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Lets talk about COFFEE

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

  1. Gibonius

    Gibonius Senior member

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    My answer to that question was buying one of these. It's expensive, but looks a lot nicer on the counter and it's never going to break. The insulation keeps the temperature more constant too, although I don't know if that really matters.
     
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    hmmm, i only get filters there & it will be 6 months or so before i need more. will try to remember to check...
     
  3. lefty

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    I will monitor this thread closely for the next six months.

    lefty
     
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    That would be beautiful on my counter, although I think i am just too cheap to spend almost $100 on a french press. Tempting though...
     
  5. Gibonius

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    I broke two glass Bodum pots in a few months (one of them in my hand when I picked it up) and decided to go for it. It is a ludicrous amount for a french press but eh.
     
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    If I had a french press break in my hand that is all it would take for me to shell out serious cash for a stainless steel one. Paying 100 bucks for a french press is a lot less than the hospital bills for second degree burns (and a lot less painful).
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Ive had numerous second degree burns and never have gone to the hospital.
     
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    Yeah... Second degree burns hurt like hell but definitely dont need a hospital visit unless they are somewhere sensitive or cover a large amount of your body.
     
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    FTFY
     
  12. A Y

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    It's not too bad --- it all comes apart, including the filter, which separates into two pieces, so you can easily clean out the inside of the double filter.
     
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    Should've remembered this when you cut yourself. :fistbump:

    Spend a few hours at The Barn (3rd wave-ish, light roasts) yesterday. Had their Kiawamururu (Kenia, also picked up half a pound of filter beans), Kochere (Ethiopia), Los Lajones Bambu Natural Geisha (Panama), and had either the Gichathaini (Kenya) or Bosques de San Francisco (Guatemala) as single origin espresso. Spotted a Tim Wendelboe bag of beans on their counter in the background. When I asked about it, they agreed on serving some for me. It was the Tekangu. All I can say is that I enjoyed each and every one of the coffees. All prepared in a V60 or Aeropress.

    Also picked up half a pound of Gichathaini (Kenya) espresso beans.
     
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  14. b1os

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    Would you say it's sort of a cross of CCD and regular French Press taste-wise?
     
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    Can any of you coffee fanatics explain the recent proliferation of obscenely expensive bottled cold-brew coffees? I like cold-brew iced coffee, but I have zero idea why anyone would pay four or five bucks for a twelve-ounce bottle of the stuff.
     
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    It's usually highly concentrated so you can dilute it if you like. I make cold brew with 1 part coffee to 4 parts water and need around 250 g coffee for ~ 12 oz. Guess it all depends on the concentration. (I dilute the concentrate 1:4-1:8, which I enjoy).
    (Maybe I'm mistaken and the bottled stuff is already dilute, in which case you pay for the hype and probably because there's not much turnover)
     
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  17. erictheobscure

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    Huh, interesting. Will look at these bottles more closely to see if they mention being concentrated.
     
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    That is quite an amazing selection. The Kochere this year is pretty fantastic, and a natural processed Gesha? Sign me up!


    Yes, but perhaps closer to the FP because there's no paper filter. An alternative to the double filter is to run a regular FP's output through another filter like a Swiss gold.


    It's not worth it. Coffee ages very quickly, and the bottled cold brew stuff is old stale coffee.
     
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    Fortunately it only had grounds in it at the time. Got some glass in my hand but nothing I couldn't pick out. Coffee grounds all over the place though..
     
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    My cheapo TRU grinder just died this morning. Any recs for a grinder?

    This will be for use with a french press. Preferably not too loud not too expensive.
     

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