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Lets talk about COFFEE

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

  1. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    i bought my brother a Gaggia machine for his birthday.
     


  2. indesertum

    indesertum Stylish Dinosaur

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    Brother is a lucky man

    The Starbucks yirgacheff tastes like strawberry pie to me. Quite nice
     


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    joshuadowen Senior Member

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    Handsome is probably the best coffee in LA.
     


  4. joshuadowen

    joshuadowen Senior Member

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    At the La Colombe location in SoHo. What a dump. I know some of their locations have steampunk but at this one the only regular coffee is off a batch brewer and is terrible.
     


  5. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    That's strange to me. La colombe is one if the only third wavey places that I like anymore. Could you possibly be one of those people who conflate quality with acidity?

    As far as I know that location has never even served brewed coffee.
     


  6. joshuadowen

    joshuadowen Senior Member

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    Yeah, they don't really seem set up to be doing brewed coffee. I don't consider myself to be "one of those" people, no, but I am someone who prefers to taste the coffee and not the roast.
     


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    Never been to LA but I am interested in trying that cup. What was all in it? A special blend?
     


  8. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    i wouldn't call them roasty at all. Plus the roast is undeniably part of the taste of coffee, you can't really seperate them.
     


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    i get their corsica beans fairly often - they taste good to me. pB - what is 'third wavey"? :confused:
     


  10. WiredandTired

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    Light roast, single origin, usually high acidity African or South American varietals.
     


  11. WiredandTired

    WiredandTired Senior Member

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    It's personal taste. I prefer a medium or dark roast to tame brightness or blending to balance.

    Can't for the life of me take SO acid bombs in espresso.
     


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    One thing I'm very curious about is G&B's coffee shot. It's the cool new thing all the 3rd wave kids are doing: brewing drip coffee using an espresso machine with a resulting mid-20s extraction ratio. G&B are in the Grand Central Market.
     


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    Honestly prefer tea over coffee, however a nice dark Ethiopian roast is my favourite.

    I personally love using a french press over a traditional coffee maker, how about you guys?
     


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    Thanks guys, I think I'll try G&B Saturday and Handsome on Sunday if they are still open when I am driving through.
     


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    What makes you say that a French Press isn't a traditional coffee maker?
     


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