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Old 02-11-2014, 02:18 PM   #11
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Re: Java junkies out there?

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I don't know about espresso, but my company is on a net income-increasing (read: cost-cutting) binge, and changed our coffee from cheap to dirt cheap. Blegh.
When IBM bought us, they changed all out our dirt coffee for water. Replaced beer with ice cream. Then took away our water and I don't know what happened to the ice-cream, never went.
To make it better, they spent months renovating the place (which was in perfect working order, with color) to add in more cubicals, meeting rooms and grey carpet. Also took away the gym for cubicals and a credit union office. It was so awesome listening to skillsaws and hammers every day.

I work somewhere else now, and they have the dirt coffee. Tastes really good!

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Old 02-11-2014, 03:38 PM   #12
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Go to William Sonoma and they let you try the espresso there. You will be sold.
Never happen. I'm a home coffee roaster, so you'll never find me anywhere near those little pods/capsules, regardless of how good they may be.

Yes, I'm a snob.

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Old 02-11-2014, 07:24 PM   #13
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Re: Java junkies out there?

Don't tell anyone and go in there with a disguise on that will even fool yourself and give the Nespresso a try. I promise you it will be on the top five of the best espressos you ever had.
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:44 PM   #14
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Don't tell anyone and go in there with a disguise on that will even fool yourself and give the Nespresso a try. I promise you it will be on the top five of the best espressos you ever had.
That could be, but I really enjoy my home roasting and find that it is very economical to boot. Besides, I'm primarily a straight coffee guy, and I like blending my beans, which of course I wouldn't be able to do with a Nespresso.

I do like espresso, but I only get one or two per week, and we have some shops around here that do a good enough espresso that I don't mind just paying them for it.

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Old 02-12-2014, 04:23 AM   #15
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I'm a espresso lover and my breville grinder took me to the next level. There's so much that goes into the flavor and body of the coffee. From the coarseness or fineness of the grind to the water temperature, to the pressure of the tamping, to length of the pull. There no way to get that depth with a pod machine.
Some don't want the hassle. I rather enjoy it.
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Old 02-14-2014, 05:56 PM   #16
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Re: Java junkies out there?

See? Here we go. Even HQ loves the Clever Coffee Dripper.

wfs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7cFzZjRBs0

HQ doin' coffee right.

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Old 02-14-2014, 06:35 PM   #17
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Some people must have too much time on there hands.
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:38 PM   #18
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Some people must have too much time on there hands.
Because 6-7 minutes is a pretty long time.

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Old 02-20-2014, 11:00 AM   #19
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Re: Java junkies out there?

Yes to coffee! Very lucky to be in Kansas City, whose best kept secret is an AWESOME coffee "scene" (i.e. you can buy awesome beans all over the place).

I tend to have to pick either espresso or pourover in the AM because of time, so I will go a few weeks of drinking one or the other. I have a basic Gaggia that I paid like $250 for from Whole Latte Love about 7 years ago. Good investment. LOL

Grinder is SOOO important to all coffee, but esp. espresso. I have a Kyocera hand grinder I've used for years and is nice and compact so it can travel. Recently got a Hario Skerton and it's a better grinder, but you're in for 200-250 cranks for 20 grams of beans on my machine. It's a workout after the workout!

If not espresso then I have a Chemex at home and I do the whole pourover thing. We have a nanoroaster in KC called Oddly Correct whose roasts have opened up a whole new coffee world for me (SO many flavors coime through as opposed to nuked beans so many places put out) and they do best with some sort of pourover filtration method. Plus it makes me feel like I'm putting my chemistry degree to good use! LOL

If I make coffee at work I use a Clever Coffee Dripper (I have the smaller of the two and it's too small, go big), which is sort of a compromise between french press and pourover. Works great, super easy. I take beans with me and use my old Kyocera hand grinder there. Also a Hario travel electric kettle and that thing is AWESOME!

For travel I use a GREAT portable setup: I have one of those Vietnamese phin filters that fits into a wide mouth 1-pint Mason jar. Silicone thing from ecojarz.com turns the jar into a sippy cup. One of those thin neoprene beer coozies works to keep your hand comfy. Kyocera grinder is relatively small and handle comes right off and then my Hario electric kettle can take the Mason jar with the filters inside it. Then just need coffee.
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Nice Steve . I'm an amateur compared to you lol.
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