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Coffee thread. What's your favorite way to prepare and consume coffee?

French Press, Vacuum brew, Drip, Cold extracted, percolated, or other?

Sam is a trusted home cook.

asked about 3 years ago
7 answers 1195 views
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ATL
added about 3 years ago

Hand poured Melitta--I've tried them all and think it's the best. There is a cone on the market that you can set to keep the grounds in the filter for the number of minutes you like, but I've never bothered.

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added about 3 years ago

I love all preparations, but lately we've been grooving on our Chemex in our house. We've been brewing Stumptown Holler Mountain, and serving it with homemade almond milk(you'll find the recipe right here on food52). Incredibly smooth and perfect. Almond milk froths really nicely too.

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added about 3 years ago

I'm sure we should do better but...it is what it is. We have a coffee pot that grinds the beans, has a timer, and a carafe that keeps the coffee warm for a long time (without it being on a burner). It's not fancy, it's not fussy, I drink it black, and I love it. And coffee is hot when my husband gets up at 5, when I get up at 6, and when I have one last cup before I leave for work. With little attention from me.

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Sam1148

Sam is a trusted home cook.

added about 3 years ago

I rather miss good old percolated coffee, which is now consider a bad thing. (except for buffets and church socials).

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added about 3 years ago


Percolated??? Do they even still make those torture devices? Even an ibrik when used properly…

I started pressing as a method -- by far the most accurate one as it turns out -- to do "A" vs. "B" comparisons (and sometimes "C") between different roasts using identical presses set side-by-side. I found I like the increased body and reduced acidity compared to drip and willingly make the tradeoff (a little sludge in the bottom of the cup which does prevent taking that one last sip). Plus there's no "paper" taste that comes with using a filter, any filter, bleached or quote "natural" unquote.

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Greenstuff

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added about 3 years ago

We've also tried them all and settled on the French press ... for now. Now ask us about grinding.

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Kristen W.

Kristen W. is a trusted home cook.

added about 3 years ago

I'm a die-hard French press girl.