Resource Category: Coffee
Good primer on coffee from r/Exmormon
COFFEE: A year ago I went down a rabbit hole that led me out of TSCC, this year I went down the coffee rabbit hole. The world of coffee is fascinating and delicious. TL; DRs throughout
My Understanding of the Basics
I am putting together my coffee knowledge for my own sake and for the sake of having a post to link to when someone new to the subject asks, “what’s coffee all about?” I want this to be helpful to people that want to get into high quality coffee, but there’s just so much to say. If someone asks, “Should I grind my own beans to get better coffee?” You must delve into the quality of the bean, the concept of growth regions, the degradation of coffee following a grind, the consistency of grind, the grind size, and suddenly, it’s an intimidating text wall of text, but it is worth the effort.
How do I start making amazing coffee at home?
Well… It helps to have a healthy budget. Nothing insane, but I don’t have an answer for the “how do I make perfect coffee for a one-time $20 fee” crowd. You will need a brew device of some kind, a scale, a gooseneck kettle, and most importantly, some delicious coffee beans. (See equipment and coffee sections below). You weigh out your coffee, put it in your fancy new (or gently used) grinder, and put hot water to bean and wham, you’re making coffee. Especially in this sub, it can feel like there is a lot more to it than that, but there isn’t. Beyond that, it’s all about making that cup you just made better the next time and the next until it’s perfect, and then being able to do it repeatedly. Consistency and high quality is the name of the game.
If you want to make espresso, expect to…