Coffee Cupping For The Fun Of ItWritten by Gary Gresham
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∑ Grind coffee beans to a fine consistency and put in cup. Make sure to grind each coffee to same fineness and clean grinder after each grinding. Start by sniffing each of coffee samples then begin pouring water just off boiling point on grounds. Allow coffee to steep for 3 to 4 minutes. Using your spoon gently break crust and take time to smell coffee at this point. Once crust is broken gently stir coffee to allow some of grounds to sink. Any left on top should be scooped out and thrown away. After cooling slightly start slurping coffee from spoon. Let it splash over your entire palate letting your taste buds experience and acknowledge each flavor. Itís fun to see how many funny sounds you can make while slurping. You could even make a game of it to see who can make funniest sounds. Hold coffee in your mouth without swallowing and swish it around and begin to realize all different taste sensations. At this point, spit coffee out and begin sharing your experience and thoughts with rest of group. There are no right or wrongs just opinions. For many beginners evaluating coffee with other coffee lovers will open your eyes and your taste buds to flavors in coffee that you might have missed. It is a fun way to share a new understanding and appreciation for coffee cupping and enjoy it all at same time. Copyright © 2005 Perfect Coffees.com. All Rights Reserved.
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Poor Man's Beef Stroganoff - Quick & EasyWritten by Abigail Baker
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a cooking skillet well with non stick spray and turn on heat medium high - brown your meat and throw in sliced onion, reduce heat to medium and saute meat and onion together until onion is only slightly cooked. Now spoon over top, 1/2 can of mushroom soup (undiluted of course) stir through your meat mix and reduce heat to low medium, cover. Cook about 25 to 30 minutes.
Serve with mashed potatoes, rice or noodles - add canned green beans and a sliced fresh tomato to plate and voila - quick and tasty for 3 or 4 people.
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