Lets talk about COFFEE

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  1. Gibonius

    Gibonius Senior member

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    Massdrop has the 1L version for $55 right now ($71 on Amazon currently). Takes a couple weeks to ship usually though.
     


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    I need a break from the dark/nutty/chocolatey brews I've been having.


    What's the most jammy/bright/cliched third-wave style you can think of? Either specific coffees or just a roaster recommendation.
     


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    Heart Coffee in Portland is known for their light roasts.

    I find wet process coffees to have that jammy quality.
     


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    I'm currently drinking Heart's 'Colombia La Esmeralda' and it is fantastic.
     


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    Heart is great. Maybe also try Roseline and Coava?
     


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    Just sharing my daily kit at work, very happy with this and being on a routine to try a new bag every week.

    Also hot tip for those interested, check out your local restaurant auctions, especially if you live in a major city. I'm not looking at this time since I don't anticipate having the space in my apartment but my local auction had a dual group head espresso machine sell for sub 200.
     


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    A Y Senior member

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    Bright? Lightly roasted Central American, Kenyan, or wet-process Ethiopian. I'm not sure that style of roasting will give you jammy, which I associate more with dry- or natural-process coffee. A dry-process Ethiopian will usually give you strong ripe blueberry or strawberry flavors.

    I've been drinking Barrington's Aricha over the last week, and it might be right up your alley. Starbucks Reserve has a Hawaiian Ka'u right now that has really strong caramel flavors, but it has a noticeable roast flavor too, which may turn you off.
     


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    That's been my work setup for the last 9 years. It's a good setup.
     


  9. edinatlanta

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    Had the former a few months ago really good stuff.

    Had a cup of the latter today but for me it was like drinking a bouquet of flowers. Really nice.
     


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    So I've had a few of Counter Culture's offerings lately as espresso, pourover, Aeropress, cortado, drip in my house and cafes and many varieties.

    Each one has been disappointing.

    It used to be that all their beans ended with a nice berry-type finish, usually a bit of cranberry. I've had none of that in some of the roasts that have had that. Instead I get a bitter, sometimes harsh flavor that comes through even with a milky drink.

    It's just pretty annoying. Not sure how much of their coffee I'll be drinking for a while.
     


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    Also, I read about Nobletree in last week's New York Times. Placed an order on the 30th, only just now am I getting word that the coffee shipped. At least it was sent today because I was about to call them and literally two minutes before I got home they sent the email.
     


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    Something cheap and cheerful: Allegro's Ethiopia Reserve Rocko Mountain is really good especially considering its $18.65/lbs price. It's a classic dry/natural processed coffee in a medium roast with lots of strawberry flavors in it, but well-balanced and not too one-notey. Widely available at Whole Foods. No expiration date though: only a use-by date. However, I believe they vacuum seal with a nitrogen backflush, so as long as the bag's seal isn't broken, it shouldn't be too bad.
     


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    I had Allegro's Mocha Java over the summer. For the price it's really hard to complain.
     


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    I have a Nescafe Dolce Gusto machine and am totally in love with it. I am currently having an Americano.
     


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