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Old 01-25-2012, 03:48 AM   #1
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This thread concerns deep love for coffee. Love for single origin or well blended, manual dripped or pressed, burr ground coffee.

Many people are using Chemex or Hario pour over/drippers. I am still hung up on my French press. I want to get into manual drip, but do French press at work for convenience.

I use a nice Bodum burr grinder, and press. I think this is a nice start, with the option to get into manual drip.

I am in love with Intelligentsia, Paradise, Ritual, Kaldis, and Goshen beans. Mainly because that is what I can get really fresh and the beans are great.

I need a nice electric kettle, any recommendations?

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I use a Capresso (I think it's called) grinder.

Basically as long as it's a CONICAL BURR GRINDER, you're alright. The discs ones aren't bad, but conical burr grinders are the best. (Anything else is just a coffee chopper!!!)


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I've never heard of anyone refer to "French Press" in terms of convenience!!!

I have a crappy (Cuisinart) manual-drip maker, but it keeps working like a champ, so I haven't felt the need to replace it. It does a seemingly good-enough job, but obviously the taste is very different from French Press (but I prefer it to French-press for a "To-Go" mug of coffee in the car etc.)
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I loves me a good cup(s) o' Joe in the morning. I prefer a darker, more flavorful roast. There's a local coffee shop not too far from me that roasts their own beans several times a week. Good stuff.

I like the idea of a French Press. But in the morning, it's all about convenience. I use the Capresso MT500 coffee maker
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:44 PM   #4
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French press is fairly simple for me. Dump in grounds and water, wait, drink. Cleanup can be a pain though. Is manual drip quite a bit easier? Do you use an electric kettle? I need something for work.


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I use a Capresso (I think it's called) grinder.

Basically as long as it's a CONICAL BURR GRINDER, you're alright. The discs ones aren't bad, but conical burr grinders are the best. (Anything else is just a coffee chopper!!!)


EDIT:

I've never heard of anyone refer to "French Press" in terms of convenience!!!

I have a crappy (Cuisinart) manual-drip maker, but it keeps working like a champ, so I haven't felt the need to replace it. It does a seemingly good-enough job, but obviously the taste is very different from French Press (but I prefer it to French-press for a "To-Go" mug of coffee in the car etc.)
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I'm starting to love these singled served flavored coffees and cappuccinos.

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a friend and I are pretty hooked on Nespresso as of lately.

I'm diggin' the hazelnut flavor
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I drink at least one cup of coffee a day, always try to have some sugar free French vanilla cappuccino with my breakfast.
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do you drink coffee at night Darth? I've figured out that decaf makes me sleepy - go figure on that one.
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do you drink coffee at night Darth? I've figured out that decaf makes me sleepy - go figure on that one.
I try not to drink coffee after 5 since I have enough trouble falling asleep at night without caffeine super-charging my system.
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I try not to drink coffee after 5 since I have enough trouble falling asleep at night without caffeine super-charging my system.
I've actually had to stop drinking any soda at night - that really screws me up, if I do, I'll drink ginger ale which tends to be non-caffeninated (sp) or just plain ol water.
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Anyone got any filter coffee recommendations? Been meaning to buy one for years, ended up seeing a cheapo bog standard one in Wilkos and took the leap.
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Tim Horton's is close today, rightfully so, but thank goodness for Nabob and Hazelnut creamer.
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Treated myself a while back to a bean to cup machine retiring my Dolce Gusto which was ok but nothing compared to the freshly brewed stuff now.

I am trying all sorts of beans from known makes such as Starbucks and Lavazza to lesser known brands and I am enjoying every last drop of them.
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I don't want to lose my "coffee lovers" card by saying this, but anyone else find the freeze dried instant coffee granules kind the best kind of coffee? I've been to shops and cafes, big and small, I've tried every kind of machine, syrup and brand that I am aware of and I enjoy it all, but never quite like when I pop in two spoons of Nescafe into the bottom of my favourite mug. Anyone else? Am I just some kind of coffee philistine?
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I don't want to lose my "coffee lovers" card by saying this, but anyone else find the freeze dried instant coffee granules kind the best kind of coffee? I've been to shops and cafes, big and small, I've tried every kind of machine, syrup and brand that I am aware of and I enjoy it all, but never quite like when I pop in two spoons of Nescafe into the bottom of my favourite mug. Anyone else? Am I just some kind of coffee philistine?
I do like some instant coffee, but not all of it is that good.

When you say freeze dried instant coffee granules, what company makes these? I am familiar with Clasico Instant coffee, but don't remember seeing freeze dried IC anywhere...Thanks.
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I do like some instant coffee, but not all of it is that good.

When you say freeze dried instant coffee granules, what company makes these? I am familiar with Clasico Instant coffee, but don't remember seeing freeze dried IC anywhere...Thanks.
My favourite is easily Carte Noire.
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My favourite is easily Carte Noire.
Thanks! I'll have to look for this the next time I go shopping for coffee. It looks like a gourmet brand.

Do you have any suggestions on what grocery stores may carry this? I'm thinking maybe Whole Foods and/or Central Market?! These are two gourmet food stores in my area.

If I can't get this @ a store, I will try Amazon - they carry this.

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I'm a gadgety person, and I've been thinking about getting a good French press. Anyone here a fan of them? I just have a Keurig right now.
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I'm a gadgety person, and I've been thinking about getting a good French press. Anyone here a fan of them? I just have a Keurig right now.
French press is one of the easiest methods for at-home use. It's not as quick and clean as a Keurig, but the coffee should be more flavorful.
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Ordered from Amazon:

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If I like using it, I'll probably get a grinder too.
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