Coffee

Discussion in 'Community Center' started by Monofletch, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. Ryan Thompson

    Ryan Thompson Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 27, 2016
    Trying out the French press today with some fresh local coffee. It is very good. I will definitely be stopping for more next time I’m in the area.

    And my first CPK! Just got it this week and can’t wait to try it out. I have heard so many good things, I had to get one!

    @dannyp that is a nice looking Kizer you got there! A lot good knives going around in this swap. Thanks @Monofletch for organizing it!

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  2. dannyp

    dannyp Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    Nice score there, Ryan! It's the first time I've had a Kizer and I see why people like them. Bryce actually dyed the scales on that particular knife, also. Have fun with the french press.:thumbsup:
     
  3. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Really glad to hear that! :D

    New knife, and some cold brew on a hot afternoon. :cool:

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  4. GotSteel

    GotSteel

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    Mar 1, 2016
    Christmas in July, how could I forget! I'll be in on the next one :)
     
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  5. Monofletch

    Monofletch Basic Member Basic Member

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  6. Monofletch

    Monofletch Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    One of our local St. L markets now carries STUMPTOWN! They had 5-6 different flavors!! Yay! Hairbender!!
     
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  7. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Dude, that's pretty awesome! :cool: Hairbender is pretty good stuff! :thumbsup:
     
  8. spectrum055

    spectrum055

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    Jul 1, 2016
    I assume it's been mentioned but I'm a fan of Deathwish and Valhala Java. Though in a pinch as much as I like grinding my own beans I do like Cafe Bustello. I mean it's pretty much Foldgers Mexicana but it's not terrible...

    I probably mostly enjoy dark roasts. If I have to buy beans from the store I usually get an espresso roast. Though like I said before I have been enjoying Deathwish a lot and buy the amazon deal that comes with Valhalla Java which isn't bad but meh to me it's like getting a freeish bag of coffee to go through while I wait for pay day to get more coffee. I have been thinking about maybe roasting my own.
     
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  9. Monofletch

    Monofletch Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 14, 2010
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  10. miltmaldo

    miltmaldo Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2012
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  11. Monofletch

    Monofletch Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    Checking out this City Girl. It smells good.
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  12. dannyp

    dannyp Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    Got some new bags in yesterday and 10 lbs of coffee beans today.

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  13. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Ran across this interesting new coffee brewer last week. The FrankOne. Isn't in production yet, but you can back it on Kickstarter (currently for $70) if you're interested. I'd post a link to the campaign, but don't think that's kosher here. I'm sure you can find it.

     
  14. Y'shua

    Y'shua

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    Dec 11, 2015
    I’d be interested to hear your experience with this if you end up getting. I’ve got some serious reservations about the peressure and time involved with this brew method. I’m all about grind size and environmental control when it comes to understanding extraction in process. Plus I just backed three coffee gadgets on Kickstarter so I don’t need to throw more money out there haha.
     
  15. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    I haven't backed it yet, as I'm a little dubious as well. The coffee extraction doesn't actually happen under high pressure, which is part of what helps espresso extraction happen in such a short time. The device uses negative pressure, and essentially creates a vacuum inside of the carafe, sucking the water through the coffee grinds from the bottom. I don't know how it can happen fast like that and be properly extracted, despite their tests showing a near perfectly extracted "SCAA Golden Cup" brew. :shrug:

    What other coffee items did you back?
     
  16. Y'shua

    Y'shua

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    Dec 11, 2015
    It certainly doesn’t seem to me to be anything to impressive. Especially when siphon filters have been around for a ridiculously long time and function in a similar way, using vacuum pressure. I posted a link in this thread a long time ago with one. Maybe 3-4 years back....

    I backed the Nitro King 2.0, it’s a portable nitro tap system. I ordered the Flask, which is just a pretty French press with a removable center chamber. The I also ordered the Rite Press which is again a French press but I had a removable base so cleaning is a bit easier. I’m curious how the gaskets will hold up on the last one, but I’m most looking forward to the Nitro King. If that works out I’ll have a fun option to use at my shop.
     
  17. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Yeah, exactly what I thought; an electric siphon. What has held me back is I think I'd rather have a nice Yama for the money. If it does indeed work, would be nice and portable, however.

    Hadn't seen the Nitro King 2 on there. That's pretty slick. I'm not ready to fork out that much for it though.
     
  18. Y'shua

    Y'shua

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    Dec 11, 2015
    I get that haha. It’s way cheaper than a full commercial nitro setup though so it’s a good test for my local market. If nothing else it’ll be my personal setup haha.
     
  19. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    First cup of the day. A nice Tanzania peaberry. :)

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    Custom Redmeadow Corsair in O1 and African Blackwood, with nickel silver hardware. That square pin is not just a shield either, it goes all the way through the handle. :cool:

    More pics of this beauty HERE.
     
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  20. dannyp

    dannyp Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    Interesting stuff. I like to check out Kickstarter and Indiegogo from time to time for coffee related items but it's been a while since I looked there. Just now drinking some of the Roaster's Delight that I posted before. It's a pretty good for a blend. Have a good National Coffee Day everybody.

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