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Why aren't you part of french press master race /g/?

>> No.41122290

I will be in a week :3

Are there any outstanding manufacturers/models? What kind of electric kettle should I get with?

>> No.41122304

>>41122257
because the aeropress is better

>> No.41123193
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because i masterrace

>> No.41123272

>>41122257
instant coffe<press<shit<cffee machine<cezve

>> No.41123301
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Mokapot > french press

>>41122290
Whatever kettle is able to boil water. Honestly, I personally prefer to boil water in something that is easy to clean, since limescale is going to be coating your kettle in 6 months time and make the water taste bitter.

>> No.41123313
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so. fucking. hipster

>> No.41123333

>>41123193
wuts dat?

>> No.41123334

>>41122257
I am

>> No.41123350
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>>41123301
mah nigga

>> No.41123355

It's fucking coffee. I just want to put it in the drip maker and let it sort itself out while doing something more interesting than watching water turn brown.

>> No.41123357

>>41123333
Chemex coffeemaker

>> No.41123419

>>41123272
>cezve
Is the only difference between the coffee you use for turkish coffee and regular coffee the fineness of the grind? Or is there something else to it.

>> No.41123435

cold brew lazy fag reporting in

>> No.41123457
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>mfw all these gimmicky bullshit
>not just growing up and spending the money on an actual espresso machine
>make actual coffee, and not coffee flavoured water

I regret not getting one sooner.

Played with presses, moka pots, chemex, tasimoes, kerigs etc etc. None make coffee as good as an actual espresso machine.

An espresso machine will steam milk as well. So if you like milk your coffee, you can have it at the same temperature as your coffee and use less(due to foaming).

>> No.41123481

>>41123419
AFAIK yes.

>> No.41123489

>>41122257
>Implying I don't grind my own beans with my Skerton hand coffee mill, brewing in my bodum press

Get on my level

>> No.41123504

>>41123457
>implying anyone has the space or money to buy a fucking espresso machine

>> No.41123511
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41123511

because i'm not a peasant and i use nespresso

>> No.41123519

>>41123419
The secret ingredient is... hipness.

And a fuckton of sugar/condensed milk/other garbage taking away from the taste of good coffee.

>> No.41123525

>>41123511
Holy shit? What that even is?

>> No.41123546

>>41123511
>calls other people peasants
>drinks richman instant coffee

Kidding aside, those things are OKish.

>>41123519
Can't you just not add all those things?

>> No.41123547

>>41123519
>sugar
What? What the fuck nigger?

>> No.41123556
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Coffee of the proletariat, wouldn't want it any differently.

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>>41123504
>implying it takes up anymore space than drip machine or kettle
>implying you can't get an okay starter model for <$100

At least get a Moka Pot then.

>>41123511
>using a proprietary DRM driven coffee maker
>company so desperate and sad they use Penelope Cruze as their marketer

>> No.41123561

daily reminder that french coffee fucking sucks

http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/08/ristretto-why-is-coffee-in-paris-so-bad/

>> No.41123568

>>41122257
I am.
I don't understand how some people say using a french press is too time consuming. Two minutes brewing (for a single serve) and a quick rinse under the tap.

I do need to invest in a burr grinder so I don't have to buy preground which loses its flavor so quickly though.

>>41123511
>Fancified Keruig pods
no thanks

>> No.41123569

>>41123511
good goy, drink clooneybrew.

but seriously, use a fucking grinder and espresso machine, why would you bother with that gimmicky, proprietary shit?

>> No.41123601

>>41122304
This. French press is really not very good, though better than most drip coffee.

>> No.41123618
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>>41123546
Mystique and hipness aren't just something you
>add

>>41123547
>Turkish coffee is a method of preparing coffee. Roasted and then finely ground coffee beans are boiled in a pot (cezve), usually with sugar...

Git rekt.

Stereotypical Turkish coffee is with sugar. And sometimes spice/condensed milk because it's exotic and hip.

Tons of imitation methods desperatly try and achieve crema, since the pinnacle of Coffee(espresso) naturally has it. Thus they resort to sugar to make false crema/froth.

>> No.41123619

I like my french press, and the coffee is superb, but sometimes I don't have time to fuck around with it. If I'm rushing out the door to work, sometimes it's nice to throw a Keurig cup in. On a day off though, yes I will absolutely grind my own beans, let my water come to perfect temp, etc.

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French presses and instant coffee are acceptable solutions when outdoors.

But they're far from master race. Brewing with controlled temperature and high pressure just leads to *much* better results.

So I use a grinder (depicted) plus espresso maker combo.

>> No.41123645

>>41123561
>adurrr durrr
>falling for controversial link bait instead of actual content
>implying this doesn't apply to most places in the world, since most cafes don't really give a fuck about good coffee unless they're a specialty place that sells beans too

>> No.41123651

>>41123618
>Stereotypical Turkish coffee is with sugar
Stereotypical whiteman's tea is ceylon with sugar and either lemon or milk.
That doesn't mean it's the only way to enjoy tea.

>> No.41123652

>>41123618
>Mystique and hipness aren't just something you
>>add
s-sorry.

>> No.41123655

>>41123630
Is that actually any good? Last time I looked into consumer grade espresso makers they were all trash, unless you spend thousands. Then it's debatable whether that can be called "consumer grade"

>> No.41123670

>>41123645
>link bait

You shouldn't use that phrase if you don't know what it means.

>> No.41123712

>>41123568
Get a Skerton, and when you taste freshly ground coffee with a great crema you won't go back.

>> No.41123717

>>41123645
I believe it, maybe that's why coffee that's labelled French Roast will almost always taste like an ashtray.

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It just werks.

>> No.41123747
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>not roasting your own freshly harvested coffee beans on your Nvidia GPU

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>>41123670
The fuck are you talking about
>France, place know for cafes
>make a link about how shitty their coffee is, stating common sense
>article title is a fucking question
>sites main focus is vanity fashion

Did you just click the first google result? Or get it from tumblr/leddit?

>> No.41123788

>>41123717
>French Roast
French roast is one of the darkest roasts you can get, so no wonder it's going to taste roasted.
It also depends on the kind of bean imo.

>> No.41123849
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>drinking coffee
like you faggots haven't heard of getting a lot of sleep

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>>41122257

>> No.41123888

I have one, but hardly use it. With an electric coffee maker, I can just put everything in, set to "auto" and have coffee in the morning so I'm not wasting time I could be using to get ready for work and school.

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>>41123655
That's a grinder, and yes, it's really good at doing it's job. Can't imagine needing more.

Certainly, my *espresso maker* isn't perfect. It is "just" a $300-ish Gaggia classic.

I will probably get something like depicted eventually, though I hope to find something that heats up a little quicker by the time I care...

>> No.41123928

>>41122257
Because I'm employed and don't have the time for that shit. Keurig non-NEET mustard face

>> No.41123944

Because chai master race.

>> No.41123968

>>41123301
Same here man
French press is for faggots who want to pretend they know what good coffee is

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41123969

coffee is complete shit

>> No.41123972

>>41123301
>Mokapot > french press
Aren't moka pots pretty intense? Like, closer to espresso or something?

>> No.41123977

>>41123928
>Keurig
I don't know the consensus but it's practically the new toaster in my kitchen.
I'm like
>>41123655
though, I was so impressed by Keurig that I'm definitely open for anything that is even better.

>> No.41123978

>>41123655
A well made $500 espresso machine will be better than any drip/frenchpress/mokapot/w.e.

>> No.41123988
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>>41123969
I like both coffee and tea.

>> No.41124006

>>41123972
Maybe.
The fineness of the grind, how much coffee you use and how hard you boil it affects the taste and strength.

>> No.41124022

>>41123350
I have this one but tbh I practically never use it.
Boiling water with coffe in a metal mug placed directly on the stove is much faster.

>> No.41124044

I haven't been drinking coffee regularly for about 6 months now.

I have switched to tea, since I like to brew my coffee with 1 tablespoon per cup, in a drip brewing machine. then I would load it with that flavored cream shit (usually hazelnut), and no sugar, since the creamer takes care of that for me. I would end up with bad headaches and stomachaches, probably due to the large amounts of caffiene. I have lost about ten pounds, from 206 starting. I either drink my tea straight, or with 1/2 tablespoon honey.

I use teavana as my supplier currently, but they are expensive as hell. any other tea drinkers in the thread that can point me to some more inexpensive alternatives?

>> No.41124047

>not drinking black blood of the earth
Fucking plebs. Enjoy your acidly teeth staining shit water.

>> No.41124078

>french press
>no filters
>ingesting more terpenes
Enjoy your heart attacks

>> No.41124080
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I live in a pretty hipsterish city so I've seen and heard it all when it comes to coffee

>coffee enemas
>tobacco flavoured coffee
>$10 a cup for coffee from beans that some elephant or rodent shat out
>people with $15k made in Italy espresso machines who don't even like coffee, it's used as a decoration in their apartment
>homeless bums that don't look twice when they see a $500 espresso machine in brand new condition in the garbage they're so common nobody wants one used
>people pressing down on a scale with a punch to practice and get that perfect psi
>millionaires that are fine with drinking instant
>seeing special types of salts recommended for salting your coffee
>people who make less than 10k a year justifying spending over $300 on a grinder and roaster and 1K on a new machine every few years
>classes on making milk foam
>Caffeinated soap and shampoo
>Using cured meats to salt coffee, a Swedish tradition that's coming into vogue


The fetish that western society has with coffee is absurd, I'm going to stick with my $15 drip brewer that takes less than a minute to both prepare and clean.

>> No.41124093

>>41124006
Hmm, ok. I fear I'm too much of a pussy for a moka pot, though. Roughly ground coffee is hard to come by here, too.

>> No.41124096

>>41124044
I should also add that since I started drinking tea, coffee tastes like horseshit for some reason.

>> No.41124105

>>41124080
>$10 a cup for coffee from beans that some elephant or rodent shat out
I heard this too, I think it was monkeys. What the actual fuck.

>> No.41124117

>>41123560

Caring about freedoms in a coffee machine.

>> No.41124119

>>41124080
>coffee enemas
What a way to start that list
Why
If you're an itching caffeine fiend caffeine pills are completely legal and available over the counter

>a $500 espresso machine in brand new condition in the garbage they're so common
I'll give you 100 bucks in any currency if you can send me one

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>>41122257
>implying

>> No.41124140

>>41124093
You should be able to get a burr grinder in most places for cheap. This also means you can buy whole beans, which imo has a bigger impact on taste than the method you use for brewing coffee.

>> No.41124159

>>41124119
I'll take 100 bitcoins.

>> No.41124187

>>41124140
>imo has a bigger impact on taste than the method you use for brewing coffee
Huh, really? Interesting.

>> No.41124196

>>41124140
>dat smell when you open up a fresh bag of whole coffee beans

>> No.41124197

>>41124080
Well, people take everything to excess.

"Fuck it, I'm going to stick with the bare minimum" is okay too, of course...

>> No.41124203

>>41122257
BTW, anybody ever notice how disgusting coffee looks in a glass container? It's like the same dirty shitwater you get when you dissolve tobacco in water.

>> No.41124231

>>41124140
>This also means you can buy whole beans, which imo has a bigger impact on taste than the method you use for brewing coffee.
I disagree. The method of preparation still matters more than having whole beans, and you can easily taste it.

The quality of the devices used within one method of preparation might, however, often matter less than the grind or using whole beans.

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>>41122257
>not cooking it over the stove or any other source of fire like the dirty Arab you are

>> No.41124246

>>41124096
Probably because well brewed full leaf teas are a god damn nirvana of flavours compared to coffee.

Teavana and David's Tea are really the only tea shops I have purchased particular teas from.

Stash Tea Co. makes SOME decent bagged teas (I like their orange spice and lemon ginger in particular) for when you don't have the luxury of loose leaf. Beware that they also have a lot of shitty teas though.

>> No.41124251

>>41122257
I am, in fact. I'm also french.

>> No.41124261

>>41122304
agreed.

less brew and cleanup time.

>> No.41124272

>>41124231
I won't buy a bag of ground coffee any more. Even when I keep the bag closed in a locked canister, the taste becomes markedly stale after just a few days. I just have a $20 blade grinder and even after having the beans for a week it still tastes good.

>> No.41124278

>>41124261
>cleanup time

It takes literaly 2 seconds to clean a french press with a standard tap.

>> No.41124290

Because I do pourovers or cold extraction. I do have a french press, but it requires too much cleaning.

>> No.41124292

>>41124119
>I'll give you 100 bucks in any currency if you can send me one

I actually found this one in the garbage a few years back. Ended up throwing it out as keeping it clean was such a hassle and it had many issues. The shipping would cost more than $100 as it weighs 28 pounds.

You want an almost new $500 espresso machine for next to nothing? Go on craigslist or your local classified ad sites and low ball their offers. These things depreciate faster in value than computers.

>>41124105
>I heard this too, I think it was monkeys.

No they're civets.

>> No.41124326

>>41124278
I'm a bit anal, I have to disassemble and thoroughly clean every part. I don't like the thought of having day old stray grounds in my coffee.

>> No.41124330

I use a Capresso conical bur grinder, and a DeLonghi EC-155 pump driven espresso machine.

Steam driven espresso machines don't make espresso, they just make strong coffee. Pump driven ones make real, true espresso complete with great crema. To make great espresso you need the right grind too. This is why an adjustable conical bur grinder is essential. Spinny blade blender type grinders just don't cut it. Pre warming your espresso shot glasses helps as well. You'll also need to learn to tamp with the proper pressure and with a tamp sized exactly to your filter basket.

>> No.41124337

>>41124326
>every part
There are two parts, the glass part and the metal grid. Pull them apart and quickly rince, you're good to go.

>> No.41124339

>>41122257
>implying I haven't for a long time now
Drip tastes like shit.

>> No.41124352

>>41124246
>david's tea

Thanks for that. They seem to be a little more inexpensive than teavana for some teas, will definitely use them in the future.

>> No.41124357

>>41124203
Please tell me I'm not alone in this.

>> No.41124358

>>41124330
Also make sure you get espresso roast beans, they do make a difference.

Stay away from Starbucks, as all of their coffee is pre-burned on purpose to give you the distinct taste of Starbucks. Starbucks Plebians can never drink anything else, because it doesn't have that bitter, burned taste.

>> No.41124363

>>41122257
Instant coffee master race here. Enjoy wasting your time and money.

>> No.41124367

>>41123972
Yeah, I pour hot water in afterwards

>> No.41124373

>>41124140
this... This makes the biggest difference in the taste of coffee. I cringe when I see people grinding their beans in the grocery store or at the coffee shop and taking home grounds. It's going to be all shit in 10 minutes.

Everyone that home brews should have a burr grinder, and they should only grind enough to make the cup they are making at that time, and grind it seconds before brewing. Also, get a good burr grinder, one that makes an equal grind. You don't want big chunks and tiny dust, it will be uneven and your coffee will come out badly. It's like cooking onions and having some giant slivers and tiny baby pieces, it's going to cook unevenly. Uniformity is key.

After a good grind and quality beans, the brewing method comes secondary. Spend the money on a grinder, than use a shitty $5 melitta cone and a cheap filter to do a pourover.

Good Burr Grinder > decent coffee maker

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>>41124292
Forgot pic, why can't moot let us link to a web address for posting pictures? Oh right because "encouraging original content over reposting", what a faggot

>> No.41124394

>>41124117
You don't compromise on freedom.

>> No.41124400

>>41124363
Enjoy your black tasteless water

>> No.41124409

>>41124337
Mine has the glass, plunger stick, metal plate, mesh, and the plastic ring on the bottom. Grounds always get stuck somewhere in the plate-mesh-plastic sandwich.

>> No.41124414

>>41124272
Fancy design, shitty coffee maker. Would also toss this.

>> No.41124438

>>41124400
There is no difference in taste.

>> No.41124445

>>41124363
>Instant coffee
>accusing others of wasting money

>> No.41124453

>>41124409
Sounds like bad design. My bodum french press has the glass part that goes into the dishwasher, a plastic support for the glass part, the plunger and metal grids are a single solid piece.

>> No.41124454

>>41124438
>implications being implied

>> No.41124460

>>41123977
Keurig coffee tastes like watery shit though.

>> No.41124467

>>41124373
What a pleb, not roasting before grinding and not buying his beans green.

>> No.41124477

My french press has been sitting in the cupboard for about 2 years with moldy grounds in it... well, there was a cycle of mold, the mold has long been dead. If I took it apart and soaked all the parts in bleach, would it be safe to use again?

>> No.41124484

Aeropress makes the best coffee I ever drank. The problem is it's such a huge sciency business to get the same taste every brew. Don't get me wrong, even if you fuck up it still tastes better than 95% of other coffee but to get that one cup that tastes like god came into your mouth is 100% perfect timing, temperature, coffee grind or luck

>> No.41124504

>>41124373
Aren't you going a bit overboard now, though?

>> No.41124509

>>41124454
You can't disprove my subjective experience of no difference in taste.
>>41124445
Pennies per cup

>> No.41124510

>>41124467
ha true. I wish I could afford a coffee roaster. I do go to a local hipster roaster... Handsome Coffee Roaster in Downtown LA.

>> No.41124520

>>41124477
Yes, so long as the materials are not porous.

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>>41122290
>Not living in a country where an electric kettle is in every home

I'm so sorry

P.S. fuck coffee

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>>41124375
Protip: you can just paste a URL into the filename box when you go to open an image

At least, you can on windows 7 which is what I'm using

>> No.41124537

>>41124438
Instant coffee is really bad for you though. It's high in acrylamide which is known to cause cancer in animals.

So yeah enjoy cancer.

>> No.41124542

>>41124526
>tfw can't do that on debian
I think it's a windows explorer feature rather than a web browser

>> No.41124543

>>41124504
no, no I'm not. It's not that big of a deal to invest in a good grinder, it makes all the difference. I used a shitty burr grinder that left dust and chunks and my coffee was often bitter. I invested in a $200 range burr grinder, and it's much smoother brews now, I can actually taste the intended acidic sweetness rather than bitterness.

>> No.41124546

>>41124509
For most people here, the extra couple of pennies per cup is worth it for their perceived difference in taste.

>> No.41124554

>>41124522
Obama has a tea brand?

>> No.41124566

>>41122257
I am. I have my press for nice coffee's and a drip for my day to day go juice.

>>41122290

Any press and kettle. Presses are not a complicated thing.

>> No.41124580

>>41124537
Nice evidence for your claim faggot.

>> No.41124584

>>41122290
Bodum is pretty much the best. Any kettle is fine.

>> No.41124603

>>41124546
No it isn't.

>> No.41124607

>>41122257
Because I have a siphon.

>> No.41124612

>>41124537
Not that guy, but thanks for that info, this adds to my list of foods to avoid, looking at the wiki for acrylamide.

>> No.41124636

>>41124603
>my tastes are superior to your tastes!

>> No.41124645

>>41124636
They're cheaper and therefore superior.

>> No.41124650

>>41124543
So complete change in taste then, you say? Well, how would I spot a good grinder?

>> No.41124671

>>41122257
i have a bodum french press

>> No.41124697

>>41124650
Reviews. There are some that coffee snobs salivate over. I just heard about a new hand cranked one that is decently priced and sounds awesome. The Lido 2:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/03/27/287449219/for-a-perfect-cup-of-coffee-it-s-all-a-sleight-of-hand-grind?utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=npr&utm_campaign=nprnews&utm_content=03272014

Go to coffeegeek.com for opinions on grinders, these guys are fucking coffee nerds as fuck.

>> No.41124700

>>41124580
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instant_coffee#Health_effects

There are citations for all claims.

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>>41124400
>>41124445
>>41124546
>>41124636

I haven't had instant coffee in years. You have all been trolled.

>> No.41124710

>>41122257
YOU PUT ENOUGH WARM WATER TO COVER THE BEANS IN THE PRESS FIRST

THIS WARMS THE BEANS UP SO THE BOILING WATER DOESN'T COME AS A SHOCK TO THEM AND FUCK UP THE FLAVOUR

DO YOU EVEN COFFEE M8

>> No.41124718

>>41124697
Thanks

>> No.41124720

>>41124705
epic

>> No.41124722

>>41124650
Conical bur grinder.

This is what I use. Works flawlessly.

http://www.capresso.com/coffee-grinders-burr-infinity.shtml

>> No.41124747

>>41124645
A better phrase for this would be "more inexpensive", since you can't tell the difference.

"Cheaper" implies that it is a noticeably inferior product.

>> No.41124760

>>41124700
>>41124747

April fools faggots.

>>41124720

Indeed.

>> No.41124762

>>41124722
I have that one sitting in a cabinet somewhere. It's pretty decent.

>> No.41124799

>>41124762
For the price, I think its impossible to beat.

I wish I could afford a more expensive espresso machine and grinder.

>> No.41124831

>>41123350
Fuck, that's good coffee.

I have a similar but discontinued model, can't get gaskets for it. Using a Bodum French press now, buy I might buy a new vacuum pot from the same company because I really miss it.

>> No.41124903

>>41124520

You'll probably be fine. Clean it out good, scrub everything, bleach / boil. Just make sure the mesh hasn't rusted through / decayed.

Also, what kind of disgusting fuck are you?

>> No.41124986

>>41124903
haha, I'm not that disgusting, it's my one thing. I didn't want to throw it away because I didn't want to spend another $30 to get another one, and I've just been brewing with a ceramic pourover cone. I like that I can toss the grinds/filter and rinse the cone and leave it on the drying rack for the next brew. Ain't nobody got time to brew and then clean all these little parts in the morning when I'm rushing out the door at 7am. I guess the way it became gross is I would typically brew a cup, pour it and run out the door, then clean it out when I got home for my afternoon cup... then one day, I just decided to start doing pourovers instead...and it just kinda sat there...yeah, it's gross.

>> No.41125020

>>41123630
Do espresso machines like this actually give you a full cup per use? I've only ever seen espresso machines pump out enough for those tiny shot glass coffees really.

>> No.41125022

>>41124522
>Barry's Tea
>not Red Rose

>> No.41125077

>>41124542
>the image is downloaded, then uploaded from your temp folder
Yeah, this is just a Windows Explorer feature. Sorry.

>> No.41125100

>>41125020
Thats what espresso is. Espresso comes in shots.

Its like 80 proof liquor. You don't drink a cup of it.

Most people mix the fresh shot into a drink, like steamed milk, sometimes with chocolate in it.

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Bit of a snob and hobbiest about it.
Couple french presses, aeropress, and a little pour over for when I'm rushing.

It won't make bad coffee good. There's a lot to it. Water can be too hot. Grind can be off. More surface area makes for quicker steeping, but it can get bitter. Same for too few grounds. Lower/coarser surface area requires more beans. Uniform grinds means an moderately expensive adjustable burr grinder.

And don't forget the beans themselves. Dark roasts are easier to mass produce with high rates of success compared to low rates, and darker roasts (around the second 'crack') add bitterness and acidity, oily to boot. Light roasts can be almost fruity. That's not to say dark roasts are bad. But they've definitely been abused.

My current favorite is a moderately inexpensive Ethiopian yergacheffe I found at a nearby farmers market.

>> No.41125214

Bean to water ratio is a place for a lot of variation too. For strong coffee, I tend to go 60g/L of beans to water.

>> No.41125239

>>41125100
Does the quality of a machine for regular coffee matter all that much then? From what I've seen all the super expensive makers are all espresso machines. I just have a shitty plastic drip maker I want to replace with something actually good.

>> No.41125330

>>41123457
mah nigga
all I need now is a coffee grinder

>> No.41125393

>>41125239
For drip coffee, its all pretty much the same.

Things to look for are a vacuum insulated carafe (The pot) instead of one that is heated by a heating element. You want to retain heat, not add heat. Also look for good reviews that cite consistent brewing strength, lower evaporation, and reliability.

>> No.41125583

>>41124080
>people who make less than 10k a year
Minimum wage is $14500.

>> No.41125741

>>41125330
This. You will never regret it. And you will never go back to pre-ground coffee.

>> No.41125798

>>41125583
Yes that might be the case in your country. But where I lived at the time, as well as government welfare handouts that were inflated due to the recipients knowing how to fake mental illnesses or retardation they got at most $600 a month. Which is less than 10k a year. I know because I've lived on less than that and lived amongst these people.

>>41125393
For drip coffee get a stainless steel filter combined with a cheap $10 grinder and a $15-20 drip machine. I've owned thousand dollar espresso machines, aeropress, vacuum carafes, paid top dollar for beans that came fresh from either South America or Africa. After all that a cheap drip brewer with decent beans offer quality that is deserving of the price.

Can you put magnitudes of effort and money into making the experience better? Of course, but at the end of the day a drip brewer still is the best.

>> No.41125988

>>41124542

4chan X has a "post from URL" feature.

>> No.41126011

Protip the 'golden ratio' of coffee is 17.42 : 1 water : coffee
Obviously you play around with it from there based on your tastes but I think you'll find that that ratio has an extremely "balanced" strength.
A convenient measurement is 17g of coffee to 10 oz of water

>> No.41126065

>>41125583
Not if you work hourly.

>> No.41126134

Drinkin some french pressed as we speak.

>> No.41126156

>>41122257
>NEED to use coarse ground coffee
That's the only part I don't like
If I see some medium ground supermarket coffee at $4/32oz I'm buying it no matter how shit and old it is

>> No.41126209

>come into this thread
>get marginally interested in espresso
>consider maybe getting an espresso machine in the future
>read this post >>41124330
>realize I will never be enough of a faggot to care about even half of this nonsense
guess I'll stick to a regular old coffee maker

>> No.41126247

Are french press coffee a new thing in America?
I have seen it pop up multiple times on the web lately, as something cool and hip.

>> No.41126275

>>41124330
The grinder doesn't have to be conical, just an adjustable burr — flat works.

>>41124358
Out of the 20-some coffees Starbucks offers, I doubt all of them taste the same.

>> No.41126287

>>41122257
Because i'm a part of the Dextroamphetamine master race.

Get on my level caffeine plebs.

>> No.41126305

>>41126247
French presses aren't really new here, though I think coffee being cool and hip has just been consistently on the rise for the past while, which in turn makes French presses more popular.
They aren't as widespread in America
In Europe, everyone and their mother has a French press
In America, everyone and their mother has a $10 Mr. Coffee autodrip

>> No.41126339

I don't suppose anyone here has bought coffee from 'Fresh Roasted Coffee LLC'
Please tell me if you have

>> No.41126479

>>41126305
>In Europe, everyone and their mother has a French press

What? No. I have never seen a french press in my life.

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>>41124522
>>41122290

Holy shit, you mean Murrica doesn't into kettles? What the fuck?

I mean... fuck. Seriously, the kettle is the most essential appliance in my entire kitchen. I would sooner get rid of my fridge than get rid of my kettle.

How the fuck can a house not have a kettle?!?

FUCK

>> No.41126496

>>41126479
Where the hell do you live? On a council estate or something?

>> No.41126501

>>41124522

Also Barry's Tea > Lyon's Tea > any of those English brands of tea like Twinings or PG Tips.

>> No.41126508

>>41126483
You can microwave water just like the rest of American food

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>tfw you pour the hot water over fresh grounds and they bubble and froth
Folger-fags will never know this feeling
I'm using a clever coffee dripper

>> No.41126521

But I am. I just got one a week ago. What is the best way to use this thing?

>> No.41126529

>>41126496
The Netherlands. The heavy populated part to be exact. Nearly everyone I know drinks filtered coffee.

>> No.41126559

>>41123504
I bought one on ebay recently. Scrub.
Waiting for it in the mail. :3
Only cost me like 25.69 before shipping.

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>>41126508

>> No.41126573

>>41126529
Isn't the Netherlands huge on coffee? Like the #1 in the world for number of cups of coffee per day? Maybe that has something to do with it.

>> No.41126574

>>41126275
Conical bur grinders generally offer a more consistent grind than flat ones.

>> No.41126596

French presses make disgusting silty coffee.

A nice thick paper filter is best. Chemex is great.

>> No.41126639

>>41126275
Starbucks exclusively uses burned beans because they are cheap garbage and supposedly the burned flavour covers up the poor quality coffee taste.

Of course most people probably drink starbucks for their sugary drinks where the coffee component is impossible to distinguish so most people probably don't care.

McDonalds actually has the best chain coffee of anywhere.

>> No.41126673

What's a good Moka Pot?

>> No.41126689

too lazy to wash it. been drinking poisonous instant coffee instead

>> No.41126752

>>41122257
Because water is the true master race. Enjoy your caffeine addiction.

>> No.41126797
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I like coffee and I get it maybe once a week with breakfast but caffeine is just a tool for me. So every few months I make up a caffeine-water solution so that one capful of the nalgene bottle has ~120 mg of caffeine (one large cup of coffee). Then I can add it to whatever I want or just drink the shot to be quick.

The mechanical balance is overkill but I found it from a school's dumpster. Though you do want to dissolve it into boiling water or it takes much longer and goes bad faster. Also, the amount of caffeine in the full nalgene is about the LD50 of a normal person but it's too bitter to drink the whole thing unless you were committed.

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>>41126797
I forgot to mention that you can get the power on amazon. It's like $10 for a half a kilo.

>> No.41126838

>>41126797
How many people can you kill via overdose with it?

>> No.41126842

>>41126673
none

get aeropress

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>>41124330

>> No.41126850

Because coffee isn't worth spending an excessive amount of money or time on.

>> No.41126871
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41126871

Aeropress master race reporting in.

#REKT SO HARD

#BTFO

#ETC

>> No.41126879

>>41126639
>McDonalds actually has the best chain coffee of anywhere.
This may be true in the US but I'd doubt it applies elsewhere.

>> No.41126883

>>41126838

So it takes about 10g to make the LD50 for a 70 kg human. So with the nalgene there is less than one death. Though if you were to forcefeed someone the powder, that could get dangerous pretty quick.

>> No.41126891

>>41123193
chemex is pretty god damn good too

>> No.41126953

>>41126850

I find tea is much better for a cheap, quick pick-me-up in the morning. Good strong PG Tips costs fucking pennies, and all you do is throw a bag into hot water instead of fucking with brew machines.

I don't have anything against coffee mind you, it's just that it's not a practical beverage at all.

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Oh wow you make your own coffee, anon? Why don't you just buy it? Are you poor or something? No, I would not drink some. You don't even have a degree in coffee.

>> No.41127061

>>41126879
Spanish fag here. It applies here too. And it's as cheap as regular cafeterias (Cafes) and bares (pubs).

>> No.41127342

>>41126639
>>41126879
I think Canada has us beat with Tim Horton's

>> No.41127633

>>41126559
I read up on the Coffeemate one and I heard it's prone to explosions within a couple of months. Not built to last.

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>coffee

>> No.41128015

>>41126639
i second the starbuck's comment. i'm not a coffee person at all, but i love the crap at starbuck's. the few times i actually crave a coffee taste, i'll go elsewhere.

>> No.41128059

>>41127342
Timmy's coffee ain't that great to be honest. I do like the mcdonald's coffee better.

>> No.41128093

>>41126639
I call bullshit. I've tried quite a few of their brewed coffees and there are several which are quite good. I bet you just had a cup of their French roast and thought it was all the same.ervclu source

>> No.41128112

>>41126639
I go to starbucks for the service

mcdonald's employs complete mongoloids. Last time I tried getting iced coffee there, there was so much syrup added it was undrinkable like sludge

>> No.41128127

>not using keurig cups like it's the jetsons

>> No.41128218

>>41128015
I've heard it called "candy coffee" before, and I very much support the use of that phrase.

>> No.41128374

>>41126871
Do you fill your aeropress upside-down like that?

>> No.41128394

>>41128374
yes

>> No.41128409

>>41128374
Yes, it makes much more sense to do it like that. If you do it right side up, watery coffee starts leaking out of the bottom before it's properly brewed. I don't know how they didn't think of it before they put it on the market.

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>ITT

>> No.41128446

>>41123457
two different drinks fagget

>> No.41128447

>>41128409
I've noticed that, but it's such a small amount that leaks out that I didn't think it mattered. I certainly will try it "your" way next time, though.

>> No.41128476

>>41128442
I've never had a fish in my percolator.

>> No.41128504

>>41128442
this annoyed the shit out of me

coffee snobs are the worst. As if some coffee at some random hillbilly hotel is going to be anything but instant or generic drip coffee

>> No.41128535

Is starbuck coffee good? I had a cup 2 years ago, don't remember its flavor.

>> No.41128546

>Find the mug with the least mold growing in it
>Rinse it out a bit
>Poor some instant coffee in it
>Run the kettle
>Poor the water in
>Drink
Maybe I'm just a plebety plebe that doesn't understand the fine tastes in life but is it really that big of a deal to drink instant?

>> No.41128550

>>41128504
To be fair, at that time in the US, you pretty much couldn't get good coffee *anywhere*. You could certainly have variation from "oh my god what is this" to "mediocre drip", though, and the latter would be a treat.

Reference: I'm 40 years old.

>> No.41128554

>>41128546
>He drinks instant coffee
Ugh. I can't stand the stuff unless it's that super sweet Mocha stuff, Even then the real thing is WAY better.

>> No.41128574

>>41128447
It's the only way to do it

>> No.41128587

>>41128554
I have an italian friend with incredibly refined taste in everything you could put in your mouth, when he mathematically designed the perfect coffee and I told him I couldn't tell the difference between it and instant, I think he almost hit me.
>Super sweet
Do you mean to say that instant coffee is more bitter than normal coffee or that only the specfically sweet instant coffee is bearable?

>> No.41128602

>>41128554
Who drinks coffee for the taste? I drink for the warm feel and the caffeine hit.

>> No.41128616

is french roast just burnt beans for plebs with shit taste?

do patricians like light or medium roasts?

>> No.41128618

>>41128602
Just imagine, you could have those things *and* taste. Blew your mind, didn't I?

>> No.41128625

>>41128587
>only the specfically sweet instant coffee is bearable
That one.
>Who drinks coffee for the taste?
Alot of people do like the flavor of proper coffee, It's not our fault you like nasty tasting caffeine water..

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>>41128550
>im 40 years old
jesus fucking christ

i'm turning 30 in two weeks. i've been on 4chan since i was 20 years old.

will i still be here in 10 more? will this ride ever end?

>> No.41128642

>He doesn't even do the bean
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxqU5XvS7Gg

>> No.41128648

>>41128602
I like coffee a whole lot for its taste.

>> No.41128649

>>41128636
we'll ALL be 10 years older and keep posting here

how do you think this would be any different

>> No.41128651

>>41122257
>instant coffee
plz go

>> No.41128652

>>41128625
To be exact it's the "Hills Bros Coffee & Cappuccino" Instant Mocha I like.
I don't buy the stuff anymore as I own a K-cup machine now..

>> No.41128659

>>41128625
>>Who drinks coffee for the taste?
Come on man don't pin that on me I'm not the one throwing accusations everywhere.

>> No.41128665

>>41128636
Turning 32 in 2 months here, I've been here about as long as you. Maybe longer. Sucks don't it?

>> No.41128669

>>41128636
I dunno, man. Since I first came here in about 2009 (whenever gee gee gee baby was) I've left a couple of times and come back.

I still masturbate to SNSD.

>> No.41128689

Huh, I thought /g/ would be like BOOHOO COFFEE IS STUPID DRINK THIS CHINK TEA INSTEAD

>> No.41128695

>>41128587
>couldn't tell the difference
Sorry but either your mouth is fucked up or you're the biggest pleb in plebtown
Forget instant coffee being better or worse than actual coffee, it's just a different taste and feel. Anyone should at least be able to tell the difference.

>> No.41128715

>>41128689
lel

>> No.41128744

>gave up soda because fucking sugar rotting my teeth
>the sudden lack of caffeine made my blood pressure sky rocket, got a bloody nose from doing EVERYTHING
>buy a $20 MR.COFFEE 5-cup automatic drip
>drink a pot of coffee every other day, black
>the every other day was giving me fever headaches and making me feel worse
>drink a pot of coffee every day
>stomach starts killing me, had to start mixing in creamer to reduce acidity

If coffee starts fucking up any other part of me, I'm switching to tea forever.

>> No.41128745

...That's it. I need some coffee now. Gunna go see if those Maxwell House Mocha K-Cups are passable..

>> No.41128759

>>41122257

because I like tea better than coffee

>> No.41128764

>>41128744
>drink a pot of coffee every day

there's yer problem

>> No.41128775

>frenchpress
>airpress
>shitpress

Man, I'm confused as fuck. I just grab a pot with water, boil it, pour some ground coffee, stir and let it sit. It's the way my family's been making coffee since forever, does that have a name?

>> No.41128779

>>41128764
It's keeping my blood pressure down, which is why I drink it in the first place.

>> No.41128794

>>41128775
yeah it's called being poor

>> No.41128795

>>41128744
>>41128779
....you're fucked up

>> No.41128799

>>41128775
Do you by chance live in Africa, because that's literally how they make it in Africa

>> No.41128802
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I'm using a low range DeLonghi espresso automat.
It makes pretty good espresso once you adjust it properly and use good beans.

I've been thinking about getting a proper espresso machine and grinder, but I have the feeling that would be too much of a hassle to use.

>> No.41128803

>>41128775
Ew, do you fucking drink the coffee grounds?

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>americans and europeans thinking they know what a good coffee is
>drinking shit that was stored in a silo and transported by a ship for days
>but muh grinder

The only good thing about living in a 3rd world shithole is that i get to drink good coffee.
Pic related, the machine i use

>> No.41128821

>>41128745
and it tastes bland and gross, Figures. Oh well, didn't get it for me. I like that Dount Coffee that Kurieg has.

>> No.41128828

>>41128795
How would you know? I haven't even told you about my fetishes yet.

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>>41128806
>he doesn't roast his own coffee at home

>> No.41128835

>>41128799
Venezuela.

>>41128803
>>41128794
Silly boys.

>> No.41128862

>Hario Coffee Mill Slim Grinder, Mini
probably the best 25 bucks ever spent. from turkish to french press.

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>> No.41128905

>>41128831

Jokes on you my family has a farm where we plant coffee so most of what i drink is planted, roasted and prepared by us

>> No.41128932

>>41128905
i just order my green beans from 3rd world countries and roast it myself from the comfort of canada

tell your family I said thanks

>> No.41128997

>>41128932
Getting green beans is worse than getting roasted ones so you are pretty much drinking mold if there was a slight problem with transport and storage (and considering our infra structure, there was).

Also no need to thank us, we don't export our grains.

>> No.41129295

>>41128779
so taper down your caffeine gradually.

Get it down to two cups of brewed coffee a day and you're back to a sensible intake.

>> No.41129301

>>41124129
Woah.

>> No.41129359

>>41129295
I tried that when I was still on soda. I had gotten down to 1 can/glass of soda a week.
That's when the nosebleeds and fainting started.

>> No.41129366

>>41129359
how fat are you?

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>>41124129
What...is that?

>> No.41129383

>>41123560
>DRM
or you can buy the 3 dollar adapter cup and put whatever you want in it

>> No.41129396

>>41129366
~175lbs at almost 5'8"

My blood pressure is just fucking horrible.

>> No.41129741

>>41126011
Just tried this. Too watery.

>> No.41129756

>>41129377
>Do it, Frodo-kun.

>> No.41130206

>>41122257
muh moka pot

>> No.41130235

>>41124093
i got a moka pot as a curiosity, i'd never drunk coffee before

just get one, the worst that can hppen is that you hate it and it just looks nice on your shelf, or you might like it and enjoy he fun and rewarding process of making coffee

>> No.41130470

>>41126673
mine is a £5 one from tk max and i'm very happy with it

i almost got two, i was so impressed with the price

>> No.41131516

>drinking liquid shit

no thanks

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>>41123193
>proprietary filters

>> No.41131625

>>41131516
Drip brew drinker detected.

>> No.41131957

Where I live the Moka Pot is like a tradition, it makes really good coffee and you can use any beans you want.

>> No.41132049

>>41126797
>DO NOT DRINK
>puts it in a bottle intended for drinking

>keeps chemicals in fucking mylar bags

Learn some fucking lab discipline.

>> No.41132108

I sometimes drink instant coffee with powdered milk for nostalgia.

>> No.41132139
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>Grew up using only french press
>Move out, get apartment
>Get my own french press
>Coffe from new press tastes like shit like even after the tenth brew
Why?

>> No.41132216

>drinking coffee

>> No.41132219

Keurig master race

>> No.41132421

Are there generic Chemex filters? I want to get one, but I'll probably end up using regular filters after trying the proprietary ones.

>> No.41132493

>>41132216
>not liking legal stimulants

>> No.41132500

>>41128665
31 here. since i lead happy life i'm starting to fear of death. shitty feel.

>> No.41132526

>>41132500
I'm 19 and I fear death every week.

>> No.41132554

>>41132219
>coffee makers with DRM

pfffffft.

>> No.41132952

>drinking black mudwater
enjoy your yellow teeth and caffeine addiction

>> No.41132968

>>41123511

Enjoy your DRM coffee. Also: http://www.alternet.org/food/single-serving-coffee-really-worth-filling-landfill

>> No.41132993

>>41128775

Turkish Coffee

>> No.41133948

>>41123511
>2014
>drinking proprietary coffee

I bet you use a mac and love sucking cocks.

>> No.41133957

>>41123301
this. i am italian and can't live without this.
All other home coffee machines are for anglo-saxon barbarians

>> No.41134048

I can only assume how yellow everyone's teeth are that are in this thread

>> No.41134062

>>41134048
what are toothbrushes

>> No.41134177

I just looked at craigslist and someone's selling a Braun Espresso Master model 3062 for about $20 in my town. Looks like he bought the thing and never used it.

>> No.41134206
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>Coffee has DRM now
This is the grim and dark future RMS warned us about.

>> No.41134238

> I want coffee
> But I don't have a MoccaMaster.
I suggest either getting a MoccaMaster or ending your pathetic life right now.

>> No.41134246

>>41123301
I forgot to fill in water and now the gasket is useless. Ordered 3 new gaskets on Ebay.

>> No.41134361

>>41128409
I'm gonna try that right now, brb.

>> No.41134377

Radig Moka Pot from Ikea

>> No.41134416

Hate to be a faggot, but what tea would you guys reccommend?

I'm trying to get into that shit, but maybe I'm not using the right tea...

>> No.41134441

>>41134416
Red tea was my first tea

>> No.41134512

>>41123301
oh that's what they are called.... I have one in my apartment that was left over from 2 Italian grad students, but never got to use it. how do I use it?

>> No.41134514

>>41134416
It depends on what you want really, I drink tea because I grew up in England, an it's what we do. Honestly I'm not as picky about tea as I am about coffee, PG tips are fine for me, though brewing in a teapot and adding the tea to the milk and not the other way round helps the taste.

>> No.41134536

>>41134416

I've always liked Earl Grey.

I also like mint tea. Not herbal mint tea, but black tea with mint added.

>> No.41134551

>>41134512
Unscrew the top half from the bottom half, remove filtered section from bottom half, fill bottom half up to the valve with cold water, replace filtered part, fill filtered part with ground coffee, screw top half back on, place on hob until coffee is done. Either drink as espresso or use milk/water to make a latte/americano.

There's more to it than this, but these are the basics of operation.

>> No.41134739

>>41129377
>>41124129
>>41129301
im going to guess that its an espresso mchine of sorts where water is held in the bottom and when it heats up the steam is channeled to the top and then through the basket.

>> No.41134898

>>41134739
That would be a bit of an odd design considering Moka pots already do something extremely similar.

>> No.41134908

>>41134898
Not if this machine achieves espresso-level pressures.

>> No.41134915

>>41134908
Would be interesting.

>> No.41135210

aeropress master race reporting in

>> No.41135567

>>41132139
are you cleaning it proper?

no idea about a french press, but my housemate has a bretty nice espresso machine i can use whenever, but if the milk container isn't cleaned quite often enough, the very moment the milk starts to go off (as in, still hard to tell my smelling it) the taste of the resulting coffee goes to shit real quick

now i usually take the time to clean it before every use, just because it's a waste if i have to do it after making a shit cup

>> No.41135652

>>41134739
>steam
>espresso
Pick one.

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>>41135210
Welcome to the club. Got mine at Bed Bath & Beyond for $22 with a store coupon.

I'm learning a lot about the effects of water temperature and steeping time.

A slow press makes for a more flavorful cup.

>> No.41136794

coffee + hot water master race

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