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Old 10-18-2013, 04:25 AM   #41
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Yea the local roaster is a great idea. I would go down to 55grams try that. Then down to 50grams. That little trial and error would probably do the trick.
BlackBear Coffee Micro Roastery Recommends 53.2 Gm/40Oz. Think I'll Try That. 63Gm. Is Still A Little Strong. Thanks, Christos!
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:51 AM   #42
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How did making a pot of drip coffee get so involved?
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Like guys "over think" their cigars?
Yeah, I'm pretty much mystified. I've used a simple Bunn drip maker for well over thirty years now. I'm on my third one now. My Solis grinder is somewhere between ten and fifteen years old. Whenever I try a new brand of beans, I usually manage to figure out how much I need in a pot after a few tries. Don't own a coffee measuring device, I eyeball it.

Just never found it to be all that complicated.

Right now I'm drinking a cup made from San Francisco Bay French Roast. Strong, rich, no bitterness. Satisfies my simple tastes.

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Old 02-06-2014, 03:18 AM   #43
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BlackBear Coffee Micro Roastery Recommends 53.2 Gm/40Oz. Think I'll Try That. 63Gm. Is Still A Little Strong. Thanks, Christos!
http://www.blackbearcoffee.com/resources/83
I Know This Sounds A Little Weak To The Coffee Experts, But It Suits My Tastes. 1 Tablespoon Coffee/6OZ. H20= 37Gm. Coffee For My Technivorm Model. Works Great! Thanks, Again, For All The Great Advice, My Friends!
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Old 02-08-2014, 07:01 AM   #44
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Greg, I've read this thread over and over because I feel I am in the exact place you were when you started. I've used the Technivorm for about 2 months and tried different grind levels, different coffees like Starbucks, Eight O'clock, Heine Brothers and more. I don't have any way of measuring grams, but sounds like I need to try and be more precise. I have eyeballed it only, more, less, different grind levels and none seem "rich" enough. Kind of bland; not bitter, just bland. What kind of a scale do you use to measure grams? Thanks. Steve
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Old 02-08-2014, 08:42 AM   #45
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If I could not make a good cup of coffee with it in two months,I would throw it out.
Sounds like the water is either not hot enough or it is running past the coffee too fast to extract any flavor.
I have an espresso machine,moca pot,french press, and a drip machine,and have no trouble with any of them.
The espresso took a few trials to dial in,a little advice from a pro and I was good to go......
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:51 AM   #46
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I just tried the salt thing and my god... it actually works. I've also heard of putting grass fed butter with your ground coffee. My roommate said he tried it over christmas and it was amazing. He said it was like a concentrated caffeine high or compared it to taking a small dose of a "study buddy" without feeling all hopped up. Not sure if anyone else has heard of this and I'm not sure if normal butter will work or not.
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:23 AM   #47
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cigarmonkel I tried it actually with grass fed butter and with coconut oil (1.tsp for a cup) and it is great. You can add cream/milk if you like.
Some call it bulletproof coffee, I guess it makes you immortal
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Old 10-16-2014, 04:15 AM   #48
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Greg, I've read this thread over and over because I feel I am in the exact place you were when you started. I've used the Technivorm for about 2 months and tried different grind levels, different coffees like Starbucks, Eight O'clock, Heine Brothers and more. I don't have any way of measuring grams, but sounds like I need to try and be more precise. I have eyeballed it only, more, less, different grind levels and none seem "rich" enough. Kind of bland; not bitter, just bland. What kind of a scale do you use to measure grams? Thanks. Steve
"37 Grams" With A Full Pot (40 Ounces) Measured On A Oxo Kitchen Scale:http://www.amazon.com/OXO-Grips-Stai...+scale+digital

Works Great Every Morning!
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Old 10-16-2014, 06:17 AM   #49
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Thanks Greg; I'll try that. My coffee isn't bad, but it isn't heads and shoulders above a standard drip machine. But, I love to tweak it and will try the measure.
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I would like to start grinding and brewing my on coffe. I like a strong cup, any suggestions on grinder and brewer
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I would like to start grinding and brewing my on coffe. I like a strong cup, any suggestions on grinder and brewer
French Press and a Zassenhaus grinder.
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Old 10-16-2014, 03:22 PM   #53
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I love some fresh beans, but I'm also in love with Tim Horton's, Greg.
No bitter at all, and it's nice and earthy and full. Sticks to your ribs.
Seems like all the fresh beans I've ever tried, and I've tried a mess, are more on the order of a thin, sweet, no bitter brew. Which is also great, but Tim Horton's is closer to organic Kona dark roast at a whole lot smaller price.
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I love some fresh beans, but I'm also in love with Tim Horton's, Greg.
No bitter at all, and it's nice and earthy and full. Sticks to your ribs.
Seems like all the fresh beans I've ever tried, and I've tried a mess, are more on the order of a thin, sweet, no bitter brew. Which is also great, but Tim Horton's is closer to organic Kona dark roast at a whole lot smaller price.
Which Blend Of Tim Horton's, Scott?
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I love some fresh beans, but I'm also in love with Tim Horton's, Greg.
No bitter at all, and it's nice and earthy and full. Sticks to your ribs.
Seems like all the fresh beans I've ever tried, and I've tried a mess, are more on the order of a thin, sweet, no bitter brew. Which is also great, but Tim Horton's is closer to organic Kona dark roast at a whole lot smaller price.
Love Tim Horton's, been drinking it since 1998 use to go to Windsor, Canada a lot before they came to us
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Old 10-18-2014, 11:09 AM   #56
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In the supermarket category, I like Community Coffee. This is a New Orleans company and their coffee is available regionally.
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