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Old 07-01-2019, 10:49 AM
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I just brew Birdie Fuel in a Mr. Coffee pot...it's pretty tasty.
That's not labor intensive enough to delicately balance the flavor and aroma of the bean. Sheesh, coffee newbs......
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Old 07-01-2019, 12:31 PM
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I've always wondered, why do many people shrug off the lighter roasts? Any insight? The lighter roasts tend to have a smidge more caffeine than the darker roasts. Not substantially more, just a little. Is it the less pronounced flavors? Just curious...
This is a good question. I think that it has always been my assumption that Dark Roast = More Flavor, and Light Roast = Less Flavor. I've now realized that isn't true. As I started to reply to this post, my 1st package from Birdie Fuel arrived! So I emptied the dark roast out of the grinder, and I prepared some of the Live Your Dream medium roast that I ordered. It's great! I prefer a stronger cup, but you bring up a good point that light roast doesn't have to equal light on flavor.

In fact at work, we have one of those packet-type coffee makers (Flavia) so we don't have grounds in all of the breakrooms. The machine has a Small/Medium/Large setting, and most of the strong coffee drinkers choose Small setting. I choose "Over Ice" which is supposed to make it stronger... to me it just makes it 'normal'. I have tried the Morning Roast on occasion for a change of pace, and it's not bad.

Most of the time I put the dark roast grind of the day in reusable K-cups and carry those to work. Our Keurig has a 6-ounce setting as the smallest, which is too much. By the time it's finished pouring, it's almost clear water coming out of the spout. The Aeropress at home has me spoiled.
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Old 07-01-2019, 12:33 PM
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Asking anyone who likes light roasts: What is your favorite origin? Im an Ethiopian kind of guy.
I tend to go for Central American coffees more than anything. Costa Rican, Guatemalan, and Mexican coffees have been some of my favorites. It's hard to generalize more than that because the specific lot and processing seems to make a huge difference. But they're typically pretty balanced with mild acidity and sometimes chocolately flavors.

I used to be all about the Ethiopian and Kenyan single origins, but I started to get burned out on the high acidity. I would go through like half a bag and then move on to something else. I like a cup now and then, but I'm not buying those beans very often.
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Old 07-03-2019, 11:30 AM
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I must chime in on the Birdie Fuel mug - it is fantastic! I own a lot of coffee mugs. In the beginning, I would collect them because of the cool colors (I like Purple). Then I collected them from places I visited. Over the years I have generally stopped getting them, because if they didn't keep the coffee hot, or if they didn't allow me to drink it easily, then it would just sit at the back of the cabinet and be a waste of money.

I got this mug honestly just to support the company with no real expectations of quality. That's not a slam - generally I find that the plastic mugs with the metal on the outside don't really insulate all that well. Plastic lids often don't let the coffee flow out well because they have a tiny hole at the top to regulate the pressure, and it clogs up with condensation, which blocks the coffee from coming out. Then the hole suddenly unclogs and the hot coffee comes pouring out all over your shirt - ugh! Anyhow, this mug isn't like that at all. The slit in the lid isn't horizontal like most Starbucks mugs - it's vertical - so there's no pressure buildup. (Wow - I realize this sounds super geeky - but this is the coffee geek post, so I hope that's ok.)

TL;DR - I expected to be impressed by the coffee, not the mug. Both are equally impressive. I didn't see that coming!

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Old 07-03-2019, 11:54 AM
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I must chime in on the Birdie Fuel mug - it is fantastic! I own a lot of coffee mugs. In the beginning, I would collect them because of the cool colors (I like Purple). Then I collected them from places I visited. Over the years I have generally stopped getting them, because if they didn't keep the coffee hot, or if they didn't allow me to drink it easily, then it would just sit at the back of the cabinet and be a waste of money.

I got this mug honestly just to support the company with no real expectations of quality. That's not a slam - generally I find that the plastic mugs with the metal on the outside don't really insulate all that well. Plastic lids often don't let the coffee flow out well because they have a tiny hole at the top to regulate the pressure, and it clogs up with condensation, which blocks the coffee from coming out. Then the hole suddenly unclogs and the hot coffee comes pouring out all over your shirt - ugh! Anyhow, this mug isn't like that at all. The slit in the lid isn't horizontal like most Starbucks mugs - it's vertical - so there's no pressure buildup. (Wow - I realize this sounds super geeky - but this is the coffee geek post, so I hope that's ok.)

TL;DR - I expected to be impressed by the coffee, not the mug. Both are equally impressive. I didn't see that coming!

You're right...

Those mugs are super solid for a plastic liner. I love how it keeps the drink warm but allows it to cool to a drinkable temperature unlike stainless cups... They're lava for hours.
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Old 07-04-2019, 12:03 AM
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If I get my way, well get that light roast soon
Ive been looking forward to a light roast. We have several mediums and darks... the time has come!

Asking anyone who likes light roasts: What is your favorite origin? Im an Ethiopian kind of guy.
I usually waffle between a lighter Ethiopian and a darker Sumatra, mixing it up seems to work for me. Costa Rica/Tarrazu is usually a good lighter blend, kinda a subtle chocolate/caramel thing. There was a Nicaraguan blend that I've had that was kinda fruity that was cool. I think I preferred the Costa Rican blend, though.

My wife likes things that are not coffee. We get this stuff labeled "Belgian Chocolate." Uh...that's not a kind of coffee. I guess they roast something somehow with chocolate? No idea. Anyway, I end up drinking stuff like that because it's too much hassle to be grinding separate coffee every day and I make all the coffee because I know how and she makes watery brown swill.

Our coffee guy ticked me off, so I need a new coffee guy. Know anybody?
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Old 07-05-2019, 11:19 AM
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Our coffee guy ticked me off, so I need a new coffee guy. Know anybody?
I sure do!
PM me your address and I will hook you up
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:26 PM
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I dont drink coffee at all and still read this thread. I guess its because it has been 100% civil. Sure hope I dont mess that up.

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Old 07-12-2019, 12:27 AM
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I've been getting beans lately from this local company called Coffeol Roasting. I like to brew half reg and half decaf and it's nice that this place has a Swiss water process decaf. It's also awesome that they sell a 12 oz bag but fill it with like 16+ oz of coffee and leave it on our doorstep.

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Old 07-12-2019, 06:54 AM
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I dont drink coffee at all and still read this thread. I guess its because it has been 100% civil. Sure hope I dont mess that up.

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Odds are most of us that read this thread havent had enough coffee yet to get angry

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