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Lets talk about COFFEE

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

  1. joshuadowen

    joshuadowen Senior member

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    There's plenty of good green coffee out there if you are willing to pay for it. The reality is the most of the really big players don't bother with the good stuff anyway. Even the bigger specialty roasters aren't operating at high enough volume to corner the market on quality beans.
     
  2. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    He was saying paying for an entire container is insanely expensive so he has been tacking on the orders of others in the industry. I would think with all of the players it must be slim pickens, but I guess not.
     
  3. joshuadowen

    joshuadowen Senior member

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    Yeah an entire container is a lot.
     
  4. Knowledge is King

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    I think you're right that for coffee the temperature control is awesome but not necessary since coffee brewing temps can generally be counted by seconds "off the boil". I would say that some pour over brew methods would be terribly difficult without a gooseneck kettle though. For those that drink tea in addition to coffee, the capability of holding an entire kettle at a constant, say, 65 celsius is really helpful for doing multiple rounds of steeping on temperature sensitive teas.
     
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    I always notice a lot of small roasters offering coffees with the same name. Not sure if they're actually the same green coffees from the same lots but they do share the same names. Maybe they're just from the same plantation/washing/processing station?
     
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  6. indesertum

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    Probably same importers or distributors. Like that yirgZ I had a while back is sold by I think spro coffee in Baltimore and colombe torrefaction.
     
  7. Fueco

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    I think I'm going to have to jump off the coffee snob bandwagon. I picked up a two pound bag of Major at Costco and absolutely love it when brewed on the Aeropress.

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  8. romafan

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    Wait, I thought Peet's, etc. WAS part of the coffee snob bandwagon? :confused:
     
  9. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Depends on who you talk to.
     
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    I don't consider Peets part of the coffee snob bandwagon for several reasons..

    1. It's as old as Starbucks.
    2. It's been in my area for far longer than Starbucks.
    3. I got my first cup of real coffee EVER from a Peets, and that was in the fall of 1995, well before the world knew what Third Wave Coffee was.
     
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    sigh...still don't know what 3rd Wave means. I had a cup of Starbucks at the gate in the Butte airport in 1989 - had never seen it before. It was in one of those pots like you see in diners sitting on a hotplate. Is that 1st wave?
     
  12. Fueco

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    Starbucks, as I recall, is considered 2nd wave.

    First wave is the crap Folgers, et al, sells in supermarkets.
     
  13. A Y

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    Dark roast in an Aeropress is like magic. It's a great combination.
     
  14. John75

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    Finally got a Bodum coffee press! Super happy with it and the result! Using a store brand 100% Arabica and it completely different than it did before...
     
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  15. patrickBOOTH

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    Walked into Everyman today. The menu: El Salvadorian, Colombian, Guatemalan. Walked right the fuck out.
     
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    I don' think I've ever seen or been given a menu in a coffee bar. :confused:

    Have you been to City of Saints yet?
     
  17. patrickBOOTH

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    Haven't been to City of Saints yet. Everyman has like a menu on the counter. Also, Blue Bottle Chelsea upstairs at the "siphon bar" those motherfuckers actually do hand you a menu with food pairings and stuff. I laughed.
     
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    IC, I got that Indian Ratnagiri in the sampler I just got. I am new to the roasting game and went a little too dark with it when I roasted last night. The Ethiopian ,on the other hand, turned out fantastic. Work in process.
     

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