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post #3871 of 4112
Although the idea is ambitious, it also seems a bit stupid and pointless to roast directly to grind — except for those who want their coffee to taste like smoke. There is such a thing as too freshly-roasted. eh.gif

On the plus side, it's sure to be super-reliable and not at all gimmicky.
post #3872 of 4112
Yet another stirring success from Kickstarter. I'm sure all the people who funded that two or three years ago are really excited.

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On the plus side, it's sure to be super-reliable and not at all gimmicky.

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post #3873 of 4112
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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

Another vote for the Bonavita here. I suppose you could also turn it into a pour over by simply leaving the valve open when adding water. Chris, how long do you steep in the Bonavita? I usually do 3 minutes.
post #3874 of 4112
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Have you tried blending it with darker roasts?

That would mean roasting another batch darker. I would not go through a double batch before it went stale.
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 Chris, how long do you steep in the Bonavita? I usually do 3 minutes.
 

Yup, ​3 minutes.

 

Have you experimented using longer or shorter times?

post #3876 of 4112
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That would mean roasting another batch darker. I would not go through a double batch before it went stale.

All I know is lighter roasts should be more finely ground cuz they tend to be more dense. I've tried 200 plus water and also trying to over extract a little and I haven't been able to make them work for me. Immersion style brews I think are the way to go especially for lighter roasts but it seems like every cafe I go to disagrees with me
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Yup, ​3 minutes.

Have you experimented using longer or shorter times?

I used to steep for 4 minutes. I only shortened it because I am an impatient person in the morning. I feel that the shorter steep time might result in a slightly brighter flavor, but I drink (and roast) so many varieties it is tough to get an apples to apples comparison.
post #3878 of 4112
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i will this weekend


Revelator is good good stuff. Also is Octane, Chrome Yellow, Condessa, and a few other spots. Are you OTP or ITP?
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The Baratza Fortes are really just a very high-end consumer grinder. They aren't built for high volume commercial use. We are finding that we have to repair them way too often.

How are you related to Revelator?
post #3879 of 4112
Has anyone had Lapi Kowak
post #3880 of 4112
There's now a Peets in New York City. It is in Union Square inside the Capital One bank, oddly. If you bank there you get half off your coffee. I walked in and the manager Amanda I think her name is came up to me and we had a nice chat. Seems they will be getting their more exclusive offerings in there and she said if there are things that I want she can always put it on order and stock it. Very nice service in there. They also brew a dark, medium, and light roast daily, which admittedly for Peets isn't that much of a spectrum. I'm just happy there is another option now in the City for dark roasts.
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Has anyone had Lapi Kowak
No. (Presuming you meant Kopi Luwak, that is.)

And considering that most of the stuff sold under the name is fake anyway, the majority of those who think they've tried it actually haven't, either. Fortunately, that's the lesser of two evils in this case.

But, fake or not, that shit is to be strictly avoided on principle. It's coffee for assholes, by assholes.

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post #3882 of 4112
And they have been capturing these cats, putting them in cages and force-feeding them coffee to produce it. Don't want to support such a thing. If you want though, I'll eat a pound of beans willingly and shit them out for you to try.
post #3883 of 4112
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No. (Presuming you meant Kopi Luwak, that is.)

And considering that most of the stuff sold under the name is fake anyway, the majority of those who think they've tried it actually haven't, either. Fortunately, that's the lesser of two evils in this case.

But, fake or not, that shit is to be strictly avoided on principle. It's coffee for assholes, by assholes.

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ive had beer made with these beans...not coffee though.
post #3884 of 4112
I've had real and fake. They taste like mild dried poop. Or at least what I imagine mild dried poop would taste like
post #3885 of 4112
I've had real, fresh and stale. The former is quite good--bourbon-y almost--the latter was, um, stale. Neither resembled shit as I imagine it.
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