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Offline yirgacheffe

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1860 on: November 03, 2016, 01:14:29 PM »
Whoo, I'm a super waygook now!
It feels good, doesn't it?

It's weird like, I know the ranking thing is just supposed to be a fun goal thing but I remember back when I started posting I felt like I was just some rando and not really part of the ~community~ and somewhere towards the end of my time as a two-star member I started to be like oh, I really am like a regular. So the three-star is just an extra boost.  :cheesy: :cheesy:
I was basically just a lurker for my first 2.5-3 years, and my stars all came in the last year or so. It felt like I would never leave the basic level, then all of a sudden, I'm super!  :laugh:

 :laugh: I was the same way. I lurked under a different name for a year but then forgot my password when I switched schools, registered under this one, and lurked for another year before posting.
I only figured out what your name came from yesterday... it's on the coffee I've been drinking since the start of the academic year.

Mmmmm coffee... Speaking of which, I should just bring my own kettle to school. I tried to go to the teacher's office during lunch to make myself a cup but they were having a meeting. >:(

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1861 on: November 03, 2016, 01:31:11 PM »
wait there's a coffee brand called yirgacheffe?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1862 on: November 03, 2016, 01:34:46 PM »
wait there's a coffee brand called yirgacheffe?
I don't know if it's also a brand, but apparently it's the name of a type of bean. Ethiopean Yirgacheffe.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1863 on: November 03, 2016, 01:45:53 PM »
wait there's a coffee brand called yirgacheffe?
I don't know if it's also a brand, but apparently it's the name of a type of bean. Ethiopean Yirgacheffe.
It's a district (and township) in Ethiopia that's well known for coffee production. Many popular brands, like Kopavogur and Villa Las Estrellas are named after the region in which the coffee beans are harvested.
« Last Edit: November 03, 2016, 01:50:11 PM by kyndo »

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1864 on: November 03, 2016, 01:50:07 PM »
I've learned something new today.

Now I'll just envisage a giraffe sipping a cup o' joe.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1865 on: November 03, 2016, 01:55:53 PM »
wait there's a coffee brand called yirgacheffe?
I don't know if it's also a brand, but apparently it's the name of a type of bean. Ethiopean Yirgacheffe.
It's a district (and township) in Ethiopia that's well known for coffee production. Many popular brands, like Kopavogur and Villa Las Estrellas are named after the region in which the coffee beans are harvested.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1866 on: November 03, 2016, 02:05:01 PM »
Thanks. Sharing is caring.
My pleasure!
 I'm especially fond of Villa Las Estrellas but they don't seem to have any of it here, even on Gmarket. If any of y'all find any, lemme know! :smiley:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1867 on: November 03, 2016, 02:06:55 PM »
wait there's a coffee brand called yirgacheffe?
I don't know if it's also a brand, but apparently it's the name of a type of bean. Ethiopean Yirgacheffe.
It's a district (and township) in Ethiopia that's well known for coffee production. Many popular brands, like Kopavogur and Villa Las Estrellas are named after the region in which the coffee beans are harvested.


 :azn: Yep. You won't typically see them in the chain shops like Starbucks or A Twosome Place or whatever, but if you go to the local shops that roast their own beans and such, there will usually be two to five different beans, all named after the region that they're from.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1868 on: November 03, 2016, 02:10:18 PM »
Also, I just fell asleep at my desk, but luckily I have my own classroom in a semi-secluded part of the building.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1869 on: November 03, 2016, 02:21:25 PM »
one of my students just came up and saw me browsing facebook and asked me to add her. I told her that I would when I leave, but I can't now because I'm her teacher.

I hope my kids do want to add me when I leave. I'd love to keep in contact with them.

Also, the way she asked was super cute. She pointed at the search bar and said "teacher, my name, friend plus!"  :laugh:
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1870 on: November 03, 2016, 02:30:17 PM »
Am I think only one that thinks yirgacheffe (the coffee, not the wonderful Waygook.org user) tastes like butt? Maybe I've never had any that was roasted properly, but it always tastes really anemic and flat. Just... brown water.

 :laugh: I don't know what you mean by flat but I've always found yirgacheffe the coffee to be slightly acidic and, maybe I'm a little crazy (I'm definitely not a coffee expert), but I've always thought it had faintly fruity undertones.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1871 on: November 03, 2016, 03:43:21 PM »
Am I think only one that thinks yirgacheffe (the coffee, not the wonderful Waygook.org user) tastes like butt? Maybe I've never had any that was roasted properly, but it always tastes really anemic and flat. Just... brown water.

 :laugh: I don't know what you mean by flat but I've always found yirgacheffe the coffee to be slightly acidic and, maybe I'm a little crazy (I'm definitely not a coffee expert), but I've always thought it had faintly fruity undertones.

응 I'm not good at English. By flat I meant kind of like, acidic and fruity without much uhh.... bass? Body? I don't know whatever ugh.

Oh. Well, I like the acidity. :laugh: As for the fruityness, I'm not a connoisseur :laugh: I only taste it sometimes but I wonder if it's the coffee or me. :laugh: :laugh:

I usually prefer something stronger, but I don't know... I really like the yirgacheffe when it's hand-dripped and done right, whatever that means. :blank: I should learn to make my own coffee. Some people say it's easy, but I feel like there is a technique?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1872 on: November 03, 2016, 03:47:07 PM »
Am I think only one that thinks yirgacheffe (the coffee, not the wonderful Waygook.org user) tastes like butt? Maybe I've never had any that was roasted properly, but it always tastes really anemic and flat. Just... brown water.

 :laugh: I don't know what you mean by flat but I've always found yirgacheffe the coffee to be slightly acidic and, maybe I'm a little crazy (I'm definitely not a coffee expert), but I've always thought it had faintly fruity undertones.

응 I'm not good at English. By flat I meant kind of like, acidic and fruity without much uhh.... bass? Body? I don't know whatever ugh.

Oh. Well, I like the acidity. :laugh: As for the fruityness, I'm not a connoisseur :laugh: I only taste it sometimes but I wonder if it's the coffee or me. :laugh: :laugh:

I usually prefer something stronger, but I don't know... I really like the yirgacheffe when it's hand-dripped and done right, whatever that means. :blank: I should learn to make my own coffee. Some people say it's easy, but I feel like there is a technique?

I'm something of a coffee cone-issuer. How do you make your coffee currently? Maybe I can help ypu improve

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1873 on: November 03, 2016, 03:53:56 PM »
Am I think only one that thinks yirgacheffe (the coffee, not the wonderful Waygook.org user) tastes like butt? Maybe I've never had any that was roasted properly, but it always tastes really anemic and flat. Just... brown water.

 :laugh: I don't know what you mean by flat but I've always found yirgacheffe the coffee to be slightly acidic and, maybe I'm a little crazy (I'm definitely not a coffee expert), but I've always thought it had faintly fruity undertones.

응 I'm not good at English. By flat I meant kind of like, acidic and fruity without much uhh.... bass? Body? I don't know whatever ugh.

Oh. Well, I like the acidity. :laugh: As for the fruityness, I'm not a connoisseur :laugh: I only taste it sometimes but I wonder if it's the coffee or me. :laugh: :laugh:

I usually prefer something stronger, but I don't know... I really like the yirgacheffe when it's hand-dripped and done right, whatever that means. :blank: I should learn to make my own coffee. Some people say it's easy, but I feel like there is a technique?

I'm something of a coffee cone-issuer. How do you make your coffee currently? Maybe I can help ypu improve

I don't. :laugh: I just drink the instant stuff (not the Maxim mixed crap, though) because I can't be bothered with a coffee pot, and I don't like the taste of coffee pot coffee, anyway. Otherwise, I go to the local cafes. I've been wanting to buy the fancy stuff to make your own drip coffee, but I feel like it would just taste like coffee pot coffee since I don't know the proper techniques. Maybe I'll youtube it tonight.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1874 on: November 04, 2016, 07:47:31 AM »
It's Friday ~

I've never been so excited for a weekend that I have nothing planned for.

I also forgot to bake that mayo cake. But that can be one weekend activity.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1875 on: November 04, 2016, 07:58:05 AM »
I'd like to get into making nice coffee at home but I hate it and prefer it milky.  Does that mean that making fancy coffee is a waste of time if I'm just going to pour milk into it?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1876 on: November 04, 2016, 08:12:07 AM »
I'd like to get into making nice coffee at home but I hate it and prefer it milky.  Does that mean that making fancy coffee is a waste of time if I'm just going to pour milk into it?

Milk?! IN COFFEE?! OFF WITH YOUR HEAD!!!

It's fine. I prefer it black, but I suppose even when you add milk, the quality of the actual coffee would make a difference. Just stay away from skim milk. Gross. (The taste. I don't know anything about the health benefits.) :azn:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1877 on: November 04, 2016, 08:20:47 AM »
Last night after classes, I was walking up in the back campus of school when I saw another teacher digging around in the ground with a little trowel. He speaks no english at all, but there was a student with me and she started talking to him and then he held up some tree roots he was excavating, and she relayed back to me that they were healthy.

Fast forward, and later he dropped this piece of cooked root in front of me to eat. No taste whatsoever, but hey, healthy!

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1878 on: November 04, 2016, 08:43:07 AM »
I'd like to get into making nice coffee at home but I hate it and prefer it milky.  Does that mean that making fancy coffee is a waste of time if I'm just going to pour milk into it?
Meh, it depends on how you like your coffee. I like my coffee strong but don't like acidity. The strong varieties I like are also slightly more acidic (I know brewing has an effect, too) so I make a strong brew and add some warm milk or soy/almond juice. I use the microwave to heat the milk then add fresh coffee until it becomes the color I like.

You could also just make run-of-the-mill coffee with a reasonably priced coffee maker. I gave away my large maker to the NET that replaced me when I moved but I got another for 45,000 won. Smaller, it makes about 6 6oz cups, which is 3 real cups to me, at a time. Then I got another blade grinder from gmarket for about 13,000 won. I get a large bag of roasted beans once a month/every 3 weeks. I like darker roasts from far-off lands so I spend about 60,000 won. I usually drink coffee everyday so I spend about 2,000-3,000 a day on home brew. I make it they way I want. And with the amount I drink even the cheapest of low-quality cafe drip brews would cost me double that amount. A comparable cup and amount at Starbucks, even more.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #1879 on: November 04, 2016, 08:54:47 AM »
You can buy big bags of coffee beans at home plus or emart. I got an electric coffee grinder from gmarket and use a cafetiere or moka pot to make nice coffee.