i’m a coffee geek and i’m sure many others here are as well. there were decaf jokes a while back and murmurs of a desire to discuss the liquid more recently so it seemed high time to initiate this thread in the most special of online environments. i know i have more to learn and i am also sure we could help each other up our game, experiment and deepen enjoyment of life/coffee.
how far down the rabbit hole have you gone?
what’s your water like?
favorite regions/roasters/sellers/cups/brewers/pourovers/filters/temps/kettles/grinders/scales/glass etc etc etc etc
i’ve been tinkering for at least a decade always inching in on the best single cup of coffee in the morning i can reasonably muster. i’ve converted the coffee drinking loved ones within our compound to adopt my methods (to their pleasure) so we have a little coffee compound coven between my wife and my mother which really ups the ante and allows for tons of great beans to be around at any given point.
surprisingly to me, my favorite method is chemex. ive grown far less specific in terms of ideals of coffee origin regions and simultaneously far more specific in terms of my preferred roaster ideals.
madcap coffee, 10 yrs old this past month. i dare you to try that anniversary blend!
of course burr grinder is only way i know for good even and specific grind size/consistency.
we use a passive water softener/salt system but it just happened to be installed on the house when we bought it. we also use a brita.
bonavita electric gooseneck is what we’ve all come to enjoy most in use.
tons of favorite cups but standards atm are notneutral for home and well frankly to-go cups could be its own thread for me. it needs to be glass or ceramic of some kind internally. we’ve found various to-go mugs but getting the right size, right component/feel, heat considerations, etc most do not suit our purposes.
right now, what are you drinking?
what have you found on your coffee journey?
i am trying not to go on for ages (this is like 4 different posts worth of thoughts) i do don’t mean to shotgun. no way to sum it all up.