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I've officially retired my Keurig Coffee maker.😎

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  • Breadhead
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    • Jul 2014
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    I've officially retired my Keurig Coffee maker.😎

    I kept reading about these French Press coffee makers. I was at IKEA the other day and saw this French Press on the shelf for $9.

    I've been using it for my morning joe out on the patio for the last 4 days and have decided it makes much better coffee than my big bulky Keurig. Off to the shed goes the Keurig.👌

    I like strong black coffee and this thing fills that bill very well and it so simple to use. I heat 24 ounces of water to 200° in the microwave. I put in 48 grams of fresh ground coffee beans in the bottom of the French Press and pour in 1/3 of the hot water and let it soak the beans for 30 seconds and then pour in the remaining hot water. Then I put the plunger on, without pushing it down. I let the coffee brew in the hot water for 4 or 5 minutes and then slowly plunge the beans down to the bottom... Leaving just hot strong black coffee, with no beans in it.

    You can make your coffee as strong or light as you prefer it by adding or reducing the amount of ground beans you use.



    You guys and gals might want to try this type of coffee maker... Or maybe not.👍👍👍
    Last edited by Breadhead; October 27, 2015, 10:09 AM.
  • mayapoppa
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    #2
    Yeah, I love the French press... but my wife drinks coffee by the bucket, so we still roll with the drip machine. I have three presses gathering dust in my kitchen cabinet. Might have to break one out soon... that looks like good coffee!

    On an entertaining side note, they use these a lot in England. But the folks there will not credit the French with anything! French press=press, French toast=eggy bread, French fries=chips, and French kiss=snogging!

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    • Jerod Broussard
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      #3
      I tried french press. Bout gagged up everything. You can have ALL of 'em.

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      • Breadhead
        Breadhead commented
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        Jerod Broussard ...

        That's why there are endless ways to make coffee... We're all a little different.😁

        Some people don't like BBQ.🙊

      • Karon Adams
        Karon Adams commented
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        SACRILEGE!!!!

      • boftx
        boftx commented
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        Breadhead, anything that doesn't like BBQ certainly isn't human, and probably not alive in any meaningful sense of the word, or should BE BBQ. (Yes, that includes vegans, it's not called "long pork" without reason.)
    • _John_
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      • Jul 2014
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      #4
      Had one of these at an airport somewhere, pretty cool design.

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      • gcdmd
        gcdmd commented
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        Are they designed to be re-used or disposed. If the latter, I would imagine that they would be somewhat expensive for a single cup of coffee.

      • _John_
        _John_ commented
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        Disposable, it is just a regular coffee cup with a weird lid and plunger. When you are paying $10 for airport coffee though...
    • Tim E
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      #5
      I agree Breadhead, press makes a good strong cup o joe. I haven't used mine in a year or two I decided to go a little more automated, less mess and clean up this way. So I use this one and brew Americano for my cup of coffee. Good coffee!

      https://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/de...presso-machine

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      • Breadhead
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        Tim E ...

        I'm a coffee freak.🙈

        I have an espresso machine too. The French Press is just a new toy. I like it.👌
    • Papa Bob
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      #6
      I drink to much coffee and get up to early for messin with gadgets in the morning

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      • Tim E
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        #7
        Nice! I am too. I will say that french press gives you the ability to taste more of the subtleties of a good bean!

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        • gcdmd
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          • Sep 2014
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          #8
          I found a similar device in China that they use to make tea, using loose leaves, of course. It's designed to carry your tea around and drink it without spilling. If I can find it, I'll post a picture.

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          • richinlbrg
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            #9
            We too have a French press. Mostly used when the power goes out.

            Like it! But the K is just too easy!

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              #10
              I agree the FP makes a great cup. But drip makers were invented for people like me who simply want coffee and have zero interest in all that nonsense when I first wake up. Let's hear it for digital "auto-on"!

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              • boftx
                boftx commented
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                Preach on, brother!

              • richinlbrg
                richinlbrg commented
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                Agree, BUT.....when the power is out....I LOVE the FP!!
            • Burntend
              Former Member
              • Oct 2014
              • 25

              #11
              Nice!

              I had a few French press makers like yours, Bodum I think. They broke, which left me sad and uncaffeinated, so I switched to a double walled stainless press. I haven't been able to break it yet.

              Most recently I've been using an Aeropress and have been really happy with it. Less sediment and a faster brewing time.

              You baking people are an anal lot aren't ya? 200 F, 48 grams, 30 seconds.. I was a bit taken aback when I read 4 to 5 minutes, not something like 4:35.5 minutes....

              My procedure is more like pour what looks like the right amount of beans in the grinder and grind. Get the grounds in the press without spilling the majority. Get some hot water in there. Scratch self until feeling better or kitchen smells like coffee. Press and get into cup.

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              • Breadhead
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                Yes.. We baking people are an anal lot...🙄 Just like Meathead is about BBQ.😜 You might have noticed his slogan is... The science of BBQ.

                Creating a GREAT cook is not science... Replicating it everytime IS.😎

                Learning to bake bread is much more science than BBQ. If you're off 2% or 3% in your recipe of water or flour in a bread recipe/formula - you can fail. Beginners can make 66.6% hydration sourdough bread fairly easily. If a beginner adds 1 ounce to much water, 28 grams... Odds are he/she will have no chance of making that dough work.🙊

                Obviously my brain works different than yours... You wing it and I analyses it.

                You work much harder at it than I do...😐 you have to rethink it every time. Once I nail it... I have my notes and it comes out EXACTLY as I planned it.😆 funny how that works.

                The first time I cook a Meathead recipe I cook it EXACTLY as he wrote it. I keep notes. I convert teaspoons, tablespoons and cups to grams with my digital scale. Using that method I spend much more time/effort than you do... Once!🤓

                Then... I can make slight adjustments or duplicate it - exactly.👌 Once I get it exactly the way I like it, I can replicate it EVERYTIME.

                That's how a baker's mind works.😎

                We don't like to guess.👎
                Last edited by Breadhead; October 27, 2015, 10:55 PM.
            • Karon Adams
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              #12
              I'm not a coffee person. in point of fact, I can't stand it. I'm not a person who likes bitter. it took quite a while before I figured out why I didn't care for coffee OR beer but both are horrid for me. I never understood how others were so enslaved to them. Well, just figures, I marry a guy who is owned by BOTH! so, I have spent the last 27 years educating myself about both and buying him all the toys and gadgets that go with.

              In the ensuing years, he has learned to make his own beer and roast and brew his own coffee. he was, for a time, even a beer judge.

              Having said all of that, he currently has a drum roaster in the garage (I do not permit him to roast in the house. Even in the garage, I'll come through the house and tell him "Something is burning". It always turns out her is roasting. Roasting your own is a great way to enjoy coffee. you buy the beans green. they keep nearly indefinitely while green. apparently, there is a window. when you roast, they immediately begin to outgas. they are not ready to grind for 3 days. after that, the race is on. you have, according to HWMO, about 4 days before you start losing flavor and the beans begin to become stale. He tends to roast about a week's worth of coffee at a time.

              He has a Kitchen Aid burr grinder. he loves it. it is far better than the traditional 'grinders' which are actually glorified blender blades. it chops up the beans but they don't make a consistent grind and the motion imparts static electricity.

              Anyway, he tells me the very best method he has found of brewing his coffee is the Aeropress. it's plastic, dishwasher safe, and makes a cup at a time. or the equivalent of a potful. you can make it as strong or weak as you like. making a stronger brew is the basis of making several cups. since you are pressing the water through the coffee with air instead of physical force, they say the coffee doesn't leach out as much bitterness, giving a smoother cup.

              I don't know. it's all still brown goop to me. meanwhile, if you have a glass pot with all that scale on it, the best way I have EVER found 9and the easiest) is the way we did at Wendy's back in the day. put in a handful or two of salt, add a little less than half a cup of ice, then just swirl it around. a sparkling coffee pot is just that close.

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                #13
                What a great little nugget, Karon! I'm going to try the pot cleaner thing tonight. Coffee owns me. I love my Keurig, have a French press, Mr. Coffee, a funky Black & Decker microwave Expresso maker with hand mashed frother (that is cool!). I'm so dependent -- I was driving home from Lynchburg, TN on Sunday. Had to pull over and turn on the generator to make a pot of coffee. The large Yeti mug will hold 3 cups of coffee (fully adulterated with cream and sugar) hot for 3 hours. SWEET! Got me all the way to Memphis.

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                • Huskee
                  Huskee commented
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                  Def beats the local 7-11 coffee!

                • Rlasky
                  Rlasky commented
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                  Oh my God I love my Yeti. But I can only use it for cold beverages since I drink coffee black and it would take hours to cool down enough to drink
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                #14
                I'm ex-Navy, that should tell you everything you need to know about me and coffee.

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                  Add 1 tbsp of oil from the engine room & 2 tsp of jet fuel, good to go?
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                #15
                Here's an older thread from a year ago w/ members talking about coffee and roasting and such, if anyone's interested. https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/fo...you-brew-yours

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