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    Question Any coffee buffs in here?

    Hi,

    I'm one of those who regularly drinks instant coffee but, since I can't get the one I liked in the uk any more ( kenco brazillian), I was swithering on whether "good" coffee might be worth trying.

    To this end I have a small hario grinder, an aeropress, a milk frother ( ) and a variety pack of beans arriving tomorrow.

    And the metal filters for the aeropress arriving on monday.

    Any tips or recomendations on how to proceed?


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    Maybe to late but check out cold brewing your coffee. It is really easy and convenient. Once itís brewed it last a week. All you do is mix it with some water, about 50/50 For me and a few minutes in the microwave. Plus cold brewed coffee lacks a lot of the acid that can mess my stomach up sometimes.

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    Re: Any coffee buffs in here?

    I donít drink any coffee whatsoever, but about a month if so ago I binge watched a bunch of coffee related videos from this dude with incredibly soothing voice (itís like ASMR). His name (and the channel name as well) is James Hoffman and he covets most topics related to coffee: storing, blooming, brewing, equipment, etc.

    Hope thatís helpful

    His channel:
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    Okay, so I know nothing about coffee, I don't drink it, I don't make it for other people, apart from occasionally putting some espresso in cake, I don't even touch it. However I do watch a lot of youtube, especially during quarantine, and one of the youtubers I binged during this month was a coffee expert. His videos cover any coffee topic imaginable: blooming, brewing, equipment, storage, you name it, he probably has it (plus he has a really soothing voice so the videos are quite enjoyable to watch as ASMR).


    Anyways, the channel name is James Hoffmann, I hope this was helpful.

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    Re: Any coffee buffs in here?

    I love Nescafť Gold Blend ..

    We did some Ďblindí taste tests with five different brands and this one was by far the nicest .. not cheap though at around £5.99 a jar


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    Re: Any coffee buffs in here?

    Quote Originally Posted by AzJohn View Post
    Maybe to late but check out cold brewing your coffee. It is really easy and convenient. Once itís brewed it last a week. All you do is mix it with some water, about 50/50 For me and a few minutes in the microwave. Plus cold brewed coffee lacks a lot of the acid that can mess my stomach up sometimes.
    Thatís interesting about your method reducing the acid somewhat... it reminded me of this little oddity .

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    Essentially, the process of freezing makes it more difficult for the enzymes to break starch down into sugar.

    So , if you toast the frozen bread (instead of eating it cold once it's defrosted) the GI reduces even more, resulting in the bread having a 39 per cent lower GI than its fresh equivalent.


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    Re: Any coffee buffs in here?

    I love Cafe' bustelo and also Death Wish Coffee (which I order on the net) I love strong coffee though. Neither of these have an option to purchase in instant though.

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    I like a little coffee with my cream and sugar in the morning.

    I buy whatever course-ground coffee is on sale and use a French press to make my morning dose. I've thought about setting it up as cold-brew at night so I can drink it in the morning and see if I notice a difference, but I can never seem to remember.

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    Re: Any coffee buffs in here?

    Quote Originally Posted by dr del View Post
    I'm one of those who regularly drinks instant coffee but, since I can't get the one I liked in the uk any more ( kenco brazillian), I was swithering on whether "good" coffee might be worth trying.

    To this end I have a small hario grinder, an aeropress, a milk frother ( ) and a variety pack of beans arriving tomorrow.

    And the metal filters for the aeropress arriving on monday.

    Any tips or recomendations on how to proceed?
    You and I are in the same boat, my friend! Good coffee is definitely worth trying. I only ever made pre-ground coffee in my super cheap coffee maker before this pandemic madness started, but I decided to get fancy when I started working from home. I have a small Hario grinder, milk frother (that I never use), and a variety of good, locality whole beans (even my coffee's locality, lol). The coffee I make now definitely has more flavor and tastes better. While I'll still drink the cheap stuff if need be, I'll probably only be making "fancy" coffee at home now.

    When I was talking to the guy at the fancy coffee shop I got my stuff from, he said the best thing you can do to improve your cup of coffee is to get good, whole beans and grind them right before you make your cup. The quality and freshness of the beans you use has a much greater impact on the quality of your cup compared to the brewing method. That definitely holds true for me, considering I'm still using my super cheap coffee maker to actually brew my coffee!

    While you're trying new varieties of beans, pay attention to their acidity and flavor profiles, and make note of the ones you like. You should be able to better predict if you'd like a new variety of bean this way. You may want to be wary of dark roasts while you're picking stuff out -- a bad dark roast just tastes burnt, and (according to a coffee buff colleague of mine) some roasters take their sub-par beans and roast the heck out of them to cover up their non-ideal qualities. If you find something you bought is too bitter, try adding a tiny pinch of salt to the grounds -- it helps cut the bitterness.
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    Re: Any coffee buffs in here?

    Hey guys and gals



    Quote Originally Posted by LyraIsGray View Post
    I donít drink any coffee whatsoever, but about a month if so ago I binge watched a bunch of coffee related videos from this dude with incredibly soothing voice (itís like ASMR). His name (and the channel name as well) is James Hoffman and he covets most topics related to coffee: storing, blooming, brewing, equipment, etc.

    Hope thatís helpful

    His channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMb...BNi-QqPk5T3gsQ


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    I have been binge-watching his youtube videos for the past few weeks while thinking of starting this.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kerimac View Post
    I love Cafe' bustelo and also Death Wish Coffee (which I order on the net) I love strong coffee though. Neither of these have an option to purchase in instant though.

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    I have had death-wish recomended to me before but wanted to start with something lighter so I bought a variety pack ( 4x 275 ) of south american beans. I have a blend, columbian, mexican and brazilian. It's probably going to take me a few weeks to try diferent grind levels, filters and dosages to work out what I like.

    Quote Originally Posted by WrongPython View Post
    You and I are in the same boat, my friend! Good coffee is definitely worth trying. I only ever made pre-ground coffee in my super cheap coffee maker before this pandemic madness started, but I decided to get fancy when I started working from home. I have a small Hario grinder, milk frother (that I never use), and a variety of good, locality whole beans (even my coffee's locality, lol). The coffee I make now definitely has more flavor and tastes better. While I'll still drink the cheap stuff if need be, I'll probably only be making "fancy" coffee at home now.

    When I was talking to the guy at the fancy coffee shop I got my stuff from, he said the best thing you can do to improve your cup of coffee is to get good, whole beans and grind them right before you make your cup. The quality and freshness of the beans you use has a much greater impact on the quality of your cup compared to the brewing method. That definitely holds true for me, considering I'm still using my super cheap coffee maker to actually brew my coffee!

    While you're trying new varieties of beans, pay attention to their acidity and flavor profiles, and make note of the ones you like. You should be able to better predict if you'd like a new variety of bean this way. You may want to be wary of dark roasts while you're picking stuff out -- a bad dark roast just tastes burnt, and (according to a coffee buff colleague of mine) some roasters take their sub-par beans and roast the heck out of them to cover up their non-ideal qualities. If you find something you bought is too bitter, try adding a tiny pinch of salt to the grounds -- it helps cut the bitterness.
    Good tips! Once I have my palette dialed in I was thinking of trying an ethiopian but I could only find them in kilo bags which was a bit more of a commitment than I felt I was ready for.



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