Useless Without Coffee


Useless Without Coffee

Are you near worthless before your morning (afternoon, nightly?) cup of coffee? Share caffeinated tales of debauchery, discuss your favorite coffee dives...etc etc etc

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Comment by Steph S. on May 9, 2012 at 10:53pm
Had some espresso earlier today! It was great!
Comment by Steph S. on May 9, 2012 at 9:43am
I'm having some dark chocolate flavored coffee today with some almond milk and stevia.
Nathan I'm going to take a look at your store. I haven't forgotten.
Comment by Nathan on May 7, 2012 at 12:29pm

Ok, thanks for the heads up...

it's (ok, not the most creative name, but it works, lol).

Comment by Steph S. on May 7, 2012 at 12:05pm
Nathan you are good. You can advertise here. We even have a group called "Bling Bling" where you can advertise your store. You can put the URL of your store here.
Comment by Nathan on May 7, 2012 at 8:33am

That's my go to drip, press, etc. grinder (for espresso I use a Baratza Vario)...but you should be very happy with that set up.

This morning was a 6oz Cappuccino and a 3 oz. Cortado both brewed with Panama Elida Estate beans roasted to CityPlus....VERY fruity espresso, very complex.  Too bad I only had 1 pound and it's almost gone... :-(

NOTE: I have some commercial surplus by the way, if anyone is interested shoot me a PM (I don't mean to spam/advertise, but I thought I could make someone a good deal).  If this is inappropriate, ignore, or delete (mods).

Comment by Steph S. on May 6, 2012 at 1:20pm

I'll get the Baratza Encore grinder with the Technivorm machine. Just what I needed. Thank You!

Comment by Nathan on May 6, 2012 at 12:52pm
That brewer and something like a Baratza Encore would be a killer set up for auto drip. Just adjust the grind to taste.
Comment by Steph S. on May 6, 2012 at 12:11pm
I looked and the Technivorm machine looks like the machine I'll get. Thanks again.
Comment by Steph S. on May 6, 2012 at 12:06pm
Thanks Nathan I think I'll get a high end machine for me and my mom. I think I'll go and order the machines you mentioned. I'm looking them up now. And I'll also get some high end
Comment by Nathan on May 6, 2012 at 11:14am
In regard to machines not lasting, most people don't clean or descale their machines like they should either.

If you want a high quality drip machine, look up the Bonavita or a technivorm. Those are two of the auto drip machines endorsed by the Specialty Coffee Association of America. They differ from most home machines because they actually heat the water up to the appropriate 195-205 degrees F. Most home machines don't, incl Keurigs.

Or better yet, get a nice grinder, a kettle, and a French press or pour over cone, or Aeropress and make one up at a time. That's as close as I get to doing something religiously. Haha!

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