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post #931 of 2751
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I hope you enjoy the Peets! Which one did you get?
Since you're in North Carolina, you definitely should check out Counterculture, who have places in Durham and Ashville that offer free weekly cuppings (that's the way roasters and coffee buyers judge coffee) along with more advance classes at those two locations. They're one of the best examples of the light roasted coffee scene. http://counterculturecoffee.com/education

I went with house and major dickason, then they threw in new guinea highlands. I figure I'll determine what I like or don't like about those and adjust my next order accordingly.

I'll be sure to check out Counterculture at some point too, it's nearby smile.gif
post #932 of 2751
Today. *happy*
No worries. I'll stop spamming the thread with my newb progress, but I'm very happy that it works even better now (after an initial stagnation of about 20 cappuccini). Too many bubbles and a little random but it's taking shape.


post #933 of 2751
The second is very pretty
post #934 of 2751
Pb showed me around williamsburg today. Was awesome.

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Toby's estate. Single origin from I don't know where. Light. Citrusy. Lots of red fruit.

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Sweet leaf using mora Mora valley beans from ethiopia roasted by sight glass. Also really light, citrusy. Could have several of these.

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New orleans style cold brew from blue bottle. By far the best thing I've had in a long time. Was delicious and I normally dislike milk in my coffee. Nice sweetness. Chicory? Lovely
post #935 of 2751
I don't know about you, but two shots, and BB iced coffee, I was definitely feeling it.
post #936 of 2751
i definitely felt it. head was buzzing rest of the day
post #937 of 2751
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North Carolina. I finally bought an electric grinder because my hand grinder was a pain in the butt and wobbly, so now I'm trying to look into getting some decent beans as well. Since I'm not sure what's here locally, I figured some of the online shops would be easier to get coffee I know had been roasted in the past week.
Placed my order with peets. They threw in a pound for free for some reason. Worked out to ~10/lb after shipping. Good deal, looking forward to getting it smile.gif

Counter Culture Coffee is local for you (they have a national presence in cafes too) and they are one of the best roasters in the country. They're definitely in a league above Peet's.

edit: sorry, didn't see the post above saying basically the same thing
post #938 of 2751
Brikka, WTF. Discuss.


I cannot get no crema, with that shit.


Is every espresso machine in 1000 dollar range an unreliable piece of crap? Is there anything made to last anymore?


Discuss.
post #939 of 2751
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Begin to drink one week after roast date ~. Anything up to 4 weeks shouldn't be a problem whatsoever, three months is passable. Just grind freshly, every time before use. Store the beans in a cold dark place. (I have found that the vegetable box thingies in the fridge work well and I put the beans in tin boxes)

One should never freeze the beans in the Freezer. C'mon man. Get the beans out of the fridge, pronto.
post #940 of 2751
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Brikka, WTF. Discuss.
I cannot get no crema, with that shit.
If you want fake crema, you're good with a Bialetti Brikka. If you don't get any "crema" whatsoever, you're doing it wrong.
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Is every espresso machine in 1000 dollar range an unreliable piece of crap? Is there anything made to last anymore?
Discuss.
No. Yes.
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One should never freeze the beans in the Freezer. C'mon man. Get the beans out of the fridge, pronto.
Why would I freeze them?
Edited by b1os - 9/29/12 at 3:24am
post #941 of 2751
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If you want fake crema, you're good with a Bialetti Brikka. If you don't get any "crema" whatsoever, you're doing it wrong.
No. Yes.
Why would I freeze them?
I should have said dry them, dehydrate them in the fridge. Dark is good, cold is not.
post #942 of 2751
Then tell me where else to store them to not have extreme fluctuation in extraction time. Works much better now.
post #943 of 2751
Happy national coffee day biggrin.gif

Skimmed this article and thought it had some interesting points.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303644004577520483945763696.html
post #944 of 2751
I totally forgot about this moment in the original iPhone introduction: Steve Jobs prank-calling Starbucks for 4000 lattes in the video excerpt below. It's amazing to see that 5 years ago, before the iPhone, stuff like this was considered pretty amazing!
post #945 of 2751
I remember that. I thought it was pretty cool
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