@phendrick@warpedrotors The idea of a spirits-only online site was hoped-for years ago on the previous wine site. But the problem is that state laws are much more restrictive and liquor taxes vary greatly as well. I wish for a site like that too (not sure if you were kidding), but don’t think the varied laws would allow it.
@phendrick@pmarin I was definitely not kidding. I want bourbon deals shipped to my door. Drizly is fucking stupid. I know it’s hard to do with all the crazy laws, but I really only need them to ship to me. I don’t care about other states. I do have a case of bourbon barrel aged wine arriving Thursday thanks to casemates. I guess that will have to do for now.
@Achromatter bed bath and bey ond has a 72 count of the dark for 39.99 that’s .55 each, but if you get one of those 20% off coupons they seem to send me every week that takes it down to $32.00 and .44 cents still not as good the .35 here but at least it all the same flavor.
@JekiTheRogue On a related note, the Pappy maple syrup is fucking delicious, and as close as I’ve come to trying Pappy so far. It’s a bit pricey($18 I think), but worth the splurge at least once. The bourbon barrel aged maple syrup that Costco and other stores sell is good, but the Pappy stuff is on another level.
@JekiTheRogue@Noddy93 There’s a good chance I’m retarded. I thought it was $18, but it’s not very likely now that I checked the price. There was some kind of sale before Christmas though. I think it was cheaper, and you got entered into a drawing for actual Pappy. Even at $38, buy it once.
Once our Keurig started serving lukewarm coffee I broke out the new Motif Essential Pour Coffee Brewer w/ Thermal Carafe & wow, I will never look back. Much better coffee. Two cups max because this coffee maker seems to add additional caffeine & I get a case of the jitters. Good thing I like the jitters. No more Keurig cups making weak coffee for me.
@Joedetroit I will second that. These make great coffee, cheaper too, unless you buy super-expensive beans… which I do sometimes. And these machines will actually make it worthwhile by getting the full benefit of the high-quality beans.
I, as well, Love My Motif! Bought my BF a different model. He loves it as well. Gave my Mom the 2nd 1 I bought which is like the picture. My Daughter in Law threw away her Expensive Keurig after she heard about the Bio Slime that forms. Pretty sure she could have cleaned it. She is a “Little” Weird. So, no thanks on K cups…Try out Brew Rite coffee cleaner if you haven’t. It cleans out the carafe as well as the brewer. Makes it all shiny and new again. Well, Ice, lemon and salt will do it too, especially a glass carafe you can’t get hands in to scrub.
My Keurig confession: I had been a sucker for “deals” even if in the long run they weren’t good ideas. For example, I’m on this site, which should be evidence enough for that.
Back when I used to shop the clearance racks of local grocery stores just for fun (pre-Covid), I’d find deals on K-cup coffees. I then had to pick up a Keurig brewer (also on clearance) so I could give these coffee things a try, plus it did look convenient. I was used to fairly “strong” coffee (note: strong is not the same as “dark”, but they are often related. But you can have a strong concentrated brew of a light-roast as well). At first I was pretty disappointed with the Keurig in how “weak” the coffee always was, even if I went for the smallest cup size (usually 6oz). A lot of different products always were just kind of “OK, not terrible; certainly not good.”
I eventually found a few brands of K-cups that I thought were reasonably “good” (or as good as you can given the technology). One key was “how much actual coffee is in each cup.” This may not be obvious – not all K-cups contain the same amount of coffee. These have 0.35oz, which is on the weak side. I did find some that were 0.4oz or greater, and from my experience these were better. I think I found one or two over 0.5oz that were specially marketed as extra-strong, and indeed they were. For my taste, the ones with 0.4oz or more is all I would buy now. Of course the quality of the beans is important too – but from my experience the ones making the higher “doses” also tend to the be specialty ones that use better-quality beans.
Overall the “K” machine was fun as a toy and to learn about the products – after that I decided to go back to drip-brewing (by hand or with the Motif), or actual espresso machines, though that is a different style entirely.
Uike the “brew-ha-ha” over pour over vs Kuerig, I use c, none of the above. Long time ago I discovered a great gizmo call the Cafejo. It is a french press that uses Kcups, Nespresso pods or refillable cups. Unfortunately it seems it is no longer made, but since my original one lasted nearly 10 years, the replacement I bought couple years ago is now my “precious”. There are a few similar gizmos out there, but none as compact and as few parts as the Cafejo. Keep the Kcup deals a-coming!
Fed Ex says delivered but wasn’t. Been here all day even looking out window at time Fed Ex says it was delivered. This seems to be an ongoing problem with Fed Ex. Not sure why MEH continues to use them. Awful delivery service.
@mfearing FedEx sat on my delivery since they received it locally on 2/14. Finally got it this afternoon. I’ll give them Monday as a pass, since it was Presidents Day and the worse snow this area has gotten in 10 years (a whopping 8", as I giggled at the pandemonium it caused, since I’m from a place where that isnt so unusual). But no excuse for Tuesday or Wednesday, since I got UPS and USPS packages delivered both days.
Just got mine (no problems with shipping, yay!), immediately brewed a cup of the Original Blend, it was tasty. It smells sweet, but isn’t overpowering. Brewed up a Dark Roast as a follow-up, this one smells suuuuuper chocolatey. Flavor is OK. I’ll wait until dinner to try the Bourbon Vanilla flavor.