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Old 12-11-15, 08:59 AM
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Been using the San Fran Bay brand for so long that I forgot how shitty normal k cup coffee can be. Got some green mountain brand k cups at kohls yesterday and it's just terrible. watered down nothingness. I now remember why so many people dont like k cups. you guys simply have to try the san fran bay brand I posted above. different league.
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Old 12-11-15, 09:00 AM
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B, how much coffee do you drink a day?
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Old 12-11-15, 09:01 AM
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B, how much coffee do you drink a day?
3 cups in morning
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Old 12-11-15, 09:15 AM
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You prefer the kcups compared to regular coffee pot? I understand the convenience factor but it's more expensive. I cannot taste the difference between the 2. I only use it if there's a time when I'm only drinking 1 cup. But I'm cheap!
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Old 12-11-15, 09:33 AM
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It's not more expensive if you belong to costco. I can get 100 kcups for $29. In a normal store you get 15 kcups for $8-10 bucks so yes very expensive compared to normal coffee. just depends on buying in bulk.
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Old 12-11-15, 10:22 AM
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Probably around 60-70 cups per lb of coffee at $5-10/lb depending on brand.
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Old 12-11-15, 10:39 AM
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Clover coffee from bucks is fantastic.
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Old 12-31-15, 08:55 AM
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This one is half decent.

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Old 01-05-16, 05:45 PM
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I get some Sumatra Mandehling roasted from the store, about $6 or $7 per lb, I think. I grind the beans at home, just enough for 1-2 days. Tastes awesome and the whole house smells like a coffee shop in the morning!
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Old 02-01-16, 09:27 AM
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The science behind a good cup of coffee | Ars Technica
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Old 10-02-16, 11:18 AM
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Made some hardware purchases that have worked very well for me in the last few weeks:

First, a new stainless steel french press, so that my clumsy ass won't knock it over and break it!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1





Then, I decided to step up and get a real burr grinder. For those who don't know what this is, your standard coffee grinder has a couple of blades that spn around, kinda like a blender. Problem with that is that you can't control the coarseness of the grounds easily. A burr grinder works differently. It has two stone components that crush the beans. By adjusting the distance between the stone components, you can adjust the coarseness of the grounds. That way, you get a uniform perfect powder, just right for the french press.

I debated whether to get an electric or a manual grnder, and then decided to go old school and get a manual. And it is great. i wake up every morning, grind up 2 cups worth of beans while the water is heating up, and it is perfect!

Here is the one I got:

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Old 10-02-16, 11:22 AM
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Looks like it would make for a pleasant morning experience, given you have the time to do so.
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Old 10-02-16, 11:24 AM
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It doesn't take that long. Just about 10 min or so. About 5 minutes for the water to heat up and about 4 minutes for the coffee to steep. I like the chore in the morning. It is a nice relaxing activity.
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Old 10-02-16, 11:52 AM
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Finally of course, all that hardware is great but you've got to have good coffee. I have been buying decent beans for a long time but locally. I decided to step up and get some really high quality stuff mail-order

I wanted to get fair-trade, shade grown beans. After doing a bit of searching, I settled on this company - Grounds for Change.

Fair Trade Coffee, Organic Coffee: Grounds for Change

It sells fair trade, shade grown, carbon neutral coffee.

I typically drink medium roasts but wanted to try a light roast single source coffee to really enjoy more of the native flavors of the bean and less of the roasting process.

I picked this Guatemalan single source light roasted bean:

Guatemala "Quetzal": Fair Trade Coffee

Man, it is phenomenal! Some of the best coffee I have had in a long long time. Lots of delicate flavors that come out when you don't burn the crap out of the bean!

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Old 01-06-17, 11:28 PM
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Finally of course, all that hardware is great but you've got to have good coffee. I have been buying decent beans for a long time but locally. I decided to step up and get some really high quality stuff mail-order

I wanted to get fair-trade, shade grown beans. After doing a bit of searching, I settled on this company - Grounds for Change.

Fair Trade Coffee, Organic Coffee: Grounds for Change

It sells fair trade, shade grown, carbon neutral coffee.

I typically drink medium roasts but wanted to try a light roast single source coffee to really enjoy more of the native flavors of the bean and less of the roasting process.

I picked this Guatemalan single source light roasted bean:

Guatemala "Quetzal": Fair Trade Coffee

Man, it is phenomenal! Some of the best coffee I have had in a long long time. Lots of delicate flavors that come out when you don't burn the crap out of the bean!

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I just jumped back in the coffee world.

Bought a toddy cold brew system and 16 ounces from the website your posted.

I ordered two different roasts and just realized I ordered the same exact one as you. I'm ready for my first 12 hour brew experiment.

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Old 01-07-17, 07:42 AM
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So we figured out that 3lbs of coffee lasted us 2 weeks lol. 3lbs of beans, not grinded.
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Old 01-07-17, 09:00 AM
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It'd be too expensive if we bought these small bags.


We literally just bought at BJ's a 3lb bag of Starbucks and we were out as of yesterday. So that's 3lbs of coffee every 2 weeks....damn.

Never realized how much we drink it.
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Old 01-07-17, 09:04 AM
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It'd be too expensive if we bought these small bags.


We literally just bought at BJ's a 3lb bag of Starbucks and we were out as of yesterday. So that's 3lbs of coffee every 2 weeks....damn.

Never realized how much we drink it.
That website sells it in 5lb bags.
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Old 01-07-17, 10:41 AM
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That website sells it in 5lb bags.
Where bro? I did do a quick glance and immediately I saw the small ones. I'd like to buy some. In the meantime today we're going here shortly to BJ's and get the same one.
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Old 01-07-17, 10:45 AM
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Where bro? I did do a quick glance and immediately I saw the small ones. I'd like to buy some. In the meantime today we're going here shortly to BJ's and get the same one.
You can pick when adding it to your cart. I got 2 8oz bags to try out. I'll buy more in bulk if I love one of them. I'm ready for this cold brew world. Half brewing coffee and half chemistry experiment. Win win. I'm ready to get my supplies.
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Old 01-07-17, 11:44 AM
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Rado, I am SURE you've got roasters in your area. Stop buying coffee at BJs. They probably have roasted their coffee 6 months ago. Local roasters roast every day. The online guys I mentioned roast to order, so at most a few days before you receive it. Nothing like buying local, and I am sure you can fine ones that sell fair trade coffee.
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Old 01-07-17, 01:58 PM
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man im telling you guys. try the san Fransisco bay coffee i keep going on about. its cheap and it's up there with the finest coffee I ever had.

i used to do the grinder thing with the French press etc.. no need anymore.

you guys might think it imposable for a keureg type coffee packaging simply cannot taste as fresh and rich as fresh ground... im telling you, you'll be amazed.
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Old 01-07-17, 03:02 PM
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You can pick when adding it to your cart. I got 2 8oz bags to try out. I'll buy more in bulk if I love one of them. I'm ready for this cold brew world. Half brewing coffee and half chemistry experiment. Win win. I'm ready to get my supplies.
we ended up getting this today...it is really really good...i haven't done the cold brew yet, but did have a hot one when i got home. i'll do a cold brew tomorrow.

this bag is 2.5lbs and it was $16.99 at BJ's...but i definitely want to find like 3 good brands/flavors and alternate from time to time, while i do explore other types and brands.

this coffee thing has me going
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Old 01-07-17, 03:06 PM
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Rado, I am SURE you've got roasters in your area. Stop buying coffee at BJs. They probably have roasted their coffee 6 months ago. Local roasters roast every day. The online guys I mentioned roast to order, so at most a few days before you receive it. Nothing like buying local, and I am sure you can fine ones that sell fair trade coffee.
fair enough. this will be our last bag and will look into local or try that site you suggested. good point about those beans being roasted months ago. but this particular brand(BJ's)posts their roasted time stamp. it was done on 12/16/16...regardless not as fresh as if it were a few days ago or 24hrs, i get it
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Old 01-07-17, 06:03 PM
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2.5lbs for 16. That is a deal.

I didn't notice my final total last night. Just checked my receipt... 2 8oz bags for 22 all in. Should last me awhile. The wife doesn't drink coffee.
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Old 01-08-17, 07:33 AM
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2.5lbs for 16. That is a deal.

I didn't notice my final total last night. Just checked my receipt... 2 8oz bags for 22 all in. Should last me awhile. The wife doesn't drink coffee.
That's my point and the coffee taste is so good. I will get some other kind to try.
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Old 01-08-17, 07:35 AM
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That's my point and the coffee taste is so good. I will get some other kind to try.
So what? ;)
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Old 01-11-17, 12:45 PM
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Arrived.


And here goes my $40 experiment. The toddy will be returned if I don't love it. I'll then purchase a stainless steel French press.




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Old 01-12-17, 12:30 PM
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And the results after 20 hours. Taste test later today or tomorrow morning as pre workout.


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Old 01-12-17, 02:04 PM
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let us know. that coffee bean looks good.
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Old 01-12-17, 02:19 PM
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Didn't a 1:2:1 mix of coffee concentrate:water:milk and poured over ice. It was fantastic. Extremely smooth.

I think I'll do a 1:1 mix of concentrate:water in the AM before gym.

Going to do a batch using regular grocery store coffee to taste the difference. I think the fact that the beans were roasted a couple of days ago contributed a lot to the smoothness. I think cold brew works best for my lifestyle. I'm the only coffee drinker in the house. I like having the option of having a cold or hot beverage. I can keep it brewed and ready in the refrigerator.
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i prefer cold brew as well. i put in a bottle container and add ice cubes, drink around gym as i go.
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Old 01-12-17, 02:26 PM
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i prefer cold brew as well. i put in a bottle container and add ice cubes, drink around gym as i go.


Your ninja does cold brew, or do you do the French press method of cold brewing?

Drinking during workout seems like a good idea. I might do a 1:3 ratio and drink it during.
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Old 01-12-17, 02:28 PM
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Your ninja does cold brew, or do you do the French press method of cold brewing?

Drinking during workout seems like a good idea. I might do a 1:3 ratio and drink it during.
It has the setting for the Cold brew and other drinks as well.

it's a good drink to walk around with. i carry my gym bag with me that has my other water bottles in there. but usually i'll finish the cold brew like halfway through training. try it, i bet you'll like it...i also like having coffee breath in the morning
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It has the setting for the Cold brew and other drinks as well.

it's a good drink to walk around with. i carry my gym bag with me that has my other water bottles in there. but usually i'll finish the cold brew like halfway through training. try it, i bet you'll like it...i also like having coffee breath in the morning
I see. I looked at the ninja and I think it is a great system. It would probably be fine for my needs. It is more of a brew over ice than a cold brew, but I doubt my palate could truly discern a difference. I got the toddy system to try because it was $31 vs $110+ for the ninja. I was also trying to limit counter takeover. I hate stuff out in the kitchen.
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Turbo, glad to hear you like it. Did you try the light of the medium roast?

Make sure you seal the bag shut and push the air out through the valve.
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I see. I looked at the ninja and I think it is a great system. It would probably be fine for my needs. It is more of a brew over ice than a cold brew, but I doubt my palate could truly discern a difference. I got the toddy system to try because it was $31 vs $110+ for the ninja. I was also trying to limit counter takeover. I hate stuff out in the kitchen.
it's been a great purchase. it was a $200 system and she ended up getting some sort of manufacturers coupons and sales etc...long story short, went to kohls that morning and well you read the thread

i mean we are going through about 1.5lbs of coffee a week lol
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Turbo, glad to hear you like it. Did you try the light of the medium roast?

Make sure you seal the bag shut and push the air out through the valve.
Medium. Basically zero acidity. I used 8oz coffee and 4.5 cups water. I'm going to keep up with how much concentrate is measured out to estimate my total yield.
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Some real dandy's here holy christ.
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We take our coffee seriously. Like you do with skin lotion.
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We take our coffee seriously. Like you do with skin lotion.
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Ninja Coffee Bar for $90 on Amazon. It is a refurb, but that is a steal.
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Ninja Coffee Bar for $90 on Amazon. It is a refurb, but that is a steal.
Refurbished? Eh....not a deal.
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Refurbished? Eh....not a deal.
Agree. If it's a refurbished power drill or lawn mower that's one thing but something your using to drink and consume.. fuck that. Some nut with hepatitis and HIV could have used it to make piss and jizz infused cappachino or some shit. Lol
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Agree. If it's a refurbished power drill or lawn mower that's one thing but something your using to drink and consume.. fuck that. Some nut with hepatitis and HIV could have used it to make piss and jizz infused cappachino or some shit. Lol
You two obviously don't understand refurbished goods.
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You two obviously don't understand refurbished goods.
There is a tied playoff game going on right now and your posting in the coffee thread? Fucken dandy.
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There is a tied playoff game going on right now and your posting in the coffee thread? Fucken dandy.
Gotta shit.
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You two obviously don't understand refurbished goods.
https://www.superiormuscle.com/forum...coffee-machine

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Ninja makes great products as to what I can see. Long story short, I got this $229 coffee machine for a total of $107 at KOHLS exactly!!!
Post #1....now you were telling me how it's a deal when what.....

it is NOT a deal, regardless if recycled or not...when i got the same one with probably more stuff for same if not less?

has nothing to do whether or not i would buy a recycled/refurbished products, it's the pricing i have the issue with.
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My fav Starbuck's Veranda (blonde roast) - light roast, highest in caffeine
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