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Tell Me About Your Coffee Maker

Post icon  Posted 28 September 2013 - 10:15 AM

Greetings,

I'm looking to buy a coffee maker and I figured what better place to get buying suggestions than a forum full of programmers and techies.

So, please tell me about your coffee maker and what you like and hate about it. Of course, it's not useful unless I can find it online so please also provide a link to where I can buy it if I want to.

I am tired of buying things without having education on what I'm buying first. I always end up buying crappy products and I'm sick of it.

I really hope that from this I can find an optimal coffee making solution.

Thanks.

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 10:43 AM

How about and here's the howto.

What I like about it is it brews coffee. What I dislike is the coffee.

Jim

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 11:26 AM

I have this crappy 5 cup generic coffee maker from a Walmart Black Friday special. The little lid at the top where you put your coffee doesn't even shut all the way. lol.

I want a Keurig. :(
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Posted 28 September 2013 - 12:40 PM

Most people that I know that are coffee hipsters swear by their French Press. I'd have to find out what kind though. Speaking of which, I really need to bother to get a Coffee Maker for my place to, so I shall derive use from this thread as well.
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Re: Tell Me About Your Coffee Maker

Posted 28 September 2013 - 03:43 PM

View Postjimblumberg, on 28 September 2013 - 05:43 PM, said:

How about and here's the howto.

What I like about it is it brews coffee. What I dislike is the coffee.

Jim


That looks good for camping.
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Re: Tell Me About Your Coffee Maker

Posted 30 September 2013 - 12:49 PM

Get a Keurig.
Then get Donut House k-cups.
Make. Sip. Enjoy.
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Posted 30 September 2013 - 01:01 PM

Keurigs are awesome.

The coffee maker at my shop is used daily, but it's one of those old metal ones. I got it for free, one of our earliest jobs was (sadly) cleaning out a garage for a client! lol. We got to keep any crap she was throwing away.

My technician doesn't always line it up right when he starts it, & it drips all over the place.
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Posted 30 September 2013 - 01:03 PM

View PostBenignDesign, on 30 September 2013 - 03:49 PM, said:

Get a Keurig.
Then get Donut House k-cups.
Make. Sip. Enjoy.

this but we use a variety of different brand coffies
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Posted 30 September 2013 - 01:38 PM

i have a keurig. i also use the reusable filter instead of the k-cups. cheaper, less waste, same coffee.
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Posted 30 September 2013 - 01:40 PM

My coffee maker? Let's see - She's 5'4'', 110 lbs, Asian, black hair. That's about it, really...

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 01:46 PM

I brew coffee in a tea pot. So far it hasn't responded with the standard-compliant "418 I'm a teapot". People never seem to follow the standards these days... More here.
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Posted 30 September 2013 - 02:59 PM

I have and like an aeropress, a ceramic cone filter (what the hipsters are calling a "pour-over" now, but it's really just a ceramic version of this:
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and a french press. The french press actually broke after many years of use, so I have to replace the press part.

I use two hand-cranked grinders, a porlex set to espresso grind for the aeropress, and a larger and more traditional one for coarse grind, which is now set to something that works for the cone filter.

You can get a good hand-grinder for ~$40, and a ceramic cone filter holder is maybe $15, and that's really all you need to make one or two cups in the morning, and a few more throughout the afternoon, and maybe one after dinner.

The Aeropress is a cool gadget, it makes a coffee that's more like an espresso. It runs maybe $30. The most expensive piece of my coffee kit is actually the Porlex grinder. There's no need to have one of these unless you're really worried that the burrs on your ordinary grinder will wear out in the next ten years or so. (but it does do a nice fine grind, which is good for the aeropress)

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 03:00 PM

everyone i know who has an aeropress swears by it.
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Posted 30 September 2013 - 03:04 PM

I'm drinking coffee from it right now. It's pretty damned tasty.

And Cary Doctorow likes it, so really, that's two out of two geeks. What more do you need?
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Posted 30 September 2013 - 03:11 PM

a beautiful woman.
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