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Old 11-11-2012, 07:41 PM   #21
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I'm going to grab a Breville YouBrew Coffee maker! Looks like an awesome coffee maker + grinder with the ability to brew single cup up to 12 cup carafe. Possibly pick one up next week or so or wife said she'd get it for me for christmas but i'll let you know how it goes!
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:05 PM   #22
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what size gave ya a tin?
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:06 PM   #23
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so what's up with this kicking horse stuff , who has tried what?

http://kickinghorsecoffee.com/store/...s.php?cPath=41

seems by can they mean grounds, and the beans only come in a bag?
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:13 PM   #24
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lol terrible advice ITT

Most of the junk that's out there is roasted in huge batches and can sit for months before hit hits store shelves / or people buy it and use it. Coffee is good for ~1 week after it has been roasted.
There's all kinds of snob levels.
The cream de la cream snobs would laugh at your comment.
If you're not roasting your own bean the night before you grind it, you've got nothing on them.

That said, snobism just for the sake of snobism is ignorance.
If you don't have a high quality grinder and an espresso machine costing in the thousands of buckaroos, two or three week old bean is just fine.
You won't notice the difference. Trust me.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:19 PM   #25
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There's all kinds of snob levels.
The cream de la cream snobs would laugh at your comment.
If you're not roasting your own bean the night before you grind it, you've got nothing on them.

That said, snobism just for the sake of snobism is ignorance.
If you don't have a high quality grinder and an espresso machine costing in the thousands of buckaroos, two or three week old bean is just fine.
You won't notice the difference. Trust me.
Is this a serious post? Using fresh beans is not limited to espresso.

Go back to your Starbucks drinks.
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wes, seeing how ya haven't offered anything along the lines of the thread topic, please take your argument and start a thread for it

if not, state what beans you use, unless ya did and i just didn't see it

if i really cared that much about fresh, stale , what press , blah blah blah, i'd join a coffee forum

just wanted some ideas from others on what they like, not the countdown to extinction
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:25 PM   #27
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Is this a serious post? Using fresh beans is not limited to espresso.

Go back to your Starbucks drinks.
I used espresso as a general term for pressure brewed coffee, as opposed to French press and the many other ways.

I have bought Starbucks beans. They are not bad. They are in the middle of my scale. Their price is also in the middle, so a decent value.
I like the Whole Food beans, but they are more expensive.
$15/pound is overpriced. There's no need for that, unless you have the equipment to extra the flavor. You'd be throwing money down the drain otherwise.

I'm not a coffee snob. I just like a fresh decent brew.
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wes, seeing how ya haven't offered anything along the lines of the thread topic, please take your argument and start a thread for it

if not, state what beans you use, unless ya did and i just didn't see it

if i really cared that much about fresh, stale , what press , blah blah blah, i'd join a coffee forum

just wanted some ideas from others on what they like, not the countdown to extinction
I get my beans from a few different places. Blue Bottle and Verve to name two. They ship the beans a day after they've been roasted. Since I'm in the same state, I usually get them within a day or two.

Your best bet is to find some good roasters in NY. I'm sure there are some great roasters based out of NYC.
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I used espresso as a general term for pressure brewed coffee, as opposed to French press and the many other ways.

I have bought Starbucks beans. They are not bad. They are in the middle of my scale. Their price is also in the middle, so a decent value.
I like the Whole Food beans, but they are more expensive.
$15/pound is overpriced. There's no need for that, unless you have the equipment to extra the flavor. You'd be throwing money down the drain otherwise.

I'm not a coffee snob. I just like a fresh decent brew.
I think I pay about $18/lb. A few dollars more is worth the quality of what I'm getting (IMO). I bought some Starbucks beans a few months ago because I was all out of my normal beans and just needed something to hold me over for a day or two. I went with the Blonde (I think?) roast which is supposed to be their lightest roast. I ground enough beans for a single cup and prepared it like I do with my normal coffee and I was honestly disgusted. I tossed the rest of the beans in the trash.

Starbucks (and all other major chains) seems to over roast the beans to the point where they become disgusting.

I really do not think that I am a coffee snob, just somebody who enjoys good coffee.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:43 PM   #30
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Whole Foods roasts every week- sometimes more- like I said. They range from $12-$16 a pound IIRC.

And wasp- the Kicking Horse Kick Ass is great. Give it a try. The beans are available in the tin at the link I posted. I'm sure they're available on Kicking Horse's website as well.
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:01 PM   #31
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Whole Foods roasts every week- sometimes more- like I said. They range from $12-$16 a pound IIRC.
I've never tried their coffee. Next time I go, I'll be sure to buy some beans and see how they are.

To be honest, I don't have very high expectations, but maybe it's better that way. I may very well be surprised.
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Your best bet is to find some good roasters in NY. I'm sure there are some great roasters based out of NYC.
Honestly this is probably the best advice here. I get free beans from Starbucks from time to time (my cousin works there and gives me his mark out), but when I can I like to support local businesses that roast their own. Not only are you supporting small business and the local economy, but it's easy to find a higher quality bean.

But if you just need coffee and don't care what kind, the **** in the grocery store will do. Just whatever you do buy whole bean instead of pre-ground. It'll last a lot longer.
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look up aldos coffee.... its in greenport, ny. old man knows his shyt
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Wes I have a question and you seem like someone who'd know. I've been searching for a variable displacement container for holding beans at room temp. Ideally a glass cylinder with a plunger and seal, so that every time you closed it there'd be as little air as possible. Tried vacuum bags and they just don't cut it.

Everywhere I've looked, brick and cyber, I find nothing! Can you think of anywhere else to try?
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I get my beans from a few different places. Blue Bottle and Verve to name two. They ship the beans a day after they've been roasted. Since I'm in the same state, I usually get them within a day or two.

Your best bet is to find some good roasters in NY. I'm sure there are some great roasters based out of NYC.
Blue bottle is really good, love their espresso.
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Exactly how do those bulk roasted beans go bad after a week? The stuff you buy at Costco is bulk roasted and then sealed in oxygen free packaging. They displace all the oxygen with nitrogen - and without oxygen, exactly how are they going to go bad? It's not like bacteria is a factor.

Fun fact for the day - did you know that many of the apples you see at the supermarket were picked well over a year ago? They seal them up in an oxygen free environment and they keep just fine for up to 2 years or so.
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i've just started buying caribou coffee and have found it has pretty good flavor.
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tired of stale coffee and filters

dunkin is pretty good to me and $50 for 5 lbs shipped is not overly priced imo, arabica is good as a whole tho

what you guys like and where ya get it?



just got a grind and brew

capresso coffee team gs, it's a burr grinder which isn't as clog prone


http://www.amazon.com/Capresso-464-0.../dp/B002EVOVPI
Duncan isn't bad but there are great beans out there

Here we have old soul & temple coffee. High quality beans.

I also use a burr grinder ($70 +) for the correct size of grind for my French press

Also water - I use filtered spring water.

I use about 35 grams of beans per 2 cups

So my sh1t blows Pete's Starbucks Duncan out of the water


It's like a good wine or good beer. Some guys are bud light - I'm a laganitas ipa person
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Exactly how do those bulk roasted beans go bad after a week? The stuff you buy at Costco is bulk roasted and then sealed in oxygen free packaging. They displace all the oxygen with nitrogen - and without oxygen, exactly how are they going to go bad? It's not like bacteria is a factor.

Fun fact for the day - did you know that many of the apples you see at the supermarket were picked well over a year ago? They seal them up in an oxygen free environment and they keep just fine for up to 2 years or so.
Once you open the bag air gets in. That will stale the beans.

I have a container that actually forces the air out for storage.

Typically once u open it u should use it within two weeks.

Again this is more for coffee snobs and maybe u don't care nor taste the difference.

I also don't add sugar or flavored creamers to coffee as that would defeat the purpose of a good roast of beans.

Also check the date when it's roasted.

The good shops will have roasts within a week or two of your purchase
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