Kopi Luwak is the most expensive. The rather "unique" method of processing and collection ensures that its production is extremely limited to a few hundred pounds a year iirc. Jamaican Blue Mountain is usually relatively pricy, although again that's based largely on limited supply and branding. Hawaiian Kona's usually a bit pricy, stuff from places like Australia is rare so it's expensive. Moka is traditionally highly sought after. Sumatran has been in high demand lately. Kenyans can go for high prices, and certain plantations traditionally make really good coffee and command a higher price for it (i.e. La minita estate in costa rica.) Overall all of the major coffee producing regions have enough variety in flavor profiles that it's tough to really declare one "winner". There's good and bad coffee from lots of places, and crop quality from a given plantation can vary a lot from year to year as well. Short of winners of competitions like the Cup of Excellence competitions in many south/central american nations, there,s little to assure something will be great. Unless you're looking at a very specific plantation Like La Minita or a Cup of Excellence coffee, you really can't trust a coffe's origin to tell the whole tale - there can be great sounding crappy coffees. If you want absolute assurance of good coffee you basically buy from someone who you trust to separate the good from the bad.thegleek wrote:ah neat, not too expensive either.... what is the worlds most sought
after coffee? either for its rarity, or how expensive it is...
That varies with the bean somewhat. In general, I prefer a city roast or something between city and full city, especially with central american or african coffees. That way there's more of the brightness and interesting tastes that make the best coffees from these origins so great. Some beans taste a little underdeveloped at that roast and do a bit better at a full city or somewhere in between. With "body" coffees like good sumatrans and javas, I'll generally roast a bit darker than full city. It all depends on what flavors you're looking to accentuate and what the strengths of a given bean are. I think my favorite roast of the rwandan was around halfway between city and full city.thegleek wrote:anyways... that site had a very interesting way of rating coffee with their
flavor quality analysis web, which looks like:
but mattsteg, which is better in your opinion, the city or the full city type?
Yes.thegleek wrote:should i consider quitting mt dew?
I know several geeks who drank way too much soda and kicked the habit. Caffeine is a physical addiction, so you will feel crummy for a while. But it's much easier than cigs.thegleek wrote:how is that possible?
For that matter, plenty of things contain caffeine if the goal is just to quit Dew.Klyith wrote:I know several geeks who drank way too much soda and kicked the habit. Caffeine is a physical addiction, so you will feel crummy for a while. But it's much easier than cigs.thegleek wrote:how is that possible?
mattsteg wrote:Kopi Luwak is the most expensive. The rather "unique" method of processing and collection ensures that its production is extremely limited to a few hundred pounds a year iirc.
just brew it! wrote:mattsteg wrote:Kopi Luwak is the most expensive. The rather "unique" method of processing and collection ensures that its production is extremely limited to a few hundred pounds a year iirc.
I just had to click the link to see what this unique processing method is. Whoa! Partially digested coffee poop (more or less)!
"Are you telling me that..." and the teller always nods and says, "Yes, that's exactly right. Roasted **** for $300/pound."
drsauced wrote:Ardbeg 10.
thegleek wrote:so seriously, before i drop $20 on a 6 pack of this stuff,
is stella artois worth the money?
LicketySplit wrote:Hot buttered rums once again...damn im a shameless bitch Tis the season.
just brew it! wrote:A homebrewed Robust Porter.
LicketySplit wrote:just brew it! wrote:A homebrewed Robust Porter.
Tsk tsk...not good for the bp and cholesterol fella Of course it sucks to get old...you just have to adjust accordingly
just brew it! wrote:
In just a little over a week, I've already lost 5 pounds. And that's without an increase in physical activity level. Just imagine if I actually start to get some exercise!
bitvector wrote:idchafee wrote:Diet Vanilla Pepsi
Okay, and you call Dr. Pepper swill? Yet you drink the cola equivalent of throwing your legs over your head and pissing in your own mouth.
just brew it! wrote:Now I'm having some proto-Irish Red and proto-Bock. I suppose the Bock being 7.6% ABV doesn't hurt!
mattsteg wrote:And in the spirit of the thread I'm sipping some MacAllan Cask Strength.
Klyith wrote:Gleek, it's new year's pretty soon, maybe time for a resolution? I gave up all soda and potato chips a few years ago. I wasn't a major soda addict, only drank one a day at most. But if you start now you could kinda taper off over the next two weeks...