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Old 10th October 2010, 15:14   #181
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btw, in Hyderabad, freshly ground coffee is available in Ameerpet and R. P. Road Secunderabad.
Is it Nayyar's coffee in Dharam Karam road in Ameerpet? My wife picked freshly grounded coffee from a Coffee day Fresh n Ground store in Ameerpet. I am liking it. She picked 1/2 KG grounded coffee without chicory for Rs.150/-.

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No It was not on DK Road.
It was in the lane opposite Hotel Log Inn, Ameerpet Road.

Thanks for this new lead on DK Road.

So now we have 3 places in Hyderabad, 2 in Ameerpet and 1 in Secunderabad.

Since coffee once ground cannot be stored for long, I am picking up only 100 gms at a time.
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@Bblost - Well, you may want to make it like 2 X 250 gms & then store the other 250 gms in the refrigerator. We usually buy 250 X 2 every month (now 500 X 2) & refrigerate the other 250. The one kept outside for consumption looses its aroma in couple of weeks. When the next pack is opened, the aroma is felt again. Trust me it works
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aargee, I am the only coffee drinker in my house.

And I am still experimenting with different combinations to find the perfect cup.
Bru is definitely OUT.
100% coffee was nice.
I will try 90-10 and then 80-20.

When I find the right combination, will follow you advice but in 100*2 packs
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I think it is the same shop my wife picked coffee from. She said it is in the road opposite to Elephant house but she mentioned all coffeeday recipes when she called me from there.
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And I am still experimenting with different combinations to find the perfect cup.
I will try 90-10 and then 80-20.

When I find the right combination, will follow you advice but in 100*2 packs
Pls share the perfect combination to me as well; I've experimented once with 60% Coffee & 40% aroma & it was sour. Coffee without aroma is like yuck!!!

So everytime we follow 50-50 combination; though it tastes great for first one week but goes down after that until we open the next one. I'm thinking of 45% Coffee & 55% aroma next time.
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Pls share the perfect combination to me as well; I've experimented once with 60% Coffee & 40% aroma & it was sour. Coffee without aroma is like yuck!!!

So everytime we follow 50-50 combination; though it tastes great for first one week but goes down after that until we open the next one. I'm thinking of 45% Coffee & 55% aroma next time.
What does 55% or 40% aroma mean?
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I have been going around Hyd/Secb-Bad to find the right place to get the right coffee,finally I found salvation in the Fresh-n-Ground outlet at Trimulgherry opposite Acer Motors.The shop is in the basement.He gets fresh stock daily and the ideal combo is 60-40(atleast it works for me in terms of strength and aroma).

The way I do it,3 Tbsp to 4 Tbsp of coffee into the filter first.Pour boiling bubbling water into the filter and place the press on top of it.

The concoction filters down in around 15 minutes.Please note prior to the addition of the coffee powder,one needs to ensure that that the filters are bone dry,any moisture and the mixture just will not filter down.

I found that the packed coffee sold in the CCD outlets are pretty tasteless,wouldnt buyy them at all.!!
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@Viraat - Freezer??? I really doubt if the beans would stay fresh. Reason being that the beans are dried up in the Sun & then roasted well before grinding. Keeping in freezer is fine, but when you take it out, wouldn't it result in increase in moisture content?
Yes freezer. But it works for me cause I take them out right from the freezer, fill up the grinder and put it back in! And the freshly ground coffee is brewed then and there. Hence it stays fresh. Hope it works for you too.

And also even the powder stays fresh if you take out as much as you need each time. So even if we stock up with say 500 grams of powder and beans, it stays fresh for quite some time.
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Bru is definitely OUT.
100% coffee was nice.
I will try 90-10 and then 80-20.

When I find the right combination, will follow you advice but in 100*2 packs
Bru (formerly green label) is yuck! 55% chicory, for God's sake! It is filter Chicory, blended with coffee.

100% coffee - flavour will be nice, but no strength (read color) in the brew.

85 : 15 (coffee : chicory) is the perfect blend. Available in Kothas. If you can get hold of it, nothing like it. But rarely available in Chennai. I normally source it from B'lore.

80 : 20 will be good. Available in Coorg (pan India) and Narasus udhayam (Chennai only, AFAIK). The above three brands are as good as what we can get from roast&grind shops. I always buy in 100 gram packs, even when I buy a Kilo.

Another OK brand is AVT 60:40 blend, despite the higher % of Chicory.
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And also even the powder stays fresh if you take out as much as you need each time
Yeah, this is a good idea; will try implementing this through home ministers

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Bru (formerly green label) is yuck!
+1; Hahaha...couldn't agree more

@Gansan sir - so what's the ideal combination between peaberry & A when it comes to mixing? Any ideas? We got no luck with Narasus as we've plenty of Leo coffee outlets.
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+1; Hahaha...couldn't agree more

@Gansan sir - so what's the ideal combination between peaberry & A when it comes to mixing? Any ideas? We got no luck with Narasus as we've plenty of Leo coffee outlets.
My mother's favourite blend during the roast & grind days was 250 grams peaberry + 250 grams plantation (A, I suppose) + 100 grams chicory. The one that comes closest to this is Cotha's.

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My mother's favourite blend during the roast & grind days was 250 grams peaberry + 250 grams plantation (A, I suppose) + 100 grams chicory. The one that comes closest to this is Cotha's.
Are you saying Chicory is must huh? We do the 50% combination of Peaberry & A, but not the chicory. I'm under the impression that chicory is bad for health, I mean, worst than the Coffee itself. Isn't that true?
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Are you saying Chicory is must huh? We do the 50% combination of Peaberry & A, but not the chicory. I'm under the impression that chicory is bad for health, I mean, worst than the Coffee itself. Isn't that true?
No, not a must, unless you want strength/color in the brew apart from flavor. It is an individual preference. I know many households who use pure coffee powder such as Leo. It is just that having drunk my mother's brew from childhood, flavour alone is not sufficient for me!

There are no known ill effects for Chicory. Coffee is not a health drink to begin with any way!

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Yeah, this is a good idea; will try implementing this through home ministers

...ideal combination between peaberry & A when it comes to mixing?

Good luck! At best it will work like a charm like it does for me and at worst you'll go back to your old system (which is? I have no idea how coffee is stored otherwise!)

I am assuming A stands for Arabica? Isn't pea berry the same as Arabica? I use pure pea berry. 75% normal roast & 25% dark roast. I feel it gives the strongest flavor.
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