Originally Posted by WhateverYouLike
I just signed up for Tonx. Since I'm in the middle of nowhere, this seems perfect for me. Does anyone have any tips on how fine to grind beans and how it changes the taste? What else can you play around with?
How are you brewing your coffee? You can play with 4 parameters to affect any brew:
1. grind size
2. steep time
3. water temperature
Most people will play with 1&2, and leave 3&4 alone (but keeping them consistently the same). Depending on how you brew, you can play with some or all 4 parameters.
I'd start with French press AKA press pot, or Clever Coffee Dripper. They each have their proponents, and it depends on your tastes. If you're making coffee for lots of people, a big press pot works very well. Either are pretty cheap, and you will and should spend more on your burr grinder than the brewing device.