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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by High Cotton, Jun 15, 2009.
Glad to hear this. I was only slightly tempted because of the flavor profile. but it’s a no
Only way I’m dropping that much on a bag, is if I’m supporting local.
On the flip side, the Nomad bag arrived and worth the $.
I enjoyed the FBU Yand back in the summer, seemingly a bargain at $16 (250g)
Looking forward to hitting up MAME & Miro in Zurich in a few weeks. The trip's going to be $$ on my wallet.
Grabbing a latte at Blue Bottle in LA.
great pour over setup they are selling
Fellow getting into the espresso game, supposedly $200…..skeptical
Love Fellow, but so many reported QC issues with the Ode & Ode 2.0. Hard pass, on a cheaper variant.
Think they overextended themselves on grinders, whole other level of manufacturing, design, and quality
I mean espresso is typically harder to grind well than filter and the opus costs less?
Right? Just fix the Ode & take my money… low cost, espresso quality grinder just doesn’t make sense.
Feel like this one should be competing in the premium, entry level with the Encore.
Ode 2.0 with the V+ & Sette lines, depending on the burr set
How is the Ode with the v2 burrs by the way? Did they get it right or are the SSP burrs still the fix
Never pulled the trigger on in, after going down a rabbit hole researching it & looking at reviews. Seems like a flawed product, that's really inconsistent QC & design flaws (med-dark roast beans often have trouble feeding from the hopper, major static issues, ect.).
Virtuoso+ is top quality for everything short of espresso, without those issues. So, it didn't make sense to switch
I travel quite a bit for work and usually stop in and grab a few bags of coffee from local roasters. Next week I'm heading to San Diego. Anybody have any recommendations for local roasters?
Just had to file a warranty claim on my Stagg kettle purchased less than a year ago
Sucks, I’ve been hearing about temp control issues, what happened with yours?
I’ve had mine for about four years now, and have never really had a problem. Occasionally the temperature controls get a little wonky, but is always corrected by turning it off, then back on again.
Bird Rock Coffee Roasters (roasts at Morena location)
Lofty Coffee (roasts at Encinitas location)
Achilles Coffee Roasters (roasts at Cortez location)
James Coffee Co
Those are all the local places I will typically pick up beans from. Bird Rock is probably most popular. Feels like there’s 15-20 roasters in the nearby area so let me know if you’re looking for something else.
I have the Ode grinder and have never had any issues.
Was thinking about getting my wife a coffee bean delivery subscription for her birthday. Read some old posts from 2020 and the recommendation was onyx/roasters choice. Still a solid choice or are there better options now?
The thing about subs is that many will send you their cheapest and most generic options. I'm a sub for black and white's 2 bag option, which guarantees one higher end bag in each shipment
For a birthday gift type of a sub, Look at Sey IMO
Yep. Have loved everything I’ve had from them thus far. My current fav.
Also check out Bold Bean. Ray McKigney
Big Bean roasters choice subscription at 22.50 (w shipping) ain’t too bad. Might have to give that a go
Another vote for bold bean
Has anyone else tried their Bold Bean SE bags? Had to tweak my standard v60 recipe to dial it in slightly but Holy shit it’s good
What did you do? Might just arrived yesterday so giving it a few days.
Been using my Aegrind, so can't really give you a setting that's relatable, but slightly more coarse than the norm
I generally use a variant of this method
2016 World Brewers Cup champion Tetsu Kasuya has a unique way of brewing his pour overs – he even has his own Kasuya-branded V60 model.
While Rao and Hoffman have similar procedures, Kasuya uses a much coarser grind (similar to French press), forgoes the bloom phase, and splits the pours into 5 batches.
According to him, the first 40% adjusts the balance between sweetness and acidity, while the next 60% controls the strength of the coffee.
Grind size: Coarse
Ratio: 20g for 300 / 1:15
Brew time: 3min 30s
Rinse filter & pre-heat V60
Pour in 20g of coarse-ground coffee
Add 60g of water per pour 5 times, waiting 45s between each pour. This results in a total brew of 300g.
Control the balance of the coffee by modifying the 1st and 2nd pours. For a sweeter brew, make a smaller first pour (e.g. 50g). For more acidity, a larger one will do the trick.
Use either less or more water for the second pour to compensate for the difference (if any) in the first one.
The 3rd, 4th and 5th pours can be tweaked to 2 larger 90g pours for a weaker brew, or into 4 smaller 45g pours for a stronger one.
This is generally Hoffman's updated recipe for 1 cup v60s (his doesn't use coarser grind and the timing is a little different). I usually alternate between that and the rao.
I've used this method with great results too. Guess I've kinda adapted & split the difference between the 2
Dont have those beans but why are you tweaking the recipe? Too bitter, weak, draw down too long or fast?
I use the 40:60 method as well and think 207F is on the high side (although that’s not suppose to be a huge factor).
think 93, 88, 83C are the recommended temps for light, medium, dark. I’ve also started soaking my v60 in a bowl with hot water before brewing to reduce thermal loss
followed this and it was great. 5.2 grind on ode with SSP. Buying some beans so I don’t have to share the bold beans with my wife.
Aero press on sale for $30
AeroPress Original Coffee Maker with Tote Bag
In other news I think my Oxo electric conical burr grinder bit the dust this morning. Had it a little over 3 years. Guess that’s to expect for $65?
Will probably look at the Encore now since I’m still dragging my feet on an espresso machine and mainly brew V60.
Drops today is tempting… but 3 8oz bags for $55 is kinda ridiculous
Eh comes out to $23/10oz bag including shipping. Unfortunately that’s par for the course these days for single origin beans it seems.
Meh, I don’t want three bags… I’ll roll the dice that there’s something next week that I like more
same. Too much inventory for me
Passing this week as well
I had multiple bags a couple weeks ago and realized I could use another air tight container.
I have three containers, but one of them is dedicated to decaf
Most of the flavours are overrated.
When i buy a coffee it's always a flatwhite with soy milk and two sugars.
I'm an iced coffee drinker. 18-24 in the fridge, I use a Primula carafe. I've been drinking Peets for a few years now, it's decent and available locally at a decent price. Bought some Jamaican blue mountain for my son over Christmas and loved it. Almost some fruity flavor/scent to it. I'm looking for recommendations for maybe something similar taste wise without being astronomically expensive. I get along with Peets since I hate bitter coffee. Thanks in advance.
I also like some bright floral coffee.
I found a moccamaster for eight bucks at Goodwill so now I want to be a snob too.
You're looking for better beans for cold brew at a decent price? You might try your local roasters... there's one in dallas that sells beans that are a week or two old for 50% off. That's my cold brew go-to. Age isn't really an issue with that method and it's still months fresher than anything at a grocery store.
Baratza came out with a new grinder that’s supposed to get the job done for both pour overs and espresso.
I’d do that over the Opus any day, has the same burr set (M2) as the virtuoso.
Thanks for the reply! We do have a local roaster I'll check in with. I'll still take mail order recommendations if anyone has them.
Happymug is the most cost effective that I've found. Especially if you go with 2 2 lb bags to avoid shipping charges
Please give me recommendations for fancy coffee machines that dont use those cups with preground stuff like keurigs
Links too would be appreciated