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Old 01-06-2009, 02:43 PM
 
Location: South GA
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Ok, so if I decide to grind my beans.........are grinders expensive, or are there some lower end ones just as good - I mean I just need to grind a coffee bean so how expensive could that be???
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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not a secret
$300 capresso #455 coffee team therm
and a cuisinart grinder
I have the Capresso Coffeeteam that grinds the beans and then makes the coffee. The best part is that you don't have to measure the beans. You select the number of cups you want, the grind and the strength and it does all the work. Any good quality bean will do - I like the ones Costco sells and they roast them right in the store. I use a thermal carafe if the coffee is going to sit for more than 30 minutes.
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:23 PM
 
Location: South GA
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Wow! That is a lot of money! Must be worth it!
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:25 PM
 
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The OP is not going to buy a $300 coffee maker, folks. No, grinders are not expensive. The upgrade from buying grounds to buying whole beans will make a big difference, even if you only buy the "cheap" beans.

I would recommend making a couple small test batches to see how strong you like it. As you can see from this thread, some like one teaspoon per cup, some like a half tablespoon, and some like close to a full tablespoon. I like at least a full tablespoon of grounds per coffee-maker cup (an 8 cup batch usually yields 4 cups of coffee). Anyway, make up a weak batch and a strong batch and see which you like better. I cannot stand weak coffee, but many people like it.

A couple things I have heard people doing to tame the acidity include salt and also crushed eggshell, which can neutralize some of the acid. For me, the acid is part of the flavor of the coffee. If you want a coffee with less bite, you can find a milder roast with a mellower flavor.
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Burlington VT
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Ok, so if I decide to grind my beans.........are grinders expensive, or are there some lower end ones just as good - I mean I just need to grind a coffee bean so how expensive could that be???
I have a grinder. I still use it occasionally. But Bustello comes ground in a can, and grinding the coffee for every batch, frankly, gets old.
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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Wow! That is a lot of money! Must be worth it!
Actually, I got a great deal on my Capresso. They retail for $199, but I paid $150 thanks to an employee discount and a damaged box. But I would willingly pay $199 to replace this one - I love it that much.

However, if you don't make/drink coffee daily, it might be a bit much. I have a Mr. Coffee grinder I bought for about $20 that has outlasted 2 fancy burr grinders. Oh, and the pot I had before the Capresso that made the best cup of coffee was a Braun.
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:54 PM
 
Location: South GA
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Thanks! 20$ sounds a little more reasonable!
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:39 PM
 
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I just buy a 3in1 coffee... complete coffee mix... I am not good in making a perfect cup of coffee...
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Old 01-10-2009, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I just put a cinnamon stick in with the grounds--and then let it brew out into the pot--easy, cheap and goooood
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Old 01-10-2009, 11:18 AM
 
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