Welcome to City-Data.com Forum!
U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Celebrating Memorial Day!
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Food and Drink
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
View Poll Results: Which Type Of Coffee Maker Do You Prefer: DRIP OR PERCOLATED?
I Prefer Drip Coffee Makers. 69 58.97%
I Prefer Percolator Coffee Makers. 32 27.35%
I'm Not Sure Which I Prefer. 6 5.13%
I Have No Opinion. 10 8.55%
Voters: 117. You may not vote on this poll

Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 10-02-2012, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Fruita, CO
849 posts, read 1,953,007 times
Reputation: 1278

Advertisements

I use press like some others...makes best coffee. I do use my Tassimo after dinner for a cup of cappuccino.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-03-2012, 07:58 AM
 
1,072 posts, read 1,377,872 times
Reputation: 2162
Neither, I have a Keurig and enjoy it immensely--great choice of coffees, teas and hot chocolate.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-03-2012, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
20,936 posts, read 28,426,121 times
Reputation: 24920
I used to have a drip coffee maker but ever since I got my Keurig I'll never go back.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-04-2012, 09:48 AM
 
16,235 posts, read 25,217,748 times
Reputation: 27047
Hmm...I may have to try a French press and see. Any suggestions for reasonable priced brand??
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-04-2012, 10:03 AM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
16,077 posts, read 28,557,959 times
Reputation: 18189
Quote:
Originally Posted by JanND View Post
I use an old corning glass percolator. Rich, flavorful coffee. I did enjoy my son n laws Krueger (sp?) while visiting recently...but I'm positive as much as I drink coffee I would go broke. lol
Exactly why I haven't bought a Krueger. I still have a Faberware percolater, but don't use it much.

You posted about a French Press. The Bodum Bistro is good,have had it for several years. Its nice for one cup. I still favor drip or percolator
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-04-2012, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Volcano
12,969 posts, read 28,439,744 times
Reputation: 10759
Quote:
Originally Posted by JanND View Post
Hmm...I may have to try a French press and see. Any suggestions for reasonable priced brand??
The Danish maker Bodum is the leader, with many different models at different price points, largely differentiated by decoration and appearance. Their least expensive line make fine coffee, will run about $20, and have plastic handles and lid and a glass pot. They're widely available from different stores, like Macy's and Target, Whole Latte Love, Amazon, etc. They're also the most practical line, because if you happen to break the glass you can buy a replacement from their online shop.

BODUMĀ® - Official Online Shop

A couple of things to get you started...
  • The cup sizes given are in "European coffee cups," which are about 4 oz. or half a US measuring cup. Big US mugs can equal 2 - 2.5x their cups, so size your brew accordingly.
  • The best coffee grind for a French Press is coarser than for a drip maker. Too fine a grind makes it hard to press, and leaves fine particles in the coffee that show up as sediment in the cup.
  • Measure the ground coffee directly into the pot, using the spoon provided. Then for subsequent pots use a little more or a little less to suit your taste.
  • The best temperature for making coffee is slightly below boiling. So get a rolling boil, take the kettle off the heat for 15 seconds or so, then pour over the ground coffee. If you have a digital thermometer, 195F is good.
  • After you've poured the water, place the lid on the pot and lower the press to just above the surface of the coffee.
  • After 3 -4 minutes (preferences vary) lower the press to the bottom by pushing down slowly but firmly on the rod, which will leave the brewed coffee on top and the spent grounds at the bottom, under the press.
  • Press coffee is more "lively" than other types. The coffee will continue to slowly brew, even as it slowly cools, due to suspended colloids and solids in the coffee, so many feel it is best to make only as much coffee as you will consume in about 20 minutes. Others actually appreciate the more developed taste of the later cups poured. I use an unbreakable stainless steel thermal press pot now, that I bought at REI Camping, because it keeps the coffee hot for an hour or more, and I have come to enjoy the more "mature" cup at the end. But tastes vary... do what YOU like!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-04-2012, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Fruita, CO
849 posts, read 1,953,007 times
Reputation: 1278
Quote:
Originally Posted by JanND View Post
Hmm...I may have to try a French press and see. Any suggestions for reasonable priced brand??
I don't think the brand matters much because it is very simple. I'd check at places like Ross or Tuesday Morning...You can pay $40 at Starbucks or $8 at Ross. You pick.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-05-2012, 03:47 AM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
16,077 posts, read 28,557,959 times
Reputation: 18189
Quote:
Originally Posted by nikkzone View Post
I don't think the brand matters much because it is very simple. I'd check at places like Ross or Tuesday Morning...You can pay $40 at Starbucks or $8 at Ross. You pick.
I'll disagree, the brand does matter and why I mentioned Bodum. I had another no name brand, the $10. price range. The press seal wasn't as tight and would tilt slightly to the one side when pressed down, a few of the coffee grains escaped around the edges into the coffee.

Bodums are around $24, if on sale even cheaper and most online stores heave coupon code for discounts, some offer free shipping too.

An FYI, You do have to drink immediately and not leave fresh made coffee to sit in the grains and get muddy (unless you like coffee that way).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-05-2012, 03:56 AM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
45,383 posts, read 60,575,206 times
Reputation: 60996
The taste difference is because perked coffee is boiled. I agree it makes a stronger cup. Don't discount the coffee. My opinion of name brands is that Folger's makes a crappy cup of coffee no matter how it's made. I grind my own beans right before I brew it, local brand called Oyster Reef. Yes boys and girls, I'm a coffee snob.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-05-2012, 04:16 AM
 
Location: Mayberry
36,420 posts, read 16,030,417 times
Reputation: 72788
Keurig! And yes Bodum is the best press, IMO.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Food and Drink
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

Ā© 2005-2024, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top