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#91 Sneakeater

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 06:38 PM

It's really kind of nuts how much better my coffee is now.

 

But I was wrong:  it isn't a life enhancement.  It's a life inhibitor.  All I want to do now is sit around my apartment and drink coffee.


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#92 taion

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 06:43 PM

Isn't it more fun to make the coffee by hand, though?

 

The mechanical satisfaction of making a pourover myself is probably a quarter or so of my enjoyment of coffee at home.

 

(It's different at a coffee shop, though.)


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 06:51 PM

I don't have the patience for that kind of fun.

 

If you really enjoy that stuff, you should cook (I myself view the actual cooking part of cooking as a necessary evil).


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 07:01 PM

I got the Sokolov book.

 

I think of making coffee at home as being like making cocktails, though. In a home setting, it's fundamentally easy to get a moderately good result. You can just slowly dodder away at making it – no real need to multitask or anything.

 

It might not be as nice, but it'll be decent.

 

Cooking on the other hand seems much more mess-up-able.


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#95 joethefoodie

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 07:05 PM

Anything one is doing in a kitchen is gonna involve some level of clean-up.



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 02:59 PM

I won't be replacing my chemex with these, for better or worse.

I'm with you.



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 04:06 PM

I had to laugh yesterday when our adult son who lives on "take out" coffee at $5 a pop poured himself and microwaved a cup of press-pot coffee leftover from our breakfast.    He took a sip and said, "God, that's good coffee!"   Oooooookay.    Maybe I should get him a French press for Christmas.    Or not.


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Posted 08 August 2016 - 10:18 PM

Our little Krups espresso maker died ages ago, so N has been making do with a cheaper one.  For her most recent birthday, I got her a classic 6-cup Bialetti Moka pot (in fire-engine red); it's her new favorite.


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Posted 03 July 2017 - 04:58 PM

Having good results with Tetsu Kasuya's 4-6 method. Doesn't even really require a timer.

 

Does require a grinder that can do a consistent medium-coarse grind, though  :P


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 02:18 AM

Our other espresso maker is dead, so N just ordered this interesting manual model.


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