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Title: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Thu, 26 April 2018, 20:25:47
This is the coffee thread.  :cool:

Post your coffee gear, favorite type, mugs, cups, spoons, beans or anything else coffee related.

If you want to swap some blends check this thread
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=40285.msg798319.0


Into keurig and kcups?

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=84688.msg2262238.0


Too Much Caffeine???

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=92485.msg2519586.0
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Thu, 26 April 2018, 20:32:51
My newest addition gonna try doing pour overs.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180427/7338d8a9609d0f2746bf958f707b70dc.jpg)



I've also been on an espresso kick lately.


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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: Sneaky Potato on Thu, 26 April 2018, 20:50:15
 After going through a journey with espresso for a few months, I decided to try my hand at pour-over, because sometimes I just want normal cup of coffee. I picked up a 3 cup Chemex, and a nice electric kettle. So far, I'm really enjoying it, but I found that pour-over really brings out the more bright, acidic, fruity flavors of a lot of my favorite coffees, which made me realize I really dislike fruity and acidic coffee. I get fruit notes from pulling espresso shots, but it's different and not so bright.


I started trying a ton of different single-source coffees from Brazil and Sumatra, because normally I really enjoy the nutty flavors that come from those regions, but I still wasn't totally happy. Today I got in a shipment of medium roast kona beans from Koa Coffee, and I absolutely love it. It has a nice roasty flavor, but it's very nutty and doesn't have much acidity.


I'm just really happy because I was getting a bit discouraged after trying so many different high-quality coffees and not really finding anything that I could drink every day for a long time, but I think I'll stick with this for a while.


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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: Sneaky Potato on Thu, 26 April 2018, 20:51:15
My newest addition gonna try doing pour overs.
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I've also been on an espresso kick lately.


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Beautiful crema
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Fri, 27 April 2018, 07:12:42
Did a quick pour over instead of using the keurig this morning, it took a few minutes longer but not that much longer, so far I'm liking it.

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: Lansky on Fri, 27 April 2018, 07:26:24
If I have time, I'll usually use my Kalita Wave 185 to make pour-over coffee with. Otherwise I use either my AeroPress or my Moccamaster.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Fri, 27 April 2018, 07:30:47
I've been making pourover or cold brew for my weekend drinking and I'm really enjoying it.

Need to break in my aeropress soon and probably upgrade my grinder
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: smarmar on Fri, 27 April 2018, 19:58:07
My newest addition gonna try doing pour overs.
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I've also been on an espresso kick lately.


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Beautiful crema

That head! I can never whip up crema that thick by hand.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: norbauer on Sun, 29 April 2018, 21:02:38
I really adore my Ratio 8.

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It is made in Portland, Oregon and uses only hand-blown glass components, which includes the tubing and reservoir, which I think is super weird and cool. It simulates the method of manual pour-over (with a micro-controller driven bloom phase) better than any automated machine I've ever used.


They also have really good and friendly support.

I also love my Baratza Forte grinder. I stole the idea from Blue Bottle in Palo Alto, which has a whole long line of them in use as the churn out pourovers all day. I've burned through several cheaper grinders in the past few years and wanted finally to get something that might last. The integral scale is super cool. It's a one-button operation to get my precise dose by weight each time I brew a pot.

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81mvJd1fUsL._SL1500_.jpg)

In terms of coffees, I'm a natural-process Yirgacheffe man. The more it tastes like blueberries, the happier I am. :)
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: Makerthink on Sun, 29 April 2018, 22:29:53
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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Mon, 30 April 2018, 09:46:13
You guys have some pretty sweet equipment, thanks for sharing. :thumb:

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: Makerthink on Mon, 30 April 2018, 09:47:12
You guys have some pretty sweet equipment, thanks for sharing. :thumb:

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: bizzy11 on Wed, 02 May 2018, 11:45:46
I use the Jura Micro Ena 5, in black: https://www.amazon.com/Jura-Automatic-Coffee-Machine-Silver/dp/B0174FDJG0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1525279064&sr=8-3&keywords=jura+ena+5

I didn't want to have to grind my beans separately, so this works well for me.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Wed, 02 May 2018, 12:25:25
I use the Jura Micro Ena 5, in black: https://www.amazon.com/Jura-Automatic-Coffee-Machine-Silver/dp/B0174FDJG0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1525279064&sr=8-3&keywords=jura+ena+5

I didn't want to have to grind my beans separately, so this works well for me.
Very nice.

I've heard lots of positive things about jura machines.


For me I got some kona blend in yesterday and it is pretty tasty.

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: dgneo on Wed, 02 May 2018, 12:31:51
i use a keurig and flavored creamer

Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Wed, 02 May 2018, 13:04:32
i use a keurig and flavored creamer
That's my typical morning routine. :eek:



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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: Computer-Lab in Basement on Wed, 02 May 2018, 13:14:34
creamer
That's my typical morning routine. :eek:



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can't do creamer anymore, black is where it's at

though we just got a keg of hazelnut nitro cold brew in our office, and that **** is amazing
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Wed, 02 May 2018, 13:15:52
creamer
That's my typical morning routine. :eek:



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can't do creamer anymore, black is where it's at

though we just got a keg of hazelnut nitro cold brew in our office, and that **** is amazing
Cold brew I can drink black otherwise, I'm using milk or creamer. I have stopped using standalone sweetners.

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: bizzy11 on Wed, 02 May 2018, 13:46:50
I use the Jura Micro Ena 5, in black: https://www.amazon.com/Jura-Automatic-Coffee-Machine-Silver/dp/B0174FDJG0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1525279064&sr=8-3&keywords=jura+ena+5

I didn't want to have to grind my beans separately, so this works well for me.
Very nice.

I've heard lots of positive things about jura machines.


For me I got some kona blend in yesterday and it is pretty tasty.

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I really like them, haven't had any issues. I had a Ena 3 before this one that I ended up giving to my sister, but I actually like that one better.

Worst part about these are the proprietary water filters, cleaning tabs, etc. Not a huge deal, but it does add to the cost.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: MrMen on Fri, 04 May 2018, 12:06:35
Huge fan of my (http://www.delonghi.com/Global/Products/Images/Coffee-Makers/Bean-To-Cup/Magnifica-S-Ecam-22140B/759278557.png)

Black without anything else ^^
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Fri, 04 May 2018, 13:01:08
Huge fan of my
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Black without anything else ^^
Do you mix up the brand coffee you use? Or prefer to use the same one?

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: MrMen on Fri, 04 May 2018, 13:05:43
I never mix coffee as I try to buy always different 250Gr packet (1 charge).
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: Signature on Fri, 04 May 2018, 13:51:48
Moccamaster and a chemex  :) When I finish my studies I'm investing in a real espresso machine tho :cool:
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Mon, 07 May 2018, 03:45:19
Pour over? Or French press?

Decisions,  decisions...

EDIT: French Press it is!

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: tp4tissue on Mon, 07 May 2018, 06:55:20
Pour over? Or French press?

Decisions,  decisions...

EDIT: French Press it is!

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Cocaine? Or Meth?

Decisions,  decisions...

EDIT: Meth it is!
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Wed, 23 May 2018, 10:37:58
Since it has warmed up I've been drinking  iced coffee.

I'm also toying with buying a grinder but can't make up my mind.

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: pixelpusher on Wed, 23 May 2018, 11:19:51
It's the night before my paper is due in High School, and of course I have not written a thing.  My father suggested I try to drink some coffee to help stay up and complete the work.  Life   Changed   Forever

My coffee routine has changed so much over the years:

Instant drip Folgers, fresh ground, local roasted French press, Keurig pods, home roasted pour over, heavy on cream and sugar, black, flavored, light roast, dark roast... I've tried, and enjoyed all of it.   Everything has a merit point somewhere.

I honestly just prefer for someone else to make my coffee for me.  Something about having someone else make it improves the taste :) 

I do miss my Milita grind and brew maker that I had in college.  Easy to use, easy to clean, cone filter. 

Currently I keep a bag of pre-ground vanilla flavored something or other and a bag of Peete's Colombia Luminosa.  I use a Hamilton Beach automatic machine because it has an insulated carafe and a cone filter.

I like variety in my coffee just like my keyboards.  I hadn't every thought about that, but here's a thought:

Folgers, Maxwellhouse, Nescafe = membrane keyboards
Keurig pods = cherry brown
Starbucks  = cherry red
**** like pumpkin spice, vanilla, caramel, macchiatos =  cherry blue
French press = zealios, click bar Kailhs
Pour over = nixdorf, vint blacks, custom **** like holy pandas

so where does Topre fit in here?  It's chicory coffee, right?  kidding, kidding!

Yes, I'm typing this on my Novatouch that I just repurchased after selling 3 years back. 

Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: haydoselefantes on Sun, 27 May 2018, 02:26:41
The integral scale is super cool. It's a one-button operation to get my precise dose by weight each time I brew a pot.

I like that idea, but I dont like keeping my beans out. Once my beans have degassed, I like to keep them in airtight container not exposed to light. Do you worry about air and light while the beans are in the hopper?  Or maybe you go through beans a lot faster than I.

Ive been buying my beans from a George Howell. Feels kinda silly shipping across the continent, but theyre great quality and freshly roasted. Lack of sales tax about makes up the shipping cost.

I do mainly Chemex pour overs with paper filters. Ive tried stainless as well, but I was recently one-upped by the chef at my favorite restaurant using cloth filters for his pour overs. 
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: goodman247 on Sun, 27 May 2018, 23:23:13
I just recently got into using French press, been using all types of machines my whole life, but truly French press is the way to go.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Thu, 07 June 2018, 11:35:14
So, what is everyone's take on how quickly to drink your coffee??

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: pixelpusher on Thu, 07 June 2018, 11:41:45
So, what is everyone's take on how quickly to drink your coffee??

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few sips at hot then guzzle at warm

pro method gives you the caffeine rush and instapoops
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SmilingPolitely on Thu, 07 June 2018, 12:00:03
Coffee friends, plugging this bean container since it's amazing:
https://planetarydesign.com/shop/airscape-kitchen-canisters/

My family only goes through 5 or 6 shots of espresso a day, so 1lb bags last a while. Love how these containers keep air contact to a bare minimum.

I should note that I found a better deal on these at a local coffee supply shop than online.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: Lansky on Thu, 07 June 2018, 12:43:48
So, what is everyone's take on how quickly to drink your coffee??

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I take small sips while it's hot, but prefer drinking it when it has cooled off a bit. Better flavor and no risk of scorching my mouth.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: floatingskull on Thu, 07 June 2018, 13:11:37
I have a nescafe machine at home and they are amazing. I would highly recommend these as a quick and easy way to have some of the most delicious espresso or americanos every morning.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: hilltopchill on Thu, 07 June 2018, 19:50:54
I finally went to the effort of making a macchiato and I'm so glad. I'd definitely recommend them! Much nicer than all of the mochas I used to have.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: mypainishurt on Thu, 07 June 2018, 20:14:08
I recently bought Inoda Coffee from Kyoto. Some of the best coffee I've ever had!
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: Pewpew on Thu, 07 June 2018, 20:47:15
One coffee and one cig in the morning, no matter what  ;)
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: whytwokay on Fri, 08 June 2018, 20:21:53
Dang. I need to step my game up. I have a single-cup french press, but I still haven't figured out how to get the right amount of beans/grind/steeping time to make a cup that is better than "eh." I always end up going to starbucks or a local place down the street to get it lol. 
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Wed, 13 June 2018, 07:12:19
I've made a huge mistake....I skipped my morning coffee.

What was I thinking, this is awful. :eek:

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: tp4tissue on Wed, 13 June 2018, 08:32:28
I've made a huge mistake....I skipped my morning coffee.

What was I thinking, this is awful. :eek:

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Not enough Minerals Drugs
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: noisyturtle on Wed, 13 June 2018, 16:13:51
Recently switched from half and half to heavy cream. Life changing.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SJHL on Wed, 13 June 2018, 19:37:26
(https://i.imgur.com/f57d7ou.jpg)

Used to use French Press until I bought this for my wife last year. Already paid for itself with all the coffees and lattes that she's been making.

Would like to try Pour Over coffee some time.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: tp4tissue on Thu, 14 June 2018, 11:10:51
Recently switched from half and half to heavy cream. Life changing.

Hnnnngg... Arteries..
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: Carcharocles on Sat, 16 June 2018, 15:19:49
Recently stopped putting aspartame in my coffee. Instead, relying on the sugar-free non-dairy creamer to mellow out the blends we can afford. I love strong coffee, but I just can't drink it black.

Also a big fan of some coffee from a local company, The Roasterie. Not exactly high end stuff, but beats the heck out of most everything else you can buy in local stores.

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: pixelpusher on Mon, 18 June 2018, 16:12:25
Recently stopped putting aspartame in my coffee. Instead, relying on the sugar-free non-dairy creamer to mellow out the blends we can afford. I love strong coffee, but I just can't drink it black.

Also a big fan of some coffee from a local company, The Roasterie. Not exactly high end stuff, but beats the heck out of most everything else you can buy in local stores.

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Ah, the Roasterie.  I always buy it for my Dad for Christmas.  I've been to the factory a couple of times while visiting KC.  I love the coffee tasting.  Great way to find out what kind of coffee and brewing method works best for you.

Plus, my son loves the airplane :)
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: Lanx on Sun, 08 July 2018, 18:34:23
I might drive out to there and check out the roastiere, previously checked out pt's a while ago, cuz i'm minutes away.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Sun, 08 July 2018, 21:14:40
Haven't really had any coffee in a week but back to work tomorrow so I've got some cold brew in the fridge.

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Wed, 11 July 2018, 06:48:34
I'm doing cold brew this week, honestly I think it works better for me especially for a daily morning routine.

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: drewba on Wed, 11 July 2018, 10:50:32
I'm doing cold brew this week, honestly I think it works better for me especially for a daily morning routine.

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Cold brew is awesome and super low effort. The hardest part for me is figuring out the coffee to water ratio but worst case scenario, I just end up with the jitters  :))

My wife refuses to spend the two minutes to grind beans and boil water for the aeropress so I just make a couple batches of cold brew a week so we can at least avoid Kcups at work.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Wed, 11 July 2018, 19:56:42
I used 3/4 cup grounds with ~4 cups water in a French press for 24 hours or so in the fridge then filtered again with my pour over setup then store in a mason jar in the fridge.

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Wed, 01 August 2018, 21:29:24
Anyone use a sifter??

I didn't know this was a thing until today.

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: Carcharocles on Wed, 01 August 2018, 23:22:14
Bought the Bodum pour-over. Waiting on it to arrive. Unfortunately, we didn't have much funds to work with, and that meant we "only" got the 17 ounce model. 15 bucks isn't bad, though, and since we grind big, the reusable filter should work fine.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: voight-kampff on Fri, 03 August 2018, 13:13:58
You guys have some pretty sweet equipment, thanks for sharing. :thumb:

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what is that for equipment?
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Fri, 03 August 2018, 13:16:07
You guys have some pretty sweet equipment, thanks for sharing. :thumb:

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what is that for equipment?
Making coffee. :d

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: tp4tissue on Fri, 03 August 2018, 14:15:51
You guys have some pretty sweet equipment, thanks for sharing. :thumb:

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what is that for equipment?
Making DRUGS. :d




FTFY
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Fri, 03 August 2018, 14:24:18
You guys have some pretty sweet equipment, thanks for sharing. :thumb:

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what is that for equipment?
Making DRUGS. :d




FTFY
.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180803/410ea5aa947259dcb9e1cddf8dbeb140.gif)

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: syris226 on Tue, 07 August 2018, 13:23:42
mmmmm I love this thread.  :p

I came to make a suggestion of a small coffee company that my wife and I found when on a road trip down south last year. Stillwater Cold Brew (https://www.stillwatercoldbrew.com/) is a small coffee brewer in the small down of Gatlinberg, TN. From the looks of it I think that their small shop is closed but the online store is still open. It was the smoothest cold brew I've ever had. Highly recommended.

Another big time suggestion is Valentine Coffee Company (https://valentinecoffeeco.com/) in Milwaukee, WI. Their coffee is amazing and so is their shop if you're in the area. They also sell their beans online which is awesome!

I'm personally on the hunt for a method of making my own cold brew / iced coffee. I've tried making it in the french press over 24 hours for cold brew and brewing freshly ground hot and then pouring it over ice for iced coffee. Both methods are meh -- so I'm open to suggestions if anyone has any!
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: noisyturtle on Wed, 08 August 2018, 02:22:35
One of the best roasters in the Seattle area(which pretty much means one of the best in America) Elm Coffee Roasters (http://i.refs.cc/gJkN00dj?u=1533712920797) just started doing online shipping. I would STRONGLY recommend their Ethiopia Worka Sakaro before it's gone for the season, I cannot overstate how good this Yirgacheffe is.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: no, the other guy on Wed, 08 August 2018, 04:24:08
I tried a lot - only to find out that I really prefer filter coffee from a machine.  :cool:
It just tastes less horrible than the other variants. (And I can have a whole pot at a time instead of a very small cup. (Ha, pot. Drugs, anyone?))

Currently, this one:
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I use a grinder though. Already pulverized coffee is much less amazing.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Wed, 08 August 2018, 05:22:51
One of the best roasters in the Seattle area(which pretty much means one of the best in America) Elm Coffee Roasters (http://i.refs.cc/gJkN00dj?u=1533712920797) just started doing online shipping. I would STRONGLY recommend their Ethiopia Worka Sakaro before it's gone for the season, I cannot overstate how good this Yirgacheffe is.
Do you know how many ounces are in a bag??

I'm probably completely missing it but I don't see that listed anywhere on the website.

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: noisyturtle on Wed, 08 August 2018, 05:48:04
One of the best roasters in the Seattle area(which pretty much means one of the best in America) Elm Coffee Roasters (http://i.refs.cc/gJkN00dj?u=1533712920797) just started doing online shipping. I would STRONGLY recommend their Ethiopia Worka Sakaro before it's gone for the season, I cannot overstate how good this Yirgacheffe is.
Do you know how many ounces are in a bag??

I'm probably completely missing it but I don't see that listed anywhere on the website.

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They are regular 12oz bags, just a weird shape is all. Their Duromina is also really good.
Since I found this place I take a couple hours every week to trek down there and get a bag, but now they have a subscription service I'm thinking of giving that a try.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Thu, 09 August 2018, 05:18:39
I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

~24hr cold brew brcc ak47 french press filtered then filtered through pour over paper filters until it runs straight through no fines etc, tastes great black right out of the jar, I add some creamer and a little water as I put it into my yeti tumbler to bring to work still tastes great, 10 minutes later on the way to work it tastes bad and I end up dumping it out when I get to work because now it's just gross. :mad: :confused:

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: noisyturtle on Thu, 09 August 2018, 08:19:19
The issue might be keeping the coffee hot for an extended amount of time causing the flavor to burn. IE the mug you're using keeps your coffee too hot for too long thus ruining the flavor over time. Or it could be the absorption of smells/flavors over time. I prefer borosilicate glass interior for this reason, stainless steel I feel changes the flavor profile even though people say it doesn't.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: Carcharocles on Sun, 12 August 2018, 20:43:13
Hey Spamray, you're using the Bodum pourover right? Have you tried using it without a filter, and if so, how do you make the coffee strong? We've been playing with this thing since we got it, and while my mom loves the coffee she makes with it, she can't seem to make a cup strong enough for my tastes.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Sun, 12 August 2018, 20:55:51
Hey Spamray, you're using the Bodum pourover right? Have you tried using it without a filter, and if so, how do you make the coffee strong? We've been playing with this thing since we got it, and while my mom loves the coffee she makes with it, she can't seem to make a cup strong enough for my tastes.
Use more grounds and less water to make stronger coffee.

I use a paper filter inside the bodum metal filter.

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: Ephemeral on Wed, 15 August 2018, 11:36:19
brcc ak47

I've been loving their blends. AK-47 and Just Black are my favorite so far.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Wed, 15 August 2018, 11:38:43
brcc ak47

I've been loving their blends. AK-47 and Just Black are my favorite so far.
I'lll be getting JB next week. :thumb:

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: Ephemeral on Wed, 15 August 2018, 12:08:01
brcc ak47

I've been loving their blends. AK-47 and Just Black are my favorite so far.
I'lll be getting JB next week. :thumb:

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Have you had any of the others? I want to subscribe and try some different ones. I've had AK-47, JB, and CAF. CAF was meh.

Also if anyone in here could suggest some other interesting coffees. I'm still somewhat a noob that recently starting getting deep into coffee. I like med/dark roasts. Thanks in advance.   :-*
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: Corgi Butts on Wed, 15 August 2018, 12:24:09
Found that we have a highly reviewed coffee roaster right here in my own neighborhood of Savannah, GA.  PERC Coffee Roasters.  Stopped by their shop last week where they also have a coffee bar and tried a couple V60 pourovers.  The subtle flavors they extracted from these beans were sublime.  So I bought a sampler pack and purchased a V60, kettle, scale, and hand grinder off Amazon and have replaced my old single cup coffee maker in my office with this nice little setup.  Currently trying to improve my technique and hit a solid 20g/300mL extraction with a bag of Ethopian Tega and Tula beans. 

I think the biggest issue is trying to level set on the right grind to produce a balanced cup.  Which, with this manual grinder, is not as easy as I had hoped.  First few cups were really strong and bitter, which I attributed to improper V60 technique.  But upon more cups I've realized there is a lot of variation in the resulting particulates from the hand grinder, so I'm going more based on finger feel now rather than how it looks to try and dial it in.  Today's cup I opened the grind up a bit for less fine particulates and I got a much lighter cup (good) but a bit sour (not enough extraction).   I think I'm close to the right grind, but the second I have to take this thing apart to clean it, I'll loose the setting and be back at square one.  I think I may need to bite the bullet at some point and get a decent electric grinder that can create consistent grind results.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Wed, 15 August 2018, 14:07:09
brcc ak47

I've been loving their blends. AK-47 and Just Black are my favorite so far.
I'lll be getting JB next week. :thumb:

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Have you had any of the others? I want to subscribe and try some different ones. I've had AK-47, JB, and CAF. CAF was meh.

Also if anyone in here could suggest some other interesting coffees. I'm still somewhat a noob that recently starting getting deep into coffee. I like med/dark roasts. Thanks in advance.   :-*
Nope, I just got the ak47 a couple weeks ago, never tried them before that.

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: BundleOfJoysticks on Sun, 26 August 2018, 01:36:07
I used to drink espresso but pourover is life.

Now I alternate between:


Beans are Africans from Happy Mug or Jtown.

Even when I'm rushing in the morning, I take time to make a pourover, because it's so g-d delicious.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: BundleOfJoysticks on Sun, 26 August 2018, 01:41:45
Hey Spamray, you're using the Bodum pourover right? Have you tried using it without a filter, and if so, how do you make the coffee strong? We've been playing with this thing since we got it, and while my mom loves the coffee she makes with it, she can't seem to make a cup strong enough for my tastes.

Experiment with grind coarseness, in addition to coffee:water ratio.

A rule of thumb for the ratio is 1:15 water poured (not brewed coffee in cup).

At decent extraction, 30 grams of coffee + 1 pound of water will take 4 min and yield 1 large cup.

If it takes longer, your grind is too fine, leading to overextraction. Less long, your grind is too coarse, so the water goes through too fast and doesn't extract enough yum from the beans.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Tue, 04 September 2018, 09:35:14


Gone


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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: no, the other guy on Tue, 04 September 2018, 09:37:19
One per PM?
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: 9999hp on Thu, 13 December 2018, 11:11:16
Hey Spamray, you're using the Bodum pourover right? Have you tried using it without a filter, and if so, how do you make the coffee strong? We've been playing with this thing since we got it, and while my mom loves the coffee she makes with it, she can't seem to make a cup strong enough for my tastes.

Experiment with grind coarseness, in addition to coffee:water ratio.

A rule of thumb for the ratio is 1:15 water poured (not brewed coffee in cup).

At decent extraction, 30 grams of coffee + 1 pound of water will take 4 min and yield 1 large cup.

If it takes longer, your grind is too fine, leading to overextraction. Less long, your grind is too coarse, so the water goes through too fast and doesn't extract enough yum from the beans.

I just bought this one as well, seems like a neat device. It's the first pour over I have tried, initially I had an issue with a weak cup as well; but have been playing with different methods to change that. I'll have to experiment with the coarseness of grind as well now.

I do think my taste buds are biased, I've been drinking nothing but french press, and (bad)espresso, so that could be effecting my opinion on the strength.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: snozberries on Fri, 04 January 2019, 14:55:44
I'm currently using the Breville Barista BES840XL (I believe) with the Breville Smart Grinder Pro. Usually pull shots to chill overnight for my fiance and then I will make lattes on the weekend to treat myself.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: lovechan on Fri, 11 January 2019, 21:27:44
The most I drank was Nestl 1+2 instant coffee. Sadness! T.T
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: ArchDill on Fri, 11 January 2019, 21:59:24
I have been drinking some Jamaican Blue Mountain from a local coffee shop. Pour over is the only way to go for me.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Sun, 13 January 2019, 19:05:10
I have been drinking some Jamaican Blue Mountain from a local coffee shop. Pour over is the only way to go for me.

Do  you buy ground? Or do you grind it yourself??

What grind do you prefer for pour over?

I just got some Jamaican Blue blend from volcanic red.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: dubious on Fri, 01 February 2019, 11:51:31
I have been drinking some Jamaican Blue Mountain from a local coffee shop. Pour over is the only way to go for me.

Do  you buy ground? Or do you grind it yourself??

What grind do you prefer for pour over?

I just got some Jamaican Blue blend from volcanic red.

always grind it fresh! Even if it's a cheap blade grinder. I use really coarse grinds for pour-over, and go slow.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Tue, 12 February 2019, 05:35:51
I'm currently trying a coffee that's infused with cacao.

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Mon, 18 February 2019, 18:01:20
Anyone into Armenian coffee??

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: tp4tissue on Mon, 18 February 2019, 19:39:12
Anyone into Armenian coffee??

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Getn' stronger and stronger,

I've tried it,  kicks you in the face..  felt a mild paranoid feeling afterwards


It's not like Double shot espresso face kick.. it's more mellow than that, but still quite strong.

To the long-time daily drinker, it's probably nothing..
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Mon, 18 February 2019, 21:33:22
Anyone into Armenian coffee??

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Getn' stronger and stronger,

I've tried it,  kicks you in the face..  felt a mild paranoid feeling afterwards


It's not like Double shot espresso face kick.. it's more mellow than that, but still quite strong.

To the long-time daily drinker, it's probably nothing..


Well hopefully I'll know by the end of the week it should be on the way tomorrow.

(The tea I've been drinking makes me look at my hands and ask myself, 'what if my fingers were butterflies?' Well actually I was also finishing up some prescribed cold medicine that day so maybe it was an unintended interaction...but it's still really potent tea.)

Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: tp4tissue on Mon, 18 February 2019, 21:35:10

Well hopefully I'll know by the end of the week it should be on the way tomorrow.

(The tea I've been drinking makes me look at my hands and ask myself, 'what if my fingers were butterflies?' Well actually I was also finishing up some prescribed cold medicine that day so maybe it was an unintended interaction...but it's still really potent tea.)



I'd like to try some of this cold medicine.. Now we know Spam's pharmacist is side-dealing and gave him the wrong bottle. Hahahaha
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Thu, 21 February 2019, 18:11:10
This is pretty good stuff.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190222/ff45e20a3bab5459f6f50d54843bd165.jpg)

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: Sintpinty on Mon, 25 February 2019, 10:20:58
My favorite type of coffee i would say is the tassimo creme cafe double double cups that you can get in the store. My favorite mug would probably the custom stormtrooper one that i have.
PS. It matches my jacket too !  :thumb:
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: smarmar on Wed, 27 February 2019, 12:14:50
This is pretty good stuff.
Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190222/ff45e20a3bab5459f6f50d54843bd165.jpg)


Ooh la la! Greek coffee? I own an ibrik but I have yet to brew coffee with it. Greek coffee reminds me Turkish coffee -- sludge of the gods!
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Wed, 27 February 2019, 12:20:01


This is pretty good stuff.
Show Image
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Ooh la la! Greek coffee? I own an ibrik but I have yet to brew coffee with it. Greek coffee reminds me Turkish coffee -- sludge of the gods!

Technically Armenian but it's all very similar. I got it from Henry's house of coffee.

They have some videos on preparation and I just followed their instructions.

I've enjoyed it so far, true to their word the dark roast isn't bitter.

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: Meialerma on Thu, 28 February 2019, 12:34:20
here's my
(https://res.cloudinary.com/yuppiechef/image/upload/c_lpad,e_sharpen:40,h_233,q_auto,w_233/v1/contentdocs/36689/otherpicture320180215100638)
however, I understand it's not the best option, but it's great for zombie morning  ;D
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: smarmar on Wed, 06 March 2019, 11:55:25


This is pretty good stuff.
Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190222/ff45e20a3bab5459f6f50d54843bd165.jpg)


Ooh la la! Greek coffee? I own an ibrik but I have yet to brew coffee with it. Greek coffee reminds me Turkish coffee -- sludge of the gods!

Technically Armenian but it's all very similar. I got it from Henry's house of coffee.

They have some videos on preparation and I just followed their instructions.

I've enjoyed it so far, true to their word the dark roast isn't bitter.

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I need to get me some of that coffee STAT. I don't think my burr grinder will get the beans fine enough.

There's a great restaurant near my place called Bosphorous that serves an awesome Turkish coffee. I found this on a quick search:
"A typical shot of espresso is about an ounce and has 30-50mg of caffeine. A cup of Turkish is about two ounces and usually has around 65mg of caffeine." Yowza!  :p
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: killiah on Wed, 13 March 2019, 03:14:00
I am tea lover, but sometimes drink coffee in the morning
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: iKevinFtw on Wed, 13 March 2019, 10:29:42
Oh, just found this!

I should post my coffee gear.

But in words, I use a 6 cup chemex, a Baratza Encore coffee grinder, an electric kettle, and usually get my coffee beans local and fresh roasted. Bolt Coffee here in RI is where I typically buy from
               
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: Ephemeral on Thu, 14 March 2019, 21:26:19
I recently tried Quills Coffee in my hometown. I had one of their Ethiopians (I believe it was the Kossa Geshe) and the Blacksmith Espresso. Pretty good. They have an online store if anyone is interested.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: JP on Sun, 14 April 2019, 08:49:57
There is free coffee at work but I can't use my own coffee since it's a special machine so I'm thinking of brewing my own at home. I bought a Cuisinart DBM-8 Burr Mill grinder for $40 but now I need figure out which coffee maker to get.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Sun, 14 April 2019, 15:27:19
There is free coffee at work but I can't use my own coffee since it's a special machine so I'm thinking of brewing my own at home. I bought a Cuisinart DBM-8 Burr Mill grinder for $40 but now I need figure out which coffee maker to get.
Are you wanting a pot of coffee or single cup?

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: JP on Sun, 14 April 2019, 16:23:17
There is free coffee at work but I can't use my own coffee since it's a special machine so I'm thinking of brewing my own at home. I bought a Cuisinart DBM-8 Burr Mill grinder for $40 but now I need figure out which coffee maker to get.
Are you wanting a pot of coffee or single cup?

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I just need coffee for myself so a single cup would be fine. I started comparing Chemex Vs. French press and both have their pros and cons. I am thinking that maybe a nice stainless steel French press might be the way to go.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Sun, 14 April 2019, 16:28:45
There is free coffee at work but I can't use my own coffee since it's a special machine so I'm thinking of brewing my own at home. I bought a Cuisinart DBM-8 Burr Mill grinder for $40 but now I need figure out which coffee maker to get.
Are you wanting a pot of coffee or single cup?

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I just need coffee for myself so a single cup would be fine. I started comparing Chemex Vs. French press and both have their pros and cons. I am thinking that maybe a nice stainless steel French press might be the way to go.
I'm a fan of french press and like to use mine to make cold brew.

I've got a small one which makes 8-10 ounces and a larger one that makes ~4 cups.

Mine are both bodum branded and are glass in metal frame. I think they were both around $15 or less on sale.

I don't have a chemex but I have a bodum pour over which I also like. It uses a metal mesh filter.

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: JP on Sun, 14 April 2019, 16:51:01
I'm a fan of french press and like to use mine to make cold brew.

I've got a small one which makes 8-10 ounces and a larger one that makes ~4 cups.

Mine are both bodum branded and are glass in metal frame. I think they were both around $15 or less on sale.

I don't have a chemex but I have a bodum pour over which I also like. It uses a metal mesh filter.

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Went with a Frieling branded 17 Ounce French press for $58 (had eBay credit so came out to be $33  :thumb:). If I ever need something bigger I'd get something for home only and use this one for work only.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Sun, 14 April 2019, 17:54:44
I'm a fan of french press and like to use mine to make cold brew.

I've got a small one which makes 8-10 ounces and a larger one that makes ~4 cups.

Mine are both bodum branded and are glass in metal frame. I think they were both around $15 or less on sale.

I don't have a chemex but I have a bodum pour over which I also like. It uses a metal mesh filter.

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Went with a Frieling branded 17 Ounce French press for $58 (had eBay credit so came out to be $33  :thumb:). If I ever need something bigger I'd get something for home only and use this one for work only.
What will you use to heat your water?

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: JP on Sun, 14 April 2019, 18:19:44

What will you use to heat your water?

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Looking at electric kettles now. Reviews seem controversial. Even regarded models have a number of scary reviews  :-\
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: tp4tissue on Sun, 14 April 2019, 18:25:32

What will you use to heat your water?

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Looking at electric kettles now. Reviews seem controversial. Even regarded models have a number of scary reviews  :-\

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00R4HKJEE/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza?th=1

Di's what Tp4 uses for all Tea + Ramen purposes. !!


Purists might go with a glass or ceramic coat kettle, but IMHO, they're too inconvenient for modern lifestyles.

Tp4 haz the older version with the cordless dispenser battery,  but it's more/less the same.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: JP on Sun, 14 April 2019, 18:27:23
This one looks good to me. Has different temp settings for tea and coffee.

Gooseneck-Electric-Temperature-Stainles (https://www.amazon.com/Gooseneck-Electric-Temperature-Stainless-CMCK-100E/dp/B073QP4J3K/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8)
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: JP on Sun, 14 April 2019, 18:30:43
Once I get all situated I'll get in touch with my drug dealer

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: tp4tissue on Sun, 14 April 2019, 18:34:51
This one looks good to me. Has different temp settings for tea and coffee.

Gooseneck-Electric-Temperature-Stainles (https://www.amazon.com/Gooseneck-Electric-Temperature-Stainless-CMCK-100E/dp/B073QP4J3K/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8)



The reason you don't want these base + cordless kettle models,  Is because the base has copper contact plates soldered to wires.

These plates heat up and the solder joints fail over time.  It usually also semi melts the plastic around the plate, so even if you get the solder back on, it won't seat properly.

Overall.. I've gone through too many of them before I finally said enough, and got the dispenser type from zoji
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: JP on Sun, 14 April 2019, 18:41:30

The reason you don't want these base + cordless kettle models,  Is because the base has copper contact plates soldered to wires.

These plates heat up and the solder joints fail over time.  It usually also semi melts the plastic around the plate, so even if you get the solder back on, it won't seat properly.

Overall.. I've gone through too many of them before I finally said enough, and got the dispenser type from zoji


Like this? (https://www.amazon.com/Zojirushi-586361-CV-DCC40XT-America-Corporation-Stainless/dp/B00R4HKIV8/ref=dp_ob_title_kitchen)
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Sun, 14 April 2019, 18:42:43
I was using a stove top gooseneck but recently got a cheap electric temperature adjustable kettle from monoprice.

I'd like to get this one

Bonavita BV382510V 1.0L Digital Variable Temperature Gooseneck Kettle https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005YR0F40/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_mt8SCbVXY39WH

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: tp4tissue on Sun, 14 April 2019, 18:43:03

The reason you don't want these base + cordless kettle models,  Is because the base has copper contact plates soldered to wires.

These plates heat up and the solder joints fail over time.  It usually also semi melts the plastic around the plate, so even if you get the solder back on, it won't seat properly.

Overall.. I've gone through too many of them before I finally said enough, and got the dispenser type from zoji


Like this? (https://www.amazon.com/Zojirushi-586361-CV-DCC40XT-America-Corporation-Stainless/dp/B00R4HKIV8/ref=dp_ob_title_kitchen)

Yea. did u not see my link in previous post ? hahaaha
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: JP on Sun, 14 April 2019, 18:49:13
Yea. did u not see my link in previous post ? hahaaha

Haha I see it now. That is a nice piece of kit but $$$ and it is too nice to take to work  :(

[Edit]
I found one for $31 and comes with a thermometer from Cusimax. (https://www.amazon.com/Coffee-Kettle-CUSIMAX-Fixed-Thermometer-Temperature/dp/B073WRTYC7?ref_=bl_dp_s_web_15274686011)  :thumb:
So coffee grinder + French press + Kettle for a total of just over $100. Not too shabby.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: Carcharocles on Sun, 14 April 2019, 21:50:45
Been buying a bag or two of Klatch Coffee's stuff. We've settled on Mocha Java Blend being our favorite out of what we tried, which isn't a lot because a fair portion of their coffee is just out of our price range. That's not getting into the special coffees they get.

Kind of sucks though. I'm be having some surgery in the coming months (gastric bypass, thanks to my psych meds actively fighting my weight loss attempts and my NASH meaning I need to drop a lot of weight pronto) and my doctor doesn't want me drinking anything with caffeine in it. Which means either no coffee or decaff. No way am I gonna torture myself with decaff, especially not the stuff I can get from the store. Not unless I can find a bag of decaf that I can use with either a Bodum or an Aeropress for 15 bucks or less (and at least 10 ounces at that) that doesn't taste like weak battery acid. Open to recommendations, keep in mind that for me, internet is preferred (no car and the area's public transportation is terrible.

Edit: @JP very nice kettle there. I might pick one up once I'm no longer reliant on protein drinks (it will be a few months--I'll be drinking it a week before surgery, the week of surgery, and at least two weeks after).
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: JP on Sun, 14 April 2019, 21:58:46
Been buying a bag or two of Klatch Coffee's stuff. We've settled on Mocha Java Blend being our favorite out of what we tried, which isn't a lot because a fair portion of their coffee is just out of our price range. That's not getting into the special coffees they get.

Kind of sucks though. I'm be having some surgery in the coming months (gastric bypass, thanks to my psych meds actively fighting my weight loss attempts and my NASH meaning I need to drop a lot of weight pronto) and my doctor doesn't want me drinking anything with caffeine in it. Which means either no coffee or decaff. No way am I gonna torture myself with decaff, especially not the stuff I can get from the store. Not unless I can find a bag of decaf that I can use with either a Bodum or an Aeropress for 15 bucks or less (and at least 10 ounces at that) that doesn't taste like weak battery acid. Open to recommendations, keep in mind that for me, internet is preferred (no car and the area's public transportation is terrible.

Dang that sucks. Hopefully all goes well. I know it's not coffee but you could look into various teas. Actually look into decaffeinated teas (this process is different than decaffeinated coffee). Also Rooibos tea (technically not a tea) is naturally caffeine-free.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Tue, 16 April 2019, 20:33:36
Got a new toy. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190417/d092e043c03e75d81d1bcd898bf9a0a0.jpg)

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: noisyturtle on Tue, 16 April 2019, 20:37:47
I realized today at the grocery store I've been buying the same coffee for months. Tangletown Blend from Zoka. It's so ****ing good- lite, citrus notes, acidic and energetic with a lush mouthfeel. It's such a great blend it's become my everyday standard.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: tp4tissue on Tue, 16 April 2019, 23:17:18
Got a new toy.
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Drug'o'Matic FTW !!
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: romevi on Wed, 17 April 2019, 00:03:52
I'm getting more into coffee. Even my wife likes the coffee I've been making.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: smarmar on Mon, 22 April 2019, 11:07:36
I'm getting more into coffee. Even my wife likes the coffee I've been making.
HA! That's funny because my wife used to only drink coffee if she was with me while out-and-about and I'd have to stop at a shoppe to get my coffee fix. Since she's recently embraced the keto fad she's now a regular morning coffee drinker. Makes me proud, but also sad  :-\

Got a new toy.
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omg those creamy layers!

Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: tp4tissue on Mon, 22 April 2019, 11:30:20
I'm getting more into coffee. Even my wife likes the coffee I've been making.

Romevi has broken bad;  even his wife who's also a blond enjoys the meth he's been cooking
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: romevi on Mon, 22 April 2019, 11:35:15
I'm getting more into coffee. Even my wife likes the coffee I've been making.

Romevi has broken bad;  even his wife who's also a blond enjoys the meth he's been cooking

blonde*
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: tp4tissue on Mon, 22 April 2019, 11:42:32


blonde*


are they not the same ?

Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: smarmar on Mon, 22 April 2019, 11:47:53
Internet says:
(http://[attachurl=1])

Bonus photo:
(http://[attachurl=2])
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: tp4tissue on Mon, 22 April 2019, 13:54:34
Internet says:
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Bonus photo:
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Tp4 went public skool,  non-dat gud' enrish, not even 1st language.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: noisyturtle on Mon, 22 April 2019, 14:17:36
I've come to the conclusion that almond milk in all forms completely disrupts the taste of any coffee. The flavor profile of almond milk is simply too strong for the flavors of the coffee to remain intact, and it doesn't enhance the flavor as a heavy cream or high fat milk would do. It instead distracts from the flavor of the coffee.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Mon, 22 April 2019, 14:35:45
I've come to the conclusion that almond milk in all forms completely disrupts the taste of any coffee. The flavor profile of almond milk is simply too strong for the flavors of the coffee to remain intact, and it doesn't enhance the flavor as a heavy cream or high fat milk would do. It instead distracts from the flavor of the coffee.
I tried almond milk once, I wasn't a fan. I mainly use whole milk lately for coffee.

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: JP on Mon, 22 April 2019, 14:37:47
I've come to the conclusion that almond milk in all forms completely disrupts the taste of any coffee. The flavor profile of almond milk is simply too strong for the flavors of the coffee to remain intact, and it doesn't enhance the flavor as a heavy cream or high fat milk would do. It instead distracts from the flavor of the coffee.

Never tried it. I always choose Half & Half.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: tp4tissue on Mon, 22 April 2019, 14:49:08

I've come to the conclusion that almond milk in all forms completely disrupts the taste of any coffee. The flavor profile of almond milk is simply too strong for the flavors of the coffee to remain intact, and it doesn't enhance the flavor as a heavy cream or high fat milk would do. It instead distracts from the flavor of the coffee.


I tried almond milk once, I wasn't a fan. I mainly use whole milk lately for coffee.



Guys...  Cholesterol. !!
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: noisyturtle on Mon, 22 April 2019, 14:53:26
Guys...  Cholesterol. !!

yeah but... happiness and taste!!

You only live once, and I'm not gonna spend that life drinking Folder's Crystals and almond milk.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: lightsout714 on Mon, 22 April 2019, 15:04:35
I realized today at the grocery store I've been buying the same coffee for months. Tangletown Blend from Zoka. It's so ****ing good- lite, citrus notes, acidic and energetic with a lush mouthfeel. It's such a great blend it's become my everyday standard.
Grocery store coffee  :eek:

 ;D
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: JP on Mon, 22 April 2019, 15:22:43
Guys...  Cholesterol. !!

Haha try coffee with heavy cream. Whole milk is weaksauce.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: noisyturtle on Mon, 22 April 2019, 15:33:44
I realized today at the grocery store I've been buying the same coffee for months. Tangletown Blend from Zoka. It's so ****ing good- lite, citrus notes, acidic and energetic with a lush mouthfeel. It's such a great blend it's become my everyday standard.
Grocery store coffee  :eek:

 ;D


Yeah, in Seattle.

Haha try coffee with heavy cream. Whole milk is weaksauce.

truth. or if you have a local creamery that does a half-and-half made with heavy cream added, that stuff is perfect.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: dubious on Tue, 23 April 2019, 17:49:25
Guys...  Cholesterol. !!

Haha try coffee with heavy cream. Whole milk is weaksauce.

This! Half n half just waters down your coffee, whole milk is even worse. Also, there's a night and day difference between organic heavy whipping cream from grass-fed cows and the non-organic stuff.

Organic unsalted butter is also good, but not really my thing.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: tp4tissue on Tue, 23 April 2019, 20:49:13
Guys...  Cholesterol. !!

Haha try coffee with heavy cream. Whole milk is weaksauce.

This! Half n half just waters down your coffee, whole milk is even worse. Also, there's a night and day difference between organic heavy whipping cream from grass-fed cows and the non-organic stuff.

Organic unsalted butter is also good, but not really my thing.

But, CHOLESTEROL.. !!
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: ArchDill on Tue, 23 April 2019, 20:51:32
I have gotten to where I pretty much only drink black coffee and/or lattes. The problem with black coffee is that you can REALLY taste it if it is bad coffee.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: smarmar on Wed, 24 April 2019, 11:25:37
I've come to the conclusion that almond milk in all forms completely disrupts the taste of any coffee. The flavor profile of almond milk is simply too strong for the flavors of the coffee to remain intact, and it doesn't enhance the flavor as a heavy cream or high fat milk would do. It instead distracts from the flavor of the coffee.
I tried almond milk once, I wasn't a fan. I mainly use whole milk lately for coffee.

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I prefer almond bev over milk, now. I transitioned to almond/cashew/coconut/etc from milk because of a healthy phase I was going through several years ago. I wasn't impressed at first but now I prefer it. Plus, CHOLESTEROL.. !!  :p

Guys...  Cholesterol. !!

Haha try coffee with heavy cream. Whole milk is weaksauce.

This! Half n half just waters down your coffee, whole milk is even worse. Also, there's a night and day difference between organic heavy whipping cream from grass-fed cows and the non-organic stuff.

Organic unsalted butter is also good, but not really my thing.
Yep, butter is good in coffee. As a niito I would dip buttered Saltines in espresso with my abuelos. Delicious fuel for any 8-year-old!

But, CHOLESTEROL.. !!
But tp, you get colon flush and do exercise. No more bad cholesterol!
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: tp4tissue on Wed, 24 April 2019, 14:28:23

But tp, you get colon flush and do exercise. No more bad cholesterol!

Tp4 will pray for all ya'll @ church.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: romevi on Wed, 24 April 2019, 15:45:10
Just ordered an AeroPress.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: Carcharocles on Wed, 24 April 2019, 17:43:34
Just ordered an AeroPress.
Be sure to invest in a burr grinder and some not-store coffee. Brands like Klatch Coffee, Grounds for Change and some of JBC Coffee Roaster's lineups have good options around 15 bucks per 12 ounces (or as low as 12 bucks for the same in some cases). AeroPress also prefers a grind between a French Press and Drip Coffee (ie Bodum or Chemex), and actually requires water 10F cooler than French Press/Drip for optimum taste, so don't treat it like you would a Chemex.

And don't try to push down to get a crema. The AeroPress isn't a true espresso machine and bottoming the plunger out will just cause the coffee to become nasty. Stop pushing the plunger before you bottom out.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: ArchDill on Wed, 24 April 2019, 17:45:03
Does the quality of pour over really matter? I have only ever had Walmart and Amazon kits that were like ~$30 at most. Thinking about getting a chemex.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Wed, 24 April 2019, 21:14:43
Just ordered an AeroPress.
I've only used mine a few times, I wasn't impressed.

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Wed, 24 April 2019, 21:18:50
Does the quality of pour over really matter? I have only ever had Walmart and Amazon kits that were like ~$30 at most. Thinking about getting a chemex.
I've wanted to get a chemex but I think any major difference at this point would be psychological.

If you've got a good grind using quality coffee, proper technique, temperature control and accurate measurement it can't be that different... can it?

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: lightsout714 on Wed, 24 April 2019, 21:31:09
Does the quality of pour over really matter? I have only ever had Walmart and Amazon kits that were like ~$30 at most. Thinking about getting a chemex.
I've wanted to get a chemex but I think any major difference at this point would be psychological.

If you've got a good grind using quality coffee, proper technique, temperature control and accurate measurement it can't be that different... can it?

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What about the clever dripper? Is that the name. Guy at the local shop talks it up over chemex. The coffee sits in the water for a few then pours through.

The cup was pretty bomb but I've never had a regular pour over.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Wed, 24 April 2019, 21:44:26
Does the quality of pour over really matter? I have only ever had Walmart and Amazon kits that were like ~$30 at most. Thinking about getting a chemex.
I've wanted to get a chemex but I think any major difference at this point would be psychological.

If you've got a good grind using quality coffee, proper technique, temperature control and accurate measurement it can't be that different... can it?

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What about the clever dripper? Is that the name. Guy at the local shop talks it up over chemex. The coffee sits in the water for a few then pours through.

The cup was pretty bomb but I've never had a regular pour over.
And another thing to add to my coffee wishlist.

This looks interesting and seems ideal if your in a hurry or don't want to get too technical.

It would suck though if you accidentally hit the bottom before you got it on a mug.

I just watched a video and was surprised how fast it drained.

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: romevi on Thu, 25 April 2019, 00:33:14
Does the quality of pour over really matter? I have only ever had Walmart and Amazon kits that were like ~$30 at most. Thinking about getting a chemex.
I've wanted to get a chemex but I think any major difference at this point would be psychological.

If you've got a good grind using quality coffee, proper technique, temperature control and accurate measurement it can't be that different... can it?

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What about the clever dripper? Is that the name. Guy at the local shop talks it up over chemex. The coffee sits in the water for a few then pours through.

The cup was pretty bomb but I've never had a regular pour over.

That thing looks just like the Ingenuitea I use at work, but with a filter.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Thu, 25 April 2019, 03:48:21



That thing looks just like the Ingenuitea I use at work, but with a filter.

Do you like that?? I did have that on my amazon wishlist.

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: romevi on Thu, 25 April 2019, 07:06:34



That thing looks just like the Ingenuitea I use at work, but with a filter.

Do you like that?? I did have that on my amazon wishlist.

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Absolutely. Been using mine for 10 years!
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Thu, 25 April 2019, 07:09:49



That thing looks just like the Ingenuitea I use at work, but with a filter.

Do you like that?? I did have that on my amazon wishlist.

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Absolutely. Been using mine for 10 years!
How difficult is it to clean?

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: romevi on Thu, 25 April 2019, 07:14:11



That thing looks just like the Ingenuitea I use at work, but with a filter.

Do you like that?? I did have that on my amazon wishlist.

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Absolutely. Been using mine for 10 years!
How difficult is it to clean?

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Not very if you have a dishwasher. The tea dregs can be a little annoying dumping them out as you may have to bang them out a few times.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: lightsout714 on Thu, 25 April 2019, 08:19:12
Does the quality of pour over really matter? I have only ever had Walmart and Amazon kits that were like ~$30 at most. Thinking about getting a chemex.
I've wanted to get a chemex but I think any major difference at this point would be psychological.

If you've got a good grind using quality coffee, proper technique, temperature control and accurate measurement it can't be that different... can it?

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What about the clever dripper? Is that the name. Guy at the local shop talks it up over chemex. The coffee sits in the water for a few then pours through.

The cup was pretty bomb but I've never had a regular pour over.
And another thing to add to my coffee wishlist.

This looks interesting and seems ideal if your in a hurry or don't want to get too technical.

It would suck though if you accidentally hit the bottom before you got it on a mug.

I just watched a video and was surprised how fast it drained.

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He said it was a cross between immersion and a standard pour over.

You guys that do pour overs. Anyone got a line on an affordable electric kettle? Wanting to test the waters with pour overs on a budget.


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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: JP on Thu, 25 April 2019, 10:16:32
He said it was a cross between immersion and a standard pour over.

You guys that do pour overs. Anyone got a line on an affordable electric kettle? Wanting to test the waters with pour overs on a budget.

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I bought this one for $31 but haven't tried it yet since I still haven't received my French Press. From the reviews I've read I believe the downside to this one is that the thermometer isn't as accurate when the water levels are lower but that's not a big deal.

https://www.amazon.com/Coffee-Kettle-CUSIMAX-Fixed-Thermometer-Temperature/dp/B073WRTYC7?ref_=bl_dp_s_web_15274686011

There is also this one:
Bonavita BV382510V 1.0L Digital Variable Temperature Gooseneck Kettle https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005YR0F40/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_mt8SCbVXY39WH
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: lightsout714 on Thu, 25 April 2019, 15:04:59
He said it was a cross between immersion and a standard pour over.

You guys that do pour overs. Anyone got a line on an affordable electric kettle? Wanting to test the waters with pour overs on a budget.

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I bought this one for $31 but haven't tried it yet since I still haven't received my French Press. From the reviews I've read I believe the downside to this one is that the thermometer isn't as accurate when the water levels are lower but that's not a big deal.

https://www.amazon.com/Coffee-Kettle-CUSIMAX-Fixed-Thermometer-Temperature/dp/B073WRTYC7?ref_=bl_dp_s_web_15274686011

There is also this one:
Bonavita BV382510V 1.0L Digital Variable Temperature Gooseneck Kettle https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005YR0F40/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_mt8SCbVXY39WH


Thanks, seems like to spend $50 you will get a pretty decent one, seems a bit steep to heat water. I'll look into the first one.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: smarmar on Fri, 26 April 2019, 12:03:16
Has anyone here tried oat milk (not goat; oat) in coffee? I know of only one coffee joint in Orlando that has it as a creamer option. For you O-town folks, the place is called Lineage. They have 2 locales: one on Colonial near Mills and at East End Market. The flavour blows away any non-milk creamers that I've had and it's more subtle than almond so it doesn't overpower the coffeeness as much.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: Corgi Butts on Fri, 26 April 2019, 12:11:56
My Hario V60 setup at work is doing quite well for making cups during the day.  My main issue is that I'm using a JavaPresse hand grinder that I picked up on amazon with the hario and kettle and while it's easy to use, I find it difficult to get consistent flavor results in the cup, especially as I switch between different beans.  I'll finally dial it in with a bean and then grab something new and I'm back to square one again.  And it generates a lot of fines and boulders.  Need to pick up a decent compact grinder that generates consistent results.  Should probably just grab a Baratza Encore at some point and call it a day.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: noisyturtle on Mon, 29 April 2019, 15:21:41
Tried my friend's Chemex today. Holy crow, what an overblown hypemachine. Took like 15 mins to brew a few cups of coffee with this stupid blanket of a filter you need to fold up in a special way, and it just tasted the exact same as when I brew coffee with a drip machine. Is it the waiting that gives the ego time to inflate, or does the filter contain little pompous particulates that mix into your coffee and make you smug from using the Chemex?
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: lightsout714 on Mon, 29 April 2019, 15:27:34
Tried my friend's Chemex today. Holy crow, what an overblown hypemachine. Took like 15 mins to brew a few cups of coffee with this stupid blanket of a filter you need to fold up in a special way, and it just tasted the exact same as when I brew coffee with a drip machine. Is it the waiting that gives the ego time to inflate, or does the filter contain little pompous particulates that mix into your coffee and make you smug from using the Chemex?

Really? Was it just some cheap coffee? I had a pour over the other day (clever dripper, little different) and it was amazing. Sooo different than nasty drip.

But it was high quality fresh ground beans.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Mon, 29 April 2019, 15:29:12
Tried my friend's Chemex today. Holy crow, what an overblown hypemachine. Took like 15 mins to brew a few cups of coffee with this stupid blanket of a filter you need to fold up in a special way, and it just tasted the exact same as when I brew coffee with a drip machine. Is it the waiting that gives the ego time to inflate, or does the filter contain little pompous particulates that mix into your coffee and make you smug from using the Chemex?
You're clearly not worthy if you can't taste the difference.

Seriously though I think a lot of coffee preparation is hype.

But like the above poster said, fresh beans make a lot of difference.

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: noisyturtle on Mon, 29 April 2019, 15:33:12
Tried my friend's Chemex today. Holy crow, what an overblown hypemachine. Took like 15 mins to brew a few cups of coffee with this stupid blanket of a filter you need to fold up in a special way, and it just tasted the exact same as when I brew coffee with a drip machine. Is it the waiting that gives the ego time to inflate, or does the filter contain little pompous particulates that mix into your coffee and make you smug from using the Chemex?

Really? Was it just some cheap coffee? I had a pour over the other day (clever dripper, little different) and it was amazing. Sooo different than nasty drip.

But it was high quality fresh ground beans.

No, it was fresh ground made from decent beans. I just don't get it. Is it because people don't wash their drip machines or use tap water and not filtered? It was the ****ing same! Just took much longer.

I reckon if you used some ****ty $5 hotel room Mr. Coffee machine there would be a difference, but using a good drip machine that is properly cleaned and uses fresh ground beans and filtered water tastes the same to me idk
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: romevi on Mon, 29 April 2019, 15:40:48
Here's my IngenuiTEA I use at work, which I mentioned a bit ago. Had this one for ten years.

(https://i.imgur.com/Dhwb5Vh.jpg)


I'll see if I can use it to make coffee.


And just for SpAmARaY, here's a pic of it cleaned.

(https://i.imgur.com/rF8TpHG.jpg)
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Mon, 29 April 2019, 15:46:38
Here's my IngenuiTEA I use at work, which I mentioned a bit ago. Had this one for ten years.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/Dhwb5Vh.jpg)



I'll see if I can use it to make coffee.


And just for SpAmARaY, here's a pic of it cleaned.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/rF8TpHG.jpg)

It's on my amazon wish list. :thumb:

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: lightsout714 on Mon, 29 April 2019, 15:56:51
Tried my friend's Chemex today. Holy crow, what an overblown hypemachine. Took like 15 mins to brew a few cups of coffee with this stupid blanket of a filter you need to fold up in a special way, and it just tasted the exact same as when I brew coffee with a drip machine. Is it the waiting that gives the ego time to inflate, or does the filter contain little pompous particulates that mix into your coffee and make you smug from using the Chemex?

Really? Was it just some cheap coffee? I had a pour over the other day (clever dripper, little different) and it was amazing. Sooo different than nasty drip.

But it was high quality fresh ground beans.

No, it was fresh ground made from decent beans. I just don't get it. Is it because people don't wash their drip machines or use tap water and not filtered? It was the ****ing same! Just took much longer.

I reckon if you used some ****ty $5 hotel room Mr. Coffee machine there would be a difference, but using a good drip machine that is properly cleaned and uses fresh ground beans and filtered water tastes the same to me idk

Yeah most the time when I drink drip its from a cheap machine. We have an old school Bunn machine at work, fresh roast for me still taste like crap. IDK if its the plastic filter basket or what.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: dubious on Mon, 29 April 2019, 16:05:27
Tried my friend's Chemex today. Holy crow, what an overblown hypemachine. Took like 15 mins to brew a few cups of coffee with this stupid blanket of a filter you need to fold up in a special way, and it just tasted the exact same as when I brew coffee with a drip machine. Is it the waiting that gives the ego time to inflate, or does the filter contain little pompous particulates that mix into your coffee and make you smug from using the Chemex?


Yaaa agreed, I've never been able the taste the difference between regular drip, chemex, or a "hand crafted pour-over." I also don't weigh my grounds, or use a specific ratio, I just kinda eye ball stuff. Good beans freshly ground makes the most difference to me.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: JP on Mon, 29 April 2019, 19:51:58
Finally got my French press after the seller forgot to ship it. Now I need to buy some decent coffee.

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: tp4tissue on Tue, 30 April 2019, 10:56:39
Tried my friend's Chemex today. Holy crow, what an overblown hypemachine. Took like 15 mins to brew a few cups of coffee with this stupid blanket of a filter you need to fold up in a special way, and it just tasted the exact same as when I brew coffee with a drip machine. Is it the waiting that gives the ego time to inflate, or does the filter contain little pompous particulates that mix into your coffee and make you smug from using the Chemex?


Yaaa agreed, I've never been able the taste the difference between regular drip, chemex, or a "hand crafted pour-over." I also don't weigh my grounds, or use a specific ratio, I just kinda eye ball stuff. Good beans freshly ground makes the most difference to me.

It's probably possible to measure particle count/ acidity,  things like that , and MAYBE Chemex did , maybe they didn't.

Overall, I don't think Most humans have ever refined their palate to detect such differences.

For example,  people talk about how their new monitors are Great.

When in fact, EVERY new monitor is almost certainly shi7 until they're Calibrated.


But because the majority owners have never seen a reference image, They are not truly qualified to say, This looks good.

They have the freedom to say, something tastes or looks good to them.  But that's NOT a meaningful / testable assessment.


UNTIL they establish a REFERENCE cup of coffee.. The game is all just profit driven premium branding.


There are REAL life taste testers, who are both Super-Tasters (biological gift), AND trained to detect certain qualities of Edibles.

They've got panels of these people drinking different batches of orange juice, or Eating rice prepared with slightly different heating times.

Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: JP on Tue, 30 April 2019, 12:50:32
Chemex strips away the oils many find enjoyable which isn't an issue with a French press.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: Carcharocles on Tue, 30 April 2019, 16:58:07
I should also point out that both drip machines and most homebrewers boil the water they use for coffee. This is a huge don't--boiling temperature is a bit too hot for coffee beans. About 195 - 200F is the proper brewing temp (for anyone not still stuck in the Imperial System, this is approximately 91 - 93C), but if you need it a little hotter, 205F (96C) is as high as you should go--any higher will disrupt the flavor. Temperature for the Aeropress is lower, at about 175F (about 79 or 80C). Chemex should definitely not exceed 205F or 96C, and yes, it does strip the oils if you use a paper filter (mesh filters exist, but they require a bit more technique to use).
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: smarmar on Wed, 01 May 2019, 10:18:22
Chemex strips away the oils many find enjoyable which isn't an issue with a French press.
^This is why I enjoy my moka pot so much. It's my main 99.9% of the time. No filter to steal the delicious oils.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Wed, 01 May 2019, 10:51:42


Chemex strips away the oils many find enjoyable which isn't an issue with a French press.
^This is why I enjoy my moka pot so much. It's my main 99.9% of the time. No filter to steal the delicious oils.

Another item on my 'to buy eventually' list.

Do you use a special grind/specific blend with the moka pot?





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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: noisyturtle on Wed, 01 May 2019, 18:17:41
Finally got my French press after the seller forgot to ship it. Now I need to buy some decent coffee.

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I am curious what is the advantage of a gooseneck kettle? Is it for more precise pouring, or another reason??
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: lightsout714 on Wed, 01 May 2019, 18:49:18
I ordered a cheap V60, going to have the local guy do grind the beans for now, I only have the grinder on my Barista Express.

Whats the recommended grind for pour overs?
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Wed, 01 May 2019, 19:53:42
Finally got my French press after the seller forgot to ship it. Now I need to buy some decent coffee.

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I am curious what is the advantage of a gooseneck kettle? Is it for more precise pouring, or another reason??
It's for better control of exact amount, rate and placement of pour.

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Wed, 01 May 2019, 20:04:55
I ordered a cheap V60, going to have the local guy do grind the beans for now, I only have the grinder on my Barista Express.

Whats the recommended grind for pour overs?
You'll want it on the coarser side vs medium used for drip.

But whoever is grinding them can probably dial it in for you if you tell them your using the V60.

Just remember once ground the beans have a limited shelf life.

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: lightsout714 on Wed, 01 May 2019, 20:07:28
I ordered a cheap V60, going to have the local guy do grind the beans for now, I only have the grinder on my Barista Express.

Whats the recommended grind for pour overs?
You'll want it on the coarser side vs medium used for drip.

But whoever is grinding them can probably dial it in for you if you tell them your using the V60.

Just remember once ground the beans have a limited shelf life.

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Yeah I figure they will know what to do. I totally don't like the idea of grinding before hand, but until I get a hand grinder its what I will do. Thanks
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: smarmar on Thu, 02 May 2019, 10:56:49


Chemex strips away the oils many find enjoyable which isn't an issue with a French press.
^This is why I enjoy my moka pot so much. It's my main 99.9% of the time. No filter to steal the delicious oils.

Another item on my 'to buy eventually' list.

Do you use a special grind/specific blend with the moka pot?

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I use a manual hand-crank burr grinder set to the finest grain. Really any grinder that has a fine setting if fine.

The moka pots are meant for espresso grounds. I usually buy espresso roast beans but any fresh-roasted bean works well and tastes good.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Tue, 07 May 2019, 20:59:24
My kid bought me a shot glass.

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: lightsout714 on Thu, 09 May 2019, 11:38:49
I've had the v60 for about a week now. I don't have a gooseneck kettle, and the beans had to be grinded when I bought them because my grinder is on my espresso machine.

But have to say overall I am pretty happy. It's not magic, but it does put out a very nice balanced cup of coffee. I will never eye ball coffee again. I make the coffee for church in the morning in a big old school perc and I never seem to get the ratio right, going to bring my scale on Sunday.

That said still nothing beats a home made latte or cappuccino. They are still my first love but 2-3 cups of milk a day is bad for the ol' waste line.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: smarmar on Thu, 16 May 2019, 11:05:31
My kid bought me a shot glass.

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Is that a goshdarned war hammer on that glass? How manly!...but also kinda random.
I'm extremely partial to martial hammers. I once played a dwarf cleric in a long-running D&D campaign who's weapon of choice was a lucerne hammer.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Thu, 16 May 2019, 11:11:39


My kid bought me a shot glass.

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Is that a goshdarned war hammer on that glass? How manly!...but also kinda random.
I'm extremely partial to martial hammers. I once played a dwarf cleric in a long-running D&D campaign who's weapon of choice was a lucerne hammer.

I believe it's the logo for a local ball team, they went to a game and she bought it in the gift shop. But your version sounds cooler. :d

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: smarmar on Thu, 16 May 2019, 11:13:46


My kid bought me a shot glass.

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Is that a goshdarned war hammer on that glass? How manly!...but also kinda random.
I'm extremely partial to martial hammers. I once played a dwarf cleric in a long-running D&D campaign who's weapon of choice was a lucerne hammer.

I believe it's the logo for a local ball team, they went to a game and she bought it in the gift shop. But your version sounds cooler. :d

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Hmmm...I guess it's more of a battle bat than a war hammer. Sounds cooler, anyway  :p
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: JP on Thu, 16 May 2019, 12:28:44
Looks like that would be great for piecing armor  :thumb:
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: tp4tissue on Thu, 16 May 2019, 15:19:16
Looks like that would be great for piecing armor  :thumb:

Chainmail for sure, but what about Plate ?
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: noisyturtle on Wed, 05 June 2019, 15:33:00
Starting to notice I actually prefer my coffee brewed a little weak. I followed the general rule this morning and measured it all out using 2 tbsp per 6oz of water and it came out far too strong for my tastes. Like drinking black soup, way too strong. Feels weird being in the minority that actually prefers weaker-brewed coffee.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: JP on Wed, 05 June 2019, 17:57:31
Starting to notice I actually prefer my coffee brewed a little weak. I followed the general rule this morning and measured it all out using 2 tbsp per 6oz of water and it came out far too strong for my tastes. Like drinking black soup, way too strong. Feels weird being in the minority that actually prefers weaker-brewed coffee.

You just have refined tastes  :thumb:
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Thu, 06 June 2019, 08:55:08
I recently bought some Mayorga Organics Cafe Cubano and it is very good.

Been doing french press and cold brew.

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: TacticalCoder on Fri, 14 June 2019, 07:41:16
I'm not a coffee connoisseur but, after drinking coffee from a Jura machine at a friend's place, I did replace my Nespresso with a fully automated machine a few months ago. It's better and it's also going to be much cheaper on the long run (I ran the numbers). I know I know: semi automated are better and should have gone semi + grinder but, hey, I'm lazy for coffee.

So I either use my fully automated machine (which I fill with beans and then let do the hard work) or I use my trusty old moka press.

I don't know much about coffee besides that I'm an addict since forever and, well, I can use a Moka press!
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: lightsout714 on Fri, 14 June 2019, 15:23:39
Fruity, bright funky. I'm in love.

After making espresso from your standard choclatey type beans, I recently tried some stuff that was supposed to taste like orange soda! The first drink was odd but I am in love now.

Anyone recommend their favorite fruity light roast?
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: smarmar on Thu, 11 July 2019, 12:18:02
Fruity, bright funky. I'm in love.

After making espresso from your standard choclatey type beans, I recently tried some stuff that was supposed to taste like orange soda! The first drink was odd but I am in love now.

Anyone recommend their favorite fruity light roast?
I'm not a huge fan of fruity teas or coffees...too tangy and tart. I can't recall the last time I had a light roast...I'm a med-dark roast man. That being said, I did have a delicious green ginger peach tea the other day at a tea house.

Looks like that would be great for piecing armor  :thumb:
The warhammers of yore, especially the lucerne hammer, were designed for exactly that. The hammer side for denting plate so that it would cave in, causing trauma to the body. Then the spiky side for the piercy stuff. Imagine your cuirass being pierced by multiple spikes so that the torn metal bits permanently embed in your chest and every move causes them to tear your flesh. :cool:

Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: captainkai on Thu, 18 July 2019, 01:48:39
Has anyone here tried oat milk (not goat; oat) in coffee? I know of only one coffee joint in Orlando that has it as a creamer option. For you O-town folks, the place is called Lineage. They have 2 locales: one on Colonial near Mills and at East End Market. The flavour blows away any non-milk creamers that I've had and it's more subtle than almond so it doesn't overpower the coffeeness as much.

I recently tried oat milk at a local coffee place (on accident, the barista mixed up drinks), and it wasn't bad at all!  Tasted a bit sweeter than milk.

As for me, I keep going back to a Chemex + Kone filter setup  :thumb:
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: lightsout714 on Thu, 18 July 2019, 13:31:06
Fruity, bright funky. I'm in love.

After making espresso from your standard choclatey type beans, I recently tried some stuff that was supposed to taste like orange soda! The first drink was odd but I am in love now.

Anyone recommend their favorite fruity light roast?
...I'm a med-dark roast man.


Might as well just go brew up some coals out of the BBQ :D


Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: JP on Thu, 18 July 2019, 14:21:37
Might as well just go brew up some coals out of the BBQ :D

That or get Starbucks  :))
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: lightsout714 on Thu, 18 July 2019, 16:34:15
Might as well just go brew up some coals out of the BBQ :D

That or get Starbucks  :))

Don't speak like that around here.  :-[       :))
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: JP on Thu, 18 July 2019, 21:33:49
Might as well just go brew up some coals out of the BBQ :D

That or get Starbucks  :))

Don't speak like that around here.  :-[       :))

 ;D I'm not wrong though...they roast their beans extra dark to achieve a consistent flavor profile which is a polite way of saying burnt. Nothing wrong with that if it's what you prefer though.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: lightsout714 on Fri, 19 July 2019, 09:05:44
Might as well just go brew up some coals out of the BBQ :D

That or get Starbucks  :))

Don't speak like that around here.  :-[       :))

 ;D I'm not wrong though...they roast their beans extra dark to achieve a consistent flavor profile which is a polite way of saying burnt. Nothing wrong with that if it's what you prefer though.
For sure. Most American coffee is way over roasted imo. "Espresso roast" somehow means dark roast do you can make it in a drip machine and it tastes like "espresso". Yeah right. I mean if that's your thing is all good. I thought I liked dark roast until I started trying single origin light Ross and got to enjoy some real flavors.


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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: ArchDill on Fri, 19 July 2019, 09:40:56
Might as well just go brew up some coals out of the BBQ :D

That or get Starbucks  :))

Don't speak like that around here.  :-[       :))

 ;D I'm not wrong though...they roast their beans extra dark to achieve a consistent flavor profile which is a polite way of saying burnt. Nothing wrong with that if it's what you prefer though.
For sure. Most American coffee is way over roasted imo. "Espresso roast" somehow means dark roast do you can make it in a drip machine and it tastes like "espresso". Yeah right. I mean if that's your thing is all good. I thought I liked dark roast until I started trying single origin light Ross and got to enjoy some real flavors.


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I do not mind Starbucks. I know they are frowned upon by most coffee lovers but they make a good latte and I love me a Flat White
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: dubious on Fri, 19 July 2019, 15:56:54
Might as well just go brew up some coals out of the BBQ :D

That or get Starbucks  :))

Don't speak like that around here.  :-[       :))

 ;D I'm not wrong though...they roast their beans extra dark to achieve a consistent flavor profile which is a polite way of saying burnt. Nothing wrong with that if it's what you prefer though.
For sure. Most American coffee is way over roasted imo. "Espresso roast" somehow means dark roast do you can make it in a drip machine and it tastes like "espresso". Yeah right. I mean if that's your thing is all good. I thought I liked dark roast until I started trying single origin light Ross and got to enjoy some real flavors.


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I do not mind Starbucks. I know they are frowned upon by most coffee lovers but they make a good latte and I love me a Flat White

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: romevi on Fri, 19 July 2019, 16:51:19
Might as well just go brew up some coals out of the BBQ :D

That or get Starbucks  :))

Don't speak like that around here.  :-[       :))

 ;D I'm not wrong though...they roast their beans extra dark to achieve a consistent flavor profile which is a polite way of saying burnt. Nothing wrong with that if it's what you prefer though.
For sure. Most American coffee is way over roasted imo. "Espresso roast" somehow means dark roast do you can make it in a drip machine and it tastes like "espresso". Yeah right. I mean if that's your thing is all good. I thought I liked dark roast until I started trying single origin light Ross and got to enjoy some real flavors.


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I do not mind Starbucks. I know they are frowned upon by most coffee lovers but they make a good latte and I love me a Flat White

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Do you think he's drinking Starbucks?
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: JP on Fri, 19 July 2019, 17:06:05
Do you think he's drinking Starbucks?

Who, Clint Eastwood? Hell no. He's drinking tea  :p

Source:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/clint-eastwoods-key-to-longevity/
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: TacticalCoder on Fri, 26 July 2019, 05:39:31
'dat Clint Eastwood gif holding a cup... I lol'ed.   Very apropos.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: noisyturtle on Sun, 28 July 2019, 16:53:20
Did you know stores with a Starbucks in them generally use the same POS checkout system, so if the lines are too long chances are Starbucks could check you out much faster. A little secret tip for you all!
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: smarmar on Mon, 05 August 2019, 10:26:45


Did you know stores with a Starbucks in them generally use the same POS checkout system, so if the lines are too long chances are Starbucks could check you out much faster. A little secret tip for you all!
*mind blown*

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Might as well just go brew up some coals out of the BBQ :D



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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: noisyturtle on Mon, 05 August 2019, 15:47:32
Been having one of these with my coffee in the morning. You set it on top of the mug like a cover and the steam melts the caramel inside.
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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: tp4tissue on Mon, 05 August 2019, 15:53:21
Been having one of these with my coffee in the morning. You set it on top of the mug like a cover and the steam melts the caramel inside.


NT dabbles in BLACK MAGIC.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: smarmar on Tue, 06 August 2019, 11:16:45
Been having one of these with my coffee in the morning. You set it on top of the mug like a cover and the steam melts the caramel inside.


NT dabbles in BLACK MAGIC.
Black magic, purple magic, whatever...those things are gooooooood! If you're into delicious liqueurs try Van Meer's Stroopwafel Liqueur in yer coffee. I did. No regrets.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: TacticalCoder on Wed, 07 August 2019, 20:51:18
Been having one of these with my coffee in the morning.

"Stroopwafels" / "Daelmans"... Although I'm a native french speaker this sounds close to home: oh, it's from the Netherlands (the country next door to my home country) : )

Nom nom nom. Shall try.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: lightsout714 on Thu, 08 August 2019, 18:10:05
I see your waffle...

Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: JP on Thu, 08 August 2019, 19:33:13
I see your waffle...

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: tp4tissue on Thu, 08 August 2019, 20:43:48
I see your waffle...



I've been 2 this place.

Overrated..  p00rly engineered.

The floss they use should be thinner and smaller. 

It's oversized and overlaps the edge of the cup, it makes a mess at the edges, and sometimes the cup handle.  The melting speed is very slow, gives novelty buyers some time to take photos, but in practice, no one wants to wait that long to enjoy barely sweetened coffee.

Had it been thinner, from faster floss machines it could melt better in a reasonable time frame.

They could've also used a flatter / wider cup.

After it's partially melted, not super attractive.

Totes Gimmick.


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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: lightsout714 on Thu, 08 August 2019, 23:25:18
I see your waffle...



I've been 2 this place.

Overrated..  p00rly engineered.

The floss they use should be thinner and smaller. 

It's oversized and overlaps the edge of the cup, it makes a mess at the edges, and sometimes the cup handle.  The melting speed is very slow, gives novelty buyers some time to take photos, but in practice, no one wants to wait that long to enjoy barely sweetened coffee.

Had it been thinner, from faster floss machines it could melt better in a reasonable time frame.

They could've also used a flatter / wider cup.

After it's partially melted, not super attractive.

Totes Gimmick.


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Figured as much. And of course TP has tried it...
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: noisyturtle on Thu, 22 August 2019, 00:46:13
Can any Swedes tell me about Oatly? Seems to be the next popular thing.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: smarmar on Fri, 23 August 2019, 10:55:36
Can any Swedes tell me about Oatly? Seems to be the next popular thing.
Cow begat soy; and soy, almond; and almond, coconut; and coconut, cashew; and cashew, oat. And it was good.

Oat bev is the new milk for Spring.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: Sintpinty on Sun, 25 August 2019, 15:03:51
One of my family members has a gourmet expresso machine at their restaurant.

So turns out how they put the steam in your coffee is that they heat up milk to extreme tempreatures, and it comes out as foam.

I know how to make a macchiato now .

Espresso is best though, need that #### in large cups.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: smarmar on Sun, 29 September 2019, 13:13:52
I'm not sure if any of you java-heads use aluminum moka pots, but if you do, does yours have pits inside the bottom of the water receptacle like mine does? I'm not sure if those are weld spots or caused by heat erosion, metaliphage bacteria, or something even more sinister. I'm probably slowly getting poisoned, regardless, since I've been using it daily for many years.
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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: walletburner on Sun, 29 September 2019, 13:32:47
I'm not sure if any of you java-heads use aluminum moka pots, but if you do, does yours have pits inside the bottom of the water receptacle like mine does?

yeah mine does too, i think it has to do with how alkaline my water is and the part of the cycle where it is being heated dry, but im also interested if someone else has a good answer. +1 for slow poisoning
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: JP on Mon, 30 September 2019, 07:54:26
I'm not sure if any of you java-heads use aluminum moka pots, but if you do, does yours have pits inside the bottom of the water receptacle like mine does?

yeah mine does too, i think it has to do with how alkaline my water is and the part of the cycle where it is being heated dry, but im also interested if someone else has a good answer. +1 for slow poisoning

Apply a protective layer or remember to dry after use. Another option would be to buy a new pot made from another type of material such as stainless steel. I remember once leaving fire ashes in an aluminum pan and the entire bottom of the pan turned into powder after I neglected to empty for a long time.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: dgneo on Mon, 30 September 2019, 08:24:07
would anyone be interested in a group buy for mugs? was thinking something from https://deneenpottery.com with the geekhack logo or something?
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Mon, 30 September 2019, 08:27:59
would anyone be interested in a group buy for mugs? was thinking something from https://deneenpottery.com with the geekhack logo or something?

I'd be in for 2.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: dingusxmcgee on Mon, 30 September 2019, 08:38:32
would anyone be interested in a group buy for mugs? was thinking something from https://deneenpottery.com with the geekhack logo or something?

I'd be in for 2.

Would probably be down for 1!
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: vegs on Thu, 03 October 2019, 03:36:16
would anyone be interested in a group buy for mugs? was thinking something from https://deneenpottery.com with the geekhack logo or something?
I'm down for one if international shipping is an option :D
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: noisyturtle on Wed, 09 October 2019, 20:46:39
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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: smarmar on Mon, 14 October 2019, 11:01:36
I'm not sure if any of you java-heads use aluminum moka pots, but if you do, does yours have pits inside the bottom of the water receptacle like mine does?

yeah mine does too, i think it has to do with how alkaline my water is and the part of the cycle where it is being heated dry, but im also interested if someone else has a good answer. +1 for slow poisoning

Apply a protective layer or remember to dry after use. Another option would be to buy a new pot made from another type of material such as stainless steel. I remember once leaving fire ashes in an aluminum pan and the entire bottom of the pan turned into powder after I neglected to empty for a long time.
I wash my moka pot maybe 2 or 3 times a year. I use it so frequently that it doesn't have time to get moldy or gross. Well...I take that back. If I leave it out, closed up with coffee dregs, for more than a day it get those little white water deposit things. I just rinse them out before I reuse it.  :p  I've been told that the oils build up inside and go rancid which can alter the taste of fresh brew but, whatevs. I like coffee that tastes like a camp fire, or an old house.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: 4sStylZ on Tue, 22 October 2019, 11:12:06
Flair Signature pro + Commandante C40 with red Clix here. Its new to me to make Espresso but I am happy with it.
My local torrefactor is at 300meters of my house and he is very good.

I love to see coffe enthusiast here. Another geek stuff.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: Deadboy on Wed, 23 October 2019, 14:44:22
I use a Delonghi machine.
I buy my coffee at an organic shop. Grind it there and put it in a glass jar  :-*
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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: 4sStylZ on Tue, 29 October 2019, 04:01:57
I suggest you to brew your coffee less than 10 minutes before make it.

Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: Deadboy on Tue, 29 October 2019, 13:44:03
I suggest you to brew your coffee less than 10 minutes before make it.


yeah i'm planning on doing that. i need to find a decent mixer for my coffee.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: 1391401 on Tue, 31 December 2019, 03:25:57
I've tried pretty much every way to make coffee - currently I am running a BUNN [1] with glass carafe and stainless basket.  Locally I can source freshly roasted coffee but the best coffee I've ever personally had came from NYC [2].  In a pinch I will get a blonde roast coffee from Starbucks and have them grind it in the store which is really not that bad.  I used to grind my coffee fresh before each pot with a ceramic double burr grinder but I found that as long as I drink as frequently as I do the air tight container I have keeps it fresh enough.  I only drink from ceramic mugs never stainless. 

[1] https://www.amazon.com/13300-0001-VP17-1SS-Pourover-Coffee-Stainless/dp/B0000DIWZC
[2] https://www.portorico.com
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: phinix on Tue, 31 December 2019, 03:54:54
I'm fairly new to the subject - what is the best coffee maker these days?
I'm planning to buy one, would love to have a machine that makes different kinds of coffee...
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: rinkaan on Tue, 31 December 2019, 04:06:12
Don't think there is a "best machine" per se... But depends on what kind of coffee u like... If u like clean tasting coffee, v60, aeropress, and other similar stuff...
If u like expresso base, then u need more gear...
There is still a sweet spot between full manual gear, semi auto  and full auto, because if every cup of coffee you make is going to take 10mins... U can have alot of guests coming over

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: phinix on Tue, 31 December 2019, 04:16:33
Don't think there is a "best machine" per se... But depends on what kind of coffee u like... If u like clean tasting coffee, v60, aeropress, and other similar stuff...
If u like expresso base, then u need more gear...
There is still a sweet spot between full manual gear, semi auto  and full auto, because if every cup of coffee you make is going to take 10mins... U can have alot of guests coming over

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I was thinking of some kind of semi or full auto.
Making black, latte, cappuccino...
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: rinkaan on Tue, 31 December 2019, 06:29:14
For full autos u meant those that u put whole beans into the hopper and it grinds a puck and extract shots right... So UR black will be limited to Americano, which can be decent also... Will work for the rest of the other drinks u need... The DeLonghis are decent but quite expensive... (about 500 eur or usd)

But still cheaper than a decent grinder with a level expresso maker...

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: Findecanor on Tue, 31 December 2019, 06:30:48
I was supposed to stop drinking coffee for my stomach's sake, but after a week with almost none, I still had two cups today... Goddamnit.

Can any Swedes tell me about Oatly? Seems to be the next popular thing.
Sorry for necrocommenting, but I hate that stuff. My sister (on-off-again vegan) used to buy it and have in her coffee. Not as vile as some soy milk. Nut or rice milk is better.
...And all the text on their packaging and in ads is in English. This is Sweden and you're a Swedish company, damnit!

Anyway. the point of having cow's milk in coffee is that it is a buffer solution (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffer_solution): it reduces the coffee's bitterness in your mouth*. I have yet to find a plant-based milk that has that effect.
Instead, the flavours in soy-milk and oat-milk tend to harmonise with the bitterness in coffee and not in a good way. The flavours work better in hot chocolate.

If you are vegan and want less bitter coffee, you could instead get higher-grade coffee that is less bitter to begin with, such as Monsoon Malabar or whatever. Avoid dark-roasted coffee, and avoid letting it oxidise.

*: but not your stomach, where the buffer-effect breaks down when the stomach acid overtakes it.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: SpAmRaY on Tue, 31 December 2019, 19:07:01
Got the coffee, water filter, grinder and kettle for Christmas. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200101/72caf7808e10900bf21be9c8de7bd509.jpg)

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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: dingusxmcgee on Tue, 31 December 2019, 21:24:18
Got the coffee, water filter, grinder and kettle for Christmas.
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 Nice haul!

Got a gooseneck kettle for Christmas so I can practice my pour overs :)
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: rinkaan on Wed, 01 January 2020, 18:55:43
I was supposed to stop drinking coffee for my stomach's sake, but after a week with almost none, I still had two cups today... Goddamnit.

Can any Swedes tell me about Oatly? Seems to be the next popular thing.
Sorry for necrocommenting, but I hate that stuff. My sister (on-off-again vegan) used to buy it and have in her coffee. Not as vile as some soy milk. Nut or rice milk is better.
...And all the text on their packaging and in ads is in English. This is Sweden and you're a Swedish company, damnit!

Anyway. the point of having cow's milk in coffee is that it is a buffer solution (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffer_solution): it reduces the coffee's bitterness in your mouth*. I have yet to find a plant-based milk that has that effect.
Instead, the flavours in soy-milk and oat-milk tend to harmonise with the bitterness in coffee and not in a good way. The flavours work better in hot chocolate.

If you are vegan and want less bitter coffee, you could instead get higher-grade coffee that is less bitter to begin with, such as Monsoon Malabar or whatever. Avoid dark-roasted coffee, and avoid letting it oxidise.

*: but not your stomach, where the buffer-effect breaks down when the stomach acid overtakes it.
You can try almond milk for lattes and cappuccino... Altho I don't really like lattes (nor almond for the matter) some Japanese almond milks make fantastic lattes...



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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: ArchDill on Wed, 01 January 2020, 20:42:13
For pour-over, how important is it to measure? I have made a pour-over every morning for the last 5 years and I have never measured. Is it mainly for consistency?
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: rinkaan on Wed, 01 January 2020, 20:48:50
For pour-over, how important is it to measure? I have made a pour-over every morning for the last 5 years and I have never measured. Is it mainly for consistency?
yes measure is for consistency...
From the water temp, to water volume, ground size, to achieve to desire ratio. But there is not absolute cup of coffee as it depends alot on your taste buds, plus the hassle to make a coffee... I'm sure most ppl won't want to spend 5mins for each cup of v60 to hand grind, boil water to 93 degrees, use a goose neck to pour in a specific pattern, and etc etc... U get the gist. Most important is that u enjoy ur preparation method and the time it takes, and also the consumption... There is really no hard rule to require measurements...


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Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: noisyturtle on Sat, 04 January 2020, 02:55:56
For pour-over, how important is it to measure? I have made a pour-over every morning for the last 5 years and I have never measured. Is it mainly for consistency?

If you make enough coffee consistently you should be able to eyeball it with ease. Measuring is for coffee noobs and pussies doubting their coffee skills.

Seeing people weigh their water infuriates me  :mad:
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Post by: Myteethfeelweird on Sat, 11 January 2020, 21:18:01
Yeah I used to be all into exact ratios but it's really cumbersome. I also eyeball now, as I already have an idea how much coffee grounds I need for 1 or 2 cups in the pourover filter. Where I found the most impact in the taste of my cup is in roasting the beans. A family member gave me 2 lbs for my birthday, and I've been roasting it in small batches and enjoying it slowly. Burnt chaff smell like hell, though.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: mujimanic on Sun, 12 January 2020, 12:36:09
Yeah I used to be all into exact ratios but it's really cumbersome. I also eyeball now, as I already have an idea how much coffee grounds I need for 1 or 2 cups in the pourover filter. Where I found the most impact in the taste of my cup is in roasting the beans. A family member gave me 2 lbs for my birthday, and I've been roasting it in small batches and enjoying it slowly. Burnt chaff smell like hell, though.

I agree 100% with home roasting green coffee, but I like it because I can make lighter roasts!
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: tentboy on Sat, 15 February 2020, 08:45:46
Tried coffee with sweetened condensed milk this morning (often called Vietnamese coffee) - Very good, would recommend.

I still use a ****ty Mr. Coffee drip machine with cheap beans but it gets the job done when I am lazy in the morning.  I try to limit myself to one or two cups a day so I have been thinking about starting to use my roommates aeropress since I don't need to make a whole bunch.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: noisyturtle on Sat, 15 February 2020, 16:36:04
Anyone here have good or bad things to say about the Aeropress? I really want one, currently using a drip pot.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: fohat.digs on Sat, 15 February 2020, 17:06:41
This is a variant of the French Press, as far as I know.

Pro: it extracts the maximum flavor and power from the coffee, if you let it steep long enough
          TL;DR - efficient

Cons: coffee can be bitter, there is quite a bit of sediment in the cup, and the device is hard to clean
          TL;DR - messy

Coffee contains oils that are bitter but flavorful. These oils are absorbed by any paper filter, yielding a less harsh brew, but metal filters with holes allow the oils to pass through.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: noisyturtle on Sat, 15 February 2020, 17:59:32
Opinions on Aeropress vs a French Press?
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Post by: fohat.digs on Sat, 15 February 2020, 19:09:23
I stand corrected, I have never used an Aeropress, just seen them, and didn't realize that they use paper filters. That will make a difference.

So, clean-up wise, are there disposable parts that need to be kept on hand and disposed of after each use?

Sometimes, ease of use and clean-up makes a marginally inferior product preferable. It would be good if you could try one out, including clean-up, to help decide.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: tentboy on Mon, 17 February 2020, 08:17:24
I stand corrected, I have never used an Aeropress, just seen them, and didn't realize that they use paper filters. That will make a difference.

So, clean-up wise, are there disposable parts that need to be kept on hand and disposed of after each use?

Sometimes, ease of use and clean-up makes a marginally inferior product preferable. It would be good if you could try one out, including clean-up, to help decide.

Aeropress is super easy to use and clean, that is one of the draws of it imo.  you just rinse off some plastic parts and toss out the paper filter
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: ypher on Tue, 18 February 2020, 19:43:02
I have never used the Aero but love my french press.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: phinix on Wed, 19 February 2020, 03:53:28
I like to add toffee syrup to my coffee :D
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: tentboy on Wed, 19 February 2020, 07:39:28
I like to add toffee syrup to my coffee :D

Ooh now this sounds good
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: DrivenKeys on Mon, 23 March 2020, 04:56:05
If you're in Northern California, pick up some whole bean Thanksgiving coffee, made in Ft. Bragg. Their Kona blend is incredible. I use a crushing hand-grinder from Amazon, fine grind for Moka Express, LOW HEAT. Best combo of simplicity and quality.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: smarmar on Sat, 18 April 2020, 18:13:41
Tried coffee with sweetened condensed milk this morning (often called Vietnamese coffee) - Very good, would recommend.

I still use a ****ty Mr. Coffee drip machine with cheap beans but it gets the job done when I am lazy in the morning.  I try to limit myself to one or two cups a day so I have been thinking about starting to use my roommates aeropress since I don't need to make a whole bunch.
Yes! I love me some c ph đ  :p I have one of those small Vietnamese coffee maker things. Man, they are finicky and take a lot of trial and practice to get ratios of grounds to tightness of the basket cover, at least for me  :confused:
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: TacticalCoder on Sun, 03 May 2020, 00:16:19
I buy my coffee at an organic shop. Grind it there and put it in a glass jar  :-*

How long, very roughly, do you guys think fresh coffee grains, once grinded, stay fresh?  Ain't it better to always brew just before making a coffee?

Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: IronCheeks on Sun, 10 May 2020, 05:19:42
I buy my coffee at an organic shop. Grind it there and put it in a glass jar  :-*

How long, very roughly, do you guys think fresh coffee grains, once grinded, stay fresh?  Ain't it better to always brew just before making a coffee?

I want to say roughly 1 week to 2 weeks (which is pushing it) in an air-tight container, but when it's all ground up to whatever someone likes for their brewing process, it'll go stale pretty quick. You are right in saying that it is 1,000% better to grind before you brew your coffee, regardless of the method. You can store whole-bean for a long time - I know people who freeze beans in an air-tight pouch and are able to store their beans for upwards of 3 months and stay pretty fresh. Unless one does not have access to a good grinder at home, I can see why one would need to grind their beans at the shop.

I just use a Hario V60 with their plain white filters, the ever-famous Baratza Encore to grind, and I have a Trade subscription that sends out coffee every 2-3 weeks depending on my needs.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: noisyturtle on Sun, 10 May 2020, 17:04:43
I buy my coffee at an organic shop. Grind it there and put it in a glass jar  :-*

How long, very roughly, do you guys think fresh coffee grains, once grinded, stay fresh?  Ain't it better to always brew just before making a coffee?



Really you should be grinding them fresh each morning. Grinding them a week ahead completely defeats the purpose of grinding your own beans.

Is the extra 30 seconds really that much work?

NEVER put beans in the freezer.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: IronCheeks on Sun, 10 May 2020, 17:49:50
NEVER put beans in the freezer.


I mean, James Hoffman, a former WBC winner, stated in one of his coffee brewing videos that if you don't plan on using your coffee for 2 weeks or more (i.e. vacation), you can vacuum seal for storage and place in a freezer of up to 2-3 months.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: dingusxmcgee on Sun, 10 May 2020, 17:54:12


NEVER put beans in the freezer.

I mean, James Hoffman, a former WBC winner, stated in one of his coffee brewing videos that if you don't plan on using your coffee for 2 weeks or more (i.e. vacation), you can vacuum seal for storage and place in a freezer of up to 2-3 months.
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Dont even have to vacuum seal according to that video.

I did that recently, bought two 12oz bags, froze one in a generic freezer zip loc bag that I smooshed the air out of and used the other. Took the frozen bag out after about 1.5-2weeks and let it sit over night. Used it the next day, tasted great.

Obviously thats a short time frame but It works perfectly for my needs.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: romevi on Sun, 10 May 2020, 18:35:27
Put a quarter teaspoon of salt in every 6 tablespoons of coffee.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: noisyturtle on Sun, 10 May 2020, 18:39:04
NEVER put beans in the freezer.


I mean, James Hoffman, a former WBC winner, stated in one of his coffee brewing videos that if you don't plan on using your coffee for 2 weeks or more (i.e. vacation), you can vacuum seal for storage and place in a freezer of up to 2-3 months.

If you NEED to, but it won't by any means taste as good as fresh ground. Putting beans in the freezer screws up the oils in the bean. All the moisture in the bean gets constantly frozen and defrosted, not good for the product. Coffee isn't like wine.

Grinding them then freezing it is possibly the most disruptive thing you can do to beans.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: dingusxmcgee on Sun, 10 May 2020, 18:52:45
NEVER put beans in the freezer.


I mean, James Hoffman, a former WBC winner, stated in one of his coffee brewing videos that if you don't plan on using your coffee for 2 weeks or more (i.e. vacation), you can vacuum seal for storage and place in a freezer of up to 2-3 months.

If you NEED to, but it won't by any means taste as good as fresh ground. Putting beans in the freezer screws up the oils in the bean. All the moisture in the bean gets constantly frozen and defrosted, not good for the product. Coffee isn't like wine.

Grinding them then freezing it is possibly the most disruptive thing you can do to beans.
One of the key points in the Hoffman video is not to interact with the beans when they are frozen, dont open them up to get some etc.

Freeze an unopened bag and take it out when you will use the WHOLE bag. Dont re-freeze.

The other way around I totally agree. Not a good idea to introduce humidity etc all the time to frozen beans.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: IronCheeks on Sun, 10 May 2020, 20:16:12
NEVER put beans in the freezer.


I mean, James Hoffman, a former WBC winner, stated in one of his coffee brewing videos that if you don't plan on using your coffee for 2 weeks or more (i.e. vacation), you can vacuum seal for storage and place in a freezer of up to 2-3 months.

If you NEED to, but it won't by any means taste as good as fresh ground. Putting beans in the freezer screws up the oils in the bean. All the moisture in the bean gets constantly frozen and defrosted, not good for the product. Coffee isn't like wine.

Grinding them then freezing it is possibly the most disruptive thing you can do to beans.
One of the key points in the Hoffman video is not to interact with the beans when they are frozen, dont open them up to get some etc.

Freeze an unopened bag and take it out when you will use the WHOLE bag. Dont re-freeze.

The other way around I totally agree. Not a good idea to introduce humidity etc all the time to frozen beans.

That makes sense, especially when the bloom essentially loses all its potential to open up the coffee. So, I guess for super-long term storage, but not for regular every-day stowaway.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: sugar.tea.milk on Sun, 10 May 2020, 20:22:28
I buy my coffee at an organic shop. Grind it there and put it in a glass jar  :-*

How long, very roughly, do you guys think fresh coffee grains, once grinded, stay fresh?  Ain't it better to always brew just before making a coffee?

Coffee loses its aroma very quickly once it is ground. I personally would not grind coffee unless I am supposed to use it immediately... There are decent hand grinders available if you don't want to invest in a big, expensive equipment. Hand grinders may not be as good as electric ones, but I think it is better to hand grind your beans each time than to use pre-ground coffees.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: JP on Sun, 10 May 2020, 23:36:42
Coffee loses its aroma very quickly once it is ground. I personally would not grind coffee unless I am supposed to use it immediately... There are decent hand grinders available if you don't want to invest in a big, expensive equipment. Hand grinders may not be as good as electric ones, but I think it is better to hand grind your beans each time than to use pre-ground coffees.

Man, no way I'd would grind by hand unless I was camping or something. I think I paid about $50 for my Cuisinart burr grinder so there are definitely good options out there without breaking the bank. Depending on local availability I will pick up pre-ground if I can't find the locally roasted primo stuff. I don't have any complaints about pre-ground other than the how course the grind might be. I think the main thing is keeping it sealed as best you can and of course drinking the stuff so you finish the bag in a timely manner.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: sugar.tea.milk on Mon, 11 May 2020, 00:50:31
Coffee loses its aroma very quickly once it is ground. I personally would not grind coffee unless I am supposed to use it immediately... There are decent hand grinders available if you don't want to invest in a big, expensive equipment. Hand grinders may not be as good as electric ones, but I think it is better to hand grind your beans each time than to use pre-ground coffees.

Man, no way I'd would grind by hand unless I was camping or something. I think I paid about $50 for my Cuisinart burr grinder so there are definitely good options out there without breaking the bank. Depending on local availability I will pick up pre-ground if I can't find the locally roasted primo stuff. I don't have any complaints about pre-ground other than the how course the grind might be. I think the main thing is keeping it sealed as best you can and of course drinking the stuff so you finish the bag in a timely manner.

$50 is quite affordable indeed! I got my hand grinder few years ago for its portability and never looked into upgrading it since I rarely grind more than 20g at a time.  ^-^
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: IronCheeks on Mon, 11 May 2020, 05:26:07
Coffee loses its aroma very quickly once it is ground. I personally would not grind coffee unless I am supposed to use it immediately... There are decent hand grinders available if you don't want to invest in a big, expensive equipment. Hand grinders may not be as good as electric ones, but I think it is better to hand grind your beans each time than to use pre-ground coffees.

Man, no way I'd would grind by hand unless I was camping or something. I think I paid about $50 for my Cuisinart burr grinder so there are definitely good options out there without breaking the bank. Depending on local availability I will pick up pre-ground if I can't find the locally roasted primo stuff. I don't have any complaints about pre-ground other than the how course the grind might be. I think the main thing is keeping it sealed as best you can and of course drinking the stuff so you finish the bag in a timely manner.

$50 is quite affordable indeed! I got my hand grinder few years ago for its portability and never looked into upgrading it since I rarely grind more than 20g at a time.  ^-^

What hand grinder do you use? I always hear about the Hario Skerton and the Hario Mini Mill being the top choices.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: sugar.tea.milk on Tue, 12 May 2020, 23:44:12
What hand grinder do you use? I always hear about the Hario Skerton and the Hario Mini Mill being the top choices.

I have a Porlex Mini and a Handground coffee grinder, which are both quite outdated with lots of better options nowadays.  ^-^
Porlex mini is made with stainless steel, and I liked the fact that I could just throw it in my luggage and not worry about it.
I am not sure if Handground is still available, but it is much better than Porlex Mini in terms of grind consistency.
However, it is definitely not for carrying around considering its size.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: IronCheeks on Wed, 13 May 2020, 03:20:18
What hand grinder do you use? I always hear about the Hario Skerton and the Hario Mini Mill being the top choices.

I have a Porlex Mini and a Handground coffee grinder, which are both quite outdated with lots of better options nowadays.  ^-^
Porlex mini is made with stainless steel, and I liked the fact that I could just throw it in my luggage and not worry about it.
I am not sure if Handground is still available, but it is much better than Porlex Mini in terms of grind consistency.
However, it is definitely not for carrying around considering its size.

Porlex is definitely a great, quality option for a hand grinder. I was thinking about getting one for when I go camping/glamping. Could always use something handy like that.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: IronCheeks on Wed, 13 May 2020, 04:10:10
There's been a fair amount of talk regarding how people brew coffee, how people like their coffee prepared, what people put into their coffee, but I am left curious:

How do you like your coffee roasted?

I'm talking like, do you like a lighter roast, darker roast? Medium roast? French/Italian.

And for my enthusiasts out there, if you care to join, blend or single origin? If origin, where?

I'd love to hear everyone's take on this. Second to the threads about groupbuys and ICs - this has become my favorite thread so far as a hobbyist.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: noisyturtle on Wed, 13 May 2020, 04:40:21
I far prefer lighter roasts. Used to be the other way around, but there's so much more variance in lighter roasts. You can really taste where the bean came from (probably the most pretentious thing I'll write today)
I really like high altitude African and South American beans, they rarely let me down. Colombia and Ethiopia harvest good beans.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: sugar.tea.milk on Wed, 13 May 2020, 06:38:13
I like beans in city to full city range, which I guess puts me in medium to medium dark range?
Ethiopian Yirgacheffe has been my favorite for the past few years.  :p
I don't have much experience with blends, so I am curious to see if there is any recommendation.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: IronCheeks on Wed, 13 May 2020, 21:50:13
I far prefer lighter roasts. Used to be the other way around, but there's so much more variance in lighter roasts. You can really taste where the bean came from (probably the most pretentious thing I'll write today)
I really like high altitude African and South American beans, they rarely let me down. Colombia and Ethiopia harvest good beans.

You're not pretentious in saying that you can taste where the beans came from - it's actually pretty spot-on. You can taste how the beans were washed and how the characteristics iconic to each region. Like, for instance, I tend to go toward low altitude African beans that have been naturally processed. They tend to be heavier on the fruity-tarty notes that give me a kick in the morning and have this fermented funk that borders on a wet wine cork.

I like beans in city to full city range, which I guess puts me in medium to medium dark range?
Ethiopian Yirgacheffe has been my favorite for the past few years.  :p
I don't have much experience with blends, so I am curious to see if there is any recommendation.

Yeah, I would say you like the darker roasts. You can't go wrong with Yirgacheffe. It's so balanced and just has a proper "coffee" flavor with a little bit of classic cherry. It's like the other Colombian on the block  :))
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: fliz on Fri, 22 May 2020, 20:55:11
I just got a Mypressi Twist and it is AMAZING. IMO it crushes the La Pavoni lever I previously had, despite that being customized to all hell.

My grinder is a Lyn Weber HG-1 and I love it, but, tragically, I have to sell it because I'm moving into my travel trailer full time and need something smaller. I'm looking at the Helor Flux as my replacement. I've only heard great things (except the price, of course)

I use a bellman stovetop steamer when I want to make milk drinks, and I've got my foaming technique down pretty good by now, but lately I've just been doing straight espresso because the Mypressi is so good at it.

As for the coffee, I've been roasting my own using a simple Nesco CR-1010. It's far from a technical roaster. Literally the only control I have is time, and in whole minute increments.

My most recent batch of beans have been a Yirg-Idido Ethiopian natural process that tastes like blueberries. So juicy, it's incredible. I'm struggling to limit myself to only one shot a day. Yesterday I had three. :D The third was at 10pm and over a scoop of ice cream. Affogatos will be the death of me.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: IronCheeks on Sun, 24 May 2020, 09:36:00

My most recent batch of beans have been a Yirg-Idido Ethiopian natural process that tastes like blueberries. So juicy, it's incredible. I'm struggling to limit myself to only one shot a day. Yesterday I had three. :D The third was at 10pm and over a scoop of ice cream. Affogatos will be the death of me.

I just had a bag of beans from a local roaster that had an Ethiopian with similar processing and taste as yours! Naturally processed coffees taste pretty amazing, but do take a little getting used to. My first time getting into those funky notes was through a Gesha Estate and that was a trip.

Also, affogatos are probably the best thing to have when the summer weather roles around. My best friend and I used to hunt down affogatos across the city to see which one was the best and most affordable.
Then again, gelato is gelato and we would gobble that stuff up.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: fliz on Sun, 24 May 2020, 16:35:46
I remember the first time I had a pourover of some single estate natural processed from an upscale coffeeshop. I just stared at the cup with my mouth open, amazed that coffee could do what was happening.

Coffee is awesome. You can try some really high end stuff and develop an appreciation without breaking the bank like other high end drinks. Wine as good as this coffee would cost three figures per bottle, at least.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: IronCheeks on Wed, 27 May 2020, 13:24:57
I remember the first time I had a pourover of some single estate natural processed from an upscale coffeeshop. I just stared at the cup with my mouth open, amazed that coffee could do what was happening.

Coffee is awesome. You can try some really high end stuff and develop an appreciation without breaking the bank like other high end drinks. Wine as good as this coffee would cost three figures per bottle, at least.

Yeah. Coffee opened that door for me to be appreciative of good-tasting food and trying new things. Emphasis on good. Like, the quality doesn't even have to hit the subjective ceiling. It's probably one of the safer options, too, as a consumable hobby.

Wine and whiskey are alcoholic beverages; even though wine does have benefits of improving circulation and all the antioxidants it has, it's still going to affect your liver. Cigars, too! Some people have an affinity for different types of wrapper and where the tobacco is grown, but again, you are smoking.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: fliz on Wed, 27 May 2020, 14:12:01
Fwiw, caffeine is, by far, the most abused drug on the planet. If it disappeared overnight, literally 70% of all living humans would experience withdrawal. Alcohol and tobacco are tied for #3. #2 are betel nuts, which I never even heard of until my professor told me this fact.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: noisyturtle on Mon, 06 July 2020, 18:54:47
this dude has an entire channel devoted to coffee tech:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMb0O2CdPBNi-QqPk5T3gsQ/featured (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMb0O2CdPBNi-QqPk5T3gsQ/featured)
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: sugar.tea.milk on Mon, 06 July 2020, 22:06:26
this dude has an entire channel devoted to coffee tech:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMb0O2CdPBNi-QqPk5T3gsQ/featured (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMb0O2CdPBNi-QqPk5T3gsQ/featured)

It's interesting to see how much thought one can put into a cup of coffee (even though it is not something I would do myself!).
I personally find his recipe videos quite helpful :-)
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: WholesomeDucky on Tue, 07 July 2020, 09:40:37
I just recently got a pour-over. I'm still trash at making a good cup with it, been practicing some in the afternoons.

How important is a scale? I don't have very refined tastebuds, so I'm kinda just working on consistency of technique and not experimenting too much.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: fliz on Tue, 07 July 2020, 13:30:45
How important is a scale?

*very*

You can get one for pretty cheap on amazon or spend $200. Even the cheap one will make a huge difference in being able dial in your recipe and reproduce something consistently. You also may want to consider a pour-over kettle with a gooseneck spout. They're also cheap on amazon.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: sugar.tea.milk on Wed, 08 July 2020, 21:46:26
How important is a scale?

*very*

You can get one for pretty cheap on amazon or spend $200. Even the cheap one will make a huge difference in being able dial in your recipe and reproduce something consistently. You also may want to consider a pour-over kettle with a gooseneck spout. They're also cheap on amazon.

Not sure if you already have these, but timer (to keep track of brewing time) and thermometer (to measure water temperature) might be helpful as well if you want to be consistent with your pour-over method. There are scales with built-in timer and pour-over kettles with built-in thermometer available if you do not wish to keep too many things around the kitchen, but I think buying tools with combined functions is usually more expensive..?
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: tp4tissue on Thu, 09 July 2020, 00:25:49
Very PRECISE Narcotics use behavior.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: fliz on Thu, 09 July 2020, 15:56:38
Caffeine is the most abused substance on the planet. I think something like 70% of people would experience withdrawal if it disappeared overnight.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: noisyturtle on Thu, 09 July 2020, 16:55:47
More than alcohol or nicotine?
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: tp4tissue on Thu, 09 July 2020, 20:09:56
More than alcohol or nicotine?

WAY more.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: noorejji on Thu, 09 July 2020, 21:31:00
Comparing caffeine reliance to narcotic substance abuse is ridiculous. Firstly, caffeine doesn't ruin lives. Secondly, it is arguable whether caffeine can be considered addictive to begin with (barring placebo). Not all diagnosis classifications include caffeine addiction, and for those that do its inclusion has been contested; and I'll bet that it has never been utilized in clinical practice - it would've been utterly flippant and a waste of time. If caffeine would disappear overnight people would experience mild symptoms like stress and jitteriness for one day or so, and then everything would go back to normal. If you for some reason have issues with coffee, you may switch to green tea (which contains theanine - similar to caffeine), or swap out every other cup of coffee with a cup of green tea.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: noorejji on Thu, 09 July 2020, 21:47:55
How important is a scale?

*very*

You can get one for pretty cheap on amazon or spend $200. Even the cheap one will make a huge difference in being able dial in your recipe and reproduce something consistently. You also may want to consider a pour-over kettle with a gooseneck spout. They're also cheap on amazon.
I second the importance of a scale/timer. It's the only way to follow recipes. I do recommend to get one that is built specifically for coffee. Juggling between a seperate timer and scale will be distracting and detriment to your technique and enjoyment.

I have both Acaia Lunar and Pearl, and have never regretted it. In fact I ended up replacing a Hario Drip Scale with a Pearl in a matter of days. The snappiness, precision, ease of use, and overall quality of Acaia just cannot be contested. That is not to say you must spend hundreds of dollars, but you simply must have a functional coffee scale. Nothing wrong with the Hario, I was just spoiled by the Lunar.

I would say the need for a thermometer is debatable however; personally I just boil water and start pouring right away. Having a proper goose neck kettle is way more important. James Hoffman has a good video on brewing temperatures. In espresso things are of course different.
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: fliz on Sun, 12 July 2020, 13:45:25
I'm tempted to get a pyxis...
Title: Re: COFFEE THREAD
Post by: prognostics on Sun, 12 July 2020, 17:43:37
would anyone be interested in a group buy for mugs? was thinking something from https://deneenpottery.com with the geekhack logo or something?

In for 1 :thumb: