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    Default A Cup of Joe

    I'm sure some of us here like a good cup of coffee.

    So how do you make yours. You use instant or brew it with grounds? Do you grind your own beans or maybe even roast your own beans.

    Do you use a Drip machine, or percolator or press or vacuum or maybe an espresso rig.

    We all want to know.
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    I'm a big coffee drinker, but not a coffee snob. I'm usually happy drinking Eight O'Clock Columbian out of my $19.99 Mr. Coffee drip machine.
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    Grind costco beans,Use a basket adaptor in the Kuerig
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    I just use a drip machine. The good part comes with the coffee though. There is a small coffee shop in town that one of my friends roasts the beans at. It is always great getting a hot bag of coffee that is only a few minutes out of the roaster.
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    Ah yes....I prefer grinding dark roast beans just before brewing them up in either an old
    Proctor Silex drip machine or thru a Chemex filter cone. When I'm on the road, I carry
    a stainless steel 2-cup plunger. I have a 1-cup espresso contraption, but I seldom use
    it.

    As for the beans, lately I've been buying Starbucks French Roast in a 3lb bag at Costco.
    Unused beans are stored in an airtight container and kept in the freezer.
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    Funny...I was thinking this morning as I deMi my coffee that there should be a thread on this. I just started drinking coffee about 8 months ago. Up until then it just tasted like bitter water. Then, while in Kauai, the wife and I visited a coffee plantation. That's when I realized what coffee really was. When I got home, though, it was hard to find a decent coffee. I finally found a roasted not too far away who has some pretty good product from central and south America.
    Today it was Costa Rican, medium roast fresh ground in a French press. AWESOME!!
    I GUESS I AM BECOMING A "COFFEE SNOB".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theseus View Post
    I'm a big coffee drinker, but not a coffee snob. I'm usually happy drinking Eight O'Clock Columbian out of my $19.99 Mr. Coffee drip machine.

    Pretty much the same here but prefer dark roast bean grinds. Have made it in a press, old style percolator and in an open pot for bush coffee. So long as the coffee bean grind is to my taste they all turn out well. I detest the fancy schmancy expensive concoctions, i just want a good tasting plain jane coffee without the dress.

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    I'm afraid I have to admit to being a definite coffee snob. Whenever possible, I grind the beans immediately before using them as that makes a huge difference to the flavour. As for method, my two weapons of choice are a double-walled glass Bodum press for regular coffee, and a Breville espresso maker for my (surprise!) espresso.

    One of the best things about summer for me is the coming together of ice and espresso. Mmmm... tasty & cold.

    I haven't tried roasting my own beans, but it's on the agenda for one of these days so if anyone has any tips, I'd love to hear them.

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    Cuban coffee,,Café con leche style, Cuban espresso, cortadito,,, either with a couple of croquetas & a Guava Pastelito, starts the day off great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cangooner View Post
    I'm afraid I have to admit to being a definite coffee snob. Whenever possible, I grind the beans immediately before using them as that makes a huge difference to the flavour. As for method, my two weapons of choice are a double-walled glass Bodum press for regular coffee, and a Breville espresso maker for my (surprise!) espresso.

    One of the best things about summer for me is the coming together of ice and espresso. Mmmm... tasty & cold.

    I haven't tried roasting my own beans, but it's on the agenda for one of these days so if anyone has any tips, I'd love to hear them.
    You really are a java junkie! I just like a little splash of the stuff in my morning whisky.

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