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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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    This weekend I checked out a new espresso bar called Toby Estates. Some really good espresso actually. I like that when you order you give your order to the barista pulling the shot and get to talk to them about your tastes and such. The barista then tells the person at the register what you got. Makes so much more sense.
     


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    A Y Senior member

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    I have the smaller one, and I'm guessing this isn't a problem for you, but if you make really small batches (like 6 oz. of coffee), a lot of liquid gets stuck under the filter, and the final yield is really low. Any hints?


    Intelligentsia does this in their SoCal cafes, too, but not Blue Bottle, IME, but I get the feeling this is more the norm than not. My two local cafes are good about this too --- the bar is designed so the barista and cashier are standing next to each other, and you can talk to both at once if necessary.
     


  3. Axelman 17

    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    More places in NYC should do this. As best I recall, Jack's, Joe, Third Rail, Grumpy etc all have you put your order in with the cashier. Granted, at a place like Third Rail, the bar is so small that it really doesnt matter.
     


  4. Gibonius

    Gibonius Senior member

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    I wish there was a two cup Aeropress, frequently have to make two rounds for the wife and myself. Maybe I just need to get a second one and be done with it, they're certainly cheap enough. More crap to keep in the kitchen though...
     


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    indesertum Senior member

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    you can double the amount of coffee and then dilute it
     


  6. Gibonius

    Gibonius Senior member

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    I usually use the inverted steeping method. Not sure how that would hold up with twice as much coffee, but I can give it a try.
     


  7. StephenHero

    StephenHero Black Floridian

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    I just started drinking coffee last week. Am I a philistine if I'm content to roll with instant coffee from Family Dollar?
     


  8. Naka

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    Yes.
     


  9. StephenHero

    StephenHero Black Floridian

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    I don't want buy a coffee machine.
     


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    Most definitely. A little part of me dies when I drink Nespresso.
     


  12. lukeiwalker

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    Instant coffee is crushed souls in a cup.
     
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    :foo:
     
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  14. b1os

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    Oh, I didn't know Nespresso was instant coffee. Thanks for telling me.

    @Pliny: I just had it -- along with other rare coffees -- at some food fair. It was drip brew, so it tasted bad. I guess I'm one of the few people in the world that has spit out Kopi Luwak, Jamaica Blue Mountain etc. :bigstar:
     


  15. patrickBOOTH

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    FTFY
     
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