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Jim
11-01-2008, 11:19 AM
Whats in your mug?

This AM a RR Guatemala Huehuetenango, say that fast three times!

JBHoren
11-01-2008, 11:35 AM
India Anohki (from Sweet Maria's) was my pleasure, this morning... yes, "home-roasted, hand-ground, and fresh-brewed in a Bodum French-press"

expatCanuck
11-01-2008, 12:07 PM
Bai Hao oolong.

A nice light change from pu-erh & coffee.

Scotto
11-01-2008, 02:15 PM
Some really nice long jing courtesy of Joel. This is the first time I have had any green tea in months; it was a nice change of pace.

Churchill
11-02-2008, 06:19 AM
Kenyan Thika Chania,home roasted and brewed in the French press.

Scotto
11-02-2008, 06:29 AM
A vac pot of Yemen Mokha Ismaili, roasted yesterday, and served with homemade biscuits. Freakin' awesome.

JBHoren
11-02-2008, 07:49 AM
A vac pot of Yemen Mokha Ismaili, roasted yesterday, and served with homemade biscuits. Freakin' awesome.

I like mine in a Java "wrapper":

Real "Mocha Java" -- Yemen Mokha Ismaili and Java Monsooned Arabica, home-roasted, hand-ground, and brewed in a Bodum French press!

http://www.horen.org.il/jpegs/tmp/coffee/YMI+JMA.jpg

Suzuki
11-02-2008, 08:59 AM
Some respectable generic Ceylon loose leaf - nice, but nothing special.

I've been on the go and haven't had much time to treat myself.

Poulin
11-02-2008, 09:39 AM
After my shower I'll be brewing up a pot of Assam Gentlemen's FTGFOP.

Jim
11-02-2008, 11:44 AM
2008 Menghai "Ba Da ripe 1kg brick" batch 801

biomesh
11-03-2008, 06:06 AM
Home roasted Papau New Guinea, hand ground with a Zassenhaus mill, and brewed with a pour over cone filter.

Spivey
11-03-2008, 06:19 AM
Ruta Mya Cubita! MMmmm

Scotto
11-03-2008, 07:12 AM
Panama Esmerelda Gesha, 2007 vintage, roasted Friday and brewed this morning in the Technivorm. Good? Yes. Worth the price? No way.

JBHoren
11-03-2008, 08:39 AM
Sumatra Blue Batak "Tarbarita" Peaberry, home-roasted, hand-ground, and brewed in a Bodum French press!

http://www.horen.org.il/jpegs/coffee/2008/11/03.jpg

Blue Moon
11-03-2008, 08:52 AM
This week: Ethiopia Koratie Wet Process and Guatemala Atitlan

Proinsias
11-03-2008, 09:00 AM
Yunnan pure gold, yum. It's been a while.

JBHoren
11-04-2008, 09:56 AM
India Baba Budan "Mandelkhan" Estate, home-roasted, hand-ground, and brewed in a Bodum French press

http://www.horen.org.il/jpegs/coffee/2008/11/04.jpg

Proinsias
11-04-2008, 05:33 PM
Some damn fine long jing.

JBHoren
11-05-2008, 03:27 AM
Sulawesi Torajaland, home-roasted, hand-ground, and brewed in a Bodum French press

http://www.horen.org.il/jpegs/coffee/2008/11/05.jpg

Jim
11-05-2008, 03:34 PM
This morning RR Guatemala Huehuetenango in the TV.
This afternoon 2007 haiwan Lao cha tou brick.

papasmurf
11-05-2008, 04:48 PM
http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=14662

Dave-itt
11-05-2008, 05:32 PM
it's what's not in my mug that matters: starbucks egg nogg - they're only doing a limited run this year, for 2 weeks and limited, special occasions. ARRGH!

dixee6
11-05-2008, 05:35 PM
Just some plaaaaaaaaaaaiiinnn old coffee.............

Scotto
11-05-2008, 05:57 PM
http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=14662

Can you describe the tastes? What year was it? :lol::tongue_sm

papasmurf
11-05-2008, 05:59 PM
Can you describe the tastes? What year was it? :lol::tongue_sm



Rofl


Did I not tell you I was going to do this when we went for lunch :lol::lol:

ouch
11-05-2008, 06:17 PM
Costa Rican, slightly over roasted, but that's a good thing when the roaster is no good at the lighter roasts.





And I'm still waiting to here what you guys had for lunch.

thirdeye
11-05-2008, 06:39 PM
2005 Yong Pin Hao (Stone Pressed) Yi u.

A One of the fine samples from Chris. Very smooth, earthy note to me anyway). I am impressed with this one. It will be on my list.

Thank you again Chris

Jim
11-05-2008, 06:45 PM
Costa Rican, slightly over roasted, but that's a good thing when the roaster is no good at the lighter roasts.





And I'm still waiting to here what you guys had for lunch.

Show up and be "in the know" next time.:lol:

papasmurf
11-05-2008, 07:01 PM
Costa Rican, slightly over roasted, but that's a good thing when the roaster is no good at the lighter roasts.





And I'm still waiting to here what you guys had for lunch.

Show up and be "in the know" next time.:lol:

And bring your wife .





You know what just send your wife we dont need you there :wink::lol::lol:

thirdeye
11-05-2008, 07:09 PM
Show up and be "in the know" next time.:lol:

:lol:...Nice....Jay wipe up a batch of those Sunday hot cakes and I might be forced to tell you what Jim had...:biggrin:

Scotto
11-06-2008, 06:07 AM
This morning's morning latte, with Yemen Mokha Sharasi:

thirdeye
11-06-2008, 06:27 AM
This morning's morning latte, with Yemen Mokha Sharasi:

That looks nice but you must have way to much time on your hands....:001_rolle

JBHoren
11-06-2008, 08:46 AM
El Salvador Orange Bourbon Cultivar, home-roasted, hand-ground, and brewed in a Bodum French press

http://www.horen.org.il/jpegs/coffee/2008/11/06.jpg

expatCanuck
11-06-2008, 11:00 AM
French-pressed Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, followed by a cup of Green Pekoe and then Bai Hao oolong.

ouch
11-06-2008, 12:53 PM
El Salvador Orange Bourbon Cultivar, home-roasted, hand-ground, and brewed in a Bodum French press

http://www.horen.org.il/jpegs/coffee/2008/11/06.jpg

I have to get that cup for work.

JBHoren
11-06-2008, 01:23 PM
I have to get that cup for work.

:lol: I got it 16 years ago, from a buddy who was a pharmaceuticals sales-rep. Get your own! :tongue:

Jim
11-06-2008, 04:10 PM
2007 haiwan Lao cha tou brick , still going strong from yesterday

http://www.badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=14673

JBHoren
11-07-2008, 09:38 AM
Guatamala Oriente Dry Process, home-roasted, hand-ground, and brewed in a Bodum French press

http://www.horen.org.il/jpegs/coffee/2008/11/07.jpg

Yup, that's my "previously-owned", forest-green French press (bought on ebaY), made by Bodum for Starbucks :tongue: I've wanted one of these for years!

And yup, that's an original Kliban Cat mug... set of four... yup, on ebaY

And the coffee. In a word, delicious. DJ was right about increasing the amount of roasted beans from three to four level measures. Much more satisfying. Good thing I bought 15lbs of it, eh?

letterk
11-07-2008, 10:48 AM
Kenya Gethumbwini Peaberry - Mercanta NA roasted last night and brewed in the vacuum pot. Those little beans tricked me last night. They're getting another 20 seconds tomorrow! Grrrr... Still, a nice cup, if just a little too green.

ouch
11-07-2008, 12:09 PM
Those little beans tricked me last night.

Careful. Last time I heard about a guy that got tricked by beans, he wound up having to climb a big bean stalk and run away from a giant.

letterk
11-07-2008, 12:12 PM
Careful. Last time I heard about a guy that got tricked by beans, he wound up having to climb a big bean stalk and run away from a giant.

If I start a post stating this you'll be sure I got some of those "tea" samples.

Copycat
11-08-2008, 04:55 AM
just finished my first cup of

http://static1.shopify.com/s/files/1/0017/1562/products/OB_medium.jpg

I got a months worth, here so I think thats whats going to be in my cup for alooong time.

I did bloody enjoy it though, the fresh grind coffee, I don't think i'll be going back to already ground coffe, i've got the bug...I need a coffee to settle it down >> TO THE KITCHEN!!!!

JBHoren
11-08-2008, 10:22 AM
Real "Mocha Java" -- Yemen Mokha Mattari and Java Monsooned Arabica, home-roasted, hand-ground, and brewed in a Bodum French press

http://www.horen.org.il/jpegs/coffee/2008/11/08.jpg

Jim
11-08-2008, 12:50 PM
http://www.badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=14694

JBHoren
11-08-2008, 06:38 PM
Java Kajumas Curah Tatal, home-roasted, hand-ground, and brewed in a Bodum French press

I just roasted two 2/3-cup batches of this, which I recently purchased from Sweet Maria's. I took the advice on their label, and roasted both batches to FC+ (I counted ten 2nd-cracks, then "pulled the plug"). Turns-out that 4/3-cup was two level-measures of roasted-beans too much for the jar, so I ground-and-brewed the "excess". Good to the last drop!

http://www.horen.org.il/jpegs/coffee/2008/11/08-1.jpg

Suzuki
11-08-2008, 07:25 PM
A nice pot of Darjeerling.

Tomorrow, I'm going to try to head to the GreenBeanery - a local Toronto shop that sells fresh roasted coffee, coffee roasters and green beans (among all manner of coffee gear).

I'm going to try some of their coffee, peruse the roasters and possibly buy a Zassenhaus manual grinder (its not that I relish the hand-grinding experience, its that I don't relish the consequences of waking up my SO at 5:30 am because I'm now sufficiently anal that I'm not willing to grind my beans the night before...).

Also, the lure of home roasting is strong, so I'm very interested to see the different roasters.

I'll post more after I've been to the shop.

JBHoren
11-09-2008, 06:35 AM
Real "Mocha Java" -- Yemen Mokha Sana'ani and Java Monsooned Arabica, home-roasted, hand-ground, and brewed in a Bodum French press

http://www.horen.org.il/jpegs/coffee/2008/11/09.jpg

joel
11-09-2008, 07:22 AM
Amazing Longjing in a glass presentation gaiwan. Incredibly warm, nutty, eggy longjing - my favorite!

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=14696

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=14698

Young buds just opening...
http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=14697

Now off to the annual pumpkin shoot!

TimmyBoston
11-10-2008, 12:45 AM
This morning's morning latte, with Yemen Mokha Sharasi:

Scotto that looks amazing! How did you do that?

Scotto
11-10-2008, 06:39 AM
Scotto that looks amazing! How did you do that?

That's the beauty of microfoam. Can't get that at Charbucks! It is a dense, silky foam instead of the big-bubbled crap you get at most coffee shops. A fair amount of practice required, but the results are worth it. It makes the cappa taste much different; the mouthfeel is thick and viscous. Plus if you get it right, you can make all sorts of poured designs like the one I showed.

Howard Newell
11-10-2008, 07:32 AM
This morning it was Sulawesi Goo Goo muck. Not quite as bad as Sweet Maria's description, but it was somewhat swampy and funky tasting. At least it's a learning experience.

R-James
11-10-2008, 07:35 AM
Guatamala COE La Perla y Anexo followin Din's instructions from the french press 101 thread

http://i35.tinypic.com/34fk0vd.jpg

Suzuki
11-10-2008, 08:18 AM
Morning coffee - GreanBeanery Ethiopia Yirgacheffe - roasted on Saturday and ground in my brand spankin' new Zassenhaus Lima manual grinder.

Very nice, smooth, cup of medium strength coffee, with lots of flavour notes - in particular, fruity/winey and citrus.

Morning tea - second infusion of Menghai Peacock of Menghai. I wan't enamoured with this tea intially, but its grown on me - very good quality and longevity from such a reasonably priced tea.

Its been a while since I had a cup of pu'erh, and its nice to be drinking some - I forgot how refreshing a green tea is.

expatCanuck
11-10-2008, 08:30 AM
Morning coffee - GreanBeanery Ethiopia Yirgacheffe - roasted on Saturday and ground in my brand spankin' new Zassenhaus Lima manual grinder. ...French pressed Ethiopia Yirgacheffe - probably roasted 3 weeks or so ago by the vendor and ground about 2 weeks ago --
still good enough for my heathen palate.

Followed by some hearty Yunnan Gold.

Nothing subtle this a.m., thank you very much.

JBHoren
11-10-2008, 09:12 AM
India Anohki, home-roasted, hand-ground, and brewed in a Bodum French press

http://www.horen.org.il/jpegs/coffee/2008/11/10.jpg

ouch
11-10-2008, 11:59 AM
That's the beauty of microfoam. Can't get that at Charbucks! It is a dense, silky foam instead of the big-bubbled crap you get at most coffee shops. A fair amount of practice required, but the results are worth it. It makes the cappa taste much different; the mouthfeel is thick and viscous. Plus if you get it right, you can make all sorts of poured designs like the one I showed.

Tutorial time!

letterk
11-10-2008, 12:53 PM
Home roasted Kenya Gethumbwini brewed in the TVorm.

TimmyBoston
11-10-2008, 01:00 PM
That's the beauty of microfoam. Can't get that at Charbucks! It is a dense, silky foam instead of the big-bubbled crap you get at most coffee shops. A fair amount of practice required, but the results are worth it. It makes the cappa taste much different; the mouthfeel is thick and viscous. Plus if you get it right, you can make all sorts of poured designs like the one I showed.

Any advice on making microfoam? I've never been able to steam up anything that would be like that.

thirdeye
11-10-2008, 01:27 PM
Right now, a pretty darn amazing cup of Darjeerling. Part of this rocking sample set from Chris. Chris, your right, this is a great everyday tea....

Suzuki
11-10-2008, 01:49 PM
Right now, a pretty darn amazing cup of Darjeerling. Part of this rocking sample set from Chris. Chris, your right, this is a great everyday tea....

The best part is the price $7 for 200g (a bit less than 1/2 pound) - the price:value of this stuff is amazing. I get two good brews from the leaves.

Its got some of the classic muscatel high notes and a nice body - tastes great without anything.

Glad you like it - its from a local vendor who buys tea in bulk and then repackages for the supermarket. The turnover is quite good, so its usually pretty fresh. I often pick up a bag of their tea when I'm looking for something for every day.

expatCanuck
11-10-2008, 02:12 PM
French pressed Celebes Kalossi Toraja - an Indonesian offering from Sulawesi.
Medium roast, a bit of spice, low acid, mildly sweet.

A decent enough cup of joe -- nothing objectionable, but nothing overly noteworthy. I prefer the Yirgacheffe.

JBHoren
11-11-2008, 07:51 AM
Real "Mocha Java" -- Yemen Mokha Mattari and Java Monsooned Arabica, home-roasted, hand-ground, and brewed in a Bodum French press

http://www.horen.org.il/jpegs/coffee/2008/11/11.jpg

Mama Bear
11-11-2008, 08:07 AM
I have the same coffee every day... sigh.. but it's Jamaican Blue Mountain...

Sure would like to sneak over to Jonathons coffee house :cool:

boboakalfb
11-11-2008, 09:38 AM
RR Bali "Blue Moon" in a French Press.

expatCanuck
11-11-2008, 12:40 PM
French pressed Celebes Kalossi Toraja.
Better than yesterday. Maybe I overbrewed?

Then a couple of mugs of Bai Hao oolong.

Proinsias
11-11-2008, 05:11 PM
I just found a small bag of Baozhong oolong at the back of a cupboard, I took it to Glastonbury with me nearly six months ago and had no idea it had made the return journey.

Still tastes good. Aside from the orchids and buttery sweetness this tea has always reminded me of eating sweeties, this is no bad thing.

Scotto
11-11-2008, 06:54 PM
Hmm, let's see. I was in an all day personnel meeting today, so I brought along a big pot of Mexico Oaxaca Pluma. Nice.

Tonight I had some organic matcha. Interesting.

JBHoren
11-12-2008, 06:06 AM
Java Kajumas Curah Tatal, home-roasted, hand-ground, and brewed in a Bodum French press

http://www.horen.org.il/jpegs/coffee/2008/11/12.jpg

expatCanuck
11-12-2008, 07:31 AM
A mug of French-pressed Peet's Gaia every bit as satisfying as any so-called God-shot. Crema, even.

boboakalfb
11-12-2008, 10:56 AM
RR Bali aka...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUOFIzdihQI

letterk
11-12-2008, 11:17 AM
My mug is empty. It was one of those morning and I ran out of time before my carpool showed up. Ugh.

_JP_
11-12-2008, 11:21 AM
I started with a French pressed Brazilian blend followed by a few cups of pu-erh Tou Cha. The Tou Cha was a nice transition from the coffee.

TimmyBoston
11-12-2008, 02:11 PM
Aeropressed RR Mexican Chiapas....Delicioso!

Scotto
11-12-2008, 05:14 PM
This morning: a blend of Ethiopia Idido Misty Valley coffee, 50% roasted light and 50% roasted dark, brewed in Technivorm. Yummy.

Tonight: A steaming mug of matcha.

expatCanuck
11-12-2008, 05:26 PM
French pressed Sumatra Mandehling.

Dinder1
11-12-2008, 05:56 PM
RR Bali aka...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUOFIzdihQI

I love it! I'm going to play this tomorrow morning while I sip on some "Bali Sinatra Blue Moon".:biggrin:

Suzuki
11-12-2008, 07:36 PM
Morning cuppa joe - GreenBeanery dry process Harrar - really nice stuff. Very flavourful notwithstanding the rather light roast.

Tea - some of my favourite Alishan oolong - I'm always amazed at how many leaves those little pellets expand to...

ouch
11-12-2008, 08:00 PM
Tea - some of my favourite Alishan oolong - I'm always amazed at how many leaves those little pellets expand to...

They remind me of those old inflatable life rafts.

JBHoren
11-13-2008, 08:28 AM
Nicaragua Limoncillo Java Longberry Cultivar, home-roasted, hand-ground, and brewed in a Bodum "Starbucks" French press

http://www.horen.org.il/jpegs/coffee/2008/11/13.jpg

Blue Moon
11-13-2008, 10:09 AM
El Salvador Matalapa Estate Peaberry homeroasted to Full City

Jim
11-13-2008, 10:16 AM
Its getting lonely over in the Sheng thread,

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3172/3027908654_80ed089416_o.jpg

expatCanuck
11-13-2008, 01:03 PM
Its getting lonely over in the Sheng thread
Pu-erh's typically a once-a-day treat for me (tho' that once-a-day is multiple infusions).

Had some '08 Bulang Arbor for breakfast (continued from last nights leaves).

A couple mugs of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe today.

And, I think, some Chinese green Pekoe now.

Scotto
11-13-2008, 01:56 PM
Insanely good double shots of Yemen Mokha Sharasi this morning. I stopped once the room started shaking from all the caffeine.

ouch
11-13-2008, 03:25 PM
Insanely good double shots of Yemen Mokha Sharasi this morning. I stopped once the room started shaking from all the caffeine.

If I ever find myself in an earthquake, I'll have to quickly drink some Yemen Mokha Sharasi to counteract the effect.

JBHoren
11-14-2008, 08:49 AM
Costa Rica Tarrazu -- Asoproaaa Co-op, home-roasted, hand-ground, and brewed in a Bodum French press

http://www.horen.org.il/jpegs/coffee/2008/11/14.jpg

Jim
11-14-2008, 01:53 PM
Ninja style at a work site-
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3041/3030627658_55b52a7994_o.jpg

Xiaguan "Holy Flame" Raw Pu-erh Tou

JBHoren
11-15-2008, 10:00 AM
India Anohki, home-roasted, hand-ground, and brewed in a Bodum French press

http://www.horen.org.il/jpegs/coffee/2008/11/15.jpg

expatCanuck
11-15-2008, 12:49 PM
Springside Estate second flush Darjeeling.
Full body, a hint of astringence.

Scotto
11-15-2008, 04:17 PM
Kona Kowali Estate, roasted to Full City yesterday, brewed in a vacuum pot. Pure, malty goodness. This is the real deal, not "Kona" where a few percent is the actual stuff. Good coffee? Damn right. Worth $20 a pound green? No freakin' way.

R-James
11-16-2008, 04:49 AM
Hand ground Indian Peaberry in a French Press. Deep rich and incredibly smooth. I love Sunday mornings.

blade08
11-16-2008, 05:03 AM
Another cup of second flush organic Assam tea from the Sewpur Estate.

Jim
11-16-2008, 06:24 AM
Ristretto Roasters- Bali "Blue Moon" (http://ristrettoroasters.com/products-page/coffees/bali-blue-moon/) in a Tvorm. Thanks DJ!

Scotto
11-16-2008, 07:21 AM
Brazil Jacu Bird coffee. Very nice despite the "special" processing method....

profsaffel
11-16-2008, 07:39 AM
Tully's KONA Blend Island Coffee, brewed in my new Keurig Mini Personal Brewer. Awesome. Simply, succinctly, awesome.

expatCanuck
11-16-2008, 08:14 AM
A mug of Sumatra Mandehling to wash down raspberry pancakes.

expatCanuck
11-16-2008, 08:16 AM
Brazil Jacu Bird coffee. Very nice despite the "special" processing method....First it's specially scented sheng. Now the Brazilian bird.

One worries.

JBHoren
11-16-2008, 08:51 AM
El Salvador Orange Bourbon Cultivar, home-roasted, hand-ground, and brewed in a Bodum French press

http://www.horen.org.il/jpegs/coffee/2008/11/16.jpg

ouch
11-16-2008, 09:09 AM
Brazil Jacu Bird coffee. Very nice despite the "special" processing method....

If that's anything like the civet processed beans, I'm scared.

What's next? Ethiopian elephant coffee?


And am I alone in thinking that JBHoren has the coolest collection of coffee mugs?

JBHoren
11-16-2008, 09:27 AM
And am I alone in thinking that JBHoren has the coolest collection of coffee mugs?

You flatter me; but there's nobody else "whispering 'sweet nothings' in my ear", so I'll take it.

From 1980-2004 I worked at more hardware/software vendors than I'd care to count, and had amassed a collection of colorful and exotic coffee mugs. Then, when I returned to the US, I tossed all but two of 'em: the beehive and the Xanax mugs. So, I've begun "rebuilding"... but no FEMA-funds for me :frown:

Teaser: There's an absolutely knock-your-socks-off mug that's on its way to me in the mail. Film at eleven.

R-James
11-16-2008, 09:33 AM
JB, Did you ever make it back to Israel? Or am I getting myself confused? Or am I asking something too personal. If so apologies.

sphughes
11-16-2008, 10:22 AM
On my 2nd infusion of Yunnan Noir after coming back from walking the dog and my soon to be 4 year old on his bike. Prior to that I had 2 cups of the final roasting of my 07 Beloya One. I will miss this, but..........

-Scott

JBHoren
11-16-2008, 12:45 PM
JB, Did you ever make it back to Israel? Or am I getting myself confused? Or am I asking something too personal. If so apologies.

No; at least, not yet. My Left Foot/Toe is almost healed, but the job to which I was heading/returning still awaits a final decision on funding -- full- vs. part-time, and for how many years (i.e., 2, 3, or 4).

So, I remain here... treading water... drinking more coffee, but shaving less-frequently. Sigh. And so it goes.

Smooth shaving! and enjoy your Zassenhaus grinder and that vacuum pot, too!!

http://www.horen.org.il/gifs/images/jbh-sig.gif

R-James
11-16-2008, 02:00 PM
The zass is one of the best things you have ever recommended to me, I enjoy it greatly. I hope you are healed up soon!

R-James
11-17-2008, 04:59 AM
Indian peaberry bold in a french press.


Incredibly bitter this morning, ground 30 seconds before brewing. Don't know what I did wrong, but I shall try again tomorrow.

R-James
11-17-2008, 07:40 AM
Another grinding of peaberry in the press. Better this time. I know what I did last time I used the amount of grind for my bigger pot in a smaller one.

I also just had a sniff of my mothers 'ground fairtrade coffee' and it used to smell lovely to me. Now it smells like stale bitter crap. You have made a coffee snob of me!

Jim
11-17-2008, 07:51 AM
Ristretto Roasters-Sidamo in the Tvorm...MMMMMMMMmm

Littlebeartn
11-17-2008, 08:07 AM
Drew's Brews Holly Springs roast I believe. It's quite tasty and has a nice some nice citrusy notes.

Suzuki
11-17-2008, 08:08 AM
Some Greenbeanery Ethiopian Harrar (dry process) ground in my Zass - very nice and lively - a good wake-up coffee.

JBHoren
11-17-2008, 08:43 AM
Real "Mocha Java" -- Yemen Mokha Sana'ani and Java Kajumas Curah Tatal, home-roasted, hand-ground, and brewed in a Bodum French press

http://www.horen.org.il/jpegs/coffee/2008/11/17.jpg

merkurguy
11-17-2008, 09:38 AM
I just picked up some kuki matcha from teavana and am having some today. It is really quite good. It has an almost sweet flavor to it.here is a link:
http://www.teavana.com/The-Teas/New-Teas/Kuki-Matcha-Green-Tea.axd

ouch
11-17-2008, 10:11 AM
I just picked up some kuki matcha from teavana

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWo4YodR9Jo

boboakalfb
11-17-2008, 10:26 AM
French Pressed RR Mexican Chiapas.

merkurguy
11-17-2008, 11:10 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWo4YodR9Jo
I can't see the video at work.

merkurguy
11-17-2008, 12:40 PM
Now I see it. kookie man kookie man.

expatCanuck
11-17-2008, 01:49 PM
French pressed Celebes Kalossi Toraja, followed by some mug-brewed Yunnan Gold
and (currently) a rich, glorious, aromatic mug of Arya Estate Autmnal Darjeeling.

Scotto
11-17-2008, 01:57 PM
Some 1990's Liu An from Jay (thanks!). Totally off-putting aroma, but tastes quite good.

letterk
11-17-2008, 02:33 PM
Ethiopian Washed Korate Sidamo in the Tvorm. Awesome.

_JP_
11-17-2008, 09:32 PM
This evening I made up a double infusion of Lapsang Souchong, put it in a large thermal mug and took it out with me. That got me through the meeting. Interesting tea, it always give me a sweet tasting finish.

Jim
11-18-2008, 06:22 AM
Ristretto Roasters-Sidamo in the Tvorm...:001_smile

biomesh
11-18-2008, 06:34 AM
Home roasted Ethiopian Yirgacheffe hand ground with a Zassenhaus grinder brewed with a pour over cone filter.

Home roasting, even just pan roasting, is much better than any store bought beans. Small investment ... large returns.

JBHoren
11-18-2008, 08:54 AM
Guatamala Oriente Dry Process, home-roasted, hand-ground, and brewed in a Bodum French press

http://www.horen.org.il/jpegs/coffee/2008/11/18.jpg

R-James
11-18-2008, 09:01 AM
Love the mug J!!!

Indian Peaberry in a french press. I want a tvorm!!

expatCanuck
11-18-2008, 10:36 AM
... Indian Peaberry in a french press. I want a tvorm!!I'm torn.

I just so enjoy the simplicity & elegance (not to mention economy and effectiveness) of the French press.

+++++

Again, Arya Autumnal Darjeeling (brewed in mug - appalling, I know).

R-James
11-18-2008, 10:38 AM
I only want a tvorm for the volume aspect. sometimes I am out all day in the countryside away from anywhere to brew a cup. and a flask of coffee to take with me would be a good thing.

letterk
11-18-2008, 12:06 PM
I only want a tvorm for the volume aspect. sometimes I am out all day in the countryside away from anywhere to brew a cup. and a flask of coffee to take with me would be a good thing.

Not only will you get more volume, but the Tvorm enhances notes differently than the vacuum pot. All good, but you may find you like certain coffees in the Tvorm, and others in the vacuum pot.

ouch
11-18-2008, 12:11 PM
Wednesday, 18 November 2008
Guatamala Oriente Dry Process, home-roasted, hand-ground, and brewed in a Bodum French press

http://www.horen.org.il/jpegs/coffee/2008/11/18.jpg

It's Tuesday. You may want to check your appointment book.

MR.BurmaShave
11-18-2008, 03:54 PM
La Colombe, it's the finest coffee on the East coast. roasted here in my town of Philadelphia. you'll find it served at Boulud's restaurant Daniel, Ritz-Carlton NYC. and of course all the best here in Philly.
It is very classic European: bold with low acid like illy but much more complex IMHO. very smooth indeed.

http://www.lacolombe.com/

JBHoren
11-18-2008, 04:13 PM
Earlier this afternoon, I roasted-up a mini-batch of Yemen Mokha Sharasi -- a recent purchase from Sweet Maria's.

Having read (and remembered!) Scotto's blog entry about this bean, and over-roasting in general, I decided to go Full City. Using my WestBend "Poppery II", it took 7-minutes for a 2/3-cup load, and two of 'em filled one of my small jars to overflowing.

So... I took the "excess" and ground it together with a couple of scoops of Java Monsooned Arabica. Some sweetener and Half 'n Half, and it was ready to drink.

Verdict: Absolutely delicious!

JBHoren
11-19-2008, 07:54 AM
Kenya AA Tegu, home-roasted, hand-ground, and brewed in a Bodum French press

http://www.horen.org.il/jpegs/coffee/2008/11/19.jpg

R-James
11-19-2008, 09:02 AM
Where do I start. I visited Stuart Lee today at pumphreys coffee near my place, and he is one of the nicest chaps I have ever met. When I went in he pulled me a shot of espresso with his own brazillian espresso blend out of his very pretty La Spaziale machine. He then pulled 2 lattes and did some awesome latte artwork on the tops, 2 different designs, and gave me one of them. Later on from that after a good chat in the shop he asked if I had tried Ethiopian Yirgacheffee. When I said I hadn't he made me a filter cup with a pour over cone. None of these drinks he charged for.

I went away with 3 100g samples of coffee and I will be visiting him most likely weekly now for my beans.

Suzuki
11-19-2008, 01:28 PM
Yin Zheng Bai Hao Jasmine Silver Needles - sold by QED and given to me by Papasmurf.

Interesting stuff - VERY floral nose and taste - very mild tea (it is white tea, after all) with a nice light sweetness, some astringency and a bit of a soapy note (not in a bad way and I often get this with heavily scented jasmine teas).

JBHoren
11-19-2008, 02:55 PM
Real "Mocha Java" -- Java Kajumas Curah Tatal and Yemen Mokha Sharasi, home-roasted, hand-ground, and fresh-brewed in a Bodum French press

http://www.horen.org.il/jpegs/coffee/2008/11/19-1.jpg

Tyrfingr
11-19-2008, 07:22 PM
Well my Inferno has run out, and tomorrow the last of the Mocca sanani beans. So i'll be heading down to pick up a new batch of Juncalito and Monsun malabar this time around. Unless they have started early with the X-mas coffee which is a perfect blend of different beans, i long for christmas just for that reason, it's unbeatable. :w00t:

R-James
11-20-2008, 07:08 AM
Vac pot of Has Bean 4 Bean Blend. Mellow rich and smooth. Lovely

expatCanuck
11-20-2008, 09:31 AM
Where do I start. I visited Stuart Lee today at pumphreys coffee near my place, and he is one of the nicest chaps I have ever met. When I went in he pulled me a shot of espresso with his own brazillian espresso blend out of his very pretty La Spaziale machine. He then pulled 2 lattes and did some awesome latte artwork on the tops, 2 different designs, and gave me one of them. Later on from that after a good chat in the shop he asked if I had tried Ethiopian Yirgacheffee. When I said I hadn't he made me a filter cup with a pour over cone. None of these drinks he charged for.

I went away with 3 100g samples of coffee and I will be visiting him most likely weekly now for my beans.

Sweet!!
Tho I still consider myself fortunate to work near a vendor that has reasonably recently roasted beans.
- Richard

JBHoren
11-20-2008, 09:50 AM
Sumatra Blue Batak "Tarbarita" Peaberry, home-roasted, hand-ground, and brewed in a Bodum French press

http://www.horen.org.il/jpegs/coffee/2008/11/20.jpg

Jim
11-21-2008, 06:35 AM
Ethiopian Harrar from RR in the TVorm. Yum

thirdeye
11-21-2008, 06:37 AM
Sad to say but so crappy English Breakfast tea from the Cafe here at work...:frown:

R-James
11-21-2008, 06:52 AM
Costa Rican "Tres Rios", Roasted By Stuart Lee's Company, Hand ground and Brewed in a Bodum French Press.:lol::lol::lol:

http://i37.tinypic.com/2qk3ujo.jpg

Had to do that!

And ignore the grounds in the press they look odd on the pic for some reason.

Scotto
11-21-2008, 07:11 AM
Espresso-day today. Double shots of a blend of 33%Yemen Mokha Sharasi, 33% Yemen Mokha Ismaili, and 33% Mexico LaJoya bourbon. Seriously rich stuff!

I also couldn't resist trying the Jacu bird coffee as espresso. Not a good idea; great as drip, but weird tasting as espresso.

Suzuki
11-21-2008, 08:02 AM
Hand ground GreenBeanery Yergachiffe - very nice stuff.

Switching over to tea soon...

JBHoren
11-21-2008, 09:15 AM
http://www.horen.org.il/jpegs/coffee/2008/11/21.jpg

JBHoren
11-22-2008, 06:35 AM
http://www.horen.org.il/jpegs/coffee/2008/11/22.jpg

R-James
11-22-2008, 09:59 AM
Indian Peaberry in a Bodum French Press

Jim
11-22-2008, 10:31 AM
Ethiopian Harrar from RR in the TVorm.:001_smile

expatCanuck
11-22-2008, 08:44 PM
Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, French pressed.

I really enjoy my teas, and this pu-erh thing is splendid, but if this was the only caffeinated beverage available, that'd be okay.

Jim
11-23-2008, 09:10 AM
Hug steaming mugs of RR Bali "Blue Moon" in the Tvorm.:001_smile

JBHoren
11-23-2008, 09:45 AM
http://www.horen.org.il/jpegs/coffee/2008/11/23.jpg

R-James
11-23-2008, 09:52 AM
Has Bean 4 Bean Blend in a french press.

ouch
11-23-2008, 10:01 AM
http://www.horen.org.il/jpegs/coffee/2008/11/23.jpg

You use almost as much cream as I do. :lol:

(But I'll wager not nearly as much sugar.)

expatCanuck
11-23-2008, 02:04 PM
This a.m., Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, French pressed. Running low.

Now, Bai Hao oolong.

R-James
11-24-2008, 06:38 AM
Indian Peaberry in a press.


After I erm kind of got bored of paperwork and housework and decided to see what would happen if I ground some shupu to turkish fine and put it in an ibrik brewer, and then tried it coarser in a vac pot.

Please nobody ever get experimental with tea and grinders. It does not end well. Ever.

Of course I knew this before I set off but I hate forms and anything works as a distraction!

Scotto
11-24-2008, 07:01 AM
El Salvador Cup of Excellence #15 Santa Maria brewed in the Technivorm. Excellent coffee full of red fruit tastes.

JBHoren
11-24-2008, 07:16 AM
http://www.horen.org.il/jpegs/coffee/2008/11/24.jpg

letterk
11-24-2008, 12:13 PM
Ethiopian Harrar roasted this weekend and brewed in the Tvorm.

expatCanuck
11-24-2008, 01:02 PM
Celebes Kalossi Toraja now.
Ethiopian Yirgacheffe this a.m. (my new gold standard).

Both French pressed.

Suzuki
11-24-2008, 01:10 PM
Fresh roasted organic, fair-trade Sumatra (local grocery store roasts to order while you shop).

Its a great program and the coffee ain't bad either.

Jim
11-24-2008, 02:30 PM
You use almost as much cream as I do. :lol:

(But I'll wager not nearly as much sugar.)

Do you guys really use milk and sugar?

R-James
11-24-2008, 04:00 PM
We may need a poll thread on milk and sugar. I shall start one, as I used to take both but better coffee has weaned me of them.

JBHoren
11-25-2008, 08:29 AM
http://www.horen.org.il/jpegs/coffee/2008/11/25.jpg

freqz
11-25-2008, 09:43 AM
Today it is SM's Guatemala Oriente Dry-Process (http://www.sweetmarias.com/coffee.central.guatemala.html#GuatemalaOrienteDryP rocess) roasted last Friday. The roast went a little long (first snaps of SC) and muted the chocolate flavors in this batch, but they're still there. They've been fading pretty rapidly and today it's just a hint in the background. Very nice.

Next up: Guatemala Finca San José Ocaña (http://www.sweetmarias.com/coffee.central.guatemala.html#SanJoseOcana) Roasted to C+ on Sunday. Should be perfect for the holiday over Wed-Thur.

Jim
11-25-2008, 09:47 AM
This morning a huge steaming mug of my beloved RR Sidamo.

JBHoren
11-26-2008, 08:04 AM
http://www.horen.org.il/jpegs/coffee/2008/11/26.jpg

R-James
11-26-2008, 08:08 AM
Vac Pot of Costa Rica Tres Rios this morning and a press of Indian Peaberry this afternoon

expatCanuck
11-26-2008, 11:08 AM
French-pressed Celebes Kalossi Toraja this a.m.
Now finishing a cup of Arya Estate Autumnal Darjeeling
(to wash down my half sandwich of Sam Lagrassa's pastrami
(w/ sauerkraut & whole grain mustard on a French roll. Purists
may object, but my arteries have died & gone to heaven)).

Now to drive my wife & son to the airport & get ready for tonight's open mike.
Four days of bachelorhood await.
Now, if I could only give the dog (http://oldwithoutmoney.com/puppy.htm) away.

Jim
11-26-2008, 11:11 AM
This AM a delicioso pot of RR Ethiopian Harar!

R-James
11-26-2008, 04:23 PM
http://i37.tinypic.com/28k7k2g.jpg

Cool image today accidentally when brewing up costa rican tres rios in the vac pot. Kind of a reflection of me and my kitchen

maniv85
11-26-2008, 10:31 PM
I've been really into this oolong tea that my father in law mailed me from taiwon. Not sure what brand it is though...

rikrdo
11-27-2008, 01:47 AM
Peet's Major Dickason's Blend in our office drip machine

R-James
11-27-2008, 03:58 AM
Has Bean 4 Bean Blend Poured over hot chocolate. Warming tasty and a good antidote to skipping breakfast.

JBHoren
11-27-2008, 06:38 AM
http://i37.tinypic.com/28k7k2g.jpg

Cool image today accidentally when brewing up costa rican tres rios in the vac pot. Kind of a reflection of me and my kitchen

I love a full "D" cup! If only it could add its own milk!!

:lol::lol::lol:

JBHoren
11-27-2008, 06:40 AM
http://www.horen.org.il/jpegs/coffee/2008/11/27.jpg

R-James
11-27-2008, 06:40 AM
I love a full "D" cup! If only it could add its own milk!!

:lol::lol::lol:




:lol::lol::lol::lol:

JBHoren
11-28-2008, 08:24 AM
http://www.horen.org.il/jpegs/coffee/2008/11/28.jpg

JBHoren
11-29-2008, 10:01 AM
http://www.horen.org.il/jpegs/coffee/2008/11/29.jpg

Jim
11-29-2008, 10:07 AM
RR Bali "Blue Moon" in the Tvorm.:001_smile

thirdeye
11-29-2008, 10:07 AM
This morning it was a fine pot full of Ethiopian Harar from the left coast roaster guy...:biggrin:

R-James
11-29-2008, 10:22 AM
Ethiopian Yirgacheffe in the press. It is the only bean type I have left in the house.

JBHoren
11-30-2008, 08:48 AM
http://www.horen.org.il/jpegs/coffee/2008/11/30.jpg

Jim
11-30-2008, 08:55 AM
This morning it was a fine pot full of Ethiopian Harar from the left coast roaster guy...:biggrin:

On my third mug now.

B R A N D X®
11-30-2008, 09:15 AM
Ristretto Roasters Bali Blue Moon latte via Aeropress.

Mocha goodness............

_JP_
11-30-2008, 09:20 AM
Started with a cup of french pressed arabica and I'm now on the second infusion of a Lapsang Souchong. Love that smokey scent! Brewed up in a Mori Tetsubin.

expatCanuck
11-30-2008, 11:25 AM
Ethiopian Yirgacheffe in the press. It is the only bean type I have left in the house.What he said.

Started the day with a couple of cups of green tea (SpecialTeas 525 & 586) to chase away the hair of the dog.
Not a huge fan of those teas, but they did the job.

Think I'll have some Springside second flush Darjeeling now.

Jasonian
11-30-2008, 02:28 PM
I enjoyed a cup of Aeropressed Costa Rican (I wish I had more farm info.. it wasn't on the bag, and I don't remember what was on the burlap) from Buna Bean Coffee (a past training client of mine).

First post here (and go figure, it would be in this thread).

It's good to see other coffee lovers (and tea lovers) here. :)

Jim
11-30-2008, 02:29 PM
I enjoyed a cup of Aeropressed Costa Rican (I wish I had more farm info.. it wasn't on the bag, and I don't remember what was on the burlap) from Buna Bean Coffee (a past training client of mine).

First post here (and go figure, it would be in this thread).

It's good to see other coffee lovers (and tea lovers) here. :)

Welcome!

jakuda
12-04-2008, 05:40 AM
Barefoot Coffee Roasters (http://stores.homestead.com/barefootcoffeeroasters/StoreFront.bok)

Ethiopian Yirgacheffe made in a MokaPot.

gatto
12-04-2008, 08:23 AM
unfortunately today my mug is a plastic large starbucks cup full of iced black tea. I woke up late :frown:

R-James
12-04-2008, 08:45 AM
unfortunately today my mug is a plastic large starbucks cup full of iced black tea. I woke up late :frown:

You fail at tea.

Jim
12-04-2008, 08:51 AM
You all must be sleepy, this is last months thread:biggrin: