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aecletec
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Posted Wed Feb 2, 2011, 4:00pm
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Psyd Said:

Some of the wankers 'round here!

Posted January 31, 2011 link

I know! Think of the kind of person who has the nerve to go to a wine enthusiast forum and proclaim their love for wine, but only when they mix it with lemonade. Or a food enthusiasts forum where the same shtick is done by drowning something in condiments ("no, really, I LOVE sous-vide!").
Or, if it is the case, the kind of person who doesn't respect a company's wishes to present a product in a particular way.
Or, stop going to crappy cafes.
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Posted Wed Feb 2, 2011, 5:02pm
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It's not lame, you are simply showing you are an espresso neophyte ;-)

All kidding aside:

One of the things I love to do is to accompany my espresso with some of the flavours highlighted in the espresso itself. Things like almond or chocolate croissants, walnuts, oranges, figs, apricots etc.  Yumm.

But SUGAR??? That's not a espresso compliment....it's a espresso concoction (not to mention just plain boring).
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Posted Thu Feb 3, 2011, 5:14am
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aecletec Said:

Think of the kind of person who has the nerve to go to a wine enthusiast forum and proclaim their love for wine, but only when they mix it with lemonade

Posted February 2, 2011 link

Interesting point...And is it lame to add lemonade to a good wine?
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Posted Thu Feb 3, 2011, 5:33am
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carlsilver Said:

Interesting point...And is it lame to add lemonade to a good wine?

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It's criminal!

(So... maybe not lame. ;D)
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Posted Thu Feb 3, 2011, 7:52am
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I've read this topic with interest. Sugars, syrups. I wonder what's the consensus on flavoured/sweetened coffee beans like vanilla blends. Or hazelnut? good or bad. And how do the roasters flavour them anyway?
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Posted Thu Feb 3, 2011, 8:31am
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Are we on coffeegeek.com or confectiongeek.com?  I know the URL says coffeegeek, something must be tangled in the intertubes....
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Posted Thu Feb 3, 2011, 9:07am
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carlsilver Said:

Interesting point...And is it lame to add lemonade to a good wine?

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JasonBrandLewis is now your sworn mortal enemy.  Hide in shame, or face his wrath. :)
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Posted Thu Feb 3, 2011, 9:11am
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coffeevangelist Said:

I've read this topic with interest. Sugars, syrups. I wonder what's the consensus on flavoured/sweetened coffee beans like vanilla blends. Or hazelnut? good or bad. And how do the roasters flavour them anyway?

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If you must add flavors to your beverage, please use simple syrup based flavors to build your concoction.   Flavored beans is the most vile of mutilations that can be performed on a coffee bean.  Even worse than burning them.  And you'll find the syrup tends to taste a lot better as well, via more pure contents.  Basically, flavored beans are soaked in a flavored oil.  The contents of which I'd rather not find out, but I suspect it's not the most natural of flavors, and is nearly always bitter.  It also has a habit of ruining the beans brew properties, clogs grinders, flavors grinders......they're just a mess...
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Posted Thu Feb 3, 2011, 9:13am
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ilcaffedio Said:

Are we on coffeegeek.com or confectiongeek.com?  I know the URL says coffeegeek, something must be tangled in the intertubes....

Posted February 3, 2011 link

Cotton candy, get'cher espresso flavored cotton candy, right here!


Seriously, though, the other day I happened to see a box of "Jello No Bake"  "Pumpkin Style Pie Dessert" " ("With the flavor and texture of home made pumpkin pie.  Seasoned with real cinnamon").   Pumpkin STYLE.  What does THAT mean.  Of course, there's no pumpkin in it.  Mostly modified starches, hydrogenated oils, and artificial (sugar/petrolium) flavor/color.  It's synthesized out of polymer chains to look and taste like pumpkin pie.  Then I saw the Coffeemate creamers...."Latte style", now in espresso, cappuccino, and machiatto flavor......  What exactly is "machiatto flavor" and how does it contrast against "cappuccino flavor" considering we're talking about a non-dairy dairy creamer intended for a mug of drip?  Since the only difference between a machiatto and cappuccino is that cappuccino has more milk....does that mean "machiatto flavor" creamer contains coffee flavor? :) And I'm thinking...if THAT'S what the taste of civilization has come to....no WONDER Starbucks is idolized as the highest of quality....

I also couldn't help thinking, isn't it easier to just make and freeze pumpkin pies than to synthesize THAT thing in a lab?  I'm convinced food manufacturing is more a front for chemical/materials research than it is about efficiently storing/transporting prepared foods... :)
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Posted Thu Feb 3, 2011, 9:28am
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Getting back on point, I found this paragraph interesting on Counter Culture's La Forza page:

This espresso is traditionally enjoyed with lots of sugar, and is the perfect accompaniment to the legendary sweets made in the Italian South: from the cannoli of Sicily to the legendary gelati (ice creams) of Naples. The dark roast and intensity of coffee flavor make it the ideal espresso for milk-based coffee drinks, like the popular caffe latte.

I don't think CCC has anyone that posts on CG, but for anyone that's been there, I'd be curious to know how La Forza shots are listed (if at all) on the menu board, or if the barista(s) there ever adds sugar directly if a shot of this blend is ordered, since they point out that it is traditionally enjoyed with logs of sugar.  Or if they automatically serve/recommend it along with a sweet to deliver the sugar as Endo suggests, using a pastry/sweet of some sort to provide the sweetness to balance it.  

If they don't serve it that way by default, there would be an example where the barista may look twice if you DON'T add sugar, since it's an expectation from the blendmaster for the intended use of the roast.
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