Coffee - gween tea

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Crocketron

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Black as pitch, either hot and cold coffees. though I end up over drinking more coffee than I should.
 

Mesh Gear Fox

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Iced coffee is my thing. Even when it's the middle of winter, I love it.
 

DietMtnDew

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I lived by Dunkin Donuts before I moved to Minnesota. Now there are barely any around and I have to make it at home or be a bougie bitch and spend 5 bucks at caribou where their idea of iced coffee is hot coffee watered down with ice. Makes me big mad.
 

Cardenio

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I'd like to make a quick guide for brewing coffee like a nerd, the point of this will hopefully be quick to the point as I imagine you will google more details on your own. Any questions I'm happy to answer.

Do I need a Burr Grinder?
Yes, yes you do. By having a Burr Grinder you can buy Whole Bean Coffee in bulk which is more economical. Whole Bean stays fresher than Pre-Ground Coffee and the good quality coffees tend to be sold Whole Bean.

Do I need a fancy Tea Kettle with adjustable temperatures?
It's nice to have for tea but for coffee no not really. Just bring the water to a boil and then pour the hot water once it stops bubbling, once the bubbling has stopped the water will immmediately be around the optimal 205 Fahrenheit.

What Brewing Device should I use?
Two most popular methods are French Press and Chemex. They're both great because of their simplistic design and that they're easy to clean. I used to prefer my French Press but now have gravitated towards Chemex which to me gives a cleaner coffee. Be aware that the Chemex is significantly more expensive in the long run as you pay roughly 12 cents a paper filter. Paying 12 cents extra is worth it to me though as I no longer have to clean coffee grinds from the sink.

How much should I be paying at the end?
My Burr Grinder is 5 years old and cost me $200 new, my Chemex was $50, French Press $40. So you're in the ballpark of spending $300 for equipment and after that all you have to pay for is Coffee Beans and Filters. If you're a daily coffee drinker that's a small investment and you'll without a doubt save money in the long run.
 

qu_rahn

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lol @ $200 grinder

I got my Krups grinder from the thrift store for 2 dollars. They're $15 new.

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I've had it for 3 years, works great
 

Cardenio

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lol @ $200 grinder

I got my Krups grinder from the thrift store for 2 dollars. They're $15 new.

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I've had it for 3 years, works great
Yeah, oversight on my part Burr grinder is only neccessary on Non-Filtered Coffee Brewing techniques. So you're sticking to old school drip or the Chemex then you can use blade.

Blade vs Burr: Burr Grinder gives a uniform grind and is the only way to make sure your coffee is fine enough for Espresso and Turkish Coffee. I would not use Blade for French Press else you'll likely end up with some nasty muddy coffee.
 

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Been drinking my coffee almost exclusively black now. Less stuff I have to do to get my fix I suppose.
 

Grotesque Bushes

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Free. I'll drink whatever my current employer provides, usually half and half with milk to kill the flavour of ass and regret you get from workplace coffee. At home I drink tea.
 

TheghostofAlfred

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Free. I'll drink whatever my current employer provides, usually half and half with tard cum to kill the flavour of ass and regret you get from workplace coffee. At home I drink tea.
Discounted I make mine at home with whatever kpods I get on discount. Call me basic but pumpkin spice is my favorite.
 

Grotesque Bushes

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Discounted I make mine at home with whatever kpods I get on discount. Call me basic but pumpkin spice is my favorite.
Dunno about Keurig, my office orders Nescafe pods. Each and every flavor is a bouquet of battery acid, shame, bitterness and seldom cleaned industrial plumbing. Vanilla and Caramel plus a ton of milk makes it palatable.
 

TheghostofAlfred

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Dunno about Keurig, my office orders Nescafe pods. Each and every flavor is a bouquet of battery acid, shame, bitterness and seldom cleaned industrial plumbing. Vanilla and Caramel plus a ton of tard cum makes it palatable.
Had a nespresso machine at home tasted like ass. Keurig is better.
 

Monika H.

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I learned to blend different kinf of coffees at home for different tastes and go for Italian brands always.
 

I should be working

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Voortrekker Coffee:
Step 1: Crush Coffee Beans with back of wooden spoon.
Step 2: Toss Coffee Beans into iron kettle with cold water.
Step 3: Bring to boil.
Step 4: Poor into mug.
Step 5: Drink.

Dad used to make it like this when we went camping, beans were cheaper than instant back then.
I've Enjoyed drinking it like this ever since.
 

Kaiser Wilhelm's Ghost

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It needs to be said.

I like my coffee like I like my women.

Dark, bitter, and cold on the inside.

I reality though I prefer good fresh ground coffee made in a press, though considering where I live instant is the norm unless it's a weekend I usually won't go through the ritual and opt for that instead.

I usually prefer milk with sugar, but recently I've been enjoying just having a nice black cup of dark roast.
 

General Disarray

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Way back when Gevalia used to give you samples with free shit like mugs and coffee carafes, they had a selection called Celebes (also called Sulawesi). I'm coming into a little money soon and I think I am going to splurge on a pound. I use half-and-half and a little sugar in mine, which I know isn't the best tack to take with a specialty coffee, but it's still damn good. Expensive as hell though, like over $20 per pound.
Oh well I am treating myself anyway.
 

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Café Bustelo beans in a Bialetti Moka Express, mixed with 1 tsp sugar in the raw, and poured over Ice and cut with a little filtered water.
 

TheghostofAlfred

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Black roast freshly brewed a splash of heavy cream some sugar and a dash of cinnamon if im bored. Otherwise pumpkin spice creamer no cinnamon.