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Discussion on: Programming Fluid Specs

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Jason C. McDonald Author

Coffee is my favorite programming fluid. Every morning, I brew a fresh pot in a stovetop percolator, which gives much better flavor than a coffeemaker, in my opinion. I've tried a lot of brands of ground coffee, but my favorite by far is Yuban traditional roast. I'll use three scoops of ground coffee, and then I'll fit an extra, empty filter on top of that to prevent grounds from leaking into the brewed coffee (it works).

Personally, I like my coffee black as night! My mother, who co-owns the software company with me, likes half coffee, half milk, with two scoops of sugar.

Depending on our mood, we may add one of the following to the grounds in the percolator:

  • Cinnamon
  • Allspice
  • Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Cloves
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Pure almond extract
  • Pure peppermint extract (especially during the holidays)

If I'm out of the office, I'll take coffee however I can find it. I've gotten used to Starbucks, having spent a few years in Seattle, but it still tastes burnt to me; all the same, I prefer it to some weaker coffee. (Anyone else notice that Thomas Hammer tastes really really strange?) If I have my pick of anything at Starbucks, it'll usually be a caramel macchiato.

All the same, the absolute best coffee I've ever had is a local brand called 4 Seasons Coffee; the Costa Rica blend is my favorite from them. Usually I can only get my mitts on this at the local donut shop.

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M. Shemayev

Have you ever tried cardamom?

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Jason C. McDonald Author

I haven't! At least, I haven't tried it in coffee. I'll have to do that one of these days.

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M. Shemayev

I really like it. Sort of floral. A little weird, but I like it.