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Old 21 April 2020, 12:03
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No problem, that you for the business!

Coffee can be as geeky as you want it to be, haha. I go between nerd out, and fuck it, there's a place for both. I pregrind my coffee the night before, and set up my drip machine so the wifi timer has it brewed when I go downstairs to go to work. Come at me.

I'll be roasting Thurs.
Oh man... love that. Iíll be giving that a shot tonight. Walking into the kitchen pre-sunlight smelling coffee would be tits out. :-)
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Old 21 April 2020, 12:34
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It's too easy, wifi timers are $20. I have another on my espresso machine for the weekend, so it's warmed up when I'm ready.
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Old 21 April 2020, 12:47
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...or you can have a wife.
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Old 21 April 2020, 14:03
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...or you can have a wife.
Wife costs a lot more than $20.
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Old 21 April 2020, 14:36
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Wife costs a lot more than $20.
And worth every penny, just ask her.
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Old 23 April 2020, 11:48
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I remember you used to order. I get the comfort of starbucks, and the routine. As easy as it is to make better coffee cheaper at home, there's something about a few moments in a cafe. It's enjoyable.

You'll enjoy the Brazil, but I don't smoke, so not much feedback I can give on that. The Sumatra is more complex, and has tobaccoey notes to it, but I'm not sure if you want the coffee as a backdrop (the Brazil), or an accompaniment (maybe it would clash? I don't know).

FP technique from THE MAN:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=st571DYYTR8

Brew ratios:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl79p_P4nbo

I HIGHLY agree with the latter on grind size. Typically FP grind is coarse, but I much prefer a regular drip grind in the FP. As long as it's not choking the mesh when you depress it you're good to go. The ratio of coffee:water is 1:15-1:17 in weight, if you have a scale, but grind size affects extraction, so a coarser grind will need more grounds, finer will need less, to approach the approx same 'strength'.

Or yeah, 2 heaping eating teaspoons (or measuring tablespoons, doesn't really matter what spoon, just use the same spoon every time so you can adjust accurately). I like a 2 standard plastic picnic spoons heaped high.
Both of those are amazing. I've been using French press for years and the one simple change I made yesterday was breaking the crust then letting it rest. Completely changed the profile.

Realized today I was underdosing the coffee:water ratio (about 30-40grams per 875mL), but to be honest, it turns out I like it better after trying a 1:15 ratio (60g to 875mL) today. But I also went with a finer grind (from a 34 to a 24 on a Virtuoso), so I'll keep the size and split the difference on the ratio tomorrow and see.
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Old 23 April 2020, 16:57
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Nice job. Small details make a difference. I've always just depressed the plunger immediately after pouring the water, so it steeped while completely submerged, same idea.

Nothing trumps taste. People hype all kinds of ideas, but do what tastes best to you.
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Old 24 April 2020, 00:45
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I accidentally roasted an extra batch just now, so I have 3lbs of the above Brazil Rancho Grande. If someone wants it, $52 shipped anywhere conus/APO.

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Old 24 April 2020, 02:04
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^^^ Sold! How do I pay, so you can ship?
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Old 15 May 2020, 19:35
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Espresso Torro continues to be awesome. Keep up the good work.
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Old 30 May 2020, 17:08
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Espresso Torro continues to be awesome. Keep up the good work.
Thank you, sir!

New Ethiopia in, haven't carried a Harrar in ages. This is cacao, sweet pipe tobacco, plum, and blueberry.

http://www.westcoastroasting.com/ethiopia-harrar-abebe-natural/
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