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    I have as many options for preparing coffee as shaving it seems.

    For just one cup in the morning, I typically use my stovetop espresso maker.

    I have a pyrex percolator that is interesting...still kind of fiddling with it to figure out how to use it best.

    Sometimes just a nice pour-over drip.

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    I just did a review of some of the newest grinders in the hand mill market. I have a zass but it pales in comparison the the new entries in the market.

    Hand Grinder Roadshow - Review • Home-Barista.com

    Skip any form of big box coffee. Go with a real artisan roaster or try your hand at roasting your own coffee. The improvement will be astounding. Here are a few good ones to try out.

    List of our Favorite Roasters - Coffees • Home-Barista.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBHoren View Post
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    Spoiler Alert! People will tell you that the ground coffee must be of a uniform size. Hogwash. Their grounds have to be that way, but yours and mine? Nah... "ballpark" is Good Enough©. After all, you're making one cup of coffee per/day, and you're inclined to acquire a French press in which to brew it. Fight the Power! A brand-new Zassenhaus manual grinder will run you upwards of $100 (including S/H) from Sweet Maria's, but they also sell a Hario Skerton manual grinder (w/conical burrs!) for $40. Ask yourself: Do I really need to spend $300 on a Rocky-the-Flying-Squirrel grinder? "Less is More" -- isn't that one of the reasons we're shaving with hundred-year-old straight razors?
    I bet you like the shave off a Kriegar razor as well.

    For espresso you need a certain amount of variance in the grind including some fines for a proper extraction. Yes we have tested it, and have laser particle analysis to prove it along with some scanning electron microscope photos to back that up along with blind cupping and testing some of the best grinders on the market. For drip or press pot, uniform grind size is key. To get a clean extraction in those brewing methods you need an even extraction rate which is why there are very different grinders, specifically very different burr sets, for drip/press/siphon brewing.

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    I like tansian peabody beans. Makes an awesome coffee

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    If you are doing one cup a day. An aeropress or pour over would be perfect.

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    any other place than this message board would i feel weird in saying this but...

    if pour over is your thing, this is the sexiest one i've ever seen:
    Porzellanfabrik Walküre *Bayreuth coffee maker

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    I'm bubbling with joy inside right now What a great forum. It's very cool to see so many fellow siphon brew and Behmor 1600 users (outside the premise of Coffeegeek.com, of course).

    This year's El Salvador crop seems to be killer, I've had three exceptional examples form different local roasters here and there were like 6 with cupping scores in the 89-95 range.

    Any PID'd espresso geeks out there?

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    I enjoy my coffee black and I use a French press every morning. I have a 15$ blade grinder that I shake about while I grind, therefore I get the consistent grind I'm looking for, ymmv. Like Hiplanesdrifter noted, I also think a press would be a good buy for you. A lot of my British friends have in their kitchens, an electric kettle instead of using the stove top to heat water. I like my gas stove myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanjewell View Post
    any other place than this message board would i feel weird in saying this but...

    if pour over is your thing, this is the sexiest one i've ever seen:
    Porzellanfabrik Walküre *Bayreuth coffee maker
    You are an evil, evil man!

    I thought that I had all the brewing gear I needed (i.e. wanted) including espresso machine, moka pots, presses, and now a siphon system, then you go and post that. Gah!

    It was in original condition, faded red, well-worn, but nice.
    This was and still is my favorite combination; beautiful, original, and worn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cangooner View Post
    You are an evil, evil man!

    I thought that I had all the brewing gear I needed (i.e. wanted) including espresso machine, moka pots, presses, and now a siphon system, then you go and post that. Gah!
    hehe...i do know how enabling is frowned upon at SRP, so my apologies
    roughkype and Cangooner like this.

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