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Useless Without Coffee

Are you near worthless before your morning (afternoon, nightly?) cup of coffee? Share caffeinated tales of debauchery, discuss your favorite coffee dives...etc etc etc

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Comment by Steph S. on May 6, 2012 at 1:20pm

I'll get the Baratza Encore grinder with the Technivorm machine. Just what I needed. Thank You!

Comment by Nathan on May 6, 2012 at 12:52pm
That brewer and something like a Baratza Encore would be a killer set up for auto drip. Just adjust the grind to taste.
Comment by Steph S. on May 6, 2012 at 12:11pm
I looked and the Technivorm machine looks like the machine I'll get. Thanks again.
Comment by Steph S. on May 6, 2012 at 12:06pm
Thanks Nathan I think I'll get a high end machine for me and my mom. I think I'll go and order the machines you mentioned. I'm looking them up now. And I'll also get some high end
grinders.
Comment by Nathan on May 6, 2012 at 11:14am
In regard to machines not lasting, most people don't clean or descale their machines like they should either.

If you want a high quality drip machine, look up the Bonavita or a technivorm. Those are two of the auto drip machines endorsed by the Specialty Coffee Association of America. They differ from most home machines because they actually heat the water up to the appropriate 195-205 degrees F. Most home machines don't, incl Keurigs.

Or better yet, get a nice grinder, a kettle, and a French press or pour over cone, or Aeropress and make one up at a time. That's as close as I get to doing something religiously. Haha!
Comment by Steph S. on May 6, 2012 at 10:33am

You are right Richard. I think they make them just to last a few years or so. Even the expensive coffee makers just don't last. I might have to buy a commercial type coffee maker next.

My mom has the Keurig coffee maker (I got her for xmas) ..that you put the cups of different coffee in to brew.

Comment by Steph S. on May 5, 2012 at 10:07am

Oh hey Richard! I am making some dark roast coffee right now in fact.

Comment by Steph S. on May 4, 2012 at 8:02pm
You are a good friend Richard!
I hope all of you have a nice Friday!
Comment by Steph S. on May 4, 2012 at 5:10pm

I usually buy my gourmet coffee online .. I have some links to retailers on my discussion here. Here is the link

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/uselesswithoutcoffee/forum/topics...

Comment by Nathan on May 4, 2012 at 12:05pm

@Steph S. - What is your budget? What is your brew method? (side note: stop buying starbucks, there is far better coffee out there)

 

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