Lets talk about COFFEE

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

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yeah, I have a hario. The burrs wobble and such, which affects grind size, but it is far better than a blade.
     
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    LOL at how much crappy single-cup serving coffee costs.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/08/d...tly.html?_r=1&smid=tw-nytimesdining&seid=auto
     
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    A Y Senior member

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    I was laughing more at the Keurig than Nespresso, which isn't too bad for what it is. I think the majority of home espresso brewers (and probably a lot of non-enthusiast coffee shops) would be better served with a Nespresso than a traditional espresso machine because all the things you need to do to make a traditional espresso machine make decent coffee is probably beyond the patience and energy of most people. I think Nespresso's bland, mediocre espresso, but it can do it consistently and that's way more than you can say for any coffee shop, specialty or otherwise.

    Nespresso also represents an opportunity for the specialty coffee industry in the same way the iPhone gave the phone industry permission to sell $300 phones. People are willing to pay the equivalent of $50/lbs if there is sufficient value for them. In this case, Nespresso's giving them convenience for an apparent low per-cup price. Could this mean that specialty roasters who charge $20-$40/lbs have a nice broad market to live in if they could show coffee drinkers that there is something worthwhile to be had with their coffee? It's definitely something they should be thinking about.

    edit: these are not original thoughts. James Hoffman's said as much in his blog: http://www.jimseven.com/2012/02/08/nespresso/
     
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    gimmee recently changed their leftist blend. they left out the mexican beans and now it's fantastic. more body. i really notice a lot of chocolate notes now.

    :slayer: love gimmee
     
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    This makes a lot of sense.
     
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    On the one hand, it's another hipster with a DSLR making a movie about a coffee shop, but on the other hand, it's very well-done.

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    These guys might be on Style Forum.
     
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    Their shop is opening soon. Should I go down there and drop a few SF secret handshakes? You like it, the brown for farmer?
     
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    Anyone using the Kone filter by Coava? I have a 1 pint woodneck Chemex. I would need to get a new $50 Chemex (30 oz) and the $50 Kone so it's a big investment. I am a sucker for coffee brewing equipment though. Has anyone used it? What are your results?
     
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    I am by no means a coffee expert but got hooked on Philz Turkish coffee when I lived in Berkeley as well. Drank about 3 cups of the stuff a day while studying for the bar. I could never replicate it at home and think the real secret as to why I loved it so much was the cardamon.
     
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    Los Angeles, CA
     
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    I would really love to drink coffee with cream.
     

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