Coffee: What do you drink?

We all love a good cup of :coffee:. What’s your favourite bean and method of preparation? Know of any filter roasts suitable for an office? Digital Asset’s Zurich office is looking :slight_smile:

I am a fan of filter coffee and firmly believe that the bean is much more important than the machine so I have a relatively cheap setup consisting of

Currently drinking beans from coffeecircle.com. Yirgacheffe is the best of the ones I’ve tried so far.

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I recently found out about Aeropress coffee and I like the smooth taste coming from that kind of brewing. I use a manual grinder, it takes me more or less the same time to heat up the water and grind the beans and I like the synchronicity between the two. :smile: Right now I’m trying a few different beans from vertical.coffe and when I’m done with those I’ll try some more from mame.coffee. I noticed I generally tend to like coffees from central America, the ones I tried tend to have a smoother and less acidic taste, which I like a lot.

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Interesting. Whenever tasting coffee, I tend to find that I favour Ethiopian beans over the competition. I think it’s the low bitterness that does it for me.

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I’ll give it a try, the roasters I’m buying from have a lot of variety. :smile:

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Here’s my setup


Machine: Profitec 600
Grinder: ECM S64

As you might notice I’m an espresso person :slightly_smiling_face:

As for beans, I switch around quite a bit since I like a fair amount of variety. I regularly order from https://www.vertical.coffee/ and https://shop.roestlabor.ch/. Currently, I have some Brasilian beans from https://www.suedhang.org/product/lua-clara/ that I got as a present.

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Some great set-ups there. :grinning:

I mostly go manual. I have a Hario V60 and Skerton grinder, and a cheap baking scale.

I also have an AeroPress (not pictured), which I mostly use for travel or the office nowadays. It goes to conferences with me. (Pro tip: if you bring good coffee and an AeroPress to a conference, everyone wants to be your friend.)

Thinking of getting an automatic grinder, but I want one that is (a) very good and (b) fits in my kitchen cupboard. So far I haven’t found one.

I agree with @bernhard that the beans are the most important part of any coffee. I have a subscription to The Barn, which accounts for about 60–80% of the coffee I drink, and I order randomly for the rest. Right now I have a lot of beans from Caravan, in London. I think I’m going to order some from a Zürich place next.

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Shameless plug for a mate of mine’s roastery: https://www.cafesmoody.com/. Fresh from the foot of the Alps! Please tell him I sent you :slight_smile:

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Sadly your mate doesn’t seem to deliver to Switzerland :crying_cat_face:. But looks great! I’ll make sure to drop by if I’m in the area.

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Booo. I was just putting together an order. I guess I’ll have to pick some up during ski season. :grinning:

Maybe we can get them to ship to Switzerland if we make a bulk order for the office :slightly_smiling_face:

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I will happily ask him. Sure he’d be keen to hear what DA Swiss has to say! Let me know folks.