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Postby DrewBlood » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:12 am

https://www.labarbacoffee.com/shop/columbia-mujeres-cafeteras

i recommend that everyone buys a bag of this stuff.
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Postby LeftHandLaugh » Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:24 pm

Hey friends, just in case anybody is going, I am working with GGET at Coachella.

Come on down and tell your friends to stop by and get some goods.
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Postby joeM » Sun May 07, 2017 11:18 am

I'm in Burlington until Wednesday... Staying at the Hilton. Is there any good coffee around?
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Postby xrookie2x » Mon May 08, 2017 9:33 am

I need some recommendations for Mother's Day. She likes the lighter roasts more citrus flavors. Lives in Chicago so I'm trying to find places with quick shipping and preferably in the Midwest.
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Postby xcolepx » Mon May 08, 2017 9:49 am

I don't know if it's all placebo, but I got a Kalita Wave for pour overs and I feel like my coffee skills have increased 10x
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Postby scottxclean » Mon May 08, 2017 12:26 pm

xcolepx wrote:I don't know if it's all placebo, but I got a Kalita Wave for pour overs and I feel like my coffee skills have increased 10x


thats because its like the most fool proof brewer out there, its pretty hard to mess up a cup.
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Postby gooye » Mon May 08, 2017 12:35 pm

I stopped in at Hot Black Coffee in Toronto over the weekend and had one of the better cortados I've had in a long time
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Postby I Am Justice » Tue May 09, 2017 2:08 pm

currently in copenhagen and had an incredibly good cup of kenyan from coffee collective as well as a natural process bolivian which was also very good.
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Postby LeftHandLaugh » Tue May 09, 2017 5:41 pm

scottxclean wrote:
xcolepx wrote:I don't know if it's all placebo, but I got a Kalita Wave for pour overs and I feel like my coffee skills have increased 10x


thats because its like the most fool proof brewer out there, its pretty hard to mess up a cup.

Nah, that's a Beehive...but I get your sentiment though.
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Postby Spasmo » Thu May 11, 2017 7:59 pm

I bathe in hardened coffee oil. ama
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Postby donnie_d3 » Thu May 11, 2017 9:28 pm

LeftHandLaugh wrote:
scottxclean wrote:
xcolepx wrote:I don't know if it's all placebo, but I got a Kalita Wave for pour overs and I feel like my coffee skills have increased 10x


thats because its like the most fool proof brewer out there, its pretty hard to mess up a cup.

Nah, that's a Beehive...but I get your sentiment though.


what's the difference between the wave the bee house and my random cheap ceramic pour over drip jobby.
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Postby joeM » Fri May 12, 2017 8:43 am

I don't know what random ceramic dripper you have, but the wave has a flat bed and three holes. The beehouse isn't a flat bed and has two holes. They also use different filters.
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Postby donnie_d3 » Fri May 12, 2017 8:46 am

mine isn't flat and has two holes and uses #4 filters. i guess it's a bee house knockoff.
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Postby LeftHandLaugh » Sat May 13, 2017 4:31 am

Any of the V shape brewers are pretty much the easiest to not mess up brewers. They are great for those quick cups.
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Postby baustin » Fri May 19, 2017 4:23 pm

i keep forgetting how much i love cafe de olla. i had it cold brewed today, shit was fire.
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Postby carlosxantana » Mon May 22, 2017 3:08 am

baustin wrote:i keep forgetting how much i love cafe de olla. i had it cold brewed today, shit was fire.


Did you by any chance get it from Mi Cafecito in Pomona? I love their cold brewed cafe de olla.
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Postby baustin » Wed May 24, 2017 5:10 am

carlosxantana wrote:
baustin wrote:i keep forgetting how much i love cafe de olla. i had it cold brewed today, shit was fire.


Did you by any chance get it from Mi Cafecito in Pomona? I love their cold brewed cafe de olla.


hell yeah, brother! shits on the way to school. first time going there, do you recommend anything else?
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Postby carlosxantana » Thu May 25, 2017 1:47 am

baustin wrote:
carlosxantana wrote:
baustin wrote:i keep forgetting how much i love cafe de olla. i had it cold brewed today, shit was fire.


Did you by any chance get it from Mi Cafecito in Pomona? I love their cold brewed cafe de olla.


hell yeah, brother! shits on the way to school. first time going there, do you recommend anything else?

Their whole menu is on point but you can't go wrong with the tres leches, mazapan, or the frozen chocolate mexicano. Their cold brews are definitely my favorite thing on the menu.
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Postby jchucking » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:24 pm

Any baristas on here ever used a mod bar? My shop is getting one and wanted to know if you dig it.
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Postby loaf.. » Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:31 pm

Any good coffee pot recommendations? I need something new
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Postby flask1203 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:25 pm

Mod bars are insane. They're not for every shop though.
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Postby LeftHandLaugh » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:43 am

jchucking wrote:Any baristas on here ever used a mod bar? My shop is getting one and wanted to know if you dig it.

Not for high volume shops. It's cool but your squad better be the cleanest and friendliest. It leaves you very vulnerable.
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Postby TroubleLovesMe » Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:44 am

loaf.. wrote:Any good coffee pot recommendations? I need something new


the Bonavita coffee maker is great.
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Postby loaf.. » Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:13 pm

That looks perfect. Thank you
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Postby jchucking » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:30 pm

LeftHandLaugh wrote:
jchucking wrote:Any baristas on here ever used a mod bar? My shop is getting one and wanted to know if you dig it.

Not for high volume shops. It's cool but your squad better be the cleanest and friendliest. It leaves you very vulnerable.


Thats what I'm worried about. We are super high volume, and some people are pretty sloppy so we will see how this goes once we replace the Lamarzocco with the modbars.
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Postby LeftHandLaugh » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:34 pm

Linea PBs > Anything Else
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Postby xAJXDx » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:13 pm

Thoughts on Modbarb vs Seraphim?
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Postby jchucking » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:22 pm

xAJXDx wrote:Thoughts on Modbarb vs Seraphim?


Never been to a shop or seen Seraphim in action
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Postby LeftHandLaugh » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:48 am

xAJXDx wrote:Thoughts on Modbarb vs Seraphim?

A good friend's shop uses it...they don't mind it at all but I am not the biggest fan of it. Modbar is cool as a pourover device but it's just meh.

With that stuff, I think it's a lot of dialing in for not the best cup of a coffee.

At the end of day, I am just a fan of a dialed in Fetco. Pourovers are great but when it comes to shop level, it's more about consistency.
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Postby xAJXDx » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:58 am

I think I like modbar/seraphim due to the consistency. A shop here that had a couple good baristas to make pourovers got a Modbar. Now they are consistent. There's another spot that has Seraphim that uses higher quality beans, so it's. Its not apples to apples. One barista said they preferred Modbar since Seraphim was primarily plastic.
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Postby imJav » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:48 am

im actually thinking about wanting to become a barista. i saw that Intelligentsia gives classes and wondered if anyone has taken one or would recommend or not
$200 seems steep, but i used to teach haircutting classes and those can go from $300-500 per day for a good class.

https://www.intelligentsiacoffee.com/lo ... ista-class
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Postby LeftHandLaugh » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:40 pm

Jav, become a barista, and save that money.
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Postby flask1203 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:25 pm

If you live in Orange County get a job at Portola.
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Postby imJav » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:19 am

flask1203 wrote:If you live in Orange County get a job at Portola.


i applied there, had an interview and the manager wanted to hire me but the general manager or whatever transferred someone so they got the hours. i go there 2-4 times a week though, its so consistently good.
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Postby PiranhaSauna » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:28 am

Bump.

What's the latest and greatest?
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Postby jchucking » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:12 pm

Got a new job working as barista/[production at Deeper Roots and all of our coffees are killer, especially the new Galapagos we just got in, and our Gesha honey washed for the holidays. Also had a few great roasts from Mission out of Columbus that were incredible, and a coworker and I sampled some Counter Culture stuff that was super good.
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Postby lajoie » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:51 am

What do you all think of Kuma Coffee?

https://www.kumacoffee.com/

Clover in Boston has been serving it and I've been loving it.
I got hooked up with a wholesale bag (for $30) of it so I'll be drinking that at home for a long time, ha.
I've only had their Guatemalan though, curious on their other stuff.

Also, I just came from Iceland. If you go, this place was wonderful:
https://reykjavikroasters.is/en/
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Postby jchucking » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:00 pm

lajoie wrote:What do you all think of Kuma Coffee?

https://www.kumacoffee.com/

Clover in Boston has been serving it and I've been loving it.
I got hooked up with a wholesale bag (for $30) of it so I'll be drinking that at home for a long time, ha.
I've only had their Guatemalan though, curious on their other stuff.

Also, I just came from Iceland. If you go, this place was wonderful:
https://reykjavikroasters.is/en/


Local shop has Kuma's stuff from time to time. Been pretty dang good every time I've had it.
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Postby baustin » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:43 pm

finally got a burr grinder. what a difference that shit makes.
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Postby jchucking » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:47 pm

What did you get? Been thinking about getting a Baratza Encore
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Postby LeftHandLaugh » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:06 am

jchucking wrote:What did you get? Been thinking about getting a Baratza Encore

It's truly all you ever need. I have had mine for almost six years...been the best and their customer service is superb.
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Postby xAJXDx » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:36 am

LeftHandLaugh wrote:
jchucking wrote:What did you get? Been thinking about getting a Baratza Encore

It's truly all you ever need. I have had mine for almost six years...been the best and their customer service is superb.


Had mine 5yr; no issues.
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Postby Scumontherun » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:47 am

Not sure the threads stance on Starbucks but i've been working next to one for the last few months. Their coffee is far superior in flavor and richness to the 711/gas station which is across the street. worth the few cents more
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Postby jchucking » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:13 am

Scumontherun wrote:Not sure the threads stance on Starbucks but i've been working next to one for the last few months. Their coffee is far superior in flavor and richness to the 711/gas station which is across the street. worth the few cents more


Yes it probably is a little better in taste, but Starbucks tends to over roast their coffee which degrades the caffeine content some. Also 7eleven probably uses robusta beans, while not as good quality I believe they can retain more caffeine than arabica. Starbucks blonde roast typically has more caffeine content and tastes ok for a chain coffee place, but I really only go there as a last resort if there's no third wave shops around.
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Postby xAJXDx » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:27 am

If I'm traveling and can't find a real coffee shop; Starbucks doppio con panna is fine.
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Postby imJav » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:06 am

Scumontherun wrote:Not sure the threads stance on Starbucks but i've been working next to one for the last few months. Their coffee is far superior in flavor and richness to the 711/gas station which is across the street. worth the few cents more


would rather drink coffee from any hotel room or gas station than starbucks
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Postby youdonthink » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:56 pm

lajoie wrote:What do you all think of Kuma Coffee?

https://www.kumacoffee.com/

Clover in Boston has been serving it and I've been loving it.
I got hooked up with a wholesale bag (for $30) of it so I'll be drinking that at home for a long time, ha.
I've only had their Guatemalan though, curious on their other stuff.

Also, I just came from Iceland. If you go, this place was wonderful:
https://reykjavikroasters.is/en/


I love Kuma. That's usually what I buy here in Seattle. I'm grateful to live here...mostly just for the coffee though.
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Postby baustin » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:55 pm

jchucking wrote:What did you get? Been thinking about getting a Baratza Encore


my friend surprised me and got me this one for Christmas. its small but works perfectly for me since i only make a cup of pour-over for myself.

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Postby HellBoi » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:21 am

imJav wrote:
Scumontherun wrote:Not sure the threads stance on Starbucks but i've been working next to one for the last few months. Their coffee is far superior in flavor and richness to the 711/gas station which is across the street. worth the few cents more


would rather drink coffee from any hotel room or gas station than starbucks

No way. Starbucks drip brings the caffeine.
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Postby scottxclean » Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:06 am

HellBoi wrote:
imJav wrote:
Scumontherun wrote:Not sure the threads stance on Starbucks but i've been working next to one for the last few months. Their coffee is far superior in flavor and richness to the 711/gas station which is across the street. worth the few cents more


would rather drink coffee from any hotel room or gas station than starbucks

No way. Starbucks drip brings the caffeine.


Same. Somehow Starbucks is worse than gas station coffee. I don't know how they manage to be so fucking bad. Once a year I will get Starbucks and its shocks me every time at how fucking awful it is.
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