What is your way of brewing your cup of joe before your ride? I use a French press, its quick and easy to use and clean up fast too.
Much cheaper than a big machine. Plus, with a camping burner (on a propane tank) you can take it camping or to races and make espresso in the parking lot!rfrancisco said:What is your way of brewing your cup of joe before your ride? I use a French press, its quick and easy to use and clean up fast too.
I bought my wife an espresso machine for Valentines Day and talk about sticker shock. The Saeco idea went out the window when I couldn't get into one for less than 800. I ended up getting her a stainless steel Starbucks Barista which still cost way more than I originally had planned on spending.roleur said:until i can afford a saeco.
What a site. Like Illy too, so much fashion and lifestyle revolves around a cup of coffee. Sorta like cyclists...Suddha said:
scrublover said:mmmm. fresh ground. kept in the jar. oops; and i need to buy more....
if it's only for me, i use the french press. if the girlfriend is wanting some too (usually), we use the percolator. makes a good cup, which surprised me; i expected perco coffee to be nasty. it's pretty good. and the tupperware thing full of turkish coffee for when i really need a strong hit of go juice-it gets done on the stove, in a pan with sugar. yum!
hood river coffee company, ordered via web. or something from one of many local places.
no sugar, just a touch of cream, please!
divve said:Saeco Vienna $399....I'm not really a coffee expert but it looks like the thing does it all?
Grind and drip. It's not a beverage. It's not a drug. It's a religion, just as cycling is. I'm not familiar with the French press. Like to hear more about it.rfrancisco said:What is your way of brewing your cup of joe before your ride? I use a French press, its quick and easy to use and clean up fast too.
Make sure you get a good burr grinder, preferably one that drops straight down rather than shooting the ground coffee out at right angles. It's a pain cleaning some of the poorly designed grinders. If you want drip, get one with a thermal carafe. No hot plates, please! I like Capresso. Most importantly, you need to roast your own beans. You get better tasting coffee, more selection, cheaper and another hobby! Really, it only takes a few minutes to roast beans. Check out this site for alot of good info. http://www.sweetmarias.com/ I buy all my beans here.J's Haiku Shop said:if i wakeup like planned, with enough time for a couple cups, i'll use the mr. coffee or whatever we have at home--the $30 coffee maker of the year. had a braun that lasted about seven years. nothing good since. but i'm pretty close to changing my ways--and drinking real roast. considering a nice grinder and (separate) maker, plus a french press. right now it's all ground, folger's or maxwell house.
if time is short, i'll make a small, strong triple espresso--braun espresso/cap maker, received as wedding present in 1996.
i could spend a thousand bucks on bean stuff, but would rather blow it on bike crap.