I selected “Basic Coffee Pot” as the nearest choice, but it’s a very good “basic” coffee pot. I prefer the drip style of coffee. It makes decent coffee, and after all, the important thing is the bean, and the quality of roast. I knew, when I retired, that I’d be taking a step down in quality, since I live in the middle of no where, and I’m not going to roast my own beans.
It’s a compromise, but I’m okay with it. Currently I’m drinking a light roasted Tanzanian Peaberry, and I like it. I make a half pot of coffee in the morning, using the amount of ground beans that would be used for a pot (because I loathe weak coffee).
Man, it’s getting close to bed time for me, and now I want coffee. It’s one of life’s blessings that I really love.
@Superllama7 Yep, breakfast this morning is my leftover prime rib from last night, two fresh eggs (from our chickens) over easy, toasted English muffin and hot black coffee from the Aeropress. Life is good.
with the Motif Essential Pour Over Coffee Brewer w/ Thermal Carafe I bought here in July - makes excellent coffee in any amount and keeps it warm for hours.
I’d like an espresso maker but not something that produces
“Specialty Brew” that is like espresso but maybe not actual espresso?
I use the Bluetooth speaker/K-cup machine that I bought on Meh a while back. I’m really surprised at how many people don’t drink coffee. I can’t even imagine life without it. It’s so tasty, warm, and I think, comforting. For me it’s not even about the caffeine, it’s the flavor. Tho, it tears my tummy to shreds. Worth it. I suffer the consequences because the rewards are worth it!
@f00l@JnKL And you are to blame that they just updated the APA system of documenting footnotes and references after a 10 year hiatus. Now I have to actually go look at it to see what is different. Shit. Oh wait. It needs to be Fuck. That is a certain scapegoat’s fault too.
I fill 2 k cup thingys with coffee then put one in the machine and push the button then wander off to take a piss and come back and the coffee is done and go check my email and slurp coffee. When that cup is finished I go back into the kitchen and take out the used k cup and throw it in the sink the put the unused on in the machine and push the button by this time I need to take another piss and do so and when I come back the second cup of coffee is done then I get back to read news and bullshitting with friends from high school while sluping the second cup of coffee when it is gone I start doing stuff.
Ninja. I’ve had one for a year and a half. Love it. Keurig brewed coffee, while convenient, is watery and uninspiring when compared to Ninja brewed coffee. I always use the iced or specialty setting for near espresso strength. The next time you hear someone pronounce it “eXpresso,” interrupt them to tell them about the alarming results you just received from recent “S-RAYS” you had taken at Urgent Care.
Ninja note: when prompted to clean it (or if it starts behaving erratically), fill the reservoir with the recommended vinegar/water ratio per instructions, but hold the CLEAN button until the clock changes to “03:59.” That’s the 4 hour clean, as opposed to the standard 1 hour clean. It will prevent the CLEAN prompt from occurring as often, and get rid of strange, mis-timed brewing behavior.
I have had the other version of this machine with the glass carafe for several years now and it’s been an all around solid appliance. Whoever designed the cleaning cycle needs a swift kick in the face, but that’s probably just my opinion and I’m kind of weird about how things work sometimes. I use the rich brew(with filtered water and I grind probably about every week or so) pretty much exclusively though I have used the over ice option a few times. It’s okay, just not my cup of tea. If it’s still being made when my current one goes out, I’ll exchange some of the green paper that I earn from the work I do for another one. And that’s pretty much the highest compliment I can give to an inanimate object.
@sixstringslim: when prompted to clean it (or if it starts behaving erratically), fill the reservoir with the recommended vinegar/water ratio per instructions, but hold the CLEAN button until the clock changes to “03:59.” That’s the 4 hour clean, as opposed to the standard 1 hour clean. It will prevent the CLEAN prompt from occurring as often, and get rid of strange, mis-timed brewing behavior.
In an SCAA approved drip machine made by Breville. Almost like a pour over done manually but the machine makes it without me doing it. have had the machine for over three years now and have been happy brewing at least a pot a day for that entire time. when it dies i’ll get a similar replacement machine. thanks for asking.
@j37hr0 The other reason I’ve seen for the “5 beeps of death” is caused by air having been sucked into the pump. Unplug the unit, remove the carafe and water reservoir, tip it on its side, and depress the water fill plunger in the center where the fill reservoir installs into.
At last count, I had 30-some-odd different coffee brewing devices and I’ve added a few since then. I considered getting today’s meh deal, but the Essentials Motif Pour over thing I got a few weeks ago is still sitting here unopened and I was able to resist today’s offering… I’m not jonesing quite hard enough yet. (“Hi. I’m Baqui and I’m an addict…”)
While on vacation in Istanbul earlier this month, I looked around a bit for a balance syphon but did not find one. (Without the freedom to overspend granted by being on vacation, plus the amazingly great exchange rate of US dollars to Turkish Lira, I don’t think I’ll be able to buy myself a balance syphon given their normal price tags. I did get some excellent rugs tho, 78+ years old, handmade with natural dyes and tribal patterns… Given what real rugs cost tho, I cannot see myself starting to collect them.
Regardless, at home I almost always use a 1.5 liter French press with freshly ground coffee to make 1-2 days worth of coffee. I have several espresso machines and occasionally use one of them when I want something with less caffeine later in the day. At work, it is usually freshly ground coffee with a crappy old automatic drip brewer.
I have an AeroPress that makes coffee that I like a lot. Then I have emergency Waka instant coffee that I also like a lot.
But I have always fantasized about coffee not requiring morning pre-coffee preparation. (Can’t drink Waka every morning. Too expensive. And probably less good than the AeroPress coffee.) otoh, $80 is a lot for a coffee machine that is not a legit espresso machine.
I know, I’ll drink coffee.
Then I’ll understand whether or not I should buy this coffee maker.
A big difference to me is taste. I do not add sweetener or a milk or faux-milk product to my coffee.
A good third wave roast doesn’t need it and has a very unique taste, even the same beans from the same farm roasted by 2 different shops won’t be exactly the same.
There is room in this world for all coffee lovers, even if some of us are more snobby about it than others.
@Cerridwyn@mike808 Yeah, I’ll pay $3/cup for some of the better instant coffee and figure it’s actually 6 times better, or whatever. Can’t do that every day though. It adds up.
Back when I tried them, I didn’t like Voila as well as Swift or Sudden. Whatever I had from Voila had more non-coffee flavors, when I only wanted coffee. Of the four, I think Waka’s cheapest (around $1/cup from Amazon), and still good enough to be better than nothing. And still too expensive to drink very much.