How do you make your coffee?

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

  1. swarden43

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

    I've been using a stovetop popper for the past seven or so years. All I've ever used.
    $35 at Target. I have read reviews on those fancy roasters that go for $300, then only last three, maybe four, years.
    My popper shows no sign of giving up.
  2. Red Rider

    Red Rider Well-Known Member

    Like my Bonavita. Secret if making under 6 cups is to pass 2 cups of water through machine to heat things up. Espresso and espresso based drinks for me when not using Bonavita. Part of my lever collection.
    A guy got to have hobbies you know ;)
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  3. chevyguy

    chevyguy Well-Known Member

    I really like the coffee that I make in my Cuisinart Brew Central 12-cup drip coffeemaker. The trick is making sure your machine is clean, and transfer the coffee to a preheated insulated carafe right after it's brewed.

  4. chevyguy

    chevyguy Well-Known Member

    I use a Presto Air popper when I roast beans. It get's them to that important 2nd crack.

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  5. chevyguy

    chevyguy Well-Known Member

    Nice looking machine, how old is it?.

  6. swarden43

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

    I've never used an air popper.
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  7. Erik Redd

    Erik Redd Lizabeth, baby, I'm comin' to join ya.

    It works pretty well. It's very easy to use, but you can only do small amounts at a time.
  8. swarden43

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

    I only do half a pound at a time.
    Dirigo Blue is saved for weekends.
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  9. Erik Redd

    Erik Redd Lizabeth, baby, I'm comin' to join ya.

    An air popper only does about 2.5 ounces at a time. It gives a very even, controllable roast but be prepared to spend a lot of time roasting if you drink a lot of coffee.
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  10. swarden43

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

    No doubt it really blows the chaff around.
  11. MntnMan62

    MntnMan62 Well-Known Member

    I thought I'd bump this thread. I'm considering this machine. I haven't actually seen one in person but I'm intrigued by the possibility of making 9 bars without spending a fortune. It's called the Cafelat Robot. The one with the gauge is their Barista model. If this thing can make a good shot of real espresso, then I may just have to pick one of these up.

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  12. PatrickA51

    PatrickA51 Well-Known Member

    That looks interesting.
    I still like my Mr. Coffee coffee maker.
  13. PatrickA51

    PatrickA51 Well-Known Member

    I still use my Mr.Coffee 12 cup coffee maker.:angry019::happy088::happy096:
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  14. PatrickA51

    PatrickA51 Well-Known Member

    Yes I do they work great.
  15. Marc Bagwell

    Marc Bagwell Well-Known Member

    I use a pour ver Bunn. Make a fantastic brew in 3 minutes for an entire pot.
  16. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I'd like to get one of these ...

    But normally I use a Mr Coffee and a couple stainless camp percolators.

    A last choice of mine is Nescafe .... in my opinion, still pretty yummy! :eatdrink013:
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  17. Laird

    Laird Well-Known Member

    I drink my coffee black. Usually buy the two and a half pound bags of Starbucks French Roast (or Verona when they have it) at Costco. Grind two or three cups worth at a time in one of those top loading push button blade grinders that everybody says not to use. Boil a regular kitchen kettle (not a special goose neck) on our gas range and wait a little over a minute after shutting off the heat from a rolling boil. Ceramic pour over on top of a mug, paper filter with my preferred amount of grounds and three pours. First one just wets the grounds, second pour slow and a little more volume to increase the brew time and create a "crema" or whatever ya call the lighter chocolatey look to the grounds. Third pour fast and high to give it a stir and fast drip-through. After doing it this way for years I rarely mis-judge the levels and over pour. Lift the ceramic and filter away, give the black coffee a stir with the teaspoon I used to take grounds from the grinder. This spoon has an almost imperceptible amount of micro-fine powdered coffee grounds on it. It does not leave coarse grounds in the bottom of the cup like cowboy coffee, and does not leave a pile of sludge like french press. It just seems to create a nice mouth feel similar to a perc coffee but without the "boiled" thing that perc sometimes gets. No special high dollar gear. Stove, filter, regular kettle, cheapo electric grinder. Well....I do get kinda fancy. I fill the kettle with cold filtered water from the fridge.
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  18. PatrickA51

    PatrickA51 Well-Known Member

    Sounds like it makes an excellent cup of coffee :eatdrink013::signs107:

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