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So, I know a bunch of you are experienced coffee drinkers. Thinking about whether to keep coffee pot warmer on all day, or should warmer be turned off and reheat in the microwave?

When keeping warm for several hours, the coffee becomes more bitter, to the point it tastes burnt. Turning heat off and microwaving seems ok. Not as bad as the warmer after several hours.

Just thinking whether it's better to brew a large pot and have some ready for later in the day, or take the extra time, make a smaller pot, then make another small pot when needed.

And yeah, I know, I can always get a Keurig and skip that problem. Heh.

Any other tips from our resident coffee gurus?
 

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this thread has delivered more than just the tip (y)

about 15 years ago I won an ice coffee toddy. It didn’t last long and from what I remember there wasn’t much to it

last summer I was reading about just making it with standard grind in a mason jar. I found a monster mason jar that I could make a batch with a full brick. You just let it sit room temp for a couple of days and then strain it through a filter inside a mesh basket. It’s so thick I had to change the filters Several times but it’s very nice to have a large batch of that in the fridge for hot days.
 

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Well, I suppose while we have this active coffee thread going....

What are yall drinking?

Currently, I alternate days between Community Coffee - Mardi Gras King Cake and Golden Caramel.
 

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Well, I suppose while we have this active coffee thread going....

What are yall drinking?

Currently, I alternate days between Community Coffee - Mardi Gras King Cake and Golden Caramel.
Caribou Coffee Mahogany.

The grocery store didn't have a price listed but I wanted a dark roast and this was all that they had. It rang up at about $2 so I went back and bought everything that they had.
 

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French Market, Union or CDM. But I don't brew or drink coffee anymore. I just put a pinch of the grounds between my lower lip and gums and treat it like snuff. Have to make sure to brush my bottom tooth really well between servings, but other than that, it works great.
 

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I have to be honest, I really go both ways (your welcome snoopy). I like to make a really good cup sometimes when I have time to sit at home. But most days I have a standard pot set up the night before and set to go off exactly 8 minutes before my alarm so when I walk out of the room I hear the last coughing of the percolator. Coffee is like sex. Some is better but as long as it’s not too weak, there isn’t any that’s bad.
Except Chase&Sanborn.
 

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French Market, Union or CDM. But I don't brew or drink coffee anymore. I just put a pinch of the grounds between my lower lip and gums and treat it like snuff. Have to make sure to brush my bottom tooth really well between servings, but other than that, it works great.
mall chicory right? You drink it black? Excuse me, snuff it black?
 

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Yeah, don't need no frothy dairy stuff or sweeting agents added to it.
I used to drink the chicory stuff black. Still drink mostly black coffee but these days I only like the chicory in the cafe au let version.

I normally only drink black in the morning and then if I decide on coffee in the afternoon I drink it like a wuss.
 

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I drink one cup of coffee per day and I use the Fruehling french press. It makes enough for 2 large cups - one for me and one for the tiny wife.

I grind the coffee, bring the water to the right temp and the froth my half and half exactly the same way each day. It takes 10 minutes.

I enjoy the ritual and don't drink coffee anywhere else and if I'm in a hurry or don't feel like it I skip it. Cleaning the pot and frother are a pita, but worth the hassle.

I think someone here was the first to mention Onyx Coffee Labs. They have a great selection of funky coffee so we go back and forth between Community and Onyx. Evangeline or Southern Weather.

Creature of habit.
 

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I drink one cup of coffee per day and I use the Fruehling french press. It makes enough for 2 large cups - one for me and one for the tiny wife.
Sounds like you are justifying given her a thimble of your coffee. Little people can pee out more room ya know :mad1:
 

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So, I know a bunch of you are experienced coffee drinkers. Thinking about whether to keep coffee pot warmer on all day, or should warmer be turned off and reheat in the microwave?

When keeping warm for several hours, the coffee becomes more bitter, to the point it tastes burnt. Turning heat off and microwaving seems ok. Not as bad as the warmer after several hours.

Just thinking whether it's better to brew a large pot and have some ready for later in the day, or take the extra time, make a smaller pot, then make another small pot when needed.

And yeah, I know, I can always get a Keurig and skip that problem. Heh.

Any other tips from our resident coffee gurus?
Good, simple coffee is as easy as fresh ground beans, filtered water (heated just shy of boiling) and a French press. If you must use a coffee maker, I have heard very good things about this OXO machine. If you're not yet in the market for a machine, pour the full pot in a good thermos for future consumption and turn off the machine, IMO is the way to go.



Even with the machine, fresh ground beans and filtered water...
 
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Good, simple coffee is as easy as fresh ground beans, filtered water (heated just shy of boiling) and a French press. If you must use a coffee maker, I have heard very good things about this OXO machine.


Even with the machine, fresh ground beans and filtered water...
Yep, I've been grinding beans for a few years now. The extra step is well worth it. I'll get around to doing a French press at some point. Just haven't broken the habit of using an auto drip yet. I haven't used tap water in a long time.

As for coffee brand. Starbucks French roast is what we've been using for the most part. I occasionally like their Verona. I've tried a few others but I always end up going back to SBUX. If there was Community here, I'd be drinking that instead though.
 

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Yep, I've been grinding beans for a few years now. The extra step is well worth it. I'll get around to doing a French press at some point. Just haven't broken the habit of using an auto drip yet. I haven't used tap water in a long time.

As for coffee brand. Starbucks French roast is what we've been using for the most part. I occasionally like their Verona. I've tried a few others but I always end up going back to SBUX. If there was Community here, I'd be drinking that instead though.
do your research on the French Press’ they were not all created equal. A poor plunging mechanism and you will have grinds in your coffee
 

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Yep, I've been grinding beans for a few years now. The extra step is well worth it. I'll get around to doing a French press at some point. Just haven't broken the habit of using an auto drip yet. I haven't used tap water in a long time.

As for coffee brand. Starbucks French roast is what we've been using for the most part. I occasionally like their Verona. I've tried a few others but I always end up going back to SBUX. If there was Community here, I'd be drinking that instead though.
I have found some good beans on Amazon. Don Pablo sells a 2lb bag for pretty cheap. Hunt Bros sells a blue mountain coffee. I like coffees grown in the Sidamo region of Ethiopia, too. I keep at least one of those around and I will supplement with local stuff when I get out and wander around town. I also use Amazon to order Cafe Du Monde and French Market from Amazon. Now that we're closer to LA, I see Community on the shelves, so that's going to become a staple I'm sure because I don't share the good stuff with just anyone. Lol
 

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