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post #1171 of 2948
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Originally Posted by landshark View Post

I just made some instant coffee. It's decent and only makes me shit several hours later in the afternoons.

3rd wave coffee makes you shit instantaneously...like so fast that you almost have to sit on the toilet while drinking it.
post #1172 of 2948
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I like Stumptown for African coffees.

+1. I've really liked their African offerings. The Ethiopian Mordecofe was especially good. I haven't tried any of their pricier options.


On the other hand, I haven't liked any of the Indonesian coffees they sell. Maybe I just don't like Indonesia coffee.
post #1173 of 2948
I'm not huge on Indo coffees. Too much earth, not enough acid. A lot of them taste like dirt to me. In espresso blends Indo coffees can add a great quality.
post #1174 of 2948
Agree on the Indonesian coffees. Too many syrupy molasses and savory notes, not enough good acidity. I'll take a good indonesian coffee over a lousy coffee from somewhere else though.
post #1175 of 2948
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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

The fact that Joe is on there at all tells you the list is crap.

which location do you go to, I can tell you they have no consistency between each location, within each location they do have consistency though. The better ones in Manhattan are Union Square, Grand Central (on the sweeter side) and Upper East side. The ones on upper West Side is not my cup of tea (or coffee)... though again I am not die hard coffee drinker. I can't taste the subtleties of coffee as I can with tea and wine, so I always order something like cappuccino or macchiato.
post #1176 of 2948
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

I haven't been to one of the retail locations, but I wasn't a big fan of most of their beans. Maybe too Third Wave for me.

They don't have retail locations so you sort of have to rely on a local cafe to stock it, otherwise you're stuck with ordering it on the internet or perhaps living near one of their regional offices.

In NYC, Everyman is probably the most popular place that uses Counter Culture beans. Bluebird also uses them and Abraco was (not positive if they still do). Counter Culture's NY offices/training location is on 26th b/w 6th and Broadway. They do free cuppings once a week but they don't do any street level commerce. The Joe "Pro Shop" or whatever they call it is nearby there too on 21st St.
Edited by Knowledge is King - 4/5/13 at 1:26pm
post #1177 of 2948
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Originally Posted by Knowledge is King View Post

Today I bought a canister of Blue Bottle's (stupidly expensive) Ethiopian Nekisse. It's got a lot of natural sweetness and a lot of blueberry/berry overtones. A really good coffee but it's too expensive to buy repeatedly. If you're in the mood to splurge though, I'd definitely recommend it. Brewed it in a Clever for 3:30, 24g of coffee, 400g of water at 93 celsius.

I really like the BB Nekisse too. Coava's Kilenso is also a dry-process Ethiopian, and is just as good, but cheaper and less pretentious.
post #1178 of 2948
I live in the 'burbs of Maryland outside of DC and it's a coffee wasteland. Starbucks as far as the eye can see, barely any local coffee houses, and none of the better national coffee shops. Basically forced to make it myself; I have to drive 20 minutes to get a decent espresso.
post #1179 of 2948
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I'm not huge on Indo coffees. Too much earth, not enough acid. A lot of them taste like dirt to me. In espresso blends Indo coffees can add a great quality.
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Originally Posted by Knowledge is King View Post

Agree on the Indonesian coffees. Too many syrupy molasses and savory notes, not enough good acidity.

That sounds about right. I'm drinking an Aged Sumatra from Peets now and it could use some acid. At least it doesn't taste like dirt.
post #1180 of 2948
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post


That sounds about right. I'm drinking an Aged Sumatra from Peets now and it could use some acid. At least it doesn't taste like dirt.

Try Peet's Ethiopian Fancy, which has more acid. Non-washed beans like the Sumatra don't tend to be very acidy, and combined with Peet's darker roasting, you're not going to get much acid. I was pleasantly surprised by their Ethiopian, whose acidity cuts through the dark roast notes very well. But you have to push the extraction a bit more to get to it: for my process, I stir more.
post #1181 of 2948
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Originally Posted by A Y View Post

I really like the BB Nekisse too. Coava's Kilenso is also a dry-process Ethiopian, and is just as good, but cheaper and less pretentious.

I'll have to place an order for it to give it a try. The past few weeks I've been buying Blue Bottle's Three Africans blend and I find it to be a very drinkable blend that I don't get tired/bored of. Some berry notes but a little robust chocolate oomph too....really well balanced and not all that delicate. It sort of reminds me of Counter Culture's Christmas Blend which was a blend of three ethiopian beans I think.

On another note, anyone else going to buy the Bonavita Porcelain Immersion Brewer? It's basically a porcelain Clever but the valve at the bottom is slightly different. For all intents and purposes though, it's a non-plastic Clever.
post #1182 of 2948
More proof that the list is crap... Ritual is the only place in SF on the list and Four Barrel didn't make it. Ritual is vastly overhyped and overrated.
post #1183 of 2948
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Originally Posted by scottcw View Post

More proof that the list is crap... Ritual is the only place in SF on the list and Four Barrel didn't make it. Ritual is vastly overhyped and overrated.

Agree. I'd rather drink Starbucks. Sightglass is my favorite of the SF roasters.
post #1184 of 2948
sightglass is my favorite too
post #1185 of 2948
I find all Sightglass coffees to be one note. Their roasts don't get much depth of flavor. Still better than Ritual.
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