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Postby jchucking » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:36 pm

Also I'm going to Nashville this weekend for a show. Who knows the good coffee spots there?
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Postby scottxclean » Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:41 am

jchucking wrote:I've been told Ipsento in Chicago is great. Is this confirmed? Love Metric, Gaslight was ok, but thats all I've had.


Never been, heard its good. I also thought Gaslight was whatever.

Buzz Killer Espresso is a great shop too
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Postby PiranhaSauna » Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:49 am

jchucking wrote:Also I'm going to Nashville this weekend for a show. Who knows the good coffee spots there?


Crema, 8th and Roast, Bongo Java and Frothy Monkey.
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Postby scottxclean » Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:05 am

Damn, no Barista Parlor mention? Place is fucking heaven.
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Postby kylec123 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:46 am

Barista Parlor is great. I dig Crema as well. And Steadfast.
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Postby Agiknee » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:16 pm

Juiced on my recent bag of Ritual. Only good thing about the Bay Area is the plethora of coffee.
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Postby igotworms » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:39 pm

Anywhere in Oakland y'all would recommend besides Timeless???
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Postby Agiknee » Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:06 pm

igotworms wrote:Anywhere in Oakland y'all would recommend besides Timeless???


not oakland, but there's a new Refugee collective in berkeley that serves Verve. It's called 1951 cafe. 2 blocks from my apartment, so I've been stoked all week.
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Postby infidel_livers » Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:44 pm

jchucking wrote:I've been told Ipsento in Chicago is great. Is this confirmed? Love Metric, Gaslight was ok, but thats all I've had.


Just went to Ipsento on Milwaukee for the first time today. Damn good macchiato and will be back soon. Unfortunately they just got broken into, so definitely show them some love.
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Postby maxandtotheleft » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:54 pm

just bought a bag of Stuptown Rwanda Huye from a local spot cause I didn't wanna wait for a bag from someone else online, never had any of Stumptown's single origins before or anything, can anyone vouch for them being good despite being such a big time roaster now?
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Postby flask1203 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:18 pm

I've never had a great Stumptown experience tbh.
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Postby Beeropez » Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:21 pm

sightglass is godly.
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Postby maxandtotheleft » Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:48 pm

yeah i'm expecting it to be OK.

Sightglass IS the #goat
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Postby joeM » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:04 pm

If I'm being honest, I always get the best cup from Stumptown whenever I order a bag online. There are plenty of roasters I haven't tried, but I like Stumptown.
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Postby charade you are! » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:50 pm

1st post in the coffee thread...since I'm enjoying Bailey's and French brew tonight
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Postby flask1203 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:34 pm

Of the big three in LA (Intelli, Stumptown, Blue Bottle) I like Blue Bottle the most.
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Postby brenton » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:37 pm

igotworms wrote:Anywhere in Oakland y'all would recommend besides Timeless???



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Postby maxandtotheleft » Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:44 pm

yeah i finally made some and it was not bad, better than like, all of the the Blue Bottle i've tried
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Postby PiranhaSauna » Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:06 am

What's everyone's home brew methods? Old fashioned coffee maker? Pour over? French press? Aero press?
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Postby scottxclean » Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:39 am

PiranhaSauna wrote:What's everyone's home brew methods? Old fashioned coffee maker? Pour over? French press? Aero press?


cheap coffee maker with a timer for work mornings, I have to get up at 4am so whatever delivers coffee the fastest is best.

other than that I rotate between a Chemex, Kalita Wave or a Hario cone. I use my Chemex more than anything
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Postby dyna-soar » Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:05 am

just ordered a bialetti moka (3-cup) pot. hoping i enjoy it more than my aeropress which i'm not a huge fan of.
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Postby maxandtotheleft » Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:21 pm

PiranhaSauna wrote:What's everyone's home brew methods? Old fashioned coffee maker? Pour over? French press? Aero press?

v60!
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Postby scottxclean » Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:33 pm

I've had an aero press for 5 years and have used it probably 5x. I don't 'get it'
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Postby Beeropez » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:35 pm

aeropress and pourover
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Postby Beeropez » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:37 pm

scottxclean wrote:I've had an aero press for 5 years and have used it probably 5x. I don't 'get it'


you brew coffee in it and it makes one of the best cups. its small its portable its indestructible. its good for travel or camping and its cheap and easy to clean. its perfect
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Postby scottxclean » Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:11 am

Beeropez wrote:
scottxclean wrote:I've had an aero press for 5 years and have used it probably 5x. I don't 'get it'


you brew coffee in it and it makes one of the best cups. its small its portable its indestructible. its good for travel or camping and its cheap and easy to clean. its perfect



I get that. I've done multiple brew recipes and it's just nothing to write home about to me.
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Postby kylec123 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:08 am

I just use a Chemex. Works good. Tastes good. Lifes good.

Picked up Barista Parlor's Sunyirga Ethiopian over the weekend while I was in Nashville. So good.
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Postby xAJXDx » Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:46 pm

Beeropez wrote:
scottxclean wrote:I've had an aero press for 5 years and have used it probably 5x. I don't 'get it'


you brew coffee in it and it makes one of the best cups. its small its portable its indestructible. its good for travel or camping and its cheap and easy to clean. its perfect


Personally prefer Kalita Wave over all. I will say it took me traveling to a random shop in Cleveland before I ever found a good cup/recipe for the aeropress. Had one for 2yr before I ever went "ok iget it."
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Postby Beeropez » Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:15 pm

xAJXDx wrote:
Beeropez wrote:
scottxclean wrote:I've had an aero press for 5 years and have used it probably 5x. I don't 'get it'


you brew coffee in it and it makes one of the best cups. its small its portable its indestructible. its good for travel or camping and its cheap and easy to clean. its perfect


Personally prefer Kalita Wave over all. I will say it took me traveling to a random shop in Cleveland before I ever found a good cup/recipe for the aeropress. Had one for 2yr before I ever went "ok iget it."


making great coffee has 90% to do with water temp, and water to bean ratio.

So i find for a single cup i get the same results on aeropress and kalita, or chemex
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Postby scottxclean » Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:28 pm

Beeropez wrote:
xAJXDx wrote:
Beeropez wrote:
scottxclean wrote:I've had an aero press for 5 years and have used it probably 5x. I don't 'get it'


you brew coffee in it and it makes one of the best cups. its small its portable its indestructible. its good for travel or camping and its cheap and easy to clean. its perfect


Personally prefer Kalita Wave over all. I will say it took me traveling to a random shop in Cleveland before I ever found a good cup/recipe for the aeropress. Had one for 2yr before I ever went "ok iget it."


making great coffee has 90% to do with water temp, and water to bean ratio.

So i find for a single cup i get the same results on aeropress and kalita, or chemex


Correct extraction is also very important and the wave is basically dummy proof in that regard. A v60 or a Chemex can have a few things go wrong.

Also, grind is high on the list too.
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Postby donuts » Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:46 pm

Just picked up a hario v60, need to find a decent priced kettle now.
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Postby maxandtotheleft » Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:47 pm

just get a hario 1L gooseneck, it's fine if you have a stove of any kind and they last forever, I've had mine for years. you can use a thermometer or just wait 30 seconds from taking it off the heat once it's boiling and that's the temp range you wanna start making coffee with it. love mine
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Postby donuts » Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:59 pm

Great, I'll take a look. My friend at stumptown put me onto the v60, it's a new world for me still.
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Postby joeM » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:44 pm

I've been using a beehouse for a while but I'm thinking about getting a kalita. I usually make 10-12 ounces of coffee...how big a difference am I looking at between the 155 and 185?
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Postby xAJXDx » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:41 pm

Beeropez wrote:
xAJXDx wrote:
Beeropez wrote:
scottxclean wrote:I've had an aero press for 5 years and have used it probably 5x. I don't 'get it'


you brew coffee in it and it makes one of the best cups. its small its portable its indestructible. its good for travel or camping and its cheap and easy to clean. its perfect


Personally prefer Kalita Wave over all. I will say it took me traveling to a random shop in Cleveland before I ever found a good cup/recipe for the aeropress. Had one for 2yr before I ever went "ok iget it."


making great coffee has 90% to do with water temp, and water to bean ratio.

So i find for a single cup i get the same results on aeropress and kalita, or chemex


You're forgetting a key element; how the coffee is extracted. Water filtering through the coffee (wave/v60) vs a steeping (aeropress) makes a great difference. Sure, taking into account these differences, you can get a similar cup. But grind and extraction play a much larger role in comparison scenarios.
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Postby Beeropez » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:51 pm

you should treat the aeropress the same as you would for a pourover device.

you should still pour water for a bloom on an aeropress, as you would a kalita.

after that your coffee should be fully immersed and the only difference between the two is a vacuum like extraction(aeropress) or letting gravity take over in the kalita. With the aeropress you can control the amount of time the water and the grounds touch, and in pour overs i find the precision is lacking.

the important thing is that all grounds are evenly dispersed within the same water temp for the same amount of time.
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Postby xAJXDx » Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:23 am

Will you please explain how to boil water next?
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Postby queenie » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:29 am

death wish coffee fo life
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Postby joeM » Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:09 am

joeM wrote:I've been using a beehouse for a while but I'm thinking about getting a kalita. I usually make 10-12 ounces of coffee...how big a difference am I looking at between the 155 and 185?

Can you nerds stop arguing and address this? There is conflicting info all over the place, so you guys who actually have one may know.
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Postby scottxclean » Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:19 am

joeM wrote:
joeM wrote:I've been using a beehouse for a while but I'm thinking about getting a kalita. I usually make 10-12 ounces of coffee...how big a difference am I looking at between the 155 and 185?

Can you nerds stop arguing and address this? There is conflicting info all over the place, so you guys who actually have one may know.


Just get a 185. Might come a day you wanna brew more.
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Postby xAJXDx » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:10 am

Seconding the 185.
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Postby joeM » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:29 am

See, I knew I could count on you guys. Some people were saying the coffee bed is too shallow in the 185 when you're only using 18-20g of coffee. Hopefully that won't be an issue.
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Postby xAJXDx » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:34 am

Well just never make a small cup! I agree that it is a little shallow for a single... but it's fine.
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Postby scottxclean » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:41 am

Go 25/375
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Postby Classic » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:15 pm

I loved my wave but have been enjoying the v60 lately. I ran out of wave filters so I'm using up my v60 ones right now.
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Postby jchucking » Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:10 pm

In Nashville I had Barista Parlor which was good, and Steadfest which I liked even more. Their duo was killer.
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Postby joeM » Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:24 pm

Last question for the kalita...Does anyone that uses one also use a Baratza Encore? I'm guessing I should start out at around 20 for my grind?
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Postby xAJXDx » Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:10 pm

Depending on the bean, I do 20-22 with my Encore.
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Postby xAJXDx » Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:11 pm

Just left philly. Hit up La Colombe Fishtown and Market/6th, Ultimo, and Elixir.
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Postby maxandtotheleft » Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:09 pm

you forgot ReAnimator!
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