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Old 01-21-08, 07:18 PM
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Old 01-21-08, 07:51 PM
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I can't believe this is my first post, and it's about coffee. Yes I drink it. From the local shop at home, with a hand-operated conical grinder and a French press; and whatever piss they put in the pot at work. I just bought a second press though, so I'll be enjoying much better coffee at work really soon.

I'm in Athens, GA. We have a local roaster who also sponsor a cycling team - Jittery Joe's. Someone at the roaster takes care of "leftover" team bikes and surplus and impounded bikes from the University of Georgia and/or the local police. They convert some of the bikes to FG and SS - around 2004 I was at the roaster for the first time for a party and there were about 30 of these bikes along the walls. Finally, over three years later, I finished my first SS conversion, which gets a flip-flop rear wheel build in a month or so. Gotta thank the roaster for being a part of my inspiration!
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Old 01-21-08, 07:56 PM
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I like to pose while I drink coffee. A nice cozy patio is more important than the quality of coffee. But I do appreciate good coffee.
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Old 01-21-08, 09:02 PM
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^

and the fixie...don't forget the fixie. you can't pose without a prop...
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Old 01-21-08, 09:53 PM
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all this coffee talk made me raid my moms kitchen for her french press, she hadnt used it in the 5+ years she since she got it as a gift, i then asked her if she had a grinder and she showed me an antique hand grinder.

I grabbed a bag of my friend's freshly roasted beans and ground it, poured the boiling water, let sit a few minutes, plunged and am now enjoying the best cup of coffee I've had ever.
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Old 01-21-08, 11:24 PM
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I love Stumptown. Best coffee ever.

www.coffeegeek.com
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Old 01-21-08, 11:48 PM
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i recently started loving coffee, and am about to go to korea! this thread was made just for me. ill have to look up those places you recommended pitboss, im gonna be in the southeast near jamsil.
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Old 01-22-08, 01:03 AM
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Originally Posted by dookie View Post
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and the fixie...don't forget the fixie. you can't pose without a prop...
Am I doin' it right?
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Old 01-22-08, 01:28 AM
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this thread just shouts "hipster" out loud
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Old 01-22-08, 01:41 AM
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Originally Posted by pitboss View Post
in Seoul? I grew to accept the Capi-u-yu (bagged, of course). There was a small cafe in HaeBongChun near NamSanDaeRo (just below NamSan Tower on the "MiPalGun" side of NamSan) that had the best coffee in my neck of the woods. And then there was the "Chicago Bulls" cafe just outside DanKook University. My favorite cafe name as "Al Pacino," located in ApkuJongDong.


and yes, I drink about 6 brewed cups a day. It is my only true vice
Nope, I'm down south in Gwangju. In Seoul the coffee situation is a lot better. Its really not all that bad in my city, once you figure out whats up. You were in Korea in the 90's right? Things have probably changed a lot since then. Any plans to return?
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Originally Posted by themstrkrft View Post
this thread just shouts "hipster" out loud
Not until that.
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Originally Posted by themstrkrft View Post
this thread just shouts "hipster" out loud

Since when did enjoying coffee and bikes make you a hipster?
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i've tried to drink less lately, just for my stomach, and to preserve more hydration in my body.

but a really good cup is a beautiful thing. i can't wait to get some stumptown coffee in me.
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Old 01-22-08, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by sfcrossrider View Post
Since when did enjoying coffee and bikes make you a hipster?
lol

ive got bad news for you pal
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Old 01-22-08, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by sfcrossrider View Post
Since when did enjoying coffee and bikes make you a hipster?
At least since '89, and I've seen compelling evidence that dates it back even further.

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Old 01-22-08, 01:28 PM
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those bodum double-wall borosilicate glasses are the best thing to hit espresso since, i don't know, water.
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Old 01-22-08, 01:29 PM
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ps, for those of you in/near manhattan, grumpy coffee in chelsea has one of those clover jobs. it's a good cup.
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Originally Posted by haywire View Post
My homey was telling me about a thing called an Aeropress, it's like a french press but you use air to push the coffee/water through a filter. Anyone have or use one of these?
We sold Aeropresses at the coffee shop where I worked. It's a nice way to make yourself an Americano for cheap. Can't say I've ever tried a straight shot out of one, though. We'd have a customer come in every once in a while who would specifically request the Aeropress because regular-brewed shots upset her stomach.
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Arropress = teh new Arrospok???
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I was a barista in New Orleans for years. There's only one place for good coffee in my town. Luckily, it's right behind the bike shop.
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Originally Posted by chase. View Post
those bodum double-wall borosilicate glasses are the best thing to hit espresso since, i don't know, water.
true dat.
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Old 01-22-08, 05:43 PM
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those bodum double-wall borosilicate glasses are the best thing to hit espresso since, i don't know, water.
What's so great about them?
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Old 01-22-08, 06:18 PM
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they're insulated so the shot stays warm, but still clear so you can see/appreciate the crema. nice feel in the hand (although i may say a bit on the light side). borosilicate isn't as porous so it doesn't absorb flavour or get stained as rapidly as normal glass.
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