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IntrepidQ3
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Posted Fri Oct 11, 2013, 1:58pm
Subject: Where to start? Looking for good beans.
 

(Hey everyone,

I am admittedly very new here and started to look for a few different beans to try. As I started doing some research on the different types of roasts, the origin of the beans, and than I found a taste wheel (Click Here (thecoffeeadventures.com))! I feel like I just jumped into the deep end of a pool. In short, I am finding this to be slightly more complex than I thought. Maybe I am over complicating this?

Do you have any suggestions for beans I should try? Maybe even some good resources I can learn more about world of beans?

Any guidance would be much appreciated.
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D4F
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Posted Fri Oct 11, 2013, 10:12pm
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Try Redbird Espresso.  It is fairly easy to brew and tastes great.  Often recommended, you can search Redbird here on CG.

http://redbirdcoffee.com/

You might start here if not already read.

http://www.espressomyespresso.com/       12 - EASY GUIDE TO BETTER ESPRESSO AT HOME

 
D4F also at
http://www.gaggiausersgroup.com/
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IntrepidQ3
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Posted Sat Oct 12, 2013, 6:01am
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Thank you again for the bean recommendation. Also thank you again for another helpful link.
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RoyceRuiz
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Posted Sat Oct 12, 2013, 7:22am
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Are you looking for espresso, drip, etc?
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IntrepidQ3
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Posted Sat Oct 12, 2013, 7:27am
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Indeed, should have mentioned that. I am looking for espresso.
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IntrepidQ3
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Posted Sat Oct 12, 2013, 7:27am
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Indeed, should have mentioned that. I am looking for espresso.
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Posted Sun Oct 13, 2013, 2:36am
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This list of Home-Barista's Favourite Roasters might be helpful.

 
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"This drink of the Satan is so delicious that it would be a shame to leave it to the infidels." (Pope Clement VIII on coffee, when he was urged to ban the beverage)
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IntrepidQ3
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Posted Sun Oct 13, 2013, 5:27am
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NobbyR Said:

This list of Home-Barista's Favourite Roasters might be helpful.

Posted October 13, 2013 link

This is extremely helpful. Thank you!
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Posted Mon Oct 21, 2013, 4:13am
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You need to explore coffee world. Try explore-coffee.com. You can have great idea about the best coffee ever and where to find them.

 
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.
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IntrepidQ3
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Posted Mon Oct 21, 2013, 6:08am
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CoffeeLoversMag Said:

You need to explore coffee world. Try explore-coffee.com. You can have great idea about the best coffee ever and where to find them.

Posted October 21, 2013 link

Thank you for the link. I am very excited to explore the world of coffee. I just received my bag of Red Bird yesterday! I have never tasted an espresso like this before, it is delicious! I can't wait to try different blends and discover new flavors!
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