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Re: (relax topic) what's your preferred method to make coffee?
« Reply #50 on: March 05, 2022, 11:27:28 am »
You sound like the kind of person who would be aghast at fashioning a shim for their BMW motorcycle using a bit of aluminium from a Coca Cola can, instead of a Genuine Part from Berlin.

(eheh, I did something similar because I was on the road with just a prepaid-card on budget
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Re: (relax topic) what's your preferred method to make coffee?
« Reply #51 on: March 05, 2022, 11:37:16 am »
Black Coffee Ice Cream

Love this idea. I will try soon  :D
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Re: (relax topic) what's your preferred method to make coffee?
« Reply #52 on: March 05, 2022, 12:22:43 pm »
You guys are snobs :P

I don't mind drinking the dregs off the hot plate if there are pennies beneath the pot to stop it from burning.  I've even microwaved cold coffee.

Joking aside, I do like switching between dark and light roasts and arabica and robusta beans every now and then.
 
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Re: (relax topic) what's your preferred method to make coffee?
« Reply #53 on: March 05, 2022, 03:49:19 pm »
I've even microwaved cold coffee.

That's the kind of thing that I usually do when I cannot use kitchen stove or a camping gas stove. You are not alone with that  ;D

My moka-coffee-maker is not for one cup but rather for three cups, so sometimes it makes more coffee than what I would like to drink, and another weird thing I sometimes do is storing the extra coffee in the fridge inside a glass bottle, so days later I usually boil some water and I add it to the cold coffee. The result is a hot drink where the coffee is diluted in water.

I rarely add sugar, but I sometimes add some lemon juice, or some distilled spirits, which in this case turns it into alcoholic drink.
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Re: (relax topic) what's your preferred method to make coffee?
« Reply #54 on: March 05, 2022, 04:19:43 pm »
I once had a thought: "I like coffee.  I like whisky.  I like honey."  So, I mixed them together, thinking I might have discovered an alternative to Irish Coffee.

The particular coffee blend, honey, and whisky, were all excellent when imbibed separately.  When combined, the result tasted exactly like licking an ashtray.
 
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Re: (relax topic) what's your preferred method to make coffee?
« Reply #55 on: March 05, 2022, 08:16:36 pm »
I once had a thought: "I like coffee.  I like whisky.  I like honey."  So, I mixed them together, thinking I might have discovered an alternative to Irish Coffee.

The particular coffee blend, honey, and whisky, were all excellent when imbibed separately.  When combined, the result tasted exactly like licking an ashtray.

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Re: (relax topic) what's your preferred method to make coffee?
« Reply #56 on: March 05, 2022, 09:16:24 pm »

A shot of espresso with vanilla ice cream works well too. I love a good affogato.

Too sweet (and too much sugar for diabetics like me).
 
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Re: (relax topic) what's your preferred method to make coffee?
« Reply #57 on: March 05, 2022, 11:02:57 pm »
I once had a thought: "I like coffee.  I like whisky.  I like honey."  So, I mixed them together, thinking I might have discovered an alternative to Irish Coffee.

The particular coffee blend, honey, and whisky, were all excellent when imbibed separately.  When combined, the result tasted exactly like licking an ashtray.



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Re: (relax topic) what's your preferred method to make coffee?
« Reply #58 on: March 05, 2022, 11:49:54 pm »
When still impoverished students, my wife found some recipes for commercial alcoholic beverages in "Women's Day" magazine, and we proceeded to make our own Kahlua.
As I remember, it started with immersing whole vanilla beans in very strong coffee, adding some other stuff, then mixing with high-proof vodka.
Seemed to work!
 
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Re: (relax topic) what's your preferred method to make coffee?
« Reply #59 on: March 06, 2022, 11:32:42 am »
As I remember, it started with immersing whole vanilla beans in very strong coffee, adding some other stuff, then mixing with high-proof vodka.

WOW, great idea  :D :D :D
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Re: (relax topic) what's your preferred method to make coffee?
« Reply #60 on: March 07, 2022, 03:05:39 am »
Slightly fluffy but it's all about the taste  ;D
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Re: (relax topic) what's your preferred method to make coffee?
« Reply #61 on: March 14, 2022, 10:41:15 am »
Sllluuuuuuuuuuuurpp  ;D
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Re: (relax topic) what's your preferred method to make coffee?
« Reply #62 on: March 14, 2022, 10:50:21 am »
I always tend to get better coffee when I use the aero-press than anything else (proper barista expresso excluded).
But you do need to carefully control the hot water temp and the length of time before you press.
I also use a metal aero-press filter to get more of the coffee oils into the drink

Even the nespresso machine at work doesn't hold my interest over the aero-press when using the coffee beans I like

However I've found the style/type/quality of coffee beans/grinds you use matter more than how you make it.
There are so many styles of coffee beans available that you really have to try LOTS of them to figure out exactly what you enjoy.

When looking through coffee beans or ground coffee bags at the supermarket. I find squeezing the bag and sniffing through the air vent (95% have one) will guide you to one you like the most.  The bag with the nicest smell will, more often than not, make a coffee you will like.   If you live somewhere where the supermarkets only sell beans or ground coffee which is vacuum sealed into a brick, then i'm sorry. You're just going to have to keep buying them until you find one you enjoy.
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Re: (relax topic) what's your preferred method to make coffee?
« Reply #63 on: March 14, 2022, 12:39:54 pm »
Aeropress vs French Press - Pros and Cons you Need to Know  :o :o :o


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Re: (relax topic) what's your preferred method to make coffee?
« Reply #64 on: March 14, 2022, 01:33:39 pm »
In theory you have a little more control over the Aeropress than you get in a French Press. The metal filter is a must have for it IMO as the stock paper ones are terrible. Typically the Aeropress will be a slightly cleaner tasting brew with little to no fines you tend to get with a French Press.

The Aeropress for a Camping toy is great as it is near indestructible. For preference I travel with a nice little Cup sized drip filter and ceramic grinder combo instead of the Aeropress.

For multicup as I am beyond extended hiking (got smarter as I got older) a twin walled 600ml Avanti French Press sits in my kit or I also have a fully metal Siphon Brewer that can go in for a trip.

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Re: (relax topic) what's your preferred method to make coffee?
« Reply #65 on: March 14, 2022, 02:06:00 pm »
The Answer is you need ALL OF THEM  >:D

LOL, next topic "hey guys? see my collection of coffee makers"  ;D
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including a Japanese ceramic Chemex, because it looks different and interesting :o :o :o
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talking about *cups*, this website has weird stuff  :o :o :o
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Re: (relax topic) what's your preferred method to make coffee?
« Reply #66 on: March 14, 2022, 02:41:27 pm »
Bosch Tassimo capsules, the quality-to-convenience ratio can't be beaten.
 
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Re: (relax topic) what's your preferred method to make coffee?
« Reply #67 on: March 14, 2022, 02:59:46 pm »
a spoon of nescafe gold instant espresso. hot water. lots of milk (at least 1/4 of the total volume)
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Re: (relax topic) what's your preferred method to make coffee?
« Reply #68 on: March 14, 2022, 09:40:34 pm »
so tasty  ;D
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Re: (relax topic) what's your preferred method to make coffee?
« Reply #69 on: March 14, 2022, 09:47:16 pm »
So one week ago I bought a V60 Drip Decanter, Japan Import, made by Hario, coupled with a cone mini filter made by ABE Inc and compatible with Hario V60 size2.

Tried today, the glass decanter is tough and I feel like it wont break easily, the plastic V60 brewer itself is made up to Hario's usual scratch and works without flaw, and the rubber cuff is a rubber cuff.

I guess this is kind of Hario's take on the Chemex idea. Unlike the Chemex though, it's a two-part design with a separate brewing chamber that sits in the neck of the glass decanter. It's far easier to clean than a Chemex though, with a wider 'waste' allowing you better access to the lower part. The neoprene belt is also much more maintenance friendly as well as providing excellent insulation from the hot glass in use.

I love this stuff  ;D
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Re: (relax topic) what's your preferred method to make coffee?
« Reply #70 on: March 15, 2022, 07:37:44 am »
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Re: (relax topic) what's your preferred method to make coffee?
« Reply #71 on: March 16, 2022, 03:39:07 am »
If you use Aerobie Aeropress filters, you can actually microwave the coffee without degradation in taste.
This is because the filters do filter out most of the fatty oils that get rancid fastest.

I wonder if there is a way to add something to the steeped coffee, to reduce its acidity?

Above the arctic circle, there are quite a few herbs that make for excellent infusions in alcohol (for taste, I mean).  The leaves of vaivaiskoivu (betula nana) and tunturikoivu (betula pubescens czerepanovii; prev. betula tortuosa), a small bush-sized (less than a meter tall) species of birch, also make for a nice tea (even when infused fresh).

I've mentioned I drink quite a bit of tea also, almost exclusively black teas.  There, the water temperature seems to be critical regarding the total flavour profile of the tea.  (Something to do with tannins? I dunno.)  I've often wondered how to cobble together something to provide a cup of pure water at the desired temperature.

I wonder if coffee grounds have a similar temperature dependence, just closer to boiling?  Has anyone tried steeping coffee in a pressure pot, to steep at well over 100°C water?
 
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Re: (relax topic) what's your preferred method to make coffee?
« Reply #72 on: March 16, 2022, 07:39:19 am »
Hello,
Kinto make the fastest pour over, and the Timemore Chestnut is the fastest ginder.
The rancid taste appears very few minutes after the grinding and the temperature of the liquid is contantly falling farest from the ideal one, IMHO for this peculiar application the speed is GOD.
And put something inside is a design flaw.
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Re: (relax topic) what's your preferred method to make coffee?
« Reply #73 on: March 16, 2022, 10:31:01 am »
Lucky your translation to English is better than my French :D

The little Timemore Hand Grinder works well as do the Kyocera and similar Ceramic Burred hand grinders. For Brewed process coffee they are generally all up to it but for Espresso a lot lack the ability for consistent grind size for a decent shot.

The Kinto gear looks nice but it depends on where you live as to availability. Locally I can buy it wholesale but still to many $ for me ;)



The last part I will take it to mean the brew temperature is important and so is the brew time :) 92C and something around 2-2.30 of brew time for two cups is a good start point. To slow and you get over extracted muck to fast and you miss all the good bits.
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Re: (relax topic) what's your preferred method to make coffee?
« Reply #74 on: March 16, 2022, 07:58:27 pm »
The trucated one is much better because of its superior speed and the basic dripper is only 20€
I'm only talking about the standard ordinary coffee  :-//
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