoon.

I knew a guy who used to run the first carafe of coffee through the machine to make a second batch that was nearly undrinkable, except to him.

Nobody drank his coffee, because he was insane. He also wrecked coffee machines. "Strong" coffee just means bitter. You're not getting more coffee-ness by drinking awful coffee.

Anonymous Ivan Poland May 05, 2015 1:28 AM  

If you really want a good cup if coffee, drop that Kona stuff and get some Ka'u Coffee (district south of Kona) the soil is closer to the volcano and so it makes a much tastier bean. Ka'u Coffee makes Kona taste...ordinary.

Anonymous Susan May 05, 2015 1:44 AM  

MidKnight,

I have something called a Toddy Maker. It is a plastic tub in which you place a small rubber plug in the hole at base, and a special filter in to designated spot. Fill with a generous pound of course ground coffee, and as much water as the tub will hold. Let sit overnight for best results.

In the morning, put the tub onto your storage jug and pull the plug and let contents drain. Because of the filter, there is no sediment. I use this for all kinds of coffee drinks and it makes a great mocha when substituted for espresso.
Cold brewing doesn't release the oils in the coffee, so you have less bitterness, smoother cup of coffee, and less stomach irritation.

Hamilton Beach also makes a 12 cup brew station that will also make cold coffee too.

Blogger beerme May 05, 2015 2:03 AM  

When I need a single dose of coffee now, I turn to my Aeropress
I deeply regret not getting an Aeropress 6 or 7 years ago. It is worth every penny.

Blogger James Higham May 05, 2015 2:28 AM  

Red wine, choc, coffee - necessities of life - killing us softly.

Anonymous meh May 05, 2015 4:45 AM  

"Voltaire reputedly drank 40-80 cups of coffee per day. This graph suggests he's still out there somewhere, ruling from the shadows."

All hail to thee, our dark and highly caffeinated lord! [genuflects]

Blogger Cuca Culpa May 05, 2015 4:53 AM  

For me it's usually 3 cups of coffee in the morning, then orange pekoe tea the rest of the day. Sometimes even iced tea.

However, you shouldn't overdo it.

When I was 5, in the mid-70s, Granny warned us about too much liquid. Apparently some kids died after having a water drinking contest. Everything in moderation.

Anonymous LeeS May 05, 2015 6:57 AM  

Fresh roasted beans and a top quality grinder make all the difference. Can't live without my expresso. $2000 worth of Italian coffee making equipment is one of life's great pleasures.

Anonymous Quartermaster May 05, 2015 8:36 AM  

I know a lady Attorney who will live forever :-)

Anonymous Athor Pel May 05, 2015 9:28 AM  

" LeeS May 05, 2015 6:57 AM
Fresh roasted beans and a top quality grinder make all the difference. Can't live without my expresso. $2000 worth of Italian coffee making equipment is one of life's great pleasures."



I've got Nuovo Simonelli Oscar espresso machine and a La Cimbali Junior grinder. I used them for a few years. I even did a refurb on the Oscar.

Then I got an Aeropress. That meant I stopped using the Oscar.

Then I got sick of whacking the doser lever on the Junior and bought a Baratza Solis Maestro.

Now I don't use the Oscar or the Junior.
Anybody wanna buy either?

Anonymous wEz May 05, 2015 9:29 AM  

Um, I think he means russian imperial stouts.....or bbc! Gaayyyyyyyyyyy.

Blogger agraves May 05, 2015 9:38 AM  

What kind of coffee does God drink? Espresso, Decaf? I mean he has lived a long time, no? And he is a freaking genius on top of it.

Blogger MidKnight (#138) May 05, 2015 12:39 PM  

@Susan

I'll have to look into that as I do more cold brew than I used to. That said, having had a french press for a few years, a little grit doesn't bug me.

Anonymous Donn #0114 May 05, 2015 6:15 PM  

Did they say which blends were best for health and how strong to brew it? You eye-talian types brew your coffee like you're going to float the coin tip on the surface.

Blogger JaimeInTexas May 05, 2015 8:22 PM  

I grew up drinking what used to be considered the best coffee in the world - puertorrican.
Cafe con leche and crackers, or toast, with butter as a snack in yhe middle of the afternoon.
I still remember the coffee being made by heating water with grinds and filtering through a sock.
Good memories: great-grandparents, grandparents, down to siblings. Such is the smell of foods that probably keeps some of us spending time in the kitchen, cooking.

Blogger MidKnight (#138) May 05, 2015 8:41 PM  

Actually a sock should do a good job as a filter - though I assume it wasn't recently worn?

Blogger JaimeInTexas May 06, 2015 11:01 AM  

LOL. The sock is not the kind you wear. Same material, IIRC, but it had a ring with a handle at the opening. Google "coffee sock" and you will see what I am talking about. DlBetter matetials now, I presume.

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