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I prefer Kleen Kanteens, because they're stainless steel instead of glass or plastic. The vacuum-insulated, wide-mouthed 12oz or larger would work well, and are easier to clean than the narrow ones:
This sounds like one of those super-extracted coffee shots that became popular this year. I think they were saying something like 22+% extraction ratio. I've yet to try one, but am very curious.
Great article. “Batch brew” sounds pretentious enough that if enough of us ask our local hipster coffee shop about it that they may actually come around to the idea. Of course, they have to brew a new batch every 30 minutes like Peet's does, otherwise the coffee does go stale. Also, coffee normcore. And WTF is Foursquare? Didn't they go out of business? The only good pourovers I've had were either made with a cloth filter sock hanging over a cup without any kind of...
I was at the Pasadena Intelligentsia recently, and it seems you can only get pourover for brewed coffee now, and it starts at $5 for a cup. The service is quite terrible too: I had to keep looking to the counter to see if they had my cup ready, and when they did, they didn't call out my name for a few minutes. I think it was about 10 minutes from placing my order to actually having the cup in my hand. The coffee wasn't great either. La Colombe's more expensive Gesha is...
Congrats Joshua. It sounds like you're much happier with the write-up here than in the other article.
Wow, I just started reading his blog. It's good to hear another voice against the current trends:
Same people: Coffee Shrub is the commercial importer side that sells to cafes. Sweet Maria's is their consumer-facing side.
Whoa. KitchenAid has an automatic, countertop siphon pot! The press pot with the built in scale looks interesting too, but maybe a bit gratuitous.
Yes, Rusty's Hawaiian: The Maui Mokka, and most of the limited editions are worth trying. I've not tried their regular stuff. I did not like their Kona Maragogype when I had it recently.
I don't think there are any good coffee books beyond the technical stuff Scott Rao writes. Some fluff, but I've never read the fluffy books, so I may be wrong. Gesha is the name of the area in Ethiopia where the varietal that the Peterson farm in Panama planted came from. It's said that there are hundreds if not thousands of unclassified coffee varietals in Ethiopia, and the locals just refer to them by their geographical location, eg. those hills over there. Compare this...
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