Coffee snobs

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by High Cotton, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. ned's head

    ned's head Well-Known Member

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  2. FelipeG

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    Any of you guys used one of these. The wife picked up one awhile back. It definitely cleans up the sediments that some folks don't like with a French press.

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  3. pratyk

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    I used a muslin / cheese cloth for cold brews. This looks like a better form factor
     
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  4. TAS

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    me too :)
    What's your chemex technique?
     
  5. DuffandMuff

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    Got my V60 and the other crap. What are the best step by step directions for making my first pour over tomorrow morning?
     
  6. AlternativeFactsRule

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  7. Jorts

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    I’ve enjoyed this method recently

     
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  8. MODEVIL

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    This is what I do but heard good things about 4:6

     
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  9. Eamudo229

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    It’s been a revelation to me. So adaptable. I feel I can dial in the particular flavor I am looking for much easier with this method than any others I have tried.
     
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  10. Jorts

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    Big fan of this one as well, especially if I’m brewing 500mg+

     
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  11. ned's head

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    I've settled in on the rao method
     
  12. infected donkey

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    Just went down to onyx and got a bag of geometry and a nitro cold brew to go.
     
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  13. ned's head

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    Getting back into roasting. Had terrible luck with the behmor. Wish I wouldn't have fumbled the freshroast into a million pieces.
     
  14. FelipeG

    FelipeG Well-Known Member

    My haul from last month's trip to Panama. Didn't make it out to the farms this time but I picked these up at the grocery. They are not Elida's $500 or $800 Geishas but I did get a bag of Janson's Geisha.

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  15. cutig

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    Love the fresh roast. Finally got a little consistency in my roasting. Need to get one of the expanded chambers now.
     
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  16. ned's head

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    Those are supposed to be great. I'm going to wait until October when they release their newest usb controlled model. If that sucks, I'll probably just get the 540 that just came out.
     
  17. DUCKMOUTH

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    Pretty much only grind Southern Pecan beans now.

    Such a great flavor if you don’t add anything to coffee
     
  18. pratyk

    pratyk Arsenal FC, Rutgers Scarlet Knights
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    Welp.. My current Breville Infuser's sputtering along on its death march and I ended up splurging on a Profitec Pro 300..
     
  19. Eathan Edwards

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    Let's say hypothetically you needed to pick a coffee and espresso brand that was approachable yet hinted at pretentiousness for commercial use:

    Open to suggestions - I have to get 6 quotes due to the deal structure so any input is appreciated.
     
  20. ned's head

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    I would think you would want to search the roasters that are in your city and use those, for freshness purposes. If you have more than 6, I bet someone in here would have an opinion on some
     
  21. pratyk

    pratyk Arsenal FC, Rutgers Scarlet Knights
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    Just beans or equipment as well?

    Where are you based out of? Local or semi-local is always best.
     
  22. MODEVIL

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    Check out common room roasters in Newport. They are expanding their distribution in LA.

    https://commonroomroasters.com/wholesale-1

    Other ideas

    Go get em tiger

    Steady State in North county San Diego.

    Portola coffee in Costa Mesa
     
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  23. Eathan Edwards

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    LA - I've always used Illy and they lease me the equipment for free but their response time has been horrendous so I'm having to re-evaluate this time around.
     
  24. pratyk

    pratyk Arsenal FC, Rutgers Scarlet Knights
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    Portola and Steady State have already been mentioned.

    I like Verve & Augie's as well from LA & Bird Rock from SD.

    I've heard of Four Barrel and Dark Horse but never tried anything from them.

    Nothing fancy but West Coast Roasting is solid choice for 1 LB bags.
     
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  25. MODEVIL

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    The main guy with Common Room Roasters will be obsessed with being associated with a cool new bar. He's gotten himself into Lido House (new hotel in Newport) and took over as Sidecar donuts coffee supplier from Stumptown. He's Australian and the brand does have that sort of cool pretentiousness that you are looking for Eathan Edwards
     
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  26. Eathan Edwards

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    Yea and we’re doing second location in about 8-10 months so it would be a sweet deal for the right brand.

    PM me if you have a contact - otherwise I’ll drop in and get one.
     
  27. ashy larry

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    got an lb of counter culture rwanda for $10 so im throwing together a batch of cold brew
     
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  28. pratyk

    pratyk Arsenal FC, Rutgers Scarlet Knights
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    The shiny new toy has arrived..
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  29. DuffandMuff

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    Went to steady state for the first time Saturday morning.
     
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  30. MODEVIL

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    What did you have?
     
  31. Jorts

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    :lovelove:
     
  32. DuffandMuff

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    I got the nitro cold brew and it was delicious. Friend got a pour over...want to say it was an Ethiopian? I had some of that as well, but wasn’t overly impressed by it.

    Picked up the Costa Rica Las Lajas Honey from Lofty on Thursday. Been great so far.

    Enjoyed an espresso from Bird Rock yesterday before hitting the beach.
     
  33. MODEVIL

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    I like their space traveler blend. I had a cortado that was good. Didn’t get a pour over but I generally avoid them now in shops because quality machines are better.
     
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