This Peruvian single origin is kicking my ass right now on a v60
Sorry if something like this has been posted before. I recently bought a French press, and I really love the coffee from it compared to traditional electric coffee pots. Unfortunately, due to my location it's hard for me to travel to coffee shops, and I pretty much only have grocery stores and gas stations to buy coffee from.
So what's your favorite easily accessible coffee that you can find at most stores? If it's helpful at all, I live in the North East.
Edit: DeathWish coffee is about an hour from me, but I haven't liked anything of theirs I've had so far.
Edit 2: Thank you everyone for the suggestions and input! I look forward to checking some of these out soon. As someone who gets overwhelmed by all the options when I go to the store, I really appreciate everyone's feedback.
When I first started making proper coffee (i.e. moving from a keurig to doing pour over with a metal cone and pre-ground coffee) I used a scoop with tablespoon markings. When I upgraded to grinding my own coffee, I loosely converted this to roughly 1g coffee per 1oz desired output. I ran with this for a while.
Obviously this is mixing metric and imperial. I deeply regret this decision and I profusely, sincerely apologize to all that I hurt combining different unit systems.
When I turned from my evil ways, I switched from making 20oz to 600ml, which is easy for math and is an appropriate volume for my kettle.
For some reason, for the past 1.5+ years it never clicked in my head that perhaps 32g coffee into my 1L french press is nowhere near 1:15, which I presume to be the standard baseline recipe. it's more like 1:30. and I still do chemex with 1:30 (20g:600ml).
I've been trying to reconcile this for weeks. Any time that I've tried to do a different recipe (different volume tha... keep reading on reddit ➡
Does anyone else get really hungry after they drink coffee? I can eat oatmeal, yogurt, or a banana and drink coffee then get really hungry later (45min to 1.5hrs later). Is it just me? Does it make me metabolize faster? I normally drink my coffee black.
Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with the coffee industry
Please, if you can, support the small roasters and coffee shops during these difficult times. These are not high paying jobs, and the employees are very dependent upon us. If there is a small roaster you can support buy purchasing a bag or two, please do. If you can support a local coffee shop given the current advisories, please do.
Let's try to help the employees and small shop owners during the difficult times!
I'll be honest, I eat straight junk food with my coffee. I want to cut that back but I don't know what to eat that would pair well with coffee that's not pure sugar. I don't need it to be perfectly healthy, but not like a pack of Ho-Hos. Any suggestions?
That title sounds like something out of r/subredditsimulator, so let me explain.
Every other morning, I brew 500g of coffee via V60 (Hoffman Method) directly into a 16 oz. Hydroflask thermos. At work I pour it into a mug, and when I'm done I wash both the mug and the thermos with soapy water.
Over time, the lid of the thermos has developed a very strong, stale coffee smell that is definitely degrading the taste of any coffee brewed in the thermos. I've tried everything from dishwasher to removing the rubber seal inside the lid and the smell persists.
Does anyone have suggestions for a thermos that doesn't develop that coffee stank?
For 35 years I didn't feel like drinking coffee, so I never did. Then suddenly one day I woke up and felt like coffee - out of the blue. Since then I have been a daily coffee drinker.
I notice that when I drink coffee, I go from feeling "normal" to wanting to contact my friends and catch up with them immediately - so I text some friends and chat online.
Does this happen to most people when they drink coffee?
Recently I've found that 9 times out of 10 I can brew a cup of coffee at home that I'll enjoy much more than drip/pour over I get from a coffee shop, which leads to mild dissapointment. So now most of the time I order espresso/lattes from coffee shops because I don't have the capability of making that at home. Has anyone has experienced something similar to this?
So I’ve been doing a little research on decaf coffee and stumbled across a species of coffee plant discovered in 2008 called coffea charrieriana. The species is native to Cameroon and is the only naturally decaffeinated coffee found in central africa. But I can’t find ANYTHING on if it’s commercially available or people are growing it on a large enough scale, Im on page 23 of Google and nothing is showing promise. Has anybody heard of this before, or have any knowledge about what i’m looking for?
From an early age, I have always disliked the smell of coffee. Despite my dislike of the smell, I tried it a few times when I was 7 or 8 just because my mother could barely function without it and she made coffee constantly, pretty much every morning. I remember spitting it out every time and feeling like I was going to gag.
I tried a bunch of times after that, thinking that maybe as I got older I'd "get" it, but the same thing happened. I'd wince and cringe at the taste after finding the smell disagreeable. So I haven't even tried to drink coffee since I was about 24 or 25.
There's just something gross about coffee to me. It SEEMS like it should be sweet and chocolate-y, but it just tastes bitter and dirty to my tastebuds. There's just something about the smell of it roasting that turns me off - and it's doubly puzzling that I should have that reaction while so many people around me rhapsodize about coffee as if it's the actual elixir of life.
I have never had to rely on caff... keep reading on reddit ➡
I wanted to try something new this morning. I like the idea of coldbrew concentrate but detest the long brew times. Why not grind very finely, agitate, and reduce the brew time?
Threw 16g whole beans in the blender and about 160g of cold water into a ninja/nutribullet. Blended for about 2 minutes and filtered with Aeropress using paper filter. Resistance when plunging was decent. The grind size looked WAY BETTER than I expected and fairly uniform when inspecting the puck. I don't want to make this discussion about getting a burr grinder, etc. I have one and decided to try something new.
The results was a milky-brown concoction that was very airy. Sweet, no acidity or bitterness. But lacked body. Reminded me of the nitro coffee cans that they sell in stores. I cut it with boiling water to taste since I don't really like cold/warm coffee.
Things to do:
Has anybody tried something si... keep reading on reddit ➡
I almost didn't recognize him. He grew a few inches, cut and dyed his hair, and lost some weight. I didn't want to put him a stressful situation, so I just left him alone. He left a thank-you note on my receipt. It said:
"Thank you for saving my life. You have no idea how much I think about you and what you did."
I honestly wonder if I should initiate conversation. I fear it may harm him.
Edit: I'm going to say hello on Wednesday when I go back. Here's to hoping it works out. I appreciate the advice and kind words.
Update: I went back and he was there. We had a short conversation. He was ecstatic that I returned and was glad I was back before he had toreturn to his mother's home to take care of her, for she had Alzheimer's. He was leaving on a flight on Saturday and wasn't going to return. I have his phone number and an email to contact him with.
He asked me if I made this post. Apparently he is one of us.
I got my Chemex for Christmas, and have since been brewing a half-pot to full pot a day. The cups have been good, but rarely have they been great. I went from using 50g of coffee per 1000g of water to 60g per 1000g. I’ve also changed coffees as well a couple of times. But I recently read about a guy on here who split his pours more than I did. So I tried this.
I put 2-3 times the grounds weight and let it bloom for 30 seconds after swirling the Hoffman way. Then I take 1/3 of the water left and pour, stirring grounds off the sides of the filter and bottom, then let that drain almost all the way. I then do this with the 2/3 of the water, and lastly with the 3/3 of the water. The process takes a little longer than a normal brew, but not too long.
This has produced the smoothest cup of coffee I’ve found since I started brewing. I’ve done it consistently for three straight days with two different coffees and it’s been consistently smooth and great.
However, this is not at all how all... keep reading on reddit ➡
Looking for an open-top coffee mug that will keep my coffee warm longer than typical mug, but still has a ceramic edge on top?
I grew up in an extremist cult, where coffee is a forbidden drink. I left the cult when I was 12, but because my family and most other people around me were still in the cult, I never learned anything about it, other than fumbling my way through a few orders at Starbucks. Basically, I don’t know the first thing about coffee.
I really want to get some equipment and coffee to experiment with and be able to make a cup or two at home each week.
What is some good quality beginner equipment for someone who isn’t going to be making a lot of coffee, but wants to make a couple cups a week, and have something nice for when guests are over? I’d kind of like it to be a “ritual” of sorts, rather than being some “instant coffee” or whatever. Idk. Help me out here.
Any coffee recommendations? So far I prefer coffee that isn’t too strong, and has lots of creamer and/or sugar, but I’m open to trying new things.
Are there any good (and quick) resources to learn how to make coffee, o... keep reading on reddit ➡
Any recommendations for some quality, lesser-known coffee shops in LA?
I'm big into anime, gaming, and just internet culture in general. I started out going to local cons cosplaying and everyone always wanted pictures with me. Some even let you setup a booth and collect "donations." I noticed I had a bit of demand from these things which led me to trying various forms of "camming" online.
Turns out I found a few small untapped niches in those communities(I don't want to be too specific) and what started as dabbling turned into $60k a year and me working from home permanently with this as my full time gig.
Most of my friends know about my job it's not some big secret. So, I had a friend over hanging out with me and she wanted a cup of espresso from my espresso machine. I had just washed my only two coffee cups I have in the dishwasher with a batch of my 10 or so toys since I finished a show earlier in the day. I told her to grab one out of the dishwasher not even thinking about it being a big deal.
So boom, she opened it and immediately started freakin... keep reading on reddit ➡
I recently got an Aeropress and have been interested in trying some of the award winning world Aeropress championship recipes after watching a few youtube videos. If anyone is familiar with these championship recipes, the 2016, 2017 and a few of the others are nearly the same. They use a high coffee to water ratio, coarse grind, low water temperature (~84 degrees), and relatively short extraction time, and then dilute afterwards. I wasn't sure how the coffee was supposed to turn out good using those parameters, but everyone is raving about how great they are, and they are recipes that won world championships so, I thought, "Why not?"
So I tried the 2016 recipe with a light Peruvian roast (what I had at the time). It was a brand new, freshly opened bag, roasted 2 weeks ago form a quality local roaster. Followed the directions exactly, using a thermometer, scale, timer and quality burr grinder (Baratza Encore at 28).
The resulting coffee was extremely under extracted and sour.... keep reading on reddit ➡
Got my first aero press this weekend gone and I used 18 grams medium fine coffee roasted last week and let it steep for 1:30 before plunging. I was blown away with how much flavour I was getting from the cup. Will not be using my french press anymore unless I have a party of guests wanting coffee. If anyone is thinking of getting an Aeropress I highly recommend you do so, makes amazing tasting coffee.
Greetings, I really hope this doesn't go against the subreddit rules. I did read them and found nothing against alcohol.
So all the recipes I found use instant coffee. We, as coffee enthusiasts, feel disgusted from that. Does anyone have a recipe involving brewed coffee? Cold Brew possibly? And is there a recommended origin that goes well with alcohol? I imagine something from Latin or Central America will be good. Thanks in advance.
Edit: Formatting and grammar
I’ve never got into coffee & did not grow up in a household that drank it, so it was never on my radar for a pick-me-up, enjoyment, etc. I was indoctrinated with sodas & energy drinks. I want to quit that & go for coffee since it is a much healthier option. However! I am lost as to what kind of coffee I would like, or how to prepare it. The only “coffee” I’ve ever enjoyed is the Starbucks Caramel Macchiato (iced with coconut milk - I’m lactose intolerant). I’m too sensitive to teas, so I’m coming to you reddit coffee gurus for aid!
So yesterday (Sunday) I decided to get up early and go get myself organised. Me (23F) and my partner (26M) are in the middle of sorting out our flat and I needed to pick up some bits from Argos and the pet store for my cat. My partner was working.
I live in a fairly large city near a retail park and stupidly didn’t check the Sunday opening hours for the shops, so I got there at about 0945am and most of the shops didn’t open till 1030am. So I found a Costa and decided to have some breakfast and a drink until the shops actually opened.
When I got there the place was pretty dead, and there was only me and two other people in there. The table layout was only in groups of four so I sat myself down and just played on my phone for a bit.
Turns out there’s a little kids workshop that goes on every Sunday near by, so whilst I was sitting there, it got very busy very fast. Soon there was no where to sit down.
I’d nearly finished my drink but it was still only 1015am and as it was freezing... keep reading on reddit ➡
In the mornings, I typically have two cups of coffee and I would still feel tired after those a lot of the time. However, I went to the casino yesterday and had a little bit of Pepsi at 3:30 PM while I was there and at 10 PM I felt wide awake and had a hard time falling asleep and I could not fall asleep until 2 AM and two Xanax later.
Why is it that caffeine fails to fully awake me in the morning, but it prevents me from sleeping even if I have just a tiny bit of pop with caffeine at 3:30 PM?
I've had a french press for while now and the resulting coffee that I made with it have been... alright but disappointing. I can't shake the feeling that I'm doing something wrong.
How do you make your brews with your press? Any life hack any of you care to share?
I have a V60 I got with Pact which I am not even sure if it is good. I saw someone post that it was WAY better than instant, so they assumed it was good (it was apparently not).
I am thinking of getting an aeropress (maybe a Go) because of the great reviews it seems to be getting and the different options you have.
The Pact bag was about 250g, but I just want to be able to play around with different roasts (I need to brush up on my terminology too). I was thinking about getting a manual grinder due to space and limited budget, but I am sticking to ground for now at least due to space.
So, not that long or interesting, but definitely funny enough to post here.
I work at an elite school. And I mean ELITE to the level of being the place many actors, politicians and business people decided to put their children (it costs at least US$40,000.00 a year), with many resources like a maker space, interactive boards, an Ipad by children and some of the best teachers in the city. I'm an Assistant to one of the reference Head Teachers in Lower School, so I saw this happen very closely.
My school doesn't have a teacher's lounge, and usually the teachers would only interact during the 15 min break or during lunch at the Teacher's Cafeteria. Since I started there things were like this, and no one had an issue with it until last week, when we received a message from HR that made everyone extremely angry:
"Only the specialist teachers and administrative employees are allowed to stay at the Teacher's Cafeteria during the morning break. Assistants and Class Teachers are only to ha... keep reading on reddit ➡
Saw a post a few hours ago from another redditor about a coffee he had at the airport in Addis Ababa and thought I’d follow suit.
I recently went on a trip to Nicaragua and want to share the experience of the greatest cup of coffee I’ve ever had in my life. We stayed at a small family-run hotel on the east side of the island of Ometepe on Lake Nicaragua. For the equivalent of about $0.30USD I got a simple pour over coffee made with beans grown and roasted on the island and it made me never want that cup to end.
I drank the coffee black and found it was incredibly flavourful, had no acidity, no oily iridescence on the surface, and just found that it tasted the way ground beans smell. It was fantastic.
If you’re planning a trip to Nicaragua, there are many good reasons to include Ometepe but this hotel is one of them. Let me know if you want more info.
I'm not a huge fan of Starbucks, but I occasionally find a reserve batch that I fall in love with. Sadly, the Aged Sumatra two years ago left me jonesing and nothing has filled the void since. In my hunt to find a good Aged Sumatra, I have tried a handful that just didn't suit my taste.. Peet's ended up my least favorite due to the intense over roasted flavor, and Sumatra can typically handle it. I have had some pretty oily beans in the past being an aged and dark roast lover, but these were on a new level and felt almost wet. The taste was extremely bitter and had a pungent, unpleasant aroma/flavor different from any other aged coffee I have ever tried. I wrote to the company and they replaced the two bags incase it was a batch issue (which was an A+, hassle-free, quality customer service experience), but they were identical. Peet's is otherwise one of the grocery store brands I would pick up in a pinch (I enjoy the Brazil Minas Naturais and Yosemite Dos Sierras Organic), but the Aged... keep reading on reddit ➡
I've been on this kick for several months where I'll get a breakfast burrito or a sausage biscuit on my way into work. Upon arriving at work and before delving into my breakfast food, I brew a cup of coffee -- currently I'm really digging this Green Mountain Breakfast Blend (unfortunately it's a k-cup, which I hope is not too much sacrilege around here!).
Anyway, with my coffee freshly brewed and still hot, I'll start getting into my breakfast. It should be noted that I have an assortment of hot sauces at my desk ranging from Frank's Red Hot, to Melinda's Habanero, to a locally-produced, hand-crafted, boutique sweet chipotle. After a few bites, a slight "burn" will begin to build on my tongue. This is when I reach for my mug to take my first sip of coffee. It explodes with flavor, more than I ever remembered before. I come to the realization that the coffee tastes better when I have some spice on my tongue.
Having had several weeks to think about this, I have come up with two theori... keep reading on reddit ➡
I have to admit I feel kind of fucking ridiculous as I type this. It's amazing what dropping my bad habits and replacing them with good habits has done for me. I used to smoke myself to sleep each night with high THC dabs and I would wake up feeling like a train had hit me in the head. I had to have a fucking bang every morning just to get out of bed and I only ate when I was stoned and it was always greasy fast food.
Fuck that noise I am never going back. I love this new lifestyle and I love feeling like a champion every day. No morning brain fog at all, I even wake up early. I'm even picking up old hobbies I stopped doing like reading and training my dog to learn new tricks.
The biggest realization I've had is life doesn't always have to be so fucking hard. If you take care of yourself it makes every other problem in life SO much more manageable! I feel so much less stressed all the time and I have a much bigger attention span at work. It's like hitting the easy mode button on life... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm interested in trying coffee but I don't know where to start. I actually never had any caffeinated drinks on the regular until I took up drinking tea last year. I'm a big fan now, and I kind of want to expand to coffee. Everything I've tried so far every so often I've hated, but I think it was because the coffee was shit rather than me having an extreme disposition against coffee. I hated all the tea I tried too until I didn't. It tastes fine enough if you dump cream and sugar in it but I don't want to do that mostly for health reasons. The coffee I've had in the past tastes so burnt to me. I don't know how better to describe it.
What would be something good either to ask for at a coffee shop or to try and make myself to perhaps begin dipping my toe into the beverage. The tea I drink most often is Darjeeling (which I think tends to be a lighter black tea) without anything added if that gives any indication to my tastes.
I have no prior knowledge or experience in coffee making and I just want a good and reasonably priced machine that I can make coffee like they do in my local costa.
I want to have fresh coffee.
Thank you in advance.
You guys ever get a nice new bag of fresh roasted beans that you spent $18 on, you go to brew and you go shit.. I fucked that one up..
So you tweak your parameters and try again, the second brew is usually way better.
I just got an Ethiopia Gera Limmu from Temple coffee and the tasting notes are Concord grape, honey, and green apple.
I've made 5 brews and followed the same pouring technique I always do.. This coffee doesn't want to shine for me. I've tried medium fine grind, medium and medium coarse.
I've tried using several different waters, as high as 140ppm to 90ppm. I tried 4 v60 brews and 1 chemex brew. Got a flat bed each time. The finest grind took 4 minutes to finish the brew, but the rest were around a 3 minute finish. (30g coffee and a 1:16 ratio to water).
This bean tastes so muddled and not bright at all. It's not very sweet, either. It's almost like the tasting notes and description on the website are wrong. I'm going to give it one more shot with some even softer w... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm fairly new to coffee and I have been trying to learn about brewing/extraction for several weeks now using this subreddit, YouTube videos and blog posts. I am mostly interested in brewing with a V60 and I'm trying to learn a method that is as consistent as possible. I would really love you guys to tell me if my understanding of coffee extraction (see below) is sound. This summary could also (after some edits) help other beginners who are trying to understand coffee extraction. Please let me know if any of this is unclear, debatable or completely wrong so that I can make edits and learn more in the process.
A cup of coffee can be defined by only two parameters: its extraction percentage and its concentration. If you use the same beans and same water as somebody else, you will get exactly the same cup of coffee if you manage (using good technique) to get the same extraction percentage and concentration.
The extraction percentage refers to the amount of soluble thin... keep reading on reddit ➡
For those who didn’t watch it: https://www.facebook.com/uscoffeechamps/videos/755797314948094/
Context: the guy used a metal filter above a cone paper filter (v60 apparently) and changed the paper filter midway extraction to remove the fines it caught.
The idea behind is that he is able to extract the fines and get the rich body that they contribute to the cup. But then remove them before they extract way too much reducing the clarity of the coffee.
I found it quite interesting although not very efficient or practical for everyday and home coffee.
But it is a very clever way to use fines, since is so difficult to get rid of them. Now I want a metal filter to test it out.
I drink black coffee. I usually drink it 10 to 15 minutes after brew left in glass carafe then poured into glass mug. Sometimes I drink it earlier than that but it will be too hot for me. I have always noticed the taste changes as it cools but since keeping a log I noticed sometimes it is fairly dramatic.
For example, today I started drinking the coffee when it was a little hotter than I normally start. I noted the taste. It had a slight acidic sharpness with average coffee strength - I would opine it was a bright to balanced coffee. I made about 450 ml of coffee, which is slightly larger than average serving for me, and I drank it slower than normal. I had forgot about it and had about 100 ml left that cooled to room temperature. I drank it. It was fairly weak and had a sour taste.
Some of the taste difference could be settling of coffee solids in the water since I do not stir my drink as I drink it but that seems it would make the end of the coffee stronger not weaker, or... keep reading on reddit ➡
We're setting up a new office at our firm and I remember that there were coffee machines that are compatible with pads, Nespresso capsules and beans. But I forgot the brand and model. Does anyone have an idea which brands offer this compatibility?
I have been a coffee amateur for a few years now. I only had the chance to experiment serving coffee with an automatic espresso machine and a bialetti so far and tasted coffee in different coffee bars with several serving styles (Turkish coffee, espresso, v60) but I don't have any proper knowledge regarding coffee or how to prepare it.
I was thinking of taking some courses to get basic knowledge on coffee + how to brew and roast coffee with SCA courses, get hired in a small coffee bar to get more experience and, in a few months/years, open my own place.
What do you think of my plan? Should I start with something else ? Are SCA courses worth it? Any recommendation?
I don't know if it really matters but I am from Europe, speak French and English and willing to move for the right training/opportunity.
Sorry this is a bit long, but I really needed to tell this story.
I work as a mechanic at a manufacturing plant in Nowhere, America, and I have been for over a decade now.
Before I got assigned to my current location, the only way to get coffee here was to either bring some from home or pay a dollar at a vending machine to get the crappy cheap stuff.
I decided to go with the first option, but took it even further by bringing my spare coffee maker from home and then bringing in the usual supplies periodically. I kept it in the mechanic’s office in plain view.
For the longest time, it was very apparent that I was the only one using my coffee maker even though I never said it was exclusively for me. This went on for about a year until I got a partner on my shift who also drank coffee. We came up with the idea of starting a coffee fund by leaving a jar for spare change next to the coffee maker. Whenever we ran out of something like sugar or whatever, one of the two of us would use t... keep reading on reddit ➡
I don't get it. I have been drinking coffee for quite a while, mainly cappuccino's and those starbucks coffees which are sweetend with tons off stuff. But now, for the first time, I love the black, superstrong taste of bitter and flavourfull coffe. How did this happen?
How often do you use each of them, and what for? For example, one for dessert coffee or one for rushed morning coffee
Using it in pre-workout, exfoliating, in cooking, etc. I’m curious!
I am studying for an IT certification and I CANNOT study at home because of all the distractions. I meal prep during the weekend so I eat right before I go and then a few hours into studying, I leave go out to go to my car for 10-15 minutes, eat, get some fresh air, and then come back. It saves money and also has the benefit of just forcing me to eat healthy. The only thing I buy is a chamomile tea when I first arrive. Today the owner made a comment that when I land this new job that hopefully I'll have enough to "buy some more from the menu". It made me feel uncomfortable and like I should take my studies elsewhere. I keep to myself on the second floor, make no noise, and stick to my studies. Also, its not like the coffee shop is PACKED and he needs the extra seats. I see the foot traffic he has and have to think he's barley breaking even, if that. Finally, he has a sign that says "free Wifi with purchase" so there's that as well. So I ask again, AITA that's overstaying my time in th... keep reading on reddit ➡
So I was reading an article about the top 10 coffee producers, and surprisingly, the US actually makes the list (albeit in 10th). It’s not talking about only Puerto Rico and Hawaii, but surprisingly, California. I’ve been to blue bottle and sightglass, but I’m pretty sure they get their coffee to roast from other countries. Has anyone tried California coffee beans that they’d recommend?
For reference: I work as a barista in a coffee shop inside a larger store. I am one of a handful of male baristas at my shop. I am gay and very open about this: I wear pride shoes, I have a pride flag attached to my nametag, and I have a couple of wristbands with rainbows and phrases like "Orlando Strong" and a local LGBT+ center.
So, the other day I was working my shift at the register. A gentleman comes up to me and smiles. I think he noticed the pride flag on my nametag, but he didn't explicitly mention it at first. He says he doesn't know what to order and asks me for my opinion. Now, I am not particularly a coffee drinker, but I know what drinks fit what tastes, so I ask him what he likes and I try to give him recommendations. As I'm talking, I can tell he's paying more attention to me than to what I'm saying, which I am completely okay with. He was a shorter but well-built man, had beautiful eyes, a nice beard, basically the perfect DILF.
Eventually, he decides on a super sweet... keep reading on reddit ➡
Welcome back to the weekly /r/Coffee thread where you can share what you are brewing or ask for bean recommendations. This is a place to share and talk about your favorite coffee roasters or beans.
How was that new coffee you just picked up? Are you looking for a particular coffee or just want a recommendation for something new to try?
Feel free to provide links for buying online. Also please add a little taste description and what gear you are brewing with. Please note that this thread is for peer-to-peer bean recommendations only. Please do not use this thread to promote a business you have a vested interest in.
So what have you been brewing this week?
Hello lovely coffee people,
A little background: mom has always wanted to open up a coffeehouse, that’s one of her biggest desires. Since arriving in America, she has been obsessed with the western concept of spending hours on end sitting in coffeehouses to absorb the different ambience and energy each one has to offer while reflecting on things, it’s always been her therapeutic way of unwinding. This passion for coffeehouses never really wore off throughout the years and her desire to open up her very own coffeehouse is about to be fulfilled! We are on the verge of opening a coffee shop right as we speak!
The catch: She doesn’t have any commercial coffee making experience or knowledge. She loved drinking coffee, but because she’s an first generation immigrant from Eastern Asia, the language barrier of the sophistication of different coffee concepts hasn’t been her strong suit. So, I’ve been doing some research into the ever-intriguing world of coffee for her. On here looking for m... keep reading on reddit ➡