CrypticMetaphr
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Nov 11, 2017
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Hello! Do you guys have any recommendations for where to get good beans either locally or online for use in a french press? I don't want robusta coffee that has 500 million triple X caffeine content or whatever and tastes like burnt booty, I'd just like something flavorful that is more representative of what good coffee can be.
Also, are there coffee varieties or equipment better suited for cold brew? I've made it before using my french press, and while I'm sure there's a better way I'm suspicious of these $100 cold brew kits.
Nov 11, 2017
jkiemele
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Nov 16, 2017
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Do you have any local roasters you can get coffee from? I get green beans to roast from Bodhi Leaf and also have been to their roastery for a cup of coffee before. They sell roasted beans too: https://www.bodhileafcoffee.com/collections/roasted-coffee One of the roasters local to me is ROC2: https://roc2.coffee/ They do a phenomenal job. For coffee that isn't incinerated, look for light to medium roasts, City roasts, Full City roasts, etc... Stay away from French roast, dark roast, Italian roast, Vienna roast.
I received a Toddy cold brew maker for a gift so that's what I use. They run ~$40 and make a decent amount of concentrate at a time.
Nov 16, 2017
BICR
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Nov 30, 2017
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Find someone local roasting specialty coffee single origin or quality blends. But one of keys to french press is to have a correct course grind. I am a small batch roaster in MI and that really is the key. As far a cold brew, I started off with a Toddy and went to a commercial size Toddy customized system. But again that course grind is needed here too.
Nov 30, 2017
cmagruder
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Jan 3, 2018
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Depends on where you are... I actually get rather good comparatively local whole bean Dark Espresso Roast from Eight O'Clock.
Jan 3, 2018
Crazytrixsta
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Dec 23, 2018
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Pot or mason jar, fill with grinds and water. Sit over night. Filter and fridgerate. Don't spend money and be fussy over something so simple.
Dec 23, 2018
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