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I am drinking Safeway brand Kona blend that was brewed at 5:45 this am.  It is 10:09 now, but my insulated mug is really good and the coffee is still hot.

Grocery store coffee is well.....grocery store coffee. Most Kona blends are literally about 5% or less actual Kona beans. :( Which is a shame... Have you ever had full Kona coffee? It's still the best I've ever tasted (though I have yet to get my hands on some Kopi Luwak).

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Grocery store coffee is well.....grocery store coffee. Most Kona blends are literally about 5% or less actual Kona beans. :( Which is a shame... Have you ever had full Kona coffee? It's still the best I've ever tasted (though I have yet to get my hands on some Kopi Luwak).

Yep, spent a week in Kona and got hooked on the stuff.  I just cannot bring myself to pay the going rate for real Kona.  I do have some Hawaiian coffee a neighbor brought me recently.  I am saving it for Christmas morning.

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Yep, spent a week in Kona and got hooked on the stuff.  I just cannot bring myself to pay the going rate for real Kona.  I do have some Hawaiian coffee a neighbor brought me recently.  I am saving it for Christmas morning.

I hear ya. I'd drink a LOT more Kona if I could afford it.

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What's WRONG with me?

 

 

I would offer to tell you, but I really don't have that kind of time.

 

 

Way too much to list on this page! 

 

 

I think there is a second page if it gets too big. I mean...if that helps. :D

The easiest thing to do here is to list what is right with KT.  I will go first........

 

 

Well, there is , ....

 

What about..... 

 

errr,.  He has....

 

 

I got nothin'.

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Do you drink it at home?  I bring a big steel thermos and enjoy it here.  It's a lovely treat in the Winter.  It makes my bike heavy, but the weight is over the rear tire, which helps in that snowy crap.

 

My commute today was 10-11 F.  No fun.  Bring on the coffee!

No, I bring it to work with me before I drink it. I typically bring it commuting on bike as well (not right now, because I'm still off bike until doc gives the OK...early Jan I hope). I keep my thermos in my backpack though....backpack gets pretty heavy sometimes, but my trunk bag isn't long enough (and I don't have saddle bags).

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Grocery store coffee is well.....grocery store coffee. Most Kona blends are literally about 5% or less actual Kona beans. :( Which is a shame... Have you ever had full Kona coffee? It's still the best I've ever tasted (though I have yet to get my hands on some Kopi Luwak).

Would you consider some jsharr luwak?

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No, I bring it to work with me before I drink it. I typically bring it commuting on bike as well (not right now, because I'm still off bike until doc gives the OK...early Jan I hope). I keep my thermos in my backpack though....backpack gets pretty heavy sometimes, but my trunk bag isn't long enough (and I don't have saddle bags).

 

I run the large Arkel pannier bag.  I usually just run one, unless I have extra things I need, or I am grocery shopping.

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I run the large Arkel pannier bag.  I usually just run one, unless I have extra things I need, or I am grocery shopping.

I don't use it for shopping or things like that much, so I never went to that extent. I always thought that if I ever did, I'd probably get some Ortlieb panniers.

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I don't use it for shopping or things like that much, so I never went to that extent. I always thought that if I ever did, I'd probably get some Ortlieb panniers.

 

I've never used that brand.  I'll tell ya...I have ran these Arkels for 8+ years and beat the crap out of them.  They are just now showing the wear on the zippers.  My bag is so worn, I bet Arkel loves to see them get this kind of use.

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I pay the same or less than grocery store prices by buying it green (raw) and roasting it myself. I get top quality coffee for $5-6 per pound.

 

Interesting.  Does that take roasting costs into consideration?  Is that just raw bean cost?

 

I don't think I drink enough to warrant buying raw and roasting.

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I've never used that brand.  I'll tell ya...I have ran these Arkels for 8+ years and beat the crap out of them.  They are just now showing the wear on the zippers.  My bag is so worn, I bet Arkel loves to see them get this kind of use.

I've never used either, but I'd always heard Ortlieb was the top of the line, especially for waterproofness. I don't have any personal experience with either, though.

 

 

 

 

Interesting.  Does that take roasting costs into consideration?  Is that just raw bean cost?

 

I don't think I drink enough to warrant buying raw and roasting.

Technically, no. But a roaster is a one time cost then you have it to use (like any appliance). I bought a Behmor-1600 a few years ago for $300.

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I've never used either, but I'd always heard Ortlieb was the top of the line, especially for waterproofness. I don't have any personal experience with either, though.

 

I have to cover mine with a bag in heavy rain, so they are not waterproof much at all.  Luckily, my commute is quite short.

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I have to cover mine with a bag in heavy rain, so they are not waterproof much at all.  Luckily, my commute is quite short.

That's like my backpack...which is just a simple Targus backpack I got from my last employer because our work issues computers were laptops. It's not waterproof at all, so if it rains very heavily, it definitely requires a cover.

 

Ortlieb bags are not only sturdy as hell, but they are designed to be fully waterproof as well. They are a bit pricey, though.

 

 

I would have to say your top three are:

Verbophobia

Medorthophobia

Arachibutyrophobia

I do not have Medorthophobia or Arachibutyrophobia. I relish erections...especially when I have peanutbutter on the roof of my mouth.

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