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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by High Cotton, Jun 15, 2009.
Just ordered some of the heroic honduras, thanks for sharing
Does anyone have the Ode grinder from Fellow?
I've seen good reviews but some mentions of static causing stray grounds but nothing that a drop of water with the beans can't solve.
What are some of your favorite espresso beans. I just got some
Lavazza Super Crema Whole Bean Coffee Blend, Medium Espresso Roast
So my reply never posted for some reason.
I usually buy 2lb bags rotating across a few roasters (Black & White, Snowy Owl, Verve, at times Onyx but I've been cutting back due to $$) and a rotating single bag every month (mostly local ones these days like Broadsheet or George Howell to supplement the main bags).
Currently, I have a bag of Broadsheet headliner blend and sight glass blueboon with some black and white beans on the way.
Have you pulled the trigger on anything?
Brevilles are on sale plus 20% off at Williams Sonoma.
I had originally purchased a breville barista express and it was on back order. Good price.
I ended up yesterday canceling and got the breville infuser and sette 270 grinder. Breville had a good price on Amazon and arrives in a day.
Welcome to the world of espresso - just pick some good beans and start enjoying the cuntiness
lol thx. I have some lavazza arriving soon
Imo, half the battle is better beans - freshly roasted (well 7-14 days from roast date for espresso). I found that the infuser worked well for medium or light medium and up - light roasts are a different game.
IMO, you should look at happy mug at least, if not your local roasters and other specialty / third or fourth wave roasters. Anything with no roast date but a best by date is not worth spending money on. Also, the grinder will be "seasoned" after you put a few pounds of coffee through it.
Thanks. I know of a few local roasters. I’ll check them out.
Hmm maybe I should go with this setup.
Drinking my morning espresso and realized I have a promising future as a barista if I so choose.
Have a great day snobs.
You gotta lick it
Before you sip it
I take my grinder out to the garage and grind my beans up out there as to now wake the house at 5:30am.
We've got a moka pot we usually use on the weekends. Love the extra kick it gives. Would rather have an espresso machine. One day.
Yeah, my garage is out. It is my spring remodel project as it is currently storage and only has 2 outlets, all being used by washer/frig/freezer.
I appreciate everyone’s concern. I am currently grinding 2 servings at a time in the evening and everything is working out great. When I make it to my ideal world, I will only grind 1 serving at a time 1/2 a second before I make a draw in the vacuum of outer space for the perfect freshness.
I used to do this. Its rare people have this compassion. My gf this weekend had to get up early and I noticed she went across the house to blow dry her hair so it wasn't loud in our bedroom. Huge kudos.
So my plug sold me this to add to the distilled water for my espresso machine. Necessary or nah? They make one for coffee machines as well.
Uhh, never mind. Either total coincidence or it made a big difference as that is the best pull of espresso I have ever made at home.
I've used it and personally haven't tasted a difference for pour overs, but a lot of people swear by it
Tastes softer with an almost buttery mouth
Your wife must have had a shot too, because I was just saying that about her
can’t you just buy mineral water
You don't want too soft water (eg near distilled that can corrode or rust boilers) or too hard (which some mineral waters can be).
Best get some testing strips and test your water or mineral water before using it. La Marzocco had a good guide around water use for espresso machines.
is there a non snob thread
cause wife got a nespresso vertuo for free somehow and in the afternoons when we don't feel like using the aeropress its surprisingly decent
this is very snobby haha
Just your know what you're putting in your body type common sense.
I hope it corrodes my boiler so I can get a new machine
Any consensus on pour over/French press? I’ve just been using tap water...
You definitely want at least filtered water. Tap water will muck up your kettle in addition to not tasting great
All I have is distilled
I would give the 3rd wave water a shot in the distilled. You can get a small pack on amazon as a test. I haven't seen a huge difference with it vs filtered, but both tap water and distilled have enough cons to avoid if you're going through the trouble and cost of making pour over imo
You can descale a kettle. Tap water is fine.
Buy a brita filter?
Wife got me the new mug from Fellow for Christmas. The OG model has been great & my favorite over the last year or so, but the little anti-spill disk is a game changer... now I can drink in my car without fear. Highly recommend
So they put a sink stopper in it? Clever.
I currently have the Capresso Infinity grinder but have been looking at getting a new one. Is the Baratza Encore a big step up there?
Getting an actual electric kettle instead of heating up water in a glass measuring cup in the microwave is such an improvement on quality of life
Basically, but it works
Thanks for the rec on the Fellow vac canister. Wife got the large for me and I love it.
Not a huge step up. Virtuoso+ would be the upgrade I'd make. Keep checking back on their refurb site, as I was able to get one for marginally more than the Encore earlier this year.
thanks! no issues with the refurbished?
None. It’s essentially brand new, with all new parts & comes with standard warranty
Just received some new beans in the mail
Breville Smart Grinder Pro or Bartaza Virtuoso?
Just doing French press and pour over right now. Or is the $20 upgrade from the Virtuoso to the Sette worth it?
Shocked to say I’m enjoying a donut shop coconut mocha K Cup at my moms. Lol.
I’m not shocked, I’ve never been disappointed at your mom’s.
IMO, if you're not doing espresso grinds, go for Virtuoso.