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Coffee

Discussion in 'Community Center' started by Monofletch, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. Monofletch

    Monofletch Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    My kids (teenagers) left some of nasty flavored beans in my grinder (about 1/2 cup). I ground some of this fine Mississippi MUD and couldn’t figure out why it taste like a turd. French vanilla beans don’t mix well with Sumatra.
     
  2. Monofletch

    Monofletch Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    WE Bishop. The best WE I have owned. Very nice!

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  3. cchu518

    cchu518 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    Love WE products!
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  4. Ryan Thompson

    Ryan Thompson Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 27, 2016
    I couldn’t agree more!

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  5. Monofletch

    Monofletch Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    Love that Zephyr
     
  6. Ryan Thompson

    Ryan Thompson Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 27, 2016
    Good stuff!

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  7. Monofletch

    Monofletch Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    Yeah!!
     
  8. Barman1

    Barman1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 21, 2013
    Waste not, want not...right?:confused:

    So today I finally reached the bottom of my coffee bean storage container.
    Holds about 2 pounds of beans.
    Usually I dump odds and ends of bags that don't measure up to my taste and I use this "blend" for mostly utility drinking when I'm not taking the time for a quality cup, also economizes a bit as well.
    Well, long story short is that I don't believe I've ever reached the bottom...till today.
    Not good.
    I'll make an effort to finish beans before they reach this putrid state.:poop:

    How do you all store quantities of beans?
    My container is correct, my method is not.:rolleyes:
     
  9. Monofletch

    Monofletch Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    @Barman1
    Only advice I can give is drink more....
     
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  10. Barman1

    Barman1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 21, 2013
    I sorta jitter around like spit on a griddle as it is...:eek:
     
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  11. Monofletch

    Monofletch Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    Another excuse to ride more???? I’d go with that!! :D
     
  12. Barman1

    Barman1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 21, 2013
    Mountain bikes are all being spiffed up for the season as we speak.:cool:
    Probably another month of caffeine energized gym work before the trails are clear though.
     
  13. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    I generally don't keep more than a pound of roasted beans in the house at any one time, in part for that very reason. We generally don't use beans that are more than 14 days past their roast date, but we do keep a rotating ~1/3# bag of beans in the freezer from the local roaster in case we run out and I can't get something roasted in time.
     
  14. dannyp

    dannyp Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    I generally roast enough for a week or so at a time, so it's not really a problem for me. When I do get more as a gift or trade, I use them up before roasting or buying any more. It's probably a good idea to clean the old oils out of the container every once in a while when you empty it out also.
     
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  15. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Definitely! I use plastic valve bags for most of my stuff at home, and we wash them out after every use. Eventually they still get tossed after they start retaining too much odor.

    Couple pics I just took of an oldie, that was both my first Titanium and my first ceramic knife. :cool:

    Couldn't decide which pic I liked better, so you get to see both. :) (though the second appears slightly out of focus)

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  16. dannyp

    dannyp Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    I've posted this before, but I use these Coffee Caps for wide mouth mason jars. They are made of silicone and have a slit in the top that allows any built up CO2 to escape. I think they were originally designed for fermentation so the jars wouldn't have to be burped.


    I also really like the yellow funnel tray in the vid. You can see how easy it is to pour into the jar and it works great for bags too. They are only a couple bucks at HF and surprisingly made here in the US.
     
  17. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    You've mentioned those lids before. One of these days I may try them, that is, after I run out of my near lifetime supply of these bags, lol. :eek: ;) I usually just use a single paper plate to pour beans into the bags. Pick up, fold, pour.
     
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  18. Barman1

    Barman1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 21, 2013
    Yeah, I definitely cleaned out the container. Lots of oil buildup.
    Also picked up some converted rice to give the burr grinder a cleanout tomorrow morning. Should keep everything happy for awhile.
     
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  19. cchu518

    cchu518 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2013
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    Got a good bag in the mail last night thanks Wayne! I have my weekend bean all set up! Going to get some Cafe Du Monde too to make some Vietnamese coffee!
     
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  20. Barman1

    Barman1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 21, 2013
    Cool!
    The pre-ground Du Monde is the ticket, the whole bean Vietnamese coffee I bought is good but it funks up my Baratza too much. Also funks the Aeropress a bit, so that dedicated filter keeps your other gear unfunked...
    One tip.
    When you pour the water over the top filter keep a finger on the steel handle thing to keep the filter in place. It goes sideways otherwise.
    Have fun.
     

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