Post # 1
Every morning I drink cofee. And every morning it is at best mediocre. I’ve had good cups of coffee, I guess I just can’t make them. It’s frustrating! I had the Tassimo machine, then I got a single serve black and decker to be quick bc Darling Husband doesn’t drink coffee. Should I grind whole beans, will that help? Is there a great coffee machine out there, or is it more the beans you buy?BTW I like mild to medium bodied coffee if that helps with recommendations. Thanks for any suggestions!
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
1. Get good whole beans. We get ours from Ravens Brew Roastery, Wicked Wolf blend
2. Grind them to a coarse to medium fine consistency
3. Brew in a french press.
4. Enjoy an amazing cuppa. 🙂
Post # 4
keep your beans freshly ground and store them in an air-tight container
i love my stovetop maker: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moka_pot
but it makes a strong cup of espresso… if you like an americano you could make it with less espresso
it might be worth it to invest in a maker that grinds the beans for you:
Post # 5
I have a basic keurig.. It’s good. But at work, we have an elite model… oh, I heart it so much.
Post # 6
I have a basic keurig as well, I dont drink coffee so I use it for tea, cider and cocoa, but my Fiance is a coffee obsessed Firefighter and probably drinks 14 cups a day at the station
he complains now that I have “ruined” him with my dang Keurig and now he cant drink the coffee at the station because the keurig stuff is so good and ALWAYS perfect. Not to mention extremely convenient. He usually has 3 cups a night lol.
I have no idea how that man sleeps after that.
Post # 7
@lovekiss: +1 !!!
Used to have a Keurig but ended up giving it away. Love my french press + mini electric coffee bean grinder too much!
Post # 8
I swear by my keurig elite – it’s changed my life! My only complaint is that it’s not hot enough for me! APparently the newest model they just came out with is supposed to be hotter.
Post # 9
We have a fancy Cuisinart Grind & Brew. We like it, but it was expensive. We bought it with wedding gift cards. We have the 12 cup model with the thermal carafe.
Post # 10
I also have a Cuisinart Grind and Brew, but mine can use either ground or whole beans, and has a selection for half a pot. It’s from BB&B, and I LOVE it.
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat
Another Keurig here. My fiance got me the new one for christmas and we both loooove it.
Post # 12
I vote for French Press. A good French Press can even make “okay” coffee spectaular.
I’m sure the Keurig is nice, people rave about them, but the cost of those? YIKES!
Post # 13
@bella128: That Cuisinart is the one we have. We love it.
Post # 14
Get a grinder and grind your own beans
and get a french press 🙂
best coffee period, and you dont even have to plug a french press in!! 🙂
Post # 15
I heart my Keurig (I think I have the special edition one) too…it’s crack! soo quick and easy to use. Get a K-cup so you can explore your own coffee varieties.
Post # 16
One really important tip I was taught about brewing coffee and tea is that the temperature of the water really matters. We’re used to thinking that it just needs to be boiling water and the right amount of coffee, but unless you like your coffee way strong and tannin-y, boiling is too hot. It releases too much of the oils and flavors. That’s why sometimes coffee beans or grounds that aren’t meant to be bitter can be and have that weird burnt taste. Since you’re using machines, I’m not sure if the temperature is something you can fix. I only use a French press and love it. Good luck!