Beto

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    http://www.southernskiescoffee.com

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    Finksburg, MD

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  1. Coffee Books

    The best, most comprehensive book I've seen to date on coffee has to be "The Book of Coffee and Tea" by Joel, Karl, and David Schapira.
  2. Whenever I set up for an event, I always take my Bunn pourover brewer. I've found it to be perfectly adequate, yet not too expensive nor unwieldy to work with. I have the CW15APS model.
  3. Show us your coffee cups!

    Here's a set of Pantone cups that I have:
  4. The Pleasures of Moka

    Find a good local roaster and buy just enough to last you a week. Where are you located?
  5. The roasted corn tea is called ok-susu cha. Ginseng tea is quite popular in Korea also.
  6. One thing to consider when making press pot coffee in such great quantities is that the sediment will build up on you. Especially when poured into thermoses and left to settle, the bottom will be total sludge. If you have an old drip brewer laying about, it might be possible to use the funnel as you would a Melitta-style one cup brewer, only directly into the thermos. Or you could just use this.
  7. Budget Burr Grinders

    If you're near Philly, you might want to give Chestnut Hill Coffee a try. They are serious about good coffee.
  8. Budget Burr Grinders

    Barrett knows of what he speaks. Another decent grinder in the ~$100 range is the Capresso Infinity. I truly haven't seen a burr grinder in the $50 range that was worth anything.
  9. Great... just great. Not only is this show NOT airing in the U.S., but the freakin' FoodTV.ca website won't let me see a preview of it 'cause I'm not in Canada!
  10. Online Coffee Purveyors

    Why don't you give Hopson Coffee a call? They are located in Houston.
  11. I can save them cab fare. Right across the street from the convention center is Corduroy. This gem of a restaurant is arguably one of the best that DC has to offer. But don't take my word for it, see what the folks here have to say about it. Tom Sietsema, of the Washington Post recently reviewed Corduroy.
  12. Actually, barista is either masculine or feminine. Thus: il barista ("the barman") and la barista ("the barwoman"). Le bariste would properly describe a group of barpeople that is comprised exclusively of women, whereas i baristi would describe a group of barpeople that includes at least one man. It's worthy of pointing out that none of these words refers exclusively to people who work at a coffee shop and/or operate expresso machines. The guy shaking your Daiquiri is a barista, too. ← I should just stick to Spanish.
  13. In Italian, barista is masculine, bariste is feminine, and baristi is the plural form.
  14. I was just about to post a thread then saw this... Any ideas on which are best? I bought one from Whittard's but it consistently produced terrible coffee (however it was the large model). My parents had one from a few decades back which was very good, but we lost the filter If there's something on Amazon.co.uk or equivalent that delivers coffee with thick crema and full aroma without tasting like molten rubber, please let me know! (PM or this thread or both) ← It may be the coffee that you are using. Robusta coffee has the distinct smell and taste of burned rubber.
  15. It kind of felt like an hour-long commercial for the BMW X6. Any more product placement and we might as well be watching reruns of "The Restaurant!"