Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Coffee.

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Coffee.

    The third choice in the poll is supposed to be:
    I get whole beans and grind them with a blade ("whirlleyblade") grinder.

    It is argued by coffee purist that grinding freshly roasted beans just prior to brewing is essential to the production of true coffee taste. The reasoning is that the whole bean offers the miminal surfaces for oxidstion: once the beans are ground (and the finer the grind the more this is so), the surfaces available to oxygen in the air is greatly increased, and oxidation proceeds much more rapidly.

    This four week poll is designed to give an indication of CC member's prefered methods of getting their coffee beans ground and to provide a venue for them to post comments and share knowledge and experience.
    48
    I buy my bean fresh roasted and grind them myself with a manual burr grinder.
    6.25%
    3
    I get fresh beans and use a power burr grinder.
    16.67%
    8
    I get fresh beans and use a power burr grinder.
    14.58%
    7
    I get whole beans and either have them ground or grind them myself at the store.
    14.58%
    7
    I don't go in for the fancy stuff and buy my coffee perground.
    41.67%
    20
    I'm much to busy to bother with any of that crap and use instant coffee.
    6.25%
    3

    The poll is expired.

    Last edited by jukespin; 23 Mar 2006, 9:00 PM. Reason: Bad Poll.
    "Sometimes I just sets and thinks...
    and sometimes I just sets.
    "

    Otis Redding I think

    #2
    I don't drink coffee myself, but my DH prefers coffee ground by hand with a manual burr grinder. He says he can truly taste the difference. We have 2 old fashioned burr grinders, one is over 30 yrs old (now retired), the other I bought new last year. I find I can get a much more consistant grind using the manual grinder that any of the electric whirlleyblade grinders we tried.
    Linda H.

    Comment


      #3
      "Tim Horton" Fine Ground -- 39oz. can.



      +

      Bodum



      =

      YUMMY
      Han Tacoma

      ~ Artificial Intelligence is better than none! ~

      Comment


        #4
        Dunkin Donuts wasn't in the poll. What the hell? They sell 1 billion cups of coffee annually and they didn't make the list?...lol

        I don't consider myself a coffee snob, but it is one of my vices. I prefer a smooth coffee to the Starbucks type that's very bitter. Then I dump a bunch of french vanilla spooge in there and I'm good to go.

        If I'm on the road it's Dunkin Donuts coffee. If I'm home it's Chase & Sanborn through my drip maker...
        "Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty." ~ Thomas Jefferson

        Comment


          #5
          I don't drink coffee. I drink a protein shake every morning. 2x's a week I drink tea with lemon, equal, and honey. -Ed-

          Comment


            #6
            Originally posted by Linda H.
            I don't drink coffee myself, but my DH prefers coffee ground by hand with a manual burr grinder. He says he can truly taste the difference. We have 2 old fashioned burr grinders, one is over 30 yrs old (now retired), the other I bought new last year. I find I can get a much more consistant grind using the manual grinder that any of the electric whirlleyblade grinders we tried.
            burr grinders are always rated much better than blade grinders. powered burr grinders are much better than blade grinders
            cauda equina

            Comment


              #7
              Originally posted by metronycguy
              burr grinders are always rated much better than blade grinders. powered burr grinders are much better than blade grinders
              When you're right, you're right!

              You'll have to spend big bucks to get a powered burr grinder that grinds as uniform as a comperable manual; the Zassenhaus, for instance.
              "Sometimes I just sets and thinks...
              and sometimes I just sets.
              "

              Otis Redding I think

              Comment


                #8
                thats why i have them grind it at the coffee shop that i buy my coffee at.
                they have the pro grinders
                cauda equina

                Comment


                  #9
                  we dont even have a dunkin donuts here...just some crappy ass place they want to call coffee shop..oh man i miss home

                  Comment


                    #10
                    brads girl many good coffee shops do mail mail order , its worth it ,,,
                    i am fortunate a shop nearby does its own roasting, not to many small roasters near nyc due to air pollution laws
                    cauda equina

                    Comment


                      #11
                      bradsgirl, where are you now?
                      "Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty." ~ Thomas Jefferson

                      Comment


                        #12
                        Me n ol Juan Valdez, the d00d from Columbia that used to be in all the commercials...we were buddies. He would ship me his best, I would share with others....then it got popular, and we hadda stop. Too many folks were just plain ol set against it.
                        Now, I hear tell thru relatives of his, that he and his donkey retired to a remote hut on a hill. They don't work no mo', just relax n enjoy the golden years.
                        I think all the rubbish about which blade is best is a moot point. A good mortar n pestle makes a perfect grind, if ya know how. It's all in the wrist...
                        Alas, I too, no longer partake.
                        Last edited by CapnGimp; 21 Mar 2006, 4:32 AM.

                        https://www.facebook.com/john.baxter.1213986

                        Comment


                          #13
                          My cousin who lives in Hawaii sends me different pre-ground types and blends to try out. There are quite a few small boutique-type coffee growing companies on the Islands that grow their own special variety of bean. A few days ago he sent me his own favorite beans but my Braun coffee grinder had been hijacked for other purposes... grinding up specialty strains of pot. Since I can't smoke the herbage much anymore I didn't want to catch a "contact" high just from sipping on a cup of Lion's Head Maui Gold blend or whatever the variety. So I soaked the entire upper cup part in alcohol and poured a small amount in the metal base and let it set overnight. The plastic upper cup part came out really clean but the botton part and the steel blades needed a little more work. So I dampened some cotton balls in alcohol and ground 'em up. Did that several times and everything got really clean. And I still have all my fingers and thumbs and didn't get electrocuted. Had to sacrifice a few beans for the final "rinse" but all is well and the brew was definitely worth the wait. Hey, it's almost 4AM and I'm still awake!

                          I don't know the name of the beans that I'm drinking now but they're tasty. Fresh ground always gives you that extra jolt. Or is the little bit of kief that I missed around the nut that holds the blades in place that I'm experiencing? Hmmm..

                          Next time the lazy potheads can hand clean their doobage with manicuring scissors and leave my coffee grinder for its intended purpose.

                          Or get their own manual grinder.

                          "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle." - Philo of Alexandria

                          Comment


                            #14
                            Bob Kat,
                            My old blender has a bottom that unscrews, and the blades are easily cleaned then without losing finger parts. Just wipe them with a rag and your favorite cleaner under the sink. Look close, I bet yours does also.

                            Be nice to yer buddies

                            https://www.facebook.com/john.baxter.1213986

                            Comment


                              #15
                              Double Expresso

                              Mmmmmmm!

                              I just had a double espresso made from Tom's Amber Blend cranked through a zassenhaus manual grinder, and that's a lot of crankin.

                              Tom runs Sweet Maria's internet home-roasters supply, when he's not running all over the globe tryin to secure the best crops of green beans for the site. He offers a small batch of hand roasted and blended espresso by the pound once a week; last week it was the Amber Blend which I was lucky enough to get the last pound of.

                              http://sweetmarias.com/

                              http://sweetmarias.com/

                              The essence of my addiction: see MaryEllen's post, below!
                              Last edited by jukespin; 21 Mar 2006, 11:58 AM.
                              "Sometimes I just sets and thinks...
                              and sometimes I just sets.
                              "

                              Otis Redding I think

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X