[Chat/2018/153]

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Coffee recommendations? I'm running out of grounds and I need to buy something new; is grinding your own beans worth it? I have a percolator, drip-espresso mechanism and a french-press at my disposal.

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I have a really cheap coffee maker but it's still fine by me. I know other people who have Keurigs for single-serve cups. Seems pretty convenient, but it's more expensive per cup.

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just drink instant, you save literal minutes

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@3
Is this bait?

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no, i drink it at home, its FAST

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_coffee

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That Irish coffee actually seems pleasant... I noticed that you can put either plain cream or whipped cream on top; which do you think would taste the best?
Also the requisites for the variety of coffee seem pretty lax; maybe something a little bitter (like fine-ground, brewed in a press) would pair the best with the irish whiskey and brown sugar

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Cafe du Monde.

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Café du Monde is only good because of the beignets. Even then, at the restaurant it's weak af because x-ers, boomers, and ultranormies make Great Depression-tier coffee.

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@[9]
Oh, I should have been clearer. I meant get the tin maybe through your local Asian supermarket if you have one.
>Great Depression-tier coffee
Chicory was originally a poorfag substitute, but yes Americans tend to go for really weak coffee.

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there are lots of local asian supermarkets where I live, not just one lol

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It's totally worth it to grind your own beans if you really wanna get into it. You can get a hand-powered burr grinder for pretty darn cheap. I've been learning how to do pour overs recently and it's been pretty rewarding.
Do you have any roasters around you? Freshness has a big impact on taste. There's an orthodox monastery a little ways north of where I live that roast their own beans and they have really cute packaging.

There's a time and a place for shitty diner coffee and I legitimately enjoy it if the time is right. No use being snobby. I also really love Turkish coffee. There's a Turkish cafe downtown and the people that run it are really nice.

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really grinds your beans and activates your almonds

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soaks my garbanzos

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>totally worth it to grind your own beans
sounds lewd; I'd feel more comfortable if someone ground my beans in my stead or at least showed me how.

But in all seriousness @12 thanks for the advice; I'll keep my eyes peeled for some local roasters. I'd love to live in a monastary and roast beans but I'll take it one step at a time for now. I think the first step I'll take is to get a burr grinder... most of them are adjustable iirc so you can do as coarse or as fine as you want. Do the blades dull often? And do you have any recommendations for a specific brand? I'll probably pop into this little bean store when I'm back in my hometown for the holidays and pick one up.

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@15
I have a little Hario one. I like several things about it but it's difficult to keep a consistent grind because every time I take it apart to rinse it I have to play around with it to get it back to where it was. There are no markings or anything. Not sure if this is different for other brands but otherwise like I said it works fine. It's got ceramic burrs so theoretically they shouldn't have to be replaced (at least for a good long time). The one I got is called the mini-slim or something cause it was only like 20 bucks. It's a little annoying to hold on to because of its size in my opinion but I also have very long fingers so that might just be me.

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hm

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My hario grinder has stopped grinding properly after only a couple months. Grind consistency suddenly went to absolute shit. Wonderful! Trying to find a replacement that is reasonably priced cause I have a bunch of coffee that I don't want to go stale in my cabinet.