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I know this is a cross forum and all but I figured most everyone here drinks coffee..

I've had a bit of time on my hands due to my shoulder so my usual 6am departure hasnt been happening. Instead I've been able to enjoy my mornings and not rush out of the house.

That gives me plenty of time to enjoy my liquid gold.

14 0z water

1/4 cup fresh and coarsley ground french roasted beans from a shop who roast there own

Add hot water, wait 5 minutes, plunge and enjoy not once but twice..

Well what say you??
 

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what's the question? lol...

i think the best i've had at home is via mokka pot - but it has to be watched and is easy to burn. I get my beans from the warehouse - its a good one... not sure if you get it over there 'veneziano' - they have a nice range - and its ground there...

of course if u are really into it - u can roast and grind ur own....

french press/plunger is not bad way to do it quickly and easily, without risk of burning.

starbucks is usually pretty ****... no idea what D&D is....

encourage u to have a look at some of the better mokka pots out there with the twin valve - it will actually hit enough pressure to produce crema outta your better beans.
 

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Oh Yaaaaa!

I just scooped a knee mill fer $4. used. Konical burr hand grinder.

I was saving a bag of Kicking Horse kick arse beans. (I think that's what they were called) I got the beans from chico racing 24 hr Summer solstice race.

The beans were good in my drip machine chopped with a hand blender.

After I tried them hand ground in my cheap press pot. The result was mind blowing!

I now search fer more of the same beans.

I will also try to find some fresher roasted beans too. The coffee must be even better tasting.

Just a quick question?
ya said "Add hot water, wait 5 minutes, plunge and enjoy not once but twice.."

By enjoy twice, do ya mean you steep the coffee twice and get twice as much (what I like to call it) The Juice of life?
 

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wankski said:
what's the question?
I, uh...agree. By "mokka"-what-have-you do you mean Bialetti? I have a Bialetti stovetop pot, and it's pretty nice. Still, a La Pavoni countertop is the ONLY way to go.
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Mine's not gold, but I wish it were. French presses are for...well, I would say the French, but that's not really the case. I've never seen the French use one, actually. Anyway, yeah: black coffee will never take anything but a back seat to espresso.
 

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French presses shouldn’t make gritty coffee if it’s ground right. I do like the very fine sediment that you get at the bottom of a cup though.

Also like my mokka pot but I need a new o-ring- it’s been spitting coffee out the sides lately. Kind of a pain.
 

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If you're getting gritty coffee from a press you need a better grinder.
French press is the only way to go.
And why are you drinking old kicking horse? Throw that stuff away and buy some fresh stuff from a local roaster.
 

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Sorry. French presses don't cut it for me. It's the beans, the grind (burr, D'oh!) and no paper filter. In a drip machine. Preferably one that is programmable. Saves precious minutes in the am.
 

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I use a Bialetti at home for 'espresso', and a Bodum press pot for coffee. If you're getting serious sludge in your p.p., your grind is too fine. Most people overgrind for the p.p., and end up not only with excessive sludge, but also excessively bitter coffee.

In a full size Bodum p.p., I usually use 4 scoops (8tbsp) whole bean, ground maybe 2seconds max. Better than a coarse chop, not so far to get powder. Pretty rough. I allow my water to settle well out of boiling temp, and pour into the grind. Let sit 2min, and then stir to break up the crust. Sit 2min more and press.

Adjust for the particular bean, and roast of course. I end up with a very aromatic cup, decidedly anti-bitter, but still with very rich, fully developed flavor.
 

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I'm and espresso guy, but there's nothing wrong with a French Press. As the OP said, he uses coarsely ground beans. If you use a fine grind in a Press you'll end up with bitter coffee. With an espresso maker you want an ultra fine grind. With a Mr. Coffee or percolator, medium.
 
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