Originally Posted by CyanideDragon
If I have time, I like the Pikes Roast @ Starbucks. Black w/ splenda. Every once in a while, I have them drop a shot of espresso if I'm feeling slower than normal.
Ugh, I resort to that if I'm late out the door but Starbucks coffee tastes like burnt crap. Most mornings I go with Lion's coffee (chocolate macadamia, really compliments the flavor of the coffee) need to try out some of the Stumptown stuff though, have had it in store but not beans.
Originally Posted by Robert
Started using a French press recently. Question: How long should I let it steep before pressing?
Only a few seconds with the water just over the grounds for it to "bloom" and then press and server immediately, if you leave it in there with the grounds sitting it'll come out with a burnt bitterness. You also want to start out with non-boiling water to prevent the burning ^^Ah, you beat me to it! I was going to suggest the Chemex system to all the french pressers. If Kiya ever sees this thread, he's an advocate of it (although it is a more involved process, you can't just set it and walk away