Lets talk about COFFEE

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  1. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    +1 on Blue Bottle in SF.
     


  2. Fobulush

    Fobulush Active Member

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    +1 on Blue Bottle in SF.

    Blue Bottle is fantastic. Just make sure you don't have to go to bed early that night because a cup of Blue Bottle is probably equivalent to 3 cups of coffee anywhere else.
     


  3. Girardian

    Girardian Senior member

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

    Now we're talking ...

    Mine is: Home roast Malabar Gold espresso pulled on my Alex Duetto II e61 dual boiler and ground on a La Cimibiali Max Hybrid [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  4. Girardian

    Girardian Senior member

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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]

    If you want some home roast 100% Kona drop me a line ... I won't charge you $50/lb, it won't be a "blend" and it will be some of the best coffee you ever drink. [​IMG]
     


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    If you want some home roast 100% Kona drop me a line ... I won't charge you $50/lb, it won't be a "blend" and it will be some of the best coffee you ever drink. [​IMG]

    How does "home" roasting work? I've always wondered this. What I mean is....what goes into it?
     


  6. Xericx

    Xericx Senior member

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    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?


    Bought them in Portland! ace hotel!!!!
     


  7. DNW

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    I've been on a Vietnamese coffee kick lately. I get different varieties of whole beans from these people: http://www.vietnamese-coffee.com/index.php I don't do it Vietnamese style, i.e., slow drip, but just dial back a bit either with a French press or a Cuisinart coffee machine when I'm pressed for time in the morning. The coffee goes into a Nissan thermos and it stays warm for 7-8 hours.
     


  8. HORNS

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    What brand of Kona coffee do you guys like? I bought some from this place in Waikiki, called Island Vintage Coffee. We liked it so much that I went off and ordered a 5-pound bag from them. The coffee I received was peaberry coffee, just like what I had previously, but was not as fruity as before. Still delicious, though.
     


  9. leftover_salmon

    leftover_salmon Senior member

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    Order my beans from Counterculture Coffee online...I like their espresso blends. I don't like drip coffee -- don't see the point of watered-down espresso when I like the taste of espresso.
     


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    Order my beans from Counterculture Coffee online...I like their espresso blends. I don't like drip coffee -- don't see the point of watered-down espresso when I like the taste of espresso.

    An Americana is watered down espresso. Also, brewed coffee has more caffeine than espresso.
     


  11. pscolari

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    Bought them in Portland! ace hotel!!!!

    I was in Portland in September for a wedding and we stayed around the corner from the ace. My wife and I would start our day at Stumptown. I want a terrarium now too.
     


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    Started using a French press recently. Question: How long should I let it steep before pressing?
     


  13. syracuse1976

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    I have yet to use a French Press, but enjoyed a pressed cup a few years ago at a high-end restaurant. I still remember the depth of that coffee.

    I've been quite happy with the Starbucks (gasp!) Cafe Verona recently.
     


  14. leftover_salmon

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    An Americana is watered down espresso. Also, brewed coffee has more caffeine than espresso.
    Yes, an Americano (while we're being anal, I'll correct you) is technically watered-down espresso, but drip coffee is essentially the same thing -- you take a coarse grind of beans and slowly pour water over it so the water picks up a just hint of the flavor. And I'm well aware that brewed coffee has more espresso, because you tend to drink 8-16oz of it...not 1-2.
     


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    Started using a French press recently. Question: How long should I let it steep before pressing?

    It's not an exact science because different people prefer different degrees of boldness/bitterness. I usually let mine steep for about 10 minutes, sometimes longer if I'm in the mood and/or have time. Make sure you stir up the coffee immediately after pouring in the water so that it doesn't just all settle at the bottom.
     


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