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Old 09-08-2016, 03:27 PM   #21
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I bought this grinder a few years ago, works great and adjusting the grind and amount is really easy-
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Old 09-08-2016, 03:28 PM   #22
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That's a good question, Hack. I guess it's simply the best tasting cup of coffee I can produce without having to buy an expensive brewer. I like a good full bodied coffee I suppose but it doesn't necessarily have to be strong. I also don't really like having the grit at the bottom which I guess could be an issue with a french press but figured that's why you use a coarse grind. I'm going to have to see what those Aeropresses are all about, hadn't heard of those before.
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Old 09-08-2016, 03:30 PM   #23
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Pourover is cheap, quick and easy as well.
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Pourover is cheap, quick and easy as well.
I mostly moved away from using my French press because cleaning up was a bit of a pain. I wanted to avoid getting the grounds down my sink as much as possible.

Aeropress is great for cleanup. Simple to make one cup, and pop the used grounds into the garbage. I've also learned to really like my Chemex brewer. Takes a little more time than the Aeropress, but can more efficiently make a few mugs worth if you need more than a cup at a time.
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That's a good question, Hack. I guess it's simply the best tasting cup of coffee I can produce without having to buy an expensive brewer. I like a good full bodied coffee I suppose but it doesn't necessarily have to be strong. I also don't really like having the grit at the bottom which I guess could be an issue with a french press but figured that's why you use a coarse grind. I'm going to have to see what those Aeropresses are all about, hadn't heard of those before.
I think you'd really like it. Very easy to clean and it is absolutely without sediment. Even though I do like a good french press, the aeropress takes the guesswork out of it.

Also, upside down method is the way I go.. just makes things easier:

Waiting the 3 mins isn't really necessary
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Old 09-08-2016, 07:16 PM   #26
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I have a Keurig with refillable k-cups, a cheap blade grinder and beans from Costco. Good enough for me.
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Old 09-08-2016, 10:47 PM   #27
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When I lived in Calgary, I used to like Kawa.
They had both 49th parallel and Inteligentia which are both great. If they're still going strong, go get a bag and ask them to grind it for a french press. Bumpy's was a good option too.
I'm sure there's many more options since my time as well.
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Old 09-09-2016, 06:30 AM   #28
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I am fortunate that here in Panama the Highlands of Boquete produces some of the best coffee in the world. I buy fresh roasted whole beans in bulk right from the plantation.
However, that's where the greatness ends. It took a long time to find even the most basic grinder and french press here.
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Old 09-09-2016, 08:25 AM   #29
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I have a french press that I rarely use - I've made a great cup of coffee with it but I've made way more bitter or watery cups. I didn't take enough time to narrow down the variables so never quite got it figured out.

I use an aeropress on weekends and that seems far more consistent. I have a hand burr grinder and get the ethical beans or kickinghorse beans and I really enjoy the results.
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I try and vacation once a year somewhere in Central America. When south my wife and I load up on beans and bring them home. It usually lasts us about six months.

We use a french press and a blade grinder - I've never heard of the burr grinder before but Ill look into it.

We have a stainless FP because we always broke the glass ones. My wife is really interested in the La Creuset one.

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Crickle Creek out of Priddis is where I get my coffee. It might be pricy ($17/lb or $9/half lb) but it's just so good.

I'm an Aeropress guy too.

I order online and they deliver for free on Thursdays to Calgary locations.
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Old 09-09-2016, 08:41 PM   #32
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I use One Coffee brand organic pods for Keurig.
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Update:

Dumped the Keurig and bought a burr grinder and regular drip coffee pot. Burr grinder is pretty slick actually, I quite like it. Despite not spending a ton on it (~$50) it does a pretty good job.

Didn't spend much on the coffee pot. It started off well but seems like it's not doing great already, flavour isn't as good as the first few pots were. For a regular drip coffee pot, is there such thing as a bad one? Does buying more expensive make any difference?

I do have a french press and it's great to have the burr grinder for that is it has a setting especially for them but it's a bit of a hassle that I don't want to deal with on weekday mornings. That's more of a weekend thing.
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Ya, cheap drip machines(and expensive ones) if they don't get hot enough will not make good coffee. That would be the biggest issue. I bought a Krupps one a few years ago from Costco and it gets hotter than my old Cuisinart one, and makes better java.
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