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Old 07-09-2010, 11:22 AM   #1
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I'm tired of the crap that comes out of the drip pots and want to get back into a coffee press.
Can anyone recommend me a press and grinder for under $200CDN?

I had a Krups burr grinder before and it was great. Is there better for the money?
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:23 PM   #2
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I love coffee, but still make it with the ol' trusty coffee pot.
I've had coffee made some of the different ways you can make it, and really, when I want some coffee in the morning, or late at night, I really don't give a flying sh/t how its made. [rofl]
Once I run out of my coffee that I do have, I am going to start buying beans from all over the world to find out whom I like best.


You might be better off looking around and reading reviews on some coffee connoisseur website.
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:25 PM   #3
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I thought of that. I belong to forums for all my other addcitions. May as well be a member of a coffee one as well. Just hard to find reputable ones.
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Old 07-09-2010, 06:34 PM   #4
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Im addicted and get headaches when i dont drink coffee
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:13 AM   #5
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I'm tired of the crap that comes out of the drip pots and want to get back into a coffee press.
Can anyone recommend me a press and grinder for under $200CDN?

I had a Krups burr grinder before and it was great. Is there better for the money?
http://www.morningbrewcoffee.com/bia...99-p-3222.html

coffee press....
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:57 AM   #6
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I have a Maestro Plus grinder and I use either an AeroPress or a Bodum French press depending on my mood.
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Old 07-10-2010, 03:10 AM   #7
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I'm liking my Nespresso machine. Several Italians have told me that short of an 800 euro espresso machine, Nespresso is about the best you can get at home.
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Old 07-10-2010, 04:04 AM   #8
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you know several italians?
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Old 07-10-2010, 04:07 AM   #9
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you know several italians?
I employ several Italians, so the answer to your question is indeed yes
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Old 08-09-2010, 01:03 PM   #10
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I have a Maestro Plus grinder and I use either an AeroPress or a Bodum French press depending on my mood.
What is the difference between the two?
Any problems with jamming on the Maestro?
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Old 08-09-2010, 01:35 PM   #11
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I'm currently thinking:

Capresso Infinity Burr Grinder
Bodum Brazil 8 cup press
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Old 08-09-2010, 01:58 PM   #12
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Anyone try Kopi Luwak?
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Old 08-09-2010, 02:06 PM   #13
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Anyone try Kopi Luwak?
serial carpens made a thread about it I think.
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Old 08-09-2010, 08:05 PM   #14
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Anyone try Kopi Luwak?
Yes. And its wonderful too.

Capresso Infinity Burr Grinder That grinder is great. Easy to use, no issues so far (I've had it for most of this year) No idea on the press, but be sure the filter can handle fine ground. (unless you're never going to use the grinder to make any)
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Old 08-10-2010, 02:10 AM   #15
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You can't say drip Coffee sucks and then use a Coffee press
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Old 08-10-2010, 03:46 AM   #16
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What is the difference between the two?
Any problems with jamming on the Maestro?
The Maestro Plus is good. Delivers a nice, even grind. The build quality leaves a little to be desired and it can build up a bit of a static charge but I'm happy enough.

The Aeropress is sort of like a Clover machine in concept, except IMO it delivers better results and it costs about 1/500th what a Clover used to cost before Starbucks bought out Clover. You insert a filter, then finely-ground coffee, then hot water. Stir it up a little and use the plunger to press the water down through the grounds using air pressure. The result is very smooth, strong coffee and since none of the grounds get into the cup it stays for a long time without souring. You can drink the concentrate it delivers (like an espresso) or dilute it (like an Americano). Takes a little practice but delivers great results.

A French press is a French press. No rocket science here - just straight up excellent coffee that is universally agreed to be amongst the best you can get at home.

I've tried coffee out of a lot of machines and with both French presses and the Aeropress being so cheap, I think it's just not worth getting anything else for home. My favorite coffee on Earth comes out of a Synesso but that's obviously not suitable for home.
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Old 08-10-2010, 04:46 AM   #17
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A French press is a French press. No rocket science here - just straight up excellent coffee that is universally agreed to be amongst the best you can get at home.
I must be on his ignore list.
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Old 09-09-2010, 03:08 PM   #18
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You can't say drip Coffee sucks and then use a Coffee press
Care to elaborate...
A drip pot runs water over the beans for a short period of time whereas a press has the beans soaking in the water....
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Old 09-10-2010, 03:15 AM   #19
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Care to elaborate...
A drip pot runs water over the beans for a short period of time whereas a press has the beans soaking in the water....
The key to ANY good coffee machine is pressure. By forcing hot warer through the coffee quickly with pressure, the tasty good stuff gets out and the rest stays in.

The principle applies for good professional machines and even the nespresso sytem. The cool thing about the moka express is that operates with high pressure (the boiling water vapor pushes the water through the coffee), yet is very cheap.

as 10 espressi a day peson I should know
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:31 AM   #20
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you can get awesome coffee from a french press.. particularly if you use strong beans and dont leave the water in long.

beans i have now i can pour boiling water on - press down the press, and the coffee kicks ass.

plus if i go camping i can stick the press in a rucksack, theres something excellent about drinking fresh coffee in the morning, in a field somewhere, in a tent.
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