Our Valued Sponsor
OpinionsConsumer ReviewsGuides and How TosCoffeeGeek ReviewsResourcesForums
Espresso: Espresso Blends
Help with Starbucks Espresso Roast
Stefano's Espresso Care
Repair - Parts - Sales
Factory Authorized &
Trained Technician
www.espressocare.com
 
Not Logged in: Log In to Postlog in
New Topics updated topics   New Posts new posts   Unanswered Posts new unanswered  
Search Discussion Board search   Discussion Board FAQ faq   Signup sign up  
Discussions > Espresso > blends > Help with...  
view previous topic | view next topic | view all topics
showing page 1 of 2 last page next page
Author Messages
spyderx
Senior Member


Joined: 20 Dec 2005
Posts: 63
Location: SoCal
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Salvatore
Grinder: Mazzer Mini E
Vac Pot: nope
Drip: nope
Roaster: Intelligentsia (LA Roaster)
Posted Sat Jan 19, 2013, 9:39am
Subject: Help with Starbucks Espresso Roast
 

Did that get some attention? :-) I'm normally brewing intelligentsia, kean, or portola at home. One of my aunts got me 2 lbs of starbucks espresso roast as a gift.

I reluctantly tried to make espresso with it the last week. After opening the bag, looking at the black beans and wondering how bad this is going to oil and gum up my grinder and machine.... I pulled a few shots. Roast profile comes through way too strong and pretty much all you taste in the cup is the roast. Really not drinkable as espresso to me. with milk in a latte or cappuccino it is much better with strong carmel overtones. 5 days later and the roast is totally off, beans smell like ass and spoiled. A gallon of milk couldn't hid the funk. Dumped the rest.

So now, I have another bag of this left. Has anyone here mastered this? I hate to just throw it away. Dose? Temp?

Thanks
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
CMIN
Senior Member


Joined: 14 Jun 2012
Posts: 1,452
Location: South FL
Expertise: I like coffee

Espresso: Crossland CC1
Grinder: Baratza Preciso
Posted Sat Jan 19, 2013, 9:53am
Subject: Re: Help with Starbucks Espresso Roast
 

Tried and gave up, you either get gushers since the beans are stale anyway, or nasty shots and the beans are oily as hell. When they do their specials though I don't mind too much like the the holidays ones, the xmas espresso is better than their normal crap if you need it in a pinch. Luckily found some local places that if I'm low in beans can buy theirs vs having to put up with Charbucks. Fiance grabbed that Blonde roast once, absolutely gross, pry worst tasting coffee I ever had.
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
emradguy
Senior Member
emradguy
Joined: 31 Mar 2011
Posts: 3,223
Location: Houston
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Duetto II; Twist v2
Grinder: M Major, Macap M4, Pharos,...
Drip: Espro presses; Aeropress
Roaster: H-B "List of Favorites"
Posted Sat Jan 19, 2013, 7:43pm
Subject: Re: Help with Starbucks Espresso Roast
 

Regift it!

.

 
.
Always remember the most important thing is what ends up in your cup!
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
CoffeeRoastersClub
Senior Member
CoffeeRoastersClub
Joined: 6 Jul 2005
Posts: 4,566
Location: Connecticut
Expertise: Professional

Espresso: Vintage La Pavoni Lever...
Grinder: Breville Smartgrind,...
Vac Pot: Vintage Silex, Nicro...
Drip: Technivorm Moccamaster...
Roaster: javaPRO-CRC AIR Fluid Bed...
Posted Sun Jan 20, 2013, 8:04am
Subject: Re: Help with Starbucks Espresso Roast
 

spyderx Said:

Did that get some attention? :-) I'm normally brewing intelligentsia, kean, or portola at home. One of my aunts got me 2 lbs of starbucks espresso roast as a gift.

I reluctantly tried to make espresso with it the last week. After opening the bag, looking at the black beans and wondering how bad this is going to oil and gum up my grinder and machine.... I pulled a few shots. Roast profile comes through way too strong and pretty much all you taste in the cup is the roast. Really not drinkable as espresso to me. with milk in a latte or cappuccino it is much better with strong carmel overtones. 5 days later and the roast is totally off, beans smell like ass and spoiled. A gallon of milk couldn't hid the funk. Dumped the rest.

So now, I have another bag of this left. Has anyone here mastered this? I hate to just throw it away. Dose? Temp?

Thanks

Posted January 19, 2013 link

Actually it is pretty good as a drip coffee or pour over.  May I suggest you give that a try.

Len

 
"Coffee leads men to trifle away their time, scald their chops, and spend their money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking nauseous puddle water." ~The Women's Petition Against Coffee, 1674

Bitcoin Merchant www.CoffeeRoastersClub.com     www.javaPRO-CRC.com
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
JasonBrandtLewis
Senior Member
JasonBrandtLewis
Joined: 9 Dec 2005
Posts: 6,465
Location: Berkeley, CA
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Elektra T1 - La Valentina -...
Grinder: Mahlkönig K30 Vario -...
Vac Pot: Yama 5-cup
Drip: CCD, Chemex
Roaster: No, no, not another...
Posted Sun Jan 20, 2013, 10:15am
Subject: Re: Help with Starbucks Espresso Roast
 

CoffeeRoastersClub Said:

Actually it is pretty good as a drip coffee or pour over.  May I suggest you give that a try.

Posted January 20, 2013 link

Agreed.  While not for first choice for drip or pour over, it is the only way I can drink *$ . . . .

 
A morning without coffee is sleep . . .
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
spyderx
Senior Member


Joined: 20 Dec 2005
Posts: 63
Location: SoCal
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Salvatore
Grinder: Mazzer Mini E
Vac Pot: nope
Drip: nope
Roaster: Intelligentsia (LA Roaster)
Posted Mon Jan 21, 2013, 7:37am
Subject: Re: Help with Starbucks Espresso Roast
 

I gave up. Tried Moka pot and french press. I don't have a drip machine or pour over setup (need to get one). Dumped the rest, went by portola and picked up a bag of their south american espresso. Night and day.

I guess it's true what they say "You can't make a silk purse out of a sows ear"
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
JasonBrandtLewis
Senior Member
JasonBrandtLewis
Joined: 9 Dec 2005
Posts: 6,465
Location: Berkeley, CA
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Elektra T1 - La Valentina -...
Grinder: Mahlkönig K30 Vario -...
Vac Pot: Yama 5-cup
Drip: CCD, Chemex
Roaster: No, no, not another...
Posted Mon Jan 21, 2013, 7:51am
Subject: Re: Help with Starbucks Espresso Roast
 

spyderx Said:

I guess it's true what they say "You can make a silk purse out of a sows ear"

Posted January 21, 2013 link

I think that's can't . . .

 
A morning without coffee is sleep . . .
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
spyderx
Senior Member


Joined: 20 Dec 2005
Posts: 63
Location: SoCal
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Salvatore
Grinder: Mazzer Mini E
Vac Pot: nope
Drip: nope
Roaster: Intelligentsia (LA Roaster)
Posted Wed Jan 23, 2013, 9:18pm
Subject: Re: Help with Starbucks Espresso Roast
 

JasonBrandtLewis Said:

I think that's can't . . .

Posted January 21, 2013 link

Fantastic typo! Fixed! :-)
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
dfrench200
Senior Member
dfrench200
Joined: 2 Aug 2005
Posts: 59
Location: Northern VA
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Quick Mill Alexia PID
Grinder: Baratza Vario
Drip: Bonavita
Roaster: Behmor 1600
Posted Wed Jan 30, 2013, 5:03pm
Subject: Re: Help with Starbucks Espresso Roast
 

Compost 'em.
back to top
 View Profile Link to this post
wabbitt
Senior Member
wabbitt
Joined: 1 Jan 2010
Posts: 139
Location: california
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: stovetop pots,aeropress
Grinder: skerton, SoloGrind
Drip: melitta cone, chemex
Posted Wed Jan 30, 2013, 8:15pm
Subject: Re: Help with Starbucks Espresso Roast
 

When I find myself with coffee grounds I can't tolerate and no other brew method makes it drinkable (but it's something I paid for), I make cold brew concentrate.
back to top
 View Profile Visit website Link to this post
showing page 1 of 2 last page next page
view previous topic | view next topic | view all topics
Discussions > Espresso > blends > Help with...  
New Topics updated topics   New Posts new posts   Unanswered Posts new unanswered     Search Discussion Board search   Discussion Board FAQ faq   Signup sign up  
Not Logged in: Log In to Postlog in
Discussions Quick Jump:
Symbols: New Posts= New Posts since your last visit      No New Posts= No New Posts since last visit     Go to most recent post= Newest post
Forum Rules:
No profanity, illegal acts or personal attacks will be tolerated in these discussion boards.
No commercial posting of any nature will be tolerated; only private sales by private individuals, in the "Buy and Sell" forum.
No SEO style postings will be tolerated. SEO related posts will result in immediate ban from CoffeeGeek.
No cross posting allowed - do not post your topic to more than one forum, nor repost a topic to the same forum.
Who Can Read The Forum? Anyone can read posts in these discussion boards.
Who Can Post New Topics? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post new topics.
Who Can Post Replies? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post replies.
Can Photos be posted? Anyone can post photos in their new topics or replies.
Who can change or delete posts? Any CoffeeGeek member can edit their own posts. Only moderators can delete posts.
Probationary Period: If you are a new signup for CoffeeGeek, you cannot promote, endorse, criticise or otherwise post an unsolicited endorsement for any company, product or service in your first five postings.
Commercial Equipment
Nuova Simonelli, La Marzocco, Rancilio. Nationwide installation. Instant financing options.
www.seattlecoffeegear.com
Home | Opinions | Consumer Reviews | Guides & How Tos | CoffeeGeek Reviews | Resources | Forums | Contact Us
CoffeeGeek.com, CoffeeGeek, and Coffee Geek, along with all associated content & images are copyright ©2000-2014 by Mark Prince, all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Content, code, and images may not be reused without permission. Usage of this website signifies agreement with our Terms and Conditions. (0.308039903641)
Privacy Policy | Copyright Info | Terms and Conditions | CoffeeGeek Advertisers | RSS | Find us on Google+