Coffee - where to buy

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Im just a serious amateur.  My "academic" side is mostly from the london school of coffee, berlin school of coffee and https://www.coffeechemistry.com/ .  I thought about becoming a Q-grader (a certified coffee taster) but I dont think my palete is up to it.  

 

I try to visit events like the world barista championships when its in europe (this year its Boston which is a bit far) but I have been to trade shows as far afield as Seoul. 

 

I have a similar interest in wines, but thats fairly mainstream :)

 

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omg I give up trying to fix that quote - sorry

 

I agree Boston is kinda far, BUT it's the easiest flight you'll find from Germany to the US IME.  7-8 hours in flight, the airport is only about 15 minutes from downtown by public transport and there is a lot to see and do.  There are some gorgeous beaches not far from the city, an abundance of cheap local lobster, oysters, clams, etc., a genuinely good food, beer and cocktail scene, it's worth a visit if you haven't been and it's overall far more convenient and approachable than one might think.  

 

downsides are border control at BOS (evil even before Trump so I can't imagine what it's like now) and lodging is very expensive. 

 

 

 

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14 hours ago, lisa13 said:

7-8 hours in flight

 

14 hours ago, lisa13 said:

border control

 

14 hours ago, lisa13 said:

lodging is very expensive. 

 

I take coffee seriously, but not that seriously :p

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You can buy very good coffee from Portuguese groceries, btw. I would recommend Delta Diamond or Delta Platinum.

These are blended coffees, usually from African, Brazillian and sometimes East Timor coffee grains.

 

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Unlike other countries that insist on 100% Arabica beans, the Portuguese espresso is obtained from a blend of slow roasted Arabica and Robusta coffee beans. This particular method of roasting is less intense than others and it helps to preserve the essence of Portuguese Coffee, giving it less acidity, a stronger aroma, more body and sweetness. The result is a hazelnut-colored and dense creamy and well-balanced coffee that lingers in one’s mouth and creates a powerful and memorable experience for those drinking it.

 

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4 hours ago, MikeMelga said:

No, because they use filter coffee. Although they "use" more coffee, they actually ingest less coffee.

 

This explains why Portugal and Italy are not #1 and #2.

Italians drink a cappuccino in the morning and then only espresso's for the rest of the day :). I worked there for 2 months. I usually drink an espresso after dinner in a restaurant. That's nice.

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We really like the Tchibo coffee Barista Espresso which you can buy in most supermarkets.

 

The price is ok and we always buy it when it is on offer. It has a wonderful aroma. I can really recommend it if you like coffee beans. We invested in a bean machine, it can be a bit loud sometimes, especially as we have an open kitchen, but the taste is well worth it.

 

https://www.tchibo.de/barista-espresso-oder-caffe-crema-p400148185.html?dim1=ES1k&extProvId=5&extPu=tchibo-pm-search&extLi=922155827&extCr=67035624849-321690842596&extSi=&extTg=&keyword=&extAP=1o1&extMT=&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIwdbv9_z54QIVQuR3Ch1kSgKfEAQYASABEgIcY_D_BwE

 

 

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Thanks all for the replies. This is what has completely changed our daily coffee experience  https://tinyurl.com/y6s8jsa6 the design is not the best, (the container the grounds fall in to is poorly thought out) but it is a burr (as opposed to blade) grinder, so with even cheap beans from somewhere like Aldi or Lidl, most of that bitterness you get with vacuum packed ground coffee is gone. The best beans I have tried so far since we have had the grinder are these.

 

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This is in German, but I'm sure that you can read the addresses.

For all you Munich people,

https://muenchen.mitvergnuegen.com/2019/11-kaffeeroestereien-in-muenchen/

 

As you hail from Westpfalen, I plugged in Münster (old haunt) and found this:

https://www.kaffeesnobs.de/kaffeeroestereien/nordrhein-westfalen/

The first sentence says, "In no other German federal state is the density of roasting plants higher than in NRW." Density here referencing to distance...

 

who'da thunk? Happy sipping!

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On 4/24/2019, 2:59:24, RajeshG said:

 5 Elephants ( https://www.fiveelephant.com/)  and The Barn ( https://thebarn.de/ ) also deliver good coffee beans. They have very good collection

 

got some five elephant coffees in the mail a couple of days ago.  currently drinking the Kamwangi AA.  It's really good...really REALLY good!  It's very floral and even a bit rich but nicely balanced.  I highly recommend this one for a splurge 

 

 

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