a. boredomb. maybe a cleaner cup?Like I said, I'm not looking to stop using FP completely, but rather add another method, and now that I think about it, maybe one that will produce different results for variety's sake.
PB, why is chemex a pain? Aren't both devices sort of customizable, with a million ways to vary things (I guess with AP you can control contact time better, but with Chemex you can play with saturation, temperatures, blooming and all those things as well)
I guess I want something that will allow me to try and understand different flavor profiles of coffees better, in a somewhat consistent manner, but where I can make some adjustments if needed to get more out of a...
I've had my 257 for 5 years now. I've cheated on it with a few other bags, but at the end it was always there for me. It's an amazing bag. Looks only slightly more weathered now.
Also, I'm always totally surprised by how roomy it gets when you ask it nicely. It basically seems to double in size when needed - like on those days when I have to stick an almost full 1.5" three-ring binder in a side pocket when the rest of the bag is already filled to capacity.
Been there, done that, changed my life, no regrets.
Parts of what has worked for me have been minimizing, throwing out everything that's stressing or distracting me out of my life, treating money like a way to independence and freedom rather than the ability to purchase shiny things, finding ways to do what I like and what I'm good at for a living, and so on.