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Dark roast in an Aeropress is like magic. It's a great combination.
Amazon has a great deal on the Bonavita temperature control gooseneck kettle for almost half off: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005YR0F40/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B005YR0F40&linkCode=as2&tag=f0c6bc-20&linkId=73BNNHKSOUSPL5RA
You've got to watch the baristas too. My local one sometimes won't tell me if a particular reserve is out, and will substitute some other one. The last one used the Malawi (delicious BTW) for the Maui Mokka, because I guess they sound the same. Also, there was that time they didn't know what continent Zambia was on ...
Starbucks. Tell them that's what all Americans drink and order them a triple venti soy latte something or other.Actually, take them to one with the Reserve line and Clover, which I don't think they can get in Sweden (or anywhere outside the US, I think). I think that would be eye-opening for them.
I like that pB is the face of our coffee thread. Coffee-soaked cloth filters in something like a woodneck are really great.
Yup, rinses the filters, and still not satisfactory for him.
He's also kind of lazy, so cloth filters are a no-go. You can taste the filter by running hot water through it and tasting the filter “tea” that comes out. It's very apparent there, but I don't taste it very much in the brew itself.
A friend who just got into coffee is super-sensitive to paper taste. Even steeping in a separate container, and pouring through a rinsed, oxygen-bleached paper filter (eg. Filtropa) has too much paper taste for him. It boggles my mind, but he's using a French press because of that. The Aeropress might be good for him too because there's not much paper, and the exposure time is pretty limited.
Cole Coffee in Oakland has a good variety of beans and roasting levels: http://www.colecoffee.com/index.html It used to be part of Royal Coffee, who is a major importer of specialty coffee in the US.
BTW, Peet's has free shipping today. I just found out after ordering an extra pound of Queen City today. The mail-ordered bags are nitrogen backflushed so they will keep for much longer if you don't intend on drinking the coffee immediately.
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