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    $12 Starbucks Jamaica Blue Mountain Siphon coffee - worth it?

    In some of the Starbucks reserve shops, they have started to serve this drink at $12 for 12 oz. and about 10 min to make.
    I have never had it. nor really want to cough up $12 (my lunch money or more in where I live) for this siphon coffee.

    has anyone tried it? and let us know your coffee experience.

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    I wouldn't be caught dead going into one of their dumps. They pretty much bastardize anything they touch from the roasting to the lame names, etc. Regarding JBM, I imagine the cost/hype is simply supply/demand like others (Kona, Kopi Luwak, etc.) and surely better coffees can be had far cheaper. I also have no interest in anything other than espresso as all other brew methods are quite weak and too clean/pure for my palate.
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    Siphon is an art... where is John P to confirm for us. He built a very nice business focused on Siphons... you are paying for labor as much as the coffee. I would pass on $12....

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    hi Mike.
    but is it taste something special? I mean compared to like Chemex vs $12 Siphon.
    let's say someone has made a very nice Chemex and $12 Siphon with very good beans.
    is there a significant difference in flavors?
    because for me, I could not tell much. perhaps, I have not tried the Best Siphon ... etc But on the other hand, to make the best siphon coffee, you got to have it in the hands of siphon specialist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Musicphan View Post
    Siphon is an art... where is John P to confirm for us. He built a very nice business focused on Siphons...

    I was just thinking the same thing. John's focus is on making excellent coffee - that's for sure.

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    I don't know if the same coffee would be better siphon over Chemex... I have never compare. I had a hard time with the time/effort it took to get the siphon brewer going. Worth is one of those 'relative' questions... I'm broke so HECK NO... LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Musicphan View Post
    I don't know if the same coffee would be better siphon over Chemex... I have never compare. I had a hard time with the time/effort it took to get the siphon brewer going. Worth is one of those 'relative' questions... I'm broke so HECK NO... LOL
    I just would like to know the advantages (flavor & mouthfeel wise) of siphon compared to chemex or good pour over.....

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    Yeah it does look time/labor intensive. Having said that I do go through quite a bit of effort home roasting, keeping my setup dialed in, cleaned and maintained. All said and done it's all paid for and my average double costs me around .32, so $1/day habit is quite righteous. For me nothing comes close to espresso. Rest of you are welcome to consume those other methods.
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    Well, if Starbucks sell $5/Ga. gas, I am sure people still want to buy...
    They can just make people feel better/wealthier/more stylish/etc. about themselves.

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    I have a couple of those old metal, 10 cup vacuum pots (before they were called siphons). they make a very nice cup of coffee without all the inconveniences of the glass, 1 cup contraptions they sell now. You can plug it in and walk away.

    The difference between a siphon and a chemex ? I think the vac pot is cleaner than a chemex.

    As for Jaimacan coffee.............. grossly overrated. The best cup of coffee I ever had was in Peirera, Colombia. Like most places there, they use a percolator

 

 

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