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#39605 - 08/28/01 07:25 PM Re: ambiguity  
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I just bought two brand new bars of soap today, so, C'MON!


#39606 - 08/28/01 08:23 PM Re: ambiguity  
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I don't dare open my mouth.


#39607 - 08/28/01 08:28 PM Re: Continuing the civilized discourse  
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Sounds like one of the old Alphonse and Gaston cartoons. After you, my dear Faldage.,,,


#39608 - 08/28/01 09:29 PM Re: Continuing the civilized discourse  
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I dunno about coffee recipes, but there damn well oughta be a minimum training period for people who make coffee in the US, believe me!



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#39609 - 08/29/01 07:32 AM Re: Continuing the civilized discourse  
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Hear hear... then again, beware of those espressos that Italians sometimes make. I've drunk some that were guaranteed to burn a hole in your stomach. Indeed, I once shared a house with an Italian who would brew coffee in one of those metal cafetières you boil on the hob, would then pour the coffee into a cup, empty the cafetière and refill the coffee bit with fresh ground coffee, refill the water part with the freshly-brewed one, and brew the whole thing again. She called it "double coffee" and it was like an electric shock, that coffee was...



#39610 - 08/29/01 12:23 PM Re: Continuing the civilized discourse  
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oughta be a minimum training period for people who make coffee in the US

But then you never *did get one of those short bigs at Juna's. *did you, Cap.


#39611 - 08/29/01 09:14 PM Re: Continuing the civilized discourse  
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But then you never *did get one of those short bigs at Juna's. *did you, Cap.

Exceptions and rules, Big F, exceptions and rules ...



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#39612 - 08/30/01 01:44 AM Strong coffee  
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I've often tried espresso made with one of those caffetieres, in fact I have one, but have never had a decent cup of coffee from one.

The real champion for strong coffee was what my father and grandfather called "cabin track special". They both were railroad men (my grandfather was actually a brakeman back before WWI when brakemen ran along the tops of cars to apply the brakes). This was what the crews made in the caboose for their own refreshment. You took a 5-gal. dining car coffee pot, which was made of heavy-guage aluminum, filled with water, put it on the stove, and when it boiled, added a half pound or so of freshly ground coffee. You let it boil for 5 minutes or so, took it off the stove and added a couple eggshells, waited a minute or so for the grounds to settle, and poured it out. When that pot was all, you shook it over the garbage container but did nothing further to it and started over again. You always had some residue of old grounds left to start the next pot. A coffee pot would last maybe 2 months before the bottom fell out. Anyone who wanted a little extra jolt could stir his with a tarred rope end.


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