Coffee snobs

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  1. kentucky_dawg

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    Mostly just a buy for options in the future as I expand out. Just trying to find a middle ground in the interim.

    Awesome, any thoughts on the Ninja?
     
  2. ned's head

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    I've never used one, but it looks like it's sca certified. That's the most important thing in a drip maker to me. Frothers and cold brew makers can be had for like $10 each, so if you're not in a rush, you may be able to find a deal on a technivorm, which is viewed as one of the best in the game
     
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  3. MORBO!

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    Yea I’m not especially well versed in this ninja machine, but I have a feeling you’re paying more money just to have a cold brew function when that’s something you can get super cheap as a separate device. I’d rather spend the money on a better machine and get the separate cold brew maker.
     
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  4. DuffandMuff

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    My roommate has the ninja. The frother seems to work decently well. I've never used it as I stick with my V60 pour over. That's all I've got.
     
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  5. pratyk

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    I’d skip the ninja and invest in some basic gear that’ll produce consistent results.
     
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  6. SpartanGA

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    I subscribed to this coffee service. Coffee shipped at a chosen interval. Questionnaire for them to determine your taste and needs. (Drip, espresso etc) local roasters around the country. Rate them and it tweaks your choices. Not the cheapest but much cheaper than going to Starbucks. I find it fun to try each new coffee.

    https://www.drinktrade.com
     
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  7. kentucky_dawg

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    Any recs?
     
  8. The Blackfish

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    Technivorm Moccamaster KBG741 10-Cup/40oz Handmade Coffee Brewer, Polished Silver
     
  9. Fargin' Icehole

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    Jorts which grinder do you take backpacking?
     
  10. kentucky_dawg

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    Honestly I probably wouldnt even use half the features on the Ninja (frother and tea), but I'm sure my wife would. One aspect I do like is the different sizes (from a single cup, all the way up to a Full Carafe).
     
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  11. Jorts

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    Knock Aergrind - fits inside my Aeropress
     
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  12. Jorts

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    This 1000000%
     
  13. kentucky_dawg

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    Open to suggestions, as I said I'm a novice at all this. Also, if it takes even the minimum amount of effort, the wife is not going to want to put in the work so trying to find a nice middle ground here.
     
  14. pratyk

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    Do you have a grinder? What’s your budget?

    there are quite a few options for drip / automated pour over machines that are better than the ninja stuff. Moccamaster / Breville / Oxo / Bonavita / Ratio are all good options. But it all begins with a good grinder that gives you consistent grinds.
     
  15. kentucky_dawg

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    Dont have a grinder yet, but was planning to go with this one based on recs in this thread:

    Budget would be roughly in the $200 range for the drip/automated pour over machine, but could be convinced to bump that a bit.
     
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  16. MORBO!

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    Love My encore
     
  17. ned's head

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    I have the bonavita 1900 and it's done well the few times I've used it. They can be found for under $100 on sale
     
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  18. Jorts

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    Get what you want & grab this for the wife...
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  19. Jorts

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    kentucky_dawg My wife thought she wanted a coffee maker, so it would be easy.

    If you go that route, pick one of these in your budget

    https://coffeechronicler.com/gear/coffee-makers/best-scaa-certified-drip-coffee-makers/


    The reality is that she’s as cunty as I am & despite crazy hours at the hospital, she gets up to make a pour over every morning & our coffeemaker was donated years ago.

    Lots of methods, so just pick one... V60 is my go-to, along with the Aeropress

    you’ll need:

    scale
    Hario V60 Drip Coffee Scale and Timer, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009GPJMOU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_XGYGN4MNK7V33G7QGGR6

    Gooseneck kettle
    Bonavita 1.0L Variable Temperature Electric Kettle, 1.0 Liters, Metallic https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005YR0F40/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_5RGRFZW2S7N6KNKVNKFN

    Grinder
    Baratza Encore Conical Burr Coffee Grinder https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007F183LK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_J3DT9RHG2VZ1TK8KDMM6
     
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  20. Jorts

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    I picked up the new Able Cone mini, for my v60 last week... still dialing in technique, but love that more oils make it into my cup & aren’t absorbed by the filter.
     
  21. DuffandMuff

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    Never considered a reusable filter for my V60. What's the consensus on those?
     
  22. Jorts

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    Worth $30 IMO
     
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  23. pratyk

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    I’d look at the clever dripper over v60 if you’re starting out
     
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  24. SpartanGA

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    what coffee typically
     
  25. ned's head

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    I have a v60, wave 155, wave 185, french press, aeropress, and drip. I probably use the CCD 80% of the time.
     
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  26. Jorts

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    I pivoted to local roasters in Jax, since Covid. This is probably the best & easiest to acquire for a non-local. Have some solid single-origin

    Bold Bean : https://boldbeancoffee.com/


    Recently re-upped with Coffee Collective

    https://coffeecollective.dk/
     
  27. DuffandMuff

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    Hmm nowI think I may need a clever dripper.
     
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  28. pratyk

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    Black and White Roasters if you want reasonably priced yet interesting beans..
     
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  29. DuffandMuff

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    What kind of beans do you use with the CCD? Still looking for a single origin/micro lot like you do with a pour over? Currently watching a James Hoffman video on it now.
     
  30. Jorts

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    I think you have your pour-over options covered... & would be a "step backward," assuming you've mastered technique with your other options.
     
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  31. ned's head

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    Yeah, I don't change beans based on the method. I usually go with something local, trade, or happymug for the best bang for the buck. Happymug most of the time for me.
     
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  32. Jorts

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    DuffandMuff add the cone mini, if you’re wanting to change shit up
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  33. ned's head

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    Eh, I disagree. Immersion is much different than pour over and the CCD for me is the best. It's also perfect for travel. I have a little box with a scale, grinder, non-gooseneck kettle, and the CCD. It's really convenient, easy to clean, and basically unbreakable.
     
  34. Jorts

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    He has a French press & “step back” was in reference to technique versus result. Wasn’t a knock
     
  35. MORBO!

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    I use the CCD over the french press mainly because of the filter removing the cafestol. I have pretty high cholesterol despite being in good shape, so I made that switch recently.
     
  36. pratyk

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    Had to pull a (double)shot after all the coffee talk..

    Some Peruvian beans (hurtado gaspar) from Snowy Owl coffee on Cape Cod.

     
  37. TAS

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    This scale is 1/3 the price and works perfectly. Comes with a black rubber cover if you don't like the stainless finish

     
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  38. MORBO!

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    I’ve always had a kitchen scale so I never really looked into anything special for coffee making. Do folks not normally have a kitchen scale to begin with?
     
  39. Jorts

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    I initially purchased a cheap scale & needed to replace within months. Have had Hario for 5+ years
     
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  40. MODEVIL

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    Jorts let me know how shipping is going with coffee collective. I took a break last spring because it was taking 4+ weeks. Not their fault obviously just didn’t want to deal with the unknown.
     
  41. Jorts

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    I just started it back up this month. Per their site, it shipped April 5. Yet to be received
     
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  42. Jorts

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    That said, their coffee is superb & I’ve missed it
     
  43. pratyk

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    I may try a dayglow subscription - not sure what their shipping delay is post-roast but they have a solid repertoire.

    i recently bought talormade beans from Oslo and they showed up in 2.5 weeks, via standard untracked post. I do sit at least 3 weeks on light roasts so not a big deal. $$$ but very interesting tasting notes.

    https://talormade.no/shop
     
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  44. TAS

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    We're not big bakers, so weight hasnt been a big concern for cooking. Wasn't until we got into aeropress/cold brew with specific water coffee ratios that we felt it necessary.
     
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  45. kentucky_dawg

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    Sounds good, I'll start looking into these. Question, are you typically making one cup at a time, or a larger pot? If the latter, whats the best method for keeping it warm. I'll typically wake up and have my first cup, and prefer a second about an hour or so later.

    Also, whats the typical amount of time it takes to make using the above method?
     
  46. Kevintensity

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    I make a v60 pour over every morning.
    The longest part is waiting for the kettle to warm up. Grind the beans and everything, maybe 5 minutes total.
     
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  47. Jorts

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    Not even 5 minutes
     
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  48. kentucky_dawg

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    Are you all typically making 1 or more cups in the morning? Curious how you keep the temperature steady if > 1 cup.
     
  49. SpartanGA

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    I subscribed 4 week espresso at coffee collective. Not cheap but worth trying. Says may 2 ship. I’d guess late May delivery.
     
  50. Kevintensity

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    I make 2 cups, if i Wanted another an hour later I would just do another pour over personally
     
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