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post #421 of 2680
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

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

Yeah, I have a hario. The burrs wobble and such, which affects grind size, but it is far better than a blade.
post #422 of 2680
LOL at how much crappy single-cup serving coffee costs.
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For example, the Nespresso Arpeggio costs $5.70 for 10 espresso capsules, while the Folgers Black Silk blend for a K-Cup brewed-coffee machine is $10.69 for 12 pods. But that Nespresso capsule contains 5 grams of coffee, so it costs about $51 a pound. And the Folgers, with 8 grams per capsule, works out to more than $50 a pound.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/08/dining/single-serve-coffee-brewers-make-convenience-costly.html?_r=1&smid=tw-nytimesdining&seid=auto
post #423 of 2680
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It makes me sick actually. I went to a Nespresso when it first opened out of curiosity. An burnt shit espresso was like $5 and change. I almost died.
post #424 of 2680
I was laughing more at the Keurig than Nespresso, which isn't too bad for what it is. I think the majority of home espresso brewers (and probably a lot of non-enthusiast coffee shops) would be better served with a Nespresso than a traditional espresso machine because all the things you need to do to make a traditional espresso machine make decent coffee is probably beyond the patience and energy of most people. I think Nespresso's bland, mediocre espresso, but it can do it consistently and that's way more than you can say for any coffee shop, specialty or otherwise.

Nespresso also represents an opportunity for the specialty coffee industry in the same way the iPhone gave the phone industry permission to sell $300 phones. People are willing to pay the equivalent of $50/lbs if there is sufficient value for them. In this case, Nespresso's giving them convenience for an apparent low per-cup price. Could this mean that specialty roasters who charge $20-$40/lbs have a nice broad market to live in if they could show coffee drinkers that there is something worthwhile to be had with their coffee? It's definitely something they should be thinking about.

edit: these are not original thoughts. James Hoffman's said as much in his blog: http://www.jimseven.com/2012/02/08/nespresso/
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post #426 of 2680
gimmee recently changed their leftist blend. they left out the mexican beans and now it's fantastic. more body. i really notice a lot of chocolate notes now.

icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif love gimmee
post #427 of 2680
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Originally Posted by A Y View Post

I was laughing more at the Keurig than Nespresso, which isn't too bad for what it is. I think the majority of home espresso brewers (and probably a lot of non-enthusiast coffee shops) would be better served with a Nespresso than a traditional espresso machine because all the things you need to do to make a traditional espresso machine make decent coffee is probably beyond the patience and energy of most people. I think Nespresso's bland, mediocre espresso, but it can do it consistently and that's way more than you can say for any coffee shop, specialty or otherwise.
Nespresso also represents an opportunity for the specialty coffee industry in the same way the iPhone gave the phone industry permission to sell $300 phones. People are willing to pay the equivalent of $50/lbs if there is sufficient value for them. In this case, Nespresso's giving them convenience for an apparent low per-cup price. Could this mean that specialty roasters who charge $20-$40/lbs have a nice broad market to live in if they could show coffee drinkers that there is something worthwhile to be had with their coffee? It's definitely something they should be thinking about.
edit: these are not original thoughts. James Hoffman's said as much in his blog: http://www.jimseven.com/2012/02/08/nespresso/

This makes a lot of sense.
post #428 of 2680
On the one hand, it's another hipster with a DSLR making a movie about a coffee shop, but on the other hand, it's very well-done.
post #429 of 2680
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On the one hand, it's another hipster with a DSLR making a movie about a coffee shop, but on the other hand, it's very well-done.

These guys might be on Style Forum.
post #430 of 2680
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These guys might be on Style Forum.

Their shop is opening soon. Should I go down there and drop a few SF secret handshakes? You like it, the brown for farmer?
post #431 of 2680
Anyone using the Kone filter by Coava? I have a 1 pint woodneck Chemex. I would need to get a new $50 Chemex (30 oz) and the $50 Kone so it's a big investment. I am a sucker for coffee brewing equipment though. Has anyone used it? What are your results?
post #432 of 2680
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

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?

I am by no means a coffee expert but got hooked on Philz Turkish coffee when I lived in Berkeley as well. Drank about 3 cups of the stuff a day while studying for the bar. I could never replicate it at home and think the real secret as to why I loved it so much was the cardamon.
post #433 of 2680

Where is that Handsome Coffee Shop located?  What state, that is.

post #434 of 2680
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Where is that Handsome Coffee Shop located?  What state, that is.

Los Angeles, CA
post #435 of 2680

I would really love to drink coffee with cream.

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