View Full Version : Coffee Advice Needed

02-17-2011, 01:44 PM
Okay Coffee Guru,

I am not a big coffee drinker. I just have a hard time finding one that I like. What do you suggest for a coffee newbie like me?

02-17-2011, 01:52 PM
Only one coffee is good enough for my cup.

Roastin' Ronnie's.

Nothing gets you up in the morning like Roastin' Ronnie's.

(this is not a paid advertisement because Ron is being cheap)

Big George's BBQ
02-17-2011, 03:20 PM

Big George's BBQ
02-17-2011, 03:25 PM
Depeds what you want. I like a strong cup of coffee, and nothing in the cup except coffee. If you want a commercial brand I drank Choc Full of Nuts for years- prob be4cause I worked Psychiatry. Then went to Starbucks which I will still dring but Roastin Rons is much smoother. I did have to get a coffee grinder to drink his but it was worth it. My wife does not agree as it does make a little mess- I am getting better @ clean ups

02-17-2011, 03:36 PM
What is it that you don't like, Lionel? Bitterness? Acidity? That would help a lot.

02-17-2011, 03:42 PM
Costa Rican any time soon Ron?

02-17-2011, 03:49 PM
As a matter of fact...

Costa Rica SHB EP Romelia

Flavor - slight floral, semi-sweet chocolate, Brazil nut. Moderate sweetness

I have 30 lbs on the way. I'll do some as single origin and use some in a blend.

02-17-2011, 03:49 PM
I am with Ron, if Lionel can tell us what he likes and dislikes, a coffee can be suggested. Method makes a difference as well.

02-17-2011, 03:53 PM
Oooo, fancy Costa Rican...is there any Papua New Guinea coming? Can we start requesting origins? Well, back to Lionel's needs.

I think he would like Costa Rican or Colombian from a pour-over station.

02-17-2011, 04:09 PM
Is there any Papua New Guinea coming?

As a another matter of fact...

Papau New Guinea Goroka
Huge tropical fruit notes, very juicy mouthfeel, and a really well composed finish.

50 lbs. ordered a few minutes ago. PNG is my favorite. I also ordered 50 lbs. of a nice Rwandan. A PNG-Rwanda blend is a thing of beauty.

I think Colombian, CR or Brazil are pretty neutral and most folks like them. Island coffees like the PNG are also a well balanced cup and appeal to a lot of tastes.

Can we start requesting origins?

I'll start a Coffee Origin Request thread so they don't get lost. I can't guarantee that I'll be able to get them, but I can keep my eye out.

02-17-2011, 04:12 PM
I am good with the PNG/Rwandan, I do not believe I have had Rwandan. I do really like PNG, both single source and in blends. The PNG Goroka sounds great.

02-17-2011, 04:29 PM
And I've never had PNG. However, Rwanda still makes me shudder...the country, not the coffee.

BBQ Grail
02-17-2011, 04:54 PM
I don't drink coffee but I thought I just mention I love to read the passion you all have about coffee.

If there's ever an artisanal root beer or Ginger. Ale thread I'll be able to play.

Sir Larry of Rocklin

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02-17-2011, 04:58 PM
I just picked up some River City root beer. But, I really need to make some more Gnome #1 Root beer.

02-21-2011, 01:02 PM
Wow, go away for a weekend and it comes out! Usually most coffee I have tried is too bitter to me. There has been a few that I had that people blended themselves that were great. Usually when I drink coffee, i like coffee with my sugar just to get the bitter out. I am up for trying anything though.

02-21-2011, 06:56 PM
Lionel, here is something to try.

Get a bag of Roastin' Ronnies, he roasts a little lighter than most coffeehouses, but, a higher quality bean than most grocery store beans. Heck, all grocery store beans. This is the best start. Most 'gourmet' coffees are roasted too dark and have a strong bitter component. Most grocery stores use cheap Robusta beans and roast hot and light, which gives a sour taste.

If you use a drip coffee maker, grind to a medium fine grind and try adding a tablespoon of sugar for a whole 10 cup pot. Add a teaspoon for 4 to 5 cups. Make coffee normally and allow to sit for 5 minutes before pouring.

If you use a pan (yes, I use a pan) add one scant teaspoon of sugar and 3 tablespoons of coffee ground fine. Add cold water (2 to 3 cups) and bring to 185F slowly over medium heat. Stir once. A foam will form on top and bubbles on the edges. Allow to sit, heat off for 5 minutes, pour slowly through a fine strainer. This is some good stuff. I know, stupidly complex for a cup of coffee. It will have no bitterness.