(Closed) best coffee maker? i need help!

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Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • 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 # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have a basic keurig.. It’s good. But at work, we have an elite model… oh, I heart it so  much. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@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
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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
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Sugar bee
  • 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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@bella128:  That Cuisinart is the one we have. We love it.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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!

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