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post #406 of 2779
I just purchased a Moka Express and will be experimenting with it this weekend. Mostly likely with Illy.
post #407 of 2779
i want to move on from french presses b/c i'm finding that i like a bit of acidity in my coffee. i've been thinking about getting a siphon brewer b/c it seems like it's more hands off than carefully pouring concentric circles in a v60 or chemex at the right speed. have any of you used vacuum pots?
post #408 of 2779
A vacuum pot is not more hands off. It's actually pretty involved.
post #409 of 2779
how is it more involved? pre heat water. add water to pot. turn on heat source. grind coffee. wait for water to go up. add coffee. stir. turn off heat. enjoy coffee?

i heard stirring methods dont matter that much. the only other handson element i can think of is temperature control?
post #410 of 2779
anyways, i talked to one of the baristas at gimme and she recommended an aeropress. it seems a lot easier than a siphon so probably going to go with that
post #411 of 2779
An Aeropress is my recommendation as well. If you want to make a bit more volume (360 mL instead of 215) without adding water after extraction, the Clever Coffee Dripper is also great, and cheap.
post #412 of 2779
i bought an aeropress. maybe i'll invest in a clever later.

i went to a good food awards coffee cupping at gimme today. their finca san luis is delicious (albeit expensive). would recommend
post #413 of 2779
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i bought an aeropress. maybe i'll invest in a clever later.
i went to a good food awards coffee cupping at gimme today. their finca san luis is delicious (albeit expensive). would recommend

I bought it a couple weeks ago and recommended it. Very good, but not as good as the El Sauce, imo.
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Ok, another pissed off Gimme rant... I woke up a bit early today to walk the mile to Gimme to get beans for the work week. What was I thinking? The definition of insanity if doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Not one bag of beans was under 10 days old. What the fuck is wrong with these people? I think they know they are fucked up too because as I grab the bags and turn them over to look at roast dates they get all nervous and come up to me, "Uhh, sir are you looking for a specific coffee??? I can help you." Every time they also are conveniently getting more beans in "later today". Fuck.
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Ok, went to another gimme location after work (a few blocks from the one I went to in the morning) same thing. 10-20 day old beans. The girl was trying to sell me the one roasted on the 23rd. I told her that I would rather have no coffee than pay $16 for old beans. I went to the location where I was told in the morning they would be getting a delivery that day. Walked in looked at the beans, alas same ones from the morning. The guy was nervous as usual and said that those are the freshest because they just got them delivered that day. Don't fucking bullshit me, I was here in the morning and I see the UPS box behind the counter, where they haven't been put out. I walked right out. So pissed off.

Went to Gimme this morning to get beans for the workweek. What do you know? Three two-week old bags of Leftist blend. My blood was boiling, but I played it cool. the guy at the counter who knows me gave me a half bag of beans that they were using for drip for the day on the house. That was real nice of him. I gave him a good tip. He said they are restocking today so tomorrow morning I should have better luck...
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Does anybody know anything about Turkish coffee? To me, the process sounds absolutely horrible and kind of a sin in terms of making coffee proper, but my girlfriend just came back from San Fran and had some and loved it. It was a place called Philz? They add mint leaves and cardamom. She loved it and wants to try to make it at home. I told her that we can just grind any coffee we have to dut and do the whole boiling thing they show on the internet, however she is insistant on getting beans from Turkey to make it authentic. Can anybody shed any light on this, or offer guidance?
post #416 of 2779
Need a recommendation on a good grinder around the $100 mark. Just use a french press, and don't ever really think I'll invest in an espresso maker. Any help?

What does everyone think of Intelligentsia coffee? Anything they have stand out as far as beans go?
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Need a recommendation on a good grinder around the $100 mark. Just use a french press, and don't ever really think I'll invest in an espresso maker. Any help?
What does everyone think of Intelligentsia coffee? Anything they have stand out as far as beans go?

I like intelligensia beans.
post #418 of 2779
I'm pretty happy with the Capresso Infinity, except for its static cling that retains grounds. People like the new Bodum too, except it can only grind for 2 minutes (which is plenty). It also has a glass container, which is said to cut down on static.

Coffea Roasterie Ethiopian Gedeo Micro Zone Natural this morning in an Aeropress with paper filter. 16 g grounds, 217 g water at 204.7F. Chocolate, wine-like funk, and thick mouthfeel. This is one of my favorite beans.

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Does anybody know anything about Turkish coffee? To me, the process sounds absolutely horrible and kind of a sin in terms of making coffee proper, but my girlfriend just came back from San Fran and had some and loved it. It was a place called Philz? They add mint leaves and cardamom. She loved it and wants to try to make it at home. I told her that we can just grind any coffee we have to dut and do the whole boiling thing they show on the internet, however she is insistant on getting beans from Turkey to make it authentic. Can anybody shed any light on this, or offer guidance?

Philz is known for Turkish coffee. I don't know much about it, except that you need a really fine grind --- much finer than espresso, and the grounds are dissolved directly in water with no filtering before you drink it. You pretty much have to get a special grinder for it --- there are lots of manual grinders made specifically for this. I didn't think coffee was grown in Turkey.
post #420 of 2779
there are places that sell grinders like baratzas calibrated for turkish coffee. i dont think its the bean that matters but the grind size. it's kind of like matcha but with coffee.

bond111 get the hario skerton. there are mods you can do to it (or buy ones that are already modded) to make the grind size more even. it's nice for everything but espresso and turkish coffee, it's pretty darn cheap, and it's small and doesn't take up counter space
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