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Lets talk about COFFEE

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Grinding your own beans really worth it? (vs buying pre-ground)
Think about each bean as a little sealed pod of flavor.
Once it's ground, think of all the surface area now exposed to air, just sitting there giving up all its magic.
I think it's why a lot of coffee experts suggest that a capable grinder is more important than the brewing equipment.
 

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So i am back home which means im using my switch again. Was only using aeropress which im always amazed at how good and how foolproof it is. I just prefer more acidity in my cup which is why i have other toys.

Also my new mug helped the flavor.
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My wife was off in Silicon Valley for work, so I got a delivery from one of my favorite coffee shops overnight.

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Anyone know of any good mocha java blends? I see blue bottle has one

Ozo in Boulder has a good one, but they’ve been out of stock the last few times I’ve looked.
 

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Ozo in Boulder has a good one, but they’ve been out of stock the last few times I’ve looked.
Thanks went to their website and jt jsnt there either. Dragonfly also has none!
 

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Had my first cup of this Colombian from Black and White this morning after a two week rest:

https://www.blackwhiteroasters.com/products/r-elkin-guzman-yellow-fruit-nectar

When they say funky, they mean it. I don't know if it's off, or this is the intended expression, but it's the first co-fermented coffee that I've been able to describe the initial scent as almost cheese-like.

18g beans
305g water
1Zpresso K-plus grinder on 7.5
50g bloom in the Kalita Wave for 30s, then 25g pours every 10s, finishing up at 2:00. Top of bed went dry at 2:44.

I'm going to try going with a finer grind on my next cup, and maybe add more water to dilute the ratio a bit. I'm thinking it might be so funky that it is better iced.
 

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Ya... I drink a lot of B&W and have found that when they rate it that far toward the end of their Funky scale, it's gonna be really in your face. I haven't had that one but see that it's a highly processed one. I enjoy an interesting coffee but sometimes they're a bit too fermentie for me.
 

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I'm not a big fan of these new processing washes that're becoming more popular recently. A lot of times, it introduces flavors that aren't really coherent with the classic coffee profile, and seems more like a stunt than appreciating what the coffee intrinsically has. It also makes the coffee more expensive since they have to spend more time on it.
 

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I'm not a big fan of these new processing washes that're becoming more popular recently. A lot of times, it introduces flavors that aren't really coherent with the classic coffee profile, and seems more like a stunt than appreciating what the coffee intrinsically has. It also makes the coffee more expensive since they have to spend more time on it.
I get what you're saying. I do enjoy experiencing the spectrum of flavors but some just don't work for me. However, every form of processing is going to result in introducing its own flavor. Natural is way different than washed, which is way different than honey, etc... So now we're just seeing the evolution of processing which is going to expand those differences beyond that. Perhaps a bit like beer, where the introduction of newer hops varietals or the point at which they're added will affect the result and, while I really enjoy hopped up IPA's, for example, some can be just a bit "in your face" for me. But I don't care whether beer has a "classic" taste and I actually really enjoy the producers evolving their processing techniques to see where they can go with it.
 

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Big discounts on Moccamaster machines (at Amazon too): https://www.surlatable.com/s/SLT/products/coffee-tea/brands/technivorm/

I've been thinking about picking up a drip machine. Baby on the way in a week which means we are going to have extended stays from both my MIL and then my parents.

All of them drink a decent amount of coffee (and maybe I'll be drinking more with the baby....), and my current options always come up lacking with guests.

Usual brew is an Aeropress (or occasionally V60) for me and a mini french press of decaf for my wife. That's too much faff and/or not enough quantity for guests. Can do a big pourover into a carafe but that is hard to get right and takes too much active time.

Was gonna just get a cheapo maker for when guests come, but maybe it is Moccamaster time? The glass carafe version has a switch for brewing a small pot which might work when it is just me...

Or I could try the 8-cup OXO brewer which is supposed to be very good and also has a decent small/single cup mode. Cheaper with a smaller footprint---but also not a sexy as a moccamaster.

Any opinions?
 

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