Coffee, so what is your favorite brew??

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Shuster, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. Peregrino69

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    My fav for may a year has been Jamaica Blue Mountain. Devilishly hard to get here... if we're lucky, one local shop (well, chain) gets it for the Christmas. We haven't been lucky for a few years now. A new favorite of mine is Ugandan Sipi Falls coffee. I've never ever tasted anything else like it.

    Both those are rare and expensive, so they're for the special moments. My usual, everyday coffee is just a local cheap arabica. Freshly ground it's actually pretty good :)
     
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    My favorite for many years.... Friends and family gift me all kinds of stuff... but, this in the burr grinder, then in the coffee maker or percolator and I am in coffee heaven.
     
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    Not my favorite, but this is what we drink 'round here...

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    We had a family holiday in Japan last year and that kicked off my interest in green tea. Currently I'm drinking Costco green tea

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    (Ito En is the largest distributor of green tea in Japan, too.) I also like the tea with roasted rice in it.


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    One day I'll work myself up to the whole ceremonial matcha routine:

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    These days, it's usually Lavazza Perfetto or humble Medaglia d'Oro in my moka pot, or Kicking Horse Three Sisters brewed by pour-over. One of our local roasters, Topeca Coffee, does a seasonal blend called Sweater Weather that I have been enjoying, too.
     
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    I have recently settled on Caribou French Roast - somebody gave me some Peets French roast recently and I was surprised at how good it is.

    For those who belong to Sams Club I discovered that you can order stuff (coffee) they dont sell in the store, online.
     
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    Same here. We drink A LOT of coffee...actually maybe a bit too much. The Folger's Columbian in our Bunn drip machine is our every day power drinking brand. We save the fancy $ coffee for the weekends.
     
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    Another favorite is from any local greek coffee shop. They usually make gallons and gallons and have got the formula down.
     
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    help me understand the idea of 1/2 caff coffee? either all or none is my motto. Well to be fair my motto is more caffeine. I have an espresso machine next to my desk, don't even have to get up to make a cup. it's all or nothing for me.
     
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    I'm pretty proletarian in my coffee tastes... Columbian is fine, though I try to stick to arabicas if I can. In better times, I might get more adventurous with African or Indonesian varietals (freshly ground and french pressed) but most of the time, Columbian drip coffee suits me fine.

    I miss the days when I'd just pop out of bed, wide-awake and ready to go. I think I was still in grade school.
     
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    anything in the coffee family that is not starbucks ( smells like a cats box to me and tastes the same) or anything that did not squeeze through the anus of a civet cat!
     
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    Whatever Mrs. 1952 finds on sale at Kroger or Aldi, sometimes Folgers, sometimes Starbucks...about all taste fine while having a cup with her by the fireplace...
     
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    Coffee is my one remaining but hopeless addiction. At home, my favorite is Maui Red Rooster. Insanely expensive, but worth it.
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    We buy Salvadoran Estate Peaberry from Fairway when it's in season. It's close enough at half the price. At work, I use Illy dark drip in a French press.
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    Press coffee typically calls for a coarser grind but I've found this one tyo be the best.
    Other coffees? My wife and I have been disappointed too often. Life's too short to drink bad coffee.
     

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    Whatever's cheapest, black.


    It's coffee.
    It doesn't need any frau-frau foo-foo unseemly silliness.
     
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    Since we're civilised people I suggest working this out ... with a cage match!

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    I like a medium roast arabica. I've have been around the horn with the fancy-pants roasts and always come back to Eight O'Clock.
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    Me too. Delicious, dark but not burnt, and widely available.
     
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    The keys for me are freshly roasted (but not over-roasted) whole beans, water temp no more than 180 deg F,
    and French Press. Coffee making methods that heat up the water higher than that result in more bitter alkaloids
    coming out during the brew. That's why old school percolators and Mokkas tend to make more acid-y coffee.

    I also notice that our local gourmet roasters do not over-roast the beans. When I grind stuff like Peet's or
    Starbucks in my hand burr grinder, they grind really easily because they are so toasted. When I use locally
    sourced, micro-batch beans such as from our local HandleBar or Dart coffee companies, they are much
    more resistant to grinding in my hand burr grinder and produce a much richer, more complex brew.

    I tend to look for more local roasters, but I also look for what's on sale. I can drink almost any coffee, but
    at home I make the good stuff and it's certainly still cheaper than buying it retail. Since I drink coffee straight black,
    I look for medium and lighter roasts although I'll do the dark roasts, too. IMO the super dark roasts like
    Major Dickason's, French Roast, or Italian Roast were really designed to be optimized when drunk with lots of milk and/or
    sugar, such as French style Cafe au Lait. When coffee is drunk straight black, no sugar, a lighter roast allows more
    of the nuances to really come through--- nuances that are pretty much drowned in milk and sugar.

    FWIW most of the professional coffee bean buyers use French Press and drink it straight black when they
    are tasting beans for sourcing.
     
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