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Re: The Great Geekhack Coffee Exchange
« Reply #200 on: Sat, 27 April 2013, 09:25:26 »
I saw this today and had to laugh...

How 99.9% of people judge the quality of their coffee.

i dont get it... isn't that basically in reverse?

For us in this thread? Quite possibly.

But most when most people talk about how much they like coffee, I find the point to be moot if they're adding a ton of sugar and cream, sprinkles, etc. Not saying that I'm a purist and only drink black coffee. I do enjoy a cuban, or a cappuccino every now and then, but that's a far cry different from the sugar/cream bombs I see people ordering at Starbucks.

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« Reply #201 on: Sat, 27 April 2013, 09:27:44 »
Ha that comic made me laugh mashby. Since I've been getting ridiculous mail coffee, I've been drinking my coffee with a little sugar and no cream. Those sugar bombs that pose as coffee crack me up
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Re: The Great Geekhack Coffee Exchange
« Reply #202 on: Sun, 28 April 2013, 00:54:18 »
sugar or cream ever...?

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« Reply #203 on: Mon, 29 April 2013, 19:30:25 »
I'd love to get in on this but not sure how it would go being in australia. I have access to some great freshly roasted beans within a few hundred kms of me that I make a trip too buy every few weeks from an award winning Australian blender Phillip di bella
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Would love to be able to give you guys a taste!

Also love the fact that people in here french press, I get odd looks for doing this at home/work when they have a 4k coffee machine lol.

I'm yet to try an aeropress.

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Re: The Great Geekhack Coffee Exchange
« Reply #204 on: Mon, 29 April 2013, 21:10:18 »
Rayuki, I'd be interested in a trade, I have a roaster around the corner from me that does some nice stuff :D.  Any other Aussies interested in a trade?
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« Reply #205 on: Wed, 01 May 2013, 02:28:27 »
Coffee is too strong for me, I only drink fruity scented tea.
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« Reply #206 on: Wed, 01 May 2013, 06:16:04 »
Rayuki, I'd be interested in a trade, I have a roaster around the corner from me that does some nice stuff :D.  Any other Aussies interested in a trade?

If not we can just give it a go. I'm going to try and go for a drive up later next week for some :)

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Re: The Great Geekhack Coffee Exchange
« Reply #207 on: Wed, 01 May 2013, 11:49:36 »
This entire thread started between CPTBadAss and me!  Good luck to the land down under on enjoying some delicious beans!
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« Reply #208 on: Wed, 01 May 2013, 11:57:11 »
Binge, that was a good convo :D

And we demand pics of the beans and grinds from Australia guys!
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Re: The Great Geekhack Coffee Exchange
« Reply #209 on: Thu, 02 May 2013, 00:04:59 »
If not we can just give it a go. I'm going to try and go for a drive up later next week for some :)

Sounds good.  Shoot me though a PM with your address.

Binge, that was a good convo :D

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« Reply #210 on: Thu, 02 May 2013, 00:43:44 »
got my wisdom teeth removed. cant drink coffee for a little while  :'(

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Re: The Great Geekhack Coffee Exchange
« Reply #211 on: Tue, 07 May 2013, 01:30:08 »
2 lbs of Amaro Gayo coffee from CPT Badass :3  Pics tomorrow as I am sleepy and lazy, but to be honest if you haven't gotten any of this from him you should send him clacks/brobots in exchange for the tastiest of tastiest beans I've ever experienced.
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« Reply #212 on: Tue, 07 May 2013, 06:12:34 »
Hehehe, I'm happily sipping my share of the three pounds I bought on Saturday ^__^

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« Reply #213 on: Tue, 07 May 2013, 10:40:07 »
finally got around to going to ultimo in south philly. if anyone is ever in that area i would recommend it. they have a wide selection of beers as well as snob approved coffee.

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« Reply #214 on: Tue, 07 May 2013, 10:53:37 »
What's everyone using for grinders?

I was thinking about getting a cheap hand crank one like the Skerton or the mini mill
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« Reply #215 on: Tue, 07 May 2013, 10:56:30 »
What's everyone using for grinders?

I was thinking about getting a cheap hand crank one like the Skerton or the mini mill

I use those :3  they're great.
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« Reply #216 on: Tue, 07 May 2013, 10:59:07 »
What's everyone using for grinders?

I was thinking about getting a cheap hand crank one like the Skerton or the mini mill

I use those :3  they're great.

Which one? I've heard the Skerton is better for french presses, but I'd be mainly doing Aeropress, pour overs and maybe vac-pots
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Re: The Great Geekhack Coffee Exchange
« Reply #218 on: Tue, 07 May 2013, 11:47:55 »
What's everyone using for grinders?

I was thinking about getting a cheap hand crank one like the Skerton or the mini mill

i use this. it's not bad, but it's not great. i would recommend someone pay a little more to at least get an italian brand.

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Re: The Great Geekhack Coffee Exchange
« Reply #219 on: Tue, 07 May 2013, 12:10:20 »
I have the Baratza Virtuoso and I love it. It was $200 when I bought it.

Since then, my local coffee shop has suggested getting the Capresso Infinity, which is only $90. They say they both work equally well, but for the price the Capresso is a better option.

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« Reply #220 on: Tue, 07 May 2013, 12:25:05 »
$20 blade grinder from Target. Awww yeah.
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« Reply #221 on: Wed, 08 May 2013, 13:50:34 »
The lovely CPTBadAss sent me a package today containing the most wonderful smelling coffee beans! I could actually smell them through the package before I opened it.  I can't wait to make a nice cup later :3 Thank you so much love! <3

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« Reply #222 on: Wed, 08 May 2013, 14:00:40 »
 :eek:  THOSE ARE THE BEANS!!!  I think we should take Amaro Gayo by force and hoard them for ourselves...
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« Reply #223 on: Thu, 09 May 2013, 05:20:38 »
The lovely CPTBadAss sent me a package today containing the most wonderful smelling coffee beans! I could actually smell them through the package before I opened it.  I can't wait to make a nice cup later :3 Thank you so much love! <3

You're welcome moonsis <3. I don't think I've ever been so happy to have coffee; I'm actually a little jealous because you and the beans seem so close. :P

:eek:  THOSE ARE THE BEANS!!!  I think we should take Amaro Gayo by force and hoard them for ourselves...

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Re: The Great Geekhack Coffee Exchange
« Reply #224 on: Thu, 09 May 2013, 08:33:40 »
I have the Baratza Virtuoso and I love it. It was $200 when I bought it.

Since then, my local coffee shop has suggested getting the Capresso Infinity, which is only $90. They say they both work equally well, but for the price the Capresso is a better option.

Burr grinder with a big, slow motor to avoid cooking the beans while you grind.

The Capresso isn't bad, and doesn't everyone have a stack of 20% discount coupons for that store?  However, the Capresso doesn't last as long, and can clog up.  I've had a couple.  Now I have the Baratza and a Gaggia with a doser.  The Baratza is a better grinder, but some were shipped with an internal problem that prevents a really fine grind.  If that happens, they will replace it; just contact the factory.

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Re: The Great Geekhack Coffee Exchange
« Reply #225 on: Thu, 09 May 2013, 15:18:56 »
:eek:  THOSE ARE THE BEANS!!!  I think we should take Amaro Gayo by force and hoard them for ourselves...

There are beans in moonprismpwr's photo? For the life of me, I can't see them. ;-)

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Re: The Great Geekhack Coffee Exchange
« Reply #226 on: Sun, 12 May 2013, 19:07:36 »
Courtesy of strafe, I think this is the first Aussie coffee exchange? These look awesome, my fish seems to think so also lol



Will be going up this week strafe to get a fresh roast from my roaster so hopefully I can get you yours before the weekend
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« Reply #227 on: Sun, 12 May 2013, 19:15:11 »
Yeah! Aussies swapping coffee? Sweetttttt ^__^
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« Reply #228 on: Fri, 17 May 2013, 20:44:49 »
Nothing better than starting the day with a great coffee.  Very Chocolate-y and a great Crema.  Thanks Rayuki :D

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« Reply #229 on: Fri, 17 May 2013, 20:49:49 »
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« Reply #230 on: Fri, 17 May 2013, 21:49:34 »
Looking good man, glad u liked it! I got to try both your samples now and both are great but not enough! Gobbled them all up in a few night shifts at work before I could get a photo :(

Good thing I got myself 3kgs of Stella rossa to go with the sample I got you :)

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« Reply #231 on: Fri, 17 May 2013, 22:39:19 »
Nothing better than starting the day with a great coffee.  Very Chocolate-y and a great Crema.  Thanks Rayuki :D

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how did you brew that cup?

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« Reply #232 on: Fri, 17 May 2013, 22:54:03 »
how did you brew that cup?

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« Reply #233 on: Fri, 17 May 2013, 23:11:51 »
how did you brew that cup?

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« Reply #234 on: Fri, 17 May 2013, 23:32:42 »
wow you just drink full cups of espresso?

I guess you would call them a regular coffee, one shot of expresso, dash of milk, teaspoon of sugar followed by hot water.
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« Reply #235 on: Fri, 17 May 2013, 23:36:16 »
wow you just drink full cups of espresso?

I guess you would call them a regular coffee, one shot of expresso, dash of milk, teaspoon of sugar followed by hot water.

ah i see

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« Reply #236 on: Wed, 22 May 2013, 10:28:53 »
I drink full cups of beautiful blueberry espresso thanks to CPTBadAss!

Thanks again bro!

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« Reply #237 on: Wed, 22 May 2013, 10:49:55 »
wow you just drink full cups of espresso?

I guess you would call them a regular coffee, one shot of expresso, dash of milk, teaspoon of sugar followed by hot water.

An Aussie who drinks Americano instead of long black? :O
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« Reply #238 on: Tue, 04 June 2013, 13:10:35 »
I use this one and I also own the mini,

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Would this produce grounds suitable for an aeropress?  I have an aeropress inc but am a super noob when it comes to coffee.  I did however experience my best cup of coffee yet (which isn't saying much considering how noobish I am) in chi town @ intellgentsia.  I just tried their house blend at another coffee shop and loved it so went to one of their locations and picked up some bags.

I'll have pics soon here and would love to join this subdivision of gh.  how does one go about joining and sending out samples of these delicious (hopefully) beans?  They were roasted on 5/30 so I'd like to ship them out asap!





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« Reply #239 on: Fri, 07 June 2013, 16:26:01 »
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« Reply #240 on: Fri, 07 June 2013, 17:36:41 »
I'm very surprised that my costa rican coffee is made in brazil :p
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« Reply #241 on: Sat, 08 June 2013, 13:13:20 »
http://www.bulletproofexec.com/coffee/

so if i read this right the way coffee is fermented, is bad? isn't that how all beans are fermented.

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« Reply #242 on: Sat, 08 June 2013, 13:39:10 »
I'm very surprised that my costa rican coffee is made in brazil :p
Who knows?
You were there when they got it packaged?  :)
I wasn't trying to say that Brazil is the only country producing good coffee tough - my bad.

However take a look at here (I'm not the one whom wrote this list ok?)

Sure, quantity does not means quality - but most probably you already took a sip of Brazilian coffee sometime without even knowing about it ...

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« Reply #243 on: Fri, 14 June 2013, 03:06:25 »
I'm very surprised that my costa rican coffee is made in brazil :p

Haha, are they Costa Rican beans?

How do I find a local shop like this?  The only store I know to find coffee beans is Whole Foods, but that's probably not legit ...

I seem some like these before in San Diego, but I was not sure what kind are good.

Edit: Maybe I'll try it out, I just found the link. http://pannikincoffeeandtea.com/store/COFFEE/
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« Reply #244 on: Fri, 14 June 2013, 11:10:17 »
sherryton, you're on the right path.  It'll take a lot of looking to find something you REALLY like, but there are plenty of good beans out there.

I suggest looking up "coffee roaster" because that way you can see who is making the roasted beans in your area.  These fresh roasts will be the tastiest beans and they will keep longer than store bought coffee.  You'll get more enjoyment per cup and may need less to get the caffeine you want (if that's what you like).

Just remember if you want to exchange coffee with anyone in the exchange to contact them privately or open up people to contact you in this thread!  It's what we do here!
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« Reply #245 on: Fri, 14 June 2013, 11:15:05 »
I am always looking for new mail coffee guys. Get at me and we'll make some moves. I will trade you some delicious Ethiopian coffee for it. Binge can vouch for it's tasty-ness :D
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« Reply #246 on: Fri, 14 June 2013, 11:27:25 »
I've been buying from croptocup recently. They have some interesting offerings. The roasted ones I bought were fresh, only a few days old according to the roasted on stamp. I also have been trying my hand at roasting myself. First few attempts were a bit spotty with too much range between cinnamon and Spanish roast LOL, but I think I am getting the hang of it. I am not using any special stuff, just roasting stove top.

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« Reply #247 on: Sat, 15 June 2013, 00:05:36 »
sherryton, you're on the right path.  It'll take a lot of looking to find something you REALLY like, but there are plenty of good beans out there.

I suggest looking up "coffee roaster" because that way you can see who is making the roasted beans in your area.  These fresh roasts will be the tastiest beans and they will keep longer than store bought coffee.  You'll get more enjoyment per cup and may need less to get the caffeine you want (if that's what you like).

Just remember if you want to exchange coffee with anyone in the exchange to contact them privately or open up people to contact you in this thread!  It's what we do here!

I'm in it for the taste.  I'm definitely interested.  I'll be making pms once I go to SD again.

I'm also interested in Tea.  I have a tea that smells and taste like butter.  Really good stuff.  I'm not sure if that interest people.

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« Reply #248 on: Sat, 15 June 2013, 00:14:19 »
I'm very interested in tea but I prefer Oolong, Green, and Black teas.
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« Reply #249 on: Sat, 15 June 2013, 01:01:50 »
I'm very interested in tea but I prefer Oolong, Green, and Black teas.

I think you and I should do a tea exchange then.  I need to find a good tea supplier down here since the Chinese shop I went to is in Seattle, but once I do I'd be down.  One of my favorites was their house Oolong and Dong Ding Oolong.

And since you said black teas, what's your take on Pu Erh?  Personally, I love the black tea Pu Erh, but it's an acquired taste.