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What are you guys drinking? Favourite drinks? Favourite brewing

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What are you guys drinking? Favourite drinks? Favourite brewing methods? Favourite bean region? Discuss cu/ck/'s
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How are stuff like folgers or maxwell house so cheap?
They sell 3lbs for 7 bucks while any other brands with the smaller bags charge that much just for 12 oz.
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Folgers Colombian in a Mr. coffee
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>>7107270
I would assume the same way that Black Ice and Brewhouse is so cheap compared to good beer.
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Just forgot about my French press brewing and it ended up steeping for like 8 minutes for three cups. Was actually okay with [spoiler]one sugarcube, which is the most I ever put in my coffee[/spoiler]
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>>7107368
I've done that before, I just added a little bit of hot water to the coffee and it was fine
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>>7107270
Massive distribution network, huge customer base, and they can purchase beans cheaply due to not needing to care about the beans being organic, fair trade, or anything else.
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>>7107368
Wait, is that bad? I always leave it for like 10+ minutes.
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>>7107381
Is your coffee always bitter?
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>>7107418
Pretty bitter, yeah. Wouldn't it get bitter anyways? Isn't it still quasi-steeping after I do the press thing? I make one batch and drink it throughout the day.

>select all the squares with turkeys captcha

FOR FUCKS SAKE
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>>7107427
No. Yes. Good coffee shouldn't be bitter, m8. Steep for ~4 min max, press, carafe.
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>>7107427
I brew for 4-6 minutes and pour the coffee of the grounds into a thermos flask. Haven't had a bitter cup at home since I got my press and stopped using a drip and shit coffee.
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>>7107441
Oh shit. I didn't even think of a carafe because I'm a fucking moron.
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I really didn't enjoy my french press experience. It just tasted so hollow. I prefer drip.
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italian coffee maker. blended ethiopian+arabic colombian. tasty as fuck.
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Why do people tell you to use water near boiling?
Every time I've accidentally left my kettle water heating for for too long it sours the beans and leaves a very acidic and burnt taste that I end up covering up with sugar.

I end up stopping my kettle the moment I see steam, or else the it sours the coffee.
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>>7107520
you want water ideally around 196 farenheit
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Do instant/powdered coffees have any calories or nutritional value to them at all?

Like if I dump a tsp of instant decaf coffee into a cup of boiling water and just drink that shit. What am I looking at there? 5 calories? 0? Is there any fibre, or carbs, or anything?

I've read that the calories in black or instant coffee (decaf too?) are "negligible" but I don't know what that means. 5cals a cup adds up if you drink multiple cups each day like I do.
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>>7107588
I'm pretty sure instant coffee is cut with caramelized sugar to aid the taste.
That shit is sickly sweet when you breathe it in from the container.
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>>7107588
I drink 8-12 cups of coffee a day.
That's what, 60 calories?
Fucking nothing.
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>>7107603

60cals could be a big deal though depending on the person and their lifestyle.
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>>7107626
A single apple has more calories than that.
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So I could pick up this superautomatic espresso machine for $75. Should I go for it? It's a Delonghi EAM 3400.
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>>7107671
Anything sub $300 is going to be crap.
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>>7107671
ffffuck yes
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>>7107671
It works, right?
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So I have never been a coffee drinker. I had diner coffee once as a kid then noped the fuck out of there.

Recently at work we got an espresso machine and we got trained on how to use it and had to taste what we made. To be frank, I made some delicious shit. I figured it was just our fancy machine, but even starbucks tastes pretty gud to me now. I am coming to the idea that I like coffee now as long as its made somewhat right.

How should I start making coffee at home? I would like it to be of decent quality but i am also pretty poor. Do I buy a machine? French press? What beans do I buy? Just in general, where the fuck do I start?
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>>7107671
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>>7107671
no it will make bad espresso and be a piece of junk
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I use moka pots pretty much exclusively and use a '6 cup' and a '3 cup' to make one large mug each morning, no cream but usually 2 lumps of sugar. Use all sorts of beans but my go to is actually Eight O Clock Colombian Peaks but always whole bean through my burr grinder. On the weekend I'll pour this into my travel mug and take to the bar for brunch, mixing in a couple of shots, usually one Gran Marnier and one shot normal brandy or cognac. This past weekend I tried that new kahlua mint with a shot of rum and it turned out well.
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>>7107683
>>7107686
>>7107702
It was apparently a $1200 machine like a decade ago. And thanks.
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>>7107368
Cream and sugar exist to make bad coffee palatable, anon. You did just fine.
>tfw you forget to check the brew times at your local coffeeshop
>tfw they don't even write brew times, and you have to sit there smell testing it like an aspie
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>>7107690
https://www.reddit.com/r/Coffee/wiki/start
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>>7107713
>https://www.reddit.com/r/Coffee/wiki/start


thanks anon
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>>7107711
I tried pourover for the first time today, too. I think I made it a bit weak but it was pretty good.
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>>7107690
You start by going to a decent coffee shop, ordering an espresso, adding cream+sugar and then weening yourself onto black over the course of a month.
If you don't know what good coffee tastes like, you will fuck it up at home.
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>>7107690
Buy good beans from a local roaster, f you live in a city of a decent size there should be a good one, if not go to your local third wave shop and ask them where to get good beans or see what they have for sale. At the shop ask them to grind your beans for a french press, because by now you should have bought a french press, it's the easiest home brewer to start to make great coffee and probably the cheapest as well. I would also recommend buying a small scale accurate to the gram so you can use your french press at a 1:15 ratio of coffee:water, look up tutorials online, they will show you how to do it.

When buying beans look for a medium roast, you want them to be a lightish brown colour and NOT shiny, look on the bag, a good roaster will include tasting notes, and a roast date, which you want to use the beans within a month of. Pic related is a general guide for what you should look for to start, they should also smell very good.
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>>7107724
what ratio did you use?
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>>7107270
robusta grows as weeds man
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>>7107726
Alternatively, start with a drink like a Cortado, try and really notice which flavours you're picking up on other than the milk. If you are going to a good shop they will be using a coffee that has many nuances in flavour and if they're pulling shots correctly it should not be bitter or sour. Then try at home.
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>>7107733
I'll have to be more precise when I do it. I had 8oz of water and roughly 20g or so of grind?
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Get on my level, plebs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02kYuKvgvvg#t=8m35s
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If you don't brew your coffee with a coffee siphon, you might as well drink instant folgers mixed with coffeemate.
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>>7107785
Well memed
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>>7107785
>inevitably watered down by 20%
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What's a good grinder to get for a reasonable amount of money?
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>>7107881
conical burr grinder
all metal mechanism, no shitty plastic wheel burrs like those $15 amazon grinders
and preferably automatic
grinding enough beans for 8 cups of coffee takes waaaaay too long with a manual grinder
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Is this the logical conclusion to coffee?
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>>7107257
Dark roast(any brand) with condensed milk is my go to.
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How do I wean myself off adding sugar and cream?
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>>7107257
I'm drinking water at the moment. But the last coffee I had was Cafe Don Pablo's signature blend. It gets the job done. It's stale as fuck though; the roast date was in last July.

Straight black my family. Red eyes from the cute cafe by school when I need to wake the fuck up. I think I'll try a straight espresso shot tomorrow.

FRENCH PRESS GANG

I don't have a favorite bean region, since I just got my first single-origin yesterday (pic related).
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>>7107942
Maybe try using lactose free milk because it's sweeter than regular milk and you won't need to add sugar.
Good coffee doesn't need sugar anyway. I take it as a personal insult when I see someone add sugar to an espresso that I've made.
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>>7107776
shit... that place is impressive. I dont give Disney enough credit
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>>7107942
Decent, light to medium roasted beans don't need sugar or cream. Why do you need to ween yourself off it? Nothing is really wrong with 1-2 teaspoons of sugar and/or some milk if you're drinking something dense like moka pot or aeropress coffee.

>>7107908
No.
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>>7107766
basicallly you wanna use between a 1:14 and a 1:17 ratio
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>>7107968
That's probably their highest end restaurant. They do have a good number of pretty decent places though.
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>>7107548
195-205 but that is brew temp. You need it hotter to account for heat loss especially with things like a pour over.
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>>7107671
Superautos suck. Get a Semi-Manual

>>7107683
Not true. You can easily find gaggias and silvias for that or less refurbed or used. You can also get killer deals on craigslist.
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>>7107881
If you don't have any money then a hario skerton with a Orphan Espresso upgrade. If you do then get a Baratza Encore. Capresso Infinity isn't bad either. If you have the money go ahead and spring for a Lido 2 or Lido 3. You'll never have to buy another grinder again unless you get into espresso.
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>>7107257

I have a really good Suke Quto natural that I have been enjoying the past couple days.

Aside from regular coffee or plain espress if I am having a "coffee drink" I usually have a doppio ristretto cortado "breve style"

Favorite method varies but usually Kalita Wave or Espresso.

Been drinking a lot of Africans a lot lately but I really like them all. I was on a Central American(mostly Panama) before that.
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I put coconut oil in my aeropressed coffee, how hard does this trigger the beanautists in this thread?
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Caribou brand whole beans ground in a burr grinder prepared cold brew is my drug of choice
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>>7108269
natural beans are the way to go my man, can't say I'm a fan of breve but I do love a cortado.

I haven't used the wave but was looking at one today, seems like a great way to get a rather consistent cup at home. Yea I've been on a real Ethiopian kick lately

>>7108292
you do you my dude.
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Just finished a bag of Peet's Major Dickason's and got a bag of Caribou blend. Bretty gud
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>>7108346
I like natural but my favorite is honey processed if its the right bean. Giling Basah isn't bad once it a while but it can get a bit funky for me at times.

That drink is basically just a Cortado modified to my preference the "breve style" just refers to using half milk half cream but everything else is the same.

You should try the Wave, its my favorite pour over by far.
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>>7109440
natural is great, I recently had the best pour over of my entire life, a Nicaraugan roasted by Nomad coffee, it was incredible.

yea I'm lactose intolerant, cappuccinos hurt my tummy enough, I dunno how well I would fare with a breve even if it was just a cortado. when I get some cash I'll have to order one in.
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>>7109495
I have a machine at home so I play around with it a lot and found I like the 1/2 heavy cream instead of the full milk in a cortado and I prefer the flavor of ristretto with it but its just personal preference.

If you haven't had a honey process I would highly recommend this one: http://www.sightglasscoffee.com/coffees/latin-america/finca-alaska-honey-chirrip%C3%B3 its one of the best honey processed I've had.

If you can roast this one is a pretty good gesha: http://www.roastmasters.com/boquete-geisha.html
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>>7109521
ah that's awesome what kind of machine do you have?

thanks man! I'll try and order a bag of that and try it out, haven't got into roasting yet, I'd like to apprentice at a local roaster in the future but gonna try and get a few years of being a barista under my belt first.
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>>7109534
I've just got a Crossland CC1 right now. I'm saving up for a Rocket Giotto Evoluzione though.

That coffee is really good. I think you will like it. As for roasting I haven't really gotten that far into it myself but its so much cheaper so I thought I would give it a try. I really want one of these: http://www.ikawacoffee.com/at-home/ though. I'm just using an air popper right now.
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>>7109586
the rocket is beautiful, would be a great home machine. My boss has a GS3 for catering/home use, it's incredible, the dream one day. that home roaster looks pretty decent, I'd love to give it a shot, seems like it has a pretty steep learning curve, especially at home but would be a good project, definitely very rewarding.
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>>7109631
Yeah, the GS3 is sick but damn its expensive.

There is a bit of a learning curve but its really very easy to roast its just getting it just perfect that takes a while. You can make decent enough beans for it to be work it and they are so much cheaper than the $15-$18/12oz-16oz for quality roasted beans so I think its worth it. You can get started with a $20 air popper and a bag of beans from sweet marias for super cheap. What I like about the roasted I linked is that is takes a lot of the guess work out and makes it super easy. With the air popper you really have to watch it and listen for first crack. I usually don't roast over Full City or Full City+
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Anon that got the $75 superautomatic here. Picked it up today. Fuck this thing makes a great cup. Guess I lucked out.
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Was drinking Joe Waverly Espresso a lot, right now I'm working on a bag of luwak that my dad got me

Hario V60 for years now. I broke too many Chemexes
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>>7107257

my favorite brewing method is to fill a drip cone with some half decent coffee and throw a few crushed up dexedrine in it before brewing
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>>7110185
V60's are nice for the durability, and can make just as good if not better coffee than a Chemex, Chemexes are just so pretty.
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These guys any good?
Been french pressing it a few months now but I'm in the U.K and shops that even sell beans are rare.
https://www.pactcoffee.com/about
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>>7112353
I've never tasted them, but if there's no better coffee around may as well give them a shot. I know there's some good shops/roasters in london so you may wanna look around those websites.
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Danesi Classic espresso. Arabica and Robusta blend, full city roast.

Mazzer Mini grinder --> Breville Machine --> down the hatch.
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>>7107626
get out /fa/
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Anyone have an Ikea press or moka pot? Thinking about going down there this weekend and buying both sizes of press and the pot...
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>>7113455
My Ikea press broke but that's because I was a retard and used a metal spoon.
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>>7113469
Was the the screen decent quality?
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>>7113455
Moka pot is god tier it makes pretty good espresso super easily. Not quite as good as if you use an actual machine with temp and pressure control but for the amount of work, it's hella good
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>>7113561
I'm talking about Ikea's moka pot
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>>7113570
Oh mine is a Bialetti
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>>7112440
Yeah I think I'll go for it do, I have a voucher code for a free drip over filter with first order to so wouldn't exactly be losing out. Be nice to have more options than just the french press!
I'm in Edinburgh, anywhere I've seen that sells beans has that whole "we are artisans because our shop has a wooden interior" vibe off of them, which seems to come with a mark up.
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Best grocery store beans? $15/lb is getting a little old (and ridiculous in the first place)
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>>7114084
eight o'clock
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Stopped at target on the way home. I hate waiting for shit to ship
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>>7114084
Peets is the only grocery store bean that actually has the roast date on the bag so look for the freshest one and get it.
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>>7116172
I have that same contigo mug.
The rubber discolors very quickly, but you can soak it and it'll clean up.
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>>7117417
Major Dickasons was bretty gud. Got a bag of it a week after roast, actually. Sadly, I never see any of their medium roasts in whole bean.
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100% Kona or Ka'u coffee pour over with a paper filter.
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Bellingham, WA has like 3-4 really good roasters. Bellingham coffee roasters, Tonys coffee, and Hammerhead roasters are the best. Theres also Raven brewing co, and I like the Dead Mans Reach.
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>>7117496
Kona is alright but I don't think it nor JBM is worth the 40-70 per 12oz especially as an everyday bean. If I'm spending that kind of money I would rather have a Panamanian Gesha from Boquete like the Hacienda Esmerelda.
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>>7116172
Can you tell me how to keep my travel mugs from tasting like soap and ruining the flavor of my coffee ans tea??
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have a suspicion someone is getting me this for christmas, right now I just drink french press with shitty coffee or just local coffee shops, how are these?
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>>7117503

I live in Hawaii on the Big Island, there are Ka'u coffee farms within 20 miles of me. It's pricey but it's more in the range of $35/lb unless you're talking single estate peaberry organic stuff.
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>>7117508
Pretty good. Thank the person who is getting you it.
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>>7117506
Don't use cream or sugar. Rinse well with hot water immediately after use. Hand dry. Use a clean hot sponge if necessary.
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>>7117510
35/lb for everyday coffee is still way to much. Good kona is good but I almost always go for a Gesha if I am splurging. ~$18/12oz is about as much as I am will to pay for coffee on a regular basis.
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>>7117516
Thank you kindest anon.
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>>7117508
Pretty good once you get the hang of it. Using the right amount of heat, knowing when to take it off the heat and stopping the process, and grind size are the most important parts. Make sure you have a good grinder.
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>>7117524
shit, I'll have to buy one then, I don't have any grinder, right now living with my dad and he gets some decent enough pre ground stuff and I use it.
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>>7117520

To me it's sort of just what coffee costs and what I'm used to. During the summer gas prices get close to $5/gallon and when I mail order something I expect to wait 2 weeks and pay between 25%-50% of the price of the item on shipping.
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>>7117532
Just get a Hario hand crank burr grinder. Preground stuff will never be as good, and blade will never be as good as burr.
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>tfw no qt bialetti brikka
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>>7117532
Pilon is better than bustelo if you buy preground
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