Coffee snobs

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  1. The Guglia

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    I love my Ode but I’m just making Chemex.

    For consistency of grind, ease of use and cleanup id put it above everything I’ve used.
     
  2. AUShyGuy

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    Everything i read on the Ode was to wait on the new burrs. (For pour over) Supposedly they have a 1.1 v out with slightly finer settings but not much.

    Thanks for reaching out! The newest Odes (manufactured in January 2021) have v1.1 burrs that can grind 100 microns finer than the first Odes produced. This change is a slight tweak in the tooling; we were able to improve the product incrementally. We are still working on an entirely new v2 burr set that should hit the 400-1200 micron range.

    We don't have an ETA on the v2 burrs, and we will be sharing the news via our newsletter, website, and social channels when we do.

    Let me know if you have any other questions,


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  3. SpartanGA

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    I have the 270. I do fine with time vs weight. Usually 6 seconds.

    I’ve found a few beans need a small adjustment. But unsure if weight would be any different.
     
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  4. Jorts

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    That’s consistent with what I’ve read… hadn’t seen what you shared though. Thanks.
     
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  5. Jorts

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    The other complaint with the Ode was that the grinder/burrs had a bunch of adjustments, but 90% were in a range outside what most people would use. They need to fine tune & focus, as well.
     
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  6. AUShyGuy

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    Think Hoffman said French press started like halfway through
     
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  7. Jorts

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    Yeah, that’s dumb
     
  8. The Blackfish

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    Anything wrong with your Virtuoso+ or just looking to upgrade?
     
  9. Jorts

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    Nothing wrong with it at all. Wife just bitches about how “messy” it is… I‘ll offer it up to someone on here when/if I decide to swap it out.
     
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  10. The Blackfish

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    That’s what I was getting at :peekaboo:
     
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  11. Jorts

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    :beerchug:
     
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  12. a.tramp

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    Need to know best equipment and/or method to make 1/2 gallon of cold brew at a time. Come through for me coffee snobs!

    edit: budget around $200-$250. That is around 2 months of daily cold brew purchase price. I am guessing I will break even around 4 months by doing this once beans are figured in. After that, I will be keeping about $3 a day in my pocket from coffee expenditures.
     
  13. Jorts

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  14. a.tramp

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    I knew you would be the first to reply and quickly. I was going to just text you but did not want to come off as stalkerish.
     
  15. Jorts

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    You caught me stuffing my face & surfing the web
     
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  16. ned's head

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    Agree that toddy is a great choice for large batches. Keep in mind that it only keeps a week or two in the fridge. I'll throw out a method with easier cleanup that I normally do despite owning one. Amazon sells empty tea bags for cold brew. I use about 150 grams of coffee to 750 grams of water in my storage carafe. That makes enough concentrate (cut 50/50 with milk or water) to last me about 10 days.

    Also, I've done a lot of experimenting and don't believe freshness of beans does a damn thing for cold brew. I go to addison coffee roasters off of Midway and buy their week old beans for 50% off and just have them grind me a pound or two.
     
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  17. Jorts

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    Cheap beans work perfectly fine as well. Prefer dark roasts with cold brew
     
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  18. TAS

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    I started out using a 32 oz mason jar, then a 64 Oz, then 2 64 Oz at the same time. Now I'm making 2 gallon batches using this.



    Common problem with all these methods is you have to really baby the metal filter basket when emptying cleaning.
     
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  19. Jorts

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  20. AUShyGuy

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  21. Jorts

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  22. pratyk

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    More like grind yo junk on a microplane action ..
     
  23. Jorts

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    So like our transfer window
     
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  24. AUShyGuy

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    Starting to see Weber grinders in my Instagram feed and that’s just fucking cruel
     
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  26. AUShyGuy

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    Dont have it but skeptical, seems like it promises a lot for the $. Saw Hoffmann review a Nespresso version of a centrifuge brewer and it had some issues (maybe more due to the pods).

    no pods though, that’s nice
     
  27. pratyk

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    Hard pass.
    They’ve been on “back orders” for years without deliveries.

     
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  28. FelipeG

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    https://www.ecotvpanama.com/telemet...-panama-rompe-barreras-nueva-subasta-n5333774

    >google translate<

    Lamatus Family Estates in Chiriquí reached $ 4,100 per pound from its new coffee auction and $ 70.50 the lowest.


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    International coffee tasting took place in the province of Chiriquí .

    By Talia Morales
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    On August 12, the Lamastus Family Estates family business in Chiriquí, made up of its three farms, Elida Estate, El Burro Estate and Luito Estate, held its first private auction, in which a total of 26 lots of Geisha coffee were auctioned from various sizes totaling 1812.5 lbs. total.

    "They offer themselves by sending samples, which sell for $ 480 to registered companies," Lamastus says.


    >short video in link above<

    Lamastus Family Estate is made up of Elida Estate, El Burro Estate and Luito Estate


    "The end result was far from our expectations," says Lamastus . “A sale of a Geisha coffee from the Elida farm was achieved at $ 4,100.00 per pound, another Geisha coffee from the Luito farm at $ 2,222.00 per pound. The average result was $ 188.52 per pound.

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    The boxes for the auction were made by Panamanian artist Daniela Goldfarb.


    The different lots were distributed among China, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, the United States, Greece, Japan, Australia, South Korea and New Zealand.

    In Panama, Hacienda La Esmeralda in Chiriquí was the first to venture into the world of international auctions, who have 14 consecutive years of experience, which have been highly successful. This year the Emerald auction averaged $ 191 / lb.The most expensive lot was sold at $ 344 / lb and the lowest at $ 170 / lb with 2,500 total pounds, held on July 28.

    The Association of Specialty Coffee of Panama (SCAP, in English), whose existence dates back 25 years as feedback from international judges, who taste blind, post their comments and reward the winner, will hold the virtual auction Best of Panama on the 22nd of September.

    The winners of the XXV International Tasting 'Best of Panama' were recently known, which due to the pandemic this year was held virtually for the second time.

    In 2001 it was the first time that the Best of Panama auction was implemented and the best lots got the opportunity to be auctioned through this online auction.

    In 2002, Lamastus Family Estates in Chiriquí won first place and sold the coffee at auction for $ 2.37.

     
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  29. BayouMafia

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    I use an aeropress daily, but thinking of getting a French press for when we have guests and I need to make more than one cup at a time. Somebody tell me I’m an idiot for buying this one because I like the way it looks (and because it will look nice next to my Chemex on the shelf) instead of one a third of the price that will likely work just as well

     
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  30. a.tramp

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    I went with this in 1 Gallon. Made first batch yesterday. Trying to get my recipe down. Next batch, slightly more beans, slightly finer grind. Easy peasy.
     
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  31. ned's head

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    I'm the last person to call someone dumb for excessive coffee purchases, but I would check that capacity if you want it for multiple people. My normal single cup is almost 400 ml
     
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  32. VaxRule

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    If you can afford style and like it, there’s nothing wrong with buying something expensive that looks pretty and does what you want.
     
  33. Ralph

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    Don't you already have the solution?
     
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  34. John McGuirk

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    Man I haven’t French pressed anything in like a year. Might need to break it back out for old times sake
     
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  35. SpartanGA

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    I’ve been enjoying the coffee collective subscription. After the long initial delay it sure feels like beans come more than monthly. But they are amazing and love the stories / origins as well.
     
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  36. BayouMafia

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    Good call. I missed the 400mL and only read that it had a 3 cup capacity, but I guess they mean 3 5 oz cups of coffee, not 3 actual cups which would be 24 oz/700mL. Ended up getting this one instead

     
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  37. DollarBillHokie

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    This is how I approach dating.
     
  38. Jorts

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    I’ve had this exact model & color for almost 10 years. It’s great.
     
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  40. AUShyGuy

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  41. Jorts

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    Did you buy it, or just waiting until they dial it in, like me?
     
  42. AUShyGuy

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    Latter, so odd that most of their stuff is solid but they decided to make a pour over grinder that can’t do all pour over.

    if the US niche 0 ever becomes available I could be in trouble
     
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  43. Jorts

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    Definitely missed the mark, on release, but I’m gonna unload my v+ the moment they dial it in.
     
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  44. pratyk

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    If you want something better than ode, mainly for pour overs, and can't wait for a Niche to be available, maybe look at one of the DF64 grinders? They have their quirks but you can swap out the burrs for some SSP flat burrs.

     
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  45. Where Eagles Dare

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    Are the Breville espresso machines the way to go for a machine that isn't 4 grand?

    Looking at getting one either for Christmas or my wife's birthday
     
  46. pratyk

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    What’s your budget?
     
  47. Where Eagles Dare

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    Not 4 grand.

    Most reviews or top 10s I see are either the 4-6 grand ones or sub 1,000 like the Breville. So I'm kinda open based on quality, features, much better pulls, etc

    I know I'll need to upgrade my shit grinder
     
  48. AUShyGuy

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    Anyone here do manual espresso? The little cafelate robot looks like it might be fun for the weekend shot
     
  49. pratyk

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    There’s a lot out there that’s worth looking at but it really depends on what you want to spend.

    you need to budget 500-700 for a grinder if you’re serious about espresso.