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    How do You Brew Your Coffee?

    As in what method?

    Lately I've taken to using the pour over method. Since I'm down to about 20oz of coffee in the AM it's the perfect quantity and the quality is rather good. Plus, at $4 for a Molita pour-over cone and $4 for 100 filters, cost wise it's hard to beat. Set it up over an over-sized mug and use hot water and you're set.

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    Re: How do You Brew Your Coffee?

    Aeropress for single cups, 25 plus year old Mr Coffee maker for multiple. I'll hunt down parts to the end of the earth to fix it when it breaks. It makes excellent brew.
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    Re: How do You Brew Your Coffee?

    10 cup Bunn- - - -takes about 3 minutes to brew a 10 cup pot- - -or two, every morning. Do they make an IV drip for coffee?

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    Re: How do You Brew Your Coffee?

    These days I went to Folgers Half Caff. No reason to cut back on caffeine, but I seem to be sleeping a little better.
    I have a Keurig single cup thingy, but don't use those anymore.

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    Re: How do You Brew Your Coffee?

    I use cpj's Aeropress to make good quality coffee, when I'm going to be able to relax and enjoy it. I make about 2 big cupfuls at a time and sip it scalding hot out of a Yeti quality insulated cup that will keep it really hot for an hour or two, and drinkable for 4-5 hours. I use two full (Aeropress) scoops of plain old Folgers Classic and put just enough cream in it to knock off any bitter 'edge.' It tastes very much like those $5 cups you can buy around town, marketed as 'gourmet' coffee.

    When I'm in a hurry, I use the Keurig, and when I have company, I make a full pot of Folgers in a drip machine.

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    Re: How do You Brew Your Coffee?

    I have tried and saw GIs back in the 70s take a C-ration packet of instant coffee and put it in their mouths like Snuff.....when no hot water was available or just because. I don't have fond memories of that method.
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    Re: How do You Brew Your Coffee?

    On the rare occasion that I do drink coffee, I use Keurig K-cups. I almost always drink iced tea though.

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    I do not drink coffee. My wife brews hers on a Keurig. For Christmas, I got here some Black Rifle Coffee Company K-Cups. She is now weaned off of Starbucks.


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    Re: How do You Brew Your Coffee?

    I just used my drip coffee maker 'pour-over cone,' very similar to what SS3 shows in his picture, with one full Aeropress scoop to make one large cup of coffee. It's very good, not quite as strong as I make it in the Aeropress, but still very good.

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    Re: How do You Brew Your Coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by Teach View Post
    10 cup Bunn- - - -takes about 3 minutes to brew a 10 cup pot- - -or two, every morning. Do they make an IV drip for coffee?

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    Re: How do You Brew Your Coffee?

    I just use a keurig because it's quick and I can't mess it up lol
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    Re: How do You Brew Your Coffee?

    I have a Cuisinart 12-cup drip pot (the square one that everyone on TV has; I had it first!) for weekends and company, and a Keurig for the occasional afternoon cup. Tried a French press once and it was a pain in the tush, for not much better brew.
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    Re: How do You Brew Your Coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Chief View Post
    I have tried and saw GIs back in the 70s take a C-ration packet of instant coffee and put it in their mouths like Snuff.....when no hot water was available or just because. I don't have fond memories of that method.
    We would do that on jungle patrols and nightwatches. It was only one step below the Diesel fuel/Motor oil we'd usually brew at a MEF camp.

    Today, I just use instant. I used to brew and then I tried the K-cups and I finally said, 'The hell with it.' Place one microwave safe coffee mug filled with water into the microwave and turn on High for 3 1/2 minutes, add a scoop of instant "whatever" and some sweetener and you're done.

    It doesn't curl my nose hairs but I don't drink coffee with my pinky finger raised either.

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    Re: How do You Brew Your Coffee?

    90% of the coffee is drip out of some 'iveneverheardofit' machine that my wife bought because it had great online reviews. It makes a decent cup of coffee, but no timer- and the switch to turn it on is not a constant on switch, so I can't even hook it up to a plug timer.

    The rest is either a pour over setup, or french press.
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    Re: How do You Brew Your Coffee?

    Have the Keurig that makes single cups or a carafe, if we have company dig out the Mr. Coffee
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    Re: How do You Brew Your Coffee?

    Been using Mr. Coffee for a long, long time. We've probably been through 2 or 3 of them over the past 12-13 years, but they make good coffee and I don't see any reason to pay big buck for a maker that offers options we don't use.
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    Re: How do You Brew Your Coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by LMLarsen View Post
    I have a Cuisinart 12-cup drip pot (the square one that everyone on TV has; I had it first!) for weekends and company, and a Keurig for the occasional afternoon cup. Tried a French press once and it was a pain in the tush, for not much better brew.
    I had that same Cuisinart for many years and finally gave it away to my daughter IIRC. Nowadays it’s Keurig every day for expediency sake but I have a whole shelf in my kitchen dedicated to coffee brewing apparatus from traditional espresso coffee pots through multiple French presses all the way to a Vietnamese Phin . I love them all for different reasons and can go with whatever toots my horn at the moment. Did I mention I’m a coffee addict?!?!?
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    Re: How do You Brew Your Coffee?

    12 cup Mr Coffee, that I bought the day my youngest granddaughter was born.

    Dau-in-Law was "emergency admitted" the day before with problems, so me and the wife went down to watch their (then) other 2 kids.
    They didn't have a coffee maker in the house, so the next morning, I went to the Local walmart and picked this one up. Brought it home with me and when the coffee maker I was using here at the time died, I started using that one here. I also have a French Press that I use on rare occasion.
    I like the coffee it brews well enough, just doesn't make enough for me, at only 16oz
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    Re: How do You Brew Your Coffee?

    We got rid of our well used Mr. Coffee in favor of a Keurig.....and it made a decent cup of coffee....but after replacing it 3 times in as many years I threw the damned thing in the trash and got....you guessed it...a Mr. Coffee....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spk View Post
    We would do that on jungle patrols and nightwatches. It was only one step below the Diesel fuel/Motor oil we'd usually brew at a MEF camp.

    Today, I just use instant. I used to brew and then I tried the K-cups and I finally said, 'The hell with it.' Place one microwave safe coffee mug filled with water into the microwave and turn on High for 3 1/2 minutes, add a scoop of instant "whatever" and some sweetener and you're done.

    It doesn't curl my nose hairs but I don't drink coffee with my pinky finger raised either.
    Instant coffee isn't coffee.
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    Re: How do You Brew Your Coffee?

    Okay, don’t rip me to hard but K-cups are toooo expensive for what you get and leave a lot of trash behind. My wife has a special recipe for coffee in an old standard Mr Coffee ... filtered water, unbleached coffee filter, a special blend she picks up from the market & grinds fresh and of all things a pinch of salt. Hers is dang good but honestly the S&D coffee out of the Bunn at work is not that much different ... I ain’t a coffee connoisseur who can tell where it’s from or such just make it hot, on the strong side and not scorched and I’m okay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NCFUBAR View Post
    Okay, don’t rip me to hard but K-cups are toooo expensive for what you get and leave a lot of trash behind.
    I agree. Even a very cheap K-Cup is $.50 ea, and I'm pretty sure I'm spending $.05-$.10 ea using pour over. Additionally, it's always bothered me a bit that K-Cups are not recyclable, similar to why I rarely use plastic water bottles.
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    Re: How do You Brew Your Coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wambli Ska View Post
    I had that same Cuisinart for many years and finally gave it away to my daughter IIRC. Nowadays it’s Keurig every day for expediency sake but I have a whole shelf in my kitchen dedicated to coffee brewing apparatus from traditional espresso coffee pots through multiple French presses all the way to a Vietnamese Phin . I love them all for different reasons and can go with whatever toots my horn at the moment. Did I mention I’m a coffee addict?!?!?
    Yep, me too. Oh, and I do have an espresso machine too; just haven’t used it recently.
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    Re: How do You Brew Your Coffee?

    We gave up our trusty ol Bunn for a Cuisanart a few years ago. It makes MUCH better coffee, and only takes a couple minutes longer. K cups are too expensive.
    On the weekends, when i have time, I get out my stovetop percolating pot, and make "cowboy coffee" as my wife calls it.
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    Re: How do You Brew Your Coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by shotgunshooter3 View Post
    I agree. Even a very cheap K-Cup is $.50 ea, and I'm pretty sure I'm spending $.05-$.10 ea using pour over. Additionally, it's always bothered me a bit that K-Cups are not recyclable, similar to why I rarely use plastic water bottles.
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    Now after the coffee is brewed my wife saves those grounds for the plants and in our compost heap.
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    Re: How do You Brew Your Coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by shotgunshooter3 View Post
    I agree. Even a very cheap K-Cup is $.50 ea, and I'm pretty sure I'm spending $.05-$.10 ea using pour over. Additionally, it's always bothered me a bit that K-Cups are not recyclable, similar to why I rarely use plastic water bottles.
    There are reusable K-cups out there. I have a few because sometimes I grind one of my special coffees beans and then used the K-cup machine to brew one cup at a time. Cost is negligible and I get a cup of premium coffee, fresh ground for pennies. K-Cup is quickly rinsed and ready to reuse.
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    Re: How do You Brew Your Coffee?

    We've got a Kureg at work. Now that I've had the office gal get dark coffee for it, it's pretty tasty. the other selections they got for it suck.
    But, I won't pay the price for the cups. A cup or two a day wouldn't be bad. But since it's EASY, I'd make a bunch more.
    Fixing to make a half pot now, before I head to the cold ass garage.
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    Re: How do You Brew Your Coffee?

    We have a Hamilton Beach Flexbrew. I usually just use K-cups in it.
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    Re: How do You Brew Your Coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by Teach View Post
    10 cup Bunn- - - -takes about 3 minutes to brew a 10 cup pot- - -or two, every morning. Do they make an IV drip for coffee?

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    Re: How do You Brew Your Coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Chief View Post
    I have tried and saw GIs back in the 70s take a C-ration packet of instant coffee and put it in their mouths like Snuff.....when no hot water was available or just because. I don't have fond memories of that method.
    Damn Chief, I thought I was the only one dumb enough to try that! Haven't been that hard up in several years, but as I remember it it SUCKED!!!
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