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Re: Coffee and Health

Post by glalt » November 7, 2018, 11:42 am

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November 6, 2018, 9:24 am
I received the coffee at home but was in Jomtien for eleven days. I'm now back home and have tried the VINZ beans. Using the same measure to grind the beans, I found it much stronger, maybe a bit too strong but drinkable. So far, I have discovered that for my taste, the beans have to be a blend with some robusto for strong flavor I like. I have reduced the amount I grind per cup and decided that this is as good as I have ever used. BUT, the search continues.
The experts recommend that the beans be ground fine. I had my grinder set almost as fine as it goes. Today I changed the grind setting to about the middle then one step back toward fine. I had remarked that the dark roast was maybe too dark and the coffee was a little bitter. The medium grind makes a much better cup of coffee. The bitterness is gone. I rate this coffee as very good.

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Re: Coffee and Health

Post by Faraday » November 28, 2018, 5:30 am

https://www.peppersbakery.com/store.htm ... ort=normal

Very nice coffee & inexpensive too.

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Re: Coffee and Health

Post by sometimewoodworker » November 28, 2018, 11:09 am

My current preference is for the Doi Chang Professional Full-City roast that is an Arabica medium roast, they class it as a light roast. I get it from Lazada and keep it in the freezer until I make it. And at 540 per kg it's a good price I think.
https://www.lazada.co.th/-i224136636-s3 ... =true&mp=1

For me cold brewing is my preferred method, that way I can keep enough for a few days and get a much less acidic coffee that never goes rancid if kept walk or hot.
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Re: Coffee and Health

Post by runrunshaw » November 28, 2018, 12:30 pm

Love this thread. I really like Paksong Bolovens Gold--Lao coffee, from the Boloven Plateau. I look for it when I make visa runs to Laos, but have never seen it for sale in Thailand. Maybe it's on Lazada?

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/laos ... index.html

Thailand also produces some very good coffee. One of my neighbors is a French guy named Alain, who owns a coffee roasting company called Symphonies on the Ring Road very close to the entrance to Ruysuk Hotel. He has coffee beans from many different areas of Thailand and will roast the beans to your specifications. His minimum is only one kilo. Not cheap, but hey, it doesn't get any fresher than to watch the beans come out of the big burlap sacks and go into the roaster as you watch.

Alain is extremely knowledgeable about coffee and will share that with you. Ask to sample! He was brought from France to Thailand in 1993 by the Royal Projects Agency to help develop the Thai coffee industry, so he knows his stuff. Because I want less caffeine, I usually get my beans roasted to what he calls, "mocha."

The beans go right into my home freezer and we only grind a small amount at a time. Also, I've found that using the best tasting water I can find leads to better tasting coffee. Maybe that's not really necessary, but I like to hedge my bets.

Mixing robusta and arabica beans is a common practice, but some would argue coffee houses do it as a money-saving measure.

http://worldofcaffeine.com/2011/10/21/c ... after-all/

Beyond Cafe's locations are my favorite for an Americano. Cheap prices, good coffee, nice decor, and pleasing eye candy.

The trendy-looking coffee place up by Ban Na Ka on the way to Nong Khai is called RJ8, I think. Look for the black-and-white sign on the west side of the highway that says COFFEE BAKERY. (See the photos)

But their coffee is very bitter--maybe they burn the beans like Starbucks, or simply grind them extremely fine.
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Re: Coffee and Health

Post by glalt » November 28, 2018, 2:28 pm

I don't consider myself a fussy coffee drinker, but I know what I like. I have gone through drip, french press, steam espresso and pour through coffee makers. I have tried many different ground and coffee beans. I always went back to Red cup instant.

I finally got serious and bought a Delonghi single cup espresso maker. Expensive, but it makes decent coffee. I even bought a cone type expensive bean grinder. The grind type, fine to coarse does make a big difference. Our village water is very hard and even clogs up my shower head so I use nothing except filtered rain water for coffee. Even with the best equipment I am still searching for the perfect beans. I have no idea how many different brands of beans I have tried. I tried single origin and the expensive pea-berry types. I was sticking to different roasts of Arabica . Then I tried some blends. I have decided that for my taste, I need a dark roast blend of Arabica and Robusta. I like my coffee strong and to taste like coffee but not bitter coffee. Right now, I have four different types of beans mixed together, some cheap and some expensive. Actually I just wanted to use up all the different beans to get rid of them. Anyways the coffee is pretty good but no way could I ever duplicate that mix. I'm now down to about half a kilo and will soon order some more beans. The search continues.

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Re: Coffee and Health

Post by glalt » November 30, 2018, 9:54 pm

Another try. This looks like it could be to my taste. I'll report after I try it.

ESPRESSO DIAVOLO BEAN 250 G. 2pcs BONCAFE

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Re: Coffee and Health

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Re: Coffee and Health

Post by glalt » December 2, 2018, 9:59 am

ESPRESSO DIAVOLO BEAN

This is another blend that suffers from being ground too fine. Grinding it too fine results in a bitter and not a very tasty cup of coffee. It is drinkable if ground properly but still no cigar. The search continues.

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Re: Coffee and Health

Post by Faraday » December 4, 2018, 5:26 am

Even more inexpensive than my previous suggestion.

The Morning Blend is good, just gonna have another cup.

https://alti-coffee.com/

Edit:

Should I have said 'less expensive'?

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Re: Coffee and Health

Post by glalt » December 4, 2018, 10:51 am

I buy my beans off the Lazada web site. I hate going to the bank to transfer funds to buy beans online. I have only done that twice, once for the Red Cliff and I don't remember the other brand. Lazada has many different choices and delivery is fast right to my front door.

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Re: Coffee and Health

Post by watsonwillam » December 15, 2018, 12:44 pm

Studies have demonstrated that espresso may have medical advantages, including securing against Parkinson's malady, type 2 diabetes and liver infection, including liver malignant growth. Espresso additionally seems to enhance psychological capacity and decline the danger of despondency. In this way, how rapidly you use espresso may influence your wellbeing hazard.

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