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re: Product Review: 3rd Wave Water - BRPHXCoffee
We sell these in our stores in Phoenix/Scottsdale and highly recommend them for areas where your TDS measures over 125 PPM (most places, but BR water is mostly amazing). Phoenix water is around 490 PPM, near the EPA limit and nearly undrinkable. Brewed coffee is about 98% water, and the mineral c...
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re: need a new coffee - BRPHXCoffee
New Orleans has a few good specialty/third wave options, and will probably have 2-3 more in the next few years. I would go with any of these: Mojo https://mojocoffeeroasters.com/collections/coffee/products/seasonal-sampler Stumptown https://www.stumptowncoffee.com/locations/new-orleans Fre...
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re: need a new coffee - BRPHXCoffee
Nice! Onyx is legit, and they bring in new coffees constantly. I bought a bag of Costa Rica Tres Milargos a few months back from them that tasted like bubble gum (I realize that probably sounds weird, but it was incredibly good). They also bring in experimental varietals (the Sidra currently in thei...
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re: need a new coffee - BRPHXCoffee
So you basically have three broad options when choosing coffee: -1st Wave: Folgers/Maxwell House, diner style coffee who's main claim of quality is "well, it's coffee". You'll taste mostly burnt suit, but it'll get you going and is cheap. -2nd Wave: Starbucks/Community, you'll see origins printed...
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re: Can you baws recommend me a legit espresso drink maker? - BRPHXCoffee
Here's a thorough video explaining what the 9Barista is and how it works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcZMGx15QBU And might as well throw up this monster as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4QyfElo1fs...
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re: Can you baws recommend me a legit espresso drink maker? - BRPHXCoffee
Thank you so much! I love the food board and community here. I really miss the food culture of Louisiana, and this is one of the few ways I can stay connected. I worked at a few of the big fine dining spots for years in Baton Rouge before moving, and I think it'll always have a special place in my...
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re: Can you baws recommend me a legit espresso drink maker? - BRPHXCoffee
This is a common question that comes up in my Saturday morning coffee classes every week. And for good reason—proper espresso is amazing! But, and this is a big ol' BUT, the cost, skill level, and equipment maintenance are enough to turn any sensible person away. The super automatic machines wil...
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re: Espresso Beans - BRPHXCoffee
Addressed many spro related questions throughout a previous thread here: https://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/food-and-drink/noticed-a-lot-of-coffee-questions-lately-specialty-coffee-industry-pro-ama/86164686/ The good news is that any coffee can be used for espresso, and there is no such thing as...
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re: Noticed a lot of coffee questions lately, specialty coffee industry pro AMA - BRPHXCoffee
Happy new year! Hope everyone had a great holiday. Did you drink any great coffee or get any cool gear? I got myself one of these for Xmas: https://us.moccamaster.com/kbt-coffee-brewer-polished-sliver.html Wanted to give a quick review, as Moccamasters have come up a few times in this thread....
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re: Noticed a lot of coffee questions lately, specialty coffee industry pro AMA - BRPHXCoffee
This has come up several times in this thread, but for good reason. I'm drinking an El Salvadoran (Loma La Gloria) espresso brewed over ice right now. It tastes like green apple, cotton candy, and milk chocolate. Each sip gives me 60 seconds of a myriad of flavors—it's an experience. But the sho...
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re: Noticed a lot of coffee questions lately, specialty coffee industry pro AMA - BRPHXCoffee
I actually have this Cuisinart grinder https://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-DBM-8-Supreme-Grind-Automatic/dp/B00018RRRK/ref=zg_bs_14092821_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=PMRGQN9GZNTQPAB9HR9B. I bought it after getting tired of manually grinding with this https://www.amazon.com/Hario-Skerton-Ceramic-Coffe...
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re: Noticed a lot of coffee questions lately, specialty coffee industry pro AMA - BRPHXCoffee
I really miss roasting as well! Looked up some pics of the Royal #5, beautiful machine. This was my old setup: https://imgur.com/a/M2eaiXS It's a Probat P25, incredible heat control and it was a beast. 44lb batches, could do some crazy things with temps and slow RoR to an almost standstill. We'...
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re: Noticed a lot of coffee questions lately, specialty coffee industry pro AMA - BRPHXCoffee
Great question! Short answer: absolutely yes. Long answer: Espresso is an "expression" of coffee. When not properly dialed in, it can taste sour, astringent, salty, and downright terrible. Dialing in consists of adjusting your variables (pre/post infusion and grind size). You want to keep dosage ...
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re: Noticed a lot of coffee questions lately, specialty coffee industry pro AMA - BRPHXCoffee
Even outside of espresso setups, I think it's fascinating how broad the spectrum can be when it comes to equipment and price point. A ton of coffee pros don't own a "coffee maker"—myself included. Joe Rogan had a specialty coffee expert on back in 2014, and he explains some of this as well. Well...
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re: Noticed a lot of coffee questions lately, specialty coffee industry pro AMA - BRPHXCoffee
Hope you're enjoying the Onyx advent calendar as much as I am! And I'm so glad you found some of the info in this thread useful. I broke into bags #18 and #13 so far, made an aeropress and chemex of both. #18 is one of my new favorite coffees, and I think they nailed the "bubble gum" tasting note. ...
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re: Noticed a lot of coffee questions lately, specialty coffee industry pro AMA - BRPHXCoffee
Sounds like a great gift idea. I'm not familiar with too many kits, but you may find some here: https://prima-coffee.com/brew/bundles As for a good "wish list" of items: The best grinder for the $$$: https://www.amazon.com/Baratza-Encore-Conical-Coffee-Grinder/dp/B007F183LK/ref=sr_1_3?crid=HSQ1T...
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re: Noticed a lot of coffee questions lately, specialty coffee industry pro AMA - BRPHXCoffee
Wanted to send an update on the Onyx coffee advent calendar. Arrived today, can't wait to start breaking into these. Here's the box https://imgur.com/a/x84BJmw Here's the list of coffees: https://imgur.com/a/a054sw7 I think I'm most excited to try #18, but all should be crazy good. Will report b...
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re: I’m giving up coffee (boring rant) - BRPHXCoffee
I've been in a similar position, and actually did give up coffee for a few months. Here are some tips that may help: L-theanine is your friend! I keep a bottle of this stuff with me always: https://www.amazon.com/NOW-L-Theanine-200-120-Capsules/dp/B00GQV9YX6/ref=sr_1_6?crid=2T813ARLAKGMJ&keywords...
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re: Noticed a lot of coffee questions lately, specialty coffee industry pro AMA - BRPHXCoffee
I can't wait for the advent calendar box to show up. Looks like they're shipping in three weeks—can't wait! It's super rare to find sample packs this large from a specialty roaster. Production will be a nightmare on their end no doubt. But the opportunity to find a 24 pack of legit coffee (especiall...
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re: Noticed a lot of coffee questions lately, specialty coffee industry pro AMA - BRPHXCoffee
Wanted to mention this as well: Investors and big name brands are paying close attention to the third wave/specialty scene. Nestle bought a 68% stake in Blue Bottle, and it's fairly common to hear insider news of which brands are being purchased for insane amounts of $$$. You might see Starbucks a...
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