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Icon 1 posted May 08, 2009 11:09      Profile for fs   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I know there's at least one serious coffeegeek here. (I thought of you when I saw this, Dman.)

For Better Coffee, Store Your Beans

Some good tips there. We still need to get a grinder. I much prefer grindiing my own fresh.

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I just skimmed that...and damn - I'm nowhere near that hardcore. (But I still make a pretty mean cup of coffee.)

I buy 1/2 of coffee at a time, ground on the spot from a place that touts freshly roasted beans. That lasts me about a month, and I keep it in an airtight canister. (Which would get me lynched by the writer, as it could trap some moisture in with the coffee...let alone the /ground/ factor.)

I can't conceive of going that extreme...and I've been there, done that...via an ex-girlfriend who had a 'grind and brew' machine. Ugh...way too much work - especially the cleanup. I mean, ffs, it's nice to be able to go to bed at night without spending 10 minutes cleaning a friggin' machine so it'll be ready in the morning. Ack! I use a Melitta filter which makes one delicious cup of coffee right into my cup, and goes through the dishwasher.

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__________________________ fs __ Back in sixty nine I really enjoyed good coffee on board ship, the Chiefs mess was the best. Now Micky D's thinks they have a premium Coffee, tastes like manure to me. How ever after my bout with High Blood Pressure, and Prostrate Cancer, I am supposed to drink DECAFE what the %^&** is that stuff, and it doesn't even taste like good coffee. Well I guess its warm and dark colored so thats close enough.

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If you are serious about coffee it's worth checking out his other articles in this series, and in particular this one and the discussion in the comments, about how to make the best coffee.

I seldom drink coffee, as it gets me too psyched (or at least strong coffee does, which is the only coffee worth drinking). However I make my wife a pot most mornings. I don't go to all the trouble he does, but boil the kettle, then wait for one minute before pouring it over the coffee in the cafetiere/press pot. It seems to make pretty good coffee.

What method do you think makes the best coffee?

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quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
How ever after my bout with High Blood Pressure, and Prostrate Cancer, I am supposed to drink DECAFE what the %^&** is that stuff, and it doesn't even taste like good coffee. Well I guess its warm and dark colored so thats close enough.

MoMan: Good Decaf coffee *can* be found, but you will pay for the premium. Processing costs, and the remnants of the decaffeinating process... Alton Brown explains it much better than I ever could...

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___________________ MacManKrisK __ Thanks.

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quote:
Originally posted by Callipygous:
What method do you think makes the best coffee?

I think both the french press and the drip brewed coffee are good in different ways. There's definitely a difference in flavor that comes from soaking the grounds in the water rather than running through in the automatic drip machine. I usually use the machine in the mornings.

I've also been using this recipe to cold brew for a couple years now. I use it for iced coffee in the summer.

I've always wanted to try a vacuum pot. Just because they look neat.

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I got Mike a french press at Christmas and he really likes it.
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The best coffee-making method is the simplest:

1) Boil some water, then let it stand for one minute.
2) spoon freshly ground coffee (medium to coarse) into a thick-walled 250ml glass tumbler
3) Fill the tumbler with the boiled water
4) stir vigorously, add sugar if desired
5) when the grounds have settled, the coffee will be at just the right temperature to drink

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My sister swears by the French press and I must agree, there's a weird edge in drip coffee that isn't in the French press. I'm thinking of getting one.

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