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Lets talk about COFFEE

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Flambeur, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. Girardian

    Girardian Well-Known Member

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    Roasted again today -- with rare exception (Blue Bottle, Four Barrel, etc.), all the coffee I drink is home roasted.

    Sunday coffee was a Kenya AA microlot and a custom blend. Both were brewed in my vacuum pot. [​IMG]
     
  2. youngScholar

    youngScholar Well-Known Member

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    +1 for Blue Bottle and Trouble Coffee here in SF. Two entirely different shops both serving great coffee.

    I'm surprised no one mentioned Turkish coffee yet. Maybe not for everyone, but I like it.

    Also, anyone else own an Aero Press? I bought one recently and enjoy it.
     
  3. nootje

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    Roasted again today -- with rare exception (Blue Bottle, Four Barrel, etc.), all the coffee I drink is home roasted.

    Sunday coffee was a Kenya AA microlot and a custom blend. Both were brewed in my vacuum pot. [​IMG]


    how is home roasting working for you? I would love to do that as well, but it'll have to wait untill i move.

    So for now its keeping the beans vacuum in the freezer for me..
     
  4. letmefly

    letmefly Well-Known Member

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    how is home roasting working for you? I would love to do that as well, but it'll have to wait untill i move.

    So for now its keeping the beans vacuum in the freezer for me..


    I thought beans shouldn't be stored in the freezer (as opposed to ground coffee). Might be that I recall incorrectly though...
     
  5. nootje

    nootje Well-Known Member

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    I thought beans shouldn't be stored in the freezer (as opposed to ground coffee). Might be that I recall incorrectly though...

    Perhaps, the friend who sold me the machines recommended to do that though.. I believe he followed some of the barrista courses as well, so I had no doubts about his credibility. If he's wrong its going to be an interesting conversation next time though [​IMG]
     
  6. james_timothy

    james_timothy Well-Known Member

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    I thought beans shouldn't be stored in the freezer (as opposed to ground coffee). Might be that I recall incorrectly though...

    right, that's an urban fable. Air is the enemy, not heat. Keep coffee in an airtight container.
     
  7. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Well-Known Member

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    mmm loved my coffee today again. had a mocha frap
     
  8. zhf200

    zhf200 Active Member

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    I got a PIDed Silvia and Rocky. I usually get my beans from Cafe Grumpy, Gimme, or sometimes Joe's. If you don't live near a roaster, i suggest you order beans from www.roaste.com or www.gocoffeego.com.
     
  9. Stazy

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    mmm loved my coffee today again. had a mocha frap

    Still not coffee.
     
  10. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Well-Known Member

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    ok cool. it aint coffee to you. nice to know.
     
  11. Don Carlos

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    I'm surprised no one mentioned Turkish coffee yet. Maybe not for everyone, but I like it.

    I really dig Turkish coffee, and even went through the trouble of making it daily at home a few years back. But it's too time consuming for the quantity yielded. Also, a Turkish friend of mine informed me that the preparation of Turkish coffee is "women's work." It's sort of like knitting, I guess.
     
  12. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Well-Known Member

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    had a cherry mocha today. haha niiiice coffee. [​IMG] gonna get pudgy if i keep drinking these freebie coffees these days.
     
  13. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos Well-Known Member

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    had a cherry mocha today. haha niiiice coffee. [​IMG] gonna get pudgy if i keep drinking these freebie coffees these days.

    You're drinking the "coffee" equivalent of strawberry martinis at a bar. You know that, right? [​IMG]
     
  14. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Well-Known Member

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    You're drinking the "coffee" equivalent of strawberry martinis at a bar. You know that, right? [​IMG]

    haha i know ab.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  15. opusX

    opusX Active Member

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    been a tea drinker all my life but lately I've gotten hooked on Starbucks Sumatra coffee.

    Anyone else love this coffee???
     
  16. Treen

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    I'm surprised no one mentioned Turkish coffee yet. Maybe not for everyone, but I like it.


    I buy take-out Turkish style coffee in paper cup from the shop next door to me. It costs 40p a cup and is probably among the best coffee I've ever had.
     
  17. CunningSmeagol

    CunningSmeagol Well-Known Member

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    We recently got a flagship type place by Berklee called Pavement, and I've gotten to try coffees from some amazing roasters there, including Ecco and Ritual. There are a few local roasters too that have been doing some great coffees like Barismo, George Howell, and Flatblack. In Somerville, Bloc 11 and Diesel do great stuff with Intelligentsia, although Diesel has been getting pretty ratty lately.

    All in all, and unlike almost everything else here, Boston's coffee scene is growing nicely into something quite praiseworthy.

    Edit: I forgot to plug Simon's, which, although I don't find myself in that area very often anymore, I consider the best or at least most consistent in the area.
     
  18. I<3Bacon

    I<3Bacon Well-Known Member

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    I recently decided that if I'm going to drink coffee that isn't the swill they provide at work, I would like to make it myself instead of paying $3+ for a 12oz cup.

    At the moment, my home setup is the standard Melitta pour-over along with a small grinder that basically only has one setting (fine/very fine). After some practice and learning the nuances of the Melitta cone, my initial goal was accomplished.

    Last weekend, I dropped by Ritual and observed their pour-over setup. They use glass Hario cone filter holders from Japan (true conical shape) and seemed to get a good amount of extraction without having to stir the grinds... however the Hario products were rather pricey at Ritual.

    I'd like to mirror someone's earlier comments about the entire process... it is rather therapeutic. Any other pour-over fans?

    Also, I've gone through a couple bags of Equator and Barefoot... recommendations for future purchases?
     
  19. Roikins

    Roikins Well-Known Member

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    I recently decided that if I'm going to drink coffee that isn't the swill they provide at work, I would like to make it myself instead of paying $3+ for a 12oz cup.

    At the moment, my home setup is the standard Melitta pour-over along with a small grinder that basically only has one setting (fine/very fine). After some practice and learning the nuances of the Melitta cone, my initial goal was accomplished.

    Last weekend, I dropped by Ritual and observed their pour-over setup. They use glass Hario cone filter holders from Japan (true conical shape) and seemed to get a good amount of extraction without having to stir the grinds... however the Hario products were rather pricey at Ritual.

    I'd like to mirror someone's earlier comments about the entire process... it is rather therapeutic. Any other pour-over fans?

    Also, I've gone through a couple bags of Equator and Barefoot... recommendations for future purchases?


    Friend uses a Chemex brewer and this method whenever I'm over at her house.
     
  20. clee1982

    clee1982 Well-Known Member

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    There is one on 23 and 9th, that is the original I think. For what its worth, Grumpys a few blocks away is better in my opinion.

    yup, I think it's only marginal though.
     

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