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post #1186 of 2553

I bought Ritual  few times in SanFo and was consistently awful.

 

Almost finished the second bag of Peets Sumatran. Not bad but don't think I ever got it dialed in. Will wait for their Ethiopian.

 

lefty 

post #1187 of 2553
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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.

It looks interesting, and its main claimed advantage is better heat retention. I was ready to wrap my CCD in neoprene to help solve that, but then I actually measured the temperature drop across a 3-minute brewing period, and it's small, like about 10 degrees total.

BTW, the top 33 list also lists BB, which has shops in SanFo, but the list still seems a little silly. This site has a more comprehensive list of basically everyone who serves espresso in SanFo, but it's espresso only:

http://www.coffeeratings.com/
post #1188 of 2553
This is unbelievable.

STORYBOARD: The Fine Art of Coffee Portraiture
post #1189 of 2553

i like capechino..............

post #1190 of 2553
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It looks interesting, and its main claimed advantage is better heat retention. I was ready to wrap my CCD in neoprene to help solve that, but then I actually measured the temperature drop across a 3-minute brewing period, and it's small, like about 10 degrees total.

Another (unintended?) benefit is that by using porcelain, you don't have to worry about the possible health effects of pouring near-boiling water onto the plastic Clever everyday. But who knows, maybe porcelain is just as carcinogenic haha. There are several people out there that prefer glass (and stainless metal) brewing devices like chemex and press pots for that reason though so maybe the new Bonavita will satisfy them.
post #1191 of 2553
Just tried Gimme Coffee, better than Cafe Grumpy
post #1192 of 2553
i like both
post #1193 of 2553
Lately I cant be bothered to venture outside Ethiopians or Kenyans. To me they just do everything a coffee can.
post #1194 of 2553
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Lately I cant be bothered to venture outside Ethiopians or Kenyans. To me they just do everything a coffee can.

I'm starting to trend this way. I get some Central Americans that I like too, but my favorite of every batch always ends up being an Ethiopian or Kenyan.
post #1195 of 2553
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Just tried Gimme Coffee, better than Cafe Grumpy

Shoot, I've been going to Think Coffee for the last year or two na I always had it in my mind that it was Gimme Coffee!
post #1196 of 2553
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Shoot, I've been going to Think Coffee for the last year or two na I always had it in my mind that it was Gimme Coffee!

Think sucks.
post #1197 of 2553
If you are in or close to Chicago, two events to check out

www.coffee-con.com for consumers One day event May 4th

www.coffeefest.com Trade show June 7th to 9th.

Haven't been to either, cannot share any experiences.
post #1198 of 2553
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Think sucks.

Tell me about it! They just instituted a new policy: all prices rounded to the nearest $.25 (supposedly to make it easier for all the people paying cash rolleyes.gif ) They claim that "some things will cost more but that some things will cost less". WTF?!
post #1199 of 2553
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Think sucks.

Their cold brew isn't bad. Their single origin African coffees are usually decent but never great though.

Culture on 38th is now using (and selling) Heart from Portland. They were selling Sight Glass but there's none on the shelves right now.
post #1200 of 2553
Supposedly, this year's Ethiopian crop is going to be pretty damned good. They are already coming in this month, and more should follow the next month. I"m drinking a Blue Nile Yirgacheffe from my local roaster, and it's very good --- much better than when I last had it.

I also tried out a siphon pot, and I am not a fran. I think I could do the same extraction with an Aeropress, but with less cleanup mess. It makes for a very light extraction, so 3rd wave coffees come out looking like somewhat dark teas. I'll stick with the CCD which gives the me nearly the body of a press pot, but with cleaner flavors.

And speaking of extraction, I've been raising the coffee/water ratio in my brews as well. It's traditionally been 60 g/L of water, but I've been doing 75+ g/L. In a CCD this morning, it was 24.8 g coffee to 321 g water. It brings out the flavors more, especially for dark roasted stuff like Peet's. I've been drinking the Arabian Mocha Sanani, which is a good complement to the light-roasted Yirg.
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