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Does anyone else but me prefer, or even insist on, light roast coffee?

You can still buy that coffee.

Apr 25, 2014
cowboyjack in General Topics

Does anyone else but me prefer, or even insist on, light roast coffee?

So for 8 ounces it be 63 cents. Sorry I was off by a bit :P

Mar 11, 2014
cowboyjack in General Topics

Does anyone else but me prefer, or even insist on, light roast coffee?

Who said 12 ounces?

Mar 11, 2014
cowboyjack in General Topics

Does anyone else but me prefer, or even insist on, light roast coffee?

You can do a pour over at home for 50 cents with $20/lb coffee.

Mar 11, 2014
cowboyjack in General Topics
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Does homemade sugar-syrup need to be refrigerated?

I'm just telling you what I and others have experienced first hand with that ratio. Ignore if you wish, but just saying "no you're wrong" isn't going to change my observation.

Mar 09, 2014
cowboyjack in General Topics

Does homemade sugar-syrup need to be refrigerated?

You can find in older threads that others have tried this and still found mold.

Mar 09, 2014
cowboyjack in General Topics

Does homemade sugar-syrup need to be refrigerated?

The bottled syrup companies I believe use citric acid to and something else to maintain shelf life. I have made it from vanilla beans and it did grow mold in the fridge after a short time.

Mar 09, 2014
cowboyjack in General Topics

Does anyone else but me prefer, or even insist on, light roast coffee?

Actually, espresso is not brewed as you described. It is liquid water, not steam, that is forced through coffee at around 9 bars of pressure.

Mar 09, 2014
cowboyjack in General Topics

Why is pour-over coffee better? [Split from Boston board]

striperguy as usual

Apr 02, 2013
cowboyjack in Home Cooking

Why is pour-over coffee better? [Split from Boston board]

So wrong!

Apr 02, 2013
cowboyjack in Home Cooking

Why is pour-over coffee better? [Split from Boston board]

I've had mine for 4 years or so and have whacked it against things many times. I dropped it once and chipped the handle, but that's it. Friends I know have them - not broken.

Apr 02, 2013
cowboyjack in Home Cooking

Why is pour-over coffee better? [Split from Boston board]

Uh, yeah I know...

Mar 24, 2013
cowboyjack in Home Cooking

Why is pour-over coffee better? [Split from Boston board]

industries need research and standards.

Mar 22, 2013
cowboyjack in Home Cooking

Why is pour-over coffee better? [Split from Boston board]

the ratio only helps one piece, it's doesn't magically produce the right Tds and ext %

Mar 22, 2013
cowboyjack in Home Cooking

Why is pour-over coffee better? [Split from Boston board]

Overdosing causes under extraction.

Mar 21, 2013
cowboyjack in Home Cooking

Why is pour-over coffee better? [Split from Boston board]

Oh good lord, that's not how that works at all.

Mar 21, 2013
cowboyjack in Home Cooking
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Why is pour-over coffee better? [Split from Boston board]

A Clever is a full immersion brewer, the melitta is not.

Mar 20, 2013
cowboyjack in Home Cooking

Why is pour-over coffee better? [Split from Boston board]

Haha, there is such a thing as aged coffee but that link was a bit of an exaggeration.

Sep 13, 2011
cowboyjack in Home Cooking

Why is pour-over coffee better? [Split from Boston board]

Unfortunately, you are wrong yet again.

Sep 13, 2011
cowboyjack in Home Cooking

Why is pour-over coffee better? [Split from Boston board]

I don't roast either, although I've tried it. I know enough from talking to roasters at well-known roasting companies to not bother unless I plan on investing serious cash and time into it.

Sep 09, 2011
cowboyjack in Home Cooking

Why is pour-over coffee better? [Split from Boston board]

From my conversations with a notable roaster it varies on the coffee being roasted and personal preference of flavor.

Drip <10 days out
Espresso 5-15 days or so, depending on the coffee

Sep 09, 2011
cowboyjack in Home Cooking

Why is pour-over coffee better? [Split from Boston board]

Some say it's pretty good but not as great as not freezing it, though close. I've never had to bother since I have access to any amount of freshly roasted coffee at any time. No point in over purchasing just to freeze.

Sep 09, 2011
cowboyjack in Home Cooking

Why is pour-over coffee better? [Split from Boston board]

To clarify I was referring to StriperGuy

Sep 09, 2011
cowboyjack in Home Cooking

Why is pour-over coffee better? [Split from Boston board]

Fresher isn't always better especially when it comes to espresso.

Sep 09, 2011
cowboyjack in Home Cooking

Why is pour-over coffee better? [Split from Boston board]

Like previously said, you can easily test this by pouring brew temp water on coffee grounds. No need to test in the jars.

Sep 09, 2011
cowboyjack in Home Cooking

Why is pour-over coffee better? [Split from Boston board]

I tried using a vacuum pumped sealed container as an extra coffee storage device but the outgassing pushes the lid lose every time. It's pointless.

For $8 or so you can get TightVac's/CoffeeVac's that have a one way valve and let gas out on it's own as needed.

Sep 09, 2011
cowboyjack in Home Cooking

Why is pour-over coffee better? [Split from Boston board]

That's not true at all about CO2, and is why coffee discussions are so frustrating and ridiculous. Lots of people talking, not many facts.

Sep 08, 2011
cowboyjack in Home Cooking

Why is pour-over coffee better? [Split from Boston board]

I do it on a weekly basis. It doesn't matter what you would bet.

Mar 30, 2011
cowboyjack in Home Cooking

Why is pour-over coffee better? [Split from Boston board]

Obviously pouring copious amounts of water at a fast rate will get by coffee too fast, or if the coffee is too course and the pouring isn't even. It all depends, as usual, but assuming that it's hard to overextract on the Chemex and Hario v60 is purely conjecture based on hole size.

Mar 30, 2011
cowboyjack in Home Cooking

Why is pour-over coffee better? [Split from Boston board]

Mar 30, 2011
cowboyjack in Home Cooking