Coffee snobs

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  1. Corky Bucek

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    Ok super noob question here, I have bought small quantities of whole beans from my local coffee shop (Peet's a really is super local place you have never heard of) to use with my french press. But say I want to buy some bags of Modern Times beans since I love their beer. They claim to be the only brewery and roastery fwiw. Realistically how long will the bag stay fresh after opening?
     
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  2. MODEVIL

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    The guys at the coffee shop I go to say 3-4 weeks before quality starts to drop but it won’t be super noticeable with a French press imo.
     
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  3. ned's head

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    2 weeks is the general rule, but it'll be drinkable for longer than that for sure
     
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  4. Corky Bucek

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    Cool, that's good to know. What's your shop and have you had Modern Times coffee since we are local bros?
     
  5. MODEVIL

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    I’ve had Modern Times but didn’t love the bourbon barrel aged beans I tried. It kind of overwhelmed the coffee flavors. I haven’t had it recently though so I should give it another shot. There are a few good coffee shops I know up your way.
     
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  6. MODEVIL

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    Recreational Coffee

    Rose Park Roasters

    Lord Windsor

    Corky Bucek
     
  7. Corky Bucek

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    I've been to Recreational before as it's right by Beachwood. Need to check the others out. I don't live in the hipster part of town so I need to venture out.
     
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  8. MODEVIL

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    Rose Park is the one to try I think but Lord Admiral is very good too. Common Room Roasters if you are down my way.

    I like the guys at Hopper and Burr in downtown Santa Ana and trust their view of coffee. They are the ones that said 3-4 weeks is fine.
     
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  9. The Blackfish

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    I haven’t enjoyed any bourbon barrel aged beans I’ve tried. I completely agree it overwhelms the coffee. Love BBA beer, but not coffee
     
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  10. bigred77

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    enjoying my first brew from my new Bonavita right now

    damn it feels good to be a gangsta
     
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  11. bigred77

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    keep em in the fridge a yes or a nono?
     
  12. Taques

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  13. DrunkJester

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    Beans, right? I read somewhere that it’s not good to keep them in the freezer (unlike ground coffee—I think). I keep mine in an air tight canister on my counter. They stay fresh for the week-week and a half it takes me to use them.
     
  14. ned's head

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    There's a lot of debate on storage. I've read the fridge is not ideal because of something about the himidity in the air. Personally, I do an airtight cannister (not clear) in a cabinet for immediate use, and a mason jar in the freezer if I'm not going to use them for 2 weeks or more. Just make sure to let them defrost overnight and only freeze them once.
     
  15. Thoros of Beer

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    http://www.darkhorsebrewery.com/compound/#the-compound
     
  16. Corky Bucek

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  17. bigred77

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    pretty sure there aint much humidity in the 40 degree air in refrigerator
     
  18. ned's head

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    Google machine indicates that the issue is the temperature changes when opening and closing the door can lead to moisture build up. No clue, other than the general consensus from what I've read is the fridge is bad, while the freezer is debatable.
     
  19. bigred77

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    sorry, engineering nerd hat firmly on head

    if you have it in a sealed up container, even the bag with the folded up with those little tabs folded, opening and closing the door wont get enough moist air in the container to matter, imo
    what you gotta worry about is when you do open the container to get some out, then you return to the fridge
    suddenly you have moist warm air inside the container and cool dry air surrounding it, as the air in the container cools it will condense at approximately 44 degrees and that results in "sweating" like you see on the outside of your beer can, only this is on the inside surface
    your grounds or beans will absorb that extra moisture which gives an undesirable effect

    engineer hat off,

    now please talk to my wife and convince her that its better to not put it in the fridge
     
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  20. FelipeG

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    There's some good coffee in Panama. We stopped by Finca Lerida the last time we were in the area. Boquete is a nice getaway from the heat & humidity of the lowlands.
     
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  21. Capt Wigs

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    What kind of grinder does everyone use? And grinder not Grindr.
     
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  22. ned's head

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    I have a lido 3, a capresso infinity, a hario mini mill, and a porlex mini. I use the lido at home and the porlex when I travel.
     
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  23. MODEVIL

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    baratza encore but looking at the Lido 3 Capt Wigs
     
  24. TDintheCorner

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    I love my Capresso infinity.
     
  25. The B1G Kucktis

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    same
     
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  26. TAS

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    Breville smart grinder
     
  27. pratyk

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    Anyone here have the Breville BES870XL espresso machine?
     
  28. BrickTamland

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    Fiancée brought me back some Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee from her trip last week, brewing a pre-workout cup in the chemex right now.

    :badger:
     
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  29. pratyk

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    What beans are you snobs using for espresso these days? Looking for recs for something that's not too oily.
     
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  30. BayouMafia

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    Any of you guys want to give Coffee Collective a try shoot me a PM. I love most of their stuff but because of work travel plus some trips I’ve taken with the wife I’ve been away from home roughly 2/3 of the time over the last few months, and a result I have quite the backlog of coffee from those guys.

    I’m happy to part with a few bags for curious fellow posters, especially since they often send two of the same kind. I’ll send a bag free of charge to the first three guys to PM me.
     
  31. MODEVIL

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    I subscribed a couple months ago. Take BayouMafia up on the offer. Good stuff.
     
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  34. AlternativeFactsRule

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    I have one too
     
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  35. DrunkJester

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    Well, it looks like I’ve stuck my foot in my mouth again. :ohdear: I’m glad y’all are enjoying your machines.
     
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  36. Mix

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    It still is stupid.
     
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  37. AlternativeFactsRule

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    It’s beautiful. It makes a great carafe of coffee. It’s also really expensive. If you can afford it, get it. If you can’t, there’s certainly machines that can do the job for much less
     
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  38. Mix

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    It simulates a pour over for like 20x the price. Its fucking stupid.
     
  39. AlternativeFactsRule

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    Yeah, we covered the expensive part already. Having a machine simulate a pirover isn’t stupid though.
     
  40. Jorts

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    It's stupid.
     
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  41. ned's head

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    I just can't imagine washing a carafe every day. Pour over is a slob's dream
     
  42. AlternativeFactsRule

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    Making more than one cup at a time tends to require an intermediate vessel.
     
  43. ned's head

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    Real snobs make each one fresh imo
     
  44. AlternativeFactsRule

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    If the multiple cups are for you alone, you can do that. If you have more than one person looking to have cofffee at the same time, it really doesn’t.
     
  45. Jorts

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    Been doing Coffee Collective for about 4 months now & it’s been great. I’m looking to mix it up & try something else for a few months.

    Any other site / roaster recommendations?
     
  46. Drew63

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    Just ordered two bags from coffee manufactory in San Francisco. Should come this week, I'll report back Jorts
     
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  47. ned's head

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    I just started a klatch sub that I like. Before that, I did ruby, which was nice because they sent 2 different 8 oz bags instead of one.

    Gocoffeego is probably the best best for diversity of roasters, imo
     
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  48. pratyk

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    I got some coffee from Kuma in Seattle recently. Liking it so far.

    The best roaster around here is George Howell.. roasting pioneer and the coffee is legit good.

    http://store.georgehowellcoffee.com/coffees/all/

    Other Boston / New England roasters I usually buy of/from - Gracenote (Espresso), Tandem (Portland ME), Bard (Portland ME), Snowy Owl (Cape Cod) - I sorta know the couple & like to support them, New Harvest (Providence)
     
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  49. ned's head

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    Jorts are you in Florida? Panther coffee down south gets a lot of great reviews, but I haven't tried them.
     
  50. BrickTamland

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    Any Atlanta recommendations or roasters that have free shipping?