Coffee, so what is your favorite brew??

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  1. BigDaddyLH

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    I am Café...
     
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    Too much timing is everything and work. I can't see doing that at 5:30am running around house. Maybe for weekend if you have time.
     
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    No you're doing fine just as you are. Your taste buds are shot, and it's won't make any difference what you drink. I've been using a Keurig for five years, I can at least two out of seven times tell the difference between tea and coffee right off.
     
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    This got me thinking about how you used to be able to set your Mr.Coffee on its timer and literally wake up and smell the coffee!

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    Chinese green is quite different from Japanese green, it seems to me.

    Another post mentioned water temperature differences for tea versus coffee. That was back tea that wanted water at a rolling boil! The instructions for my Japanese green tea asks for water at 80 degrees, and the tea itself only steeps for 30 seconds.
     
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    If French Press is too much of a hassle then a drip brewer is probably your next best bet. Either manual or automatic.
    Old school manual where you hand pour the water (heated to correct temperature) over the grinds (ground to correct
    size with a burr grinder, electric or manual) in a Melita filter, typically produces better results, but some of the automatic
    machines do a pretty good job of approximating this, such as by using a shower type head over the filter instead of
    a single dripper. Here's a review.

    Filtered water makes a big difference if you don't have really good tasting tap water.
    I've gotten lazy and have been using our crappy Southern California tap water,
    but I can most definitely taste the difference.

    I find French Press to be very easy and not a hassle, but we keep our sink empty
    of dishes and have a garbage disposal so it's not a problem rinsing it out in the sink and then washing the grinds down
    into the drain. The grinds actually help keep the drain from smelling yucky.

    http://nymag.com/strategist/2017/02/11-best-coffee-makers-machines-brewing-at-home.html
     
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    That would be 80 degrees Celsius, obviously...
     
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    Yes! Japan (like every other country but one) uses Celsius ;)
     
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    +1. My wife used to warn me that pouring grounds down the drain was risking a plug-up, but it seems to me grease is the main culprit. if anything, coffee grounds might help scrub that grease out!
     
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    Splendid! You've saved me a lot more typing... :p
     
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    In my moka pot I usually use Lavazza's Crema e Gusta, or the Gold (Oro). With the gold, which is really smooth, I'll sometimes add one or two sections of broken black cardamom. In my drip I'll use a good grocery store brand like Nabob Tradition or, my local preferred brand, Saltspring Island Peru. I use my Aeropress almost like a french press; I put in upside down, put in coffee, pour in the water, attach the cap with the filter in place, and let it brew for a few minutes. The finer the grind the shorter the brew, of course. The filters are quite fine and rarely pass even espresso grounds.
     
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    starbucks =overpriced pee-pee water.
    my favorite tea is Lapsang Souchon

    Peets use to sell it but alas no more
     
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    Now just hold on one cotton-pickin' minute... where on God's green earth are you finding Torrefazione? That was the absolute BEST coffee ever, ever, ever and then Starbucks went and ruined the party by buying them out. SB's used to sell it still branded Torrefazione, but I'm pretty sure that went away.

    That is, until I saw your picture there. Do you have a secret stash? Shady supplier? What is your secret, man?
     
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    French roast for coffee and yerba mate for tea.
     
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    Dude appears to be nodding off, coffee maker must be defective...
     
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    My go to is Kirkland House Blend. I grind the beans in a Mr Coffee burr type grinder. When I run out, sometimes I'll get Trader Joe's Colombia Supremo coffee, the one with the Toucan on the container.

    I got a package of Death Wish coffee for Christmas. It tasted OK, but did have a pretty good caffeine kick!
     
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    I used to grind the special beans thing but got lazy with the Keurig. I now use this in a reusable K-cup. May go back to grinding my own again sometime.

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    You got to make your coffee like this guy:

     
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