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      03-05-2020, 03:22 PM   #23
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If you want to explore SO beans, then you should probably just sign up for one of the subscription services, or a subscription at a roaster that you like/trust. Particularly if you have an aversion to freezer storing beans, in airtight containers (which I will have to disagree with Red Bread on, and which many others do, as well). Just stick with 8-16oz. bags.

Also, if you're gonna spend that kind of $ on beans (which I do, as well)...then...you really need a better grinder. The majority of truly "medium" roasts (and lighter) will benefit greatly from a decent grinder.

I use a Ceado E5P and it is barely "foot in the door"...

Whoever mentioned Onyx Coffee Lab, thats good stuff as well.

I'm also a big fan of Sweet Maria's and Huckleberry in Denver.

If you want to get silly, Sump here in STL has some interesting roasts, but pricey...even wholesale.

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Drink mostly Verve, Stumptown or occasionally Sightglass. Capresso burr grinder and either French press or Capresso drip machine
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do any of you get palpitations from high octane brew?
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do any of you get palpitations from high octane brew?
Ha, when I first starting working in Frankfurt, my dumb American mind thought that Peets dark roast must somehow have more caffeine. So I wisely cranked out cup after cup from the office Jura and it's nearly green beans.

I think I had six cups. Then the heart palpitations kicked in. I drank a few liters of Gerolsteiner and saved myself a trip to the hospital, but it was dicey there for a few minutes.
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do any of you get palpitations from high octane brew?
Only that time in Miami that I had a Cuban coffee at each customer we visited. Must have been 5-6 over a few hours.
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I like a super dark and oily roast. My preference is "Kick Ass" by Kicking Horse available on Amazon. However, I found an alternative at Costco that I like for nearly half the price so...
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^^^Costco will often have interesting coffees (depending on location)...BUT...their stock is waaay too old, as in months post-roast date.

IDK about FP...maybe (just) okay for pour-over...but definitely a no-go for espresso.

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^^^Costco will often have interesting coffees (depending on location)...BUT...their stock is waaay to old, as in months post-roast date.

IDK about FP...maybe (just) okay for pour-over...but definitely a no-go for espresso.

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You could be right, but I travel a LOT for sales, and regularly buy beans from all sorts of boutique roasters. I find the Cafe Cubano beans a great value. Maybe they turn stock by me more often... whatever. What matters is I'm happy; and it isn't often I'm happy with inexpensive stuff. Don't burst my bubble!
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Out in the Hamptons today, and as they say, when in Rome...
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Out in the Hamptons today, and as they say, when in Rome...
Hmm, we drive to the Hamptons often in the C6 when the weather warms up. I’ll have to check out that place. You know what goes good with a great cup of cofffee? Apple Strudel.
Out that way not far from the Hamptons in Jamesport is Jundas Bakery. Best strudel I ever had and have had great strudel in Germany and elsewhere. Worth a stop, give it a try.
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May not be as fancy as fresh roasted but works for me. I enjoy it and it's cheaper.
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I have tried many, but am stuck on Papua New Guinea peaberry single origin. I order 10lbs at a time roasted to order from Blue Macaw roasters online and toss it in the freezer. We go through a lot of coffee! As a matter of fact I am down to a couple pounds, time to re-order.
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May not be as fancy as fresh roasted but works for me. I enjoy it and it's cheaper.
I’m a BRCC guy as well. We are fortunate to have a store just a few minutes from the house.
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Why not just roast.your own at home?
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I love coffee, but I don’t understand the people who are fan of it. I can advise Lavasa delicious and high-quality coffee
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do any of you get palpitations from high octane brew?
Right here. I'm hypersensitive to stimulants, so if I am drinking coffee...it's pretty weak. So I don't typically drink it as it makes me feel jittery.
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Why not just roast.your own at home?
Variety and freshness of green beans is a primary reason. And expense of roasting equipment that's consistent enough to compare to what's readily available.

Its similar to home brew. You can do it, but it doesn't really save money or compare to commercially available products.
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Adding another recommendation for Black Rifle. My girlfriend got me a bag a few months ago and I've been addicted ever since. It's very good coffee, and strong too.
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do any of you get palpitations from high octane brew?
Right here. I'm hypersensitive to stimulants, so if I am drinking coffee...it's pretty weak. So I don't typically drink it as it makes me feel jittery.
I have the opposite issue. If I get tired and want to stay alert, coffee only works as long as I'm drinking it. As soon as I'm done drinking coffee the effects are done too. My friend that is sensitive to caffeine says I want my coffee to be so strong it's like a line of coke. Lol
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