Cigar Asylum Cigar Forum  

Go Back   Cigar Asylum Cigar Forum > Non Cigar Specialty Forums > Coffee & Tea Forum > Coffee Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-23-2012, 09:57 PM   #21
smitty81
Have My Own Room
 
smitty81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
First Name: Josh
Location: Home of the Blackshirts
Posts: 1,640
Trading: (10)
RyJ
smitty81 has disabled reputation
Default Re: Grinder question

Quote:
Originally Posted by floydpink View Post
I use a Krups grinder for my wife's drip as adjusting my Macap M4 from espresso to drip on a worm drive is a hassle. (more than 30 turns)
I think it was under $50.

Those grinders will do the job fine for drip and moka, but if you think it's ok for espresso, you're kidding yourself.
it makes the grind just as fine as what I buy espresso grounds in the can or bag. In fact, I have an espresso machine and the grounds work great in it.

Maby mines better than yours.
smitty81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2012, 08:27 AM   #22
floydpink
crazy diamond
 
floydpink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Pete
Location: Orlando
Posts: 1,955
Trading: (17)
Cohiba
floydpink has disabled reputation
Default Re: Grinder question

Quote:
Originally Posted by smitty81 View Post
it makes the grind just as fine as what I buy espresso grounds in the can or bag. In fact, I have an espresso machine and the grounds work great in it.

Maby mines better than yours.
Maby....

I'll have to give some of that preground stuff a try.
__________________
"If we weren't all crazy we would go insane"
floydpink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2012, 08:30 AM   #23
smitty81
Have My Own Room
 
smitty81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
First Name: Josh
Location: Home of the Blackshirts
Posts: 1,640
Trading: (10)
RyJ
smitty81 has disabled reputation
Default Re: Grinder question

Quote:
Originally Posted by floydpink View Post
Maby....

I'll have to give some of that preground stuff a try.

It's not to bad...........
smitty81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2012, 09:52 AM   #24
floydpink
crazy diamond
 
floydpink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Pete
Location: Orlando
Posts: 1,955
Trading: (17)
Cohiba
floydpink has disabled reputation
Default Re: Grinder question

Quote:
Originally Posted by smitty81 View Post
It's not to bad...........

but what will I do with all this fancy equipment if I fall in love with the stuff?

Is it best to just buy it in bulk and store it in a Tupperware container in my fridge?

Now I'm really getting mad at all those posts I read on coffeegeek that led me to believe I needed a roaster, commercial grinder, and an E61 grouphead on my espresso machine.
__________________
"If we weren't all crazy we would go insane"
floydpink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2012, 10:03 AM   #25
smitty81
Have My Own Room
 
smitty81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
First Name: Josh
Location: Home of the Blackshirts
Posts: 1,640
Trading: (10)
RyJ
smitty81 has disabled reputation
Default Re: Grinder question

Quote:
Originally Posted by floydpink View Post
but what will I do with all this fancy equipment if I fall in love with the stuff?

Is it best to just buy it in bulk and store it in a Tupperware container in my fridge?
Try the Cafe Bustelo and the Starbucks Espresso grounds.

The cafe bustelo is more of a deep rich espresso and the Starbucks is a lighter kind of sweet espresso.

Both can be found at Walmart. As for storing them, read on each container as I believe they tell you how to properly store them.

smitty81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2012, 10:11 AM   #26
floydpink
crazy diamond
 
floydpink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Pete
Location: Orlando
Posts: 1,955
Trading: (17)
Cohiba
floydpink has disabled reputation
Default Re: Grinder question

I'm just messing with you, so please forgive me.
I actually drank Bustello and Pilon for a long time before going OCD about coffee a few years ago, and enjoyed both a lot.

I'm married to a Brazilian and it reminds her of the coffee they drink there.

You still see many of the Cuban coffee shops serving both in Miami.

I think it's a lot like cigars in the respect that you should drink or smoke what you like.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to tweek my grinder to add another 3 seconds to the extraction and will be observing it through my naked portafilter...
__________________
"If we weren't all crazy we would go insane"
floydpink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2012, 12:56 PM   #27
icehog3
Admiral Douche Bag
 
icehog3's Avatar
10
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Tom
Location: On My Wide Glide
Posts: 54,869
Trading: (58)
RA
icehog3 has disabled reputation
Default Re: Grinder question

Quote:
Originally Posted by smitty81 View Post
Gee, that's a big picture.
__________________


Thanks Dave, Julian, James, Kelly, Peter, Gerry, Dave, Mo, Frank and Týr.
icehog3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2012, 01:07 PM   #28
mmblz
.090909...
 
mmblz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: NH
Posts: 3,770
Trading: (3)
Partagas
mmblz has disabled reputation
Default Re: Grinder question

Quote:
Originally Posted by smitty81 View Post
Both can be found at Walmart. As for storing them, read on each container as I believe they tell you how to properly store them.
Well it says "Siempre Fresco" so I guess you don't have to do anything special in terms of storage
__________________
herf wear
mmblz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2012, 01:34 PM   #29
floydpink
crazy diamond
 
floydpink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Pete
Location: Orlando
Posts: 1,955
Trading: (17)
Cohiba
floydpink has disabled reputation
Default Re: Grinder question

FYI:

Bustello is Spanish for bust your ass grinding fresh beans.
__________________
"If we weren't all crazy we would go insane"
floydpink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2012, 07:00 PM   #30
Garbandz
Feeling at Home
 
Garbandz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
First Name: Tom
Posts: 775
Trading: (53)
Garbandz will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Grinder question

Try to find the Bustelo Supreme,comes in a brown package and is enough better to make it worth the search.

I have a friend who brings it back from New Orleans,probably widely marketed.........
Garbandz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2012, 11:25 PM   #31
CoreyD
Licking my wounds
 
CoreyD's Avatar
1
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
First Name: Corey
Location: NE Wisconsin
Posts: 1,468
Trading: (23)
LGC
CoreyD has a spectacular aura aboutCoreyD has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Grinder question

I've been eyeing this. http://www.burmancoffee.com/miva/mer...ategory_Code=G
It is around same price as some blades but a step up.
__________________
Serenity - 1. A disposition free from stress or emotion. 2. The absence of mental stress or anxiety
CoreyD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2012, 10:02 AM   #32
BSB
Feeling at Home
 
BSB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
First Name: Bob
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 897
Trading: (13)
Partagas
BSB will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Grinder question

I never had any luck with the smaller burr grinders. Take forever to grind, get hot, burn up. Sure have been happy with my Capresso. I'm done here.
__________________
Ad majorem Dei gloriam!
BSB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2012, 10:09 AM   #33
thebayratt
Still Watching My Ash
 
thebayratt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
First Name: Shawn
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 1,326
Trading: (11)
RA
thebayratt will become famous soon enoughthebayratt will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Grinder question

Im using a $25 Black and Decker blade grinder from Lowes for about a year now. No issues with it except for the one foot cord.
__________________
Keep on smoking my friends! http://nicetightash.com/
thebayratt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2012, 06:12 PM   #34
RevSmoke
Ain't Never Gonna Leave
 
RevSmoke's Avatar
4
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Todd
Location: Northcentral woods of Wisconsin
Posts: 5,667
Trading: (44)
HUpmann
RevSmoke has much to be proud ofRevSmoke has much to be proud ofRevSmoke has much to be proud ofRevSmoke has much to be proud ofRevSmoke has much to be proud ofRevSmoke has much to be proud ofRevSmoke has much to be proud ofRevSmoke has much to be proud ofRevSmoke has much to be proud ofRevSmoke has much to be proud of
Default Re: Grinder question

OK, tell me why burr grinder over whirling blades. What's the reason. Seriously. I have been grinding with whirling blades for over 20 years. I have home-roasting for over 10 years. Had a cheaper burr grinder, didn't see a difference in flavor.

So, what is really the reason to go burr grinder?

If it is consistency of the grind, I do mine so fine it is consistent.

Give me another reason.
__________________
Todd__ "Smoke what you like, and enjoy it!"
RevSmoke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2012, 06:15 PM   #35
mkarnold1
Skol Vikings!
 
mkarnold1's Avatar
2
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
First Name: Mark
Location: St. Charles, MN
Posts: 1,015
Trading: (22)
RA Army (Served With Honor)
mkarnold1 will become famous soon enoughmkarnold1 will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Grinder question

Quote:
Originally Posted by RevSmoke View Post
OK, tell me why burr grinder over whirling blades. What's the reason. Seriously. I have been grinding with whirling blades for over 20 years. I have home-roasting for over 10 years. Had a cheaper burr grinder, didn't see a difference in flavor.

So, what is really the reason to go burr grinder?

If it is consistency of the grind, I do mine so fine it is consistent.

Give me another reason.
I have heard that crushing and grinding the beans brings out more of the natural oils. I have never done a side by side taste test, but I do like just pushing the button and grinding the same amount to the same size every time.
__________________
[Help out the troops!
mkarnold1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2012, 08:09 PM   #36
floydpink
crazy diamond
 
floydpink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Pete
Location: Orlando
Posts: 1,955
Trading: (17)
Cohiba
floydpink has disabled reputation
Default Re: Grinder question

For me it's about proper extraction.

If it's not taking about 30 seconds to pull a 2 oz espresso shot, it's extracting too fast and won't taste right for me.

I need a very fine and consistent grind and careful tamp to get what I consider an acceptable shot.

I made a couple grinder errors thinking I could get the right grind without spending in the close ballpark of 500 bucks on a grinder.

With the exception of (maybe) the Rocky, I believe this to be true.
__________________
"If we weren't all crazy we would go insane"
floydpink is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
All content is copyrighted jointly by Cigar Asylum and the content provider.