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Coffee enthusiasts anyone?!

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by jannodude, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. jannodude

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    Here's my coffee setup:
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    The grinder was a gift from my wife (girlfriend then), scale and french presses were purchased around the same time in 2014.

    Please share your coffee equipment/tools!
     
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    Great stuff!
    Love it!
    Luckily, I’m easy to please.
    Perc’ed, dripped, French pressed, or Keurig all work for me.
    Anything but Starbucks.
     
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  3. Mistercharlie

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    AeroPress ftw.
     
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    Beeing a finn I might be an enthusiast, because I think that Finns drink more coffee than anyone else in the world..?
    We have survived with just two devices. Our primary coffeemaker is an electrolux machine, that has a container for beans. It can be used for beans or for grounded coffee. But if I'm home alone, I use our "Dolce Gusto piccolo cooker".
    I don't use anything (like milk or sugar) in my coffee. If it doesn't taste without anything, then it's not good or well made.
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    I cannot palate the light/medium/dark roast Starbucks pumps out. It has no flavor profile at all IMHO. Over roasted/burnt flavor is how I would describe it. I'm normally a Peets guy, I would treat myself with Blue Bottle (Oakland/San Francisco based coffee) here and then.
     
  7. Paul Jenkin

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    Although I come from a nation of tea drinkers, I do like a good cup of coffee. However, I can't seem to make (or get) a really decent cup where I live and I think the problem is the local "hard" water supply. It's also full of chlorine, fluorine and other stuff that you can actually taste.

    Starbucks' coffee always tastes "burned" to me and, like the other high street coffee shops, it is ridiculously expensive. I've suggested to my wife that we should buy a supply of mineral water for our hot drinks but, for the amount we'd need, it'd be expensive and heavy to carry.
     
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    Get a Brita filter. It's essential to good tea and coffee.
     
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    We've tried that, and it does make things a bit better, but the amount of chemical treatment our water still seems to taint the coffee more than tea. We've also tried a lot of different ground coffee options. Espresso is the least problematic as it's so strong - but I'm buzzing for hours if I have a couple of those!
     
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    Finns have been used to make coffee of "light brown" beans = light or medium roast and that's quite bitter coffee. On holidays (=out of the country) I remember that coffee used to be better and better by the longer distance from FInland. People have nowdays changed to darker beans (= more roasted). That makes the coffee taste smoother.
    I think that earlier, when we (finns) drank a lot of bad coffee, we used to call our coffee with degrading names like petrol, or tar, or even as "corpse ablution". And still we drinked it a lot?
     
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    My goto for a single cup. 16g drip grind. One minute steep. One minute press.
     
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    We have an instant hot water tap and use a hario drip cone. We drink Peets Major Dickason, which I first discovered long ago as grad student at Berkeley.
     
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    Love me some cold pressed coffee made in my French press. 3 cups water, 3scoops coffee and a little honey over night. Yes I microwave to heat it up in the morning, but it’s so smooth.......
     
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    I too live in Essix, and don't drink the water unless it has beer in it. A decent water filter is always handy.
     
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    Main requirement: Beans that have been roasted days ago, not months.
     
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    Burr grinder, aeropress, Peet's Major Dickason's - great coffee, simple and effective.
     
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    I work in a hotel, and we recently installed a full-on coffee bar. Since nobody else can palate a pure espresso, I became the de-facto espresso tester. I've learned to love it!

    We sat through a couple hour training course and the entire front desk staff (and me, in maintenance) are now certified baristas! They wanted me to be there for when the inevitable problems occur. But, I've tried making coffee to the same spec at home, and it's WAY too strong. They recommended a 17:1 ratio of water to coffee, and that comes out to be on the order of 10 scoops at home...my normal pot in the morning is only 3.

    Anyway, I've taken to hitting all of the local coffee shops on my days off and trying out their espresso, just to have a basis of comparison...surprisingly, we're not the worst espresso in town.
     
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    IMG_3063.JPG I an all day coffee drinker!

    I've tried about every type of system for making it.

    A few years ago I switched to a stainless steel stovetop percolator. It's the best tasting coffee I've ever had. The smell is also wonderful and fills the house.

    I buy beans whole and grind them very course. After its perced I transfer it to a Stanley thermos to keep it super hot while I make another pot.

    Also, it's very cheap and maintenance free.
     
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