Coffee

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  1. Beth Gallagher

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    One thing I've taken to is a pinch of salt in my coffee... a habit picked up while visiting Holland.
     
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    Occasionally I’ll try a new coffee and if the first pot is a little too bitter, I will add salt to the grounds the next time before I make the coffee. It does take some of the harshness out and makes it a more palatable experience.
     
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    I've never considered salt in coffee and, offhand, it still doesn't sound like a good idea.
     
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    Yeah, folks who like Miracle Whip probably wouldn’t like salt in their coffee.

    Come to think of it, there’s actually some coffee infused salt out there! And, coffee ice cream has a touch of salt in it.
     
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    ...it gives a rounder flavor while seemingly exposing coffee's umami
     
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    My Gevalia thermos broke itself the other day (when I dropped it), so I had to buy one - a DuraFlask, which is supposed to keep coffee hot for a long time, although an hour or two is all that I need for most purposes. The coffeemaker shuts its hotplate off before I've finished my first cup of coffee sometimes, so when I come back for a second, it's lukewarm, at best. There is a button that's supposed to keep the hotplate on longer but it doesn't seem to do that, so I like to pour a cup of coffee, then pour the rest into a thermos for later. Plus, a thermos is nice to have when I travel to my land up north because there aren't very many places to get coffee along the way unless you count gas station coffee.

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    Since I now have to drink the dreaded Half Caff, the salt sure couldn't possibly make it taste any worse. I think I'll try it in the morning!! :D
     
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    If you have tried @ did it make better or could you not tell any difference @Bess Barber.?
     
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    Does or has anyone drank any Turkish coffee or tea?
     
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    No, but I tried Turkish cigarettes once and if the coffee and tea is anything like the cigarettes, I'll pass.
     
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    Based on what I've read about the tea and the coffee, on Amazon, I'll pass also. I tried the cigarettes, too.
     
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    ...lets just say it's an acquired taste.
     
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    Didn't work for me. It then tasted both grainy AND salty. :D
    However, I have very bland taste buds. I don't use spices too much anyway.
     
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    Had Turkish coffee in Istanbul once. Never again.
     
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