Home   |   Contact   |   Help

Get Our Newsletter
Sign up for our free newsletter to get training tips and stay up to date on Catalyst Athletics, and get a FREE issue of the Performance Menu journal.

Go Back   Catalyst Athletics Forums > Nutrition > General Nutrition

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-03-2007, 01:39 AM   #1
Casey Williams
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Indpls, IN
Posts: 43
Default coffee (creamers)

Just curious what everybody uses for creamer in there coffee...milk, half&half....etc? Anybody put alittle coconut milk as a creamer?
Casey Williams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2007, 04:25 AM   #2
Jay Cohen
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Western Pa
Posts: 416
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Casey Williams View Post
Just curious what everybody uses for creamer in there coffee...milk, half&half....etc? Anybody put alittle coconut milk as a creamer?
1/2 / 1/2, now moving to coconut milk
Jay Cohen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2007, 07:28 AM   #3
Scott Kustes
Senior Member
 
Scott Kustes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 1,048
Default

Nothing.
__________________
Scott

Fitness Spotlight
Scott Kustes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2007, 08:20 AM   #4
Steve Liberati
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 459
Default

depends. somedays nothing, other days creamer or half & half, most of the time coconut milk. Cut back on coffee a lot in favor of espresso shots. Espresso shots need nothing more than a very small drop of slevia.
__________________
100,000 generations of humans have been hunters and gatherers; 500 generations have been agriculturalists; ten have lived in the industrial age; and only one has been exposed to the world of computers.

Steve's Club
Crossfit Tribe
Steve Liberati is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2007, 12:58 PM   #5
Jay Cohen
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Western Pa
Posts: 416
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve Liberati View Post
depends. somedays nothing, other days creamer or half & half, most of the time coconut milk. Cut back on coffee a lot in favor of espresso shots. Espresso shots need nothing more than a very small drop of slevia.

Steve;
Do you have a Espresso machine, if so, what kind?
Thanks.
Jay Cohen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2007, 04:45 AM   #6
Steve Liberati
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 459
Default

Krups Caffe Diablo II. Mid-line machine goes for aro $200. Not the best espresso maker, but then again it was a gift so I can't complain. Told my wife I like an X3 for Christmas as seen here: http://www.illyusa.com/AB1666000/web...?WebPage_ID=81.
It's a beauty!
__________________
100,000 generations of humans have been hunters and gatherers; 500 generations have been agriculturalists; ten have lived in the industrial age; and only one has been exposed to the world of computers.

Steve's Club
Crossfit Tribe
Steve Liberati is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2007, 05:53 AM   #7
Jay Cohen
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Western Pa
Posts: 416
Default I'm liking the Gaggia Baby

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve Liberati View Post
Krups Caffe Diablo II. Mid-line machine goes for aro $200. Not the best espresso maker, but then again it was a gift so I can't complain. Told my wife I like an X3 for Christmas as seen here: http://www.illyusa.com/AB1666000/web...?WebPage_ID=81.
It's a beauty!
Steve;
If I wasn't spending money like no tomorrow on gear, Oly Certs/workshops and what ever, this would be my next purchase.

W/F/S/Coffee safe

http://www.sweetmarias.com/prod.gaggia.shtml

The Rancilio is a tad much for budget, but great machine.

Presently I brew via Peculator, Stove Top Espresso maker, Direct to Cup or French Press. I have a local food co op that orders in Organic Fair Trade coffee in 5lb bags at around 32.50 per bag, great deal.
Jay Cohen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2007, 09:28 AM   #8
Troy Archie
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 515
Default

I've heard that the Rancilio silvia is one of the best band for buck at home machines but I've never used one. I'm a spoiled barista and have only ever worked with a La Marzocco GB5, Clover and recently a Synesso Cyncra. That said, if you have under $300 to spend on an Espresso machine, save yourself the time and money and buy an Aeropress. Coffees my profession and for $30 you can't go wrong.

If you need to put creamer/whitener in your coffee, you're drinking bad coffee.

If there is no roast date on the coffee you buy or it's past 3 weeks, you're drinking stale coffee. Do yourself a favor and find a local roaster selling only fresh beans and you'll become their bitch forever.
__________________
Healthy body sick mind...
Troy Archie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2007, 11:40 AM   #9
Jay Cohen
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Western Pa
Posts: 416
Default My you have a way with words!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Troy Archie View Post
I've heard that the Rancilio silvia is one of the best band for buck at home machines but I've never used one. I'm a spoiled barista and have only ever worked with a La Marzocco GB5, Clover and recently a Synesso Cyncra. That said, if you have under $300 to spend on an Espresso machine, save yourself the time and money and buy an Aeropress. Coffees my profession and for $30 you can't go wrong.

If you need to put creamer/whitener in your coffee, you're drinking bad coffee.

If there is no roast date on the coffee you buy or it's past 3 weeks, you're drinking stale coffee. Do yourself a favor and find a local roaster selling only fresh beans and you'll become their bitch forever.
Troy, your comments are spot on and the Aeropress is on my list, thanks for reminding me. You're also right about adding cream to coffee and about shelf life of beans. I knew someone was going to bust me on the 5lb bag qty.

There are a few local roaster in 30 mile area and my bud has has an I-Roast, so he buys green beans and roasts his own.

Thanks for the advice, much appreciated and just might save me 400 bucks.
Jay Cohen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2007, 12:33 PM   #10
Troy Archie
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 515
Default

Thought I'd also add that if you did buy a decent at home espresso machine you'd need to buy a really good grinder too. You'd actually probably end up spending more on the grinder than the machine.

I've heard it said a couple times that you might as well buy a $100 espresso machine and $1000 grinder...
__________________
Healthy body sick mind...
Troy Archie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:02 PM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.6.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Subscribe to our Newsletter


Receive emails with training tips, news updates, events info, sale notifications and more.
ASK GREG

Submit your question to be answered by Greg Everett in the Performance Menu or on the website

Submit Your Question
WEIGHTLIFTING TEAM

Catalyst Athletics is a USA Weightlifting team of competitive Olympic-style weightlifters with multiple national team medals.

Read More
Olympic Weightlifting Book
Catalyst Athletics
Contact Us
About
Help
Newsletter
Products & Services
Gym
Store
Seminars
Weightlifting Team
Performance Menu
Magazine Home
Subscriber Login
Issues
Articles
Workouts
About the Program
Workout Archives
Exercise Demos
Text Only
Instructional Content
Exercise Demos
Video Gallery
Free Articles
Free Recipes
Resources
Recommended Books & DVDs
Olympic Weightlifting Guide
Discussion Forum
Weight Conversion Calculator