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The best cup of coffee you'll ever have.

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  1. 4xBoy

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    It's all good.:headbang:
     

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    4xGirl Chimp

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    thanks for understanding and being cool with it. :thumb:
     
  3. boostindoubles

    boostindoubles Nacho Libre

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    ah you know dude... after you pressed a cup out for my buddy and I that morning, I went out and bought one. Good stuff! thanks for the heads up
     
  4. Pesqueeb

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    I'm glad I found this thread. A couple weeks ago we had a bunch of people over for brunch, as I get ready to make a second pot of coffee in our run of the mill Mr.Coffee coffee pot I hear a "pop" as I hit the start button and coffee time was over. I only had the maker for about a year and a half and probably spent fifty or sixty bucks on the plastic POS.
    I went searching for the simplest, no electronics coffee maker out there and was actually looking at some real old school Corningware stove top percolators and some cowboy style/life on the range tin ones. I got looking at one of my favorite dealers of all things simple...
    http://www.lehmans.com/store/catalog?Args=

    Where I found this...
    http://www.bodumusa.com/shop/line.a...SLT=&mscssid=0K9BUC91GRLA9PJT1XJ42460X9PKFESA

    Wow...this thing has changed coffee for us! It took a few times using it to get it dialed in, but the end result is a very clean cup of coffee with no bitterness no matter how strong you like it. No filters, nothing to plug in and all parts are available through Bodum in case of a mishap.

    I've had more people show up at my house lately just to make them some coffee and to watch this little piece of science work.

    I know some are going to chime in about the amount of work and effort some of us put into something as trivial as coffee. I do this for everything, not just coffee. I put extra time and effort into everything I'm involved in and the crowds that fill my kitchen on any weekend to partake in the madness that is my quest for better everything make it worth it.

    When you take that first sip and you unconsciously say "mmmm" ....it was worth the effort.
     
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  6. Silver

    Silver find me a tampon

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    Vac pots are nice, they're even better if you can get an old glass middle piece off ebay.

    Fragile though...
     
  7. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    I've always wanted a vacuum pot. Mostly for the aesthetic value, but I agree with the sentiment that certain things deserve and are made greater by the ritual and extra time that they may take. When I make a cup of coffee, which isn't often anymore, I enjoy the ritual almost as much as the finished product.
     
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    Bushwhacker Turbo Monkey

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    Are they hard to find? I would love to get rid of the final piece of plastic that touches my coffee.
     
  9. Silver

    Silver find me a tampon

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    ebay will have them. Usually about 10-15 bucks.

    You're looking for a Cory glass filter rod.
     
  10. Serial Midget

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    What about DHGirlie2? :D

     
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    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    We've had one of these for about 5 years - no issues and always a great cup. We bought my parents one for Christmas about 3 years ago - they've had no issues either.

     
  12. Pesqueeb

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^pfft. :disgust1:











    :p
     
  13. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    We bought them at Starbucks, ironic - yes?
     
  14. Silver

    Silver find me a tampon

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    So, just for giggles I picked one of these up. First things first, they do not make espresso. The word has a fvcking definition, and just because you made a coffee maker that looks like a Swedish penis enlarger doesn't mean you get to redefine the goddamn word.

    Having said that, I have a new go-to travel buddy. I'd say it's comparable to vac pot coffee, but without the whole inconvenient breaking glass issue. I'll probably use it during the day when I want a full warm cup of coffee too, it's better than an americano brewed out of my machine, imo.
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    so do i.....

     
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    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    my problem with our press is that a full pot is not enought for the two of us. i guess we need a bigger one.
     
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    I have given up on finding good local espresso. I got used to at least a cup of espresso after every meal when I spent 6 weeks in Italy. I came home expecting the worse and was hit pretty hard with some baddd coffee. I went through a really terrible phase of depression and withdrawls for a while.

    Now I find comfort with a simple stove top Bialetti and coffee sent to me from Italy every now and then. I'm still trying to find an equivalent or even close to an equivalent bean that I can buy here in Santa Cruz though. There are a lot of roasting companies here but nothing I have tried has come close.

    God, I am so pretentious.
     
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    My aerobee has died the plastic is cracked enough that it doesn't work anymore, I see they have changed the material that they make it with, maybe someday I will get another.
     
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    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    " Keurig K-Cups are like the Sony Memory Stick of coffee: an overpriced, proprietary system that delivers sub-par results."
     
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    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    Cool bump, bro.
     
  21. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Bump to ask, for those with an Aeropress, how much water comes out of it during the brewing process?

    Mine seems to leak a lot of water while I'm pouring it over the grounds and stirring. I haven't been using it frequently but I don't remember it doing this before. I thought most of the water used to stay in the press until I actually plunged it out.
     
  22. Pesqueeb

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    How fine is your grind?
     
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    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Didn't even think about that. Right now I'm using a fairly coarse grind from a bag someone bought me. Must be the reason :thumb:
     
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  25. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Here is a good rule of thumb regarding coffee:

    If the Italians don't make it that way... you probably shoudn't either.

    :p
     
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    My friends and I used the Aeropress on our most recent trip to Scotland. Anytime we reached a new abandoned castle we would make a cup. Best cup of coffee.

    I will be bringing my Aeropress and full travel setup on all of next years bike trips.




     
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    The WW2 way:

    We used cylindrical cans with holes poked through the sides just above the bottom; strips of bark from birch trees were thrown in and kindled while chips of birchwood kept the fire burning, steadily and almost smokeless; it was sufficient to provide us with a warm drink.
     
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    I recently grown more fond of aeropress after learning that for some reason the sumatra they offer around here tastes like crap but if you go with etiopia it is quite tasty, even if not as reach as a chemex sumatra. Still in the weekeng I'm going to buy myself a new chemex set.
     
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    Rethink the fill method.

    Put plunger slightly in the top and set upside down, pour grounds in, stir, wait, screw filter on flip upside right, press away.

    I would post pics and stuff, but you claim to be smrt.
     
  30. RUFUS

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    This. You do not add water to the grind with the press right side up, i.e. the filter already in and pointing down. You brew upside down for 1 1/2 minutes or so, put on filter and cap, flip onto coffee cup, and press away.
     
  31. MikeD

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    Just got one of these for my wife for her b-day. We'd been using a French press, but our daughter managed to break it. So we started just boiling the grinds cowboy-style and straining it into a cup. Obviously we're no connoisseurs...

    Seems good and simple enough, easy to take along anywhere for sure. Tasty coffee, much stronger than we're used to these days. Nice to have something without grit in it. Metal filter should be showing up soon in the mail, but I think I like the paper filter eject process...like a coffee-puck cannon.
     
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    Oh hey, congrats on that new job!
    Just heard about you scoring a kitchen job at McDonalds, nice one mate! :D
     
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    DaveW Space Monkey

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    My own coffee rig is a La San Marco 95 with a Mini Mazzer (I'll get a bigger grinder in a few months)

    one of these things.... http://www.ebay.com/itm/La-San-Marco-2-Group-95-22-Espresso-Machine-/350326791529

    This is it in the corner of my bike shop before I started setting it up properly
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?...6879269.126249.425656524127206&type=1&theater


    But the best coffee is cold drip, best to set it up the night before as it takes ages but WOW!!!!!
    Being cold it's not drawing thru the oils, the flavour is amazing!
     
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    hot damn, i though that was your private machine at first!

    i am getting into the coffee game here in german because i dont have my beer brewing supplies and coffee brew supplies is much cheaper. got a moko and have been playing around with that. I really miss a good cup of french press though. thinking about this areopress biznas...should i try that out or go back to frenchpress?