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espresso
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44.74%
french press
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36.84%
drip
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18.42%
percolate
1
2.63%
doesn't matter. house coffee at local shop
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espresso, french press, drip, percolate?

Old 12-14-05, 03:13 PM
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espresso, french press, drip, percolate?

i don't like the drip coffee we have in the office. so i grind my own beans and steep the grinds in a french press. if i had my choice, we'd have a barista in daily to pull espresso shots.
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French press when done right.
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I use a nice grind & brew drip machine, but if I were less lazy, I'd use the french press.
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My favorite is actually the the stovetop machina, pseudo espresso! But I voted for french press.
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Oh man! I forgot about my old French press. I was working in Almaty, Kazakhstan and it was hard to get decent coffee. And I was getting sick of tea. On a business trip to Vienna, I bought a ton of beans, a french press, and a coffee grinder.

When I came back to the States, I left the french press and grinder with a colleague. That was some good brew.
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I am somewhat ashamed to be the only drip voter. Particularly since I am somewhat snobbish about coffee. But like the termite, too lazy for french press. And too cheap for espresso. I like a full cup that takes a while to drink, though the occasional cappucino is good.

I will also admit to missing the espresso machine at my last employer.
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Here's some espresso pron for ya!



Damn, shouldn't have done that... it's 9pm and I'm gonna make a double-shot!
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Folgers, brewed in a vintage MR Coffee, thats what the real men drink......
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Originally Posted by CastIron
French press when done right.
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Yup, the french press is the call for me on most days. You need a quality grinder to get the job done with a french press, but it is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO worth it. Obviously, one also needs a good espresso machine, but that's a given.
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Originally Posted by DannoXYZ
That is simply wrong ... wrong.
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I voted for drip, as that's what i usually get and am used to. but like you all i'm sure, i'll drink just about anything.
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I voted drip since I drink decaf(blood pressure, don'tchaknow). Had a nice cup of decaf out of the vending machine at work this morning, as a matter of fact. Of course, I'm assuming there's no decaf espresso out there.
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Originally Posted by bac
That is simply wrong ... wrong.
That's what they call the money shot.
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Stovetop Mocha (actually an electric one) pot.
If not that then french press.

you can grind any coffee (decaf) for an espresso machine so yes
there is decaf espresso.
next question, Grind your own? Burr or blade grinder
and for the ultimate
anyone roast their own?

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Originally Posted by DannoXYZ
Here's some espresso pron for ya!
that's a beautiful shot. i'm more awake now just from looking at it.
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Originally Posted by Karldar
I'm assuming there's no decaf espresso out there.
espresso is the brewing process, so decaf is in fact available. how it compares to regular though? i won't venture to try
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Voted for espresso 'cause it is what I drink most. As far as a regular cup of joe I prefer the cold process way it beats all others hands down. And it is very convenient

You soak the grinds in cold water which produces a coffee concentrate then add it to hot water as you need it. It produces the smoothest cup of coffee you will ever have.

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Two articles about health differences between french press and filtered coffee; draw your own conclusions.

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Originally Posted by outakontroll
Folgers, brewed in a vintage MR Coffee, thats what the real men drink......
When I was in ROTC, we'd tear open the instant coffee pouch, slam it back, and drink to water to wash it down. Unless Sgt. Major was using heat tabs, then we could, too.
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Originally Posted by lotek
Stovetop Mocha (actually an electric one) pot.
If not that then french press.

you can grind any coffee (decaf) for an espresso machine so yes
there is decaf espresso.
next question, Grind your own? Burr or blade grinder
and for the ultimate
anyone roast their own?

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My brother roasts, grinds and, I guess, brews his own coffee. I'm not sure what equipment he's got. He tried some green beans once, but he said it didn't do much for him. What can I say? He likes to experiment. Brews his own beer and makes his own wine, too! Don't know about the wine or coffee, but his beer's good.
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Originally Posted by bigskymacadam
espresso is the brewing process, so decaf is in fact available. how it compares to regular though? i won't venture to try
Decaf espresso? That makes as much sense as non-alcoholic gin.
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Originally Posted by caloso
Decaf espresso? That makes as much sense as non-alcoholic gin.

Damn. A Gin & Tonic is a fine idea. Maybe I'll go home, shovel the walk, build a fire & pour a stiff G&T.
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Originally Posted by Map tester
Two articles about health differences between french press and filtered coffee; draw your own conclusions.

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Thank you for the articles. The second is a bit more convincing to me than the first but now I am considering stopping the drinking of coffee made by french press.
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Originally Posted by scottogo
Thank you for the articles. The second is a bit more convincing to me than the first but now I am considering stopping the drinking of coffee made by french press.
Here's one that says filtered coffee is just as bad: https://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/654018.stm

I like coffee, but I don't drink a liter of it everyday. In fact, just two cups per day about 3x a week before noon.

Moderation is usually the answer to a lot of people's health problems...
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