FOOD Tell me about your coffee game...

Perfect Speed

Software and Cars
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Apr 8, 2006
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So earlier this year, partially because of the pandemic (and not wanting to go out as much) and partially because we'd realized we were spending obnoxious money on buying coffee out ($9-10 a visit, 2-4 visits a week - $80-160 a month on coffee), we stepped our game up and bought an espresso machine.

I like hot coffee (and indulge in the occasional dirty chai tea latte or cappuccino) and the wife likes an iced latte, so we now have a coffee station in the the house and here's what it includes below... Post up if you do coffee at home and what you have

Chemex 6 cup coffee pot
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iKettle Wifi enabled smart kettle (allows me to boil water before I'm even downstairs)
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2x Airscape coffee bean storage (5 lbs total, since we buy beans in bulk)
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Conical burr grinder (so we can do coarse for friend's who like french press, medium for pour-over coffee, and finer for espresso)
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Breville BES810BSS Duo Temp Pro Espresso Machine - this thing rocks

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Obviously some fun mugs/tumblers, some stainless steel stirrers, etc

The beans we buy are typically from Mercury's Coffee in Seattle - Very small chain on the east side of lake washington. We love their beans, they all sell 5lb bags they'll ship anywhere in the US - So now that we're in NC we can still get coffee we've loved for years.

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Additionally I have some rare stuff...

This stuff from Starbucks Reserve - Hawaii K'au - was $38 for a 12oz bag (wtf), but it's delicious, I bought 2 bags and have half a bag left.
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I'll bee your honey
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I have a saeco super automatic, moccamaster, barratza grinder w/ ceramic burrs and some other stuff. I completely stopped drinking caffiine a few years ago and everything is just sitting in a box collecting dust now

Got the coffee from here: ESPRESSO COFFEE


 

monolith

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May 9, 2004
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Chemex or v60, Encore grinder, Hario goose neck kettle, some basic bitch kitchen scale, and whatever good beans I can find locally.
 
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dynamic island
Jan 3, 2006
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is that the breville with the double boiler? I'm not up to date on their shit. I have a BES870XL and only use it 1-2 times a week when I want straight shots

I aint about to sit there and try to make a latte on that shit nahmean. takes forever to recover between operations :o
 

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dynamic island
Jan 3, 2006
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I need to ditch my breville and either get a cheap but solid machine like a gaggia classic, or spend $2-3k and get something like a rocket r58 tbh
 
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dynamic island
Jan 3, 2006
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i buy coffee from your local baristas on an almost daily basis

it's costly, but:
1. local businesses need support
2. convenience, there are coffee kiosks all around my town on just about every corner
3. starbucks can suck a dick
4. i wfh so it's my morning ritual to get out of the house
:werd: I've gone to 1 of 3 different local joints almost daily for the past 2-3 years
 

Mr Chan

White not Rob
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Jun 30, 2005
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It's pretty weak but I got this. I only ever take it down when we have guests that "Can't live without COFFEE"

I had these for about 2 years and they've probably only been used a dozen times.

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Phlab

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May 2, 2004
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i buy coffee from our local baristas on an almost daily basis

it's costly, but:
1. local businesses need support
2. convenience, there are coffee kiosks all around my town on just about every corner
3. starbucks can suck a dick
4. i wfh so it's my morning ritual to get out of the house

this exact thing

new little local spot opened up approx a 15 minute walk away

they do dank, interesting pour-overs for like 3.50, they roast their own beans

really just an excuse to go for a walk to break up the work day
 

.chris

William Taylor was a brisk young sailor
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Mar 2, 2006
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So earlier this year, partially because of the pandemic (and not wanting to go out as much) and partially because we'd realized we were spending obnoxious money on buying coffee out ($9-10 a visit, 2-4 visits a week - $80-160 a month on coffee), we stepped our game up and bought an espresso machine.

I like hot coffee (and indulge in the occasional dirty chai tea latte or cappuccino) and the wife likes an iced latte, so we now have a coffee station in the the house and here's what it includes below... Post up if you do coffee at home and what you have

Chemex 6 cup coffee pot
chemex-6-cup-coffeemaker-with-wood-collar.jpg


iKettle Wifi enabled smart kettle (allows me to boil water before I'm even downstairs)
SS_001_ea27271f-c29a-4ef1-bcfc-0c6b1edb3dd9_1024x1024.png


2x Airscape coffee bean storage (5 lbs total, since we buy beans in bulk)
71e9l1FVq8L._AC_SL1500_.jpg


Conical burr grinder (so we can do coarse for friend's who like french press, medium for pour-over coffee, and finer for espresso)
71c3N7cs6cL._AC_SL1500_.jpg


Breville BES810BSS Duo Temp Pro Espresso Machine - this thing rocks

81iyZv5W83L._AC_SL1500_.jpg


Obviously some fun mugs/tumblers, some stainless steel stirrers, etc

The beans we buy are typically from Mercury's Coffee in Seattle - Very small chain on the east side of lake washington. We love their beans, they all sell 5lb bags they'll ship anywhere in the US - So now that we're in NC we can still get coffee we've loved for years.

9799_1000x.png


Additionally I have some rare stuff...

This stuff from Starbucks Reserve - Hawaii K'au - was $38 for a 12oz bag (wtf), but it's delicious, I bought 2 bags and have half a bag left.
CoffeeDetail_CoffeeCard_HawaiiKau_1100x1100.jpg
Lol bruh wtf is all that?

all the coffee game you need is in a big beautiful bottle of Stōk Cold Brew (black).
 

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