Coffee Question

So the coffee at my work is REALLY horrible (one of those Flavia machines with "flavored" coffees etc) so I want to just make my own coffee. Here is the question: should I buy a french press or my own personal 4 cup coffee maker?

why do you say that?

I don’t know, now that I think about it, a regular coffee machine might be easier to use.
i’m in the same boat. i make coffee at home and stick it in a thermos so its still plenty hot when i get to work. Although that wouldn’t work so well if you wanted more than one helping of coffee through the day…god knows i could use more than one sometimes.
I make coffee at work, not cause the coffee is terrible but the water they use and the pipes that the water goes through is terrible. I have both a french press and a 10 cup drip. I use the company’s coffee packets with bottled water.

I like the french press coffee better, but the drip is far more convenient and the coffee I get is still better than the company coffee. So I stick with the 10 drip. It is the Hamilton Beach Brew Station.

Yea, I usually want another cup of coffee around 9am

I make coffee at work, not cause the coffee is terrible but the water they use and the pipes that the water goes through is terrible. I have both a french press and a 10 cup drip. I use the company’s coffee packets with bottled water.

I like the french press coffee better, but the drip is far more convenient and the coffee I get is still better than the company coffee. So I stick with the 10 drip. It is the Hamilton Beach Brew Station.

Thanks for your suggestion! I do think that a drip would be easier than having a french press, plus it would make my office smell divine!
i got a senseo machine for free from some OT hot deal links. makes a cup in a minute
French press is better, and you just have to put hot water in it. they even make insulated ones now to keep your coffee warmer. Why not get that?
French press is better for taste/flavor and you’ll get more body out of your coffee, but they’re kind of annoying. If you don’t have the right grind you’ll get tons of grains in your coffee, if you don’t get the proportions right it can ruin it, and you have to let it sit for at least 4 minutes before pressing. It can take a while sometimes.
French Press takes 4 min + time to boil water, but makes great coffee every time if you have a good grinder
I’m a new coffee lover– so I don’t have my own personal grinder yet. I get my coffee ground at my local coffee shop though, do you think that would be good enough for a french press?
of course it would be. As long as you use it quick enough and store it in a freezer. Just let them know you are gunna use it in a french press so they can grind it a little bigger. But, yeah, only the pretentious coffee drinkers would say you need a $200 grinder for french press
Put a water filter on the faucet near the coffeemaker and start a collection for buying replacement filters. I did this at my office and nobody used it for about three months, but then one by one they all started using it and it goes through a filter every couple of weeks. The coffee tastes much better just having the filtered water.
French press, hands down…It takes about 10 minutes…best cup of coffee ever!

This is relevant
well crap. I went ahead and bought a 4 cup drip. Now I am regretting it.
french press if you like more of a bold taste/aroma

you can always get an electric kettle or hot pot express type thing and make instant style coffee

werd.. just get a 50 dollar burr grinder or something
french press. otherwise you might as well be drinking instant.
folgers used to make a similar coffee that came in type of "tea bag". they were ok, beat drinking that crap flavored coffee.

Yes, yes it is relevant.
The french press is too much of a pain in the ass for me. I grind up my Trader Joes columbian coffee the night before and load up the CoffeeMaster or whatever I have, dump in a pitcher of Brita water, and set the alarm for 5AM. Also, I get the faucet going hot and fill up my thermos. I have one of those old-school Stanley green steel thermosses. 501, I walk over and hit the button, go back and hit snooze, wait nine minutes for the snooze button to wake me up again.

520, I dump a little sugar, some milk, and pour the pot of coffee in the thermos. Cap it and put it in my backpack. There’s a big mug of coffee left in the pot so that’s what I drink while I wait for breakfast to cook up.

It’s at least ten cups in the thermos and it stays hot til noon and warm enough until about 4PM.
This makes awesome coffee, better than french press I think.

I only drink this and espresso.

This makes awesome coffee, better than french press I think.

I only drink this and espresso.

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This is much better coffee than French Press. Also you don’t really need a burr grinder unless you have a good expresso machine. Like Ranchilio or soemthing.

I’m not sure why everyone thinks french press is the greatest thing. It’s not that good coffee. A vacuum pot is cheaper, can make much more coffee, and tastes much better as well.

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This is much better coffee than French Press. Also you don’t really need a burr grinder unless you have a good expresso machine. Like Ranchilio or soemthing.

I’m not sure why everyone thinks french press is the greatest thing. It’s not that good coffee. A vacuum pot is cheaper, can make much more coffee, and tastes much better as well.

wait a second— what is that!?!?!?

Italian Coffeepot Moka: this delicious method use an alluminium coffee pot (the most famous brand is Bialetti) composed from three connected parts: a boiler in which the ebullition water brings him, the metallic filter in which the dust of coffee is set, a superior container in which Fitness coffee goes up ready finally to be taste. Water passes through the coffee thanks to the pressure furnished by the vapor. The time of contact between coffee and water is of about 1 minute. A drink results from the definite taste of it, of middle corposit? and from the intense aroma of coffee, herbs and spices. As a rule you’ll use aprox. 6/7 grams of Fitness Coffee (avoid to press the dust in the filter) to get a cup of 40-50 mls.

From–http://www.fitnesscoffee.com/index.preparation.htm

Italian Coffeepot Moka: this delicious method use an alluminium coffee pot (the most famous brand is Bialetti) composed from three connected parts: a boiler in which the ebullition water brings him, the metallic filter in which the dust of coffee is set, a superior container in which Fitness coffee goes up ready finally to be taste. Water passes through the coffee thanks to the pressure furnished by the vapor. The time of contact between coffee and water is of about 1 minute. A drink results from the definite taste of it, of middle corposit? and from the intense aroma of coffee, herbs and spices. As a rule you’ll use aprox. 6/7 grams of Fitness Coffee (avoid to press the dust in the filter) to get a cup of 40-50 mls.

From–http://www.fitnesscoffee.com/index.preparation.htm

Those things are . I have a 1-cup one that I adore. It makes a slightly bigger mess than my french press though, as it spits a little coffee all over the stove when I use it. It was also only like $5 at a discount store though.

Storing beans/grounds in a fridge or freezer can ruin the coffee. This is a huge urban legend passed down through housewives and ignorant people.

When you put beans or grounds in a fridge or freezer the temperature drops. This temperature drop causes condensation and that small amount of liquid will ruin the coffee. It is especially worse for ground coffee, whole beans can still be alright. Furthermore, making the grounds colder doesn’t make them last longer.

Opened (ie no longer airtight) beans are good for 7 days. Once you grind the beans they are good for ~24 hours, but up to 48 hours is OK if you’re not picky. Always store grounds and beans in a sealed container at room temperature in a safe/dry location.

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This is much better coffee than French Press. Also you don’t really need a burr grinder unless you have a good expresso machine. Like Ranchilio or soemthing.

I’m not sure why everyone thinks french press is the greatest thing. It’s not that good coffee. A vacuum pot is cheaper, can make much more coffee, and tastes much better as well.

That is espresso. It’s just under lower pressure than the big expensive standalone espresso machines.

I have one. They’re made by Bialetti, and yes, the coffee they make is great.

Then it’s not espresso.

If you have a stove get one of those Italian stove top expresso makers, they make really good coffie and IKEA has a stainless steel one for cheap (~20 bucks)