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Re: COFFEE THREAD
« Reply #50 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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Re: COFFEE THREAD
« Reply #51 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.
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Re: COFFEE THREAD
« Reply #52 on: Fri, 03 August 2018, 13:13:58 »
You guys have some pretty sweet equipment, thanks for sharing. :thumb:

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« Reply #53 on: Fri, 03 August 2018, 13:16:07 »
You guys have some pretty sweet equipment, thanks for sharing. :thumb:

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Making coffee. :d

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Re: COFFEE THREAD
« Reply #54 on: Fri, 03 August 2018, 14:15:51 »
You guys have some pretty sweet equipment, thanks for sharing. :thumb:

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Making DRUGS. :d




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« Reply #55 on: Fri, 03 August 2018, 14:24:18 »
You guys have some pretty sweet equipment, thanks for sharing. :thumb:

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Re: COFFEE THREAD
« Reply #56 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 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 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!

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« Reply #57 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 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.

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Re: COFFEE THREAD
« Reply #58 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.
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« Reply #59 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 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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« Reply #60 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 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.

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Re: COFFEE THREAD
« Reply #61 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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« Reply #62 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.
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Re: COFFEE THREAD
« Reply #63 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.
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Re: COFFEE THREAD
« Reply #64 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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Re: COFFEE THREAD
« Reply #65 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.
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Re: COFFEE THREAD
« Reply #66 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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Re: COFFEE THREAD
« Reply #67 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.   :-*
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« Reply #68 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.

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Re: COFFEE THREAD
« Reply #69 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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Re: COFFEE THREAD
« Reply #70 on: Sun, 26 August 2018, 01:36:07 »
I used to drink espresso but pourover is life.

Now I alternate between:

  • Kalita Wave
  • V60
  • Blue Bottle ceramic dripper

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.

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« Reply #71 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.

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Re: COFFEE THREAD
« Reply #72 on: Tue, 04 September 2018, 09:35:14 »


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Re: COFFEE THREAD
« Reply #73 on: Tue, 04 September 2018, 09:37:19 »
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Re: COFFEE THREAD
« Reply #74 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.

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Re: COFFEE THREAD
« Reply #75 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.

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« Reply #76 on: Fri, 11 January 2019, 21:27:44 »
The most I drank was NestlÚ 1+2 instant coffee. Sadness! T.T

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« Reply #77 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.

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« Reply #78 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.