poopooegg Senior Member Joined: 24 Mar 2013 Posts: 11 Location: Toronto Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Tue Aug 20, 2013, 5:11pm Subject: Everyday Drinking
I've been an avid coffee drinker for the past 4 months, it really started to become a serious hobby when my wife and I have our first child. We figured having the extra caffine will keep us going throughout the day. And that's when we started to venture into different types of coffee. I happen to work next door to Social Coffee & Co in Richmond Hill and I've been a frequent customer, at least once a week, to pick up a bag of freshly roasted beans. I make about 2 cups of coffee each day and after a week that's 17 cups and with the occasional friends and family visiting that could go up to about 25 cups of coffee every week.
Anyways, to make the story short, if I continue this trend I could wrack up a good amount of money on coffee beans, each month I will spend at least 60 bucks on beans. Is there other alternative to this hobby? I don't like supermarket beans as they seem over-roasted at times and lack of taste. If you are in similar situation, please share with me what you use for your everyday coffee beans.
Skylar Senior Member Joined: 15 Apr 2004 Posts: 104 Location: New Jersey Expertise: I love coffee
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Posted Tue Aug 20, 2013, 5:43pm Subject: Re: Everyday Drinking
Your location limits my knowledge of good beans in bulk. You make drip? press? vac pot? Honestly, in the cold months when I can't roast my own I get five pound bags of Redbird espresso $51.00 including shipping, divide the beans into several separate bags and freeze. Don't know if you can find a similar deal where you are.
Of course, the reason I roast is that green beans are about 1/2 the price of roasted. Of course you have to commit your time and set up a roasting method. I use the cheapest which is pan roasting (iron frying pan with wooden spoon over a heat source) but that is not for everybody, to say the least.
Posted Wed Aug 21, 2013, 4:13am Subject: Re: Everyday Drinking
I'd like to try some of their coffee, I live in Cambridge so I am not too far away. There prices look alright for specialty coffee.
Option 1: Buy wholesale and freeze what you aren't using 2: Buy green and roast yourself, wholesale green is even cheaper (close to 1/4 the price compared to roasted and can be stored for over 1 yr) 3: Order from another supplier that offers co-operative coffee which tends to be cheaper. Home roasting isn't hard but if your willing to dish out money on a home roaster it's pretty fool proof.
CoffeeLoversMag Senior Member Joined: 10 Jan 2013 Posts: 218 Location: Seattle Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Thu Aug 22, 2013, 4:14am Subject: Re: Everyday Drinking
You figure out the money you spend each month of the coffee beans. IT means you want to make a saving for 60 bucks of beans. I think if you really want to save money from your expenses in coffee, there is nothing I can suggest but roast your own. You can buy coffee in bulk if possible and roast at home.
You can also grind your coffee very fine and it will go much further. Use only half of your normal amount of scoops to get same or even darker pot of coffee. Just make sure you use double filter in your drip coffee maker to avoid the grounds to get through.
Did you know...? Dark roast coffees actually have less caffeine than lighter roasts due to the fact that the process of roasting burns off caffeine. www.coffeeloversmag.com/theMagazine
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