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I've been using an Aeropress for the last 3 years. The thing is still all original. (Knocks on wood.) They have revised it a few times, so maybe one of the newer ones is weaker? They've also been good about warranty replacements in the past.
Speaking of SB Reserve, they just started a subscription service that is probably the most expensive subscription service I've seen at almost $48/lbs. http://dailycoffeenews.com/2015/02/17/starbucks-unveils-reserve-line-subscription-with-upcharge-for-freshness/ But Starbucks's shipping operations seem to be a bit inefficient. Peet's has been shipping the day of the roast for forever. I have gotten roasts the day after they were roasted, but I'm pretty close to Berkeley....
lefty, I'm really surprised that you got a sour coffee from the Clover. If anything, even for their Reserve line, they err away from that flavor profile. But as has been pointed here, the Clovers are all controlled by the mothership, so I have no idea what happened. I guess they could still have used the wrong settings for your coffee, or the grinder size could have been wrong, or the wrong dosage used. I've also seen SB baristas pull the wrong bean: WTF could you mistake...
This looks interesting, but I'll wait til it actually ships to buy it: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/handground/precision-coffee-grinder-better-grind-more-flavor
Like a medium weight cashmere sweater, but more windproof. I have the 2nd GC and the city GC from LL, and have standard SB, notch lapel jackets, 3/2 buttons, no-patch pockets. The patterns are eye-catching enough that you don't need to add extra bells and whistles.
We're here to make your wallet lighter. How are you finding the OE grinder, BTW?
An interesting choice for dedicated home roasters: http://dailycoffeenews.com/2015/02/04/a-qa-with-the-inventor-of-the-bullet-1kg-roaster-coming-soon-hopefully/ Even better is that it's not funded via Kickstarter!
Our coffee friend and grump, Kevin Knox, writes about progressive roasting in this month's Royal Coffee newsletter. Royal's own tasters then tried it out with some very interesting results: http://links.royalcoffee.mkt6539.com/servlet/MailView?ms=MjIwNzEwNTAS1&r=ODg2Njk4MzA0MTMS1&j=NTAwMjM2NTI5S0&mt=1&rt=0 The upshot is that there is no one correct roast level. Different roast points bring out different characterisitcs of the bean, and this is just for a gross, straight...
Tom Mahon uses the Inn at Union Square. The staff there is helpful for tailors seeing clients and know how to be the receptionist for the tailor: they even recognize me from year to year, and I don't even have to say who I'm trying to see these days. The elevators are tremendously slow and somewhat unreliable, so you might have to use the stairs, which are also very narrow.
Peet's is offering their Ethiopian Supernatural starting next week for the next 3 weeks. At its best, it is sublime. Last year? Really good.
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