What do you drink?

Which do you consume most of in an average week?

  • Pure Water

    Votes: 16 51.6%
  • Soft Drinks

    Votes: 5 16.1%
  • Tea

    Votes: 7 22.6%
  • Herbal/Fruit Teas

    Votes: 3 9.7%
  • Coffee

    Votes: 13 41.9%
  • Milk

    Votes: 3 9.7%
  • Alcoholic Drinks

    Votes: 2 6.5%
  • Other

    Votes: 3 9.7%
  • Never Drink

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    31
One of my favorite indulgences: ca phe sua da (Vietnamese Iced Coffee):

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How to Make Vietnamese Coffee | Next Destination Vietnam

Plus I drink lots of water with fresh lemons and/or limes. Also I make my very own unique sun tea for those scorching summer days. In addition, a hot cuppa Earl Grey with milk and honey during the winter months hits the spot. I do like my herbal teas..Stash Chai White Tea is a fave. :)
 
A good recipe for a nice cool drink is:
2-avocados (ripe)
500ml (or 1 litre ,I vary it to taste)coconut milk (with no preservatives)
honey to taste (about 2 good sized spoonfuls)
dash of vanilla
ice (enough to make a thick milkshake)

Blend it all in a blender putting the ice in last.
You may want only 1 avocado rather than 2.
Just play around with the proportions to get the taste you like.
Very refreshing.
 
Green Teas.

As I increase my sampling and collection of green teas, of the sub variety of Pu Erh's, I am finding that those others pale in comparison both in boldness and complexity. This includes my much depended upon Gunpowder green teas.

Korean green teas with ginger are "interesting" but not quite my cuppa.

Pu Erh teas vary considerably from region to region and factory to factory so the adventure is a long and continuous journey with many surprises, more good than bad, along the road. What makes this journey most interesting is that there is an additional factor, or dimension, of aging. For the Pu Erh teas age like wine and are dated by year, harvest, region, blend and factory. Enhancing this are the tea plants themselves, some of which may be older than 700 years, and new/old methods for brewing.

Sounding much like a Martial Art, "Gung Fu Cha" uses the same leaves for multiple, short, infusions. The taste profiles change throughout this brewing process and add that additional layer of discovery. One is introduced to a new vocabulary and the experiances, well, one should try it to fully understand.

As with every commercial enterprise, one must exersize care with the selection of a tea merchant. I have found that there are many merchants that offer the self same tea with a wide variety in pricing from merchant to merchant. Shop around and examine, where possible, customer feedback about both the teas and the service.
 
Currently hooked on colombian raised beans..... I think I am like on my third week of seeking the ultimate colombian brew. And the jar I tried today is most scrumptious, Full, Rich, Fruity!!! Fruity is a key!!! *swirls it around like a wine glass then sniffs then gulps and mouth wash actions it then spits the coffee into a silver urn..* mmmm Nice roast. The bean itself is so sahara desert golden.... In visual appearance. An awesome bean! lol......
 
Currently hooked on colombian raised beans..... I think I am like on my third week of seeking the ultimate colombian brew. And the jar I tried today is most scrumptious, Full, Rich, Fruity!!! Fruity is a key!!! *swirls it around like a wine glass then sniffs then gulps and mouth wash actions it then spits the coffee into a silver urn..* mmmm Nice roast. The bean itself is so sahara desert golden.... In visual appearance. An awesome bean! lol......
WOW, just when I'm trying to get rid of the caffeine.
 
I drink mostly smoothies and juice. This BrendanBrazier.com Thrive is pretty good. Some of his others are better though. The book that you see is mostly raw foods or very lightly cooked. I didn't care for that much for the recipes.
 
Have been, after a 2 year haitus, binging on coffee for the past 2 months.
Found an excellent bean called Okanagan Gold
http://cherryhillcoffee.com/09_Price_List.pdf
Have a small cappuccino maker now in the kitchen justified by the expense of purchases at Cafe Beano.
Now we make 'em at home.
Bye-bye beano babies.

Organic beans from Canada.
Organic whole milk from pastures close by.
D'lite-ful :D
Used to make specialty coffee's at our craft store so I can stretch that milk real good.
 
coffee too has its fundamentalists, hur hur hur:

http://disenchanted.com/dis/humor/coffee.html

personally, i am not nearly as much of a fascist as whoever wrote this, but i do like what i consider "nice" coffee, which means don't ever go near starbucks unless you're desperate. instant coffee makes me gag. americanos do my head in. i try and buy the nicest french-press/cafetière-ground stuff, fair-trade, that i can and brew it with the hottest water i can find for exactly two minutes before i press and serve. then i ruin it with "splenda"-brand sweetener which is actually pretty good. i like it nice and strong and try to stick to 2 cups a day, but as i'm up very early at the moment am having to have 3. on Shabbat i can't use a press (no filtering allowed) and lower-temperature water but i do use specialist israeli-style "turkish" coffee, which isn't the same as proper turkish but is quite nice anyway, sometimes with cardamom or even cinnamon for lebanese-style. sometimes, if i'm feeling especially ethnic, i have a spoon of honey.

i should drink more water, but i don't. at home, i tend to have what we call "apple sparklies" which is basically sparkling table water with a bit of apple juice in it to taste. not as bad or as acidic as drinking neat apple juice, but still quite acidic due to the carbonation. however, my dentist hasn't read me the riot act about it, although the hygienist gets regular visits. it's not just coffee, but red wine and other stuff that stains your teeth, so best to drink water when that happens.

i should drink less booze, but can rarely resist a glass of wine with dinner on a school night if there's a bottle open, at the occasional behest of the redoubtable mrs bb. on Shabbat we generally have wine with lunch and dinner as well as apéritifs and digestifs, which in my house tends to be aguardente, brazilian rum (cachaça), jack daniels or a nice peaty single malt, laphroaig for preference. oh - and kiddush after Shabbat morning service, which usually involves a few shots of whisky as well. hey ho.

anyway, could and should do better, but don't really want to. i stopped having beer in the house (and ice cream and crisps) because i just used to work through it, but now that only gets bought in for special treats. i eat pretty healthily the rest of the time.

as david lee roth once said:

Seems like everything I like will make me sick, or poor, or fat...
hur hur hur.

b'shalom

bananabrain
 
Actually it is a moderately humorous piece in parts.
Some people just do not know how to make good coffee.
 
17th, ok, perhaps coffee nerdery isn't for everyone, but the same could be said about any sort of nerdery, whether about wine-tasting, cheese-eating, classic cars, fashion, guitar solos or i dare say interfaith dialogue. i dare say you have your nerdy side, most people do.

actually, i do have a coffee benchmark against the best i've ever tasted, which was earlier this year in a sudanese/ethiopan restaurant in north london, where they roasted and ground the beans right at our table. it was quite simply an amazing richness and depth of taste and smell which i actually couldn't get out of my clothes for days, nor would i have wanted to. anything else pales in comparison, but i couldn't be arsed with a performance like that every day.

b'shalom

bananabrain
 
Oh no I agree.... There is good coffee... And complete crap coffee...... And I am indeed a snob when it comes to coffee.... But.... To write a page..... On, how, to..... Make a cup of coffee..... Doesn't this guy have anything better to do lol....
 
I like Vietnamese coffee and I have a Turkish coffee grinder (which I use to grind pepper instead of coffee). My absolute favorite drink however is a cold coconut with a straw for drinking - simply take a coconut (hull and all) and place in a refrigerator or freezer - it has 3 small "eyes" which you can easily punch through and use a straw to drink (open at least 2 eyes so that the liquid flows). I can't get them where I live now, but they bring back momories of hot tropical days on the islands and the refreshing drink of coconut water. If there is no refrigerator, you can of course drink it without chilling it - but it is best chilled. hmmmmmmmmm, poh
 
Mmm, I remember once, when I went to Florida, and I was staying in this cool motel with geckos in the room, I bought water, and I swear, it had like the tiniest hint of coconut milk. It was the best water, like, ever! I couldn't remember the brand then... But it prolly wouldn't have tasted the same anyhow...

I like chocolate milk! It's deliciously seaweedy!
 
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