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Gregzs:
Americans try Filipino Fast Food

ESFitness:

--- Quote from: Gregzs on May 27, 2014, 10:22:52 PM ---Americans try Filipino Fast Food



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if your Filipino/Chinese spouse cooks you lasagna, does that make it Filipino food? in that case, I eat Filipino food all the time.

Bertha Butt:

--- Quote from: ESFitness on May 27, 2014, 10:27:45 PM ---if your Filipino/Chinese spouse cooks you lasagna, does that make it Filipino food? in that case, I eat Filipino food all the time.



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I've got some Filipino cookbooks and many dishes are surprisingly European or American, sometimes with a little Asian or Filipino twist.

Bertha Butt:

--- Quote from: Gregzs on May 27, 2014, 10:22:52 PM ---Americans try Filipino Fast Food



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Would eat.

Spicy chicken... I think Phreak would ask for some extra chilli with that.  ;D

Gregzs:
http://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/what-s-the-best-grocery-store-coffee-folgers-chock-full-onuts

We got a champion barista to rank the sub-par coffee your parents drink

For coffee aficionados, it can be hard to remember the days before fair-trade, adjective-heavy specialty coffee. But before Counter Culture, or even Starbucks, there were first-wave roasters peddling steel cans of grounds (gasp!), the likes of which are now only seen on visits to your parents' house.

So to see if any of these coffees are actually good to the last drop, we asked Lorenzo Perkins, certified coffee instructor at Cuvée and executive council member of the Barista Guild of America, to put five of the biggest coffee brands through the same rigorous blind-tasting process that his roasting company applies to their own beans.

"This is actually something I think all my colleagues should do. When you're only drinking specialty coffee, you lose that global perspective."

We pillaged the grocery coffee aisle and came away with five contenders: Folgers Classic Roast, Maxwell House French Roast, Chock full o'Nuts Original, Community Coffee Cafe Special, and Yuban.


5. MAXWELL HOUSE
Aromas: Wet dog, burning
Flavors: Fish oil, despair
 "What death tastes like."


4. YUBAN
Aromas: Snickers bar, barn-y
Flavors: Mineral oil, chocolate
 "This tastes better than it smells. It's a close call with Maxwell House, but this edged it out because I can actually swallow it. Bonus points for pleasant graphic design."


3. FOLGERS
Aromas: Unhappy children, wet wool
Flavors: Charred, wet cardboard, artificiality
 "It tastes as if someone sprayed coffee flavor onto coffee beans


2. CHOCK FULL O'NUTS
Aromas: Burnt hair
Flavors: Roasted Styrofoam, gamey
 "It's savory, kind of like you're eating wild boar meat that's about to turn. That said, this isn't that bad. I wouldn't return it if I was eating in a Denny's."


1. COMMUNITY COFFEE
Aromas: Chocolate, honey, wet paper
Flavors: Actual acidity, syrup-like sweetness, oh-sweet-surrender & mercy
 "That's coffee! This could pass for a low-grade specialty coffee."

CONCLUSION
After the relentless tasting, Lorenzo poured himself a cup of Cuvée that he'd brewed several hours prior. He originally considered the batch foul by his normal standards, but after a few hours of cupping the big brands it took on an entirely new character: it was suddenly really, really good.

 Although Lorenzo literally gagged several times during the test, and the rest of the staff remarked that the roastery smelled like a sewer lit on fire, by the end of the day he conceded that both Chock full 'oNuts and Community Coffee were not as gross as he expected and are actually deserving of some respect. The other grounds confirmed that most of the titans of first-wave coffee are truly washed up.

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