The coffee lover thread

Discussion in 'Free Zone' started by Luis, Jan 13, 2017.

  1. Luis

    Luis MTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Since there is a thread for the beer drinkers here, I figured there would be some coffee lovers out there. I'm no coffee snob by any means but I do enjoy my daily cuppa joe. The stronger, the better.

    Besides, there are a lot of funny coffee related memes out in the internet.

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  2. rossage

    rossage MTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    I enjoy a couple of cups from my French press every morning. Helps to get rid of unwanted passengers before the ride....
     
  3. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    I swing back and forth between drinking tea and coffee. My go to for coffee making:

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    They also make cool frisbees and other toys: https://aerobie.com/sport-toys/

    And in the summer, for me nothing beats an iced coffee to start the morning.
     
  4. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon SS and Highball
    I alternate between the French press, moka pot, and Nespresso machine... But I'm usually good for at least 6 shots per day! This morning it was Americanos made with Illy from the Moka pot. Tomorrow it might be straight shots of Cafecito de Cuba from the Nespresso!
     
  5. bvader

    bvader Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Stephen
    Well crap guess I need to admit it... Am a F'n coffee snob and even more so espresso and espresso drinks. I have no less than 5 different ways to brew coffee at home , grind my own beans and have an espresso machine with a built in PID. (Will even upgrade some day)

    I live for the "God Shot" and abhore "The Sink Shot"

    When I travel I seek out the best espresso and coffee I can find Just Like Bike Shop. I typically will buy beans and bring back then home.

    I like the ceremony of brewing and drinking and love to brew for other people. Coffee / Espresso is an interesting mix of farming, process , chemistry and culinary.

    The obsession has been growing for years and trip to Europe and Living / working in areas with strong Coffee Culture have reinforced the obsession.

    My 3 Vices
    Bikes
    Espresso
    Audio / Video / Electronics / Movie

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  6. bigringrider101

    bigringrider101 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Winnetka CA
    Name:
    Berni Avila
    Current Bike:
    Jones Space Frame Ti truss for
    Ever since I hurt my back around Thanks giving week. I have been riding on a very casual pace. Taking my time and enjoying the views.
    A couple of times I have enjoyed #coffeeoutside, I call it "cafecito". Brew trail side on a safe spot.
     
  7. tortoise

    tortoise Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Trabuco Canyon
    Name:
    Tom
    Fixed it for you... Your welcome.
     
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  8. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    I enjoy good coffee, but for my daily brewing at home I use pre ground (the horror!!) Gevalia light roast.
     
  9. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Hmmm - I'm somewhere between a coffee snob and a coffee Luddite. I grind me some Starbucks Sumatra or similar every day, and make it on the "rich" setting in my Ninja coffee maker, served by a naked Sofia Vergara.

    I may be exaggerating about part of that story. :whistling:
     
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  10. Sasquatch9billion

    Sasquatch9billion Well-Known Member

    Name:
    trinidad j. mendez
    I'm right there with you. I love good coffee but I'm not going to be precious about it.

    @bvader I'd love to see a map of your favorite SoCal spots.

    @bigringrider101 Does this mean some of us can kinda keep-up with you?...I'm joking, feel better.
     
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  11. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    I've been known to add some freshly ground Starbucks breakfast blend to my creamer. Takes a little of the sweetness away.

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  12. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD MTB Addict

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    image.jpeg I look forward to my morning coffee before I go to bed.
     
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  13. Sasquatch9billion

    Sasquatch9billion Well-Known Member

    Name:
    trinidad j. mendez
    I like my coffee as I like my metal...BLACK.
     
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  14. tortoise

    tortoise Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Trabuco Canyon
    Name:
    Tom
    I like my coffee the way I like my women, black & bitter.
     
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  15. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon SS and Highball
    Good Morning, IMTB!

    I used to grind my own, tamp my shots, and pull them by hand. About 4 years ago, my wife said, "Wouldn't one of those pod makers be easier?" Although lately, I've been looking at some of the super automatics...




    Cafecita de Cuba with a dash of Truvia... Fresh from the Nespresso Pixie
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  16. siata94

    siata94 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    lake forest
    Name:
    siata
    Current Bike:
    lazy goat
    Don't know about snob but I roast my own coffee. I primarily drink espresso and cappuccino but occasionally will make a pourover. I have more espresso machines than bikes... Well only have one bike. My grinder costs more and prob worth more than my bike.
    The downside is that for the most part, I can no longer go out for coffee.
     
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  17. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    That's 1:1 ratio of crema and espresso... crazy!
     
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  18. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Not a snob, other than can't stand Charbucks. But I love a good espresso, and even better a macchiato! But nobody seems to really know what that is. They either want to put a ton of caramel in it, or give me a cappuccino. Really, it's not that hard...
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    Have been doing ghetto Americanos lately: Doing a second pull on an already pulled double espresso. Four oz of fluid through grounds for two oz. Delicious!
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  19. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon SS and Highball
    I also do that occasionally... I have one of the buttons on the Nespresso set for a 3 ounce shot.

    Sadly, I gave up most milk based espresso drinks when I lost weight. A good cafe con leche was my favorite.
     
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  20. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Yeah, that's the best! Gives the volume, but keeps the flavor... what's not to like!?!?!
    I typically don't have a macchiato, as I don't put the effort into it. And by that point, if I'm going to froth some milk I'll go crazy and make a full cappuccino!
     
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  21. bvader

    bvader Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Stephen
    OK using my guide can they actually make a great italian style Cap with a properly pulled medium roast espresso with good micro foam 6-8oz cup (like in pic) and / or a decent pour over.

    Also does their espresso stand up alone of a proper Machiatto.

    Issues : any place that wants to make a Cap in a cup that I could take a Jacuzzi in. That said when I want / need some caffeine I will help them understand.

    Wife's says I'm not a snob ... Just particular... Although she seemed to be giggling at by the same time.


    OC:
    Tier 1
    Portola Coffee Lab : Soco , HB
    Kit Coffee : Newport

    Tier 2
    Kean's : Used to be Tier 1 but Quality declining :(

    Tru Bru - Though the smart a$$ kid F'd up my Cap today 1 demerit

    Hidden house Coffee : Foothill Ranch

    SaMo area
    Demitasse - Excellent
    Intelligencia - Was Excellent recently bought by Pete's
    The Refinery
    Cielo

    There is some good coffee DTLA now as well

    Of course there is Philz in HB and SaMo interesting coffee experience.

    Totally open for more suggestions.
     
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  22. Sasquatch9billion

    Sasquatch9billion Well-Known Member

    Name:
    trinidad j. mendez
    That's a bummer about Kean's, Deidrich's was my favorite coffee before starbuck bought them. I didn't realize Pete's bought intelligencia. In Highland park we have Antigua coffee on Figuroa. Check them out if you have to come this far East.
     
  23. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Highball Al SS
    Not a snob....not picky....can't tell the difference between dark, medium and light coffee's.

    I have one small cup a day. I don't care if it is 7-11, local donut shop, Mcdonalds or a K-cup out of the drawer.

    I do like it plain and black.
     
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  24. bvader

    bvader Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Stephen
    FTR stopped by Hidden House on Lake Forest in Foothill ranch today Grade AAA Cap. Young lady had skills and nice medium roast Espresso.
     
  25. Luis

    Luis MTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
  26. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I saw this at the store and immediately thought: "WHY???"

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  27. Luis

    Luis MTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
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    Especially for this monday morning
     
  28. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower
    I have no idea, what any of you are talking 'bout.:unsure:
     
  29. rossage

    rossage MTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    The Costco in Alhambra has the worst coffee selection, unless you like Jose's Colombian or some over roasted, over priced Starbucks French roast. I was online at Costco.com and saw they offer all their coffees there. Guatemala, Costa Rica, Sumatra.....all are free trade, shade grown, blah blah blah.....just a muc better selection and free shipping. I got 6 lbs of Sumatra for $46 delivered. That's less than $8/lb. Cant get that deal around here for sure!
    Drink up! The trails are waiting....
     
  30. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon SS and Highball
    No likes for decaf! :stop:
     
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