12-17-2016, 10:27 PM
What beans does everyone like for espresso? I drank a lot of Alliance World Coffee (Now part of MUGS). I absolutely love their Northern Lights blend. Currently, I drink a lot of LaPrima. LaPrima specializes in Italian style espresso coffee and is absolutely wonderful. I find a lot of espresso blends in the stores are stale or ay too dark for my Bialetti Brikka.
01-12-2017, 04:04 PM
01-12-2017, 04:45 PM
(01-12-2017, 04:04 PM)Gig103 Wrote:
Not for regular week to week consumption and for the darker roasts that I drink. If I was drinking lighter roasts, maybe (?), but that is not my preference anyway. Redbird is still the best deal in town. I actually prefer their Blue Jaguar blend to the Redbird espresso blend, but that is just preference. I buy in 5# bags and freeze. I like coffees from all of the roasters I listed and they each have something to offer, but I do my best to buy in bulk from less expensive roasters (essentially my in-house bar blend), and mix in single pound bags of more expensive coffees for variety, to keep the average cost down across the year. Bodka is probably the next in line in terms of pricing - $70/5# -- at about $14 a pound for the Ala Italia, which I find to be very very good. I am an Italian roast kind of guy.
I have really been enjoying Cafe Lusso's Gran Miscela though and am glad to see they are offering bigger bags (they've only recently started to offer 5# bags as far as I can tell).
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