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Ode to the drip machine edition. This thread is for all coffee related discussion and inquiries.
>what ya drinking
>where's it from
>getting any more

Old thread >>12568972
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>>12619501
The coffee I got is preground so I can't fix that; its very fine. However, I figured out how to get it to brew well. If i make a small slit in the grounds with a butter knife all the way to the bottom, it allows the steam to come up better. That way it doesn't brew too slow.
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>>12622796

get a grinder, doing that ruins the pressure through the grind.
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>>12622781
tea GANG
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>>12622819
I'm poor. I normally ground my beans at the store. I know its not optimal, but it works for now.
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Got my porlex grinder in the mail yesterday. Night and day compared to the shitty electric blade grinder I was using before.
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>>12622839
Based
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>>12622781
A well made coffee is all good, but sometime unlimited refills of mediocre drip coffee at a diner is what a guy wants.
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>>12622897
Caffeine cucks may be the ones to settle for mediocre coffee just because but then again I don't consider caffeine cucks to be actual coffee drinkers.
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>>12622904
I'd drink 7 cups of refill decaf too
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For me, it's Maxwell House and a cheap drip coffee maker.
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>>12622781
Alright anyone with a drip machine go look in the back and see how clean the water container is. If it was ever to get dirty could you clean it?
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>>12623073
I run a pot of bleach through mine once a week
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>>12623073
Would be easier to clean than a Keurig. Also anyone we who likes to be effectively lazy knows to use reverse osmosis water so you don't have to decalciefy it.
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>>12623135
rip
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>>12622781
Iced caramel macchiatos are the best coffees
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>>12622904
>actual coffee drinkers
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Where to buy an ibrik/cezve for Turkish coffee?
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>mom shattered the carafe
thanks a lot
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>>12623379
f
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Just ordered a coffee canister lads. I've read elsewhere that the valve needs replacing every x amount of months, but the place I bought it from denies this. Whomst to believe?
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>>12622781
I love my drip coffee. I buy nice beans and grind them at home but I really love this method for prep plus its all the effort I really want to put in at the ass crack of a coffeeless dawn.
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Early bump
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>>12623256
I just saw one at world market in the US.
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>>12623073
>>12623135
Vinegar works too for hard water build up
>>12623167
As long as he means diluted and and not straight its literally the safest, cheapest, most effective anti-microbial known to man
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Post coffee frogs
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>>12625758
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Folgers classic. Tap water. Off-brand french vanilla for creamer.
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>>12623379
time for an upgrade then , no?
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What kind of coffee do you think they have at area 51?
>>12623379
F
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>>12627002
Green/grey coffee, also bright neon-coloured
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>>12627002
Green Bean Coffee and all the drinks have silly alien names.
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>>12627002
9 different types. One was nicknamed "the sport model".
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>>12623256
mine was a gift so im not sure - but good luck making that shit its an absolute mystery to me. no recipe seems the same online and shitty videos that dont give enough info. i think the whole thing is a hoax
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>>12627273
Can you grind green coffee beans?
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Powdered trans fat
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>>12627944
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>>12627795
Maybe if you dehydrate them well enough. I'd imagine some moron has started up a cafe with green specialty coffee.
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Redpill me on 'resting' fresh coffee beans. Do I leave them sealed in the bag for a week or put them in an airtight container?
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>>12628212
Google "degassing." Just leave the beans in the bag unopened for four days past the roast, you're allowing the CO2 to escape the beans so the coffee is less volatile when brewing, the gas will negatively impact the flavor.
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>>12628318
thank you.
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>>12622781
About 4 months ago, I overfilled my moka pot with too much grounds, and it exploded on my face. Now I was thankfully not hurt by this, but I am now extremely scared to use it, so I just boil my grounds in a pot, and make coffee "cowboy" style.
This style of coffee really is very good if you're the kind of person who can tolerate solid particles in their coffee.
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>>12628959
Moka pots can't explode. They have a built in pressure release.
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>>12628212
Only important for espresso.
For regular coffee you want the freshest, gassiest coffee you can get.
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>>12628985
The pressure release can fail if not cleaned regularly.
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>>12629014
W-what about for a moka pot?
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>>12629021
Mine was a cheap one so I doubt it ever worked but because of that, I discovered the joys of cowboy styled coffee
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>>12629033
idk lol
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>>12629117
Reee. I can't find anything online. Guess I'll go with 5 days.
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>>12629126
Try both and see which you like best.
Moka is not espresso and I stopped caring about perfecting my moka technique ever since I found the Vietnamese phin desu senpai.
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>>12629014
Not true
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Name a better entry level coffee (in yurop)

I'll wait.
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>>12629134
My technique is fine desu lad. Just that I've used ground coffee up 'til now.
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>>12622781
i got a can of McCafe. it isn't bitter. pretty happy with the results.
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>>12622781
Where's the ode?
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So I bought whole beans for the first time and ground them by hand and they have less flavor than the pre ground coffee I normally buy. Have I been memed hard?
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>>12629150
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>>12630097
help what am i doing wrong
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I was supposed to get my Rise Nitro today but Amazon must have broke it in transit, they are refunding me.

Yes I can make my own cold brew for cheaper, bit of a messy process, but I enjoy the convenience of grabbing a can as I leave for work. As opposed to carrying around a cup, forgetting it at work at the end of the day, etc. And at 200mg caffeine it gets my motor running in the morning.

When the weather gets colder I'll switch back to drip. I really don't like the flavor of hot brewed coffee poured on ice.
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>>12630097
What do you mean 'less flavor'?

Perhaps you are under extracting because the grind size is different than how you get it pre ground.

Are you using an adjustable burr grinder? Match the grind size of the pre ground or adjust your method.
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>>12628959
pour it through a melita filter?
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home espresso machine for ~$1000 usd??
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>>12627944
>fat trans
disgusting
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>>12630231
I mean it doesn't taste as strong. I'll try that next. I did that with this next cup but it's diufferent beans but it's a bit better now. Going to go even finner.
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>>12622840
those things are horrifically maintained
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>>12630216
>I really don't like the flavor of hot brewed coffee poured on ice.

You're supposed to brew with half usual water and drip it over ice, which makes up the other half.
You want that coffe to cool as quickly as possible.
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So I got a really cheap nespresso pod machine and I'm a bit confused. If the pods only make 40-80ml of actual coffee, what am I meant to put in to make it a proper cuppa? Just water? Or am I meant to use like 4 pods?

I normally use a french press but a friend gave me a fuckton of pods so I figured why not.
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Drip black coffee with fresh ground of the pictured. Bought it as beans from Costco. It's alright, so we'll probably get more if it's still available once we're out of the current bag.
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>>12631523
It literally has espresso in the name.
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>>12631563
I don't know what that means. Does that mean espresso beans are different to beans without espresso in the name?
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>>12631565
Hint: espresso isn't the bean.
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>>12631568
So going back to my original question, am I meant to drink shit from the machine straight or water it down so it's like a coffee cup size?
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>>12631601
If you water it down it's an americano.
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>>12631601
‘drink’ your shit straight from the asshole like a real (gay) man
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>>12631601
Espresso is good, you should just drink it in a shot. It's a big hit of energy.
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>>12631523
An espresso is a concentrated coffee extract. You can get more concentrated in the form of ristretto, but let's not complicate things. Just know that there are more options if you want to get down to it. Now lots of people enjoy it in that concentrated form. Other people dilute it with steamed milk. That is a latte, or a cappuccino if it made less frothy then topped with pure froth and a sprinkling of powdered chocolate. Then there is the americano, which is an espresso expanded to the size of a mug by dilution with hot water. This takes the espresso and makes it resemble a coffee made by other means. By itself it is what you would probably think of as a black coffee. Sometimes people also add a splash of milk to make it resemble what you probably think of as a white coffee.
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Good morning, coffee bros
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>>12631983
morning.
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>>12629021
Havn't cleaned my valve for 25 years idiot keep living in fear of something that will never happen
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Recently with my chemex I've been noticing it takes 5 mins to drain no matter what my grind is at, I have never had this issue before, I realigned my burrs and checked for fines that could be clogging and found nothing. Just kind of weird that I can take my grind all the way to cold brew coarseness and it takes the same time as a far finer grind which leads me to believe it's an issue with the filters because I didn't start having this happen until I picked up the circles instead of the squares but that doesn't seem to make sense. Anyways, show me your favorite aeropress recipes since I've switched over because I'm sick of bitter ass bean water. Currently I do
>17g coffee ground to drip
>50g water, stir, bloom 30s
>150g pour, steep 1:30
>press 30s
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>>12631983
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Quick question but am I a pleb for always ordering iced coffee instead of “cold brew”? Just about every coffee place I go to in the area has both as separate menu items. Iced coffee is cheaper by $1-2 usually and maybe I’m a tastelet but I don’t notice much of a difference despite not using cream usually. What do you guys think? Is cold brew superior for the way it’s “cold brewed” instead of “hot brewed then chilled” because I really don’t give a fuck.

Pic hardly related, just a yelp image of an iced coffee and hopefully something else from my favorite coffee shop.
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>>12632613
cold brew is a meme.
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>>12632613
Cold brew is typically more concentrated and less acidic than iced.
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>>12632613
Cold brew is a brewing method. Iced coffee is a serving method. That is, iced coffee is hot brewed coffee served on ice. Cold brew coffee can be served hot if desired. This is simply semantics.

For the purposes of your question (since you only want coffee served cold), what this comes down to is the flavor profile stemming from the brewing method. Cold brew is going to be stronger with less bitterness and less caffeine. It costs more because they have to make it in batches a day ahead of time, as opposed to the hot brew coffee which can be made on demand. And perhaps just because they can charge more.

If you don't care about coffee and just want a cold drink and some caffeine, get the iced coffee. Especially if you put a bunch of syrup and such in it. But if you are going to drink it black, consider the cold brew.
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I enjoy high quality instant coffee. I find it way more smooth and less acidic than normal coffee. thoughts?
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>>12632745
high quality instant exists?
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>>12632765
I buy it locally sourced from a place that freeze dries their own brew. It starts with really good coffee so the end result is still really good
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>>12632769
interesting.
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>>12631992
Hello fellow pajeet
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>>12632775
b-but i'm white british. with a tiny bit of spanish.
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>>12632713
>cold brew has less caffeine
Figures why I was always so tired at my barista job last year where black cold brew was what I drank on shift to stay awake. I'll stick to iced coffee.
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>bought poverty coffee from sketchy discount grocerystore that only black people shop at
>hacienda brand instant coffee, 50-60 cups for $3, can't even find a picture online
>tastes nothing like coffee
>mild burnt flavor
>does not bring about dank shit-logs like real coffee does
>mildly concerned as to what is in it
i live in a dorm-style room, my "kitchen" is a minifridge, a microwave (not my choice), and a sink. minimal counterspace, already taken by an electric kettle (i'm teafag.) should i get a french press and storeground beans or something? what's the most minimal, inexpensive setup in this situation for decent coffee-tasting coffee?
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>>12633109
either that, aeropress or a moka pot. moka pot takes the least amount of time and effort.
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Coffee brewed kind slow again. At least a pinch of salt fixes it. Going to be opening a new batch soon.
>>12631983
Morning
>>12630407
I caught them late at night after being cleaned, and no I didn't leave a mess. Sometimes I go in and one is completely covered in sticky grounds at the bottom shute. Another time I went in someone over stuff one full of coffee beans without grinding it. I don't get how people can be so purposefully messy. Literally all you have to do is use the lever to get the rest of the grinds out into your bag after your done; verses not doing so and having a bunch of grinds fall out when the next person comes to use it and pulls the level to make sure its cleaned out before grinding.
>>12633109
Aeropress, French press or pourover cone. You can't do moka pot cause you need a stove. French press might be the least fussy. Although...
>>12632765
Yes and as >>12632769 mentioned you need to get instant coffee that was freeze dried from pre brewed coffee. Any other type of instant coffee is kinda sketchy.
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>bought some locally roasted coffee from a little stand at a farmers market
>It's actually really good
Dude sells his beans in fucking Mason jars though, anybody know a good thing to to hold the beans and keep them fresh?
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>>12633174
>>12633233
Interesting. Are electric moka pots any good?
I have a stove, it's just upstairs and shared, pain in the ass. worth it? is there a huge difference in electric versus stovetop moka pots?
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>>12633250
my oven is electric, so the hob is too. i have a bialetti venus. works fine desu.
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>>12633250
Never used the electric ones, but the ones I have seen seem to use a plastic top portion, and plastic and hot liquids is a no for me. You might also not have as much control over the brew method like you would with a stove top one, and would take up more space than a stove top one.
>its up stairs and shared, worth it?
That's up to you. I love the strong faux espresso brew that my moka makes. You would need to allow for 5-10 minutes of stove top time, as you need to set it to medium heat and let it warm up. You can prepare the hot water and fill the funnel while you let the stove heat.

The main disadvantage over the other options is that you need to make sure your grounds are a appropriate size as they directly affect the brewing process. If you are cheap like me, you can get decent but inexpensive beans ground at the grocery store for free so they are the right size.

You can either see if you like moka pots by buying a cheap 3 cup one at the grocery store from the ethnic section(at least in Publix they are) or dive in and get a $30 Biallati which are nicer built in my experience. They also come in a variety of styles from original silver octagon to colors like mine is(mines the Italian import). The video link goes over the best way to brew moka.
https://youtu.be/rpyBYuu-wJI
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>>12633235
get a coffee canister that is
opaque so it doesn't react to sunlight
air tight seals so it doesn't react to moisture/oxidize
vacuum sealed container to resist temperature changes

will cover about 99% of issues related to your freshness
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>>12633354
Man. coffee is a pain in the ass, isn't it?
thanks for post.
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>>12633519
It sounds more complicated than it is. But yes tea is slightly more chill.
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>>12633506
not him, bit this is on the way to me. https://www.thomsonscoffee.com/collections/kit/products/canister

based free coffee of the month https://www.thomsonscoffee.com/collections/coffee-of-the-month
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Alright im going to let you anons pick the next coffee I open. Should it be:

Red & blue Classico that has spicy flavour notes
*OR*
Orange Forte with wood & tobacco notes

>inb4 flavor notes are a meme
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>>12633542

Oro will always murder their lesser brands.
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>>12633547
I have whole bean of that one, but I'm saving it for last. Wanted to try arabica/robusta blends.
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Got a bean to cup machine that does the trick. Been thinking of buying one of those hipster vacuum thingies for lighter roasts.
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>>12633542
orange forte.
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drip coffee is nasty
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>>12633542
why do the lavazzas like the one on the left feel like a solid block? should feel soft desu. went to pick one up in the shop and it felt like a brick.
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>>12633588
Its "brick" coffee cause they vacuum seal it. It's to help keep it fresher longer.
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>>12633587

Drip coffee is the most honest coffee you'll ever taste. Better than french press. Espresso is great but not better.
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>>12633602
interesting. thanks lad.
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>>12633603
Drip coffee is hell for misers like me who cringe when they see more resources being used than required
A something like moka pot, or an espresso machine runs through grounds much slower
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>>12633587
it's also a minor investment compared to any sort of reasonable espresso
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Any recommendations for decaf whole beans?

I'm too beta for caffeine. My body can't handle it anymore
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>>12633959
Asking for coffee recommendations is a lot like asking for bread recommendations. Just shut the fuck up and go try shit
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>>12633959
>decaf
Try "neck yourself" blend
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>>12633991
Not that anon, but pic related. Just look for decafe that uses natural decaffation process. I forget what it is but I think they steam it or something. Any other decaffeination process uses chemicals and shit. Limit your search that way and you should get good results.
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>>12634044
>>12633959
Forgot to quote
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>>12622781
>what ya drinking
My standard burr ground drip filtered daily driver
>where's it from
Kenya Peaberry
>>getting any more
I have an arrangement with a friend who moved out to Kenya to ship me a month's worth of beans every month in exchange for a beer he likes that isn't readily available
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>>12634044
Swiss Water?
>>12634169
Based friend. What's the beer?
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>>12634186
>What's the beer?
Britbong here, and he's a man of the chalk like myself it's a firkin of Harvey's Sussex Best every year
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>>12634186
>Google's swiss water
Yeah that would work. Pretty much if you want to avoid anything using solvents avoid the first two processes listed on this wikipedia page.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decaffeination
Also drinktrade.com has roasters that offer decafe selections.
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>>12623167
You can buy water 'freshener' for rv's and tanks and such. You add a little to a full tank. Literally just bleach
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>>12634230
fellow britbong here.
>4%
eh. after drinking whisky for years, i struggle with lower abv beers. will try it if i see it.
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>>12634291
>water isn't a solvent
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>>12634316
>will try it if i see it.
Might not be your taste, we grew up on it together, both being from Lewes it's a core part of our drinking identity
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>>12634343
as long as it's not an ipa it'll be fine.
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>>12634318
Not disagreeing with you, that's just what wiki said.
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>>12633506
So why do bags of coffee have those little valves on them?
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>>12632477
I'm using one pretty similar to yours, tried shorter brew time before but didn't like it as it tasted kinda acidic/salty
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>>12634658
its a one way valve for CO2 release for build up of CO2 from beans inside bag
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>>12634675
Ah, okay. Should we look for that in a canister?
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Bump
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>>12634679
yes. they should have it anyway.
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>>12630366
I wonder how long it will take before mentally ill trannies start getting upset over the term trans fats.
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>>12633542
Orange forte
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I can see why Italians like robusta in their coffee. Its not nearly as sweet or complex flavor wise, but the bitter hardy flavor is comfy in a way.
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>>12638400
based. what coffee is it?
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>>12638421
Pic related. 30% robusta, the rest is arabica. Its not the most amazing coffee, and some of the flavor is gone after being opened for so long, but its interesting. When first opened it had flavors like camphor. For some reason reminded me of pepper trees being cut; though not in a shitty way since those trees are garbage. Now it kinda tastes a little woody, hints of dry cocoa, and some slighty sweet acid from the arabica. Not the best coffee, but its interesting.
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>>12634675
If I store my beans in an air tight container without a release valve, will it explode?
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How do I make my coffee bros, help me out
>>12638470
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>>12638480
Probably not. Unless your beans are super fresh and never degassed, they dont give off that much co2. Im not a physics expert, but it would take a fuck huge build up of pressure to make a canister explode.
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>>12638478
sounds very nice desu lad. i've got an el salvador coffee coming in a few days. when it's finished i'm ordering https://www.thomsonscoffee.com/products/full-french-1?_pos=1&_sid=7a9f3cc16&_ss=r
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>>12638485
>own a shaker
>not making Greek coffee
There was a better video, but can't find it. Pretty much take any strongly brewed coffee and put it in shaker. Add sugar and stir till mixed. ONLY THEN add ice. Shake it and pour out into glass. Rinse shaker and add milk and ice. Shake vigorously and strain milk foam onto coffee. Enjoy. Also know unless you use legit espresso your coffee isn't going to foam quite like that.
https://youtu.be/7vl7JDGlB4k
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>>12638501
Ah I remember you from the last thread. When I have money im going to message them to see if they ship across the pond.
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>>12638595
they don't sadly. but i think these guys do https://www.northern-tea.com/buy/indian-cherry-robusta/
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>>12638627
Oh, going to have to remember this.
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>>12638748
bookmark it lad.
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Coffee noob here, currently own a French press and looking into getting a pour over maker.
I’m wondering if getting one is even worth it, I mean couldn’t I just use a mason jar lid to secure a coffee filter to the jar then put my grounds in that and pour water over? Or is there some function that a pour over maker has that is 100% necessary
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>>12622819
>>12630407
>being this much of a fucking snob
Fuck off.
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>>12622897
>>12622924
>>12623235
These

>>12622904
Go back to Plebbit you fucking faggot
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Sup lads, I'm currently drinking pic related because it was on offer and I thought fuck it, let's try something new. It's alright. Not that bad. Made by the same company who make Kenco apparently, and Kenco's pretty good too. So yeah, not bad.
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>>12639223
>abloobloo I'm a caffeine cuck and I have shit taste on top of it :(
Cry more, subhuman.
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>He doesn't buy his coffee from a local roaster
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>>12639239
I'm this guy, I drink decaff - >>12639238

The fact that your attempt at an insult is literally false is poetic. Shows how much of a fucking faggot you are.
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>>12639255
I'm nit buying from a miserable cunt, so i order online instead. much more scope.
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>buying decaf
Do people really drink coffee for any reason other than the caffiene boost? Don't get me wrong, I like the taste and everything but the main reason I spend money on this shit in the first place is because I need it to function, not because I'm some elitist shithead who wants to sip on something other than water.

May as well just have an IPA.
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>>12639318
I don't feel a caffeine hit. It helps with my headaches
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>>12638956
You don't like your French press?
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>>12639383
I like it but I wanted to give the pour over a try, also I’ve heard that french presses make strong cups of coffee and I like coffee less strong
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>>12639339
Well that’s an actual reason to drink it then then, and it’s good you found something that helps your headaches that is actually decent for you.

In my view I see every food and beverage as fuel (or in your case medicine) with taste/flavor being secondary. You want your stuff to taste good but if there’s no reason to consume it then why the fuck would you unless you’re either A.) a fatass or B.) need to suck on something when there’s no dicks present? I suppose you are at least getting some water intake when you drink decaf coffee, but it’s pathetic how many grown ass adults can’t bring themselves to drink plain water and need their $6 cold brew and their mommy to wipe their ass so they don’t dehydrate.
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>>12633542
Going to be opening one tomorrow. So far 2 orange forte, 0 Red/blue classico. Anyone want to add?
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What food should I pair with a medium-roast Colombian pour over with apple-like acidity?
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>>12640998
A nice cheese with crackers, just something kinda salty. Or if you go sweet, something with honey or cream cheese.
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>>12641020
Cool, I'll probably go down the honey / cream cheese route, thanks.

This coffee is delicious but I've done everything to tone down its acidity so far but it's still up there. Thanks for your recommendation.
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Hi, I mostly drink espressos and lattes, but I think I've finally developed lactose intolerance.
Lactose-free milk is OK for lattes, but I've been trying with almond milk, but I found it too heavy in texture and too overpowering in taste. Is rice or soy any better? Or should I stick with LF milk?
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>>12638400
Colombia has made hybrids of robusta+arabiga that I find quite agreeable.
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>>12641066
Been a while before I have had soy milk, but I remember it having a stronger flavor than almond. Maybe try rice or oat.
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>>12641095
Hmmm... that sounds interesting.
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>>12641121
I think one is just called Cafe Colombia and the other is named after the man who started the hybridization process. My local groceries had some for a while during a South America product festival, but haven't seen it since (some a-hole at the lab stole it from the common area)
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no shit I just made coffee and here’s this thread.
I’m drinking starbucks grounds from safeway because I’m retarded. I won’t be getting more.
I only started drinking coffee on a boat a few months ago, which uses straight sysco industrial beans that taste like shit so I have no idea what I’m doing.
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should you wash your coffee mug?
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>>12641835
oh absolutely.
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Any recommended all in one drip/grinder machines? I realise it might be a gimmick but I like the idea of saving some space and being able to program the grind and start time.
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Anyone have a good recommendation for a coffee grinder? I have an automatic one I use, but it definitely isn't as good as like a burr grinder or a conical one. It's prime day and I figure I could probably get a deal on a nice one. The automatic one I have is from cusiniart, it's nice but it doesn't always give the best job. Some pieces aren't grinded up well, and it doesn't really get a good fine grind like for espresso or anything.
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>>12622781
Im drinking dauwe egberds.
From a old dripping machine.
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>>12642704
Does anyone have this? Or think it's good?
It's on a good sale, but I'm not sure if it's worth.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RXJYK3W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_ujClDbJ3WD4HB
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>>12642704
barazza encore.
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>>12642728
Instant coffee, In a drip machine?
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>>12642754
It's been that price for a while. Stop believing sales tactics, my dude.

https://www.joinhoney.com/shop/amazon/p/1_e4e614e21fb43b5b212d0b13ea41a7b6_e4e614e21fb43b5b212d0b13ea41a7b6#price-history
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>>12641835
Yes. People who try to "season" anything with coffee are delusional, coffee fundamentally can't form a polymerized layer, it's just dirty.
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Does black coffee refer to coffee with no milk and sugar or just no milk?
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>>12643009
both.
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>>12642704
I'm >>12622845
It's perfect for making 2 cups in my French press . If you want to make a larger pot you might want a larger capacity grinder though.
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New coffee today. Opening the bag it's a lot like Pascal's cremador, but more intense. Like it has a sticky, earthy, woody smell. Kind smells off putting in a way.
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>>12643541
you should look up the local coffee in your city/state

I like a bag of pete's but the flavor never compares to fresh roasted coffee from tinker or limelight here in my city

ofc you gotta have a little extra money but imo it's worth it. Then make it in a pour over or french press so that it doesn't get tainted with any old coffee oils that might be stuck in your drip.
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>>12643541
Tastes much like cremador, but way more intense. It doesn't have camphor as much as woody, I guess tarish, but not in a gross way. Less sweet than cremador.

Also, I don't get why robusta is vilified so much. Yeah, it's not as "sweet" as arabica, but its got a nice likeable heft. I kept sipping on it black before I realized I didn't add half&half. Ethier that or im just that bitter at this point.
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Niggas you need to be more aesthetic with your morning coffees
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>>12643612
based forte winning the poll and based robusta chad. sounds nice desu lad.
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>>12643618
>sideways pic
your coffee looks like a cup of milk
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>>12643576
You're not wrong, and I know of a few places, but I'm on a tight budget coming up. Figure I'd use the opportunity to find out the best basic bitch brick coffee.
>>12643618
Honestly would drink coffee outside, but in the late mornings its hot and humid and in the cooler mornings you get devoured by mosquitoes.
>>12643670
It is desu.
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>>12643541
Dark roast is all nice and well, just know that the darker the roast, the easier it is to hide substandard beans.

>>12643612
Robusta makes for excellent dark roast.
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>>12643684
It's called crema. You get that layer with a proper machine.
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>>12643692
>can only buy 2 x 250g bags
weird, seems hard to find in the uk.
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>>12643747
I have seen packaging for bigger bulk buys like you mentioned, but in the states its just all individual. Works for me. I like the variety.
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>>12643956
no worries lad, ebay has single bags. based.
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>>12643618
>>12643692
Are you guys neets? When I have my coffee at home it's 5am and dark af outside
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>>12645705
Oh no, I have 5am coffee sometimes depending on my shift. Part time cashier, part time food delivery. Had a lovely rage attack since apparently my car is now suddenly too old for even ubereats. Now awaiting postmates stuff to come in.
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5 am coffee be hittin different
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morning lads.
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>out with some friends in the early-mid afternoon, someone mentions wanting coffee
>friend insists on using his starbucks app on his phone so we can order there and just pick it up
>would rather go to a cafe nearby but whatever, i'm not usually too picky about where we get it
>have him order me an iced coffee with a small amount of whole milk as it's fucking sweltering
>get there and pick it up, there is clearly sugar in it
>when i ask the lady behind the counter, she says their recipe has sugar by default and they only don't put it in if you specifically ask

what in the name of fuck is this? is this normal? why would you add sugar to something by default?
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Why are big store beans usually "glossy" looking and niche local roasted beans "matte" looking?
Are lighter roasts supposed to be acidic/sour?
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>>12647564
Because Starbucks clients are basic bitches that can't into bitterness. Also merica. If they are dumb enough to add sugar after its cold, just set your straw higher to avoid it.
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>>12647610
Glossy beans is just a darker roast, the oils inside the bean turned runny with the heat and seeped out to the surface of the bean.
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>>12647729
Makes sense, thanks
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comfy desu lads. will try them tomorrow.
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>struggle for months to find a local roaster (not really a thing around here)
>finally find one with decent prices and variety
>coffee is fresh and delicious, buy a couple of bags every month
>time passes, prices start to go up, they start selling month-old roasts, service is very shitty since it's pretty much a couple selling from their apartment
>finally fed up with their bullshit, go back to store brand beans
holy shit it's disgusting how did I drink this
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>>12647865
you become accustomed to it.
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>>12647881
I sure hope I do because I'm stuck with it
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>>12647904
can you not order beans online?
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>>12647908
No idea where to order from
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>>12647910
hmm, do a google search?
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Brews a little sour today. Also apparently I needed to make a new ubereats account to continue delivery, since my og account was for rideshare and my car is too old.
>>12647279
>>12647811
>>12647273
Morning anons.
>>12647811
Sounds like a nice summer coffee desu. How good are those airtight coffee canisters? Been debating on getting one.
>>12647910
>drinktrade.com doesn't exist
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>>12648069
sour due to the grind size or something else? based old car. i don't know if it's suitable for a moka, but it came free with the canister so eh. it seems to work fine. one-way valve. just press a button to release it.
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>>12648104
No, might be cause bricks change in flavor after they ate first opened. Hmmm, I'll keep thinking about that canister. Only coffee that sucks in a moka pot are super acidic coffees.
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>>12647910
Try Passenger coffee. They're one of the best.
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>>12648130
interesting. yeah, i'm going to avoid light roasts. cannot be bothered buying another device for light roasts.
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>>12648229
Oh no, you can brew light roasts in a moka pot. Done it several times with good results. Only time I got bad results was when I brewed Orens Twin bridges, and that wasn't a light roast I think. Its more to do with the end result of the acid content of the bean than the roast itself.
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>>12648282
i see. i'll bare that in mind. but desu i'm not really enamoured by floral/acidity and such like.
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>>12648294
Fair reason.
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>>12648295
once the el salvador is out of the way, i'll order the 100% robusta roast, report back and go from there.

>tfw seen conflicting views on moka pot brewing
place x says turn the heat source off when it starts boiling but keep on on the heat source until the 'fountain' bit starts, then apply cold water, but place y says turn the heat source off and remove the pot from the heat source when it starts boiling.
wat do?
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>>12648313
Try both and see which you like better.
Or switch to a phin for similar coffee with far less hassle.
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>>12648384
thanks lad.
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>>12648313
What I do is preheat electric HOB on medium heat and leave it there till brewing is done. I put in boiling water in the bottom and immediately put it on the stove. I watch the brew speed and depending on factors take it off either right before it starts to fountain or right as it does, and run cold water on the pot. I immediately pour into mug. Pouring hot water into is best cause it limits the time on the stove which limits the chance of burning the coffee.
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>>12648621
thanks lad.
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>>12647925
>>12648069
>>12648187
I'm not in the US. I'm not aware of any sites that ship freshly roasted coffee worldwide
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>>12649293
Oh, sorry about that. You euro or UK?
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>>12649293
try rave coffee.
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Ausfags, any recs for what to put in my moka?
Mostly using Vittoria Oro and Mountain Grown from Coles atm.
Anything to pick up from Euro specialty joints or fruit shops?
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>>12649993
Lavazza bricks, obviously.
Qualita rossa if you can find it, crema e gusto otherwise.
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>>12650027
Cheers.
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>>12625758
>>12625797
>>12631983
>>12632534
>>12639255
post more coffee frogs for my collection
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>>12622840
If you find one at an affordable price.
These are the ones I like.
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Who else /eats coffee beans/ here?
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>>12651942
Just you. I bet you also eat chips of lead paint.
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>>12651944
I do.
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>bought used nespresso machine at GF's request and because I'm an idiot
>put descaler through
>rinse it
>water comes out cloudy
>rinse it TEN more times
>water still coming out cloudy

What the fuck do I about this? Just run through a shitton more descaler and rinse it even more? How is the fucking thing taking clear water and pissing it out cloudy?
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>>12652251
Ok so the clouds turned out to be bubbles, but I swear that shit still tastes a little funny.
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>>12652275
It's Nespresso. It's always going to taste funny.
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>>12651675
That looks nice, but I figured if I ever got one, I'd get one of those $200 burr grinders.
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>>12652251
>not using reverse osmosis water in the first place.
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>>12647811
>>12648069
Made a coffee with these beans this morning for my moka pot. Very good beans desu. There's a nice jammy fruitiness to the coffee.
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>>12652730
>jammy
That's one of the flavors I want to try more of. "Chocolatey" coffee gets boring after a while.
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>>12653104
apparently it's a medium roast. dunno if you will get that with light roasts too. this is the first coffee i have grinded myself
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>>12622796
Hadn't thought of that, sounds like a good solution as long as it tastes the same.
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>>12622781
>tfw 8pm
>tfw desperately want that after dinner cup o joe
>tfw sleep schedule is fucked up to high heavens, and this will only make it worse
>tfw situation is so bad, I have to take leaves from work just to spend the whole day in bed, resting and recovering from full body aches
That's it brothers I'm going for it. To hell with the future
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I mainly do poor over or french press when I have company. I really want to get an espresso machine but I have a question about the grinder. Should I/Do you have a dedicated grinder for espresso and a dedicated grinder for pour over and coarser? Or do you have a single grinder that can do both (a jack of all trades but a master of none).
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>>12627002
Folgers.
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>>12653739
Mine grinds from Turkish coffee to French press and the grind is consistent at every setting
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>>12653739
i dunno lad. i've read that the encore can do both, but others say you should have a separate grinder for espresso.
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This is my smart grinder. It goes from coarse to turkish.
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>>12653913

Interior.
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>>12653739
>(a jack of all trades but a master of none)
Really only applies to low end grinders like a Hario Skerton, and even then it's just because they're too cheap to put a bracket in to hold the burr steady on coarser grinds.
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I always post this as a meme, but today life is shit and I do want to enjoy my're coffee if nothing else.
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>>12654918
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>>12654954
>shopping a shop
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>>12655162
Uasally when that image gets posted it brings out three grammar nazis, so I figured I beat them to it.
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rate my coffee station /ck/
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>>12655530
the equipment is nice but upgrade those beans.
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>>12655710
i like it but the crema leaves a bit to be desired and the taste is good, but nothig more. the kilo costs me about 15€
what would you recommend that is fit for a portafilter?
just happens that i got a 10€ coupon for a website selling all kinds of coffee so I'd love to hear some recommendations
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>>12622781
please somebody help. whats the best beans for cold brew that I can buy in bulk?
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>>12655900
actually, scratch that best beans for ice coffee and appetite suppressing?
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>>12655834
Crema is literally the worst part of espresso, it's just CO2 bubbles and tastes bitter as shit. But forreal how can you spend so much on an espresso machine but run stale grocery store beans through it? You don't have to go full third wave light roast single origin elitist, but at least buy something fresh.
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>>12655916
They're not that bad. Also they're relatively fresh. I used some beans from local and foreign roasteries but they were like 35€ to 50€ the kilo and the taste, although being better didn't justify the expense. Also the additional shipping costs.
The equipment is nice but not luxury, i have the machine for nearly 5 years without a problem, and the grinder for about two. Didn't buy them because they're fancy but because they are built to last.
Still looking for a reasonably priced coffee tho..
What about Lavazza Qualità Oro?
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>>12655963
>relatively fresh
Beans stale about two weeks off roast
>local and foreign roasteries
There's no way your local shop is that much more expensive than lavazza, and the fact you get it fresh with more variety makes it worth it in my book, you've already got a pretty good setup so why not stretch your appreciation for coffee?
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>>12655963

You're going to start drawing in pretentious cockflaps any minute now. They're going to get you to source your beans to a certain region in colombia and have Lisa roast them for you. Oro is just fine. The red banner Lavazza is kinda shit though.
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>>12656010
>There's no way your local shop is that much more expensive than lavazza
I mean I get it but I make around 6 shots a day, most of them for cappuccino. I'm the only one in the household who'd notice the difference in taste and appreciate it.
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>>12656096
>6 shots a day
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>>12622781
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWuyrlXI7nA
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Did my first cold brew today and it basically tastes like the iced coffee I make using UCC Blend 117. I used a medium roast Arabica blend with a ratio of around 6:1, 20 hours.

Did I fuck something up? I mean, it's not bad or anything, just not as strong and full-bodied as my iced instant coffee.
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how's my moka pot grind? mine on the left, from a store ground for moka on the right. i'm using a bodum bistro, two clicks from espresso grind.
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>>12657587
and this grind was done on the penultimate setting.
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>>12657636
forgot pic.
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>>12628959
You’re delusional go to the infirmary
>>12628985
If you do everything right you have nothing to worry about
>>12629021
Retrograde it with something more stable
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Sup
Im a humble student living alone
What is the best coffee i can get?
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>>12658139
Try to find a local roaster who knows what he's doing. In fact, any locally roasted coffee is better than most supermarket brands in terms of sheer freshness
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>>12658139
Get a decent pour over. Shouldn't break the bank.
Then get a halfway decent grinder.
As for beans, shop around and see what you like within your budget.
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I want something simple. I don't have time in the morning fiddling around with temperatures and so on. I was thinking about the clever coffee dripper.
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>>12658139
If you want to be cheap pick your starter: French press, pourover, moka pot. Get your beans grinded to the consistency you need at a grocery store with grinders; its not ideal, but whole beans are sometimes cheaper, you'll have access to more choices, and you can get the correct ground. Also invest in a cheap stove kettle and a electric thermometer depending on the style you chose.
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>>12653913
Looks nice man.
>>12655530
Nice espresso machine. Home capachinos are comfy.
>>12657587
>>12657641
Im starting to wonder if I grind my moka grind courser than most as well.
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>>12658139
Biggest part of your budget should go to a grinder. You'll want conical burr instead of blade chopper for even and consistent grinds.
If you've got a lot of free time in the morning you can save a bit of cash with a manual grinder, but if you need a fine grind for moka or pour-over it might not be worth it.
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>>12658139
Aeropress, then invest in a decent electric grinder. I think it's the least hassle way of making decent coffee. Beans you can get from a local shop, but check online stores for cheaper ones. Though when I was still a student I drank more of japanese instant coffee than aeropress coffee just because there was absolutely no work involved (plus it didn't taste half bad)
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>>12658253
i'll have a look at a grind chart i suppose.
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>""""coffee consultant""""
https://youtu.be/hJE3gJ6I8bE
I like how he doesn't even try to brew it.
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>>12658348
>moka pot dates back to "a few centuries ago"
>look for loose-leaf tea at your local coffee shop
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>>12658401
I mean some coffee shops do sell tea, but yeah. Also that was a dingy looking moka pot. Fucking handle was burnt.
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>>12659936
He meant HIS moka pot dates back to a few centuries ago
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>>12659963
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>>12656975
Try a darker roast. Also I think some instant coffee uses robusta which is a stronger flavor than arabica.
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>>12627002
instant, type 1, 2, and 3
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>>12660079
>dark roast robusta
>stronger taste
What is it with boomers calling more bitter coffee "stronger"
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>>12622781
I just got this in the mail a moment ago. Excited to try it tomorrow. It has a 97/100 rating on Coffee Review <https://www.coffeereview.com/review/rukera-kenya/>.
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bonjour mes amis des cafés
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>>12630097
yeah most likely your pre-ground coffee was an espresso grind, which I personally find is too fine for regular brew, makes the coffee bitter and too strong, but maybe you prefer that taste. like the other anon said, just try and grind it as fine as the other stuff.
also can just be variations, different beans have different strength and flavors
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>>12633109
desu prolly a ceramic cone with filter papers is the least effort and best bang for your buck. get one on amazon for cheaper than any of the other options and get a box of filters for like $2. easiest method that doesn't require any waiting around or special techniques and by far the easiest cleanup. just toss the filter in the trash and rinse the cone and you're done.
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>>12633587
>muh im a real coffee afishyanado i hate drip coffee
>le meme 'im addicted to caffeine' meme name coffee beans
i don't understand how plebbitors will always be so easily recognizable
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>>12641835
coffee has oils in it which go rancid.
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>>12643743
that's not crema that's just milk crema is orange and brown
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>>12660642
>doesn't require waiting around or techniques
What? Pourover you're standing over your cup for 3 minutes minimum and making sure to pour in even concentric circles at a steady pace. it easily requires the most work of any form of brewing
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>>12633587
>breville
>syrup pumps
Kill yourself
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>>12641835
I got lazy to wash the mug the other day and coffee taste like shit
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>>12660252
Didn't mean it had to be dark roast robusta. Isn't cold brew uasally done with darker roasted beans? The whole flavor point of cold brew is emphasis on hearty roasted bitter flavors since you can't pull out the acidic notes. Also if anon is use to instant, and as far as I know instant tends to use robusta, they might want to cold brew that instead of arabica.
>>12660439
Sounds tasty. How are you going to brew it?
>>12660571
Looks comfy
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>>12660079
Thanks. Ordering a few dark roasts now. I needed to restock on beans for my normal brewing anyway.
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>>12661351
youve got it a little backwards, it's done with darker roasts because it pulls out less bitterness and is therefore smoother for dark roasts, lighter roasts tend to maintain their acidity and come off as much brighter without as much bitterness, which can tend to leave them thin because there's not much to balance it out. Otherwise yeah it is typically done with darker roasts but that's because cold brew generally makes worse tasting coffee into something enjoyable, I misunderstood what you were saying initially



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