Lets talk about COFFEE

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  1. A Y

    A Y Senior member

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    The ubiquity of $7 pourovers piss me off. If there's ever a reason to make your own coffee at home ...
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't care if it was $50 a cup. I had to try it. Never again.
     


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    A Y Senior member

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    Can't you just get the bean? Use a CCD, and you'll have better and more consistent results than pourover.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well this was that fancy machine that sucks in water and heats it perfectly and whatever, generally when I go to a cafe I get espresso, but I wanted to try this super controlled mechanism. I think a lot of the settings should change depending on the coffee and the drinkers taste, not just one setting for everything, which is I think what they do. I found it way too hot and burnt.
     


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    A Y Senior member

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    Ah, you had a Clover. Starbucks owns that company now, and when they bought it, I thought all the 3rd wave hipsters sold off those things in a fit of pique.

    The most expensive Starbucks Clover coffee I've seen is $3.25 for a small cup of Ethiopian dry-process Harrar, but they're usually under $3 for other beans. It's not bad, especially if you're in a town where you don't know the coffee scene. Clovers can be amazingly consistent, but they can be programmed to do just about anything, and it doesn't control the grind, so there are plenty of places to mess up still.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Apparently the Grumpy that I was at had the first one and Howard Schultz visited that exact one and that is when he decided to buy the company.
     


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    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Was the same Asian couple running things or did you see additional staff at Grumpy?
     


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    Different girl at the register, but the one Asian girl was working the clover.
     


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    If it's recent, the device might be a Bunn Trifecta.
     


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    I would very much like to reset my caffeine tolerance.

    Can't be harder than quitting smoking right? Right?
     


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    wrong
     


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    Segafredo espresso casa coffee
    Cafeteira pot (moka)

    Café do Brasil - 80% café arábica 20% rebusta (a balance that I like)
     


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    Tried it again this morning, and had more success -- I still had to dilute the result in my cup a little, because I don't like it that strong, but that is correctable by using fewer grounds. Will only make a little less than 8 cups at one go.

    Current verdict: looks great; makes a better coffee than standard french press; keeps coffee hotter longer than french press because of double-hull stainless design. Still a mess to clean (like french press, I guess), which is a bit of a downer for somebody spoiled by the Aeropress like me.
     


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