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    Saw a Shark Tank episode where a couple of guys had developed “Third Wave Water”, basically a packet of minerals that is added to distilled water for brewing coffee. Although Seattle tap water is really good, I’d lately started noticing a slight bitter edge in my coffee. The mineral packets aren’t very expensive so I ordered some just out of curiosity. I have to admit it makes a better cup of coffee, very smooth. A little bit of a hassle keeping a jug of special water just for coffee so not sure I’ll stay with it, but I must say I was pleasantly surprised.

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    Try a few grains of sea salt in your coffee.

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    Third Wave Water
    epsom salt, absorbic acid, and table salt
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharpiefan View Post
    Try a few grains of sea salt in your coffee.
    +1... very nice results, even with less expensive blends.

    But I still like just a teeny drop of machine oil occasionally.... takes one black.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    epsom salt, absorbic acid, and table salt
    Much easier to just buy the packets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince Brennan View Post
    +1... very nice results, even with less expensive blends.

    But I still like just a teeny drop of machine oil occasionally.... takes one black.
    Nothing like a hot cup of good ol' Navy joe!

    ETA: A couple of drops of 'Robust' olive oil works pretty well with the salt.
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    Or just add whipped coconut milk, wee bit of coconut oil and dash of organic salted butter. Yum!
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    nuff said
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    Never, ever, ever wash an old Navy Chief's coffee mug !!! It just ain't done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post


    nuff said
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince Brennan View Post

    But I still like just a teeny drop of machine oil occasionally.... takes one black.
    Quote Originally Posted by sharpiefan View Post

    ETA: A couple of drops of 'Robust' olive oil works pretty well with the salt.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post
    Or just add whipped coconut milk, wee bit of coconut oil and dash of organic salted butter. Yum!
    Jamesons works for me.
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    nuff said
    Nespresso is just a Keurig with lipstick.

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    My ex spends a few weeks in the USA every couple of years. Her one and only gripe. Scratch that, her main gripe is that "Americans can't make coffee".

    Her secondary gripes are "they put cheese on everything" and "the servings of food are ridiculously large".

    Don't get angsty folks. She loves you.... as do I.... but she's right. You can't make coffee.
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    Don't get angsty folks. She loves you.... as do I.... but she's right. You can't make coffee.
    BF.. when I saw you had posted to this thread, I opened it expecting to see photos of a Sumatran barista serving you coffee strained through a rat's carcass on some remote, jungle plateau.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    BF.. when I saw you had posted to this thread, I opened it expecting to see photos of a Sumatran barista serving you coffee strained through a rat's carcass on some remote, jungle plateau.



    Kevin
    The thread did inspire me. I just made - and drank - one. Sumatran style - heaped teaspoon of coffee grounds (very, very fine) in a cup. Add boiling water - and in my case, milk. Don't drink the last mouthfull - a mistake I've made a few times. It's a bit, um, well... let's just say, don't drink it.

    The coffee came from my girlfriend's plantation in Sumatra (she can't tell me how many trees there are, as she gave most of her land to her wider family - and she gives all the coffee from her trees to her mother). I believe it's rather remote, but hope to see it next week. Don't expect photos from there for a while - comms are satellite dependent, so may have to wait.
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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