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Human Bean Coffee coming to my 'hood. Any good?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Whatizitman, Feb 25, 2021.

  1. drumtime

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    We don't have much choice of chains around here. A bunch of Starbux, but I'd get McDonalds coffee before theirs. I don't go for any of the fancy drinks - just coffee in a cup. Starbux usually only serves Pikes Place after lunchtime, and that stuff is vile. You can get a pour over, but that's often lukewarm by the time you get it. Not worth it for me.

    +1 on finding a local roaster who knows what they're doing (not all do). They will often have more varieties to choose from, which lets you dial in what tastes best to you. The closer you are to the roasting time, the better the coffee you'll make with the beans.
     
  2. Nickfl

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    Well, the name is horrible...
     
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    Local roaster? Where I live I'm spoiled for choice for local, independent coffee roasters. But for espresso, I haven't found anything to match, never mind beat bigcoffeecorp Lavazza Rossa, which I can buy in 1kg bags much cheaper than the artisan stuff.

    Maybe the independent roasts and single origin stuff shines in a French press or similar type of brew.
     
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    I thought you were tripping. Never heard of that chain.
     
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    Nuthin' wrong with Starbucks coffee, but then I like McDonald's coffee so maybe I'm weird.
     
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    Not a one in the state, but we're lousy with good local drive-thru coffee here (and Starbucks, so I say bring 'em on).

    Their franchising approach seems pretty equitable, not that I have a wide basis for comparison: https://thehumanbean.com/franchise/
     
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    The first Human Bean I ever saw (or heard of) was in a maybe 6 foot by 8 foot trailer on the side of the road at the very top of the mountain pass between Klamath Falls and Medford Oregon. I wondered what kind of business they did there.
     
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    Only if it's made with real humans
     
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    The challenge is that that is true when it is true. There are lots of little coffee places that roast and serve and the coffee is inconsistent (go three times and order the same thing and each time it varies by a good margin) when I traveled all over, I got leery of local coffee places because some were fantastic and others sucked big time and cost a lot more too and had crummy service to boot.

    The coffee I buy is roasted about 8 miles from my house. But, it ships overnight (for me, they just drop it at my door) but for folks all over the country, they could have it in a day or so and I think that is plenty fresh...

    But, the range of expectations is all over the map for each of us. For me, I want consistency, so I know what to expect, I want it strong enough to defend itself (stealing from Tom Waits) and I want it simple and easy to order.

    So, I mostly make it at home.
     
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    You guys leave your basements?

    I'm limiting my exposure until I get both shots.
     
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    Human Beinz???? No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.........Nobody But Me!
     
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    My wife likes to buy coffee out, I refuse to....if I want it, I'll make it at home and it's fine. Been cold-brewing since Christmas, absolutely great stuff, but takes more coffee and 12 - 14 hours before it's ready, which yields like 1.6 quarts.....will usually transfer that to another container after removing the grounds and start another, just to stay on top of it....it'll last easily a few days in the fridge if tightly sealed.
     
  13. getbent

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    double masking bro, its a thing.
     
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    Why not five then *smirk*
     
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  15. getbent

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    you are a genius! I'm going 'stay alive, wear five'

    I am sitting in my office at work... I love driving through for coffee.
     
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