coffee at home - help me decide

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my morning coffee was tasty.

i was surprised how fast the water went through the filter in the melitta. i have a tea infuser cup that is sort of similar but you let the water sit in the infuser longer. i used a black cup (on the inside) so i wasn't even aware how much water i was using. nevertheless, it's a nice thing to have an coffee came out good.
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Glad it worked out for you! I'm adding it to my grocery list.
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Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
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I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
I'm so glad it worked out for you!
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I'm glad you liked it!

I pour the water in rather slowly, in a couple passes. I also muddle the grounds some as the water drips through. It tastes richer that way.
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I'm glad you liked it!

I pour the water in rather slowly, in a couple passes. I also muddle the grounds some as the water drips through. It tastes richer that way.
Originally Posted by wild~hair
good tip! i couldn't imagine how it could work as fast as the water went through. i'll slow down tomorrow morning
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my morning coffee was tasty.

i was surprised how fast the water went through the filter in the melitta. i have a tea infuser cup that is sort of similar but you let the water sit in the infuser longer. i used a black cup (on the inside) so i wasn't even aware how much water i was using. nevertheless, it's a nice thing to have an coffee came out good.
Originally Posted by luvmylocs
The best way to do it is to pour in just enough water to cover the coffee grounds and wait for 30 seconds. Then you pour the rest of the water in. It slows down the filtering process and the coffee comes out excellent.
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following the tips of wild~hair and jleighs i had a superb cup of coffee this morning!! thanks so much!
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Finally remembered to pick up a ceramic 1 cup brewer and some filters and just sat down with my first cup and it's so much better than what I was doing before. I won't even tell y'all that I was reheating coffee that had been brewed early in the morning for my afternoon cup. Coffee snobs around the world just cringed!

I used about 8oz of water and 2T of grounds, which is much stronger than what we usually brew in our automatic coffee pot. So, I was wondering what ratio of beans/water everyone else uses for the single cup?
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Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
So, I was wondering what ratio of beans/water everyone else uses for the single cup?
Originally Posted by spring1onu
for my 12 oz mug i use almost 3 full teaspoons
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It's supposed to be 2 scoops to 6 oz of water (per what I was taught in coffee school )
Quote:
Originally Posted by Poodlehead
Ah, it all makes sense now. Goldy is the puppet master!
I use 4-5 scoops [the coffee storage container I have comes with a little scoop, it's about a tablespoon] per 10 ounces of water. But I'm crazy.



But that is whole beans, ie., lots of air. I'm guessing in grounds, it's probably 3 scoops.
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Last edited by wild~hair; 02-06-2012 at 06:16 PM.
Well, 2 tablespoons was definitely too much for me, even thought that's the recommendation I've seen time and time again on coffee bags. Three teaspoons = one tablespoon so I'm going to try 1T tomorrow and see how that goes.

Thanks for the input!!




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
look what santa (i.e. my parents) bought me for christmas. my melitta has been good to me but i'm stepping into the big leagues, lol but i'll always have my melitta as a backup.
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LML, I got a Keurig for Christmas too! I also got an ecobrew reusable k cup that seems easier to use than the Keurig reusable (less to fiddle with, just fill it and pop it in).

I just wish I knew what coffee will be good and what won't. It came with several to try and so far I've only liked one, the rest were way too strong for me. And I really, really don't like the hot chocolate with the totally gross artificial sweetener taste.
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Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
my antidote to strong coffee, loads of creamer and flavored syrup and make it iced. it's salvageable that way. my daddy told me the apple cider is really sweet and i'd have to cut it with more water. i will take mine out of the box and use it tomorrow.
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Very nice Luvmylocks - enjoy!!

I got a French press! Not nearly as fancy as the Kuerig but I'm excited to have one again (my old one broke years ago)
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I use my Keurig for the few times a week that I'd like some coffee. I don't find the K-cups to be overly expensive. A box of 12 cost 9 dollars (8 with a coupon) which is less than a dollar for a cup of coffee. Cheaper than McDs!
There must be something wrong with me, I feel extremely guilty tossing a used k cup in the trash. I hate that I can't recycle that plastic.

I should start a Keurig thread to see what k cups people like and don't like or maybe search and see if there is one already.
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Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.

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