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2013-05-12 11:48:24 AM  
I knew there was something wrong about that girl once I saw her alarm was set for 7:17.
 
2013-05-12 12:41:36 PM  

ThatGuyGreg: I knew there was something wrong about that girl once I saw her alarm was set for 7:17.


She managed to sleep all night without smearing her makeup too.  I figure she's a witch.

/Build a bridge out of her!
 
2013-05-12 12:57:32 PM  
Gee, I can't imagine why the vacuum method and its top-heavy, all-glass, openly-boiling process fell out of favor....
 
2013-05-12 12:57:44 PM  
Youtube link for those of you that care about that sort of thing

http://youtu.be/KQ4mQVlt-4o
 
2013-05-12 01:04:08 PM  

BKITU: Gee, I can't imagine why the vacuum method and its top-heavy, all-glass, openly-boiling process fell out of favor....


I saw that thing too and went "Howdaphuq is that gonna... Woah....  Yeah, that's safe..."

Drip coffee is what most of us Americans use, though I have tried both percolator and French press.  Drip's adequate, and simple.  French press and percolator require attention, but the results are significant enough to be worth the extra attention.
 
2013-05-12 01:31:34 PM  
Then:

www.asia.ru

Now:

www.greenmountaincoffee.com

Progress?
 
2013-05-12 01:34:20 PM  
From 8 minutes to about 10 seconds to make a cup for coffee, I can use either a K-Cup or an EZ-Cup. I can have fresh coffee whenever I choose.
 
2013-05-12 01:40:44 PM  
Nothing beats the smell of fresh perked coffee, to me, it's the memory of my childhood.  You don't get that with drip makers and is most likely the reason the younger generation is not that into coffee.  I have a percolator for Christmas and all significant family gathering.
 
2013-05-12 01:41:49 PM  
Keurig's are farking disgusting. I've NEVER had a decent cup out of one.

Farberware 10-cup percolator FTW!
 
2013-05-12 01:48:00 PM  
French press FTW.
 
2013-05-12 02:11:57 PM  

panfried: Nothing beats the smell of fresh perked coffee, to me, it's the memory of my childhood.  You don't get that with drip makers and is most likely the reason the younger generation is not that into coffee.  I have a percolator for Christmas and all significant family gathering.


Different backgrounds... My mental association with percolators is burnt, horrible coffee at my grandparents.  Stuff that would put hair on your chest, but tasted like boiled shoe.  Of course, my parents had a drip coffee maker, that wasn't much better.

When I moved out into a small college dorm, I got a single-cup drip (not a coffee maker, just a funnel you rest on top of your cup).  Realized then it that the secret to good coffee was actually buying good (whole bean) coffee, and not the largest and cheapest tin of maxwell house  you could find.

/Sight of a percolator still gives me flashbacks to terrible coffee, so I have no desire to go back to one.
//Still use individual cup drip funnels.
 
2013-05-12 02:36:28 PM  
www.naderlibrary.com

were REAL small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri.
 
2013-05-12 02:36:43 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: French press FTW.


Does French press give a stronger coffee ?
 
2013-05-12 02:45:46 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: French press FTW.


Agreed. I farking love mine.
 
2013-05-12 02:50:00 PM  

suziequzie: Marcus Aurelius: French press FTW.

Agreed. I farking love mine.


So much this.

I broke mine again last week for the second time and the new stainless (unbreakable) replacement won't arrive until Tuesday. A wide-mouth mason jar is a poor substitute.
 
2013-05-12 03:01:18 PM  

Waldo Pepper: Marcus Aurelius: French press FTW.

Does French press give a stronger coffee ?


You can vary the strength a little with how much ground coffee you add, the freshness of the beans, and the fineness of the grind.  What you get from the French press is better body, and you get the oils emulsified into the end product instead of being wicked up into a paper filter or sitting as a faint slick on the surface.

Amount of coffee:  Too little and you'll over extract and get the bitter shiat, too much and you won't be able to extract enough and it just tastes watery.

Freshness:  The tasty bits in coffee are volatile and as soon as the bean is roasted, it starts to lose that flavor, grinding it speeds the process.  if it takes more than a month for you to go through the can/bag, switch to a smaller size.  Some may even say don't buy more than a week's worth at a time.

Fineness of grind:  The finer the grind, the faster it extracts, too fine will clog or get past the filter, then you get gritty, nasty coffee.  If the coffee is too bitter, try a coarser grind first.

Roast:  Mild or light roasts are more acidic, and have higher caffeine content, darker roasts move towards bitter, and have less caffeine.  Start with medium roast, and see how it is, then move towards what you would prefer. If you want Decaf, your move should be for the door, you don't belong here. (Kidding)
 
2013-05-12 03:03:58 PM  
Also going to point out, canned or pre-ground coffee has been sitting for who knows how long in unknowable environmental conditions, and should only be used if you just want the jolt and don't give a shiat about flavor. (Generally those who want some coffee with their cream and sugar.)
 
2013-05-12 03:04:15 PM  

Waldo Pepper: Marcus Aurelius: French press FTW.

Does French press give a stronger coffee ?


I wouldn't say a 'stronger' coffee, but I find it makes it taste really rich, whereas my drip machine tastes more like coffee-flavored-water in comparison.
 
2013-05-12 03:13:34 PM  
For fans of this type of educational films: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo5g2LLxKHg
 
2013-05-12 03:14:32 PM  

Saberus Terras: Waldo Pepper: Marcus Aurelius: French press FTW.

Does French press give a stronger coffee ?

You can vary the strength a little with how much ground coffee you add, the freshness of the beans, and the fineness of the grind.  What you get from the French press is better body, and you get the oils emulsified into the end product instead of being wicked up into a paper filter or sitting as a faint slick on the surface.

Amount of coffee:  Too little and you'll over extract and get the bitter shiat, too much and you won't be able to extract enough and it just tastes watery.

Freshness:  The tasty bits in coffee are volatile and as soon as the bean is roasted, it starts to lose that flavor, grinding it speeds the process.  if it takes more than a month for you to go through the can/bag, switch to a smaller size.  Some may even say don't buy more than a week's worth at a time.

Fineness of grind:  The finer the grind, the faster it extracts, too fine will clog or get past the filter, then you get gritty, nasty coffee.  If the coffee is too bitter, try a coarser grind first.

Roast:  Mild or light roasts are more acidic, and have higher caffeine content, darker roasts move towards bitter, and have less caffeine.  Start with medium roast, and see how it is, then move towards what you would prefer. If you want Decaf, your move should be for the door, you don't belong here. (Kidding)


I like the cut of our jib, Saberus
/off to make espresso
 
2013-05-12 03:44:15 PM  

Saberus Terras: Waldo Pepper: Marcus Aurelius: French press FTW.

Does French press give a stronger coffee ?

You can vary the strength a little with how much ground coffee you add, the freshness of the beans, and the fineness of the grind.  What you get from the French press is better body, and you get the oils emulsified into the end product instead of being wicked up into a paper filter or sitting as a faint slick on the surface.

Amount of coffee:  Too little and you'll over extract and get the bitter shiat, too much and you won't be able to extract enough and it just tastes watery.

Freshness:  The tasty bits in coffee are volatile and as soon as the bean is roasted, it starts to lose that flavor, grinding it speeds the process.  if it takes more than a month for you to go through the can/bag, switch to a smaller size.  Some may even say don't buy more than a week's worth at a time.

Fineness of grind:  The finer the grind, the faster it extracts, too fine will clog or get past the filter, then you get gritty, nasty coffee.  If the coffee is too bitter, try a coarser grind first.

Roast:  Mild or light roasts are more acidic, and have higher caffeine content, darker roasts move towards bitter, and have less caffeine.  Start with medium roast, and see how it is, then move towards what you would prefer. If you want Decaf, your move should be for the door, you don't belong here. (Kidding)


thank you for the information.  I've never been much of a coffee drinker and yes I'm the person who makes it too sweet and too light (milk).  I look around at some of my friends who I swear drink so much coffee it has to be in their veins and know their other "bad" habits should have killed them by now. I begin to think, hmm maybe there is something to be said for drinking a cup a day.

I've had one cup of starbucks coffee in my life and thought it tasted burnt.
 
2013-05-12 04:06:21 PM  

Waldo Pepper: I've had one cup of starbucks coffee in my life and thought it tasted burnt.


By the time you get up past Italian Roast, it's more char than coffee, and Starbucks overroasts everything.

Starbucks is not good coffee.  It's mediocre or worse in quality, and costs too much.  Jack-in-the-Box, Burger King, and McDonald's all sell coffee on par, and at better prices, as do Chevron, Valero, and any other gas station.  You're better off 9/10ths of the time just taking a few extra minutes and making it fresh to your own tastes every morning.
 
2013-05-12 08:19:33 PM  

Winterlight: Progress?


The Kuerig is expensive, but it's fantastic for lazy people who don't drink a lot of coffee.
 
2013-05-12 08:46:11 PM  

BKITU: Gee, I can't imagine why the vacuum method and its top-heavy, all-glass, openly-boiling process fell out of favor....


Yeah this. American coffee was godawful back in the day.
 
2013-05-12 09:28:00 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: French press

AeroPress FTW.
 
2013-05-12 10:35:59 PM  
Get a Chemex.  Bad coffee problem solved.
 
2013-05-12 11:46:42 PM  
It must have sucked with no Starbucks!
 
2013-05-13 12:02:42 AM  
I love coffee.

My favorite coffee is 8'oclock columbian, or chock full o' nuts columbian. And i will say this, maxwell house really stepped up their game recently.  For a long time i wouldnt touch the big bucket o'coffee, but color me surprised as both the columbian and french roast maxwell house is pretty good. As is the folgers black silk.  I refuse to spend more than 6 bucks on coffee though, regardless of which brand i'm buying at the time, as I just dont see much difference between the rest of the brands that cost 2 or 3 bucks more per 12 ounce.

Used to grind beans, but got sick of the mess and cleaning the grinder constantly and really, the shiat doesnt taste that much better to warrant the time and effort.

The biggest problem with coffee the last 10 years? no one sells it sealed entirely in a metal can that you have to actually use a can opener on. when i was in college you still had a lot of brands that had this, and swear to god it kept the coffee much much fresher.

I can't pony up for a keurig either, because i routinely drink a pot over the course of the morning, and that would get expensive!!!
 
2013-05-13 12:08:03 AM  

phedex: I love coffee.

My favorite coffee is 8'oclock columbian, or chock full o' nuts columbian. And i will say this, maxwell house really stepped up their game recently.  For a long time i wouldnt touch the big bucket o'coffee, but color me surprised as both the columbian and french roast maxwell house is pretty good. As is the folgers black silk.  I refuse to spend more than 6 bucks on coffee though, regardless of which brand i'm buying at the time, as I just dont see much difference between the rest of the brands that cost 2 or 3 bucks more per 12 ounce.

Used to grind beans, but got sick of the mess and cleaning the grinder constantly and really, the shiat doesnt taste that much better to warrant the time and effort.

The biggest problem with coffee the last 10 years? no one sells it sealed entirely in a metal can that you have to actually use a can opener on. when i was in college you still had a lot of brands that had this, and swear to god it kept the coffee much much fresher.

I can't pony up for a keurig either, because i routinely drink a pot over the course of the morning, and that would get expensive!!!


You can buy paper filters for the Kuerig.  You can also get the permanent gold filter.

From experience, the paper filter system is vastly superior.  It's a pain in the ass to clean the gold filter system.
 
2013-05-13 12:40:31 AM  

Lsherm: phedex: I love coffee.

My favorite coffee is 8'oclock columbian, or chock full o' nuts columbian. And i will say this, maxwell house really stepped up their game recently.  For a long time i wouldnt touch the big bucket o'coffee, but color me surprised as both the columbian and french roast maxwell house is pretty good. As is the folgers black silk.  I refuse to spend more than 6 bucks on coffee though, regardless of which brand i'm buying at the time, as I just dont see much difference between the rest of the brands that cost 2 or 3 bucks more per 12 ounce.

Used to grind beans, but got sick of the mess and cleaning the grinder constantly and really, the shiat doesnt taste that much better to warrant the time and effort.

The biggest problem with coffee the last 10 years? no one sells it sealed entirely in a metal can that you have to actually use a can opener on. when i was in college you still had a lot of brands that had this, and swear to god it kept the coffee much much fresher.

I can't pony up for a keurig either, because i routinely drink a pot over the course of the morning, and that would get expensive!!!

You can buy paper filters for the Kuerig.  You can also get the permanent gold filter.

From experience, the paper filter system is vastly superior.  It's a pain in the ass to clean the gold filter system.


One of my friends did the gold filter, but it was apparently quite difficult to clean.  now if those paper cup filter deals get a bit cheaper I might be interested, I did not know they were making those now!
 
2013-05-13 02:19:47 AM  

PhDemented: Different backgrounds... My mental association with percolators is burnt, horrible coffee at my grandparents. Stuff that would put hair on your chest, but tasted like boiled shoe. Of course, my parents had a drip coffee maker, that wasn't much better.


Sort of the same here.  My dearest grandparents were proud New Yawkers, both immigrated from the old country as kids.  To this day, the smell of cheap coffee brings back memories of grandma brewing stale Chock Full O'Nuts in her stainless steel percolator at 7 in the morning on a Sunday.
 
2013-05-13 02:33:54 AM  
I've used a french press for as long as I can remember, and I've always thought the longer you leave it steeping before pressing, the more coffee goodness leached out of the grounds into the water.

Is that true?  Or is there some optimal time to wait?

/ I like my coffee the way I like my men:  Ground up, in the freezer.
 
2013-05-13 03:17:05 AM  

studebaker hoch: I've used a french press for as long as I can remember, and I've always thought the longer you leave it steeping before pressing, the more coffee goodness leached out of the grounds into the water.

Is that true?  Or is there some optimal time to wait?

/ I like my coffee the way I like my men:  Ground up, in the freezer.


If you leave it too long, you'll start leaching out all the stuff that makes bad coffee bad (caustic, bitter, sour).  It's sort of like brewing tea; you need to be careful about the time and temperature, or else it tastes like pondscum.
 
2013-05-13 03:39:27 PM  

Winterlight: Then:

[www.asia.ru image 500x335]

Now:

[www.greenmountaincoffee.com image 500x500]

Progress?


When I think back to the flavorless dreck my parents used to call coffee, and the red-hot stuff I get out of my Keurig every morning, I would say, oh hell yeah.
 
2013-05-13 06:34:02 PM  
What, no comment on Shatner not doing his Schtick?  At least it sounds like Shatner to me.
 
2013-05-13 07:39:31 PM  
technivorm
 
2013-05-13 10:46:44 PM  

suziequzie: Marcus Aurelius: French press FTW.

Agreed. I farking love mine.


Heck, I don't even drink coffee, and I have a French press. (I use mine for tea, primarily, and to sometimes make herbal extracts for zymurgical purposes.) They're awesome, easy to use, and relatively inexpensive.
 
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