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Useless Without Coffee

Are you near worthless before your morning (afternoon, nightly?) cup of coffee? Share caffeinated tales of debauchery, discuss your favorite coffee dives...etc etc etc

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Comment by Nathan on June 13, 2012 at 10:45am

I think it depends on lots of things...

Quality of green coffee, origin of green coffee, type of blend, roasting method, roasting profile (temperatures, airflow, time, etc.), brew method, brew temperature, brew pressure, brew time, grinding method, grind time, grinder type, age of roasted coffee, time since grinding, etc.

Where do you get your coffee? Do you grind it yourself immediately prior to brewing? When was it roasted (is there a Roasted On date or just a "Best by" date?)? How do you brew? What type and brand and quality of machine? What type of water are you using? Is it softened, filtered, etc.? If so, what type of filtering?
Who made it, you? or a cafe? or a trained barista with 20 years experience on a high end commercial machine?

All that makes a difference, sometimes small, sometimes huge. 

Comment by Steph S. on June 13, 2012 at 10:15am

Oh hey Nathan. I think the dark roasts taste less bitter than the medium and light roasts. What do you think?

I do drink the other types too. Mainly I've been drinking the dark roasts.

I love espresso!

Comment by Nathan on June 13, 2012 at 10:08am

I don't like dark roasts...I prefer light to medium roasts. 

Dark roasts tend to only taste burnt to me.  Some espresso blends that are roasted dark translate well in the cup as espresso, but not as regular drip coffee.

Comment by Steph S. on June 13, 2012 at 10:04am

How cool Nathan!

I'll have to take a look at your store again.

Comment by Steph S. on June 13, 2012 at 10:03am

I drank some dark roast coffee today.

Does anyone have a favorite type of dark roast coffee?

Comment by Nathan on June 1, 2012 at 10:26am
I made about 20 espresso based drinks this morning for everyone here at our fundraiser (garage sale for the American cancer society).

Espresso, lattes, cappuccinos, mochas, and Americanos!

Tons of bags of coffee for sale too...brazil, Guat, Ethiopia, etc.
Comment by Steph S. on June 1, 2012 at 6:20am

I am drinking dark roast coffee.

Your store sounds cool Nathan.

Comment by Nathan on May 30, 2012 at 9:48am

I don't have a brick and mortar store only the webstore, but yes, most of the coffee I drink is coffee I have roasted.

I do buy others' coffee occasionally, so as not to become insulated in my coffee tasting, but most of what I drink is roasted by me.  Also, the flavor descriptors I use are inherent to the bean, I do not add any flavoring to my coffee. 

Comment by Steph S. on May 30, 2012 at 9:17am
Sounds wonderful Nathan!
Is the coffee you make from your store?
Comment by Nathan on May 30, 2012 at 7:53am

1 x Brazil Single Origin Cappuccino (CityPlus to FullCity Roast), very delicious, sweet and chocolatey, and the milk texture was very good today.

1x Clever Coffee Dripper of Guatemala Antigua.  28g to 500ml water, steeped for 3:30 (min:sec).  A sweet, crisp cup, with a long smokey finish.  City Plus Roast.

 

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