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jean
jean

It’s Micro Monday again. No podcast while I concentrate on moving/house prep.

I’ve been doing a series of roll calls to help enthusiasts find each other. For this Monday, I’m calling on coffee enthusiasts to put down your cup and put up your hand in the comments. ☕️

odd
odd

@jean I’m no feinschmecker when it comes to coffee, but I am a fanatic about getting some sort of coffee, so I guess you could call me an addict. ☕️

simonwoods
simonwoods

@jean 🙋‍♂️ 🙋‍♂️ 🙋‍♂️

klandwehr
klandwehr

@jean ☕️🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️

fgtech
fgtech

@jean Total coffee snob here. 👋🏻

I keep addiction in check by refusing to drink inferior-grade caffeine. 🧐

dfj
dfj

@jean 👋☕️🤓

Currently drinking this Royal Flamingo rum-aged coffee. First time I’ve encountered a coffee aged in this style. It definitely comes across in smell and flavor more than I would have expected!

ericmwalk
ericmwalk

@jean 🙋‍♂️I am always up for hearing and trying some new coffee.. In fact just ordered some from bootstrap coffee roasters ☕️

Cheri
Cheri

@jean ☕️ Mmm….

pimoore
pimoore

@jean 🙋‍♂️

I literally put the snob in coffee, so there’s that.

hoppysensei
hoppysensei

@jean 🙋🏻‍♂️

crossingthethreshold
crossingthethreshold

@jean 🙋‍♂️

Portland changed me from a British tea lover to a coffee snob! Though the website Teadog is seeing my British tea drinking increase again.

fgtech
fgtech

@crossingthethreshold Tea was also my gateway to coffee. I am always willing to try a new take on chai.

Except “dirty chai” (with coffee in it). That’s an abomination. Don’t cross the streams! 🍵⚡️☕️

crossingthethreshold
crossingthethreshold

@fgtech Haha!

sku_b
sku_b

@jean oh hai! 🙋🏻‍♂️

rom
rom

@jean brewing coffee using Nanopresso every morning. By mid-morning, it is either a pour-over or a Pipamoka, or the cold-brew that I made the day before (using just a mason jar and a cheese cloth). Beans hand-ground. :)

mcg
mcg

@jean I think it’s mostly the ceremony of trying to make the perfect cup, but definitely in this group.

ryanmoore
ryanmoore

@jean I’d have to admit to being a bit of an addict.

philly
philly

@jean Did someone say coffee? I'll be right there. ☕️

chipotle
chipotle

@jean Guilty. ☕️ (Also clearly a podcast listener, since I'm a Yes Plz coffee subscriber…)

lmika
lmika

@jean 🙋‍♂️

philbowell
philbowell

@jean coffee snob here 🙋🏻‍♂️ I used to be the head barista in a speciality coffee shop that was voted 7th best in the UK.

Burk
Burk

@jean reply all 🖐

maique
maique

@jean Not a snob, not an expert, or connoisseur, just addicted… 🙋🏻‍♂️ ☕️

ohBananaJoe
ohBananaJoe

@jean I would like a Kopi Luwak right now. Instead, I drank this this morning: NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Dallmayr Prodomo Coffee. I'm not spoiled, but I can distinguish between good and bad coffee. In everyday life, I usually drink whatever's around.

HauntedRadiator
HauntedRadiator

@jean 🙋🏻‍♂️As someone who has watched James Hoffman's video on the taste of various coffee filter papers (some of it, not all!), I'm definitely in this category!

JMaxB
JMaxB

@jean Hand raised here. Just a "satisficer" when it comes to coffee, but I grind my beans at home and count on my morning mug(s).

kirschen
kirschen

@jean here's our ☕️ - it's Stormcat from Wake Up Iowa 😁😻

manton
manton

@jean ☕️

jmreekes
jmreekes

@jean Some people say I drink too much coffee. I say there is no such thing.

adders
adders

@jean ☕️ is life.

JMaxB
JMaxB

@jean Quote from a friend whose father used to say "There's no such thing as strong coffee, only weak men."

Pilchuck
Pilchuck

@jean Coffee is life. I need good quality, but I don’t fuss over it too much or seek out new beans a lot. I’m content with good, steady cups of coffee - black and hot. I have three Aeropress devices, and a quality grinder.

DiplomaticDiva
DiplomaticDiva

@jean MEEEE!!! ☕️

mariovillalobos
mariovillalobos

@jean Definitely me! I subscribe to Trade Coffee and have bags of whole bean coffee delievered, I have a Baritza Encore and grind my own coffee beans, I use a scale and measure my coffee, I have a digital kettle and boil my water to the same temperature everytime, and I use an Aeropress and the inverted coffee method to brew my coffee. Don't talk to me until I've had my 3rd cup of coffee.

hawaiiboy
hawaiiboy

@jean Kona Coffee here. Life Happens, Coffee Helps

sgtstretch
sgtstretch

@jean add me to the list. AeroPress and Chemex brewing here. Really enjoy FoJo Coffee’s Rising Dragon Tattoo blend.

kimberlyhirsh
kimberlyhirsh

@jean I like coffee ☕. I am not particular, but I am a sucker for themed blends. Recent favorites include Bones Coffee's Salty Siren and Geek Grind Coffee's Goblin King's Elixir.

ajennische
ajennische

@jean I love coffee so much that I would have coffee over water if I had to choose just one beverage for the rest of my life. I’m not a snob though. Just strong black brew, never decaf. Six cups a day. ☕️

furstenberg
furstenberg

@jean 🙋‍♂️

hollyhoneychurch
hollyhoneychurch

@fgtech I used to make coffee with cardomom pods and star anise. That was kinda cool and chai like (but defo not with actual tea) 😀

hollyhoneychurch
hollyhoneychurch

@philly ha

hollyhoneychurch
hollyhoneychurch

@jean I’m a Lavazza girl myself. My Italian bf way back yonder used to drink it. I used to try lots of expensive varieties but then realised it all tasted pretty much the same to me (I draw the limit at freeze dried though!). So this feels like a trusted choice. For me it’s also about the milk added (Barista Oatly is my preferred choice). Addicted hmmm....I go through phases. Usually one cup a day, two if I’m feeling naughty. I definitely drink one before I go out dancing 😄☕️💖✨

ReaderJohn
ReaderJohn

@jean My preference is to have a thermos bottle of dark roast by my left hand from rising until about 6 pm (sometimes later). I nurse it so long that I’m really not wired. My constant companion these past few years is from monks on Vashon Island, Washington.

fgtech
fgtech

@hollyhoneychurch Anise flavors are a challenge for me. I am a HUGE fan of cardamom and have also experimented with cardamom in my coffee, which I like sometimes — not the same as a dirty chai.

fgtech
fgtech

@hollyhoneychurch Most of the coffee I have enjoyed recently has natural delicate flavors that are hard to tease out and would be completely overpowered by cardamom.

jpayne
jpayne

@jean ☕️

artkavanagh
artkavanagh

@jean I gave up drinking instant coffee about 30 years ago (seems like forever) and since then have owned a succession of mocha makers, filter coffee makers, French presses, espresso machines and (since 2014) AeroPresses. Until a few months ago, I had never ground my beans: I always said I got through the ready-ground stuff too quickly for it to lose its flavour. I bought a small hand grinder because the only way I could get the coffee I like delivered was as whole beans. I like a dark roast espresso grind. No “delicate flavours” for me, sorry.

mroutley
mroutley

@jean hand-ground beans through an Aeorpress every morning. Delicious coffee! ☕️

hollyhoneychurch
hollyhoneychurch

@fgtech aha - so you're not into licquorice either? I get it, cardomom is very strong. It's interesting because I can taste the subtleties of tea and chocolate, but coffee goes over my head. I guess you have to have it black to get the full aroma and I'm a sucker for cream : )

BenSouthwood
BenSouthwood

@jean I consider myself a coffee snob, but just use a french press at the moment until I have room to (hopefully) get my proper coffee set-up out of storage again.

ridwan
ridwan

@jean I do like a good coffee ☕

TheDimPause
TheDimPause

@jean A keen coffee drinker here 🙋🏻‍♂️☕️

fgtech
fgtech

@hollyhoneychurch Yes, no licorice for me thanks!

Although I have tried coffee straight black many times, I also can’t give up the cream. Just the right amount of fat to enhance the flavor. Medium and lighter roasts let those flavors out. Grind fresh beans at the last minute.

fgtech
fgtech

@hawaiiboy You must be able to look your Kona producers right in the eye! I have to get my fix from a place in Woods Hole.

hollyhoneychurch
hollyhoneychurch

@fgtech 😀 one day I’ll get a grinder. I’ll enjoy that process. Cream forever baby. 🥰

sarvagnan
sarvagnan

@jean I've gotten into coffee over the past few months and I really enjoy the preparation process every morning. First, decide what method you want to use and how much you want, next, grind the coffee, and so on. ☕️

jthingelstad
jthingelstad

@jean 🙋‍♂️ may I offer the coffee category on my blog as exhibit one. ☕️🤩

hawaiiboy
hawaiiboy

@fgtech yes. I have a lot friends who grow coffee. Kona coffee is not as good for espresso, but really good for a smooth black cup o joe.

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artisonian
artisonian

@jean I drink two cups of single-origin coffee from Moustache Coffee Club (almost) daily. Currently brewing with AeroPress + Prismo, but looking forward to a new pour-over brewer soon.

rexbarrett
rexbarrett

@jean I thought that living in a small town, after moving from the big city, would mean that coffee would have to be an at home endeavor. Love that we have such a wonderful shop in Guthrie, OK called Hoboken. Small town prices, big town coffee!