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Old 11-21-2012, 11:17 AM   #4751
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Take my money!
It takes too long in transit, and I have to fill out too many forms. Try 49th Parallel, he's great.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:26 AM   #4752
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I will have a look.
Thanks for the referral.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:43 AM   #4753
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Of course! You'll be happy with his stuff.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:00 PM   #4754
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Eight O clock has a new dark Italian roast out I tried. So far it's pretty good
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:33 PM   #4755
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Eight O clock has a new dark Italian roast out I tried. So far it's pretty good
Splurging for the holidays?
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:01 PM   #4756
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Splurging for the holidays?
I've always been a fan of theirs as far as things you can just buy in the store. And I just happened to notice it the other day. Ironically (or perhaps not) It's the one that seems to stay sold out now.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:05 PM   #4757
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I've always been a fan of theirs as far as things you can just buy in the store. And I just happened to notice it the other day. Ironically (or perhaps not) It's the one that seems to stay sold out now.
Boom, your my holiday mission. I must extract you form the quagmire of bad coffee you are currently embroiled in. Send me your address, and consider me your gastronomic guardian Angel.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:16 PM   #4758
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Boom, your my holiday mission. I must extract you form the quagmire of bad coffee you are currently embroiled in. Send me your address, and consider me your gastronomic guardian Angel.
PM sent. Just don't be upset if I can't taste the difference
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:14 PM   #4759
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If you can't, you better lie.

just kidding. It won't happen. You don't have a grinder right?
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:59 PM   #4760
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If you can't, you better lie.

just kidding. It won't happen. You don't have a grinder right?
I have a Capresso Infinity.


New subject, I tried the froth aid tip with the air holes plugged and it was worse It's a bit frustrating. I also had next to no crema with the pressure plate removed from the portafilter, so I put it back.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:19 PM   #4761
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did you tighten up the grind?
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:22 PM   #4762
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did you tighten up the grind?
The finest setting seems to be too much for my machine to handle. The second to finest setting works well with a pretty good shot time (with the pressurized portafilter). I haven't tried the finest setting without the pressure valve yet.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:30 PM   #4763
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Fresher coffee requires a coarser grind, so this'll leave you more flexibility, instead of being tapped out at the end of the adjustments. BTW, it's REALLY hard to dial in your machine and grinder with bad coffee. I'm just saiyan.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:35 PM   #4764
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Fresher coffee requires a coarser grind, so this'll leave you more flexibility, instead of being tapped out at the end of the adjustments. BTW, it's REALLY hard to dial in your machine and grinder with bad coffee. I'm just saiyan.
So much hate for my choice I see Is there anything that you would approve of that's available in a chain store, even if it were something like the Fresh Market or Whole Foods?
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:42 PM   #4765
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Freshness is everything. The best coffee will suck if it's over 3-4 weeks old. If it's in a store, without a roast date, it's old. WF roasts their own beans, which sounds convenient, but they suck. They use automated air roasters; no development of flavor, ****ty profiles, it sucks. That's not even taking into account that your coffee is not only stale, but the cheapest junk they could buy, crappily roasted, then allowed to go stale just in time for your cup.

Just mail order. You can get fresh coffee 2 days out of the roaster from many roasters, not just myself. I roast every batch to order, and mail within hours, by two day USPS. You can fit 2-6lbs in a flat rate box for $11.35. There's around 30 cups of coffee per lb, with a 2lb, $45 order, that's way under $1 a cup.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:50 PM   #4766
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How do I keep it fresh(er)? I've read that cool and dark is about the best I can do with it.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:59 PM   #4767
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Order what you can finish within 3-4 weeks max, ideally. OR: Buy double that, and freeze half, keeping it in the freezer until you're ready to use it, then remove and leave it out.
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:25 AM   #4768
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I have a Capresso Infinity.


New subject, I tried the froth aid tip with the air holes plugged and it was worse It's a bit frustrating. I also had next to no crema with the pressure plate removed from the portafilter, so I put it back.
Crema requires fresh roasted beans among other things. The pressure plate causes fake crema.
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:02 AM   #4769
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Crema requires fresh roasted beans among other things. The pressure plate causes fake crema.
Yep.

This is no pressure-plate with beans ~4 days out of the roaster:

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Old 11-25-2012, 11:38 PM   #4770
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Criminey, crema!

Our Honduras Cup of Excellence #2 is up, as well as our Holiday Sample Pack.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:05 PM   #4771
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Just ordered the sampler pack!
My GF is from Honduras, so looking forward to serving her the Honduras sampler.

Thanks for the discount code too.
mmmmm, café.....
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:33 PM   #4772
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It'll roast and ship tomorrow. Thanks!
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:45 PM   #4773
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It'll roast and ship tomorrow. Thanks!
I used to be an Eight O' Clocker. Then I tried Poison's coffee. You'll taste a difference. A major one.

If you don't, your taste buds are borked.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:08 AM   #4774
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Order what you can finish within 3-4 weeks max, ideally. OR: Buy double that, and freeze half, keeping it in the freezer until you're ready to use it, then remove and leave it out.
That's what I do with your stuff. I usually buy 4 lbs and then portion them out, vacuum seal, and freeze. Seems to be working well thus far.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:13 AM   #4775
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I used to be an Eight O' Clocker. Then I tried Poison's coffee. You'll taste a difference. A major one.

If you don't, your taste buds are borked.
People always say 'Hey, thanks!' when I give them a sample. I respond: "Well, I'm not doing you any favors."



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That's what I do with your stuff. I usually buy 4 lbs and then portion them out, vacuum seal, and freeze. Seems to be working well thus far.
It works very well. The main problem with freezing is people buy preground, leave it in the freezer, and pull it out every time they use it. It's already stale, and freezing/partially unthawing forms condensation, etc. Just not good.
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