Having my 1st cup of coffee for the new year and trying a dancing goat blend I got for christmas. Gotta say, that blend is righteous! What a way to start the new year.
You know, I would have never thought about roasting my own beans. Thanks for info you posted. What and idea!grantmichaels said:Sweet Maria's is a great resource for getting started ...
You can going w/ one of these, for $20, or even just a baking sheet too really ...
I picked up one of these a while back, for roasting my own, but have used it often for popcorn and not yet for coffee ...
It looks to have been replaced with this variant ...
The minute I saw chicory I knew you were from the south. I loved living in Virgina when I was stationed there at Ft Lee. Some of the best time I can remember!Teamfour said:For me, I have to have chicory in my coffee. We actually have CDM brand shipped from New Orleans to Virginia via Amazon prime.
As long as she didn't bring the coffee beans from Vietnam! That crap is nasty!miguelovic said:'ello love
and 'ello to what I have to assume is a startingly cute Vietnamese girl in the background
One of the pricier coffees.organic pepper said:My Grandparents had a coffee farm in Kona, Hi. many years back. I still remember helping pick the beans. Man those were good times!
Robusta is the worst coffee. I see the Vietnam Robusta every day at work and it's used as a filler in cheap coffees like Maxwell House.Pfeffer said:The ground (fine or course), age (coffee oxidates), method of brewing, water temp (is not allowed to boil anymore).. everything has to be perfect for the best coffee..
Though imho you can still get very decent coffee from capsule machines or even instant coffee these days. It's not perfect, but there's just a lot of crap coffee out there.
Here it depends per region. For example, regular coffee in the netherlands and germany is a mix of arabica and robusta, though the mix ratio is different, making a huge different taste. If you are used to one, it's hard to like the other one.
Just try it and you might be surprised. If it taste bad just put some creamer and it all taste the same. I need to buy some bustelo and bust out the espresso maker.Shorerider said:I have found most Vietnamese coffee to be very bitter. I was given a 500g bag of grounds from Vietnam I'm reluctant to try.