Coffee snobs

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  1. Oranjello

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    Yeah I had been on the fence trying to decide if I wanted to rejoin the coffee cunt world (my french press broke during a move). Seeing that kettle at that price caused me to get it and a new Chemex. Looking forward to Wednesday when it arrives.
     
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  2. The Blackfish

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  4. The Blackfish

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    So my french press slipped out of my hands while handwashing it in the sink last night and shattered. I am now in the market for a new brewing device. I do not mind spending a little time in the morning making coffee. I usually get up a little earlier and hand grind my beans and then make a full french press and then bring it all to work with me in a 25oz thermos.

    Should I get another french press, if not what is the current device of choice? Chemex Pour Over? Aeropress?
     
  5. infected donkey

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    I take my aeropress to work and just make a cup at a time as needed.
     
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  6. ned's head

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    Aeropress is a little small for that size. I'd go with the large clever dripper. Mine fits over my thermos just fine.
     
  7. Jorts

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    I’d go with Chemex or Hario v60 (size 2 or 3) for the house & an Aeropress for the office
     
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  8. MODEVIL

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    V60 or kalita wave are what I like. Clean cup.
     
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  9. The Blackfish

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    So I bought another French Press, but a non-glass one. I am planning on buying a pour over as well in the near future.

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  10. TimJimothy

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    I've got that same one. Works well.
     
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  11. Baron

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    so is Bonavita the go to drip cofffe maker?
     
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  12. bigred77

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    I really like mine
     
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  13. MODEVIL

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    quoting this for anyone new reading this. Have been a subscriber since March to the Coffee Collective. Unbelievable. Even with the shipping from Europe, the beans are off the charts. The Ethiopians I have received the last few months are so damn good.
     
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  14. infected donkey

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    You get espresso or filtered roasts?
     
  15. MODEVIL

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    filter - I do a V60 pour over or kalita wave every morning.
     
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  16. Drew63

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    Glad to hear you like them
     
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  17. 09knight

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    Love ours. We have used it for 3-4 batches every day for over 2 years.
     
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  18. Baron

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    Is the only difference between the bonavitas cup size and programmability?
     
  19. Jorts

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    Coffee Collective has been fantastic & a good value for what you get. My only complaint is that I don’t buy local beans as frequently.
     
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  20. MODEVIL

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    I’ve been buying about a bag per month locally. It’s true I don’t buy as much but I can’t quit the subscription. As soon as the coffee arrives, my wife gets the local stuff and I drink the coffee collective coffee.
     
  21. Baron

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    Anyone have this coffee maker? My wife isn't really a fan of how much counter space the Bonavita takes up/how it looks.
     
  22. Jorts

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    She’d prefer inferior coffee?
     
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  23. Jorts

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    We have a fantastic local roaster here in Jax. I try to set most of my work related meetings at one of their shops to support them in that way.
     
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  24. Baron

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    probably lol
     
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  25. Jorts

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    Get her what she wants & spend $20 on a v60 for yourself
     
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  26. BrickTamland

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    Saw the Bripe, immediately thought of you guys.

    Laughed.

    Bripe Coffee Brew Pipe Kit, Portable Espresso or Tea Maker for Traveling, Torch Lighter Included

     
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  27. Pharm

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    I've been buying the chameleon cold brew coffee and have actually like coffee now, is there a solid cold brew device to make my own and any recs ?
     
  28. TAS

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    64 oz Mason jar and a basket filter

     
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  29. ned's head

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    If you're making larger quantities, it's hard to go wrong with the toddy brewer
     
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  30. Pharm

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    Would need a grinder as well right?
     
  31. TAS

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    It makes things easier, but most places that sell beans will grind it for you. So you can get started without a grinder, but the fresher the grind, the better the coffee will taste.

    You'll want to use a very coarse grind for cold brew, similar to French press.
     
  32. ned's head

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    In my experience, freshness has no bearing on the quality of cold brew
     
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  33. pratyk

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  34. Jorts

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    Holy shit these beans are insane. Smelled like fresh strawberries, when I opened the bag

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  35. Wallcoq

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    What's your set up there?
     
  36. Jorts

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    *served in Cazorla mug on match day
     
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  37. TimJimothy

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    I'm convinced that I'm not snobby enough to be in this thread; don't wanna smell strawberries when I open my coffee bag.

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  38. Jorts

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  39. DexterRutecki

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    I drink a lot of coffee so I make three gallons per brew in a food grade 5-gallon bucket with a spigot. It is basically the same set up as the commercial Toddy. I usually buy these beans from Whole Foods for cold brew: https://www.allegrocoffee.com/shop/coffee/single-origin/colombia-agustino-forest. When you buy the loose beans that aren't pre-packaged it is $9.99/lb. I then grind them in-store rather than feed 1.5 lbs through my personal grinder.
     
  40. Nelson

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    Just got my own office at work and promptly set up a Hario + Fellow EKG + Baratza Encore
     
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  41. Nelson

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    For those who enjoy Coffee Collective I highly recommend also trying Tim Wendelboe, which I liked better when visiting both in Denmark. Both insane though and I think the monthly subscription for TW is much higher cost.
     
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  42. Open Carry

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    I made cold brew in my French press last night to bring in to work so I don’t have to drink the crap they have. I forgot how great it is, no bitterness at all. Next level snobbiness achieved.
     
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  43. ned's head

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    You'll be trying to quietly hand grind beans in your cubicle in no time
     
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  44. Jorts

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    Why worry about being quiet?
     
  45. Pharm

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    I've been cold brewing for a few weeks now. I used to think I hated coffee. Fuck, I now like it.
     
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  46. Craig Pettis

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    Can I get some recs for some flavorful coffee? I know that sounds vague but I’m looking for quality coffee that has good flavor (I think someone mentioned Ethiopian beans that tastes like blueberries?), trying to move on from the nicer Kroger brands into certifiably cunty coffee
     
  47. ned's head

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    That's a super broad option, but my default are light to medium roasted Ethiopians within 2 weeks of roasting. I'd hit your local coffee shops and get pourovers from various regions to get a feel for what you like.
     
  48. MODEVIL

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    These guys are legit and not far from Tennessee (just guessing based on fan of section).

    https://onyxcoffeelab.com/collections/coffee

    Buy some coffee and see if you like it. There might be good roasters more local to you but I know Onyx is well thought of in the coffee industry.
     
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  49. Jorts

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    Never would have thought an electric kettle could please me so
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