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post #3841 of 4107
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Originally Posted by scottcw View Post

The usual suspects are Four Barrel, Sightglass, Ritual, and Blue Bottle. The last is overpriced and over-roasted for my tastes.

My favorite is Four Barrel. I used to get their beans from Red Rock in Mountain View.
post #3842 of 4107
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

I'd rather drink purple nespresso than the blue bottle shot I had this morning any day.

This ritual Ethiopian pour over is good but the cup at four barrel is currently winning. Might also be that it is from a v60 while I think four barrel used a beehouse. I often find v60 produces a cup that is a little too acidic.

i was thinking if anybody did a pourover that was double walled. cuz i swear it's the lower water temperature that makes it more acidic
post #3843 of 4107
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Originally Posted by marvin100 View Post

I would sooner grind my beans with a ballpeen hammer than drink Nespresso.

You're an idiot.
post #3844 of 4107
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Originally Posted by A Y View Post

Nespresso's Bukeela pod is shockingly good.

I know, and typically I don't like single origin shots.
post #3845 of 4107
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

You're an idiot.

You're a charmer
post #3846 of 4107
I've been told!
post #3847 of 4107
Just did my first v60 brew. Previously was using Aeropress with Hario Skerton grinder

v60 setup:
Hario v60 01
Hario misarashi paper filter
Fino kettle
Hario olivewood server
Workshop Coffee Kenya Kamacharia Farmers Co-op Society Kiriani, Murang'a

I wanted 400ml of coffee (the capacity of the server) so used a roughly 15:1 ratio and ~26g of beans. Hand ground with the skerton.

I think I used too much coffee for this brew as it filled up most of the v60. I followed stumptown's brewing instructions. The coffee tasted pretty good, similar to what I get from aeropress but more pronounced flavors.

Anyone else use v60 and have a good recipe?



post #3848 of 4107
Ive Been going through Stumptown blended trio box recently with hollar mountain, house blend and hair bender brewing them in a chemex. Using the chemex has definitely paid off with flavor and the morning prep makes it a zen like experience
post #3849 of 4107

Don't use a V60 but use George Howell's recipe for Chemex.  His methods are easy to execute and he has done the research

 

http://www.georgehowellcoffee.com/brew-guide/hario-v60-02/

post #3850 of 4107
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I find that manual pourover methods are tough to get right consistently. They seem simple, but there are many variables providing many ways to stuff it up, so the occasional great result tends not to be very repeatable. (At least in my experience, but I don't do pourover brews all that often.)

Anyway, that technique is worth at try, and the site looks like a good resource; thanks for the link. His brew ratios (starting at over 70 g/L and going to about 90 g/L for every technique except auto drip) seem on the high side, though; that'll tend toward underextraction and an acidic-tasting cup. On the other hand, an excessive ratio is always desirable for those who are selling beans. wink.gif
post #3851 of 4107
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 I find that manual pourover methods are tough to get right consistently. They seem simple, but there are many variables providing many ways to stuff it up, so the occasional great result tends not to be very repeatable. (At least in my experience, but I don't do pourover brews all that often.)

For these reasons I prefer a Bonavita Immersion Dripper.  Doesn't require specific technique to get consistent results and a good clean cup. Sometimes adjust water temp accordingly for light or dark roasts. Rare that I have to adjust the grind.  I like that it is porcelain rather than plastic or metal. 

 

Use for morning cup of coffee and use chemex when I need to make more than two cups at a time

post #3852 of 4107
I've been using a Chemex for almost 20 years and the main variable ( assuming fresh beans and right grind) is water temp. 180-200 is ideal, just off boil will scald and below 180 extraction suffers. I can do it by timing by now but there are some day when I'm desperate that I just dump the water in right away.

Fwiw my ratio is 50g to 3/4 of a Hario kettle. Works about 90 percent of the time.
post #3853 of 4107

I'm new to Chemex brewing but decided to purchase one after I unfortunately cracked my french press. I've brewed a few batches that were very good but have also botched some. My consistency isn't there and I'm wondering if it's me or one of these other noted factors.

 

1. I don't own my own grinder. I walk down to our local roasters every third day and have them grind me up a fresh 1/2lb of whatever's appealing that day.

2. I own an electric kettle and can control the temp...but I don't have a goose neck.

 

I've followed several guides and videos - they're all relatively similar. But if there's anything I'm missing I'd be all ears to learning new things. Additionally, if I'm lacking a vital component...Let me know what you'd recommend purchasing.

post #3854 of 4107
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Originally Posted by MrVenneri View Post
 

I'm new to Chemex brewing but decided to purchase one after I unfortunately cracked my french press. I've brewed a few batches that were very good but have also botched some. My consistency isn't there and I'm wondering if it's me or one of these other noted factors.

 

1. I don't own my own grinder. I walk down to our local roasters every third day and have them grind me up a fresh 1/2lb of whatever's appealing that day.

2. I own an electric kettle and can control the temp...but I don't have a goose neck.

 

I've followed several guides and videos - they're all relatively similar. But if there's anything I'm missing I'd be all ears to learning new things. Additionally, if I'm lacking a vital component...Let me know what you'd recommend purchasing.

Not sure if you own a scale, but I think it is the best item you can buy for consistency. 

 

DL-

post #3855 of 4107
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Originally Posted by DavidLane View Post
 

Not sure if you own a scale, but I think it is the best item you can buy for consistency. 

 

DL-

 

Whoops, failed to mention that I do own a scale. Been weighing out grams for a looonngg time Dave.

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