Roosh said:-What is your coffee routine like?
-What cafes and/or countries have the best quality?
-What beans do you prefer?
-How do you usually drink coffee?
-What method of brewing do you prefer?
- Every morning when I wake up, drink a cup of coffee I make at home.
- Costa Rica has blown everything else out of the water for me. Frankly the coffee there was just unbelievable how delicious it was
- Dark roast. One local place here in NYC has a dark roast bean called "French Costa Rican" and I always get those beans.
- Get the above beans, they grind them for a french press (I tell them that). I boil water, put 2 TBSP in my french press, pour about 12oz of water in, stir with a spoon and let sit for 2 minutes exactly before pushing down the press and pouring.
I actually went on a coffee tour in costa rica and it was very educational. The tour guide said french press is a great way to go, people just leave it in there too long so it gets bitter. He said two minutes max and since I've actually started timing it I would say the coffee is almost twice as good now.
Nascimento said:I noticed you can tell the difference between a good and bad coffee by drinking it black, as opposed to loading it with cream and sugar.
So simple, yet so many have the faintest clue.
Agreed. Once you get used to black you will not want milk or sugar anymore. The problem is that most chain places have shit coffee which is horrendous without the milk and sugar.
Another indicator of good coffee is if you let it go cold, how it tastes. The one I make at home is perfectly drinkable at room temperature.
I'm not a big fan of Americanos but sometimes it is hard to find drip/french press abroad so that will have to do. That guide Roosh posted is very helpful, always wondered what the hell all these different variations were.