Lets talk about COFFEE

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  1. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    Have you ever visited House of Coffee Beans in Rice Village?

    I'd only heard of it from the last time you'd mentioned it, and since then all hell broke loose. Perhaps this weekend I can get down there, or maybe a long Friday lunch if I'm getting the thousand-yard stare again.
     


  2. KPO89

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    I've been trying out some of the Green Mountain Coffee out of VT. Signature French Roast is very rich and full....light on the acidic....something that is hard to get out of Starbucks bolder coffees. I believe they have some coffees in organic as well...would like to try those. Overall I would recommend it.
     


  3. Jerome

    Jerome Senior member

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    The coffee here in Austria is quite good...the one in Spain is very good (due to their connection with South America etc., I guess?) but the strange thing is that although the coffee in the US mostly tastes like shit...like brown coloured water, you only have to go a few steps over the Mexican border and there it tastes great...complete human madness!
     


  4. Dmax

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    crap, the grinder did not arrive. can i use my cuisinart hand blender to grind the coffee?
    You mean an immersion blender? I wouldn't try it.
     


  5. IUtoSLU

    IUtoSLU Senior member

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    Cream and sugar
     


  6. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I buy beans from the local grocery but I'm not particular about the brand or level of boldness. I grind them and set the coffee pot at bedtime, then awake in the morning to the wonderful aroma of freshly brewed coffee. I drink it black, two cups max.
     


  7. pscolari

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    crap, the grinder did not arrive. can i use my cuisinart hand blender to grind the coffee?

    If you do that to the stumptown, baby jesus will shed a tear.

    Did you bring it back from Portland or order it online from them?
     


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  9. acidboy

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    Illy espresso is my choice, but at work I've got Lavazza oro
     


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    Home roasted espresso blends pulled on an Expobar e61 heat exchanger and ground on a macap stepless doseless.[​IMG]
     


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    Been itching to try some of that Kona blend from a local joint @ 50.00/lb, but somehow always end up with what's on sale @ Gloria's Beans[​IMG]
     


  12. CyanideDragon

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    I've dialed it back to avoid having to make a separate batch for Mrs. T.

    Starbucks French Roast, usually, with a little cream and sugar.


    If I have time, I like the Pikes Roast @ Starbucks. Black w/ splenda. Every once in a while, I have them drop a shot of espresso if I'm feeling slower than normal.
     


  13. Milhouse

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    I like espresso with sugar usually. I do drink regular coffee too, and for that I like the medium roasts from Colombia. Either with sugar, or with milk.
     


  14. HOT Sriracha

    HOT Sriracha Senior member

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    Just had a cup of Guatemalan, beans from a local SF roaster. Dark and smooth just the way I like it. Black or a splash of cream. French Press.

    Im way too lazy to grind in the morning because I can barely keep my eyes open while rushing out the house, so I buy my beans coarse grounded for express convenience. Can anyone recommend a good quick cheap grinder for coarse coffee for a French Press?!

    San Francisco has some awesome coffee:

    Blue Bottle (Best coffee in SF, in my opinion)
    Ritual
    Four Barrel (Awesome store buildout/setup)
    Trouble Coffee
    Sightglass (New and similar to Blue Bottle, but they are building a huge roastery next door)
    Philz
    etc.

    I was just in Seattle and had Stumptown, awesome cup. Plan to ordering some for home brewing.

    I want to try Intelligentsia.

    I love coffee, but sometimes the attitude behind it is kind of annoying. I still love grabbing a good cup at Peets.
     


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    I'm surprised by the lack of espresso from boutique roasters here... I saw Illy mentioned (big Italian roaster), which I tried from a recommendation from my gf, a former barista for 4 years - got a sealed can that was over 6 mos old, broken bitter beans... okay in mochas but that's it. My fav "value" bean is Counter Culture's Espresso Toscano http://www.counterculturecoffee.com/coffee/espresso
     


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