Coffee

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

  1. DrHenley

    DrHenley

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    May 31, 2019
    I almost ordered some Sweet Maria's Kenyan beans, but the Kenyan Coffee Company is Amazon Prime eligible and I was OUT OF COFFEE so I needed it ASAP, LOL.
     
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  2. DrHenley

    DrHenley

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    May 31, 2019
    I didn't roast it, so maybe they just didn't roast it right. What roast level is recommended for straight Kona?
     
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  3. Monofletch

    Monofletch Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    Some Cafe Britt Poas Tierra volcanica - and my new Curtiss F3 large

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  4. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    I didn't experience coffees sold through Amazon being of the greatest quality, at least not when compared to Sweet Maria's, so I don't buy from there after trying a few times. Plus, most of the sellers are for 5 pounds or more at a time, and I generally don't buy more than 2 pounds of an individual coffee at one time.

    A proper, certified, Kona is usually best City+ to Full City IMO. I don't think they usually tend to be terribly complex (at least not in my experience), but they're usually very well-balanced, mellow, and quite smooth. A "coffee's coffee", if you will.
     
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  5. DrHenley

    DrHenley

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    May 31, 2019
    Thanks
     
  6. dannyp

    dannyp Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    Well, dang! I'm just over here slummin' it with my $4/pound coffee.:p
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    Roasted up a batch of this Peru Cajamarca for the first time tonight.
     
  7. Monofletch

    Monofletch Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    Hey, Dan, I’ll swing by and suffer with you! A man should have to drink that stuff alone!!! :)
     
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  8. dannyp

    dannyp Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    Sure thing!

    I agree with @SpyderPhreak about Amazon being hit or miss. I've had mixed results even with stuff from the same seller. The exception to that is Primos. They are direct trade though, so they aren't dealing with a lot of different sources and they have been very good every time I ordered any. The big advantage to ordering Prime is the free shipping. When buying elsewhere, it makes more sense to order enough to make the shipping cost worthwhile. That's why the last few times I've ordered at least 10 lbs.

    I've been happy with the stuff I've ordered from Burman so far. They have a pretty good selection of coffee from the inexpensive $4/lb up to $30/lb Kona or JBM Peaberry.
     
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  9. u.hansen

    u.hansen Basic Member Basic Member

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    Nov 24, 2013
    delete
     
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  10. DrHenley

    DrHenley

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    May 31, 2019
    Been having problems with some Kenya Kirinyaga, which I attribute to it being extremely fresh and green. I went through the first batch without ever really nailing it. For lack of a better term, the "green smell" was still there unless I baked all the flavor out. But now I think I have it! I had to slow down the drying phase to ten minutes then ramped up before the drying phase was complete, and ramped up again at the beginning of the caramelization phase about a minute later, keeping everything else normal from then on for a City roast.

    I am now basking in the afterglow of the endorphin rush! My wife's comment was "THIS is how coffee SHOULD taste!"
     
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  11. Y'shua

    Y'shua Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 11, 2015
    I’ve only handled them once, they’re fun to play with but the market here isn’t adventurous. For instance I’ve had the same dark roast for 6 years, changed it once and had more complaints in one week than I have 3 years. Folks here want the same thing every day ha. But that’s alright my customer return rate is at 78% and I see around 28% of customer every day, some as many as three times a day. So I’m not complaining, I’ll just keep my lights interesting.
     
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  12. Taylortat

    Taylortat

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    Oct 20, 2019
    I’m still trying to get everything settled after our move (been using lots of K cups ). For the last month I’ve only carried this Native since all of my other knives are still packed up. I usually switch blades daily but I have enjoyed the Native. Before everyone got up this morning I managed to install a new hbi flat trigger and spring for my CZ and make some decent coffee D41A2382-AA99-4294-8DAE-7FCBCB34DFC0.jpeg
     
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  13. dannyp

    dannyp Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 25, 2007
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    Drinking some of the Peru from one of my Ugly Mugz with this little pocket blade from nighthaxan
     
  14. buenavides1

    buenavides1

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    May 30, 2019
    I can't stand a day without a cup of coffee, I feel so lazy without it. I have drink two cups of coffee with creamer while installing the new Black Rock wheels that I bought online.
     
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  15. DrHenley

    DrHenley

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    May 31, 2019
    A morning without coffee is like a marriage without a honeymoon! :)
     
  16. Monofletch

    Monofletch Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    ...... or a whole box of Captain Crunch and no milk!
     
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  17. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    JBM and CRUWEAR.

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    best

    mqqn
     
  18. Monofletch

    Monofletch Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    Another Iron Bean order. Cast Iron is the best!!

    Carothers Utility Fighter and Busse Badger Attack

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  19. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    [​IMG]Starbucks Columbian, brewed strong and drunk black.
     
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  20. lzeplin

    lzeplin Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 18, 2012
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