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Lets talk about COFFEE

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Flambeur, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. romafan

    romafan Senior member

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    ^^^^^ ? :confused: didn't know there was such a thing - i just put grounds & water in jug - maybe that's why mine wasn't up to snuff, but i think it had mainly to do w/ my technique/timing
     
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  2. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    I have the Toddy, and it works pretty well. I felt silly spending $35 on basically a glorified bowl to hold coffee grounds and water, but if you drink lots of iced coffee like I do in the summer, it works quite well and makes it a lot less of a mess. I make a big batch with it that lasts me close to two weeks.
     
  3. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    Yeah, the toddy really just makes it easier to filter. I had a setup rigged with a sieve and coffee filter, but it always got clogged and needed babysitting. The toddy, just pull the plug and let it drain for 20 minutes.

    Like I said, I felt silly buying it, but it did make life easier for me.
     
  4. munchausen

    munchausen Senior member

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    The internet is telling me I should be able to use my french press, so I think I will try that before I spend any money.
     
  5. WiredandTired

    WiredandTired Senior member

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    I use a clever coffee dripper to make my daily cup.
     
  6. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    French press works quite well, just doesn't make a ton at a time. That's a great way to start, though.
     
  7. furo

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    I've also had much better results lately based on a strong and consistent tamp for my double shots. I will try to post a vid later to get any feedback/tips for my technique.
     
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    What ratios do you use for cold brew coffee?
     
  9. munchausen

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    This was my first batch but I used 4 parts water to 1 part coffee for 24 hours and it turned out quite delicious.
     
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  11. munchausen

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    I went with a coarse grind on my first try, but I'm trying a finer grind on my next try. Supposedly you can get more flavor out of fewer beans with a finer grind. It just requires you to filter it through a paper filter after using the french press or sieve.
     
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    I do 1:1 with a French press grind size. I sometimes water it down but I kinda like how the extract tastes
     
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    Remind me never to drink more than a cup of my cold brew again
     
  14. munchausen

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    Yeah that stuff can be dangerous.

    Just tried my second batch. I definitely feel like a finer grind means more flavor and a stronger brew in general. Also more work because you have to run it through a paper filter but probably worth it in the long run.
     
  15. furo

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    I bought a 12oz bag of Peet's Major Dickason whole beans today from a local market. Anyone use these beans for espresso and if so what are your thoughts? Better/worse than the Peet's house blend?
     
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    A Y Senior member

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    Terroir is one of the best and one of the pioneers in specialty coffee. You definitely will not go wrong. Barrington in your area is also very good.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I liken finding a good espresso shot in NYC akin to finding a great Burgundy under $500.
     
  20. indesertum

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    What's wrong with gimme?
     

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