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ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Sep 14, 2022 - 7:55am

 miamizsun wrote:

my dad, rest in peace, used to brew coffee and turn the unit off after and let it breathe for 24 hours or so at room temp
if he was in a pinch he's drink a "fresh" cup
he called day old coffee and after he added a gig of cream and sugar not sure it mattered 




When we're in two-person mode, we'll run the drip maker and usually have leftover coffee because we always think we have time but we don't. So the next day, that goes over ice while I think about making today's pot and the cycle continues. But I really do look forward to the day-old as much as the fresh, though I haven't done a side-by-side. 
miamizsun

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Posted: Sep 14, 2022 - 6:09am

my dad, rest in peace, used to brew coffee and turn the unit off after and let it breathe for 24 hours or so at room temp
if he was in a pinch he's drink a "fresh" cup
he called day old coffee and after he added a gig of cream and sugar not sure it mattered 


Steely_D

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Posted: Sep 13, 2022 - 4:58pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


So you let it drip and never "press" it? I guess I could go read the internet. 

I'm a big fan of the newly-acquired AeroPress but sometimes I want another cup but I am only in the mood for the fuss one time per day. 


Yep. I saw one guy who re-floods the grounds to get more, but he also starts with Folgers, so his credibility is suspect. 
The grounds all end up in the Lomi, so they meet a reasonable fate. I haven't figured the cup:grounds equation yet to see if it's a waste of coffee somehow. I think I like it more that I just don't care.


haresfur

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Posted: Sep 13, 2022 - 4:00pm

 islander wrote:

Trying a batch of cold brew (because it's hot as heck here). Most things say to brew at room temp, some say fridge. Anyone have any tips?



It's been a while but I do mine in the fridge. 

I built a cold drip system by hooking irrigation pipe with a micro-emitter drip to the spigot on an ice tea carafe. Put coffee in the aeropress over a carafe and the emitter just above the coffee. I used water with lots of ice for the drip on advice of my barista, although he doesn't use ice for his commercial drip.

It was better than cold-brew but not enough better to justify the trouble. Still a fun project.
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Sep 13, 2022 - 3:36pm

 Steely_D wrote:


I make my cold brew concentrate this way. Then when I want a cup of hot coffee, I put this in a cup and add hot water. Want cold coffee? Add concentrate and some water and some ice.
Easy peasy and the Better Half™ loves the flavor compared to regular brewed. Big difference.



So you let it drip and never "press" it? I guess I could go read the internet. 

I'm a big fan of the newly-acquired AeroPress but sometimes I want another cup but I am only in the mood for the fuss one time per day. 
maryte

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Posted: Sep 13, 2022 - 1:47pm

 islander wrote:

So do you go 12-24 hours at room temp and then into the fridge?




Exactly - typically 24 hours steeping at room temperature with the grounds, then drain it into the carafe and put it in the fridge.  I'm a weird coffee drinker - it's always cold brew, and it's always served cold with milk, no sweetener.  Same thing for my tea, except that's hot with milk, no sweetener.
islander

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Posted: Sep 13, 2022 - 12:52pm

 maryte wrote:


I am a cold brew fanatic. I use the Toddy system and leave it on the counter overnight to steep. After it's in the carafe, it goes in the fridge.

So do you go 12-24 hours at room temp and then into the fridge?


Steely_D

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Posted: Sep 13, 2022 - 12:41pm

 islander wrote:

Trying a batch of cold brew (because it's hot as heck here). Most things say to brew at room temp, some say fridge. Anyone have any tips?



I make my cold brew concentrate this way. Then when I want a cup of hot coffee, I put this in a cup and add hot water. Want cold coffee? Add concentrate and some water and some ice.
Easy peasy and the Better Half™ loves the flavor compared to regular brewed. Big difference.

maryte

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Posted: Sep 13, 2022 - 12:28pm

 islander wrote:

Trying a batch of cold brew (because it's hot as heck here). Most things say to brew at room temp, some say fridge. Anyone have any tips?



I am a cold brew fanatic. I use the Toddy system and leave it on the counter overnight to steep. After it's in the carafe, it goes in the fridge.
islander

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Posted: Sep 13, 2022 - 11:58am

Trying a batch of cold brew (because it's hot as heck here). Most things say to brew at room temp, some say fridge. Anyone have any tips?
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Sep 8, 2022 - 7:33am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

Ah, that headline made me think they'd work in a keurig which is too bad they don't but also keurigs are really fussy so maybe this hardware will be better.

I have doubts about how good the coffee actually would be after all that, though.
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Sep 8, 2022 - 6:42am

Swiss retailer rolls out ‘coffee balls’ to replace capsules
Steely_D

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Posted: Aug 20, 2022 - 2:04pm

I got another way to make coffee and this has the two-shaky-thumbs up seal of approval. It's a combo with the machine+automatic frother.

On sale now at Costco.




miamizsun

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Posted: Aug 20, 2022 - 11:52am

ok, this made me laugh...a little


ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Jun 17, 2022 - 3:42pm

 haresfur wrote:

The Melitta isn't inconsistent, you are. 
I prefer mine to the aeropress but mostly because it's easy.

edit: One of the reasons I wonder if I had covid early on is that I used to get a metallic taste from some coffee and I don't anymore. So I guess that's a win.


I agree but I don't agree that it's (much) easier. 

I like how the aeropress puts out espresso. My iced coffees have been fantastic.
haresfur

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Location: The Golden Triangle
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Posted: Jun 15, 2022 - 1:29am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Since covid, coffee tastes different to me. Either flavorless, or just bitter. Sometimes I can get an exotic roast at a coffeeshop that has good flavor so I know it's possible, but our home drip brewer doesn't produce anything to get excited about, no matter how much I spend on beans. First of all, it doesn't brew small batches well, so I have to make 8 cups or nothing. Which is a waste, sometimes, because I pour a 24-oz go cup and leave the rest for iced coffee the next day, which is fine. I drink a lot of iced coffee and day-old doesn't make a difference when you can't taste it anyway. Even in the before times, it tasted fine to me.

So to cut down on waste, I bought one of those $8 Melitta pourover jobs. It's fine and I kind of always wanted one for camping, but it's inconsistent. So into the camping kit it goes.

Yesterday I finally —after at least 20 years of pondering it— got an aeropress. It might be too fussy for a busy morning (no setting a timer overnight and waking up to hot coffee) but it couldn't be simpler or faster (we have a  160° hot water tap on the sink) and tastes great. It doesn't brew long enough to get bitter and so I can brew it strong enough to get the good flavors out of the beans.

And then I poured it over ice and added milk and sugar but I can still taste good coffee. I need a better grinder now.

So tl;dr: Aeropress is the shit. 



The Melitta isn't inconsistent, you are. 
I prefer mine to the aeropress but mostly because it's easy.

edit: One of the reasons I wonder if I had covid early on is that I used to get a metallic taste from some coffee and I don't anymore. So I guess that's a win.
islander

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Posted: Jun 14, 2022 - 9:51pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Since covid, coffee tastes different to me. Either flavorless, or just bitter. Sometimes I can get an exotic roast at a coffeeshop that has good flavor so I know it's possible, but our home drip brewer doesn't produce anything to get excited about, no matter how much I spend on beans. First of all, it doesn't brew small batches well, so I have to make 8 cups or nothing. Which is a waste, sometimes, because I pour a 24-oz go cup and leave the rest for iced coffee the next day, which is fine. I drink a lot of iced coffee and day-old doesn't make a difference when you can't taste it anyway. Even in the before times, it tasted fine to me.

So to cut down on waste, I bought one of those $8 Melitta pourover jobs. It's fine and I kind of always wanted one for camping, but it's inconsistent. So into the camping kit it goes.

Yesterday I finally —after at least 20 years of pondering it— got an aeropress. It might be too fussy for a busy morning (no setting a timer overnight and waking up to hot coffee) but it couldn't be simpler or faster (we have a  160° hot water tap on the sink) and tastes great. It doesn't brew long enough to get bitter and so I can brew it strong enough to get the good flavors out of the beans.

And then I poured it over ice and added milk and sugar but I can still taste good coffee. I need a better grinder now.

So tl;dr: Aeropress is the shit. 




I had one, and it made great coffee. But early morning on the boat, need a coffee to make a coffee, combined with an open topped precariously perched container of hot water and grounds just didn't work well for me.  I got rid of it due to space concerns, but I do think about getting another for some of our other travels now.  
miamizsun

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Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 14, 2022 - 3:53pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Since covid, coffee tastes different to me. Either flavorless, or just bitter. Sometimes I can get an exotic roast at a coffeeshop that has good flavor so I know it's possible, but our home drip brewer doesn't produce anything to get excited about, no matter how much I spend on beans. First of all, it doesn't brew small batches well, so I have to make 8 cups or nothing. Which is a waste, sometimes, because I pour a 24-oz go cup and leave the rest for iced coffee the next day, which is fine. I drink a lot of iced coffee and day-old doesn't make a difference when you can't taste it anyway. Even in the before times, it tasted fine to me.

So to cut down on waste, I bought one of those $8 Melitta pourover jobs. It's fine and I kind of always wanted one for camping, but it's inconsistent. So into the camping kit it goes.

Yesterday I finally —after at least 20 years of pondering it— got an aeropress. It might be too fussy for a busy morning (no setting a timer overnight and waking up to hot coffee) but it couldn't be simpler or faster (we have a  160° hot water tap on the sink) and tastes great. It doesn't brew long enough to get bitter and so I can brew it strong enough to get the good flavors out of the beans.

And then I poured it over ice and added milk and sugar but I can still taste good coffee. I need a better grinder now.

So tl;dr: Aeropress is the shit. 




i don't think i've ever tried one
glad your taste bugs are back
Steely_D

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Location: Biscayne Bay
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 14, 2022 - 9:11am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

So tl;dr: Aeropress is the shit. 


Yup. We always pack it in the luggage. Fits nice including some pre-ground, not much weight, and you can usually get hot water no matter where you are (except Park MGM, jerks). My “are you really buying another way to make coffee” Better Half™ really likes it. Score!

ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
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Posted: Jun 14, 2022 - 8:56am

Since covid, coffee tastes different to me. Either flavorless, or just bitter. Sometimes I can get an exotic roast at a coffeeshop that has good flavor so I know it's possible, but our home drip brewer doesn't produce anything to get excited about, no matter how much I spend on beans. First of all, it doesn't brew small batches well, so I have to make 8 cups or nothing. Which is a waste, sometimes, because I pour a 24-oz go cup and leave the rest for iced coffee the next day, which is fine. I drink a lot of iced coffee and day-old doesn't make a difference when you can't taste it anyway. Even in the before times, it tasted fine to me.

So to cut down on waste, I bought one of those $8 Melitta pourover jobs. It's fine and I kind of always wanted one for camping, but it's inconsistent. So into the camping kit it goes.

Yesterday I finally —after at least 20 years of pondering it— got an aeropress. It might be too fussy for a busy morning (no setting a timer overnight and waking up to hot coffee) but it couldn't be simpler or faster (we have a  160° hot water tap on the sink) and tastes great. It doesn't brew long enough to get bitter and so I can brew it strong enough to get the good flavors out of the beans.

And then I poured it over ice and added milk and sugar but I can still taste good coffee. I need a better grinder now.

So tl;dr: Aeropress is the shit. 


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