How do you make your coffee?

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How do you make your coffee?

  1. Brew a pot of coffee.

    56 vote(s)
    44.4%
  2. Keurig brewer.

    46 vote(s)
    36.5%
  3. French press.

    7 vote(s)
    5.6%
  4. Pour-over.

    2 vote(s)
    1.6%
  5. Buy from a store, cafe, etc.

    7 vote(s)
    5.6%
  6. Other (please describe).

    8 vote(s)
    6.3%
  1. no2cyclones

    no2cyclones Mariner Moose
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    My wife and I have bounced back and forth between a Keurig and a pot of coffee, depending on the day and how busy we are. It made me wonder, what is most common among the CFers out there? I know there are other methods, too, including French press, pour over, etc.

    So, how do you make your coffee?
     
  2. Bigman38

    Bigman38 Well-Known Member

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    Keurig FTW. I rarely drink more than a cup at a time anyways.
     
  3. 3TrueFans

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    Keurig, my wife doesn't drink coffee and I usually just have a cup in the morning. In before coffee snobs (I assume that's a thing).
     
  4. no2cyclones

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    Just added a poll at the top!
     
  5. cycloneG

    cycloneG Well-Known Member

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    Coffee snob alert!!!!!!

    I use a drip coffee maker with a gold plated filter and filtered water. I grind my own beans and only use beans that are locally roasted and I know how long ago they were roasted.
     
  6. 3TrueFans

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    I can't decide if this is so ridiculous it has to be true or so ridiculous it can't be true.
     
  7. TXCyclones

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    I like the convenience of the Kuerig, but I hate the taste of the coffee from it. I love Nespresso coffee though!
     
  8. mfelske

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    Keurig at work, drip at home and French press when we're camping.
     
  9. BKLYNCyclone

    BKLYNCyclone Well-Known Member

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    Pour over... Best of both worlds IMO. Gives me unlimited options on the beans I use (typically Half-Wit out of chicago or Grumpy out of Brooklyn), lets me tailor it specifically to my tastes (grind size/amount of coffee, amount of water, pouring time), makes a single cup at a time relatively quickly. Cheaper to get into than a keurig or coffee pot. (biggest expense is the kettle, but it isn't completely necessary, though it does make it easier). I also use a digital scale with a timer for consistent results.

    Lately I'm pulling two triple shots via my rancilio sylvia (paired with the rancilio rocky grinder, half-wit triforce espresso beans) and pouring over ice.
     
  10. cycloneG

    cycloneG Well-Known Member

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    Hate on!!!
     
  11. pulse

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    Drip if I'm impatient and want it now.
    French press if I want more flavor and can wait a few minutes.
    Espresso if I'm at work.
     
  12. BKLYNCyclone

    BKLYNCyclone Well-Known Member

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    Switch to pour over... You'll be happier, trust me! If convenience is an issue get one of the electric pots and a hario v60 (plastic is cheap, and has less thermal impact than the ceramic).
     
  13. Doc

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    Sometimes french press and sometimes drip. Keurig's are gross.
     
  14. Cyclones_R_GR8

    Cyclones_R_GR8 Well-Known Member

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    At home I just get those coffee bags (like a tea bag). Boil water and let it sit a few minutes. If I make coffee at home it is usually just one cup. I have a coffee pot but if I make a pot of coffee I'll probably drink the whole thing and I don't want to do that.
     
  15. GTO

    GTO Well-Known Member

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    I hate coffee. Hate the smell, hate the taste. Just thought I'd put that out there! :smile:
     
  16. Clonefan32

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    I recently switched from the K-Cups to the cup where you put your own coffee grind in it. I much prefer it to the cups, the flavor is better and it is much more economical.
     
  17. Bigman38

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    I'm not a huge fan either, but health wise you can't beat it for caffeine.
     
  18. 3TrueFans

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    I hate the taste of black coffee, gotta doctor it up real good.
     
  19. no2cyclones

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    We did this recently, too. The savings are more than I initially thought. Plus, it lets you experiment with different amounts of grind on the coffee beans, different amounts of grounds, and flavor to taste, all without committing to making a full pot of coffee.
     
  20. Stewo

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    French press. I traditionally use Starbucks whole bean and grind at home. Can't beat the taste. Of course, I like coffee like I like my men, black.
     

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