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    Upgrading our coffee situation

    Like many others my wife and I love a strong cup or two of black coffee in the morning. We are wanting to upgrade our Keurig that was a gift a long time ago. Anyone have experience and/or advice regarding Jura or De’Loghi models? Looks like Costco carries a few. Thanks in advance!

    #2
    Not one of the brands you mentioned … but Nespresso brews an acceptable cup. We’ve had one for a few years and although I’m more of an espresso nerd, the wife along with occasional guests (and even I when I don’t feel like firing up the Rancilio) have always enjoyed what it makes.

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      #3
      Thanks! I’ll take a look at that

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        #4
        Here is the last upgrade you'll ever need. Well, if you don't leave it to close to the burner, that is.

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        I've had mine for decades now.

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        • DavidNorcross
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          Seriously considering changing to this as well.

        • FireMan
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          What is it?

        #5
        We’ve been doing pour over for about six months and love it. I really love the hands on approach.

        I guess it’s kinda like barbecue…some people like pellet smokers while I’m a stick burner. Hands on to get exactly what I want.
        Last edited by Santamarina; August 29, 2021, 10:09 PM.

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        • Rfhd69
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          We’ve had a few pour over coffees at a several local coffee shops. Took awhile (which wasn’t a problem) but they were really good! Never thought about doing that at home and will definitely consider!

        • Dan Deter
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          I laugh at the "new" pour-over. That was how I made the coffee for my parents when I was a kid.

        #6
        It doesn't really take all that long. i used to use a backpacking kettle, not sure what the metal was, but it heated fast. I would fill the coffee cup with water, pout it into the kettle. When it was heated I'd pour it into the coffee filter. Didn't even have to monitor it as I knew it would not overflow. Now I use a 'cowboy coffee' kettle. Takes a bit to heat the water, but once heated I add more water after making a cup and leave it on 'simmer'. Takes almost nothing to heat to boiling for the next cup.

        Two considerations, from my point. I live on well water, and hard at that. Coffee makers don't last, and they are expensive to replace. Also I make a cup fresh every cup. I never drink something that has been kept warm for hours.

        I also have much more versatility over Keurig style makers. I can adjust my strength with each cup. With a pod maker you get what you get. Also, for a cheap bastard such as myself, it is much more economical to use a paper filter (get them at Walmart) and whole beans ground fresh, than to purchase a pod of coffee. Side benefit is the paper filter and grounds go to the mulch pile, as opposed to a pod which goes to a dump.
        Last edited by ComfortablyNumb; August 29, 2021, 11:00 PM.

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        • Dan Deter
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          I will just note for the last part of what you mentioned, with my Keurig I use reusable "pods" with paper filters. The hard water would still be an issue...

        • ComfortablyNumb
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          Dan Deter The only Keurigs I'm familiar with is the one at my dentist's office. It uses little plastic cups that you throw away. I was not aware they had ones with reusable pods.

        • Dan Deter
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          ComfortablyNumb I use resuable pods similar to these https://www.amazon.com/Reusable-Coff.../dp/B07MNHDR7L along with these paper filters https://www.amazon.com/Disposable-Co...NBDFX2BCVGWB1G. Still doesn't guarantee anyone getting a cup the way they like it, but it works for me. And hard water is still going to be an issue :-(

        #7
        You need a Bripe

        https://www.ispot.tv/ad/tsw6/bripe-c...nywhere-50-off

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        • pkadare
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          Looks like you'd need a man bun and skinny jeans before they'd sell you one of those. :-)

        • Old Glory
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          pkadare definitely a hipster thing lol.

        • Rfhd69
          Rfhd69 commented
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          Haaaaaaa

        #8
        @Rfhd69 If you like good coffee you might want to look at this site
        http://www.veteranscoffeecompany.com/
        I lealy like some of their coffee & it's fresher than anything you are going to get in the store. it's where I go for coffee

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        • Rfhd69
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          I’ll check it out! Thanks for the link

        #9
        I use a basic WalMart drip maker, but once in a while I get a wild hair and break out the French press. It does make a nice cup. From what I read, using super boiling water actually lowers the quality. Using hot but not boiling water is better, but won't be as strong from a pour-over perspective - only have to let it steep for a few minutes to get it stronger.

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          #10
          De'Longhi Magnifica XS Automatic Espresso and Cappuccino Machine.

          My wife is a coffee snob and she loves this machine. I have to admit it does make a great cup of coffee as well as espresso and is easy to maintain.

          We got ours at Costco.

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          • Rfhd69
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            Thanks! I’ll take a look

          • Dr. Pepper
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            We've owned 5 De'Longhi Magnifica if I include the three at our work offices (before I retired.) About every 2-3 years I replace some O-rings, and the steamer knob/control. There are YouTube explanations. We have been making 4-5 cappuccinos or espresso macchiatos per day for over ten years, so somewhere over 10 thousand cups.

          #11
          If you want a good pour over coffee maker, look at the Chemex makers. They are relatively cheap, and you can refrigerate and reheat the coffee without worrying about that burned flavor it gets from sitting in a regular coffee pot for hours.

          We have a Keurig machine - heck, I am drinking a cup from one in my office right now - but the best K-cup coffee doesn't touch the flavor and depth of good quality fresh brewed coffee made with a regular coffee maker, in my mind.

          Now, back to espresso/cappuccino machines like you were actually asking about.... I've had a Delonghi manual espresso machine for many years, and it makes a great cup or two of espresso, and froths the milk up great if you want cappuccino. Right now my daughter uses it every time she comes to visit, more than I use it. The closest models I see right now on the Delonghi site right now are the manual espresso machines in the $159 price range. Something like this:

          https://www.delonghi.com/en-us/manua...3420/p/ECP3420

          The nice thing is that those don't take much counter space, and are also easily stored when not in use.

          I cannot comment on the fancier coffee makers though...
          Last edited by jfmorris; August 30, 2021, 10:22 AM.

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            #12
            Rfhd69 I have a Jura E6. Best thing we ever did, coffee wise. I can produce 10 oz of coffee that is strong, flavorful and hot in about 20 seconds. Or 2 espressos plus hot water to make an Americano in just slightly longer, takes perhaps a one minute to have an Americano. We've had it for about 5 years now. I used to buy a cup of coffee or an Americano at a coffee stand near my house every morning. I haven't done that since we bought the Jura. Figure $3 X 1500 days = $4500. I spend about $45/month on good beans. I figure that I have about broken even compared to buying coffee stand/shop coffee. And I get my coffee in 5 minutes, not having to go drive to get it.

            Yes folks, I have done all the other stuff .... French press, pour over, percolator, good drip machines, Keurig. None of them are as fast, easy, or GOOD as what I get from the Jura.

            Heartily endorse it!
            Last edited by ecowper; August 30, 2021, 10:42 AM.

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            • Rfhd69
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              That’s what I needed to hear my friend. Sold!

            • Richard Chrz
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              That looks like a pretty sweet machine right there!

            • ecowper
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              Richard Chrz it is really nice. For folks looking for something that can do really good coffee and will last for years, this is it.

            #13
            Technivorm Moccamaster

            Pour over flavor and depth, drip convenience. Comes in most colors to match your kitchen.
            After you've had coffee from this pot you won't be able drink anyone else's.

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            • Old Glory
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              That is what we use

            #14
            Black and Hot, Strong--not so much. I can drink more cups of coffee when it is on the lighter side.
            Kopi luwak coffee I have never tried. Delicacy in Indoneisa.

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              #15
              To clarify the difference between an Americano and a cup of coffee made in any number of ways, including drip, pour over, French press, etc ...... the biggest difference, espresso is made under high pressure and there is no brewing of coffee. This results in a different taste than something that is brewed using drip, French press, etc.

              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caffè_Americano

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              • JohnPaul
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                Love Americanos! I do prefer them a little on the stronger side, so when I order I ask for little less water.

              • jfmorris
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                I am lazy, and rather than switch to the hot water spout, just keep the pump going until I fill my coffee mug. My thoughts were that pumping the extra 8-10 ounces of water through the double shot of espresso grounds made for a stronger cup, but apparently not an authentic Americano...

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