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MinkaGrl01

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Page 2 really enjoys the bean selection at A Southern Season.


I wonder if they ship up to PA

12/15/2011 1:10:35 PM

Tarun
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suspend!

12/15/2011 1:11:20 PM

skywalkr
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Any of you guys/gals have an espresso machine?

I got this one last summer and I haven't touched my drip machine since.

http://www.amazon.com/Breville-Barista-Express-BES860XL-machine/dp/B002S51RQG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1323980697&sr=8-1

Super easy to use and makes some great espresso. I tend to just drink americano's but will make the occasional latte

12/15/2011 3:28:44 PM

wolfpackgrrr
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In the 90s I had one but a) it didn't have nearly enough water pressure to be worthwhile, b) it didn't froth worth shit, and c) it was a bitch to clean. I'm sure the home models they make these days are much better but I'm scarred for life

12/15/2011 5:14:39 PM

skywalkr
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This thing is a total piece of cake, especially with the grinder and dual wall cups. All I do is have it set on the grind amount I like, push a button and it dispenses that much, tamper it down, run the water through, wash the grinds out.

Every now and then the clean me light comes on and you just use a cleaning tablet and send it through the cleaning cycle. I got the thing as a gift, can't see myself buying something that nice to make coffee with but I am sure glad I have it

12/15/2011 5:27:18 PM

ncsuallday
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just found a cock roach in some pre-ground coffee (Lavazza) that was given to me at work

Counter Culture Forty-Six FTW.

Some hipsters told me CC is garbage though and when I pressed them on it they said Back Alley is the best locally. I got a mixed order of their stuff and it was ok. Their Hambela (Ethiopia) was really good and blueberry-y.

5/1/2017 5:01:39 PM

ncsuallday
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Got some Yirga Cheffe (Ethiopian) and Kabum (Uganda) from Oak City Coffee Roasters - Kabum was really good but I still like the Counter Culture 46 Blend for a standard dark roast better. However, the Yirga Cheffe was excellent and had a similar blueberry/winey taste to the Hambela from Back Alley but it was a little more bold and dark. Highly recommend. I'll be adding that to my normal rotation.

6/9/2017 10:05:37 AM

darkone
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^ The Oak City guy roasts some damn fine coffee.

I've been brewing a lot of Counter Culture Fast Forward via french press.

6/13/2017 12:31:55 PM

Jeepin4x4
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anyone had any Pine State Coffee around DTR?

6/13/2017 5:14:20 PM

darkone
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never heard of it

6/13/2017 5:50:57 PM

Jeepin4x4
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https://www.instagram.com/pinestatecoffee/

it's new around town. They're in a few locations.

6/14/2017 11:58:44 AM

kdogg(c)
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Go on amazon and get an air popcorn popper with side vents for $15

Go to sweet maria's and get a pound of green beans for $7.

3 minutes to roast.

6/14/2017 12:07:54 PM

darkone
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that sounds sketchy as fuck

6/14/2017 12:11:31 PM

Fhqwhgads
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One of my friends took an old toaster oven and re-configured it to be able to roast his own beans.

He put a rotisserie spinner in it and buys the beans to roast online

6/23/2017 1:37:06 PM

kdogg(c)
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^^ If you're too afraid to try something yourself, then by all means keep drinking your $10 coffee from starbucks.

https://www.sweetmarias.com

http://legacy.sweetmarias.com/airpop/airpopmethod.php

6/23/2017 5:19:44 PM

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So your alternative to roasting coffee beans in a popcorn popper is a supposed $10 cup of coffee at Starbucks.

Great to see your strawmans don't only live in the Soap Box.

[Edited on June 24, 2017 at 12:58 AM. Reason : Weak]

6/24/2017 12:56:28 AM

wawebste
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This thread reminded me we made coffee about 2 hours ago....thank you.

6/24/2017 11:53:23 AM

Jeepin4x4
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What grind size are you guys using for pour-overs? I've had to really dial my grinder back to make a really coarse grind in order to get my extraction times down. It seems like all of the online tutorials say use a medium grind, similar to kosher salt, but if i do that my extraction takes forever and i end up getting an overextracted acidic cup of coffee.

6/26/2017 8:29:45 AM

CaelNCSU
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I think I'd only do pour overs if I had a butler, or when I feel like standing at a counter and being judged with contempt from a Actor/Barista @ Intelligentsia. You guys must not value your time.

Also airpop roasting always tasted over done, even at lighter roasts, and the mess/smell is another issue.

[Edited on June 26, 2017 at 10:36 AM. Reason : a]

6/26/2017 10:34:22 AM

darkone
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^^If you have a grinder that's not producing a uniform grind - i.e. it's making a lot of dust - that really slows things down since it hampers the permeability of the filter.

Maybe try to find a 40 or 50 mesh sieve.

6/26/2017 10:56:57 AM

Jeepin4x4
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maybe i need to clean out my grinder.

6/26/2017 11:06:05 AM

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