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    Happy New Year to me...

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    I never expected to have a coffee grinder that costs over double my first car but I figure if I take good care of it is should last a decade.

    Also signed up for 1000g/month of coffee from Rightside Roasters here in Spain so looking forward to my first batch of freshly roasted coffee arriving tomorrow so I can dial this sucker in.

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    Coop coffee on sale again :
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent.ff View Post
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    Just broke our second bodum carafe this year... reccs for best replacement French press that won’t explode when someone looks at it the wrong way
    I have a Pyrex one. Works well!

    Is anyone interested in an espresso machine? I have a Saeco Aroma and I'm looking to downsize since we have a fancy machine at work now.

    $50

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    Back on the topic of $$$$$$ coffee (yes six dollar signs, pls take the Timmies and one dollar sign coffee discussion elsewhere )... anyone tried the Damo Carbonic at Monogram?

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    The stuff is incredible, like a fruity red wine in a coffee. They've had it on the "Wonder" tap at 5th Ave for the better part of Dec and Jan now and as a $1 upgrade to standard espresso drinks.
    They sell the beans for $30 per 1/2lb bag.
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    Hey baller, any problem money can solve is no problem at all. Don't sweat it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strider View Post
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    $40/340g
    And I'm posting about $5.49/300g up in here. Still 10x better than timmies.

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    I'm still working through these, only ones I don't care for are the Marta's, too much strawberry flavour when using my press. They'll have to be filter only for me. Everything else is decent but my favorite from Monogram in the past few months is the Regalito, that's some tasty coffee

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    @Strider Damn that is serious $$$ coffee!

    We were out in Canmore and picked up some bags from Eclipse Coffee. Very well done roasting and varieties. Wish it was easier to access!

    Everyone has their vice and we've realized that coffee is ours. Costs can be cut elsewhere -- why start your whole day with a mouthful of garbage! If you need a bunch of sugar and fat to make it taste good, might as well have a donut instead
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidI View Post
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    Happy New Year to me...

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    I never expected to have a coffee grinder that costs over double my first car but I figure if I take good care of it is should last a decade.

    Also signed up for 1000g/month of coffee from Rightside Roasters here in Spain so looking forward to my first batch of freshly roasted coffee arriving tomorrow so I can dial this sucker in.
    How are you liking the Kinu?!
    Rightside is on my list of roasters to try. I've only ever had Nomad (Barcelona) from Spain. Any recommendations for roasters in Spain?

    I hit 59 bags through 41 roasters in 2019!


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    My set-up is finally complete. Completely manual and portable (other than the kettle) meaning I can take it anywhere. The grinder is heavy for travel but for car camping it will be perfect.

    Sorted out a subscription with Rightside Roasters for the next 6 months as well. They don't have a storefront so it's a bit cheaper than other roasters in Spain. 250g was 12 Euros (C$17.50) a month so the only sensible thing to do was order the 1kg/month which came in much cheaper at only 7 Euros (C$10) per 250g. Shipping is obviously a factor but the convenience is excellent and I couldn't find any local roasters.

    The first batch was from Nicaragua from a farm in Mozonte. A Red Catuai grown at 1500 MASL. Roasted on Wednesday and at my place Friday morning. So quick that if I was running espresso I'd need to off-gas!

    It's delicious stuff and I'm already looking forward to next month's batch. It seems they select beans based on what's being harvested so it should be fun to follow the seasons around the world... https://www.rightsidecoffee.com/en/harvests

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    Quote Originally Posted by sl888 View Post
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    How are you liking the Kinu?!
    Rightside is on my list of roasters to try. I've only ever had Nomad (Barcelona) from Spain. Any recommendations for roasters in Spain?
    Wow, that's one helluva collection. Kind of a cool idea to keep the pouches as well.

    The Kinu is great. Quick and the adjustment is easy. Still experimenting with dialling in my steep time / grind but I'm at the point where it's very difficult to detect any improvement so I reckon I've nailed it for these beans.

    So far I'm very happy with the beans from Rightside. Nomad is also delicious but at CAD $66/month for 1kg I decided it was too much for my daily cuppa and I'll just order select beans for special occasions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msommers View Post
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    @Strider Damn that is serious $$$ coffee!
    We were out in Canmore and picked up some bags from Eclipse Coffee. Very well done roasting and varieties. Wish it was easier to access!
    It's a nice treat... I'm usually cheap as fuck when it comes to coffee beans, my go-to coffee is about $14/lb from Northern Coffee online.

    I was a big fan of Eclipse back when they were Rave and used to order beans from there regularly, their Ethiopia Adado is still one of my favorites. But after a while, they kept hiking the prices and I noticed the quality of the beans declining (uneven bean sizes, bean fragments, uneven roast), so I switched to Faro, and now Northern. Still on the lookout for other affordable small batch roasters.

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    I hit 59 bags through 41 roasters in 2019!
    More than a bag per week, that's insane.
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    Hey baller, any problem money can solve is no problem at all. Don't sweat it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strider View Post
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    More than a bag per week, that's insane.

    ~42g per 34oz french press.. 5 french press a week? 2-3 on a weekend? For these crazy expensive ones at ~200g, seems feasible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strider View Post
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    More than a bag per week, that's insane.
    I usually use 18g coffee / 240ml water per cup with my aeropress. 2 cups a day = 36g x 7 days/week = 252g. That's just for me. My girlfriend has at least a cup a day as well so we typically go through over 1.5kg of coffee a month.

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    I've had a revelation.
    My wife is a complete coffee snob, if I had my way we would get $5/lb Costco beans, but she prefers 3rd/4th wave coffee shops and roasters and we end up paying $20-30USD/lb.

    The revelation? Get a coffee roaster and roast your own damn beans.
    Green coffee is $5-7/lb for specialty single origin beans and you can pick and choose your origin and flavor profile.
    Roasting them yourself is fun and really ups your understanding of the entire process.

    I got an SR540 for $180 on recommendation from a friend. I blind taste tested our home roasted beans vs. $21/lb hipster coffee shop beans and ours were clearly better.
    Coffee beans are at their freshest 2-10 days after they are roasted (need 2-3 days to let the CO2 offgas), which is hard to get just right at coffee shops. I've seen beans that were 3 weeks old selling for $30/lb, I'm sure they were great beans but by the time you're finishing the bag they're definitely stale.

    We now roast twice a week, 130g per batch, each batch takes ~10 mins (2-3min dry, 4-6min roast, 3min cool) and will have have 2-3 different types on hand at any given time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent.ff View Post
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    ~42g per 34oz french press.. 5 french press a week? 2-3 on a weekend? For these crazy expensive ones at ~200g, seems feasible?
    3x 34 oz presses would be equivalent to 13 standard 8oz cups of coffee

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    I usually use 18g coffee / 240ml water per cup with my aeropress. 2 cups a day = 36g x 7 days/week = 252g. That's just for me. My girlfriend has at least a cup a day as well so we typically go through over 1.5kg of coffee a month.
    Actually, once I run through the numbers, I'm surprisingly not far off. Flat white with breakfast and a pourover in a thermos for work, wife usually has a latte to go. 3 coffees per day will get there, but we're not that nearly that consistent (vacations, meals/coffees out, etc).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strider View Post
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    3x 34 oz presses would be equivalent to 13 standard 8oz cups of coffee

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    Who’s drinking 8oz cups?! Ants?! Wife and I split 2 FP on weekends normally

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    What, if anything, do you guys do to clean you grinders?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    What, if anything, do you guys do to clean you grinders?
    Coffee Beans

    Legit though, I think if you constantly run beans through a grinder you won't have problems with anything going rancid.

    Might take a few runs to completely remove any remnants of previous beans but I think it's safer than trying to take things apart to clean them or running any cleaners through.

    People use these 'beanz' as well but I don't see the need myself.

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    I have a little brush I use where the dust builds up... but I also don’t have a fancy grinder, just the type with the spinning blade... one day I will fix that though

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    I've used those cleaning beans, they were only successful at gumming up the grinder and clogging in. If you are grinding daily it's ok. I usually disassemble and clean my grinder twice a year even with daily grinding.

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