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Coffee: Roast, Drink, Enjoy!

R.R. Bigman

Coolest Guy
I just pour it over ice and add a tiny bit of creamer. It's all ready-made, which is good for someone like me who wants to get to the drinking part as soon as possible.

The brand is actually Stok, not Stokes like my brain has been wrongly autocorrecting for way too long.

Paul le Fou

I ran out of Kalita Wave filters and have been hoist by my own hipster petard since I just had to get the pourover that used its own proprietary filter design, didn't I? I've since been reduced to using my French press, haven't had a desire to touch my aeropress besides one brew after finding it in a box.

I've actually made coffee with my Vietnamese phin a few times, too. When I do that I basically treat it as espresso and use my electric milk frother to make an actual latte with it (since otherwise it doesn't get much use...).

I've been thinking about doing something that takes less time and effort than pourover lately, but of course I'm looking at fancy hipster stuff like a Technivorm Moccamaster instead of a Mr. Coffee or whatever because the sickness is too deep inside me.

Paul le Fou

My understanding is that it basically makes pourover-quality coffee but automatically, and at high volumes. Also has a thermal carafe to keep coffee hot instead of a glass+hotplate which doesn't maintain coffee quality as long or as well (I think?)

That said, there might be other similar machines that cost less out there, like the Bonavita BV01002US Coffee Maker.

In other coffee news, frustrated by the kalita wave filter fiasco (and their being very hard to find right now...) I might just pick up a Bodum pourover brewer, which doesn't use a paper filter at all! Can't run out and get stuck that way!


does the Underpants Dance
How do I make my own cold brew, provided I have the beans? I've been wanting to prep my own decaf cold brew, since that basically doesn't exist anywhere to buy, but I don't know how to like... soak the beans and stuff. Do I just have to find a cold brew making device or something?


...we're shy.
I usually just get a small cheesecloth bag or equivalent (steeping bags), load up with somewhat coarsely ground beans, drop it in a pitcher of water and leave it in the fridge for a a night or so before I pull it out and discard the grounds.

I am probably under-doing it, but it tastes good and thats all that matters.

Paul le Fou

I use a French press for mine, but any old pitcher works fine too if you have something to filter the grounds out. Just grind beans (on the course side like Cyrael said), add room temperature water (I do 3:1 water:beans), leave it sit. I don't actually put mine in the fridge, though, I seal it with clingwrap (because French Press) and leave it on the counter for ~24 hours. I've heard as few as 12 hours or as many as 72, but 24ish seemed like a safe bet and I've had good luck with it.

The coldbrew keeps in the fridge for like, a weekish, and is certainly drinkable longer than that. One thing to keep in mind is that what this makes is a concentrate, and you want to cut it half-and-half with water or milk to get back to regular-strength coffee. Or drink it straight, I'm not the boss of you, whatever. Also you said decaf so I guess it doesn't matter as much for that either. Makes it last longer though!
This thread reminds me. For last x-mas, a friend bought me some Queer Wave Coffee outta Oakland for my secret santa gift. It's pricy but it's pretty dang good. The batch I had was super mellow and delicious. I'd be inclined to purchase on the regular if it weren't for the fact that I gave up coffee a while back in an attempt to both break a caffeine addiction, as well as to help get my GERDs under more control.