Coffee

Discussion in 'Community Center' started by Monofletch, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. The Virginian

    The Virginian Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    I have and use an Aeropress, too, as I'm the only person here who drinks coffee. I have been very pleased with it. I grind beans (usually Kenya AA or Ethiopian Yirgacheffe from a local roaster) in my burr grinder for each cup.

    Anything other that single cups is a waste for me.

    So, I also have and use a Nespresso machine. I had a K-cup machine, but I like the Nespresso espresso so much better. I have tried a lot of different capsules, but currrently I am using L'OR capsules as they are the best I have found for the money. However I'm always on the lookout for good tasting low-price capsules for my Nespresso machine. Any recommendations?
     
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  2. dannyp

    dannyp Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    Some freshly roasted Colombian
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  3. Dcdavis

    Dcdavis Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2018
    I’ve never had a Nespresso machine so I really can’t be much help. I have been pleased with the Aeropress. I only use it on days I’m not working tho. I take a big tumbler of coffee with me to work
     
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  4. cchu518

    cchu518 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    The wife ordered some more beans from Brooklyn Roasting Co.:Mexico Oaxaca, Peru Sol y Cafe and Brazil Santana Da Vargem. Haven't tried the latter 2 so I'm excited to see how they fare. It's a nice break from our usual mix of Starbucks single origins which all pretty much taste the same which is to say not bad but nothing out of the ordinary.
     
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  5. cchu518

    cchu518 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    I'm pretty lazy in the a.m. and almost always use a drip maker. It's a frech press, aeropress or vietnamese drip otherwise but rare.

    My wife loves coffee too and she ordered us a Cuisinart PerfecTemp. It was rated high for consistent brew temp over time and ive confirmed it with a thermometer. The best thing is they are less than $99 with a coupon from Bed Bath and Beyond!
     
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  6. Monofletch

    Monofletch Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    There are more and more drippers getting that temp thing down. That Redline MK1 is one I have been after for a while. Although I have used and abused my Ninja and it’s still going strong!!
     
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  7. Dcdavis

    Dcdavis Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2018
    I may look into that. I’m pretty cheap tho :D The Aeropress has worked pretty good on days I’m not working for just single cups. I think my wife found it at some bargain bin for little of nothing
     
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  8. cchu518

    cchu518 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    I might be blasphemous right now, but I've been to coffee cuppings to try out coffees, I've been to a few coffee plantations as well. But tbh I don't have the most sophisticated coffee palate.

    I tend to go for some African coffees when I want light and fruity and Latin American coffees for that more nutty chocolatey flavor. I enjoy the nuances but can't say that I remember one over the other over time. And over time, even my favorite spots get supplanted by something new and different for me.

    I know that I can't drink a Starbucks beverage yet brewing their beans at home are a go to for me and I had a Mr. Coffee that died before my wife got the Cuisinart and my brews generally tasted the same afterwards at least in my head. That said I still really enjoy coffee! Gotta have my 3 cups a day! And an espresso if we go out for dinner!
     
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  9. cchu518

    cchu518 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    Mail call!

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  10. MrsR&T

    MrsR&T Gold Member Gold Member

    118
    Oct 1, 2019
    I have a Barsetto espresso maker and it makes close to professional level espresso, and steams the milk like a professional machine as well, though a little slower. I've tried and looked at other home "espresso" machines, and they dont usually even come close. I'm picky as I used to work as a barista. I got this one off Amazon a year ago, and it still works like new.
     
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  11. The Virginian

    The Virginian Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    I used to have a Jura Capresso S7 superauto and it was sweet. This is the current model.

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    That was close to my local coffee shop. Very close. But I gave it up a few years ago when I went to the home office set up.
     
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  12. u.hansen

    u.hansen Basic Member Basic Member

    378
    Nov 24, 2013
    Out of the four bags of coffee I ordered from Cast Iron coffee recently, I think Integrity, Rage Against the Dying of the Light were outstanding this time..
    Thanks again Monofletch
     
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  13. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    New Rancilio Silvia Pro is coming! Dual boilers, dual PID temperature control with digital readout on the front. But almost $1,700...
     
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  14. Luna56

    Luna56

    261
    Oct 9, 2014
    Aeropress all the way here. My wife and I have been using it exclusively for the last year or so, save for the occasional Bialetti shot.
    Aeropress seemed like a gimmicky toy at first but once I brewed two cups with it I was sold. Fantastic!

    Cheers
     
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  15. Monofletch

    Monofletch Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    I like the Aeropress when I camp. I have a campfire percolator but it is always super weak coffee. I haven’t mastered it yet. So the Aeropress is my back up!
     
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  16. The Virginian

    The Virginian Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    For campfires, I haven't found anything which beats the Moka pot. Not weak at all.

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  17. Monofletch

    Monofletch Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    I had one of those and never used it!!! I wasn’t in to coffee like I am now. It’s a damn shame..... I know!!
     
  18. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    A nice home-roasted Honduran. :)

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    Bit of an ice storm last night...

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  19. dannyp

    dannyp Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    This was some Colombian Supremo that I roasted a few days ago.

    Apologies for the vertical camera orientation. It was originally posted on Instagram.
     
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  20. Monofletch

    Monofletch Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    I haven’t taken my roaster out again. I have too much Iron Bean at the moment. I hate to waist it!! :D
     
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