Coffee snobs

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  1. pratyk

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    Sey roasts some great coffees - more on the lighter / nordic roast spectrum but fair warning - sometimes they're harder to dial in. There are a few cafes in Manhattan that do serve Sey and sell their beans (St. Kilda is one in midtown).
     
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  2. DuffandMuff

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    Any other recs while I’m in Manhattan? Gonna be there for a day and a half. Long stopover. First time in nyc since I’ve become a coffee snob.
     
  3. pratyk

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    Honestly, it depends on where you're going to be in the city. THere are a lot of good coffee spots / roasters that are worth a visit.

    If you're in midtown around theater district, St. Kilda's is great - they typically serve Sey, Little Wulf and Passenger Coffee. Felix Roasting's space looks absolutely gorgeous - they're in Soho and NOMAD. Little Collins in Midtown East is another nice Australian shop that has good food as well. Black Fox in Financial district is another one.

    In addition to Sey, Brooklyn has City of Saints and Devocion roasters.

    There are some listed here - https://sprudge.com/new-york-city-coffee-in-the-time-of-covid-19-162182.html
     
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  4. MODEVIL

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    Sey is awesome. Highly recommend.
     
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  6. DuffandMuff

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    Awesome. Thanks man.
     
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  7. AUShyGuy

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    First time making an affogato, pretty damn tasty

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  8. Jorts

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  9. The Blackfish

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    Yes
     
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  10. Sub-Zero

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    Is there a simple programmable drip coffee maker that’s coffee snob thread approved?
     
  11. SpartanGA

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    I’ve been between houses with espresso maker packed. Been getting coffee collective monthly deliveries. I must have 20 12 oz packets now. Guess I should cancel until I can use it but I feel I’ll miss something. Lol.
    The addiction is real. Fiancé thinks I’m nuts.

    Coffee won’t be as fresh if I need to use all those packets first.
     
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  12. pratyk

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    Can't you pause your subscription?
    Coffee freezes well, at least for a few months - if i buy 2-5 lb bags, i pack away smaller bags into the freezer until i'm ready to use those beans.
     
  13. pratyk

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    If there are any bags that you won't use from last couple of weeks, I'll take them off you for Cost+Shipping..
     
  14. SpartanGA

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    good point. I’ll vacuum seal and freeze. Thanks

    I’ll check on pause vs cancel and reenroll
     
  15. ned's head

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    I also freeze in mason jars. Works perfect for me
     
  16. ned's head

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    I would just get something that's SCAA certified. I have a bonavita that was cheap and works well. You'll probably get a lot of recs for a technivorm as a step up
     
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  17. FelipeG

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    About to finish off my last bag I picked up in Panama. :huh:

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  18. Jorts

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    Cancel & re-enroll is super easy FWIW
     
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  19. ClemPson

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    I have technivorm and love it. It’s been bullet proof for 5 years. It is not programmable though. Mine has the whole pot/half pot switch and a power switch and that’s all.
     
  20. pratyk

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    Not sure what "programmable" gives you outside of more things to break but if it's around startup ./ shutdown, nothing a cheap wi-fi plug like Kasa can't handle.
     
  21. Sub-Zero

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    Ah thats a great idea. I have a spare one.
     
  22. AUShyGuy

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    And…….ordered

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  23. Jorts

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    My neighborhood roaster, already represented twice in 2022 on Drops :feelsgoodman:
     
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  24. Flagpole

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    Would anybody want to buy my 1Zpresso JX-PRO? I bought it but very quickly got lazy and got a Krups electric grinder instead. Probably been used less than 10 times and has been sitting on my shelf for months.
     
  25. AUShyGuy

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    Y’all ever deal with a bean (Onyx Northern Lights) that hits the same pour over brew time regardless of grind size? I keep going coarser and coarser and I still can’t get the time down.
     
  26. ned's head

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    I've had consistent drawdown issues with certain filters, but not beans. However every time I've had onyx, it's had a lot more chaff than any other bean I've used. If not a filter issue, I wonder if that's putting out fluff that's messing with the grind size
     
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  27. AUShyGuy

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    Actually the espresso shot time has been long too
     
  28. MODEVIL

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    Don't focus on draw down time, focus on taste. I was at about 3:30 on that one which was longer than normal but it tasted good.
     
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  29. AUShyGuy

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    For sure, didn’t think it was bitter was just trying to lower extraction to see how taste changed and I ran into this.
     
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  30. ned's head

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    AUShyGuy were the beans harder or more dense than normal? Just had some swroasting Ethiopians that were incredibly hard and the drawdown was almost twice as long. Great tasting though
     
  31. Drew Swinney Esq

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    https://www.the-mainboard.com/index.php?threads/lunch-seattle-style.81751/#post-4132647

    First post from 2011 I was getting K-cups randomly but was not really a big coffee drinker.

    After the quoted 2017 post, I added a moka pot and aeropress. Aeropress was my daily for several years.

    Now I have a Breville espresso machine and grinder. Took some trial and error and a lot of sour and bitter shots poured down the drain to work it out. Now I can make some really good pulls, and have a good starting point for about any new bag of beans. Americano game is on point.

    I’m getting a bag a month delivered from both Counter Culture and Trade for variety, and pick up a random every now and then.

    Safe to say it’s an obsession at this point.
     
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  32. SpartanGA

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    Espresso setup again. Ripping through the coffee collective bags. 3 espresso shots a day. Good results so far in what is months old coffee. Pleasantly surprised.
    So glad to be off the K Cup coffee again.
     
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  33. AUShyGuy

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    Sorry, missed this reply. I started digging through Reddit and I was grinding way too fine to start. Not sure about the hardness or density.

    Random note but I started using an app called Beanconqueror to track my v60 and espresso brews and all the different beans. Makes for a handy free coffee journal.
     
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  34. SpartanGA

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    Got a gift card for blue bottle coffee. Ordered a couple intriguing coffees. Anyone use them?
     
  35. AUShyGuy

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    I’ve been giving the Kasuya 4:6 v60 method a go lately instead of Hoffmann’s.

    Been pretty good so far, easier to do than first seemed.
     
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  36. Pharm

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    What’s the thoughts on the jura coffee maker? Stayed at a house that had it and it was crazy convenient and saw it’s pretty darn expensive. I’m not a huge coffee guy so was curious
     
  37. Eamudo229

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    Speaking of Hoffmann. Have not used one but remembered he did a review on these so you can go in knowing what you may be getting.
     
  38. TAS

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    Do you do the full 40% and full 60% in two successive pours? I've seen recommendations to further break up the 40% and 60% into 2 or 3 individual pours
     
  39. AUShyGuy

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    Only my 2nd time, been doing 5 60g pours every ~45 seconds.

    Haven’t had a chance to experiment with splits yet. My understanding was the 2 pours in the 40% control acidity and sweetness. The # of pours in the 60% can be changed to alter strength (more pours = stronger)
     
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  40. ned's head

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    There's at least one app on the android market that calculates the amounts and times for each pour for a given rate. It was always far too much math in the morning since my weight is always a little different.
     
  41. Eamudo229

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    I do the same for this method. 2 pours to get to 40% then three successive pours get the rest. It works really well and have done it for years now.
     
  42. AUShyGuy

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    Have you toyed much with first 2 pours? Figured I get dialed in on brew time/grind size before I tinker
     
  43. Eamudo229

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    I bloom as my first pour then get to the 40% on my second. And yeah when I switch up coffee I play with the grind to get it right so it draws down and doesn’t clog. Recent Ethiopian I had was super dense and had to go quite a bit courser to get out the flavor I wanted.
     
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  44. SpartanGA

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    very impressive coffees. Espressos.

    signed up for their subscription. Just 12oz a month to mix into my daily usage.
     
  45. AUShyGuy

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    Anyone here try mixing their own brew water? Might give Third Wave Water a try just to see how much my soft water affects brews…
     
  46. IowaHuskerFan3

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    I have a DeLonghi Espresso Maker, have been using Lavazza Perfetto, but I’m open to suggestions.
     
  47. Jorts

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    Damn you
     
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  48. ned's head

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    I've tried 3ww, but I could never taste a difference
     
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  49. AUShyGuy

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    I really hope this will end up being the case
     
  50. AUShyGuy

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    I have pretty soft water (30ppm) compared to the SCA standards. Tap water obviously standing between me and perfection.

    “SCA (Speciality Coffee Association) standards for minerals:

    • total hardness of 50-175 ppm CaCO3 (2,9-9,8 dH°)
    • carbonate hardness of 40-75 ppm CaCO3 (2,2-4,2 dH°)
    • pH of 6-8 “
     
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