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Re: Most recent coffee (or tea)

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Re: Most recent coffee (or tea)

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Bought a Bodum pour over coffee maker last week. It’s a Chemex knock off. I’ve been using Walmart cone filters and preground Starbucks. The results have been so-so. I need the Chemex filters but they aren’t cheap. It also takes a long time to brew enough coffee for me and the Mrs. I will probably end up getting a new drip machine. I bailed on K Cups since they are expensive, don’t make very good coffee, and are wasteful.
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Re: Most recent coffee (or tea)

Post by hugodrax » Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:55 am

arank87 wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:38 am
Bought a Bodum pour over coffee maker last week. It’s a Chemex knock off. I’ve been using Walmart cone filters and preground Starbucks. The results have been so-so. I need the Chemex filters but they aren’t cheap. It also takes a long time to brew enough coffee for me and the Mrs. I will probably end up getting a new drip machine. I bailed on K Cups since they are expensive, don’t make very good coffee, and are wasteful.
After trying everything on the market, we're down to a Mr. Coffee and a nespresso machine.

My wife was on a tear for perfect coffee for a while. :P
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Re: Most recent coffee (or tea)

Post by arank87 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:50 am

hugodrax wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:55 am
arank87 wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:38 am
Bought a Bodum pour over coffee maker last week. It’s a Chemex knock off. I’ve been using Walmart cone filters and preground Starbucks. The results have been so-so. I need the Chemex filters but they aren’t cheap. It also takes a long time to brew enough coffee for me and the Mrs. I will probably end up getting a new drip machine. I bailed on K Cups since they are expensive, don’t make very good coffee, and are wasteful.
After trying everything on the market, we're down to a Mr. Coffee and a nespresso machine.

My wife was on a tear for perfect coffee for a while. :P
I honestly thought the pour over thing would be cheaper than K cups (it is), better (it is), and easy enough (not) to justify the switch. I don’t need perfect coffee, I just want good coffee consistently.
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Re: Most recent coffee (or tea)

Post by BeefyG » Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:01 am

arank87 wrote:
hugodrax wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:55 am
arank87 wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:38 am
Bought a Bodum pour over coffee maker last week. It’s a Chemex knock off. I’ve been using Walmart cone filters and preground Starbucks. The results have been so-so. I need the Chemex filters but they aren’t cheap. It also takes a long time to brew enough coffee for me and the Mrs. I will probably end up getting a new drip machine. I bailed on K Cups since they are expensive, don’t make very good coffee, and are wasteful.
After trying everything on the market, we're down to a Mr. Coffee and a nespresso machine.

My wife was on a tear for perfect coffee for a while. :P
I honestly thought the pour over thing would be cheaper than K cups (it is), better (it is), and easy enough (not) to justify the switch. I don’t need perfect coffee, I just want good coffee consistently.
You may want to try a Moka pot. A big one will make enough coffee for two. You just fill it and set it on the stove to do it’s thing. The filter is part of it so there is very little waste. Just make sure you use a lower burner setting or it will over extract the coffee. It’s like poor man’s espresso.

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Re: Most recent coffee (or tea)

Post by arank87 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:41 am

BeefyG wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:01 am
arank87 wrote:
hugodrax wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:55 am
arank87 wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:38 am
Bought a Bodum pour over coffee maker last week. It’s a Chemex knock off. I’ve been using Walmart cone filters and preground Starbucks. The results have been so-so. I need the Chemex filters but they aren’t cheap. It also takes a long time to brew enough coffee for me and the Mrs. I will probably end up getting a new drip machine. I bailed on K Cups since they are expensive, don’t make very good coffee, and are wasteful.
After trying everything on the market, we're down to a Mr. Coffee and a nespresso machine.

My wife was on a tear for perfect coffee for a while. :P
I honestly thought the pour over thing would be cheaper than K cups (it is), better (it is), and easy enough (not) to justify the switch. I don’t need perfect coffee, I just want good coffee consistently.
You may want to try a Moka pot. A big one will make enough coffee for two. You just fill it and set it on the stove to do it’s thing. The filter is part of it so there is very little waste. Just make sure you use a lower burner setting or it will over extract the coffee. It’s like poor man’s espresso.
I have one and have used it in the past. I should try it again but I was not super impressed with its ability to deliver consistent results. Could have been user error.
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Re: Most recent coffee (or tea)

Post by hugodrax » Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:33 pm

BeefyG wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:01 am
arank87 wrote:
hugodrax wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:55 am
arank87 wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:38 am
Bought a Bodum pour over coffee maker last week. It’s a Chemex knock off. I’ve been using Walmart cone filters and preground Starbucks. The results have been so-so. I need the Chemex filters but they aren’t cheap. It also takes a long time to brew enough coffee for me and the Mrs. I will probably end up getting a new drip machine. I bailed on K Cups since they are expensive, don’t make very good coffee, and are wasteful.
After trying everything on the market, we're down to a Mr. Coffee and a nespresso machine.

My wife was on a tear for perfect coffee for a while. :P
I honestly thought the pour over thing would be cheaper than K cups (it is), better (it is), and easy enough (not) to justify the switch. I don’t need perfect coffee, I just want good coffee consistently.
You may want to try a Moka pot. A big one will make enough coffee for two. You just fill it and set it on the stove to do it’s thing. The filter is part of it so there is very little waste. Just make sure you use a lower burner setting or it will over extract the coffee. It’s like poor man’s espresso.
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Re: Most recent coffee (or tea)

Post by Thoth » Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:52 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:33 pm
BeefyG wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:01 am
arank87 wrote:
hugodrax wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:55 am
arank87 wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:38 am
Bought a Bodum pour over coffee maker last week. It’s a Chemex knock off. I’ve been using Walmart cone filters and preground Starbucks. The results have been so-so. I need the Chemex filters but they aren’t cheap. It also takes a long time to brew enough coffee for me and the Mrs. I will probably end up getting a new drip machine. I bailed on K Cups since they are expensive, don’t make very good coffee, and are wasteful.
After trying everything on the market, we're down to a Mr. Coffee and a nespresso machine.

My wife was on a tear for perfect coffee for a while. :P
I honestly thought the pour over thing would be cheaper than K cups (it is), better (it is), and easy enough (not) to justify the switch. I don’t need perfect coffee, I just want good coffee consistently.
You may want to try a Moka pot. A big one will make enough coffee for two. You just fill it and set it on the stove to do it’s thing. The filter is part of it so there is very little waste. Just make sure you use a lower burner setting or it will over extract the coffee. It’s like poor man’s espresso.
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Re: Most recent coffee (or tea)

Post by BeefyG » Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:38 am

arank87 wrote:
BeefyG wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:01 am
arank87 wrote:
hugodrax wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:55 am
arank87 wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:38 am
Bought a Bodum pour over coffee maker last week. It’s a Chemex knock off. I’ve been using Walmart cone filters and preground Starbucks. The results have been so-so. I need the Chemex filters but they aren’t cheap. It also takes a long time to brew enough coffee for me and the Mrs. I will probably end up getting a new drip machine. I bailed on K Cups since they are expensive, don’t make very good coffee, and are wasteful.
After trying everything on the market, we're down to a Mr. Coffee and a nespresso machine.

My wife was on a tear for perfect coffee for a while. :P
I honestly thought the pour over thing would be cheaper than K cups (it is), better (it is), and easy enough (not) to justify the switch. I don’t need perfect coffee, I just want good coffee consistently.
You may want to try a Moka pot. A big one will make enough coffee for two. You just fill it and set it on the stove to do it’s thing. The filter is part of it so there is very little waste. Just make sure you use a lower burner setting or it will over extract the coffee. It’s like poor man’s espresso.
I have one and have used it in the past. I should try it again but I was not super impressed with its ability to deliver consistent results. Could have been user error.
A kitchen scale for the water and grounds is key for consistency. I use one when making cold brew because I tend to add too much coffee. Otherwise I don’t worry about it much. I frequently change up my beans, grind, and method of brewing so consistency isn’t something for which I strive.

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Re: Most recent coffee (or tea)

Post by wosbald » Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:18 pm

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Re: Most recent coffee (or tea)

Post by arank87 » Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:40 pm

Twinnings Irish Breakfast with milk and a little sugar right now.
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Re: Most recent coffee (or tea)

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arank87 wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:38 am
Bought a Bodum pour over coffee maker last week. It’s a Chemex knock off. I’ve been using Walmart cone filters and preground Starbucks. The results have been so-so. I need the Chemex filters but they aren’t cheap. It also takes a long time to brew enough coffee for me and the Mrs. I will probably end up getting a new drip machine. I bailed on K Cups since they are expensive, don’t make very good coffee, and are wasteful.
Me being the chemex junkie that I am, this is what I have learned from the bodum: its inferior at making coffee compared to the chemex system. I don't like the shape of the bodum or how it pours.
What I have found is if you take the metal filter from the bodum, it fits ok in a chemex filter and it really speeds up the brew proscess. I make chemex every morning so I cut corners when I can? There was a shortage on Chemex filters I finnaly got my 3 boxes I ordered 3 months ago from williams and sonoma.

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Re: Most recent coffee (or tea)

Post by BeefyG » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:06 pm

Cobster wrote:
arank87 wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:38 am
Bought a Bodum pour over coffee maker last week. It’s a Chemex knock off. I’ve been using Walmart cone filters and preground Starbucks. The results have been so-so. I need the Chemex filters but they aren’t cheap. It also takes a long time to brew enough coffee for me and the Mrs. I will probably end up getting a new drip machine. I bailed on K Cups since they are expensive, don’t make very good coffee, and are wasteful.
Me being the chemex junkie that I am, this is what I have learned from the bodum: its inferior at making coffee compared to the chemex system. I don't like the shape of the bodum or how it pours.
What I have found is if you take the metal filter from the bodum, it fits ok in a chemex filter and it really speeds up the brew proscess. I make chemex every morning so I cut corners when I can? There was a shortage on Chemex filters I finnaly got my 3 boxes I ordered 3 months ago from williams and sonoma.
If you want a Chemex and go to thrift stores, check the vases. I’ve bought three Chemex from Goodwill for about $3 each. All of them were mixed in with the vases.

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Re: Most recent coffee (or tea)

Post by Cobster » Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:02 pm

BeefyG wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:06 pm
Cobster wrote:
arank87 wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:38 am
Bought a Bodum pour over coffee maker last week. It’s a Chemex knock off. I’ve been using Walmart cone filters and preground Starbucks. The results have been so-so. I need the Chemex filters but they aren’t cheap. It also takes a long time to brew enough coffee for me and the Mrs. I will probably end up getting a new drip machine. I bailed on K Cups since they are expensive, don’t make very good coffee, and are wasteful.
Me being the chemex junkie that I am, this is what I have learned from the bodum: its inferior at making coffee compared to the chemex system. I don't like the shape of the bodum or how it pours.
What I have found is if you take the metal filter from the bodum, it fits ok in a chemex filter and it really speeds up the brew proscess. I make chemex every morning so I cut corners when I can? There was a shortage on Chemex filters I finnaly got my 3 boxes I ordered 3 months ago from williams and sonoma.
If you want a Chemex and go to thrift stores, check the vases. I’ve bought three Chemex from Goodwill for about $3 each. All of them were mixed in with the vases.
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Post by wosbald » Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:09 pm

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Post by Adam Z » Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:38 pm

Some kinda fancy coconut green tea. I think it’s Harney & Sons.


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Re: Most recent coffee (or tea)

Post by Stanley76 » Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:18 am

Eight O'Clock with Splenda and Half and Half. Washed it down with a huge football sized bacon/sausage/pepperjack/jalapeno omelet.
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