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Innula Zenovka

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Consider getting one of these instead of throwing your money at Starbucks:


That's a perfectly okay entry level portafilter espresso machine. Much cheaper in the long run and you can make all kinds of coffee with it. Tastes better, too.


(If you feel like spending more money, the Rancilio Silvia or Gaggia Classic would be an upgrade to the machine from the video.)
This (which cost £5 at the local supermarket), combined with decent coffee, works for me most of the time:

 

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I have both, a good French press and a Gaggia Classic (I REALLY like strong, good coffee). Depending on my mood I'll use one or the other. I really do think that they bring very different tastes to the coffee.
 

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I have never managed to make non-gritty coffee in a french press.

This is my coffee-maker of choice:

 
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I have both, a good French press and a Gaggia Classic (I REALLY like strong, good coffee). Depending on my mood I'll use one or the other. I really do think that they bring very different tastes to the coffee.
I completely agree. It's just that I don't think that I value the taste a Gaggia Classic brings to coffee sufficiently to want to buy one when I'm quite content with what my french press or my aeropress can do.

I have never managed to make non-gritty coffee in a french press.
What sort of grind are you using?
 
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I can;t give you grain size in mm or anything. I've tried chopper grinders (yes I know but it was what I had), burr grinders, coarse grind in adjustable burr grinders, and preground that claimed to be for french press.

I can't handle anything but cones with actual paper filters (don't get me started on reusable filters).
 
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I have a Keurig.

*hangs head in shame*

But for what it's worth, my coffee of choice comes in compostable pods. Or I put my own grounds in reusable pods.
 
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Consider getting one of these (DeLonghi Dedica EC685) instead of throwing your money at Starbucks:
I'm somewhat bemused by people spending money on fancy coffee machines. I bought a used Mr Coffee at Goodwill for $6, and buy cheap cans of coffee, but then add hazelnut flavored creamer and powdered cinnamon to it. That suits my needs.
 
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ONE DONUT TO SEDUCE THEM ALL
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Did some research - the LOTR donut sold as being Islamic is a prank played on Trumpettes at least since 2016. The same source that brought you the donut picture also made this gem I could not withhold from you:
 
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I'm somewhat bemused by people spending money on fancy coffee machines. I bought a used Mr Coffee at Goodwill for $6, and buy cheap cans of coffee, but then add hazelnut flavored creamer and powdered cinnamon to it. That suits my needs.
It's what you enjoy the taste of.

When I lived in the US, I had a Mr Coffee and bought cheap cans, too. It was OK, but I can see why hazelnut flavoured creamer and cinnamon would help a lot.

However, soon after returning to the UK and having been introduced to real coffee by someone who knew something about it (this is back in the late 80s) I've come to appreciate the various subtle flavours of different types of bean, without other flavourings, I now find I don't mind paying a bit more for the coffee, and I find the french press method works best for me, though I can understand why Argent prefers the somewhat different flavour of filtered coffee.

Yes, I can see why people pay for expensive coffee machines, because you can make wonderful-tasting coffee with those, but the question is, at least for me, do I find the taste so wonderful as compared with what I can do with my french press or my Aeropress (for a change) for everyday use that it would be worth spending all that money to buy the machine?

For me the answer is no, but some people have different priorities, and probably can't understand why I spend as much on various things as I do. Some people drink cheap beer and some prefer to pay more for more exotic tastes from microbreweries.
 

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Seriously, best coffee I ever had I made with a Melita filter cone and paper filter. It helped me catch my wife.

Incidentally, Death Wish coffee is REALLY mellow despite being high in caffeine.
 

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I don't know Death Wish coffee. I'm more into trying out different blends of Columbian, or Kenyan, or Peruvian or whatever. Good Peruvian is pretty mellow (it really sounds as if I'm talking about a rather stronger stimulant, doesn't it?).

ETA: Tea, now... that's a very different story. I drink more coffee than I do tea, but I have different blends of tea for different times of day, and depending what I'm eating and how I'm feeling. Again, though, a kettle and a teapot are pretty low-tech.

ETA 2: I found this review of Death Wish -- he comments on how mellow it is, too, though overall he seems to think it's a bit of a gimmick. Deathwish Coffee Review
 
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