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post #31 of 2661
+1 on Blue Bottle in SF.
post #32 of 2661
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Originally Posted by acidicboy View Post
+1 on Blue Bottle in SF.

Blue Bottle is fantastic. Just make sure you don't have to go to bed early that night because a cup of Blue Bottle is probably equivalent to 3 cups of coffee anywhere else.
post #33 of 2661
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Originally Posted by 1969 View Post
Home roasted espresso blends pulled on an Expobar e61 heat exchanger and ground on a macap stepless doseless.

Now we're talking ...

Mine is: Home roast Malabar Gold espresso pulled on my Alex Duetto II e61 dual boiler and ground on a La Cimibiali Max Hybrid
post #34 of 2661
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Originally Posted by uhurit View Post
Been itching to try some of that Kona blend from a local joint @ 50.00/lb, but somehow always end up with what's on sale @ Gloria's Beans

If you want some home roast 100% Kona drop me a line ... I won't charge you $50/lb, it won't be a "blend" and it will be some of the best coffee you ever drink.
post #35 of 2661
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If you want some home roast 100% Kona drop me a line ... I won't charge you $50/lb, it won't be a "blend" and it will be some of the best coffee you ever drink.

How does "home" roasting work? I've always wondered this. What I mean is....what goes into it?
post #36 of 2661
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If you do that to the stumptown, baby jesus will shed a tear.

Did you bring it back from Portland or order it online from them?

Bought them in Portland! ace hotel!!!!
post #37 of 2661
I've been on a Vietnamese coffee kick lately. I get different varieties of whole beans from these people: http://www.vietnamese-coffee.com/index.php I don't do it Vietnamese style, i.e., slow drip, but just dial back a bit either with a French press or a Cuisinart coffee machine when I'm pressed for time in the morning. The coffee goes into a Nissan thermos and it stays warm for 7-8 hours.
post #38 of 2661
What brand of Kona coffee do you guys like? I bought some from this place in Waikiki, called Island Vintage Coffee. We liked it so much that I went off and ordered a 5-pound bag from them. The coffee I received was peaberry coffee, just like what I had previously, but was not as fruity as before. Still delicious, though.
post #39 of 2661
Order my beans from Counterculture Coffee online...I like their espresso blends. I don't like drip coffee -- don't see the point of watered-down espresso when I like the taste of espresso.
post #40 of 2661
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Originally Posted by leftover_salmon View Post
Order my beans from Counterculture Coffee online...I like their espresso blends. I don't like drip coffee -- don't see the point of watered-down espresso when I like the taste of espresso.

An Americana is watered down espresso. Also, brewed coffee has more caffeine than espresso.
post #41 of 2661
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Bought them in Portland! ace hotel!!!!

I was in Portland in September for a wedding and we stayed around the corner from the ace. My wife and I would start our day at Stumptown. I want a terrarium now too.
post #42 of 2661
Started using a French press recently. Question: How long should I let it steep before pressing?
post #43 of 2661
I have yet to use a French Press, but enjoyed a pressed cup a few years ago at a high-end restaurant. I still remember the depth of that coffee.

I've been quite happy with the Starbucks (gasp!) Cafe Verona recently.
post #44 of 2661
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post
An Americana is watered down espresso. Also, brewed coffee has more caffeine than espresso.
Yes, an Americano (while we're being anal, I'll correct you) is technically watered-down espresso, but drip coffee is essentially the same thing -- you take a coarse grind of beans and slowly pour water over it so the water picks up a just hint of the flavor. And I'm well aware that brewed coffee has more espresso, because you tend to drink 8-16oz of it...not 1-2.
post #45 of 2661
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Started using a French press recently. Question: How long should I let it steep before pressing?

It's not an exact science because different people prefer different degrees of boldness/bitterness. I usually let mine steep for about 10 minutes, sometimes longer if I'm in the mood and/or have time. Make sure you stir up the coffee immediately after pouring in the water so that it doesn't just all settle at the bottom.
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