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Discussion in 'The Vapor Lounge' started by weedemon, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. psychonaut

    psychonaut High as fuck

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    We been roasting our own green coffee beans outside where it's safe =) Robusta and and Sumatra peaberry. City roast, to work with those morning sativas.
     
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  2. stickstones

    stickstones Vapor concierge

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    I purposely decided to get into coffee a couple of months ago and Trader Joe's is a great place to start. They have a pretty decent selection of whole beans...more than any other grocery store near here. They've got a decent whole bean french roast decaf that I like for my evening cups to go with vaping.

    I've been cold brewing for about a year now and got some nice gifts for Christmas...a burr grinder and a Ninja home brew station thing. I didn't need the Ninja since I had a cold brew and a french press already rolling, and had given away my drip coffee maker and moved on from the Keurig.

    The grinder was an instant boost to my coffee game...must have. The Ninja is very surprising. Damn thing makes cups better than I get at a coffee shop. And it does them all...cup, travel mug, ice coffee, espresso, blahblahblah. I was honestly just going to try it and then go back to my proven basics setup but instead I have shelved the basics and have been using this thing multiple times a day. I love it!

    You guys roasting your own beans are blowing my mind...
     
  3. StickyShisha

    StickyShisha Well-Known Member

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    I've used the aeropress for years.
    i first bought it for camping, but it became my daily use.

    make sure yours isn't the really old manufacture. The newer made are BPA-free
     
  4. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    I'm a dedicated aeropress user myself. I take it everywhere with me. I even take a grinder and whole beans when I travel, and an electric tea kettle. I learned of it 3 or 4 years ago from a comment by @lwien here at FC. Always something to learn here.

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    I really like espresso, too, but since I found the areopress, I don't bother anymore. To me, the aeropress produces a great Americano. This is in my kitchen: I haven't used it in years. It is a Pasquini Livia 90 semi-automatic next to a Mazzer Mini: makes great coffee.[​IMG]
     
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  5. 8man

    8man Active Member

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    The Kenya AA is very good, it was my daily for about a year. I would also suggest the Colombia Supremo (current daily). Usually South American coffees tend to be too leathery and lack the fruitiness I like, but the Supremo tastes more like an African coffee in this regard. It's also a great value.
     
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  6. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    ESPRESSO is my salvation every morning.
    This habit I developed in FRANCE to function.

    My wife and daughter put MILK and RAW CANE SUGAR in there EXPRESSO.
    I drink my ESPRESSO BLACK. (CULTURE in my family growing up sock juice it's called)

    CANNABIS after coffee.

    TO study I need both!
     
  7. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    When I lived in Costa Rica, they made coffee by grinding coffee fine, and placing in a sock-like device (like support hose) and pouring boiling water through the suspended sock into a coffee pot. Great coffee!

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    I was on a SURF TRIP with my boy's to COSTA RICA.
    The COFFEE was not that great? (Maybe the HOTEL got it wrong?)

    COLUMBIA SUMPRERRO was pretty amazing in COLUMBIA
    CHILE was mostly NESS CAFE (INSTANT) 1994's circa (quit COFFEE and switched to HERBAL TEA)
     
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  9. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    I lived there for a yr 1/2. I had Costa Rican friends that had coffee fincas in Tres Rios. One fellow told me the best coffee is exported. Tarrazu', one of the many volcanoes in CR, has the reputation as the best place to grow. the roots are in soil that drains well. Like grapes, coffee doesn't like to sit in water. My friend would create his own blend of coffee from around the country, and roast it in a 5 kilo gas test roaster, and would sell it to his friends. I'm happy to say I was lucky enough to score some of that.
     
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  10. Mr.Sifter

    Mr.Sifter Well-Known Member

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    how to tell which version I have.
    I bought it 2 years ago
     
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  11. pxl_jockey

    pxl_jockey Barely-Known Member

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    So very cool to find so many aeropress lovers here, but then not so surprising in a way. :tup:
    Vaporists = advanced culture

    @StickyShisha Thank you so much for that bit of sound advice! I'm pitching the one I kept since it's well over a decade old! I'll be ordering a new safe one to stash for the Zombie Apocalypse. No way I could cope with any sort of species-threatening without bean juice. And cannabis. Hey, what if cannabis is like bug-spray to zombies? They can smell it in your sweat or something at a high enough concentration. Only long-term stoners can survive! Who's laughing now, Mr. Sessions?!

    @macbill & @ataxian I had a friend from Ethiopia, she lived with her aunt & uncle while going to university. They were very traditional and her aunt made coffee in that ^ way, it was rocket-fuel! She would put the beans in the "sock" and lay it on a concave wooden tray. She would then beat the ever-loving shit out of the sock with a small bat to "grind" the beans. I would always go in the kitchen and watch her prepare it and she would smile & laugh at my amazement with this ancient method of gogo-juice preparation. She eventually taught me & would let me help, even though I'm a dude. Good memories!
     
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  12. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    Without ESPRESSO I can't function?
    Without CANNABIS either?

    I wish I lived in the country?
    Where I'm at was country once?

    They paved paradise and put up a parking lot!
    Click to play YouTube Video
     
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  13. pxl_jockey

    pxl_jockey Barely-Known Member

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    You know @ataxian , I get the feeling that you, macbill, grampa_herb and I could hang out and vape by the pool, drinking espresso and all enjoy the same sort of music. But we would probably get in trouble. :evil:
     
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  14. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    Since you're a roaster, have you tried monsooned Malibar in your Espresso blends? Or if you want to give a try, get some excellent Malibar Gold, from the Josuma Company. Green or roasted, a smoother espresso with maximum lasting crema production will not be found: see it here.
     
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  15. MinnBobber

    MinnBobber Well-Known Member

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    Aeropress ???

    Is it the same as a "French press"? I recently bought a French press for possible future use to "water cure" cannabis to help rid it of those nasty grassy tastes, for edibles that don't taste like you are grazing in the field :)

    The press I got even has two filters that work in series, a regular fine filter and then a super-fine secondary filter.
    I'm a tea lover (Kenyan green and black), but should/could try some coffee.
    In keeping with my experience, that Kenya AA coffee from Trader Joe's sounds like my best bet. Maybe the thing I disliked most about most coffee was the heavy acidic feeling in my stomach. How's Kenya AA on that aspect?
     
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  16. Squiby

    Squiby Well-Known Member

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    Here's the Aeropress coffee maker.

    https://www.amazon.ca/Aerobie-83R01...143665&sr=8-1&keywords=aeropress+coffee+maker

    It's not a French Press, but the concept is similar. I love mine, the Aeropress that is. It's small, inexpensive, doesn't take up counter space and it makes an awesome cup of coffee, one cup at a time.

    If you haven't tried one it may well be worth your while. It's a wonderful simple contraption.
     
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  17. MinnBobber

    MinnBobber Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, this is interesting from their product info as I stated most coffee seemed too acidic;

    • Because of the lower temperature and short brew time, the acid level of the brew is much lower than conventional brewers
     
  18. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    I love my coffee 4 sure!

    Whatever U like?

    COSTCO = STARBUCK'S = FRENCH ROAST WHOLE BEANS
    I stop ESPRESSO before noon.
    CANNABIS all day.
    420 CANNABIS & CENTRAL COAST WINE = CIVILIZED

    NOW I will BORE U, HOWEVER U will forget your key's!

    ITALY, FRANCE = EPRESSO
    CALIFORNIA = CANNABIS & WINE

    There is so much to do & C on this PALE BLUE DOT we call home!
     
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  19. Squiby

    Squiby Well-Known Member

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  20. StickyShisha

    StickyShisha Well-Known Member

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    you probably have the newer one, it has been a few years since they switched. The old one was more clear.

    not a french press. aeropress works like a large syringe filter.

    and some of the best QWEt dabs i've ever had were made with the AeroPress, thats reason enough to have one.
     
  21. pxl_jockey

    pxl_jockey Barely-Known Member

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    My wife loves the prices of French (really all European) wine in England compared to the states. She definitely takes advantage of the proximity with weekend trips to Calais. But those euro economic zone benefits will be coming to an end thanks to Brexit. No more cheap french wine & cheese! :cry: When we return stateside, it'll be left-coast and we will love learning the Californium CANNABIS (me) & WINE (her).

    Until fairly recently (2002?) if you wanted a good cup of coffee in England, you had to go to France! :lol:
    All that was on offer was instant or maybe if you were lucky, weak brewed coffee. Thankfully no longer.
    Cannabis for me please, it does a body good! :leaf:

    @MinnBobber As with most things, @Squiby is giving you solid advice here. The Aeropress is a solid device, and you control the strength by your grind, amount used, and how much water you use. It's actually really similar to using a VapCap! No fucking wonder @Squiby has one and loves it! :rofl:
    The dude who introduced me to it way back when was my local bean roaster and coffee expert. He told me to either stop the kettle a bit early or let it cool a bit off the boil, as coffee prefers slightly cooler water than tea. Not certain, but I always followed his instructions and loved the results. You buy now! :D

    @StickyShisha What?! Is this covered in a thread somewhere? If not, PLEASE do tell in your own! :rockon:
    Now I'm getting one for Zombie Apocalypse and another for StickyShisha Tek!
     
  22. Sounds like a sausage-fest. :p Maybe @Squiby & @StickyShisha should come too.

    This is my battle-tested French Press. The REI logo is barely visible now. Broke 2 glass presses before I found this one.
    [​IMG]

    Lately coffee is giving me the runs. Gonna look into this less-acidic way of making coffee!
     
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  23. Squiby

    Squiby Well-Known Member

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    I was hoping that you'd let me join in!
     
  24. pxl_jockey

    pxl_jockey Barely-Known Member

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    Uh, just talking about getting high and listening to some great music. What you're packing between your legs doesn't really factor into it for me. But I love @Squiby & @StickyShisha so yeah! Bring it!

    :ugh: TMfuckingI grampa, lol! But I hope it all works out in the end. :lol:
     
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  25. Squiby

    Squiby Well-Known Member

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    @grampa_herb and

    I sometimes cold brew my coffee, especially in the summer. It's seems much less acidic than hot brewed. You might want to try it. I make a carafe of it and store it in the fridge. Add enough boiling water for your taste.

    http://allrecipes.com/recipe/233721/cold-brewed-coffee/

    @pxl_jockey since what we have here is a virtual condition, I'm not packing anything between my legs.:tup:But a few of the female persuasion might bring a nice balance. We'd have a grand time! I'll bring the Vapcaps.
     

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