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Posted 3/20/15
Don't you just hate it when you get a warm cup of coffee and it turns out to be watery? I just brewed a cup for myself and this just happened.
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Posted 3/20/15
Disgusting.
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Posted 3/20/15
Im a coffee drinker, and a watered down cup is the pits. How did you mess it up brewing it for yourself? lol

Keurigs are convenient, but they generally come out weaker then I prefer with the exception of one or two brands. a Grind and Brew is the way to go.
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Posted 3/20/15
I always hate when that happens. or you make it way too strong. uggh
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Posted 3/20/15
Happens with our Keuirg sometimes
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Posted 3/20/15
I use a cheap little Hamilton Beach Coffe maker that brews either a 12 cup pot on one side or a single brew on the other. I've had it for about 3 years. I got it after going through 2 keurigs dying on me. It brews wonderfully and I can make my coffee as strong as I like.
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Posted 3/20/15
French press all day every day.

Coarse grind, however much you like, best flavor.
Posted 3/20/15

Kageru77 wrote:

Im a coffee drinker, and a watered down cup is the pits. How did you mess it up brewing it for yourself? lol

Keurigs are convenient, but they generally come out weaker then I prefer with the exception of one or two brands. a Grind and Brew is the way to go.


Since I use the french press as my method of brewing I added too little coffee grounds (didn't measure this time just eye balled it).
Posted 3/20/15
I really hate coffee, so I can't really relate...
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Posted 3/20/15
hmm I dont recall ever having french press coffee. I think Ill pick one up and try it out. I usually drink 7-11 or keurig coffee, but every now and then I need a cup of something really good to sit back and enjoy.
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Posted 3/20/15
Gross. I hate drinking any super diluted drink.
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Posted 3/20/15
Yes! I used to drink some iced coffee and watch batman beyond as my little relax time during the day, lol.
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Posted 3/20/15

Kageru77 wrote:

hmm I dont recall ever having french press coffee. I think Ill pick one up and try it out. I usually drink 7-11 or keurig coffee, but every now and then I need a cup of something really good to sit back and enjoy.


The beauty of the French press is in its elegant simplicity and the great coffee it can make.

You just need a coarse grind. In many ways, this is easier to get than fine or medium grind if someone decides to give you a bag of whole coffee beans as a gift. I buy whole beans and simply grind my morning coffee with a mortar and pestle. It's very easy once you get used to it, and you can control exactly how coarse you want it. You can grind extra to get the work out of the way, and you don't need a specialized grinder, and you don't have to wash much. Cheap, tidy, low-tech, easy.

Put the coffee in the press and fill it with the appropriate amount of hot water. Wait a 1 to 3 minutes (up to you) while leaving the container open, then put the top on and depress the circular mesh thing that goes on the inside.

If you end up with weak coffee, it will be completely your fault and you can just add more coffee next time until you end up with a strength that you like. Or you can err on the side of too strong, then add some hot water to balance it out. I love my French press. It's so easy to make good coffee. It's basically just hot water, a fine net, and the coffee beans. The design prevents the whole affair from being a mess.
Posted 3/20/15

The beauty of the French press is in its elegant simplicity and the great coffee it can make.


Have to agree, I'm not a big coffee drinker but french presses are the way to go.

On a completely different topic this reminds me of the time my moms ex b/f would try to make bread in a bread maker, he always failed. I tried it once and always made good bread. Never did understand how you could fail with an automatic bread maker...
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Posted 3/20/15


thanks. I actually watched a few different videos from a few different people to see if there were any differences in how people do it. seems easy enough, and practical for someone like myself.
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