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The Coffee Thread • Page 5

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by bodkins, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. Surfwax

    bring on the major leagues

    I had an incredible espresso shot the other day (and I never get espresso) and it was good in all the ways my recent pourover experiences have been disappointing and now I'm like fuuckk am I about to turn into an espresso person
     
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  2. bodkins

    Trusted Supporter

    Welcome.
     
  3. flask

    Trusted

    When I managed a shop we carried their coffee for a while and they were the nicest people we ever worked with. They sent us free t-shirts for everyone who worked here. And their coffee is awesome.
     
  4. MattNCheeze

    Regular

    I'm usually a two to three cupper by noon kind of guy and so far I only had one and its almost 12:30 and this second cup is such a nice little push.
     
  5. SteveLikesMusic

    approx. 3rd coolest Steve on here Supporter

    Firstly, I know I'm quoting a 5 month old post but whatever.

    We don't have Coffee Bean in the Buffalo region, just Tim Hortons, Starbucks, and Dunkin' Donuts....they are all literal garbage swill juice compared our only local pour-over roaster (Public Espresso). I've also tried Blue Bottle and FourBarrel in San Francisco, StumpTown in Chicago, and they were absolutely incredible pour-overs....night and day compared to anywhere else.

    Having said that, it may have not been the method necessarily, just the beans themselves.
     
  6. Anna Acosta

    Listen to Staircase Spirits. Moderator

    The beans are always going to be the most important part in getting a good cup, honestly.

    In terms of pour-overs - I've been in 3rd wave coffee since 2009 (although I thankfully exited that world as a profession earlier this year) and I'm as much of a snob/connoisseur as anyone... and as good as the cup I waited 25 minutes and paid $7 for at Four Barrel was, I just can't call it worth it when, as I said, I can get a perfectly enjoyable cup from a Coffee Bean or my own kitchen. To each their own!

    (Yes, Starbucks is garbage. Never been to the other two, they're rare/nonexistent out here.)
     
  7. coleslawed

    Eat Pizza

    settling into a new coffee routine this year. got a Toddy cold-brew system for Christmas, so I can make a big batch of that on Sundays, and can grab a quick cup before work.
    then on days/mornings off, I can take the time to brew and enjoy a french press or chemex.
     
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  8. sophos34

    Prestigious Prestigious

    whats the best kind of beans to buy for your home coffee maker?
     
  9. flask

    Trusted

    Whatever you like?
     
  10. sophos34

    Prestigious Prestigious

    i meant brand not flavor. ive been using dunkin's beans and eh id like something better but im not sure what, all ive had besides dunkin beans are starbucks beans. i feel like theres gotta be better options
     
  11. mattav152

    shoobie

    I usually stick to buying organic whole bean from a local roaster in my area, though it can be a bit pricey depending on the origin of the bean. Its the freshest coffee you can get without roasting it yourself which seems like a pain in the butt. Also fair/direct trade is cool. And I'd stay away from any big brands like starbucks. They over roast their beans to the point of burning them so they taste shitty. Dunks is a bit better imo but I'm a biased New Englander.
     
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  12. flask

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    Where are you from? Check out some local roasters in your area if there are any. Or your local market might have some of the bigger specialty roasters like Stumptown or Intelligentsia.
     
  13. sophos34

    Prestigious Prestigious

    I just moved to Philly, west Philly specifically the college part of it so that's a good call, I haven't checked out the locally run coffee shops here yet, I'll hit one up tomorrow
     
  14. sophos34

    Prestigious Prestigious

    I can't believe how prominent Dunkin is up here, I mean there's a few around in St. Louis but damn y'all really love that shit up here in the northeast
     
  15. flask

    Trusted

    DUDE you have to go to ReAnimator they're without a doubt my favorite coffee roaster.
     
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  16. ChaseTx

    Nuke the site from orbit. The only way to be sure Prestigious

    I get mine at a bulk food store. no idea how fresh it actually is but the roast is good
     
  17. williek311

    @wearthicksocks Prestigious

    Re-Animator coffee in Philly.

    Edit: Ha didn't even see other dude rec them. Definitely the best coffee shop I've been to in Philly.
     
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  18. mattav152

    shoobie

    only place i the world where a regluar coffee is 3 creams, 3 sugars haha its why we all drive like maniacs. Its the caffeine with a bonus sugar rush
     
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  19. bodkins

    Trusted Supporter

    I believe Square One, a roaster out of Lancaster, has a shop in Philly. I've been to their Lancaster location and would recommend for sure.
     
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  20. sophos34

    Prestigious Prestigious

    thanks everyone gonna check these places out next week for sure
     
  21. ncarrab

    Trusted

    I drink a disgusting amount of coffee every single day. Normally I'll drink two 16 oz coffees in the morning and then two more 16 oz coffees in the afternoon...every day.

    For someone who drinks coffee as much as I do, I really don't know anything about different beans, grounds or roasts. I just drink whatever is at work or at my house.

    I also hate Starbucks.
     
  22. Mr. Serotonin

    I'm still staring down the sun Prestigious

    I drink Starbucks because it has the most caffeine content out of any of the other chains.
     
  23. Lion Coffee (Hawaiian coffee) in San Diego is the best coffee I've ever had. I think they just rebranded to Shaka Coffee or something, but whatever. As long as they don't change their menu, I'm good.

    David Kennedy's coffee isn't bad either. Probably a close second of mine without being bias towards him being in Box Car Racer and AVA lol.

    Other than that, I can't go wrong with a Dunkin' Donuts coffee, but there's literally one DD in all of San Diego. :(
     
  24. bodkins

    Trusted Supporter

    No worries, you're still like 10,000+ mg short of a lethal dose of caffeine.
     
  25. williek311

    @wearthicksocks Prestigious

    I never drink the coffee at my work, its the worst.