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post #871 of 2635
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Originally Posted by A Y View Post

Weird. That's never happened to me. Have you tried pushing harder? If you can get some dark roasted beans (eg. Peet's), they will feel much easier to grind. That may be a way to gauge how much force to use on the handle.
Also backing off on the grind size will make it easier to crank.


Well, I need it relatively fine for the aeropress. Its hard to find whole bean coffee in the stores out here. There's only one variety that they source. Maybe once I get more into actual Mexico. I press the shit out of it but it keeps getting stuck. Then I end up tightening the gear because its turning without grinding.
post #872 of 2635
I've grown tired of my Aeropress. I saw a nice Breville espresso machine at the local thrift store that looks brand new. Or, I might just switch to pourover and get a Hario cone and kettle. Thoughts?
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

The Hario slim grinder is a flaming piece of shit.
Is this the hand crank one?
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Originally Posted by lefty View Post

AY, I picked up the Indian Peaberry. Good call, thanks. It hit all the right flavour notes for me. Also nice to buy an actual pound of coffee.

lefty
I'm a big fan of peaberries. They were traditionally discarded as underdeveloped beans, until someone realized that they make a very nice, mild cup of coffee.
post #873 of 2635

Was driving through some hippie town near me and stopped for a coffee. Picked up a pound of just roasted Bali Blue Moon. I loved Balinese coffee when I was there so I have high hopes.

 

lefty

post #874 of 2635
Get the breville. I used one a few times. Really liked it. It's also very beautiful
post #875 of 2635
I'm seriously tempted to. Though, there seem to be several reviews on Amazon in which people complain about the model breaking after just a few uses (but also many people who are happy with it). I don't know that potential costly espresso machine repairs work well toward my plan of simplifying my life, though shog[1].gif
post #876 of 2635
The only Breville worth getting is the new dual boiler:

http://www.brevilleusa.com/beverages/espresso/dual-boiler-espresso.html
post #877 of 2635
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Originally Posted by zissou View Post

Is this the hand crank one?

Yeah, its the hand crank.
post #878 of 2635
The one ay posted is the one I was talking about. That machine is awesome although retardedly expensive. Rather have a used Silvia and money for a grinder.
post #879 of 2635
Well, it's definitely not that model...
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

Yeah, its the hand crank.
Good to know. I was just looking at one.
post #880 of 2635

RE: Lets talk about COFFEE

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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

wha? i much prefer the cleaner cup of an aeropress. i like a little citric acid in my coffee and you dont really get to taste that in a french press. my bodum is pretty much used only for cold brew now. weak and tepid seems like too much water added. try using more coffee. a scale really helps.

also imo an aeropress so much less work than a french press cuz you dont really have to clean it. just pop the puck of grinds out into the garbage where as with a french press you have to scoop the grinds out and then wash it out and then wait for the sink drain to drain and then try and get all those grinds out into the garbage.

its so easy. boil water. grind coffee. wash filter. add filter. add coffee. add water. wait. stir. wait. press. voila awesome coffee. like how can it get easier than that. also the plastic seems to hold heat better than the glass walls of a bodum press.
If you don't mind, what's your process for cold brew? Most methods I've tried have low exteacton and lose most flavor.
post #881 of 2635
I will admit I'm not a cold brew expert. I do the least effort possible. Usually 200 g or a little more coffee to 1 l water. Brewed hot and stuck in fridge. Dilute with ice and water as necessary. I have been thinking about trying room temperature brewing but ever since this cheap awesome coffee shop opened up right on the way to school I've stopped trying.
post #882 of 2635
I had a breville years ago before I knew better. It only had one boiler and presurized portafilters. The dual boiler one without the pressurized porta filters is probably pretty good, you just want to make sure you get a good grinder that can grind fine enough or espresso, which for cheap can be challenging.
post #883 of 2635
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Originally Posted by A Y View Post

The only Breville worth getting is the new dual boiler:
http://www.brevilleusa.com/beverages/espresso/dual-boiler-espresso.html
Dual Boiler for home use? Really?
post #884 of 2635
Peets Coffee = 1%

post #885 of 2635
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I had a breville years ago before I knew better. It only had one boiler and presurized portafilters. The dual boiler one without the pressurized porta filters is probably pretty good, you just want to make sure you get a good grinder that can grind fine enough or espresso, which for cheap can be challenging.

I'd stress for the grinder that it's not necessarily fineness, but consistency of the grind that one should focus on. Just get a Rancilio Rocky as a starter grinder - be sure to get doserless, the doser sucks.
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