Author Topic: The Caffé Thread  (Read 15979 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline MidgetMaestro

  • Administrator
  • *
  • Join Date: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 1,356
  • Location: Wherever my Subaru is.
  • little cloud killer
    • Strava Profile
    • SocialCyclists
The Caffé Thread
« on: December 28, 2011, 06:48:09 PM »
Because....well...it's damn good.

Offline shovelhd

  • Forum Friend
  • *
  • Join Date: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 6,520
  • Location: Western MA
Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2011, 07:36:20 PM »
I don't drink it, but I love the smell of it. Carry on.

Offline wens

  • Global Moderator
  • *
  • Join Date: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 1,783
  • Location: Ohio
Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2011, 07:54:55 PM »
Ok internet experts, what's the best grinder for, say, $100-200?
Do you think we're gonna make it? / I don't know unless we try / you could sit here scared to move / or we could take them by surprise

Offline Seth

  • 1,000 and up!
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2011
  • Posts: 1,878
  • Location: Okrahoma
  • Member
    • Strava Profile
Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2011, 08:32:49 PM »
Ok internet experts, what's the best grinder for, say, $100-200?
[/quote

I hear good things about this one, but it is below your range.

http://www.amazon.com/Capresso-565-Infinity-Conical-Stainless/dp/B000VAWXOU/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1325122268&sr=8-10

No personal experience w/ it, but coffee geeks in town and on blogs and such like it. I'll probably be getting one sometime soon.

Offline wens

  • Global Moderator
  • *
  • Join Date: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 1,783
  • Location: Ohio
Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2011, 08:51:25 PM »
Ok internet experts, what's the best grinder for, say, $100-200?
[/quote

I hear good things about this one, but it is below your range.

http://www.amazon.com/Capresso-565-Infinity-Conical-Stainless/dp/B000VAWXOU/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1325122268&sr=8-10

No personal experience w/ it, but coffee geeks in town and on blogs and such like it. I'll probably be getting one sometime soon.


Cheaper is fine, i always like having more money to spend on ELBS!
Do you think we're gonna make it? / I don't know unless we try / you could sit here scared to move / or we could take them by surprise

Offline jmilliron

  • 1,000 and up!
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2011
  • Posts: 1,213
  • Location: San Francisco Peninsula
    • Strava Profile
    • Race Journal
Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2011, 08:56:41 PM »
Got these a few months ago and have been loving them:



Hario Buono kettle and glass dripper.  I'm preferring pour over to a French press.

Offline ericm979

  • 1,000 and up!
  • *
  • Join Date: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 1,290
  • Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2011, 11:30:30 PM »
Ok internet experts, what's the best grinder for, say, $100-200?

http://coffeegeek.com/proreviews/firstlook/kitchenaidprolinegrinder/details

We have one.  It's worked well for a number of years.  The only hassle is that you need to disassemble and clean it periodically.  It's not hard to do.

Offline Seth

  • 1,000 and up!
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2011
  • Posts: 1,878
  • Location: Okrahoma
  • Member
    • Strava Profile
Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2011, 11:45:27 PM »
Got these a few months ago and have been loving them:

Hario Buono kettle and glass dripper.  I'm preferring pour over to a French press.
Yes, pour-over definitely > french press!

Offline jmilliron

  • 1,000 and up!
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2011
  • Posts: 1,213
  • Location: San Francisco Peninsula
    • Strava Profile
    • Race Journal
Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2011, 11:49:44 AM »
Yeah, it has been fantastic.  Takes a bit to get all the variables dialed in though.  Here are some instructions in case anyone is interested.

http://www.terroircoffee.com/Hariodripperbrewingnstructions.pdf


Highly recommend this method of coffee brewing!

Offline jdon

  • General Member
  • *
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Posts: 81
  • Member
Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2011, 01:53:07 PM »
I am really not that fussy about the process but I do use quality beans from a local boutique roaster, a 20 year old burr grinder and a french press.  Works for me.

Lately however, I have been using this.. http://www.ecscoffee.com/category/brewing-equipment/caffitaly/caffitaly-s03-coffee-capsule-machine-grey-black.html

I know, blasphemy..  But it is actually pretty good and convenient.

Offline RUOkie

  • 4,000 and up!
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 4,994
Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2011, 01:56:18 PM »
Wow, maybe I'm too American, but I am not spending 7min 21sec to brew a single cup of coffee.  I get impatient when my Keurig is not fast enough (probably 30sec/cup). 
 
I don't doubt that it tastes better;  I just don't care all that much.

Offline LAJ

  • 1,000 and up!
  • *
  • Join Date: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 1,086
  • Location: Westminster, CO
  • New Member
Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2011, 02:01:57 PM »
I'm sure it's delicious, but what a colossal looking pita. As a new press user, I think that the ease of use, along with a great cup of coffee, is some cool stuff.
Always be careful of the zealot.  Most zealots are hiding something

Offline jdon

  • General Member
  • *
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Posts: 81
  • Member
Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2011, 02:02:47 PM »
Yeah, it has been fantastic.  Takes a bit to get all the variables dialed in though.  Here are some instructions in case anyone is interested.

http://www.terroircoffee.com/Hariodripperbrewingnstructions.pdf


Highly recommend this method of coffee brewing!

Holy crap!  It better taste good..  At about 6:20 someone said "that will be about 15 minutes".  She must be talking about the express version, right? :)

Offline jmilliron

  • 1,000 and up!
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2011
  • Posts: 1,213
  • Location: San Francisco Peninsula
    • Strava Profile
    • Race Journal
Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2011, 02:47:06 PM »
Yeah, I guess it takes about 15 minutes total time for two cups worth.  That includes boiling the water.  Worth it to me.  It's always such a bummer when I have coffee from a k-cup at work.

With good, fresh beans that are ground right before brewing, it's pretty damn amazing.  Very smooth, no bitterness, and you can actually taste the hint of whatever fruit, nut, chocolate, etc, they talk about the tasting notes for the beans.  Not for people that add cream or sugar to their coffee!

Offline umd

  • Waving
  • 4,000 and up!
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 4,939
  • Location: Santa Barbara
    • Strava Profile
    • Blog
Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2011, 04:45:12 PM »
I just started using a french press and have been pretty happy with it.
Vicelord: if I stay in the right position I could win any of the races I've been in
---------------------------------------------
Vicelord: Stop being dicks to me.
ls01: then man up
Herbie53: ok, but vaginas tend to attract a lot of dicks