Coffee snobs

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  1. TDintheCorner

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  2. Jorts

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    I get that from my sister, when she comes up. It is damn good.
     
  3. roonskie

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  6. Thoros of Beer

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    The Wirecutter is so so good.
     
  7. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    This is the drip coffee maker that y'all recommend, right?
     
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    I’d get the BV1900TS, but yeah.
     
  9. pratyk

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  10. Shakedown

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    Best drip maker on the market. Our pot finally broke and we had to use my wife's old Bonavita for a few days. While I like the Bona, it's not in the same league as the MM. There is a noticeable difference.
     
  11. MODEVIL

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    Family trip to Portland so visited several coffee shop. My recent drink of choice has been a Cortado when not getting cold brew or doing a pour over at home.

    Case Study - Quick stop before the Timbers match for an afternoon coffee. Very good cold brew

    Oracle coffee - newish spot in what I think they call the Southwest waterfront. Dairy free shop. Very cool design. I order an oat milk Cortado and a cold brew because my kid slept about 4 hours the night before. Both very good, I liked the cold brew from case study slightly better. Oat milk is a little foreign to me but I liked that drink.

    Barista - on 23rd across from salt and straw. Probably my favorite overall. Really cool shop with nice booths to sit in. Cortado was great.

    Heart - I’d been to Heart before. Very good Cortado and cold brew. They had walnut almond milk which my wife got in her latte and liked.

    Water Avenue Coffee - We went to the museum right near there so I grabbed a Cortado and some beans after. They have the Pinot noir barrel aged beans that have been posted ITT before. Really good but hard to differentiate from some of the others.

    Good Coffee - slabtown. Super cool shop that hasn’t opened yet. Saw it near Breakside. They had a pop up outside and it was really good but hard to judge just a coffee cart so I passed and ended up at barista (above). Made it to a different location and coffee was good. Shop was small with no place to sit.

    Posting mostly so I can look back on this in the future but thought some of you might be interested.
     
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  12. pratyk

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    Has anyone on here been getting their coffee fix with Oatmilk? Lot of hype out there.
     
  13. roonskie

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    I’m sure it’s in here somewhere but anyone have grinder recommendations? Normally do pour over and French press. Currently have a Bodum burr grinder but it’s not great going between grind types.
     
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  15. Mix

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  16. Mix

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    If you can find it in shop, and ordering a hot drink, do it. This oat milk shortage is ridiculous. We should have bought the pallet when it was offered.
     
  17. pratyk

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    I’m getting them at my local Whole Foods and the coop shop around the corner. Not the barista version but it’s pretty solid for iced lattes as the missus is trying to reduce milk in her diet. It tastes much better than soy and coconut milk to me.
     
  18. Mix

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    Oh there is now another brand other than Oatly? The marketing team behind Oatly deserves a million dollar bonus for the work they did bringing it to every coffee shop in the country. I would never drink soy, outside perhaps matcha.
     
  19. Jorts

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  20. pratyk

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    Nyah - it's Oatly. They have a "barista" version and the regular version. The 2 of the 3 shops around me all have this barista edition. Not sure what the difference is.

    Pacific Foods has has an oatmilk but it's not as good.
     
  21. DUCKMOUTH

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    Judge me if you want coffee cunts, but Waffle House coffee is delicious.

    Wish they sold it in stores
     
  22. Mix

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    They do our roasting. One of the best in the country. And this might be the best bean they get.
     
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  23. TAS

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    Ive had this grinder for about 8 months and been pretty happy with it. 99% of the time, I'm doing the same coarse grind for cold brew, so I can't vouch for all the settings, but it's all digital with a dial so it's easy to go back and forth. One thing I do like is that you can program the grind time for each setting, so if you consistently do the same amount, it's extremely easy.

     
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  24. TAS

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    If anyone is interested in cold brewing and looking for a recipe, here's is my system, using a 64 oz Mason jar w/ large basket filter

    -180 g of whole beans, ground coarse/French Press
    -8 oz of water, heated to 175 degF
    -48 oz of water, cold

    1. Add hot water, stir
    2. Add half cold water, stir
    3. Add remaining cold water, stir
    4. Put in fridge in 20-24 hrs (I stir at the 1 hr and 12 hr mark)
    5. Pull basket filter and enjoy

    The final result is about 48 oz of cold brew concentrate. It's probably not as strong as the commercial cold brew, but I think it makes a great cup of smooth coffee, with just a hint of bitterness from the initial pour of hot water. And you can always add more grounds if you want it stronger.

    For normal cup of coffee, I mix 1 part cold brew with 1.5 parts boiling water. I like it a little on the cooler side, so this gives me a cup at around 135-140 degF. If people like it hotter, I do 1 part cold brew to 2 parts boiling water, for a cup of 150-160 degF.

    Also makes a great cold drink, just pour 4-6 oz of cold brew directly over a large ice cube (or cup of ice)
     
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  25. SoCalDuck

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    Went to Phil’s for the first time. Wasn’t all that impressed.
     
  26. Poe Dameron

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    I'd like to get into coffee what do you cunts recommend in a cunty beginner machine, grinder, and coffee bean?

    I plan on drinking it straight black if that makes any difference.
     
  27. AlternativeFactsRule

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    You can start with a hand burr grinder and a French press. As for beans, start at a local roaster. Start with light to medium roasts and make sure they were roasted as recently as possible. You want to brew them within a few weeks of the roast for the best outcome.
     
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  28. Poe Dameron

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    Thank you

    I like dark chocolate so is dark roast kinda similar in bitterness?
     
  29. AlternativeFactsRule

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    You can go with a dark roast and enjoy it just fine. But the general rule is that a lighter roast gives more of the character of the berry and the darker roast is more about the burn.
     
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  30. ned's head

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    Price range for all and for how many people/cups per day?
     
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  31. Poe Dameron

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    I shall try all three versions then.

    1 person, so 1 to maybe 2 cups per day.
     
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  32. ned's head

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    Not sure what the price range is, but I'd go

    Clever dripper (easiest) or kalitta wave (requires gooseneck kettle)

    $20 american scales scale
    Electric kettle

    Grinder options
    Hario skerton for a cheap and good hand grinder
    Lido 3 for an expensive and great hand grinder
    Capresso infinity for a cheap and good electric grinder

    Maybe a beanscapes cannister for bean storage

    And you'll be cunt'n in no time
     
  33. Poe Dameron

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    Thanks

    The price range is $300-$400 for the kettle/machine, grinder, beans, bean storage, to go mug, home mug, and cups.
     
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  34. ned's head

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    Are you good to make it manually, or do you want a machine? I have found that cleaning is a million times easier with the clever or wave over my machine
     
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  35. AlternativeFactsRule

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    I think French press is the easiest starter path to cunty coffee love but you can watch some YouTube videos and see what you want to sign up for.
     
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  36. Poe Dameron

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    I would like to be able to do both, the occasional Greek frappe, and eventually learn to do espresso as well.
     
  37. ned's head

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    If espresso is on the radar, my advice is to use most of the budget on a grinder. I'd probably get the lido e-t. Cheaper grinders won't have the range to do espresso well. From there, idI probably spend $100 on the scale, kettle, and clever dripper/filters, and start researching espesso machines
     
  38. AlternativeFactsRule

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    Yeah, if espresso is part of the plan, you can’t be skimping on a grinder.
     
  39. pratyk

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    How many on here actively use a hand grinder i.e. on a daily basis?
     
  40. ned's head

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    I do, 2x a day. The key is to not get a bad one imo. The smaller ones take forever, but my lido 3 gets so much torque that it's fast and low effort.
     
  41. Poe Dameron

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    Thanks for the help, I know what to look for now when I do research on what I'll buy. I'm going to do research now and wait till Prime day to see if they'll have any good deals on anything.
     
  42. DeToxRox

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    Been doing French Press for the last year and I love it so much.

    What should I do to spice it up though?
     
  43. pratyk

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    Try add a little cardamom to the coffee.
     
  44. Ball Gag Giorgio

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    I have the HG-one for espresso.
     
  45. OldazzNinjaman

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    Anybody tried driftaway coffee?

    https://driftaway.coffee/

    The wife(and kids) got a subscription for me and honestly haven't enjoyed what they've sent so far.
     
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  46. MODEVIL

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    Ordered that kettle. Arrives tomorrow. I’m excited.
     
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  47. pratyk

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    It's a great kettle - just make sure you get some thickish electric tape and cover the metal joint to insulate it or you're gonna end up burning your fingers while pouring every now & then - it's the stupidest fucking decision for something that's designed so well. The scotch super 33+ is the right width to cover it with a couple turns & IMO all black kettle looks better anway.

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  48. ned's head

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