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Post your favorite brew method, beans, roasters etc.

Going through the yirga from Happy Mug at the moment. Pretty gud.
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I don't know why people get autistic about brewing methods. You just stir a teaspoon of your favorite brand into boiled water, then add some milk. It's so fucking easy, and as good as if not better than anything you get from a cafe.
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fuckit whatever
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>>7256450
clueless lmfao

nothing personnel.............. kid
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>>7256450
>milk
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>>7256442
I really want to get a Chemex but I've never had a cup and don't know if the price and work is worth the price and effort.
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>>7256496
if you live in the united states it makes sense to get over a hario v60 because coffeeshops and whole foods sell the filters. i have a v60 and am forced to buy filters online. you really cant go wrong with chemex. not hard at all. you need to get a good gooseneck kettle and any cheap scale that is big enough for it to sit on.
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>>7256506
I can get the filters on amazon but that's also a plus if I can buy them in the store. Is a cup really that much better from a chemex?
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>>7256513
Well what are you brewing with right now?
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>>7256515
Regular automatic drip.
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>>7256518
Yes it will be much better. You will be able to control brewing temp and speed. colder and faster brewing means brighter, cleaner and more acidic. hotter and slower means more base flavor and stronger/more bitter. On average any auto drip machine will use too hot of water. You'll be able to experiment and figure out what technique works best for your taste.

I also highly recommend trying out some higher end roasters. My favorites at the moment are Heart in portland and Elixr in philadelphia.
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>>7256525
What's the flavor consistency of those brewers? What does it taste like?
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>>7256530
Well of the others that i have tried, stumptown, reanimator, panther, blue bottle, counter culture, intelligentsia, the other 2 i mentioned i have loved every single time. the flavor profile is specific to the bean's origin itself.

the others on my list are also great but just not guaranteed to be great in my opinion
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>>7256535
I'll do some more research on it. Thanks for the info.
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>>7256541
no problem
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>tfw your grinder is already making weird noises and threatening to burn out
I hope walmart lets me return this piece of shit, the grinding chamber is already opaque from the number of times I've washed it this month.
Is krups any good?
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>>7256450
Why is there one of these faggots in every single coffee thread?

This is a cooking board. I don't care if it takes 5 minutes to make a good coffee when I can very clearly tell the difference between it and instant.

Plus I enjoy making coffee...
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Espresso, consumed standing. Perhaps a cappuccino if its before 11am.
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>>7256716
you don't enjoy extra work
you enjoy the special spotlight
autist
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>>7257566
How have our standards of what counts as trolling or bait fallen this far?
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Can anyone tell me the technical term for this thing? Some sort of stovetop cappuccino maker. It's an unsolicited but useful gift from my mother.
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>>7258662
looks like a workshop lubricant grease dispenser
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>>7257575
/tv/ and /r9k/ have slowly emigrated here
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Drinking Boyer's Kona Blend from my 17oz Bodum press this week. My grandparents ALWAYS drank Boyer's because it's right down the street from them. Figured I'd try everything they roast.

Is gud
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I'm trying Turkish coffee, is there anything I need to know?

>1:1 ratio of finely ground coffee to water
>add coffee and sugar before boiling
>boil slow
>let foam rise, then settle, repeat
>pour
>drink
>pick coffee out of teeth for 10 minutes

What did I miss?
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>>7259324
Let it settle in the pot before you pour it into cups and then let it settle again in the cups, also make sure your capable of grinding finer than donald trumps hair before even attempting turkish.
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>>7256716
learn to recognise bait.
also, if there's no difference in opinion then no opinions are shared, therefor no discussion.

>>7258662
let's see what's inside.
to me it simply looks like a boiler. the wand on the left for hot water and the wand on the right for releasing steam used to texture milk, like for a cappuccino. i doubt that it would used to make coffee, but of course i could be wrong.
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>>7256496
>>7256506
Buying filters off of amazon is fukken easy just order some when you get low
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>>7256442
I drink mine muddy.
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>>7258662
Looks like a standalone steam wand. You can get yourself a moka pot for fauxespresso for espresso drinks.
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>>7259396
I ground it at the store, it had a setting for "Turkish," that should be fine, right?
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>>7256442
There are people in this thread who don't own an aeropress.
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>>7258662
If you're putting it in the milk to make it foam up it's a steam wand. I'm about 99% sure of it, I've just never seen a home owned steam wand before.
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Masterrace
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>>7260475
Most likely. The grinders at cafes are usually bretty damn gud. I've heard (because I've never had turkish) that the grind should feel like flour.
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anyone have experience with this? I think it would be nice to get for the summer.
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>>7260490
>>7259526
For those still interested. Just made a shot. Thanks. I'd been looking all around to see if there's a particular name or place associated with them.
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Plz halp guise:
I've finally graduated to 'proper' coffee and bought a French Press. (I resisted for years and stuck with instant because I thought it was one of those things where once you do it you can't go back. I'd been having Azera Americano instant every morning for the past two years. Nice and warm and rich.)

But all the coffee I've made with the French Press is turning out nasty and bitter as fuck.
>using a 3 cup 0.35 litre/12 oz Bodum press
>was using 3 scoop spoon things, and brewing for 5 mins - horrible horrible
>reduced to 2 scoop spoons and 3 mins brewing time - still horrible

What the hell should I do now? Further reduce amount of coffee? Or brewing time? It's not the type of coffee surely because I've gone through 3 brands now. Pic related.
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>>7262541
If you're talking about that bodum scoop that comes with their presses, I use 2.5 scoops for 0.5L of water.

The water should be hot, but not boiling.
If the grounds start to bubble up violently and/or the heat from the water starts burning your hand from pouring it, it's too hot and you're burning the grounds.
I really should buy a thermometer to get the optimal temps...
After that, you should brew for 3 minutes.
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>>7261647
odd. it seems like it doubles as a moka pot AND a milk steamer.
i haven't seen one before but if you google "stove top milk steamer" you'll get results with similar looking devices.
kind of want one now.

also, pro tip (based on moka pot observations), in that pic it looks like your grind is too fine. and you're possibly using too much and/or not screwing it together tight enough. there's a lot of coffee on the wrong side of the seal, many of the holes seem blocked, and the chunk of spent grind that's left looks a bit dry. maybe you're using a flat blade 'grinder'?
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>>7262541
>I've finally graduated to 'proper' coffee
>and bought a French Press
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>>7260976
It results in very strong, concentrated coffee in my limited experience with it. I much prefer vacuum coffee
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I like Nestlé Gold instant coffee, personally.

How do you nerds have the energy to do all this.
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>>7262669
a little bit of passion goes a long way, i guess.
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>>7256525
Green dragon roasters will send you two free samples as well
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>>7262669
It's just interesting.
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>>7262660
it's meant to be diluted
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>>7262642
Oh right on, thanks. I've been grinding beans espresso fine, looks like I should go medium.

Man, I googled for an hour and found 1 picture of the same device with 2 arms. "Old Bellman's Moka pot, maybe". Awesome.

Cleaned it out the best I could.... I'll see how I do in the morning. Should I tamper the grounds at all?
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>>7263396
*tamp

and no, just shake it so they level out
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>>7262669
Instant coffee tastes like a chemical factory now. It tastes like you strained the ghost of a coffee bean through Joseph Priestly's asshole and ground it into a weird powder.

Pre ground coffee tastes like staleness and sawdust. All the complexity is lost within hours of grinding, and it becomes just anonymous, bland black caffeine.

Really it doesn't matter nearly as much how you make coffee as that you make the fucking coffee, and don't let some corporation in a huge factory make it for you, three months before you drink it.
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>>7256442
Who the fuck mortar and pestles their coffee beans? You might as well an hero if you're gonna grind all the beans down with your hand.
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>>7256442
Pour-over is master race drip coffee.
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OP here. Pulled the trigger a few hours ago on a baratza encore off amazon. I have to pay $30 extra because I was an idiot and didn't jump on a refurb on baratza's site for $99. It was a pretty dumb buy financially, but my shitty knockoff porlex broke today and oh well.

By the way never get one of those porlex-lookalikes have a million rebadges on amazon. Sooner or later the plastic thing in the burr will break. And I found out that some sort of silver dust, was stripping off it.
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>>7256450
>and as good as if not better than anything you get from a cafe.
There is objectively a difference in taste. It may not matter to you, but to posit that it's the same thing is incorrect.
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What's a more mild coffee for a beginner?
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>>7263400
>>7263396
Well. Some steam managed to escape and fused it all shut. The seal was pretty shitty to begin with. Made some damn fine coffee on its last go though. Rip retro stovetop doohickey.

...can one use cezves on electric burners?
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>>7256442
This pic is shit a moka pot doesn't make a shot of espresso it makes a cup of coffee.
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>>7264776
Blends would be the mildest flavor, something a little darker.
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>>7260976
it's so easy to make cold brew with a french press m8, google it
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I really enjoy Vietnamese coffee that I get at Whole foods.

I'm not really well versed in the world of coffee, but I've been debating looking into getting a Chemex or something along those lines.

I know they use a pour-over filter, but I'd like to make like 3-4 cups in the morning all at once.

Any suggestions about what I should do?
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>>7265392
>I know they use a pour-over filter, but I'd like to make like 3-4 cups in the morning all at once.
A Chemex is exactly what you should use for this.
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>>7256442
> french press
> V60
> Chemex
> Moka pot
> syphon
im also use an Atomic coffee machine at my parents house and an Espresso machine
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>>7265587
Seriously?

Perfect.

What kind of coffee bean/grind should I get?

My local coffee shop (Salt Lake Roasting Company) Has ALL sorts of coffee from like all over the world and I dunno what to get.

Any recommendations?
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>Post your favorite
>brew method

Currently french press and moka pot.

Compared to the french press, that buzz from moka pot coffee is intense, man.

>beans

So far, it has to be the medium roasted beans from Brazil that I buy from my local roaster. So much flavor.

>roasters

I've been supporting local business lately. Is it okay to post bags?
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>>7265662
>I've been supporting local business lately. Is it okay to post bags?
Of course.
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>>7265641
I love Ethiopian, because I am super into lighter coffees with fruity notes (try to find an Ethiopian Harrar if you like berries). Otherwise, I'd pick something from every continent over the next little while and see what you like.
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>>7265677
I recently bought these.

Didn't care much for them; the peruvian is alright, but the mexican only has flavor when brewed from the moka pot.

I'll finish them anyway because coffee.
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>>7265689
Alright. Thanks.
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Came across these two pictures I took a year ago of an old Ottoman coffee grinder, thought it was pretty cool, you guys might like it.
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>>7264791
How the fuck did you manage to do that? Heat way too high?
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How necessary is a goose-neck kettle?

I have the other Bonavita kettle? Can I just be careful?
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>>7265948
Here's a closer up picture. Used it to grind some coffees for a while, and it was pretty hard going, but the coffee was nice. Turkish coffee of course.
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>>7265956
Not necessary at all. Just pour slowly from whatever kettle you have and don't slosh it around like you have parkinson's and it'll be fine.
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>>7265958
that's actually cool as fuck anon
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>>7265984
I wish I took better pictures at the time. Apparently there was matching oil lamp and sort of hot plate to go with it.
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>>7258769
Boyer's used to be my go to when I lived in CO. Rocky Mountain thunder was good.
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I'm having Colombia Cauca San Antonio from little amps in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and it's really good. Best brew I've made with it so far has been in a v60.
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When I have extra time, I use a French press. Most other times, I use the keurig since it's easy.
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>>7262541
What's your grind consistency like?
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Anyone use one of these? Whats it like? I'm used to French Press coffee but I'm contemplating picking up one of these from ikea tomorrow
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>>7265392
>>7265641
No, they are incorrect. What you want to make ca phe sua da or ca phe trung is a Phin. You can find them for ~$10 on Amazon or less at Asian markets. That is what every Vietnamese person and shop uses to make their coffee. Traditionally they use a robusta because so much robusta is grown in Vietnam but Arabica or a blend would be a better choice. If you want to go truly authentic then you would need to get Trung Nguyen brand coffee but its preground and stale. I would recommend something roasted to full city + and don't forget the sweetened condensed milk.
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>>7265587
>>7265689
The guy is looking for Vietnamese style coffee. Please don't recommend things if you don't know what you are talking about. Vietnamese coffee doesn't use a filter pour over especially not one as thick as the Chemex nor does it use lighter roasts. Its made in a phin with dark roasted beans usually full city + or darker and traditionally robusta coffee.
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>>7266378
It has a lot more body than a French Press. Worth the buy though.
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>>7266378
Bit of a learning curve, but nothing too bad. Better than pretty much any cheap espresso machine, but not quite as good as a nice espresso machine
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>>7265702
Interesting bag design. It's less, pretentious? Yeah I would guess that the mexican has you looking around for flavor. It's not a country that would come to my mind when I think of "good" coffee. I would try french pressing it. How have you been brewing your coffee, besides moka pot?

>>7265948
Looks qt as fuck. Would you take a pic of the inside?

>>7266307
Happy Mug had sent me a free sample of some coffee from that same estate, it was preground though so it was bland as fuck. The flavor I did taste was tasty though.

>>7266378
It's a very comfy contraption. It's so comforting for some reason to brew some preground lavazza from the supermarket in it. College students can throw some bustelo or pilon into it to wake the fuck up. Follow this guide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpyBYuu-wJI
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>>7266459
>>7266497
Thanks guys I'll definitely get one

>>7266510
That video is really good, never knew you could froth milk using the French Press
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>>7266459
>>7266497
Not that anon, but say I wanted to buy one of these. Is there a go to manufacturer? They always look the same but there has to be one that gives the most bang for your buck.
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>>7266549
Bialetti is the original. That's what I have. The construction is pretty damn similar regardless of what brand you get. These are not complicated devices.

Some people will try to convince you the stainless ones are better than the aluminum ones. It really doesn't make a big difference.
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Which goose neck kettle should I get? I feel that isn't something I should skimp out on.

Also, Chemex or V60?
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>>7265951
Not sure.... I had always done it at medium-high with no problems before. Steam just started coming out and the ooze followed.

Got it open when I came home from work... check it. I found a coffee equipment specialist in town, I'll see if they can help.
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>>7266645
ive used the able level kettle, the electric bonavita and the hario and i have to say that i felt most in control with the hario, but i also own one so i use it all the time the others are my friends..

v60 chemex is only cool if youre making coffee for like 2+ people otherwise its just overkill

also theres too much fucking paper in a chemex filter shit tastes like those brown lunchbags
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>>7266645
You can get a large Chemex to serve 4-6 cups, while the V60 will brew about 1-4 (which would be 4 small servings). It all depends on what you prefer. I've had an issue where my Chemex would crack at the top, so now I use the v60 and it's been good since I bought it 3 years ago.

Also, you want to get good grinds and find the right brew to your tastes. Good gear and technique will yield good results.
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>>7256450
>brand

Nice fucken bait.
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>>7256614
Get A burrr Grinder, hario is cheap and good
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>>7266853
harios great I have one myself but porlex are more consistent and you can grind beans faster cause the burs pull in the beans different
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>>7266510
>I would try french pressing it. How have you been brewing your coffee, besides moka pot?

French press, of course. Before I got the moka pot (for Christmas), I had been using the Aeropress too. Needless to say, it hasn't seen any action since Christmas Eve.

Also, I did french press the mexican coffee. Know what it reminded me of? Folgers.

Nope, not gonna be buying that shit again.
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What do you consider freshly roasted? I got a 12oz bag roasted on the 2nd.
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>>7266378
Don't, moka pots burn coffee.
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>>7266687
2-3 cup chemex with the handle is pretty cool. I don't get why the people buy the big fucking one. I also don't get why the ones with the handle is cheaper. It's easier to use and easier to clean.
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>>7266510
I wish I could, but it was just at a house I was staying at for a bit and didn't think to.

Here's the coffee we made with it though.
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>>7267151
Moka pots only burn coffee if you can't be bothered to learn how to use it correctly. Please stop this shitposting.
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>tfw hot water heater is acting up and producing yellow water
>tfw you can't wash your coffee equipment
i made instant
even the cream couldn't save it
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>>7267195
for some reason I always forget that the smaller versions exist, are the filters still like 3 layers of paper? prob cheaper cause you don't have to pay for the dumb wood pieces
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>>7256442
Is there anything wrong with a Keurig?
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>>7267521
>hot water heater

Why would you need a hot water heater? That doesn't make much sense.
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>>7268463
Do you not have hot water in your mud hut?
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>>7268458
If you don't mind an inferior cup out of a clunky, ugly machine and buying the pricey, probably earth-unfriendly cups which containing stale, pre-ground coffee for said ugly machine, then no.
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>>7268458
pretty much everything
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>>7268502
>>7268511
Well, until I understand what makes coffee really good, it's all I can bother to make.
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>>7266771
>V60 will brew about 1-4 (which would be 4 small servings).
v60s come in sizes too
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>>7268514
just drink cans of coke then you lazy shit
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>>7268523
I drink diet coke.
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>>7268514
Literally just get a Mr. Coffee then. It takes a whole 5 seconds to measure out two tablespoons of coffee into a filter and pressing a button.
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>>7268536
I may be too far gone. I've had a keurig for years now.
I usually just get the Sumatra k-cups and drink it as is.
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I truly do not understand people who buy Keurig machines. I'm not so up my own ass that I expect everyone to care about their coffee as much as I do (which isn't even THAT much to begin with), but they're just so pointless. A cheap drip machine with preground grocery store coffee will get you better results for far less money, and if you truly don't give a shit, instant is cheaper and far less work.
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>>7268900
but they're soooooooo convenient
and the people who use them don't really care about coffee anyway
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>>7268903
BUT THEY AREN'T CONVENIENT! Again, a drip machine isn't really any more work and instant is far less
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>>7268909
isn't it just
>fill water
>insert plastic pod
>press button
>coffee pours out
>throw away pod

???
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>>7260491
How do you make coffee in that
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>>7268921
What I really meant to say was, it's pretty much the same as using a drip machine. Just replace "plastic pod" with "a scoop of grounds"
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>>7268944
you don't wash your carafe?
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>>7268947
Alright fine, one more, very minor, step.
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>>7268900
>A cheap drip machine with preground grocery store coffee will get you better results for far less money, and if you truly don't give a shit, instant is cheaper and far less work.

Yeah, but it's clear that Keurigfags don't like that one step that drip and instant have in common: the amount of coffee to use.

They're too dumb and lazy to decide how many grounds worth of coffee or crystals should go into each cup of coffee.

Therefore, they'd rather have the pod makers decide for them how much coffee should go into their cup.
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>>7266437
I know about those but
A:
I'd like to make more than one cup at a time.

B:
I don't really care 100% about authenticity. I just want to get close enough
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>>7266680
could be a blockage. the first thing i'd do is take it apart and clean everything.
when was the last time you cleaned under the filter?
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>>7268514
>it's all I can bother to make.
Just get a French Press bro, make a cup every morning of varying strengths and you'll be addicted by the end of the week.

You can just buy pre ground from almost any cafe or your supermarket
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>>7256614
Buy a baratza encore, they go for under 100 refurbished.
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Fortunate enough as a barista living in Melbourne (Literally coffee capital of the world, artisan roaster every 25 meters in CBD) to have my own double group Wega Polaris. Currently rotating a few different local roasters, namely Wide Open Road and some medium roasts from a one man operation in the foothills of the Macedon Ranges about four hours northeast of the city.

Both very good, the medium roast from the one man op is insanely high quality, but it's to the point where I cant justify putting it through a machine, the oil density is insane I get very distinct blonding even towards the end of the pour. Prefer to run that through and aeropress or my cold drip set up. Looking to get a 4.5 foot quad chambered cold drip later this year.
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Got a Chemex today.

Was pretty good but I feel as if the coffee wasn't "dark enough" (I mean in colour not in flavour)

Not enough Grind or something else?
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Post your favourite coffee cup
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>>7272106
pretentious shit
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>>7272636
>sippy cup
>pretentious
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>>7272690
it's an overpriced travel mug that only fits half a cup of coffee
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>>7272073
What were you using before? Sounds like either you're used to silt and oil from your shitty 90s memepress, or you're not using enough grounds.
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>>7272106
that thumbnail looks like a short glass of guiness
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>>7268903
It seems more like the illusion of convenience. I can understand it might make sense in a workplace setting to prevent a mess from coffee grounds but at home with a regular coffee maker it's really not much work to remove the old coffee, rinse the pot and add more coffee and water.
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>>7262669
Learn to use a fucking moka

That shit you are drinking is just dust+sugar
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>>7272106
+1 for glass. But that cork (?) thing hides the crema and would stain easily, plus the bulbous rim looks like it's perfectly designed for mouth drips. How often do you get dribbles down the sides of your chin?
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>>7272712
Honestly I'm a bit new to coffee.

I've always been a tea person....

It would make sense if i'm still used to putting in tea-like amounts.
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Should I use newspaper as a coffee filter?
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>>7272871
probably
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>>7272871
what could go wrong?
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>>7272878
Cancer.
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>>7272882
What the fuck did you just call me?
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>>7272862
Use a scale, there's a reason tryhard faggots at fourth wave coffee joints use them. It really helps if you just got into good coffee and still have no idea what you're doing.
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Which country makes the best beans?
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>>7272904
ur mum
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>>7272850
Usually I fill it to well above the cork, and I've never had the problem of it dripping down my chin
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What's the cheapest way to get the most out of pre-ground coffee? Yeah, I know, I know pre-ground sucks, but I can't really afford a proper grinder.

Preferably something that'd let me "graduate" to grinding my own later on.
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Where do you guys buy your beans? I've been buying bulk grocery store beans, but I tried some fancy shit over Christmas and now I can tell how bad the grocery store beans are. Does anyone have any suggestions for good beans that are relatively low price? I'm in southern California.
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>>7272942
Freezer, and only take out the amount you need.

Also a shitty $12 blade grinder is still way better than no grinder.
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>>7272942
Literally anything.
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>>7272904
"Best" is subjective but the short answer is: Anywhere in the southern hemisphere.

But, depending on which flavour profiles you're looking for, the region may not be as important as it is for growing grapes used in wine making. The drying out, defleshing, and especially the roasting processes can have a much greater effect on taste than simply the region where the coffee is grown.
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>>7272953
Well then, what types of roasts should I get? Should I avoid?
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>>7272963
You can probably find a cafe that roasts and/or grinds nearby (you can in Australia anyway). That's much better than any supermarket bought grinds. They will also most likely let you sample the coffee as well since they're serving it right there
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>>7272947
Please surrender your computer to your local library and never give advice on the internet again.
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>>7272982
This morning, I managed to make the best cup of coffee I've ever tasted and it was with a blade grinder.
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>>7272963
It really depends on what you like and how you're brewing it. The short answer, as the other Anon stated, is to avoid anything on the shelf at your supermarket and find a local roaster if you can. Start with darker roasts because they're less fragile than lighter roasts and then just develop your craft (with practice) and personal preferences from there.
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>>7256442

whats the best grind for french press and drip?

and whats the best ratio of whole beans to water?
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>>7272947

>freezer
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>>7273004
3 tablespoons to 17 fl oz of water
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>>7273034

are you being serious?

ive always put at least 6 tablespoons if im doing 18 ounces
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>>7260976
At the place I used to work, we would steep dark roast in this device and then add a dash of mexican vanilla. I haven't experimented with many brewing methods, but that definitely makes some damn smooth coffee.
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>>7273044
I always thought I've been using too much, but I found a nice balance.
2 2/3 tablespoons gives a milder coffee, like tea, a tiny bit of cream will turn it pale.
3 tablespoons gives a stronger brew, it takes a lot of cream before it goes pale.
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>>7273069

i prefer a stronger brew so i do 4.5-5 tablespoons per 14 ounces (i lose 2 ounces of water in my coffee maker, so its really per 12 ounces)
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Currently drinking dogwood neon. I have my rancillio silvia espresso machine here.
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>>7256442
I'm not fancy and I enjoy saving money.

- Arabic Beans (Cheapest whole bean at the market)
- Coarse-medium grind in an electric grinder (Value Village find)
- Place grinds in a cheap French Press
- Pour in 95-99C water
- Stir for ~20s
- Press grinds down
- Pour in a cup with some milk (currently using evaporated partly skimmed milk 2%)

I don't think I will ever understand why people work harder than that on a cup of coffee.
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>>7273181
>I don't think I will ever understand why people work harder than that on a cup of coffee.
Speaking for myself I enjoy the process and the rewarding experience of extracting the very best out of my coffee beans while experimenting to find different flavours.
Conversely, I eat for nourishment only and don't care to go to great lengths to experiment with food and try different flavours. If it has no nutritional value then I'm simply not interested.
But I can understand why some people might be as passionate about their food as I am about my coffee.
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>>7273181
>>7273181
You only brew for 20 seconds?
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>>7273212
~20s of stirring, then press it down and pour a cup. So after the ~20s of stirring, you can add another ~20s before I pour the cup because I also add milk before pouring. So on average I'd say any where from 40 to 1min of brewing. The coffee is still strong enough to wake me up and it tastes pretty good.
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>>7273220
what the fuck
that's not even coffee, you're drinking tea
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>>7270268
Is the baratza better than this?
https://m.bedbathandbeyond.com/m/product/cuisinart-reg-supreme-grind-trade-automatic-burr-mill/1013265020
If so, why? Google shopping rates this #1 in burr grinders, albeit probably because it's cheaper.
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>>7273453
don't fall for the burr grinder meme
a $10 blade grinder is just as good
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>>7273455
In fact I have a blade grinder and I tend to agree with you. Still curious though.
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>>7272862
Coffee is gay. Nice to see a tea bro
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>>7273455
>>7273469
>>7273474
>deliberately bad coffee advice plus an admission about tea and then the tea thread gets bumped
Could you be any more transparent?
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>>7273501
>deliberately bad coffee advice
i bet you drink your coffee black, you trilby wearing loon
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>>7257566
the way in which you speak makes me uncomfortable
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>>7266645
A stove-top kettle has probably the least quality variance for price since it's just a kettle, so any decent gooseneck that you like the look of is fine. The thing you really don't want to skimp on is the grinder-- get a good burr grinder. Doesn't have to be an expensive electric one, but it needs to be able to easily dial in and produce consistent grinds.

I personally enjoy the experience of using my Chemex more than the V60, but both are solid and produce great tasting coffee in about the same amount of time. If you want absolutely no frills -- probably the V60. The chemex is much better for showing off and can be a real conversation starter.
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>>7272073
It's really hard to say without more info. I've never even touched a pour-over myself, but the chemex appears to be lauded for its ability to produce a very pure and clean cup. Chemex filters are bretty thick, so I imagine they filter out components that would otherwise be responsible for a darker color. As long as the flavor is there, and the coffee isn't straight up transparent, you should be good. I would play around with it more and watch some more tutorials on the chemex.
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>>7273836
>I've never actually used the equipment in question but here is a long winded opinion that comes with my personal reassurances

How do you make it through the day without getting punched by someone?
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>>7272904
African coffees are the bombdiggity personally senpai. If there had to be one country that cultivates the "best" coffee it'd probably be Ethiopia.

Apparently Jamaica grows fuck all coffee, but the coffee that they do produce is held to be the best of the best, i.e. Jamaica Blue Mountain.

Everything is subjective though. To Dads the "best" will be folgers. To airheads it'll be Starbucks coffee roasted to pure carbon, doused in sugar and whip cream.

>>7272942
Get a hario skerton. Also, what pre-ground coffee is it? If you do decide to get a hand grinder, stay the fuck away from the silver porlex-knockoffs on Amazon. They'll work fine for maybe a week, and after that shit starts to go south. After a 1 to a couple of months, some sort of paint or metal dust starts to strip off them. I know from experience.
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How do you make it through the day period? My jaded fellow.
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