Coffee

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  1. Jojo

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    Evan, how long have you had that coffee grinder? I'm in the market for a new one and that one looks good. I do believe in getting a good grinder and they usually aren't cheap. We bought this Burr one (link below) for over $75 and it worked great for about a year and then broke. My husband fixed it and then it broke again so i gave up using it. So now I have Starbucks grind my french roast and i end up wasting coffee that way because when i get low i buy more french roast and then start using the fresh grind and end up throwing out the other because it's old.

    https://www.amazon.com/Bodum-Grinde...512661741&sr=1-8&keywords=Burr+coffee+grinder
     
  2. Jojo

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    Hahahaha @Skip Enge . I know what you mean though. When we would go visit my mother in law she to made Folgers in a Mr. Coffee and it was bad enough that she used Folgers but she also made it weak! So I started bringing my own coffee and press and making my own coffee. I didn't care if it seemed rude. I could not drink that stuff she made and i need my coffee.

    I use an Oomph, which is like the Aeropress. It travels easily. Doesn't need filters. And makes great coffee.
     
  3. Trapper

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    JoJo. The burr grinder in my photo is the one Evan provided a link to. It makes a very uniform flake for my press.
     
  4. Skip Enge

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    I picked up a Bodum stainless french Press years ago...and love it...I am aware of Burr grinders...like I am aware of the value of a Vitamix or commercial blenders...but I just can't allocated the room on the small kitchen counters...We already have stuff stowed away ...We need a 400 square ft kitchen! buit that ain't happenin'!
     
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    I have a small kitchen too and one of the reasons we went to the Aeropress and Oomph press is so we didn't have a coffee maker sitting on the counter. We keep our Vitamix hidden in a drawer built especially for heavier kitchenware. @Trapper have you had that grinder longer than a year? I don't mind spending extra on a good grinder but i want to know it will last, unlike the one i bought.
     
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    I just got it a week ago.
     
  7. Skip Enge

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    Good Morning! coffee.jpg
     
  8. Evan Burck

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    Had that one for over a year. We clean it about once a month. Still going strong.
     
  9. scifidelity

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    When I go camping/ backpacking/ fishing, I simply weigh and grind my beans ahead, store in a airtight container, and bring a few Chemex bonded filters (natural/ unbleached). I use a Snowpeak 700 mini pot to boil the water and a Snowpeak pour over stand (collapsible). I bring my MSR dragonfly stove and white gas bottle, though an MSR pocket rocket with butane canister would be much more compact.

    https://www.rei.com/product/100184/snow-peak-folding-coffee-pour-over-brewer?
     
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  10. Skip Enge

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    I have the same one too (thanks Evan). After a ton of research people seem to be happy with its performance and longevity. It's the consumer end of a commercial brand so durability should be good. Oversized motor and replaceable burrs. I've read the burrs should be good for hundreds of pounds of coffee before needing replacement. I believe everything else is replaceable/rebuildable too.


    Nice setup! I got the same grinder and have that kettle in my Amazon wishlist. We use a french press on the weekends and I use an Aeropress at work now.

    But the wife still likes an auto drip machine for the mornings. Our Mr. Coffee is on it's last leg so I started searching for a replacement. Thanks to my new-found good coffee appreciation, I just ordered a Technivorm Moccamaster auto drip. They retail at like $309(!!!) and have been jumping between $250 and $300 on Amazon. Dropped to $225 yesterday and I pulled the trigger. A little spendy, but they are SCAA certified (the correct brew temp/time), hand made in the Netherlands, and proven to last decades. Supposed to brew a great cup.
     
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    That's a pretty cool camping setup!
     
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  13. napawino (Roger Craft)

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    You guys are pretty fancy. I buy Costco Kirkland Columbian Roast, and make it in whatever I have at hand. At home, a Cuisinart drip maker, in the field, I have an old school "percolator" for the fire or the camp stove. I like my coffee black and strong, just like my women. j/k
     
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    I have found that well brewed fresh roasted coffee is on a whole new level, and it's hard to go back. It's similar to making the jump to micro brews. After coming to love a good IPA, it's pretty hard to enjoy and Ice House.
     
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    Sounds like I need to stop by for a cup of this black gold and see what all the fuss is about
     
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