Coffee, anyone?

Re: Coffee, anyone?

PostBy: Ed.A On: Sun Dec 30, 2007 8:09 pm

I bought a Keurig coffee machine a month ago ( oK the wife came home with it), I like it.....A LOT. I burn through more coffee now than ever, basically becuase it takes just 30 seconds to get a cup "O" Joe, or Tea or Cocoa. I buy online and it averages .40 a cup, not bad IMO. The Varieties of coffee available are extensive and quite good. I've always liked the high pressure & super heated forced water systems. This works on that principle and does a good job of it.
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Re: Coffee, anyone?

PostBy: europachris On: Sun Dec 30, 2007 8:25 pm

Is it more of an espresso type beverage or true coffee? I've not tried any of the pod/pressure type machines. My uncle has a Lavazza Espresso Point machine that uses pods and brews a pretty decent espresso.

Only problem with the pod machines is that you're locked into a particular type/style of pod which can limit variety and drive up cost. But, you sure can't beat the convenience!

My method is a little more labor intensive - first I have to go roast the beans at least a day beforehand, and then warm up the machine, grind the beans, etc.
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Re: Coffee, anyone?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Dec 30, 2007 10:36 pm

This is getting way to sophisticated for me...I'm clinging to my relic of a vacuum pot over here...
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Re: Coffee, anyone?

PostBy: av8r On: Sun Dec 30, 2007 10:42 pm

I've used a Krups with a gold filter for years. Last year I bought a Mellita 1:1 pod machine. Makes very good coffee and tea, makes it quickly and everyone raves about the flavor, so I guess it was a good $28 investment!
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Re: Coffee, anyone?

PostBy: Ed.A On: Sun Dec 30, 2007 11:09 pm

europachris wrote:Is it more of an espresso type beverage or true coffee? I've not tried any of the pod/pressure type machines. My uncle has a Lavazza Espresso Point machine that uses pods and brews a pretty decent espresso.

Only problem with the pod machines is that you're locked into a particular type/style of pod which can limit variety and drive up cost. But, you sure can't beat the convenience!

My method is a little more labor intensive - first I have to go roast the beans at least a day beforehand, and then warm up the machine, grind the beans, etc.


Kinda sorta, but not really.
I bought (Ok, ok..the wife) bought an optional cup with a screen where you add your own favorite coffee or Tea, or Cocoa, so you really aren't locked into anything anymore.
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Re: Coffee, anyone?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue May 01, 2012 10:01 pm

I had to retire my Sunbeam Coffeemaster about 2 years ago, the gasket finally failed and I got tired of searching eBay for old coffeemakers that might have a good gasket. I reverted to using a Corningware stove top percolator, which needs to be watched and timed. Today one of my friends who knows of my fascination with vacuum coffee makers, the Coffeemaster in particular, came up with a website from a company that reproduces the gasket:
http://www.dayseal.com/
So I ordered one and well see, hopefully my C30C will be operating once more.
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http://baharris.org/coffee/History.htm
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Re: Coffee, anyone?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed May 02, 2012 5:40 am

I just picked up a 9 cup Pyrex Percolator for my wife, it makes great coffee.
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Re: Coffee, anyone?

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed May 02, 2012 5:44 am

Very cool machines, every one! It's been a lonnnng time since I used a vac maker, so long I can't remember the make, but it does seem the gasket died and that was the end. It's good to know there's plenty of backup if I miss making coffee some Saturday morning. :)
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Re: Coffee, anyone?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed May 02, 2012 6:50 am

That's a classic, Rob!
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Re: Coffee, anyone?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed May 02, 2012 6:59 am

According to the tag on the box it sold for $3.60 in 1963. :D

They also came in 4 and 6 cup models.
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Re: Coffee, anyone?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed May 02, 2012 7:53 am

I remember the smaller model, my parents had one.

If you have cash you don't know what to do with...

http://www.bodum.com/us/en-us/shop/detail/1208-01/
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Re: Coffee, anyone?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed May 02, 2012 8:06 am

Wood'nCoal wrote:If you have cash you don't know what to do with...

http://www.bodum.com/us/en-us/shop/detail/1208-01/


That costs half as much as our current "grind & brew" whiz bang coffee maker that my wife bought last year. :oops:
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Re: Coffee, anyone?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed May 02, 2012 8:47 am

But you have to babysit it until the water is sent up to the top.
The trend towards the drip coffeemakers is partly due to the fact that once you start it you can walk away. The Sunbeam Coffeemaster works that way, once you start it everything happens automatically. Sort of like an EFM. :D
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Re: Coffee, anyone?

PostBy: wsherrick On: Wed May 02, 2012 1:29 pm

I have three perculators. One is an expensive Faber Ware electric perulator, I have a fancy electric, Art Deco electric perculator from the early 20's, it has the matching sugar and creamer vessels to go with it. (this gets used when I have company) AND I have a stove top perculator to make coffee on the base burner. No drip coffee machine shall ever enter this house hold.
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Re: Coffee, anyone?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed May 02, 2012 7:37 pm

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