Coffee

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

  1. Monofletch

    Monofletch Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    You are one of Bladeforums coffee royalty- very hard to buy for...sir. I hope everything is to your liking. This is my favorite time of the year...
     
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  2. Monofletch

    Monofletch Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    @cchu518 Thanks buddy! It means a lot!
     
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  3. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Lol! :D

    Indeed he is! :cool: Glad to call him my friend! :D :thumbsup:

    My wife would agree, lol! :p Everything is excellent! :thumbsup: Going to try the 700 espresso shortly. :)
     
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  4. Fullflat

    Fullflat

    Jan 4, 2018
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  5. Worldwatcher

    Worldwatcher Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 19, 2015
    @Fullflat thank you sir! Brewing up my first cup right now and will report back later but it sure smells good. Really digging the stretch, first fidget friendly and very flickable spydie lockback I've had. Fits perfectly into my frn collection! Sorry for the crappy pic.
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  6. Fullflat

    Fullflat

    Jan 4, 2018
    Very welcome brother! Hope you enjoy those beans :) Very stoked to see the Stretch fitting in so nicely with the frn fam. Now I want one.
    Merry Christmas!
     
  7. Worldwatcher

    Worldwatcher Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 19, 2015
    Broke out my hand grinder and french press for these beans. Nice almond flavor with just a slight hint of honey. It is also very crisp, well roasted. If you all haven't tried it, would definitely recommend.
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  8. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Pulled some shots of the Kaldi 700 Espresso for my wife and I. The aroma smells strongly of pecan pie! Yum!!! This stuff really reminds me of Barefoot Redcab, which I love! :cool: :thumbsup:
     
  9. Monofletch

    Monofletch Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    It make excellent drip too!!
     
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  10. Monofletch

    Monofletch Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    Trying this tonight. Wow! It was good black but really comes to life with sugar and cream!

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  11. 007 Agent ZZero

    007 Agent ZZero

    Jan 23, 2006
    I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday swap. I just caught up on the last few pages. I was lucky enough to get this Northfield. It’s always nice to get a true surprise. Got some fresh beans to grind as well. Things are looking up!
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  12. 007 Agent ZZero

    007 Agent ZZero

    Jan 23, 2006
    Just figured out a local coffee shop sells a well know local shops beans. The 2 bags I just got were roasted a week ago.
     
  13. MrsR&T

    MrsR&T Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 1, 2019
    Glad you are enjoying! Josh and I had fun researching coffee roasters here in Oregon and trying out the different coffees. The one kind was still getting blended so we sat and watched their production through a window from their cafeteria.
     
  14. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Roasting coffee for my SS this evening, then will ship tomorrow. :) :thumbsup:
     
  15. Monofletch

    Monofletch Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    lucky!
     
  16. cchu518

    cchu518 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    Confused as hell, found this in my job's pantry today.
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    It's Hugh Jackman's boutique coffee shop. As far as I know, I've only been to the one near my old Bank of NY Mellon job. So now boutique coffees are available in a K Cup from costco. Stumptown is at Target as is Blue Bottle. Makes me wonder are we being duped in terms of availability of great coffee beans? Does roasting have more to do with it than anything else? For the fellas who are roasters on the thread, can you school me on how important the bean is vs the person roasting the bean?

    Here's a video of Cafe Grumpy's roastery. I'm a huge fan of my favorite coffee shop's house blends. As I trust these roasters to really create coffee profiles that are super drinkable. Gregory's and Grumpy's are two of my favorite blends and as I get older I find myself buying less and less single origin in terms of frequency.



    One more interesting thing about Grumpy which I havn't seen at any other coffee shop in NYC. The cafe purchases hyper micro-sourced (beans they literally know the mountain that the coffee bean is being grown on) that are graded on quality and are extremely limited in supply. Depending on how the crop is graded and supply, the price for their beans and a cup of coffee at the cafe changes. So the single origin cup of coffee could range from $4.75 and $10. So fair prices for the farmers. In general when the crop comes in at a higher price, sometimes I havn't been able to tell a difference and then other times the falvor profile is pretty unique.
     
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  17. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Roasted coffee today for my secret santa and shipped it out. Gift box is in the hands of USPS. @Monofletch said he'd personally supervise the progress of the package... ;) :p

    Sounds like they're buying specific small lots of coffee at auction. That's nothing new, that's how Sweet Maria's, where I buy a lot of my green beans, has been doing it for ages. The good news is this is how the small percentage of the tippy top of the best coffee in the world is sold, so they're roasting and selling you the good stuff. :cool: :thumbsup: Many other shops do this as well.
     
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  18. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    In my amateur opinion, it more the bean than the roaster, if you're talking about a single origin coffee. Even an expert roaster can't make a crappy bean great. Whereas a novice roaster can get great results from a good bean. Yeah, an expert roaster can probably coax a little more out of a bean than an amateur can, but as the saying goes, "You can't polish a turd."

    Now, with blends, I think it's quite the opposite. There is a real art to blending coffee, and it is easy to screw it up. We touched on this a couple three pages back. Beans that are great on their own can taste like garbage (relatively) in a poor blend, and mediocre beans can shine if blended properly.

    My ¢.02, worth exactly what you paid for it. ;)
     
  19. cchu518

    cchu518 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    That's interesting to learn about I would have thought the blends were the easier thing to do.
     
  20. Monofletch

    Monofletch Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    Like I posted before....
    I took 2 beans that are excellent by themselves but when I mixed the last little bit of each together it was terrible. Not undrinkable, but very Maxwellhouse ish.
     

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