Pages: 1 ... 10 [11] 12 ... 21   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Coffee Lovers  (Read 58366 times)
bgfish
Senior Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 111




Ignore
« Reply #200 on: July 27, 2012, 02:05:41 PM »

Trader Joes French roast with an extra scoop!!!!!
Logged

Larrivee OM-40M Legacy
Larrivee OM-3R JCL
Larrivee P-01
Alverez AP66SB
Strings4Him
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2558




Ignore
« Reply #201 on: July 27, 2012, 02:54:43 PM »

I have mainly had dark roast coffee.  But I am really enjoying the flavor difference with milder roasts.
Logged
Mr_LV19E
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 6500




Ignore
« Reply #202 on: July 27, 2012, 09:46:05 PM »



Since the wife retired list month, we've been drinking our usual blend every morning and in the late afternoon have been brewing a 2nd pot ... then stay up until 1am or otherwise bounce off the walls. Hence trying out some decaf blends. I'm too old to be up that late.  blush

I have my last cup at about 1:00am and am sound asleep by 2:00am.
Logged

Roger


"Live simply so that others may simply live"
rockstar_not
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2313


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #203 on: July 28, 2012, 09:12:58 PM »

With this summer heat, I have actually strayed from the fold and bought Iced Coffee a couple of times in the past month and enjoyed it.  This morning, I made some espresso with the Aeropress, then added COLD water up to an Americano, tossed in some cubes and some creamer/sugar and yum.

Will likely be repeating this as long as it's predicted to be above 90.

-Scott
Logged

2000 L-03-E
2012 Epiphone Nighthawk Custom Reissue
1985 Peavey Milestone
2004 SX SPJ-62 Bass
2008 Valencia Solid Cedar Top Classical
2015 Taylor 414ce - won in drawing
2016 Ibanez SR655BBF

My Sound Cloud
prof_stack
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1929


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #204 on: July 29, 2012, 02:35:00 AM »

With this summer heat, I have actually strayed from the fold and bought Iced Coffee a couple of times in the past month and enjoyed it.  This morning, I made some espresso with the Aeropress, then added COLD water up to an Americano, tossed in some cubes and some creamer/sugar and yum.

Will likely be repeating this as long as it's predicted to be above 90.

-Scott
Did you incorrectly spell yum when you meant rum?   
Logged

Play it daily for best results.
Caleb
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3714




Ignore
« Reply #205 on: July 29, 2012, 03:24:26 PM »

With this summer heat, I have actually strayed from the fold and bought Iced Coffee a couple of times in the past month and enjoyed it.  This morning, I made some espresso with the Aeropress, then added COLD water up to an Americano, tossed in some cubes and some creamer/sugar and yum.

Will likely be repeating this as long as it's predicted to be above 90.

-Scott
Above 90? Ha!  That's considered catching a break here in Texas.  Yesterday I got in my car outside of work, which stays parked on a blacktop parking lot in direct sunlight, and the temp gauge read 121.  If we get a 90 degree day in July or August it feels like spring.  I have to admit that I get thoroughly sick of the Texas heat.  Last summer was absolutely brutal. 

I have also been enjoying iced coffee this summer.  I get a pound of espresso from the Green Machine and brew up shots at home.  I like to add half whole cream and half whole milk for mine.  Very good stuff. 
Logged
Danny
Donuts?
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 13250




Ignore
« Reply #206 on: July 29, 2012, 05:18:56 PM »

 +1 on the Texas heat. It gets very old in the dog days.
Iced coffee or a Frappe are nice in the heat.
Logged

O,OO,OOO,LS,D02
rockstar_not
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2313


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #207 on: July 30, 2012, 04:26:39 AM »

I'm not trying to derail the thread into who has hotter temps, in our part of CO, we are not even close - I love the weather here, but hotter days don't make me pine for the java.

I always thought Iced coffee was kind of weird, but I get it now.  That's all I was trying to say.

-Scott
Logged

2000 L-03-E
2012 Epiphone Nighthawk Custom Reissue
1985 Peavey Milestone
2004 SX SPJ-62 Bass
2008 Valencia Solid Cedar Top Classical
2015 Taylor 414ce - won in drawing
2016 Ibanez SR655BBF

My Sound Cloud
Caleb
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3714




Ignore
« Reply #208 on: July 30, 2012, 11:41:25 AM »

I'm not trying to derail the thread into who has hotter temps, in our part of CO, we are not even close - I love the weather here, but hotter days don't make me pine for the java.

I always thought Iced coffee was kind of weird, but I get it now.  That's all I was trying to say.

-Scott
Got it. Guess I just wanted to whine a little about the heat.
Logged
Mr_LV19E
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 6500




Ignore
« Reply #209 on: July 30, 2012, 03:54:31 PM »

It's funny, you rarely hear the Canadians whining about the cold in the winter.
Logged

Roger


"Live simply so that others may simply live"
GA-ME
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2478




Ignore
« Reply #210 on: July 30, 2012, 04:11:26 PM »

It's funny, you rarely hear the Canadians whining about the cold in the winter.

It's hard to be blustery with blue lips...
Logged
Danny
Donuts?
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 13250




Ignore
« Reply #211 on: July 30, 2012, 04:23:21 PM »

It's hard to be blustery with blue lips...
   YUP.
                       http://www.jacklondons.net/buildafire.html
Logged

O,OO,OOO,LS,D02
rockstar_not
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2313


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #212 on: July 30, 2012, 04:56:57 PM »

Got it. Guess I just wanted to whine a little about the heat.

I think you folks have earned it time and again.  We have partner businesses all over TX and I forget what the string of 100+ days was last summer in many parts of the republic, but I recall it was way too many.  And for alot of you, you can't even say:  "But it's a dry heat"

Logged

2000 L-03-E
2012 Epiphone Nighthawk Custom Reissue
1985 Peavey Milestone
2004 SX SPJ-62 Bass
2008 Valencia Solid Cedar Top Classical
2015 Taylor 414ce - won in drawing
2016 Ibanez SR655BBF

My Sound Cloud
rockstar_not
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2313


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #213 on: December 24, 2012, 03:32:44 PM »

resurrecting this thread as a Christmas thank you to those of you who lauded the Aeropress.

This Christmas Eve morning, as I'm trying to wrap up all of my family's outstanding medical bills/insurance submissions/etc.  (Those of you with 'high-deductible' insurance plans probably understand the accounting responsibilities placed on the end user of the plan) I'm enjoying a fresh espresso that would cost me probably the better side of 5$.

There's very little coffee that I've cranked through this thing that doesn't end up in a rich enjoyable cup.  I can even say that I've fine ground Folger's and Maxwell House and used it with much more than serviceable results.

I've had it since April or so, and I've not even begun to make a dent in the filter stack supplied with it - I reuse them 3 or 4 times each, with no noticeable degredation in flavor.  Here in CO, once you rinse the filter, it's only an hour or two before it's dry and ready for the next use.  It does require wetting on re-use, as it shrinks a bit with the drying.  The re-wetting quickly blooms it back to original size and ready to use.

The extravagant use of beans is the only negative to this thing - but even then, my guess is that my costs are roughly $0.25-$0.50/cup.  And no waiting in line at Starbucks for a burnt flavor dibble-dopp, double-pop, cream on top without a belly flop little sing-song rhyme that I hear people proudly recite proudly in front of and behind me in line when I've had a giftcard or coupon for Starbucks.

So, a Merry Christmas and a thank you to all who sang the praises of the Aeropress - a very happy customer here indeed.
Logged

2000 L-03-E
2012 Epiphone Nighthawk Custom Reissue
1985 Peavey Milestone
2004 SX SPJ-62 Bass
2008 Valencia Solid Cedar Top Classical
2015 Taylor 414ce - won in drawing
2016 Ibanez SR655BBF

My Sound Cloud
Danny
Donuts?
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 13250




Ignore
« Reply #214 on: December 24, 2012, 03:42:26 PM »

I have thought of this thread as well. In a way it changed my coffee prep habits as well. We no longer use a brewer at all. For about six months now we have been using two bodum press pots.
Also I have the habit of drinking a cup of Jo first and then switching to tea, I'm drinking a big cup of PG Tips teas now that was made in the second press pot. The tea habit really kicked in when we spent three weeks in N.Z. and just kept going.
I do still enjoy coffee first thing though.
Logged

O,OO,OOO,LS,D02
brandon
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1295




Ignore
« Reply #215 on: December 24, 2012, 03:49:19 PM »

I'll have to look into this aeropress device. I love coffee first thing in the morning and then sometimes around 6-7 p.m. as well. I'm not too particular of the brand of coffee as long as it is medium to dark roast.
Logged

in His grasp,
brandon

D-60 (rosie)
OMV-50
O-60
prof_stack
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1929


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #216 on: December 24, 2012, 04:17:25 PM »

Merry Coffee Christmas!

I bought two metal filters designed for the Aeropress, the Able (silver) filter and the Kaffeologie filter. 

Both allow more body into the cup, which for some coffee is a good thing.  The paper filters produce the smoothest cup.

Both filters are USA made, like the Aeropress, for those of us who care about such things.  They're about $12 each.  There are a few other filters out there.

   

With the inverted method, I use water at about 185F and agitate for 5 sec.  The coffee then steeps for a minute before agitating again.  Then I put the lid and cup on top and carefully turn over, and press.  Works for me. 

               
Logged

Play it daily for best results.
AgeOfEmpires
Senior Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 137




Ignore
« Reply #217 on: December 24, 2012, 05:40:22 PM »


... I use water at about 185F ...

I enjoy my aeropress on occasion.

Have you ever tried increasing your temp a little?  Typically the recommended brewing temp for coffee is between 195-205F - the right temperature for proper extraction.  That is particularly the reason why I use a Technivorm for auto drip.  Most auto drip machines cannot reach this temp range.  The Technivorm is one of only 4 home drip machines certified by SCAA to brew within this range. 


Logged
Strings4Him
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2558




Ignore
« Reply #218 on: December 24, 2012, 06:48:35 PM »

I will check out the Technivorm.  I am getting close to needing a new coffee machine.
Logged
AgeOfEmpires
Senior Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 137




Ignore
« Reply #219 on: December 24, 2012, 07:59:38 PM »

I will check out the Technivorm.  I am getting close to needing a new coffee machine.

http://scaa.org/?page=cert2

Not saying the Technivorm is right brewer for everyone.  Also, I would assume there are some other makers out there that haven't submitted their brewers for certification, but I can say out of the several mid-range brewers (say $150-$350) that I've tried, it certainly heats the water better than any other.  It is fast too and I think it brews a very nice cup.  It has been the official brewer for several years in at least the Specialty Coffee Assn. of Europe competition.  Not sure about the SCAA.

I almost went with the Bonavita shown on the link above - it's less expensive.  But I figured if I played a Larrivee, might as well drink coffee from a Technivorm. 

I must say though, my favorite drip method is a Chemex manual pour over brewer.  It's more hassle though that the Technivorm so I only use the Chemex on an occasional Saturday morning.
Logged
Pages: 1 ... 10 [11] 12 ... 21   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to: