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ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 17, 2022 - 3:42pm

 haresfur wrote:

The Melitta isn't inconsistent, you are. 
I prefer mine to the aeropress but mostly because it's easy.

edit: One of the reasons I wonder if I had covid early on is that I used to get a metallic taste from some coffee and I don't anymore. So I guess that's a win.


I agree but I don't agree that it's (much) easier. 

I like how the aeropress puts out espresso. My iced coffees have been fantastic.
haresfur

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Location: The Golden Triangle
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 15, 2022 - 1:29am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Since covid, coffee tastes different to me. Either flavorless, or just bitter. Sometimes I can get an exotic roast at a coffeeshop that has good flavor so I know it's possible, but our home drip brewer doesn't produce anything to get excited about, no matter how much I spend on beans. First of all, it doesn't brew small batches well, so I have to make 8 cups or nothing. Which is a waste, sometimes, because I pour a 24-oz go cup and leave the rest for iced coffee the next day, which is fine. I drink a lot of iced coffee and day-old doesn't make a difference when you can't taste it anyway. Even in the before times, it tasted fine to me.

So to cut down on waste, I bought one of those $8 Melitta pourover jobs. It's fine and I kind of always wanted one for camping, but it's inconsistent. So into the camping kit it goes.

Yesterday I finally —after at least 20 years of pondering it— got an aeropress. It might be too fussy for a busy morning (no setting a timer overnight and waking up to hot coffee) but it couldn't be simpler or faster (we have a  160° hot water tap on the sink) and tastes great. It doesn't brew long enough to get bitter and so I can brew it strong enough to get the good flavors out of the beans.

And then I poured it over ice and added milk and sugar but I can still taste good coffee. I need a better grinder now.

So tl;dr: Aeropress is the shit. 



The Melitta isn't inconsistent, you are. 
I prefer mine to the aeropress but mostly because it's easy.

edit: One of the reasons I wonder if I had covid early on is that I used to get a metallic taste from some coffee and I don't anymore. So I guess that's a win.
islander

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Location: Seattle
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 14, 2022 - 9:51pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Since covid, coffee tastes different to me. Either flavorless, or just bitter. Sometimes I can get an exotic roast at a coffeeshop that has good flavor so I know it's possible, but our home drip brewer doesn't produce anything to get excited about, no matter how much I spend on beans. First of all, it doesn't brew small batches well, so I have to make 8 cups or nothing. Which is a waste, sometimes, because I pour a 24-oz go cup and leave the rest for iced coffee the next day, which is fine. I drink a lot of iced coffee and day-old doesn't make a difference when you can't taste it anyway. Even in the before times, it tasted fine to me.

So to cut down on waste, I bought one of those $8 Melitta pourover jobs. It's fine and I kind of always wanted one for camping, but it's inconsistent. So into the camping kit it goes.

Yesterday I finally —after at least 20 years of pondering it— got an aeropress. It might be too fussy for a busy morning (no setting a timer overnight and waking up to hot coffee) but it couldn't be simpler or faster (we have a  160° hot water tap on the sink) and tastes great. It doesn't brew long enough to get bitter and so I can brew it strong enough to get the good flavors out of the beans.

And then I poured it over ice and added milk and sugar but I can still taste good coffee. I need a better grinder now.

So tl;dr: Aeropress is the shit. 




I had one, and it made great coffee. But early morning on the boat, need a coffee to make a coffee, combined with an open topped precariously perched container of hot water and grounds just didn't work well for me.  I got rid of it due to space concerns, but I do think about getting another for some of our other travels now.  
miamizsun

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Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 14, 2022 - 3:53pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Since covid, coffee tastes different to me. Either flavorless, or just bitter. Sometimes I can get an exotic roast at a coffeeshop that has good flavor so I know it's possible, but our home drip brewer doesn't produce anything to get excited about, no matter how much I spend on beans. First of all, it doesn't brew small batches well, so I have to make 8 cups or nothing. Which is a waste, sometimes, because I pour a 24-oz go cup and leave the rest for iced coffee the next day, which is fine. I drink a lot of iced coffee and day-old doesn't make a difference when you can't taste it anyway. Even in the before times, it tasted fine to me.

So to cut down on waste, I bought one of those $8 Melitta pourover jobs. It's fine and I kind of always wanted one for camping, but it's inconsistent. So into the camping kit it goes.

Yesterday I finally —after at least 20 years of pondering it— got an aeropress. It might be too fussy for a busy morning (no setting a timer overnight and waking up to hot coffee) but it couldn't be simpler or faster (we have a  160° hot water tap on the sink) and tastes great. It doesn't brew long enough to get bitter and so I can brew it strong enough to get the good flavors out of the beans.

And then I poured it over ice and added milk and sugar but I can still taste good coffee. I need a better grinder now.

So tl;dr: Aeropress is the shit. 




i don't think i've ever tried one
glad your taste bugs are back
Steely_D

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Location: Biscayne Bay
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 14, 2022 - 9:11am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

So tl;dr: Aeropress is the shit. 


Yup. We always pack it in the luggage. Fits nice including some pre-ground, not much weight, and you can usually get hot water no matter where you are (except Park MGM, jerks). My “are you really buying another way to make coffee” Better Half™ really likes it. Score!

ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 14, 2022 - 8:56am

Since covid, coffee tastes different to me. Either flavorless, or just bitter. Sometimes I can get an exotic roast at a coffeeshop that has good flavor so I know it's possible, but our home drip brewer doesn't produce anything to get excited about, no matter how much I spend on beans. First of all, it doesn't brew small batches well, so I have to make 8 cups or nothing. Which is a waste, sometimes, because I pour a 24-oz go cup and leave the rest for iced coffee the next day, which is fine. I drink a lot of iced coffee and day-old doesn't make a difference when you can't taste it anyway. Even in the before times, it tasted fine to me.

So to cut down on waste, I bought one of those $8 Melitta pourover jobs. It's fine and I kind of always wanted one for camping, but it's inconsistent. So into the camping kit it goes.

Yesterday I finally —after at least 20 years of pondering it— got an aeropress. It might be too fussy for a busy morning (no setting a timer overnight and waking up to hot coffee) but it couldn't be simpler or faster (we have a  160° hot water tap on the sink) and tastes great. It doesn't brew long enough to get bitter and so I can brew it strong enough to get the good flavors out of the beans.

And then I poured it over ice and added milk and sugar but I can still taste good coffee. I need a better grinder now.

So tl;dr: Aeropress is the shit. 


miamizsun

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Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 18, 2022 - 8:27am

 sunybuny wrote:

Stay away from Las Olas and you should be fine.




sunybuny

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Gender: Female


Posted: Apr 18, 2022 - 7:41am

 miamizsun wrote:

you may have a point there
i enjoy hanging out with new and exciting people
except that that time i joined up with a band of hobo gypsies in town
i woke up strange place, bare and my hard drive was wiped
caused me to go through a guarded phase, but i've since recovered
thus coffee first
{#Cheers}

Stay away from Las Olas and you should be fine.

Proclivities

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Posted: Apr 18, 2022 - 6:32am


Manbird

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Location: Owl Creek Bridge
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 21, 2022 - 2:31pm

 oldviolin wrote:


Probably tastes like some really fast caffine...


Probably need to take some Milk of Magnesium to balance out the slurry...

oldviolin

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Posted: Jan 21, 2022 - 1:44pm

 Manbird wrote:


what's an espresso taste like - if anything?


Probably tastes like some really fast caffine...
westslope

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Location: BC sage brush steppe


Posted: Jan 21, 2022 - 8:16am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I have come to the decision that a year after having covid, my sense of taste hasn't returned to normal. It doesn't matter whether I buy good coffee or old stale junk, it all tastes the same. Vaguely bitter, not much aroma. If I put sugar or cream in, I do taste that. I was thinking our coffeemaker had somehow started to brew differently, like too hot? Too cold? etc. but really, it's not changed. Damn. I can't think of anything else that I can't taste. Chocolate is actually stronger tasting now. Probably a good thing; I eat less of it (not a crazy chocolate fiend anyway). I had a dark chocolate bite yesterday and it wasn't even pleasant. Just strong.

So that's weird.


Congratulations.   You accomplished the same loss of smell and taste experienced by tobacco smokers.  

Interested in sharpening your taste buds?   Quit salt.  


miamizsun

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Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 21, 2022 - 6:03am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I have come to the decision that a year after having covid, my sense of taste hasn't returned to normal. It doesn't matter whether I buy good coffee or old stale junk, it all tastes the same. Vaguely bitter, not much aroma. If I put sugar or cream in, I do taste that. I was thinking our coffeemaker had somehow started to brew differently, like too hot? Too cold? etc. but really, it's not changed. Damn. I can't think of anything else that I can't taste. Chocolate is actually stronger tasting now. Probably a good thing; I eat less of it (not a crazy chocolate fiend anyway). I had a dark chocolate bite yesterday and it wasn't even pleasant. Just strong.

So that's weird.



dang
how about smell? 
practically everything i've read indicates that taste and smell will eventually return...
hope your buds bounce back soon

haresfur

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Location: The Golden Triangle
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 20, 2022 - 10:29pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I have come to the decision that a year after having covid, my sense of taste hasn't returned to normal. It doesn't matter whether I buy good coffee or old stale junk, it all tastes the same. Vaguely bitter, not much aroma. If I put sugar or cream in, I do taste that. I was thinking our coffeemaker had somehow started to brew differently, like too hot? Too cold? etc. but really, it's not changed. Damn. I can't think of anything else that I can't taste. Chocolate is actually stronger tasting now. Probably a good thing; I eat less of it (not a crazy chocolate fiend anyway). I had a dark chocolate bite yesterday and it wasn't even pleasant. Just strong.

So that's weird.


I don't know if I have had the 'vid, but I used to have this thing where coffee often had a metallic taste to it - even decent espresso if not made right. Well, since the first half of 2020, that doesn't seem to be the case. So maybe I got lucky. 
Manbird

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Location: Owl Creek Bridge
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 20, 2022 - 9:11pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I have come to the decision that a year after having covid, my sense of taste hasn't returned to normal. It doesn't matter whether I buy good coffee or old stale junk, it all tastes the same. Vaguely bitter, not much aroma. If I put sugar or cream in, I do taste that. I was thinking our coffeemaker had somehow started to brew differently, like too hot? Too cold? etc. but really, it's not changed. Damn. I can't think of anything else that I can't taste. Chocolate is actually stronger tasting now. Probably a good thing; I eat less of it (not a crazy chocolate fiend anyway). I had a dark chocolate bite yesterday and it wasn't even pleasant. Just strong.

So that's weird.



what's an espresso taste like - if anything?
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 20, 2022 - 8:35pm

I have come to the decision that a year after having covid, my sense of taste hasn't returned to normal. It doesn't matter whether I buy good coffee or old stale junk, it all tastes the same. Vaguely bitter, not much aroma. If I put sugar or cream in, I do taste that. I was thinking our coffeemaker had somehow started to brew differently, like too hot? Too cold? etc. but really, it's not changed. Damn. I can't think of anything else that I can't taste. Chocolate is actually stronger tasting now. Probably a good thing; I eat less of it (not a crazy chocolate fiend anyway). I had a dark chocolate bite yesterday and it wasn't even pleasant. Just strong.

So that's weird.
Antigone

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Gender: Female


Posted: Jan 18, 2022 - 10:08am

Untitled
miamizsun

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Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 5, 2022 - 6:12am

 Red_Dragon wrote: 


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Posted: Jan 5, 2022 - 5:48am

Why this climate-resilient coffee may be just what farmers need
miamizsun

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Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 17, 2021 - 4:06am

 haresfur wrote:
 miamizsun wrote:
you may have a point there
i enjoy hanging out with new and exciting people
except that that time i joined up with a band of hobo gypsies in town

i woke up strange place, bare and my hard drive was wiped
caused me to go through a guarded phase, but i've since recovered
thus coffee first
{#Cheers}

I spent a few nights hanging out with an indigenous street person one summer. It was an eye opening experience. There was a whole culture occupying the same space as the rest of us, like an alternate universe and I had just popped through the portal. I would have eventually got the crap beat out of me if I had stayed.

Let's grab a cup and I'll tell you more.
 
ok, but i've flipped stash rotation to a freekin' beautiful light roast

mmm, mmm, tasty!
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