How do you make your coffee?

Discussion in 'The Good Life' started by gorgo2, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Assuming you drink it at all (there are certain insane, non-coffee drinking folk walking around society unmonitored, rumor has it), how do you make yours? We use a '50s G.E. Atomic-type perc - borrowed pic attached - but I've had my eye on an all-glass Pyrex stovetop job at a local shop.

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  2. GeneRector

    GeneRector Active Member

    :) Howdy! I use a Mr. Coffee. I have used Mr. Coffee for about 40 years now. They last a few years, then I buy another one. I used a percolater during college. Always, Gene
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  3. gregindallas

    gregindallas Rolls Razor Revivalist

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  4. Art Vandelay

    Art Vandelay Active Member

    I use a French press each morning, and grind my beans in a Gaggia grinder.
  5. SharpSpine

    SharpSpine Well-Known Member

    I use a Hamilton Beach BrewStation 12-cup auto-drip. I grind my own beans which I purchase from a local roaster. I thought about roasting my own beans as Steve (swarden43) does, but I just don't have the time for that. I also have a French Press (or press pot if you prefer) which I also enjoy. I like the flavor of the coffee a bit more when it retains all of its oils.
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  6. Brian

    Brian Active Member

    A small French Press, beans bought and fresh ground at the market. But I have been looking at a small antique hand grinder to get a rougher grind.
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  7. Jake

    Jake Well-Known Member

    Aeropress is the only way to go. Try it, you'll love it.
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  8. SharpSpine

    SharpSpine Well-Known Member

    That looks interesting. I'll have to pick one up soon.
  9. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    A Krups drip machine.

    @Brian - only takes me 40 minutes to roast up a pound!
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  10. SharpSpine

    SharpSpine Well-Known Member

    Steve, I don't think my wife would give me 40 minutes in her kitchen! :happy102:
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  11. madmedic

    madmedic Resistance Is Futile

    I use either an Aropress or a stove pot. The Aeropress is much smoother.
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  12. southernscribbler

    southernscribbler Well-Known Member

    Bunn drip machine here. It really does make a full pot in 4 minutes. (yep, I timed it) They supply a reaming tool in the box that it comes in, so you can remove the sprayer and ream out the build up of scale, keeping it clear.
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  13. Shawna

    Shawna 1000 Music Tag Bonus Points Awarded!

    I was a Bunn fan for years, still have my most recent one. Now, Keurig is the way to go for me. Simple and quick! :)
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  14. wyatt46

    wyatt46 Well-Known Member

    Black and Decker drip right now, Looking for a vintage percolator and
    possibly purchasing a cold press system in the new year.
    Love my coffee
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  15. ajsaxs

    ajsaxs Active Member

    Vintage is the only way to go.

    I have repaired and restored vintage small appliances for years.
    I have a few favorites for good coffee brewing:

    1) Sunbeam Vacuum Master. Find one. Best tasting coffee period.
    2) Sunbeam AP Series percolator. Very tasty perk coffee.
    3) Farberware (Bronx, NY) Perk. Very good.
    4) Corning Electric Perk. Good coffee.

    I really like the Silex Vacuum pot for the stove top.

    Now a word on Toast.
    I can't start the day without it.
    My toaster of choice: 1955 Toastmaster Powermatic.
    I've used this toaster for 25+ years. It's all original. I've never repaired it.
    Great design and over the top quality. Almost 60 years of great tasting toast.
  16. ChemErik

    ChemErik Mr. Personality

    Whole beans, occasionally freshly roasted from the local shop, but more often bagged from the grocery store.
    Freshly ground by hand in a hand grinder.
    Brewed in an automatic drip coffee maker.

    All that is for the days I drink coffee, if I've had enough sleep and I'm not taking a to-go mug I'll usually drink tea (loose leaf).
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  17. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    I've thought about a hand grinder. What kind do you have, Erik?
    I'm currently using a Cuisinart burr grinder.
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  18. BassTone

    BassTone Well-Known Member

    Starbucks Barista burr grinder by Solis
    Either: Chemex, Bodum "French Press" or Ikea made stainless steel stove-top espresso or "Mocha" pot. When we have more space, I'd like to have a nice vacuum pot too.
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  19. smitty

    smitty Member

    i like the old cowboy coffee boiling water in a mug with 2 spoonfuls of coffee let it sit for a few min stir and most of the coffee goes to the bottom its nice and strong but you have to leave the last sip or 2 in the cup unless you like chewing the coffee ooo and got to be black no sugar
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  20. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    Coffee machine, coffee grounds, cup, spoon, water, sugar, milk. Repeat. :p
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