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    Quote Originally Posted by muslady;3735440;
    This is how I do it too. I don't have time in the morning to work with a french press. My class starts at 7:50am and I have to be awake because my kids sure aren't!
    BTW the cinnamon is good unless the coffee has a chocolately flavor.
    I've never been a big fan of chocolate flavored coffees. When I go to coffee houses I usually order something with either vanilla or caramel. There is a new trendy coffee house in town that actually draws hearts and trees in your foam!

    I may need to try the French press, it sounds very popular here so it must be good!
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    Re: Coffee

    Quote Originally Posted by CaliLily;3735453;
    I've never been a big fan of chocolate flavored coffees. When I go to coffee houses I usually order something with either vanilla or caramel. There is a new trendy coffee house in town that actually draws hearts and trees in your foam!

    I may need to try the French press, it sounds very popular here so it must be good!
    I said this wrong it is blended. Here is the description of one but not my favorite because I'm not a fan of dark roast:

    El Diablo Dark Roast
    Our flagship dark roast offers a different look at some of the best coffees we have available each season. Delicious dark chocolate notes are softened by a seductive buttery sweetness and accented with mild floral flavors. The finish is sweet, elegant, and crystal clean.

    This is good just not my household's favorite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellen;3735358;
    There's a little more time involved than just dumping grounds into a filter and cold water into the well, but for me the process doesn't take any more than 10 minutes. I grind (coarsely) coffee beans for my press. At the same time, I heat the water in the teakettle. Put ground beans in the glass part of the press that looks like a big beaker. Pour in the water just off-boil. Stir. Let sit four minutes. Press. Drink and enjoy. Cleaning is not complicated. I just unscrew the press part, wash everything in hot soapy water, rinse, and either towel-dry or air dry. Only takes a few minutes!
    I do it same as Ellen. I put keep a teakettle on the stove and while I'm putting the coffee in the press, I have the water on to boil. It is a few extra steps than the drip coffee pot, but it's so worth it. The taste is just incredible.
    I don't even rinse mine in soapy water. I just rinse it in water and it all comes out fine.

    Honestly, it takes me about the same amount of time to make a french press pot as it takes the drip maker to make a full pot. It takes about 4-5 min. for the water to boil and then 4 min. to sit in the press. I use that time to get breakfast, let the dogs, out, refill water bowls for the dogs, etc. Stuff I have to do anyway.

    I have both the large size and the one cup size. I got both at Target. The large one was around $20. It is glass and plastic. I have seen them for over $40. But I wouldn't pay it.
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    Re: Coffee

    Quote Originally Posted by hepcat;3734682;
    I like the flavor with a French press, but I don't like that a second cup is cold. Maybe I need a better quality one? I have a Tassimo and I use it about 90% of the time for a cup of very strong coffee. Occasionally I will make cappuccino or a latte but first thing in the morning, it is so easy to put in a pod and press a button. My recycling takes the pods, too.
    I know what you mean about the cold second cup. I drip my coffee, but may get the French press out after reading all your posts. I usually put my coffee in a small stainless thermos after I brew it to keep the rest warm. That works pretty well.

    MRD - to add to your french press purchasing ideas - I have seen them at very good prices at Ross. They have some great name brand products for the kitchen at a steep discount.

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    Re: Coffee

    I even know the local restuarants that use french presses and one of the local coffee shops does too, so if I want to have good coffee out, I know where to go. That's usually if I'm meeting friends. If I'm by myself and just want a quick cup, I can make do with McDonald's, Liquid Hiway or Dunkin Donuts.
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    Mine is a Bodum -- the "beaker" is glass, the press and holder are plastic and stainless, 4-cup. Less than 15 bucks at either TJ Maxx or Tuesday Morning (I forget where I got it several years ago).
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    Quote Originally Posted by myrosiedog;3735640;
    I even know the local restuarants that use french presses and one of the local coffee shops does too, so if I want to have good coffee out, I know where to go. That's usually if I'm meeting friends. If I'm by myself and just want a quick cup, I can make do with McDonald's, Liquid Hiway or Dunkin Donuts.
    If I'm on the go and buy coffee, I LOVE Dunkin Donuts! Their coffee is so rich and good. I much prefer it over Starbucks coffee.
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    I just put in my Christmas wish for a coffee press and good coffee with my siblings. Yea!
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    Hmm -- the Ped-Egg. The neti pot. Is the French press the new FoRT trend?
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    Re: Coffee

    A serving of coffee is supposedly 6 ounces. If I fill my dripmaker carafe to the 6 serving mark, it doesnt equal 36 ounces. It's more like 32 ounces. So do you measure water in a liquid measure cup to be exact? Or do you fill your coffee maker to the serving mark on the carafe, and just add slightly less coffee than a tablespoon per serving? A lot of coffee web sites advise using 2 tablespoons of coffee per serving. I just find that way too strong for my taste.
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