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I won't lie as long as it's coffee I'm happy. There are very few places I don't like coffee. Tim Hortons is one of them, but even in a pinch it will do. Gotta love a pour over first thing in the morning though!

 

 

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Nice. I've looked at upgradeding, but about $A2000 for 1kg is too much to justify for me. If my setup dies, I'll try to convince my wife I need something better, but its tracking well after 100s of roasts.

 

We had four guys go in on it. Truthfully, if you need that kind of roasting capacity for one person, you should seek professional help!!!  :D

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I was recently introduced to some locally roasted coffee that was prepared in a French Press. I was a Star Bucks "bandwagon" fan after living in Washington for 2 years and seeing them on every corner.

 

I've since been checking out small coffee roasters, and EVERYTHING gets pressed.

 

How do you take your coffee?

 

 

 

- Alan

I have a hario Japanese grinder to go with an aero press. Living in Atlanta, I typically go with Batdorf and Bronson or Octane whole beans. There's nothing better than a fresh cup of coffee while you watch your co-workers suffer through bad office coffee.

 

 

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Today's brew:

Beans: Uganda - Mount Elgon, Sipi Falls

Grind: 19 on the Encore burr grinder (medium, just a hair on the fine side)

Brew: Chemex

Recipe: 30sec bloom at 2:1 then even pour over to a 16:1 ratio

Water temp: 200*

Cup: Awesome shark design

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Today's brew:

Beans: Uganda - Mount Elgon, Sipi Falls

Grind: 19 on the Encore burr grinder (medium, just a hair on the fine side)

Brew: Chemex

Recipe: 30sec bloom at 2:1 then even pour over to a 16:1 ratio

Water temp: 200*

Cup: Awesome shark design

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Looks like a dang distillery.

 

 

- Alan

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Looks like a dang distillery.

 

 

- Alan

 

Wait til you see my distillery!

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Wait til you see my distillery!

How did I know! Isn't that illegal in California??

 

 

- Alan

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How did I know! Isn't that illegal in California??

 

 

- Alan

 

It's only illegal if they catch you! J/K, distilling for personal use is perfectly  legal.

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It's only illegal if they catch you! J/K, distilling for personal use is perfectly legal.

Mmhmm

 

 

- Alan

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Kenny besides hopefully playing some golf one day I second the Irish Cream in the coffee. I do it all the time. In fact I'm having my coffee with IC as I type. Good stuff.

Below is a photo of my coffee making setup with my current grind. I buy from a Texas roaster Independance Coffee and have been pleased with their roasts.

 

Cheers.

 

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Laughing Donkey. Why is the Donkey laughing. Mmmmm, that Laughing Donkey is delicious.

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What have you been doing for the last 2 hours? Oh, nothing, I was just making 1 cup of coffee, but the dang laughing donkey wouldn't stop.

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You'll enjoy it. Just let it steep for the 4 minutes the recommend or it's rather bitter.

 

 

- Alan

I'm addicted!!! So good, so smooth!

 

 

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I'm addicted!!! So good, so smooth!

 

 

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With just the right amount of cream or mocha powder it's like drinking hot cocoa. Glad you are hooked! ☕️ ☕️

 

 

- Alan

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Man so this is a thread that I can get behind...

 

My second passion (or arguably first...) besides golf is coffee. 

 

It's seriously just such an enjoyable experience. Making something completely by hand where I can control every variable of the equation and judge my outcome with every cup. I enjoy regular coffee (have a french press, Aeropress, Kalita Wave, Chemex, Hario V60, Lido 2 hand grinder and Bonavita variable temperature electric gooseneck kettle) as well as espresso (have a Rocket Appartamento and Rocket Fausto grinder). I use a  Acaia Lunar scale to brew all of it.

 

It is seriously insane how much money this stuff can run. But here's the even CRAZIER thing. These changes ACTUALLY make a difference. Going through the process of dialing in a grind, using different temperatures for water (205 tastes different than 208 and 210 tastes different again) and not only that, but the mineral compounds and type of water that you use has a total impact on the coffee that you brew.

 

This isn't even counting the single origins, blends, roast profiles, freshness and palate differences from person to person.

 

Two things I would recommend to anyone looking to get into this world, first if you have Counter Culture training center near you (check their site www.counterculturecoffee.com) visit and do one of their free tastings! They are very relaxed and will teach you a ton about this world, all from a very well trained Barista.

 

I also recommend a very eye opening at home experience. One aspect of this that you will not believe until you experience it is simply how much difference each of those brewers I listed above change the coffee. A french press is good, but it's not the best way to make this stuff. It could be for you, but there could be another preference that's better. French Presses do some things very well and other very poorly. To highlight the differences you need a few things.

 

A new, fresh bag of your favorite whole bean coffee

As many different brewing methods as you own (I recommend at least three and a French Press, Kalita and Chemex would be a great place to start)

Water

Kettle

Filters

Some time.

 

What you are going to do is simply go back to back with your brewing processes on each of these and taste the coffee. You will be BLOWN away at the differences in the cup between those three brewers. I find that experience really opens up peoples minds to what this world can be and will usually help guide you into what type of brewing you prefer.

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Awesome Shawn! Thanks!

 

 

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Yes sir! 

 

I'm happy to answer any questions if you come across some. Just realize this world is even more potentially crazy than this sport we all love so much. It's very fun if you dive in, but it's a deep pool.

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I like my coffee like my women. Hot, strong, and black.

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Shawn - besides coffee (which I agree is a modern miracle and fuels everything), and golf, I happen to like the picture of your Frenchie. I have two brindle females - one of whom looks exactly like your buddy. I'll post their pictures soon.

 

On coffee, my son-in-law turned me on to cold brew and I have to say that I like it better than iced coffee (brewed hot then poured over ice). Cold brew tastes richer to me without the bitterness you sometimes get. At my house today we had to use the French press since the main machine was being descaled. My wife and I calculated that we have at least five different ways to make coffee - brew, press, K-cup, Nespresso, and cold brew.

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Shawn - besides coffee (which I agree is a modern miracle and fuels everything), and golf, I happen to like the picture of your Frenchie. I have two brindle females - one of whom looks exactly like your buddy. I'll post their pictures soon.

 

On coffee, my son-in-law turned me on to cold brew and I have to say that I like it better than iced coffee (brewed hot then poured over ice). Cold brew tastes richer to me without the bitterness you sometimes get. At my house today we had to use the French press since the main machine was being descaled. My wife and I calculated that we have at least five different ways to make coffee - brew, press, K-cup, Nespresso, and cold brew.

Is it like the Cold Brew that Starbucks is doing right now? I had one the other day, and it was pretty good.

 

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