whatever i can get..
zcarz wrote:What brand of coffee do you drink?
today is nescafe
A fellow survivor.
Sometime in the early 90's, I had a 100lb bag of harvested beans on the estate that wasn't enough to warrant dragging off to the village to sell. So it was left in storage, the idea being to pick more and top up the bag. It got wet, and the hulls sloughed off (another legitimate way of hulling the beans, but I didn't know that). With the hardest part of processing the coffee done by old mammy nature, I decided to experiment in making my own coffee. Parching/Roasting the beans and then grinding them was fun in it's own way. Of course, I found out the hard way what happens when you roast it for a little too long - but it didn't taste that bad! In fact I still have a preference for a slightly burned flavoured coffee.
Boiling the crap out of coffee grounds murders the flavour, but too many camps with too few percolators have all but destroyed whatever palate I had.
Jose Perez comes very close to the flavour I remember, and I much prefer it over Hong Wing... but an addiction is only an addiction, so you grab the nearest thing (which ends up being HW) and take it home and boil it. As long as the aroma I get when I open the bag still makes me want to pass out LSD-style, I will drink it.