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Netphilosopher
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Posted Mon Oct 29, 2012, 5:10am
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Posted Mon Oct 29, 2012, 12:44pm
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Netphilosopher Said:

I'm really disappointed with Starbucks Pourover technique.

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I am really hoping this didn't come to you as something of a surprise . . . .

;^)

 
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Posted Tue Oct 30, 2012, 7:29pm
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The only decent thing I have had from Starbucks in a loooong time is a Clover made with a very light roast when I was recently in San Francisco. Everything else, I have low expectations.
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Posted Wed Oct 31, 2012, 4:39am
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Wow, I thought it was simply through economics of scale/mass production that Starbucks coffee ended in the final form it is....... ends up it starts from the top! How do they every expect the stores to come close if in the tasting room they start out so wrong.
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Posted Wed Oct 31, 2012, 11:26am
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I bet it's possible to hit a numerically accurate extraction this way... but the margin for error is tiny, and would still bet you anything it's a very unbalanced extraction (mostly ash, followed by whatever aromatics they didn't destroy in the roaster, very little body).

If you're going to bother with pour-over, slow down an do it right.

 
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Posted Wed Oct 31, 2012, 12:22pm
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infinus Said:

Wow, I thought it was simply through economics of scale/mass production that Starbucks coffee ended in the final form it is....... ends up it starts from the top! How do they every expect the stores to come close if in the tasting room they start out so wrong.

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Perhaps it's entirely intentional, based on what the average "associate" is going to do. It's like the monkeys training the organ grinder.
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Posted Wed Oct 31, 2012, 1:40pm
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infinus Said:

Wow, I thought it was simply through economics of scale/mass production that Starbucks coffee ended in the final form it is....... ends up it starts from the top! How do they every expect the stores to come close if in the tasting room they start out so wrong.

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This!


Unfortunately the drive to make money lowers the quality of everything. Look at dunkin donuts.... the worst coffee you can get other than a diner or local eatery (I've never been impressed with ANYTHING I get while eating out.
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Posted Wed Oct 31, 2012, 10:21pm
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Well, at least I'm glad that when I have to land at a Starbucks here, I've never had mine produced like that. It's always a slow pour. It looks like on that video, he's trying to attempt a technique like the Bunn Trifecta with all the turbulence. Big fail. Hopefully the baristas here never see that video. At least you can always have them do it over if you're not satisfied.

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Posted Thu Nov 1, 2012, 7:06pm
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I don't think Starbucks doing pour over has anything to do with quality at all.  It is simply a way for them to serve those customers. Who want another choice other than the Pike Place after a certain time of day, or decaf after certain hours when they stop brewing it.

Last one I had was nasty.  The coffee itself may have been ok, had I been able to taste anything other than "paper bag".  First coffee I've ever had that literally tasted like licking a wet cardboard box would be like.
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