Lets talk about COFFEE

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  1. kronik

    kronik Senior member

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    Looking to buy some coffee as a gift for a friend.. he generally drinks kona that he imports from Hawaii or some such. I'd like it to be worth giving as a gift though not necessarily civet.
     


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    Where do you live? If you can find a good local roaster with some expensive single-origin beans, I'm sure he'd appreciate some freshly-roasted grail coffee.
     


  3. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    Can you coffee nerds help me out with this: I just bought a coffee scoop that's supposed to weight out to 22g (1.5tbsp). But, when I weigh it on the scale, I get 9 or 10g. Am I missing something here?
     


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    Maybe it refers to an espresso fine grind while you use a rough grind?
     
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  5. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    Could be the opposite. I use a paper filter fine grind and maybe its for something else?
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Which makes a better cup of coffee? Go with that.
     


  7. A Y

    A Y Senior member

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    Measuring by volume is tricky because the actual amount of coffee you use can be affected by how packed the coffee is. And if you measure whole beans, different coffee beans are different sizes and densities, so volume isn't accurate there either.

    Measuring by weight is better, but this may not be an option for you if you're travelling.
     


  8. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    I'm just wondering how the values (listed vs. weighed) can be so wildly different. I just tried it again with my new bag of coffee and got the same 10g. How the hell can they advertise 1.5tbsp as 22g???
     


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    A Y Senior member

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    There is no way 22 grams is 1.5 Tsp --- maybe 4 or 5 Tsp might be closer. Maybe it was a typo?
     




  10. rnoldh

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    AY is right.

    22 grams is about 2/3 of a Troy Oz.

    I work with grams of gold a lot and there is no way that 1.5 Tsp would weigh 22 grams. Probably 2.2 grams ( as opposed to 22 grams ) would be about right and that could be what the packaging should have said.
     


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    Rambo Senior member

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    Well, according to this website:

    http://www.exploratorium.edu/cooking/convert/measurements.html

    Dry Measure Equivalents

    3 teaspoons 1 tablespoon 1/2 ounce 14.3 grams

    So, by that estimation, its technically possible. But obviously this is a density issue, because measuring flour and butter will give you 2 different weights. The thing that I don't get is - what form of coffee they could have possibly weighed to have gotten 22g out of 1.5 tbsp. You couldn't fit that many whole beans in a tablespoon and a half to get 22g.
     


  12. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    15 ml = 1 Tbsp, 15 ml water = 15 g, 1.5 Tbsp = 22.5 g ... of water. That is my guess.
     


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    So, this is a liquid coffee scoop?
     


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    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This unexpectedly came in the mail from a client in London. First shot was awful. Dialed in about 4th shot. Takes a few shots after that to get used to the taste and figure out what all is going on with the flavor profiles since I'm used to a very different style of espresso.
    Wendelboe wants to bring out the natural sweetness in his beans. It's like eating something spicy and you don't get the spiciness immediately but it builds in a minute or so. 30 seconds after you finish a shot this sweet finish builds. After a few more shots I'm realizing how fantastic this is and how unique and then the bag is finished. Never had any espresso like this. Don't know if I'll ever get more of this but it was really good. It would be my go to espresso bean if it was more accessible. Shipped to USA from his online store it's $105.00 including VAT. Even the packaging was unique and of a higher quality.

    His website is an excellent source, he blogs a lot about his experience.
     
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