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    What you got?
    I've got one of these and love it, gives me a bit of meditation time in the morning.
    https://www.rok.coffee/

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    i have a four - six ounce cup double wall pyrex french press that i prefer to use in the mornings

    and a old school blue enameled campfire percolator that i use on the woodstove in the shop in the afternoon or evening - tonight might be its first use since last april
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    Coffee is ugly, addictive stuff that stunts your growth and shortens your life... <wink, grin>
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    I mostly use a plunger. I have a double walled stainless one in the boat. And a stove top percolator for when I want the bloop bloop noise. Don't like the coffee it makes so much. I hate the mini cafe style espresso machines people have in their kitchens, and absolutely detest the pod version of same. You know those little hexagonal Italian stove top espresso machines, which start with water at the bottom and all of a sudden bubble it through the grounds up to the top? I used to have an electric one of those which was great at work.

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    Well I'm out classed I have a 10 yo drip.machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    Coffee is ugly, addictive stuff that stunts your growth and shortens your life... <wink, grin>
    have you tried adding whiskey, whisky, or rum
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    i have a four cup double wall pyrex french press that i prefer to use in the mornings

    and a old school blue enameled campfire percolator that i use on the woodstove in the shop in the afternoon or evening - tonight might be its first use since last april
    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    Coffee is ugly, addictive stuff that stunts your growth and shortens your life... <wink, grin>
    So........ what you're saying then is...

    Coffee Is Crap


    For those of us who indulge, I used to use a Melitta 1-mug pourover setup with permanent wire mesh filter.

    Now that I'm making more... my sweetie got me a Cuisinart DCC-3200, which I find most satisfactory.

    Come summer, I often mix in some cold-brewed coffee.

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    Stainless steel cafétiere. It makes two perfect mugs of coffee every morning (except for Saturdays and Sundays, when Oystagirl makes a second pot, in which case, four perfect mugs.)

    What are you doing about it?




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    I use a Moka Pot. One at home and one on the boat

    For coffee in quantity, I use a metal insulated french press
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    have you tried adding whiskey, whisky, or rum
    That would be a waste of good booze...
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    I have a Mr. Coffee when we have company, a French press when I wand enough for the two of us, and a simple drip cup when I make it for myself. However, my wife has an espresso maker that makes a very good latte. I'm not allowed to handle it...

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    The Bodum stays in the cupboard until I can figure out how it can make a cup of coffee 10 minutes before I wake up in the morning.

    This Braun is the best out of a dozen machines that I've owned over the years.
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    I should add I also have -
    - Bodum glass 8 cup press
    - S/S double wall press
    - Stove top espresso maker
    nothing electric other than the kettle/stove

    And if i'm in a really meditative mood, I'll break out the Kelly kettle, mmm wood smoke and coffee

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    That would be a waste of good booze...
    Waste of good coffee

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    I have one of these cheapies. It makes a good cup.

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    As I'm the only coffee drinker, I've a very basic Mr. Coffee. My daughter gave me a single cup kueric machine, for which I get varied types of coffee.

    The Kuric makes a very good cup of hot chocolate, especially if using Dunkin Donuts hot chocolate for Keuric.
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    Bodum French press. All I need.
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    Mine is a vintage Gaggia ELE, single group.
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    I use one like this, but mine goes on the stove.
    I have a 2 cup version for camping trips.



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    Quote Originally Posted by S/V Laura Ellen View Post
    Mine is a vintage Gaggia ELE, single group.


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    perfect pour
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    ^^^^^Moka pot.
    I use one that I bought this summer at a thrift store,for a buck.
    Prior to that, a glass Bodum french press.
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    https://www.1stincoffee.com/jura-ena...xoCkMMQAvD_BwE

    Have had this one for 6 years...wonderful.

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    An old Keurig machine.

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    I used an espresso machine while in France.
    Not impressed.
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    Thanks to this thread, the adds are now fore coffee related items.
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    We've got a slightly older model of one of these. It's fabulous. Pretty much built the house around it. It's in our bathroom for a perfect cup right out of the shower in the morning.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pkrone View Post
    We've got a slightly older model of one of these. It's fabulous. Pretty much built the house around it. It's in our bathroom for a perfect cup right out of the shower in the morning.

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    This one makes a good pot of coffee:



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    I'm old enough to remember when one's choice of coffee at the market was Maxwell House, Folgers, and a few other brands.

    Now we not only have multiple brands, but multiple blends to choose from. Another example of life becoming more complex

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    I think George might have been the first to mention the grinder. The grinder, and the grind, are super-important.

    The timing on this one is timed to the tenth of a second. We grind to order. Leave ground coffee standing around in this climate and it goes bitter very quickly.

    There's over $1k US in that machine alone.



    We run a two-group machine - a Nuovaer from Italy. Enough for our place.



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    I have a good quality Italian made espresso machine in storage that is on my list of things to bring down next visit. But I like the simplicity of the ROK, from what I can see.

    My current methods, depending on my mood:
    1) Filter cone, aka "pour-over". Dead simple and easy cleanup. For best results, pour hot water over grounds a little at a time.
    2) Italian "Volcano" coffee maker. I have determined a method that is both fast and makes good (strong) coffee without excess coffee use: Turn electric range burner to high. While that is heating up, boil water first in electric kettle. When hot, pour water into lower half of Volcano up to just under pressure relief valve. Drop in coffee basket, fill about 3/4 with coffee. Screw on top half without touching bottom half. Tighten fully while holding bottom half with towel or potholder. Put on burner with lid up, watch like a hawk until coffee begins to bubble up (about a minute), yank off burner quick and turn burner off, blow on burner to cool, turn burner back on low and set Volcano back on to finish so that coffee burbles up as slow as possible.
    3) I hate K-pods with a passion due to their waste, but I was given a huge bunch of them for free. (After using, I cut up into constituent parts to recycle/food-waste/garbage (just the rim). I usually cut open the top foil and dump the coffee into the filter cone or Volcano, but the K-pod can, in and of itself, can be used to make coffee: Boil water in the electric kettle. With a knife, poke a hole about the diameter of a pea in the center of the bottom of the pod, then twist the knife to make it round. Cut open the pod foil and dump out about 1/3 of the grounds into a jar, to be used at some later time. Set pod in bottom of coffee cup. Pour in hot water just like with filter cone. The pod sitting on the bottom of the cup will slow down the flow.* Keep pouring in water until the water level in the cup reaches the top of the grounds. Lift up pod to let it drain. Put pot back in for 5 seconds to let it fill again. Repeat 4 or 5 times for good strength. Enjoy. (* This makes better coffee than actually using a Keurig machine (the friend who gave me all the pods says the machine works TERRIBLE, it starts out putting cold water into the pod and then flows much too quick, the coffee comes out weak).

    We could use a much better grinder than the one we have which is just like a tiny food processor. It doesn't grind fine enough. I need to get a burr grinder.
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