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#162366 - 01/11/09 01:10 AM Re: Tea or coffee? [Re: LED]
Kris Offline

Registered: 04/13/07
Posts: 623
Loc: A Canadian in the UK
Coffee for me. Don't even ask about my tab at the local coffee shop!!!

A buddy of mine was so into coffee, he bought his own roaster and sourced his own beans. Let me tell you, when you have complete control, you can make one heck of a cup of coffee!!!!
"One should not increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything"
William of Ockham (1285-1349)

#162371 - 01/11/09 02:07 AM Re: Tea or coffee? [Re: Kris]
benjammin Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/06/04
Posts: 4020
Loc: Anchorage AK
Why not both?

Cowboy brew every morning, once in a while some loose leaf herbal or a good darjeeling.
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
-- Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)

#162375 - 01/11/09 02:52 AM Re: Tea or coffee? [Re: ]
Desperado Offline

Registered: 11/01/08
Posts: 1530
Loc: DFW, Texas
When really desperate to stay awake on guard duty, we would put a pinch of MRE instant coffee in like a dip of snuff. Nastiest thing I have ever tasted, but worked.
I do the things that I must, and really regret, are unfortunately necessary.


#162376 - 01/11/09 03:09 AM Re: Tea or coffee? [Re: Desperado]
MoBOB Offline

Registered: 09/17/07
Posts: 1219
Loc: here
Tea. I can deal with the bitterness of it easier than coffee if I have to drink it without enhancers. Besides, I haven't heard of making herbal or natural coffees from wild products. Even though chicory is used as a coffee substitute by a certain constituency of the country. Anyway, tea is it for me.
"Its not a matter of being ready as it is being prepared" -- B. E. J. Taylor

#162384 - 01/11/09 05:12 AM Re: Tea or coffee? [Re: Desperado]
oldsoldier Offline
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Registered: 11/25/06
Posts: 742
Loc: MA
Originally Posted By: Desperado
Originally Posted By: oldsoldier
Hot coffee, all the way. I dont mind instant; 12 years as a grunt made me not very picky.

Military coffee,

20 gal. pot, 5 lb. cloth bag of coffee, 15 gal. water. Heat for 3 days or until done. Sound familiar?

Ah, fond memories! Field coffee!!
my adventures

#162387 - 01/11/09 08:07 AM Re: Tea or coffee? [Re: ]
Art_in_FL Offline

Registered: 09/01/07
Posts: 2432
Coffee. Black, hot, strong and served by the gallon if at all possible. Pout in grounds, a pinch of salt and boil. Firmly tap the side of the pot to cause the grounds to sink. Use egg shells or pour through cheesecloth or one of the stainless 'permanent filters' sold as an alternative to paper filters in drip machines if you don't have the touch.

I like my coffee but I'm not particular about the blend, grind or how it is made.

Instant coffee is perhaps the single most convincing proof of the existence of evil in this world. Decaffeinated coffee runs a close second. But, being the fallen, perverse and self-contradictory creature humans tend to be I have sometimes resorted to using the abominable instant variety. But never the decaf. I have standards.

I also like tea. Late in the evening when the extra caffeine might interfere with sleep but a warming boost is just the ticket I like some tea. English breakfast tea is good but more often than not it is a nice green tea brewed strong and served hot.

In no case is any cream, whitener or sweetener ever required as they are tools of the devil and will distort your soul.

#162390 - 01/11/09 12:56 PM Re: Tea or coffee? [Re: scafool]
Happy Birthday Stu Offline
I am not a P.P.o.W.
Old Hand

Registered: 05/16/05
Posts: 1058
Loc: Finger Lakes of NY State
Hot Chocolate (winter), Knorr beef bouillon, Knorr Tomato/Chicken Bouillon, or hot tea with a bit of lemon in it are my favorite hot drinks. I like coffee but rarely drink it.
Our most important survival tool is our brain, and for many, that tool is way underused! SBRaider
Head Cat Herder

#162399 - 01/11/09 02:43 PM Re: Tea or coffee? [Re: scafool]

Four multi-day hikes, we carry coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Coffee is made in a 2 cup percolator over a backpacker stove or open campfire depending on weather and forestry fire danger ratings in warmer months.

This same percolator is used to heat water for the coffee or tea when needed.

Our usual usage:
Mornings and lunch: coffee
Dinner and evenings sitting around the fire: tea and hot chocolate.

For single day hike, coffee carried in a thermos (this was discussed in another recent thread).

#162400 - 01/11/09 02:51 PM Re: Tea or coffee? [Re: TheSock]
bws48 Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 08/18/07
Posts: 831
Loc: Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Both. Coffee with breakfast, tea the rest of the time. Tea helps me relax and think.

Originally Posted By: TheSock
if you come to Britain the 'coffee making facilities' your hotel advertises means boiling water and instant coffee.
The Sock

Karma for putting tea in bags? wink
"Better is the enemy of good enough."

#162401 - 01/11/09 02:59 PM Re: Tea or coffee? [Re: bws48]
gonewiththewind Offline

Registered: 10/14/08
Posts: 1517
Coffee. If I do not have two cups by 9 o'clock my head will explode!

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