Jump to content


Join WATMM Now!

Register and Subscribe now for as little 3.00 USD for one year to gain Supporting Member access. We also have other subscription packages to choose from that grant you extra abilities and features.

A subscription is required in order to post, reply to posts, start topics, search, and other features.

By joining and subscribing, you are helping support the forums, as well enable us to add new features and enhancements (and maintain them).

Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

To sign up for a subscription package, click your user name in the upper right, and choose "Client Area". Then, choose a package that suits your needs.

This message will be removed once you have signed in.


The Coffee Thread™
Java, espresso, cortados, cafecitos, Chemex, moka pot, cup o' joe, a cuppa, Aeropress, Breville Barista, elitism


  • Please log in to reply
108 replies to this topic

#1 Candiru

Candiru

    ▓▓▒▒♪▒▒▒♫&

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,545 posts
  • 12 topics
  • Joined 09-August 09
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Universe
  • Country:Holy See Vatican City

Posted 25 June 2018 - 11:07 PM

tarantino-coffee.jpg

giphy.gif

img_1_l.jpg

 

 

How do WATMMers like their coffee? What beans strike your fancy? Coffee is an experience, and has many varieties, methods, and theories behind it. Grinds some beans, pour yourself a cup and let's get down to business. 

 

 

 



#2 yek

yek

    MIDI received.

  • EKT Plus
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 16,336 posts
  • 744 topics
  • Joined 14-March 02
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:B.C.
  • Country:Canada

Posted 25 June 2018 - 11:38 PM

real men drink black



#3 iococoi

iococoi

    $¥£€元₩₺₽₹ Prepay Yourself $¥£€元₩₺₽₹

  • Knob Twiddlers
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,093 posts
  • 18 topics
  • Joined 10-April 11
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Tha Alps
  • Interests:Mille Feuille, Fille Millieu
  • Country:Not Selected

Posted 26 June 2018 - 12:10 AM

real men drink black Pumpkin Spice Latte


Edited by iococoi, 26 June 2018 - 12:18 AM.


#4 whosebrian

whosebrian

    Member

  • Members Plus
  • PipPipPip
  • 995 posts
  • 32 topics
  • Joined 13-December 16
  • Gender:Male
  • Country:United States

Posted 26 June 2018 - 12:19 AM

 

“It's just like when you've got some coffee that's too black, which means it's too strong. What do you do? You integrate it with cream, you make it weak. But if you pour too much cream in it, you won't even know you ever had coffee. It used to be hot, it becomes cool. It used to be strong, it becomes weak. It used to wake you up, now it puts you to sleep.”

― Malcolm X



#5 Squee

Squee

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 18,359 posts
  • 375 topics
  • Joined 16-June 04
  • Gender:Male
  • Country:Not Selected

Posted 26 June 2018 - 01:28 AM

I prefer Kenyan beans - and if I can't get that I'll go with an Ethiopian. I have the Baratza Sette 270 grinder and I love it. The majority of the coffee I make I make on my V60. I also have a Siphon Coffee brewer which you can brew the most amazing coffee in, but if you fuck it up you fuck it up for real. So to keep it simple I just stick to my V60.

I also have a Rancilio Silvia but it's not getting as much love as it should. I'm waiting for my AnZa espresso machine to arrive in about two months. I have no idea why I kickstarted this...

 

Spoiler



#6 hello spiral

hello spiral

    Crib's Warship Rots

  • EKT Plus
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,019 posts
  • 82 topics
  • Joined 20-July 08
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Greater London
  • Interests:Being smooth
  • Country:United Kingdom

Posted 26 June 2018 - 02:22 AM

$599 on a coffee machine? Are you fucking kidding me?

 

Moka pot master race checking in. I didn't even pay for this. My ex fucked up my last one and replaced it.

 

sSBG2P2.jpg



#7 phling

phling

    fiercely fuck black electronic seance

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,196 posts
  • 105 topics
  • Joined 01-February 10
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Berlin
  • Country:Germany

Posted 26 June 2018 - 02:58 AM

was on moca pot for like forever, forgot to empty the last one when I was gone for 6 weeks.. somehow there were a few little holes in the sieve part’s walls when I got back..

so tried something new, which is aeropress and yeh, it’s quite good tbqh.. seems a bit fiddly at first, but u can super nicely control how the coffer will be. H

ad it with me on recent bike trips as well and it was lush having a really deece cup in the morning..

rkeDCyFyGm.jpeg

HyWDCJtkMm.jpeg

still haven’t got a decent grinder or fancy beans because on a tight budget rn but looking forward to

#8 iococoi

iococoi

    $¥£€元₩₺₽₹ Prepay Yourself $¥£€元₩₺₽₹

  • Knob Twiddlers
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,093 posts
  • 18 topics
  • Joined 10-April 11
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Tha Alps
  • Interests:Mille Feuille, Fille Millieu
  • Country:Not Selected

Posted 26 June 2018 - 03:11 AM

$599 on a coffee machine? Are you fucking kidding me?

 

Moka pot master race checking in. I didn't even pay for this. My ex fucked up my last one and replaced it.

 

sSBG2P2.jpg

 

thisisanicetray.



#9 hello spiral

hello spiral

    Crib's Warship Rots

  • EKT Plus
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,019 posts
  • 82 topics
  • Joined 20-July 08
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Greater London
  • Interests:Being smooth
  • Country:United Kingdom

Posted 26 June 2018 - 03:19 AM

it is, isn't it

 

I have no idea how anyone has the patience to do this every day

 



#10 phling

phling

    fiercely fuck black electronic seance

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,196 posts
  • 105 topics
  • Joined 01-February 10
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Berlin
  • Country:Germany

Posted 26 June 2018 - 03:44 AM

tbh I tried to do it “precisely right” at first, but have stopped giving a fuk and it turns out it’s fine either way, these people are ridiculous. It’s still slightly more laborious than a moka thing but it also really does tastes better..

#11 iococoi

iococoi

    $¥£€元₩₺₽₹ Prepay Yourself $¥£€元₩₺₽₹

  • Knob Twiddlers
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,093 posts
  • 18 topics
  • Joined 10-April 11
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Tha Alps
  • Interests:Mille Feuille, Fille Millieu
  • Country:Not Selected

Posted 26 June 2018 - 04:37 AM

i bought this hughish 1.2l frieling stainless steel french press cheap on amazon deals.all stainless, no plastic mumbo-jumbo..

0130-2.jpg

i usually make one pot and let it sit in the kitchen till its empty...which could take up to 3 or 4 days. towards the end it's getting much denser, like a slightly fermented, turkish coffee something..mind u,i ve got a dead sexy 80s gaggia baby(alloy casing) standing around..



#12 Lewps

Lewps

    1000 Club

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,207 posts
  • 13 topics
  • Joined 08-May 12
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sydney
  • Country:Australia

Posted 26 June 2018 - 04:48 AM

had a camel milk late when i was living in Portland OR, rich and creamy but not worth paying $7 for ever again

 

percy sweet sweet bean > french press a million times over

325045810_325045180_fs_1.jpg


Edited by Lewps, 26 June 2018 - 04:49 AM.


#13 GetSquirrely

GetSquirrely

    Recently Joined

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 348 posts
  • 21 topics
  • Joined 02-May 15
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:NJ/NY
  • SoundCloud URL:https://soundcloud.com/8bitattackforce
  • Country:United States

Posted 26 June 2018 - 05:35 AM

i have a keurig lol



#14 Cryptowen

Cryptowen

    Quality Level: Very High

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,134 posts
  • 73 topics
  • Joined 28-January 10
  • Gender:Male
  • Country:Canada

Posted 26 June 2018 - 06:52 AM

i fuckin love coffee yo
didn't touch the stuff until my mid 20s when I got a restaurant job & started pulling late nights & didn't want to just be slamming bread constantly
i take a lot of cream, i don't care what anyone says. when it's like warm vaguely tan milk with a slight coffee taste, that shit's my jam

i generally use a mocha pot with an expresso grind, 40% cream i buy at a butcher shop (it has chunks in it)
i've tried bulletproof coffee, pretty good but kinda expensive
currently have some stuff called, uh, salt spring i think? it's nice
would like to try deathwish but i don't want to pay them international shipping costs (the stuff they sell that's aged in whiskey barrels sounds nice tho)

flavour wise i think i prefer coffees that taste like chocolate or cooking spices to those that taste fruity. basically anything sharp or bitter to balance out my kapha

also i like good coffee but i fuckin love bad coffee
i have the option to go to my workplace & get free artisan coffee any time i want, and it's literally 90 seconds from my apartment. but generally i choose to walk up the road & pay $2 for garbage burnt coffee at the gas station, into which i pour six packets of creamer

no sugar but sometimes if i have honey i'll put that in

one time i put mayonaise in my coffee & a guy told me that was pretty fucked up, and this was moments after he had told me a story about a time when him & another guy pissed on eachother on a rooftop at dawn

#15 Cryptowen

Cryptowen

    Quality Level: Very High

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,134 posts
  • 73 topics
  • Joined 28-January 10
  • Gender:Male
  • Country:Canada

Posted 26 June 2018 - 06:55 AM

also multiple ppl who know me irl & listen to my music have said they feel like coffee has had a distinct impact on my sound. like there's a marked shift towards more percussion & sparser, drier textures right around the time i started drinking shitloads of it

#16 ambermonk

ambermonk

    basterd casual

  • EKT Plus
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,542 posts
  • 42 topics
  • Joined 23-June 12
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:907
  • Country:United States
  • Steam:Scope_Dog

Posted 26 June 2018 - 08:30 AM

I generally like it freshly ground, strong and black. I have three-year-old French press but I'm wondering if a moka pot would be a proper upgrade at some point. But lately I have all this Greek coffee as well as these canned coffee drinks from Japan to use up that I got second hand. But I still do the decaf brew in the evening.

My favorite variety of beans are Kona, but a 1 lb bag of it at my local shop is $35. Therefore I buy it only like once a year.



#17 Joyrex

Joyrex

    OMAE WA MOU SHINDEIRU

  • Site Administrator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 20,867 posts
  • 1,743 topics
  • Joined 03-June 99
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:WATMMopolis, Lower Aphex Distrct
  • SoundCloud URL:https://soundcloud.com/watmmofficial
  • Interests:annual percentage rate
  • Country:United States
  • PSN:Joyrex
  • Nintendo ID:Joyrex

Posted 26 June 2018 - 08:38 AM

Iced/Cold Brew coffee FTW - get yourself one of these and stop paying Starbucks or whomever your local barista is and make it good and cheaply:

 

https://www.amazon.c...s/dp/B00JVSVM36



#18 Snack Master

Snack Master

    New Member

  • Members Plus
  • Pip
  • 55 posts
  • 5 topics
  • Joined 25-August 17
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Baltimore, MD
  • SoundCloud URL:http://soundcloud.com/johnzn
  • Country:United States

Posted 26 June 2018 - 09:43 AM

I have the Baratza Sette 270 grinder and I love it. The majority of the coffee I make I make on my V60.

 

Instead of the Sette, I use the Encore, but this is the same setup I use, and it makes great coffee.  I'm thinking about forking over the $400 to get a Gaggia Classic so I can make my own cappuccinos, but that's unlikely to happen at this time :'(



#19 Obel

Obel

    6 warning points

  • Supporting Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,830 posts
  • 59 topics
  • Joined 17-April 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Newcastle
  • Country:United Kingdom

Posted 26 June 2018 - 09:45 AM

Look at these jokers pretending instant coffee tastes any different from machine stuff. lol hipsters



#20 Entorwellian

Entorwellian

    Hypermnesia

  • EKT Plus
  • PipPipPip
  • 650 posts
  • 28 topics
  • Joined 24-September 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Canada
  • Country:Canada

Posted 26 June 2018 - 09:46 AM

I enjoy the Kicking Horse coffee selections and putting in a teaspoon of coconut oil in with a teaspoon of grounded up decarboxylized cannabis in with the grounds. If not that, then the Kirkland brand coffee is perfectly fine.



#21 beerwolf

beerwolf

    2K, On My Way

  • Supporting Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,759 posts
  • 199 topics
  • Joined 30-December 09
  • Location:third stone from the sun
  • Country:United Kingdom

Posted 26 June 2018 - 10:03 AM

Never drank coffee until I was in my mid-thirties, but now I love it. Only 2 cups a day though. 

 

I'm to busy pursuing my quest to drink the planets finest beers to care about artisan coffee, but I do drink the top range instant coffee not the cheap stuff. Which I'm sure coffee snobs will snort and turn their nose up at anyway. Oh well. Lol.


Edited by beerwolf, 26 June 2018 - 10:04 AM.


#22 cwmbrancity

cwmbrancity

    2K, On My Way

  • Members Plus
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,457 posts
  • 45 topics
  • Joined 05-January 15
  • Gender:Male
  • Country:United Kingdom

Posted 26 June 2018 - 11:02 AM

love coffee minus any coffee, mainly with black tea + 1&half sugars

 

dunno how you folks do it, same with cheese which is just congealed spew

 

prefer green teas &/or ginger which is lush, or good ol' PG Tips/Tetley, can't really start the day without a brew

 



#23 Squee

Squee

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 18,359 posts
  • 375 topics
  • Joined 16-June 04
  • Gender:Male
  • Country:Not Selected

Posted 26 June 2018 - 12:14 PM

$599 on a coffee machine? Are you fucking kidding me?


Nope.

Oh, I also have an Espro, two Chemex, an Arctic Iced Coffee Brewer. I think I’m forgetting something? Oh well.

#24 yek

yek

    MIDI received.

  • EKT Plus
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 16,336 posts
  • 744 topics
  • Joined 14-March 02
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:B.C.
  • Country:Canada

Posted 26 June 2018 - 01:06 PM

Must be nice 😬

#25 whylessness

whylessness

    Recently Joined

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 752 posts
  • 2 topics
  • Joined 23-February 11
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Country:Not Selected

Posted 26 June 2018 - 01:13 PM

How do WATMMers like their coffee?

 

black as midnight on a moonless night