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  1. thebeesknees22

    thebeesknees22 SS.org Regular

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    Thread for coffee snobs

    Gimme your favorite beans!!

    general coffee links
    https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nat...ng-countries-ethiopia-kenya-colombia-and-more

    https://www.cafeimports.com/?r=b3JpZ2lucw==

    list of places to get good beans from that I've compiled over the years.

    - Phil and Sebastian (Calgary)
    - Rosso (Calgary)
    - Origin (Granville Island)
    - Rocanini (Vancouver)

    - Moja (Vancouver)
    - Intelligentsia (Chicago)
    - Milano (Vancouver)
    - East Van Roasters (Vancouver)

    Bow and Arrow from Victoria

    Huehuetenango (Guatemala) beans

    http://www.algcoffee.co.uk/ (london)


    Good places if you're in Vancouver: (i have not tried all of these)
    http://www.murchies.com/store/coffee.html

    http://www.milanocoffee.ca/

    https://49thcoffee.com/

    https://bluebottlecoffee.com/

    https://www.stumptowncoffee.com/

    https://matchstickyvr.com/collections/

    https://www.facebook.com/ContinentalCoffeeHouse/

    http://www.lavazza.com/

    http://www.transcendcoffee.ca/

    https://www.movingcoffee.com/

    http://timbertraincoffeeroasters.com/

    https://www.palletcoffeeroasters.com/


    Good places if you happen to be in MTL (i have not tried all of these)
    https://www.cafeunion.com/

    https://sainthenri.ca/

    https://www.dispatchcoffee.ca/

    https://www.philzcoffee.com/shop


    I'm not sure if all of those places are still open due to Covid.

    Feel free to post anything from anywhere in the world you might be.
     
  2. Seabeast2000

    Seabeast2000 Tropospheric Holocenian Contributor

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    OUT: Ninja Coffee Bar
    Braun blade grinder

    IN: Capresso Percolator
    Cuisinart Burr Grinder

    Beans: Starbucks bags if on sale or Kirkland beans.
     
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    jaxadam SS.org Regular

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    I think Lavazza is overrated. We have a couple of great roasters here in town so we're pretty lucky.

    https://boldbeancoffee.com/

    https://www.brasstackscoffee.com/

    I order from these guys sometimes:

    https://toydogcoffee.com/

    Try the Mysore Nuggets.

    https://toydogcoffee.com/collection...s/products/indian-mysore-golden-nugget-coffee

    It's amazing to get beans roasted and at your door in like two days for the price point.

    We've had a Saeco for going on 8 years and it's still great.

    https://www.usa.philips.com/c-m-ho/coffee/saeco-automatic-espresso-machine#triggername=saeco_black

    I have turned into a bean snob. I cannot drink what I call "gas station" coffee anymore.
     
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    thebeesknees22 SS.org Regular

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    @Seabeast2000 - lol yeah a big bag of starbucks from Costco has become my staple as I moved up to 5-6 cups day.

    I have myself back down to 3 now (that was rough) lol


    @jaxadam - the Mysore looks cool. I may order some!
     
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    jaxadam SS.org Regular

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    You won’t be disappointed. You may never be able to drink “gas station” coffee again!
     
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    Seabeast2000 Tropospheric Holocenian Contributor

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    Gas station coffee might be responsible for a lot of "one-timers". Its shit.
     
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    c7spheres GuitArtist

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    Can't stand the smell of coffee. Drank it black all the time (normal stuff like Dunkin Donuts, Circle k, 8 o'clock Bean etc) and loved it in high school, then suddenly one day out of nowhere it made me nauseous just to smell it. Don't know why. Subsequent office jobs since have been difficult because I basically have to work sick all day, every day. My problem, not theirs.
     
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    p0ke 7-string guitard

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    My espresso machine has been broken for years so I don't buy whole beans anymore, but when it worked my favorite was Zoegas Forza, these days for just normal filtered coffee it's Zoegas Blue Java.
    Pretty much all Zoegas coffees I've tried have been really good, but we only get a few kinds over here. So I always ask my relatives from Sweden to bring some when they visit.
    For my everyday coffee, I just buy the cheapest dark roast I can find, and it's usually good enough.
     
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    thebeesknees22 SS.org Regular

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    interesting! My grandma had the same thing happen with strawberries. Just out of nowhere she became allergic to them or something and they'd just make her super sick.


    @poke - looks like amazon.ca is out of the Forza, but I'll keep an eye out for it and see if I can pick some up somewhere!
     
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    I have a long time friend who has become a massive coffee snob over the last 5 or so years, with the precision burr grinder and high end espresso machine, trying different roasters from all over. Though I myself don't take it to those levels, he has talked me into getting a 'pour over' which has been a fantastic improvement on anything I brew at home. Been meaning to try an Aero Press.

    Tried these-

    https://huckleberryroasters.com <<< the best!

    https://henryshouseofcoffee.com

    https://onyxcoffeelab.com


    Meaning to try-

    https://www.birdtowncoffee.com/coffee

    https://www.duckrabbitcoffee.com

    https://risingstarcoffee.com <<< the biggest coffe snob I know says these guys are supreme!
     
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    Dude.... DUDE! The aeropress is the bomb. Once you have a coffee with that you will stick your nose up at high end coffee shop coffees. lol There will be no going back.

    I know it looks ridiculous. But the aeropress is super cheap, and it makes the best coffees ever. I have 2. One for home and one for at work. :D

    Just make sure your beans are relatively fresh. If you have old grounds or beans it can get a little bleh because it brings out the flavor so much.

    /me does italian hand gesture
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    bahaha amazing
     
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    Lavazza is the only coffee I've ever actively disliked. I don't know why, it was just never quite right. And for all the coffee I drink, I never got all that picky about it (I think 'cause I end up drinking other people's coffee pretty often, so there's not much room to be picky). I'll take instant over that stuff any day.
     
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    How do you guys make your coffee? I have a Delonghi Dinamica thing that I got around 1½ years ago. Done about 1000 cups on it and it does hold up fine, even if it looks and feels like dirt cheap plastic on the outside.

    I also have a Bodum French press which works great, but I don't drink that much coffee in one go. I know you can get them in like ½ L size to just brew for one cup, but that just seems like a lot of hasle.

    For beans I have been trying pretty much all variations available in Danish super markerts, both the cheaper and the more expensive stuff, but honestly not to impressed. Found one version that I really like, but it is never in stock or maybe it has been discontinued for whatever reason. My plan is to start trying out beans from various local roasters and see if I can find something truly great for what will probably be a bit higher cost.
     
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    LordIronSpatula A series of interconnected fortune cookies.

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    I love French press. I like my coffee to have a lot of body and a little mud doesn’t bother me, which is probably why it’s still my favorite.

    But if the French press is too big/too much hassle get an Aeropress. They’re cheap, tiny, make one serving at a time, and prep and cleanup are super easy and quick. Brew quality is great to outstanding depending on who you listen to.
     
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    lol What @LordIronSpatula said. 100% aeropress all the way @Sumsar haha don't be fooled by the weird plastic syringe! The aeropress is great.
     
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    Left Coast Farm 100% Kona coffee.
    It's ridiculously good.
     
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    [​IMG]

    I have exactly this one. It's slightly smaller than the typical models, and I usually make 0.7 liters (unlike other brands, Wilfa's measures are in liters and not small/large cups, which never matches any cups I drink out of :lol: ) which is just enough for a working day. I make it in the morning, drink two cups before lunch and then I get one more smaller cup in the afternoon which I usually make iced coffee out of (since it's already cold by then). The plate under the pot heats up, but because of stupid EU laws all coffee machines these days must automatically turn off after an hour, so it never stays hot until the end of the day.

    The things to look for in a coffee maker are the right temperature (if it's too cold, it doesn't absorb the flavor properly and too hot will burn it) and the pipe inside the pot. The pipe makes sure that new coffee always goes to the bottom and mixes with the old, without that the coffee on the top will have all the flavor and the bottom stuff will be colored water (and also slightly colder). I don't remember what the exact right temperature is, but it's a very narrow range it has to hit to make perfect coffee. Maybe it was 80-84°C, anything below or over will make it worse.
    Over here (I'd assume it's the same at least in all nordic countries), coffee makers that match those criteria usually have some "belgian coffee bean company" seal of approval on them, so any machine with that will work basically the same.

    If you like coffee with very intense flavor, then you'll definitely like that. I also always used to set my espresso machine to grind it as fine as possible to maximise it. It glogs up the grinder after a while that way though, so be careful :lol:

    That's a zer0 in my nickname, by the way :)
     
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    The Aeropress makes amazing coffee, with the only downside being the amount it makes per press. I usually will do a couple presses in a big mug -- at least it's quick to brew in and clean.
     

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