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  1. So anyone still using high output (+100, +120) halogen lights as opposed to the trend to put LED, HID, angel eyes and projector headlamps in their cars? I have a 1997 Ford F250 4X4 that I've just put German Vosla +120 halogen bulbs (9007/HB5) in it. It's stupidly bright and I can aim them. I had tried Morimoto LED bulbs but they just sent light everywhere. What are you using? How do you like them? Inquiring minds are curious.
  2. Um, don't say that to anyone that's been in or still in the military - those are fighting words. While it may technically be seed water (coffee beans are actually seeds), it is coffee. And, it is an art form. Badly made coffee is the same as badly made anything. If it's not palatable, why drink it? I can't embrace poorly made coffee because it insults my taste buds. How about badly made tea? Yeah, not good. Badly made cocoa? That even pisses me off. I grumble all day long when I'm forced to buy brewed coffee at StarShmucks. That stuff is an insult to Juan Valdez! (inside joke). I've had instant coffee that was better. Or, "Magic Cocoa". (google it) When I was stationed at RAF Lakenheath, England, I really got into loose leaf tea. Came back to the states, found very few good shops near Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, Nevada. This was before the internet so everything was advertised in a magazine or catalog. Had to give up my tea habit although I still make Irish Breakfast Tea on occasion and I do appreciate properly made cocoa. And don't you dare put flavored coffee in my cup - if I want that, I'll break out the Cafe Vienna.
  3. That is my consensus, the travesty of allowing a "Barrista", basically an underpaid college kid, to brew your coffee for you. What do they know about coffee? They are too young and inexperienced to have mad coffee brewing skills. I would suspect they have no idea light roast has more caffeine than dark roast. The roasting process burns out the caffeine so ergo, the darker the roast, the lighter the caffeine load. Also, StarShmucks always uses too much grounds when they brew. Just because the filter holds twenty scoops, that doesn't mean you have to use twenty scoops. Once it's brewed, there is no 'fixing' it. If you can't drink it black, toss it out and try again. If you really want to know how to brew coffee, find someone that has served in the military. We have the knowledge.
  4. Why yes, yes I am. *sips on my fourth coffee of the day* *bounces off the ceiling*
  5. Gah, coffee is so easy! Five(!) scoops, lightly rounded, of light roast beans (Starbucks Veranda or Willow whole bean) med-fine ground in a burr mill. A Mr. Coffee coffee maker, paper filter with twelve cups of water, essentially a full water dispenser. Flip switch, wait for the brew to finish. This combination is so repeatable and it works every time. Nobody, my family or friends, has complained about my coffee, ever and we come from a coffee drinking family. The scooper in question is the one that comes with the coffee maker. It's the perfect size. Anybody that gets grounds in the coffee is doing it wrong. Too much coffee grounds in the basket causing an overflow (my brother) or sloppy with the grounds (my first wife). If it's weak and full of grounds, that's sloppy with the grounds, plain and simple. Further, being former military, you do not put anything in your coffee. Just plain bad form. Drink it black or not at all.
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