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 No.75

Espresso is nice. Espresso thread anyone? What kinda kit do you have? What kinda drinks do you like?
Here's my pics for home espresso starter kit:
http://www.delonghi.com/en-ca/products/coffee-espresso/coffee-makers/pump-espresso/ec-155-0132104089
http://www.hario-canada.ca/collections/grinders/products/hario-slim-grinder

 No.76

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A regular stove-top pot and a cheap electric grinder. I pretty much just drink caffelatte or mocaccino. I sometimes use espresso as an ingredient when I make cakes and it's pretty nice.

 No.77

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>not buying raw caffee beans
Expresso is fast food tier caffee sushi roll-kun.

 No.78

Oh, this thread is just for me.

Espresso is really nice but i really can't afford a proper machine as of now, and don't want to settle for a subpar capsule machine or a cheap plastic delonghi i'd regret buying anyway.
I'm saving up for a gaggia classic though! The newest model has a nice steel boiler and still can be modded with a rancilio pannarello, making it a very solid choice against a Silvia.

I'm still on french press, though. The hario mini mill is a great grinder for that, but if i want to make moka or aeropress i'd need to use a better grinder since the ceramic burrs aren't very stable without modding and even so they tend to rub against each other on a fine setting. Turns out i can make consistent and fine grinds on a cheap manual burr i bought from a coffeeshop from colombia.
I also have experience with a baratza encore, it's really great for its price and probably more cost effective than the more expensive proposals the brand has, although i'd still prefer something better if i were to get into espresso since it still struggles with consistent fines.

There was an interesting manual conic burr grinder on kickstarter a while ago, but i'm still waiting for opiions on that. The creator claims it can outperform a Vario at half the price with the option of ceramic burrs, but i don't buy it yet.


>>77
You'd be surprised at how poorly made espresso is when you can't control its really precise and unforgiving brewing variables. Most bars in italy can't make espresso for shit even though everybody drinks it. Water temperature, pre-infusion, grind consistency and size, grain amount, tamping pressure on an even coating and extraction times are usually all eyeballed, and while it sounds extremely pretentious, it all gives very much noticeable results. Most coffeeshops don't even clean their grinders, grind their coffee fresh or use decent blends. It's rather surprising given its popularity.

Can we talk about other brew methods besides espresso here? I am really aching to get a hario siphon extractor, since i ever managed to try some coffee from one i've fallen in love with its product!

 No.80

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i drink filter.

and nescaf.

look at this dank webm of a japanese man making filter.

 No.81

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I'm a poorfag so all I have is a stovetop and a chemex for drip. I am working two jobs, one at a high-end tea place and one at a coffee shop, so I have been delving into both drinks pretty heavily. I have a lot to learn, but the whole process is fascinating.

 No.83

>>80
That was pretty dank. Looks like a process that would take patience.
I like nescaf, or no-name freeze dried coffee. It's neat cause you can put two cups worth of coffee into one cup of coffee. But it tastes weird.
>>81
I've never used one of those stovetop espresso situations. How do you find them?

 No.84

>>78
I'm not a caffee expert but according to my father that kinda is one, a mid game brewing machine with raw beans give you the best quality/price as long term talking capsules end up more expensive and inferior quality wise.
If I'm correct he buys some Caffé Baqué Edition Degustation (it's a yellow package), it is quite good indeed.

 No.85

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i like making a bunch of coffee in a kitchen pot then straining the grounds out and boiling it down into a concentrate with sugar, and making coffee milk (`・ω・´)
aside from that, I'd like to get a coffee grinder and grind the beans at home from then on, for when I'd rather just make some coffee and dilute it with alot of milk rather than making the concentrate, so that'll taste better.
Not that it'll make concentrates taste better, their taste is dominated by the kinda burned flavor reducing them gives. But im usually too lazy to make them.

 No.86

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>>85
I've wanted to try boiling down coffee. It makes sense that it would cause burnt flavour though. Maybe if you just started with a higher coffee to water ratio.
>>84
Where do you get the stuff? I'm a fan of costco beans, or really any old beans from the grocery store…
Yeah, capsules suck. I'm a big fan of pump driven vs steam driven machines. Cheap pump driven machine is the best you can do if you like espresso.

 No.87

>>86
It'd probably have less of that if you were more careful about where you stopped the reduction than I am.
I like the burnt flavor, though.

 No.88

>>80
beautiful
You know, as a caffeine addict myself, I've always considered making coffe an art of sorts. A ritual if you will.
I dislike making coffee on an automated machine. I like to go through the process because it feels more rewarding. I also get to enjoy the smell of the ground bean as I'm pouring them on water (I make it by boiling water then throwing the bean on top), and paying special attention to the exact measure so it doesn't end up too bitter or too bland.
The end result is always better and the process gets me in the right mood for coffee.

I also think that coffee shops are absolute shit at making espresso. They just don't care, they make some bitter shit, and coffee is an art.

 No.89

>>80

This webm made me craving for a coffee right now.
It may sound as a stupid question, but how is the coffee-filter holding thing he is using called.
Wanna buy one. Used to love filter coffee but I am not having it anymore.
Can I use a blender to grind coffee beans?

 No.91

>>89
If there's a specific name for them, I searched "single cup coffee filter" on google and they show up for 20-40$ could prolly find one at used thing store.
I'd bet you could use a blender if you blended enough beans at a time. You would get inconsistent ground size, but I don't think that's as much a problem for non-espresso coffee methods. You may be better of buying pre-ground stuff though.

 No.92

>>83
They are quite an easy find, any store that sells cooking supplies should have them. It can make some quite good espresso if brewed correctly. Very cheap as well…

 No.93

>>75
oh, I love coffee. I use to drink a lot of espresso. Now I'm unemployed and I can't afford the coffee beans I like.

I've an entry tier poemia espresso machine and a old grinder I found on my grandma's house. (I'll upload pics later)

 No.94

>>93
very comfy! Just landed a job at a coffee shop, and one of the perks is getting to bring home any extra beans (and free drinks of course).

 No.103

>>86
>Where do you get the stuff?
Local vendor in my city [south france]

 No.104

i have the same machine you do actually.
tough little bugger, does the job, but i've never tried the milk frother on it

as for beans

 No.106

African Bean is the goodstuff

 No.140

The only espresso I ever really drink is from my moka pot, and it's been a while since I've used that. This thread kinda put me in the mood for it, though. Maybe I'll make some in the morning.

>>89
The brewing method is called pour-over, and the vessel is usually just referred to as a "pour-over dripper". I can't really tell which exact brand the one in the video is, but it looks similar to a Bee House. Also the glass container isn't necessary, a lot of people drip straight into the mug.

>Can I use a blender to grind coffee beans?

you COULD, but the results wouldn't be very good. too inconsistent, you'd get some grounds over-extracted while others are severely under-extracted. There are some cheap manual burr grinders that work really well as long as you keep them clean.

>>106
tried some Guji from a local roaster this morning. Usually Ethiopian is too fruity for my taste but it was p good.

 No.146

>>94
oh, that's a good move.

Sometimes I dream about having a coffee shop (or working in one) in some quiet corner of a big city in Europe or something and playing some comfy music while serving customers. #coffeedreamz

 No.147

>>146
These menial simple jobs are too comfy. I dream about running a sci-fi themed pizzeria, designing new owns, being nice to employees, giving away free pizza to homeless in the evening, etc

 No.148

>>147

Can you say more about your pizza oven designs? I don't think they've ever been explored in a sci-fi setting and I'm really interested to hear your take on them.

 No.251

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So a while ago I invested a small amount of money 18 pounds in a cheap filter coffee machine and it rejuvenated my love for coffee. It's just so good. Even tho Starbucks may be the McDonald's of coffee, I discovered that they sell whole beans and you can have them ground on the spot.
Should I buy a grinder tho?
Does it make a difference in taste if I grind the beans myself before preparing coffee, if I make filter?



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