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Aura

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  1. pertinent. Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest
  2. ^^Dan - what kind of beans? Your own roast?
  3. Carcass - Necroticism – Descanting the Insalubrious good fucking morning. \m/
  4. probably a pointlessly-long post... @n_maher if i've learned one thing in the last three months on this coffee expedition it's that the behavior of beans are really fucking random regardless of how much money you drop. if anything it seems like the higher-end bags have more variability from one to the next. a good example - i purchased two different Guatemalan bags from Heart Roasters last month. the first one - absolutely fantastic with v60 pour over, so good that i didn't need to bother trying it with aeropress. a top 3-4 bag for me so far. so i end up buying another varietal that seemed quite similar on the site. it behaved completely differently on v60... it was generally "lifeless" and not memorable. i switch over to aeropress and it is great, maybe not at the level of the first one on v60, but good enough that i only used aeropress for remainder of the bag. even within the same bag i can create a different profile if i change my method on pour-over. Hoffman method is very consistent and seems to give me a large brushstroke of what those beans will represent. if i try the same beans with the same ratios on 4-6 method, it's completely different. 4-6 will pull out extra flavors that verge on 'overbrewed' but not fully, less about intensity of bitterness and more bizarre nutty-type notes. Hoffman is definitely my preferred method and i don't do 4-6 unless i'm dissatisfied or just want to fuck around. edit - don't even get me started on water profile and how it affects your brew... i started to fuck around with Third Wave water and if anything it made the cups a little cleaner but also a little more boring... -- so we know that this Burundi is a pretty crazy bean and i pulled some flavor this morning that i've literally never gotten before from any coffee. on french press i could see this not being a good thing. on pour over, i'm all about it. at least you gave it a shot. appreciate the offer to share but i've got plenty to get through already , if i were you i'd freeze the remainder and save them for whenever you want to clean out your grinder.
  5. Arcade Fire - Funeral been long fucking time
  6. ^^good looking burrs @HemiSam my levercraft order had a hiccup and was delayed, but Eric ended up throwing in an entire extra jar of his Burundi for me. and it is a good jar indeed for pour over.
  7. filed taxes. i know they extended but it felt too weird to not file before the usual date. owed some money, whatever.
  8. sorry brent and family.
  9. yes thanks to Antonio! -- Vitamin String Quartet - VSQ Performs Tool's Lateralus
  10. okay that fucking sucks. RIP Bill.
  11. continuing some of the post-rock from earlier this week... Yndi Halda - Under Summer their first album, Enjoy Eternal Bliss, is another personal favorite. i've listened to this follow-up before but it's been a couple years
  12. thanks, Dan. yeah no tracking in my e-mail... sent him a quick note just to check if he had one.
  13. do you guys get tracking from LeverCraft? i got an 'order shipped' e-mail on monday but no tracking.
  14. i haven't touched my french presses for 4-5 months now and have been meaning to try out the Hoffman French Press method. happened to have some crap beans this week that i ordered from amazon (meant to only clean my grinder out after i use some capsules) and i tried pour over with them yesterday... utterly terribly. well a decent finish but still pretty bad. so i went with this 'unpressed' french press style for the same beans this morning and it definitely turned out better! very acceptable. better balance and some nuttiness. on par or slightly-better with any basic drip i'd get from a good cafe and that is a great result considering the beans i'm using. and ironically it's easier to clean out the press afterward because the filter needs a 5 second rinse rather than a full cleaning out of residue and oil.
  15. ^yep i did like evpatoria as well, been a long time since i played through their stuff. Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts V: Together and Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts VI: Locusts
  16. Do Make Say Think - Stubborn Persistent Illusions legitimate contender for the best post rock ever
  17. Red Hot Chili Peppers - By The Way not sure if this is actually their "best" album but it's my favorite
  18. had no idea this album was out. Agnes Obel - Myopia
  19. The Radio Dept. - Clinging to a Scheme
  20. Love my Lido 3 but small it is not. Proper Head Case solution for you is something like a Comandante C40 or Kinu M47.
  21. many many things today as i'm trying to keep my head above water... this is current The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
  22. I think the Yemen is the very first single origin on the product page? https://www.levercraft.com/decent-espresso-club/single-origin-yemen-haraaz
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