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#1 joethefoodie

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 07:52 PM

So in my most recent shipment from Counter Culture, I was sent a sample.

 

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This has beans roasted darker than the single origins I get from CC. It's got the right amount of coffee for an 8 oz. cup - right around 14 grams.

 

And I'm drinking it as I'm writing this post - not something I'd go out of my way for, but somewhat better than quite a few pour overs I've had at shops.  At $2 per, I won't be buying them, but I've been thinking about making my own version using empty tea bags, which are inexpensive. But nitrogen flushing and vacuum sealing them individually is beyond my current capabilities.

 

I also now realize that a normal size tea bag probably won't hold 14 grams of coffee.

 

If you can see the small print, they're being packaged in Scotts Valley, CA - which is on the road to Santa Cruz from San Jose, so a long way from Counter Culture's home.  Maybe that person in Scotts Valley should just grow weed.

 

 

 



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Posted 21 October 2019 - 07:55 PM

You can get teapot sized tea bags or “tea socks” in Germany, maybe a specialist shop in NY carries them? More to the point, I had a single serving French press that got me through grad school...
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Posted 21 October 2019 - 08:18 PM

You can get teapot sized tea bags or “tea socks” in Germany, maybe a specialist shop in NY carries them? More to the point, I had a single serving French press that got me through grad school...

Oh yes, on the large teabags or tea socks.

 

I'm always looking for something to take on trips with us, in order to make decent coffee in the mornings, without adding the bulk or weight or potential breakage of the French press.



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Posted 21 October 2019 - 09:12 PM

So in my most recent shipment from Counter Culture, I was sent a sample.

 

rsmjAht.jpg?1

 

n2CRyxe.jpg?1

 

Uu8FUzT.jpg?1

 

This has beans roasted darker than the single origins I get from CC. It's got the right amount of coffee for an 8 oz. cup - right around 14 grams.

 

And I'm drinking it as I'm writing this post - not something I'd go out of my way for, but somewhat better than quite a few pour overs I've had at shops.  At $2 per, I won't be buying them, but I've been thinking about making my own version using empty tea bags, which are inexpensive. But nitrogen flushing and vacuum sealing them individually is beyond my current capabilities.

 

I also now realize that a normal size tea bag probably won't hold 14 grams of coffee.

 

If you can see the small print, they're being packaged in Scotts Valley, CA - which is on the road to Santa Cruz from San Jose, so a long way from Counter Culture's home.  Maybe that person in Scotts Valley should just grow weed.

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 09:27 PM



these and pour over kits are all the rage at the food shows. these are great to travel with48938470157_81e10aa646_c.jpg

 

I did not know that!

 

I also have this Japanese dripper device, which fits perfectly on a mug and is good for a cup at a time, bringing my own ground coffee - certainly not a perfect solution.

 

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Obviously, the main problem with all of these is that the coffee is ground in advance. Way in advance.



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Posted 21 October 2019 - 09:36 PM

Now that I've seen a video about some other brand of pourover (Tribo?), there appear to be other problems...like the water flows through too fast.

 

The micro dripper above is super slow, at least allowing the coffee to brew in contact with the water for a while.  



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Posted 21 October 2019 - 10:08 PM

Blue Bottle is selling single-serving "Perfectly Ground" pouches, but they seem to be all for French press or drip coffeemakers rather than pour-over/Chemex.  And both Ritual and Equator over here sell single-serve instant in little test tubes.


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Posted 21 October 2019 - 10:08 PM

Melitta still makes single cup pour over coffee set ups.  https://www.overstoc...05/product.html


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Posted 21 October 2019 - 11:08 PM

 



these and pour over kits are all the rage at the food shows. these are great to travel with48938470157_81e10aa646_c.jpg

 

I did not know that!

 

I also have this Japanese dripper device, which fits perfectly on a mug and is good for a cup at a time, bringing my own ground coffee - certainly not a perfect solution.

 

pnFCfVk.jpg?1

 

Obviously, the main problem with all of these is that the coffee is ground in advance. Way in advance.

 

french or greek freeze dried nescafe is not a bad solution. 


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Posted 22 October 2019 - 12:02 PM

Now that I've seen a video about some other brand of pourover (Tribo?), there appear to be other problems...like the water flows through too fast.

 

The micro dripper above is super slow, at least allowing the coffee to brew in contact with the water for a while.  

I'm an idiot - of course you let the coffee steep in its one time use filter after pouring the water in!

 

Blue Bottle is selling single-serving "Perfectly Ground" pouches, but they seem to be all for French press or drip coffeemakers rather than pour-over/Chemex.  And both Ritual and Equator over here sell single-serve instant in little test tubes.

Isn't drip quite similar to pour over done automatically?  I'd be interested in trying Equator's instant - it's expensive!

 

Melitta still makes single cup pour over coffee set ups.  https://www.overstoc...05/product.html

 

Yes - but as with the above, neither are the same as an all-in-one pouch containing coffee for steeping (i.e. the "tea-bag" or sock) or as in the case of what splinky showed us, an all-in-one pouch containing both the apparatus and the coffee.