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Coffee & Tea 26

Settling on a coffee making device

pistachio peas | Apr 23, 2015 12:23 PM

Bear with me as I talk about this irrelevant "problem." I am unsatisfied with my coffee-making abilities. In my household, we have:

-a Cuisinart Automatic Grind & Brew purchased a couple years ago. It works fine (there is annoying calcium buildup on some of the plastic parts that no amount of vinegar clean-up, filter replacements, and filtered water seems to get rid of). The thing is a pain in the butt to clean. But we have been using this more or less every day, with whole beans from a local roasting company. Sometimes the coffee tastes muddy or bland to me, but not often.

-a 2 cup Moka that I use when I want to make coffee for a latte or cappucino

-a 4 cup Bodum French press that we tend to use when we go camping

(and we also have a Mr.Coffee grinder that does the job fine, and an Epica milk foamer that I love.)

When we visit friends who have a Chemex, I love the clean taste of the coffee. Is it overkill to get one of these? My partner likes it too but I'm not convinced he'll be able to give up the ease of setting up the Cuisinart the night before and having coffee ready in the morning. But Chemex might be nice for weekends.

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