Coffee snobs

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

  1. ned's head

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    *unless he's open to a manual grinder. Although it would probably suck to hand grind something that fine
     
  2. Where Eagles Dare

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    What am I getting more from a $800 unit vs a 1500 unit?
     
  3. hawkeyeOUTeast

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    Gaggia Classic Pro
     
  4. Ball Gag Giorgio

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    Build quality and Features (perhaps temp control and/or PID).

    My understanding is that the Breville Dual Boiler is about the cheapest dual boiler on the market (if making milk drinks matters?)
     
  5. pratyk

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    Temp stability is the biggest plus. Build quality is another.

    Depends on the workflow - there are some good single boiler machines around 1k that are good buys like rancilio Silvia with pid or lelit Victoria.

    Breville dual boiler is good but the build quality on brevilles is suspect after warranty period is over.

    If you have the budget of 2-2.5, and are looking for a dual boiler, look at lelit Bianca.
     
  6. SpartanGA

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    Sette 270 grinder
    Breville machine. I got one without grinder.
    Interested in the rocket machines also. Don’t want to wait 20 mins to make a drink.
     
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  7. Jorts

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    Wife just added a hand blown Chemex to my brew arsenal & upgraded my scale-game to an Acaia Pearl S

    Pretty stoked
     
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  8. AUShyGuy

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    That a smart scale?
     
  9. Jorts

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    Yeah. Their new, upgraded model.
     
  10. DuffandMuff

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    What are the main benefits other than it being beautiful and weighing to the hundredth of a gram?
     
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  11. AUShyGuy

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    Curious about this, measuring pour rate seems interesting but I can’t convince myself I’d taste a difference
     
  12. John McGuirk

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    I was kind of wondering the same thing about the expensive electric goose neck kettles. I know I need one, but is the Stagg really worth it?
     
  13. AUShyGuy

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    Pours nicely, heats fairly quickly, timer is nice, as is the 1 hr hold feature
     
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  14. Jorts

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    Really just got this model, as it’s the recent upgrade to the original model. Weight capacity is higher, which will be helpful while measuring for cold brew.

    Haven’t messed with the smart features yet, so no clue if I’ll actually use them… Recipes & pour rate will be helpful to the wife, when she’s on coffee-duty though.
     
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  15. a.tramp

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    happy birthday to you I suppose!
     
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  16. Jorts

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    Alright, I need a good/great Chemex recipe the one programed into the Acaia is shit
     
  17. AUShyGuy

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    Last time I tried chemex I think I accidentally created a vacuum. The brew water was gurgling down the chemex spout.

    that’s all I got
     
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  18. DuffandMuff

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    My first ever scale broke and I got a new one delivered from Best Buy because I had a gift card. Should've looked at the specs closer. Doesn't even measure to a half gram. Feel like a caveman. May have to get a vintage triple beam scale to up my cuntiness level.
     
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  19. The Blackfish

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    Can you go ahead and replace your Virtuoso so I can buy it off you?
     
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  20. AUShyGuy

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    You have an encore by chance?
     
  21. pratyk

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    Not sure if anyone's given a try to the Fellow Drops coffee sub.

    I've gotten 2 good bags so far and just ordered a third one. Also paused my Trade sub and may just cancel it soon.

    This one from Coava just hits the spot - very easy to dial in and hit the notes consistently.

     
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  22. The Blackfish

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    Just a manual
     
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  23. AUShyGuy

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    Ah carry on then, was gonna suggest baratza’s burr upgrades
     
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  24. AUShyGuy

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    How’s it compare on price?
     
  25. DuffandMuff

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    I had been to the San Diego Coava location a couple times. Picked up beans a few times and always enjoyed it. Just looked up the location and see that they’re now permanently closed. Covid casualty. Bummer.
     
  26. MORBO!

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    I have this scale and it’s done pretty much all that I could ask for. Seems precise, the timer works great…no frills.

    KitchenTour Coffee Scale with Timer 3kg/0.1g High Precision Pour Over Drip Espresso Scale with Back-Lit LCD Display (Batteries Included)
     
  27. pratyk

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    19-22 a bag for the most part plus 2$ shipping on each bag. Some smaller lots around 24-25.
    A little more $$ but better profiles / smaller lot coffees.
     
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  28. Jorts

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    Already made about a 40% improvement, from yesterday's brew. I've obviously had Chemex before, but never alongside a v60 brew.

    It's crazy how much system & method impact the result... Chemex filters really seem to pull a lot more of the oils.
     
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  29. John McGuirk

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    What filters did you use
     
  30. AUShyGuy

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    Was my parents setup, no clue
     
  31. FelipeG

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    Still occasionally forgetting to pause Arcade shipments. I got a Costa Rica friday. It's alright but not that great. I just can't find great coffee state side. It all seems stale/old compared to what I can get off the shelves of a Riba Smith grocery store in Panama.
     
  32. BrickTamland

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    Holy shit that scale looks amazing and absurd… I never knew I “needed” such a thing, but here we are.

    Also welcome to the Chemex master race.
     
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  33. Jorts

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    Still team v60, but the scale is dope
     
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  34. ned's head

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    Does anyone have a draining station or device to let the v60/wave dry out before throwing out the filter? My wife usually runs the dishwasher every night so we don't have dirty mugs in the morning.

    I realize that this is unnecessary, but this thread is all about treating yoself
     
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  35. AUShyGuy

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    I just set it in the sink but I imagine a plate would work too but I’m a simple man. Look forward to discovering there’s something I don’t have that I need though
     
  36. MORBO!

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    Doctor has told me to try to cut out caffeine because of have some chest pain I’ve been having lately and I’m very salty about it. Now I’m back in search of great tasting decaf options. All suggestions welcome.
     
  37. ned's head

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    If you're ok with medium roast, happymug's is fine. I tend to like light roasts and unfortunately haven't had a good one.

    But if you want to go low caffeine with loose leaf tea, I can come up with some recs
     
  38. John McGuirk

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    Not sure how doc expects you to destroy all humans without your caffeine
     
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  39. Jorts

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    This is quite good, from a local Jax roaster. I always have it on hand

    https://boldbeancoffee.com/shop-coffee/p/decaf-colombia-mustafa
     
  40. pratyk

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    Regalia Coffee out of Philly, Verve Roasters in CA have good decaf options
     
  41. Nizz

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    Verve is good stuff
     
  42. MORBO!

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    *Mark Cuban making notes gif*
     
  43. MORBO!

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    He thinks I’ve been consuming too many deep fried yokels. I’ve been asked to transition to consuming more vegans from Portland.
     
  44. Handcuffed

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    what did you end up going with? i'm starting to look at a 'prosumer' machine (prefer pro600 as of now) but curious what you/others found
     
  45. SpartanGA

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  47. pratyk

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    Woof. That’s a beauty. I had read about this a while ago as I was drawing up a list of upgrades in the next year or two. If I remember correctly, this used to be an expobar product?
     
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  48. SpartanGA

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    unsure. Not familiar. I’ll check with my friend
     
  49. pratyk

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