Lets talk about COFFEE

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  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think the beans are good but at the Stumptown location in midtown I haven't had many great shots for some reason.
     
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    What kind of French Press do you have? Bodum? The Bodum Chambord looks nice. How do you keep the coffee warm if you make one liter? Fill it in a thermos bottle or put it over a warmer? It shouldn't be a problem if I prepare just half a liter in the liter jug, right?
     
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    Bodum. The 1 litre size basically makes two cups of coffee. The second cup waits in the bodum until I finish the first - usually about 5 minutes - or into a thermos. I often make a single cup with 30 gms of grounds.

    lefty
     
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    Thank you! :)

    Edit: Gotta be fucking kidding me.. Ten minutes ago it was 28€ at amazon. Now it's 39€. :fu:
     
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    I've just ordered a Chemex. Will wait with the order of the Bodum until they drop the price again.
     
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    Did you get the filters as well?

    lefty
     
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    A true connoisseur drinks the coffee immediately. :D

    In all seriousness, though, leaving the coffee in the pot is a bad idea, since it continues to steep.
     
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    @lefty: Yes. It's the key of the system, isn't it?

    @CDHagg: So what do you do? When you pour it to another beaker, it will lose lots of temperature.
     
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    Really I wouldn't worry about it. Pouring into a thermos bottle won't lose much heat, and at that point all the extraction is done anyway, so temperature doesn't matter unless you like your coffee super hot (which you shouldn't if you want to taste the coffee).

    Or you could get an insulated French press. Some are double-walled glass, Bodum sells a neoprene sleeve for their single wall presses, or you could splurge and get the Espro press.
     
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    If I plan to drink part of the press at a later time (e.g. once I'm out th door and driving), I pour it into a preheated double-walled thermos. When I brew two cups and plan to drink them both within a few minutes of each other, a preheated mug usually works. I also have a warming pad that I put the second mug on - works wonders!
     
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    Sounds tempting. But it really is expensive, 3-4x the price of a Bodum. Looks great, however. I'll read a little into it. Do you have one?
     
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    A Y Senior member

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    Yes, but I don't like it, because it leaves too much stuff below the filter, so you have to make more than you normally drink. The double filter takes up more room below than a normal French press screen, so there's a lot of liquid trapped under there. I think we talked about it on this thread a few weeks ago, because someone else has it and likes it.
     
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    this is what i do.

    do the same thing you do with your tea. i'm sure you steep and put it in a separate container to prevent it from steeping longer.

    nice thing with chemex is you dont need a separate container (although it loses temperature pretty rapidly)
     
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    My girlfriend makes french press in the morning. She uses a single cup press and just rinses it out and makes a second cup.
     
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    interesting. seems kind of a pain tho

    i got these bolivia beans from gimme that the barista recommended cuz of its vegetal notes and i find i really dislike the vegetal notes. almost tanniny like green pepper
     

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