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Re: COFFEE THREAD
« Reply #50 on: Wed, 01 August 2018, 21:29:24 »
Anyone use a sifter??

I didn't know this was a thing until today.

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« Reply #51 on: Wed, 01 August 2018, 23:22:14 »
Bought the Bodum pour-over. Waiting on it to arrive. Unfortunately, we didn't have much funds to work with, and that meant we "only" got the 17 ounce model. 15 bucks isn't bad, though, and since we grind big, the reusable filter should work fine.
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« Reply #52 on: Fri, 03 August 2018, 13:13:58 »
You guys have some pretty sweet equipment, thanks for sharing. :thumb:

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« Reply #53 on: Fri, 03 August 2018, 13:16:07 »
You guys have some pretty sweet equipment, thanks for sharing. :thumb:

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Making coffee. :d

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« Reply #54 on: Fri, 03 August 2018, 14:15:51 »
You guys have some pretty sweet equipment, thanks for sharing. :thumb:

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« Reply #55 on: Fri, 03 August 2018, 14:24:18 »
You guys have some pretty sweet equipment, thanks for sharing. :thumb:

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Re: COFFEE THREAD
« Reply #56 on: Tue, 07 August 2018, 13:23:42 »
mmmmm I love this thread.  :p

I came to make a suggestion of a small coffee company that my wife and I found when on a road trip down south last year. Stillwater Cold Brew is a small coffee brewer in the small down of Gatlinberg, TN. From the looks of it I think that their small shop is closed but the online store is still open. It was the smoothest cold brew I've ever had. Highly recommended.

Another big time suggestion is Valentine Coffee Company in Milwaukee, WI. Their coffee is amazing and so is their shop if you're in the area. They also sell their beans online which is awesome!

I'm personally on the hunt for a method of making my own cold brew / iced coffee. I've tried making it in the french press over 24 hours for cold brew and brewing freshly ground hot and then pouring it over ice for iced coffee. Both methods are meh -- so I'm open to suggestions if anyone has any!

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« Reply #57 on: Wed, 08 August 2018, 02:22:35 »
One of the best roasters in the Seattle area(which pretty much means one of the best in America) Elm Coffee Roasters just started doing online shipping. I would STRONGLY recommend their Ethiopia Worka Sakaro before it's gone for the season, I cannot overstate how good this Yirgacheffe is.

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« Reply #58 on: Wed, 08 August 2018, 04:24:08 »
I tried a lot - only to find out that I really prefer filter coffee from a machine.  :cool:
It just tastes less horrible than the other variants. (And I can have a whole pot at a time instead of a very small cup. (Ha, pot. Drugs, anyone?))

Currently, this one:
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I use a grinder though. Already pulverized coffee is much less amazing.
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« Reply #59 on: Wed, 08 August 2018, 05:22:51 »
One of the best roasters in the Seattle area(which pretty much means one of the best in America) Elm Coffee Roasters just started doing online shipping. I would STRONGLY recommend their Ethiopia Worka Sakaro before it's gone for the season, I cannot overstate how good this Yirgacheffe is.
Do you know how many ounces are in a bag??

I'm probably completely missing it but I don't see that listed anywhere on the website.

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« Reply #60 on: Wed, 08 August 2018, 05:48:04 »
One of the best roasters in the Seattle area(which pretty much means one of the best in America) Elm Coffee Roasters just started doing online shipping. I would STRONGLY recommend their Ethiopia Worka Sakaro before it's gone for the season, I cannot overstate how good this Yirgacheffe is.
Do you know how many ounces are in a bag??

I'm probably completely missing it but I don't see that listed anywhere on the website.

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They are regular 12oz bags, just a weird shape is all. Their Duromina is also really good.
Since I found this place I take a couple hours every week to trek down there and get a bag, but now they have a subscription service I'm thinking of giving that a try.

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Re: COFFEE THREAD
« Reply #61 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 05:18:39 »
I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

~24hr cold brew brcc ak47 french press filtered then filtered through pour over paper filters until it runs straight through no fines etc, tastes great black right out of the jar, I add some creamer and a little water as I put it into my yeti tumbler to bring to work still tastes great, 10 minutes later on the way to work it tastes bad and I end up dumping it out when I get to work because now it's just gross. :mad: :confused:

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« Reply #62 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 08:19:19 »
The issue might be keeping the coffee hot for an extended amount of time causing the flavor to burn. IE the mug you're using keeps your coffee too hot for too long thus ruining the flavor over time. Or it could be the absorption of smells/flavors over time. I prefer borosilicate glass interior for this reason, stainless steel I feel changes the flavor profile even though people say it doesn't.
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« Reply #63 on: Sun, 12 August 2018, 20:43:13 »
Hey Spamray, you're using the Bodum pourover right? Have you tried using it without a filter, and if so, how do you make the coffee strong? We've been playing with this thing since we got it, and while my mom loves the coffee she makes with it, she can't seem to make a cup strong enough for my tastes.
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« Reply #64 on: Sun, 12 August 2018, 20:55:51 »
Hey Spamray, you're using the Bodum pourover right? Have you tried using it without a filter, and if so, how do you make the coffee strong? We've been playing with this thing since we got it, and while my mom loves the coffee she makes with it, she can't seem to make a cup strong enough for my tastes.
Use more grounds and less water to make stronger coffee.

I use a paper filter inside the bodum metal filter.

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Re: COFFEE THREAD
« Reply #65 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 11:36:19 »
brcc ak47

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Re: COFFEE THREAD
« Reply #66 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 11:38:43 »
brcc ak47

I've been loving their blends. AK-47 and Just Black are my favorite so far.
I'lll be getting JB next week. :thumb:

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« Reply #67 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 12:08:01 »
brcc ak47

I've been loving their blends. AK-47 and Just Black are my favorite so far.
I'lll be getting JB next week. :thumb:

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Have you had any of the others? I want to subscribe and try some different ones. I've had AK-47, JB, and CAF. CAF was meh.

Also if anyone in here could suggest some other interesting coffees. I'm still somewhat a noob that recently starting getting deep into coffee. I like med/dark roasts. Thanks in advance.   :-*
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« Reply #68 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 12:24:09 »
Found that we have a highly reviewed coffee roaster right here in my own neighborhood of Savannah, GA.  PERC Coffee Roasters.  Stopped by their shop last week where they also have a coffee bar and tried a couple V60 pourovers.  The subtle flavors they extracted from these beans were sublime.  So I bought a sampler pack and purchased a V60, kettle, scale, and hand grinder off Amazon and have replaced my old single cup coffee maker in my office with this nice little setup.  Currently trying to improve my technique and hit a solid 20g/300mL extraction with a bag of Ethopian Tega and Tula beans. 

I think the biggest issue is trying to level set on the right grind to produce a balanced cup.  Which, with this manual grinder, is not as easy as I had hoped.  First few cups were really strong and bitter, which I attributed to improper V60 technique.  But upon more cups I've realized there is a lot of variation in the resulting particulates from the hand grinder, so I'm going more based on finger feel now rather than how it looks to try and dial it in.  Today's cup I opened the grind up a bit for less fine particulates and I got a much lighter cup (good) but a bit sour (not enough extraction).   I think I'm close to the right grind, but the second I have to take this thing apart to clean it, I'll loose the setting and be back at square one.  I think I may need to bite the bullet at some point and get a decent electric grinder that can create consistent grind results.

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« Reply #69 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 14:07:09 »
brcc ak47

I've been loving their blends. AK-47 and Just Black are my favorite so far.
I'lll be getting JB next week. :thumb:

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Have you had any of the others? I want to subscribe and try some different ones. I've had AK-47, JB, and CAF. CAF was meh.

Also if anyone in here could suggest some other interesting coffees. I'm still somewhat a noob that recently starting getting deep into coffee. I like med/dark roasts. Thanks in advance.   :-*
Nope, I just got the ak47 a couple weeks ago, never tried them before that.

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« Reply #70 on: Sun, 26 August 2018, 01:36:07 »
I used to drink espresso but pourover is life.

Now I alternate between:

  • Kalita Wave
  • V60
  • Blue Bottle ceramic dripper

Beans are Africans from Happy Mug or Jtown.

Even when I'm rushing in the morning, I take time to make a pourover, because it's so g-d delicious.

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« Reply #71 on: Sun, 26 August 2018, 01:41:45 »
Hey Spamray, you're using the Bodum pourover right? Have you tried using it without a filter, and if so, how do you make the coffee strong? We've been playing with this thing since we got it, and while my mom loves the coffee she makes with it, she can't seem to make a cup strong enough for my tastes.

Experiment with grind coarseness, in addition to coffee:water ratio.

A rule of thumb for the ratio is 1:15 water poured (not brewed coffee in cup).

At decent extraction, 30 grams of coffee + 1 pound of water will take 4 min and yield 1 large cup.

If it takes longer, your grind is too fine, leading to overextraction. Less long, your grind is too coarse, so the water goes through too fast and doesn't extract enough yum from the beans.

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« Reply #72 on: Tue, 04 September 2018, 09:35:14 »


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« Reply #73 on: Tue, 04 September 2018, 09:37:19 »
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« Reply #74 on: Thu, 13 December 2018, 11:11:16 »
Hey Spamray, you're using the Bodum pourover right? Have you tried using it without a filter, and if so, how do you make the coffee strong? We've been playing with this thing since we got it, and while my mom loves the coffee she makes with it, she can't seem to make a cup strong enough for my tastes.

Experiment with grind coarseness, in addition to coffee:water ratio.

A rule of thumb for the ratio is 1:15 water poured (not brewed coffee in cup).

At decent extraction, 30 grams of coffee + 1 pound of water will take 4 min and yield 1 large cup.

If it takes longer, your grind is too fine, leading to overextraction. Less long, your grind is too coarse, so the water goes through too fast and doesn't extract enough yum from the beans.

I just bought this one as well, seems like a neat device. It's the first pour over I have tried, initially I had an issue with a weak cup as well; but have been playing with different methods to change that. I'll have to experiment with the coarseness of grind as well now.

I do think my taste buds are biased, I've been drinking nothing but french press, and (bad)espresso, so that could be effecting my opinion on the strength.

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« Reply #75 on: Fri, 04 January 2019, 14:55:44 »
I'm currently using the Breville Barista BES840XL (I believe) with the Breville Smart Grinder Pro. Usually pull shots to chill overnight for my fiance and then I will make lattes on the weekend to treat myself.

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« Reply #76 on: Fri, 11 January 2019, 21:27:44 »
The most I drank was Nestlé 1+2 instant coffee. Sadness! T.T

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« Reply #77 on: Fri, 11 January 2019, 21:59:24 »
I have been drinking some Jamaican Blue Mountain from a local coffee shop. Pour over is the only way to go for me.

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« Reply #78 on: Sun, 13 January 2019, 19:05:10 »
I have been drinking some Jamaican Blue Mountain from a local coffee shop. Pour over is the only way to go for me.

Do  you buy ground? Or do you grind it yourself??

What grind do you prefer for pour over?

I just got some Jamaican Blue blend from volcanic red.

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« Reply #79 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 11:51:31 »
I have been drinking some Jamaican Blue Mountain from a local coffee shop. Pour over is the only way to go for me.

Do  you buy ground? Or do you grind it yourself??

What grind do you prefer for pour over?

I just got some Jamaican Blue blend from volcanic red.

always grind it fresh! Even if it's a cheap blade grinder. I use really coarse grinds for pour-over, and go slow.

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« Reply #80 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 05:35:51 »
I'm currently trying a coffee that's infused with cacao.

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« Reply #81 on: Mon, 18 February 2019, 18:01:20 »
Anyone into Armenian coffee??

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« Reply #82 on: Mon, 18 February 2019, 19:39:12 »
Anyone into Armenian coffee??

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Getn' stronger and stronger,

I've tried it,  kicks you in the face..  felt a mild paranoid feeling afterwards


It's not like Double shot espresso face kick.. it's more mellow than that, but still quite strong.

To the long-time daily drinker, it's probably nothing..

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« Reply #83 on: Mon, 18 February 2019, 21:33:22 »
Anyone into Armenian coffee??

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Getn' stronger and stronger,

I've tried it,  kicks you in the face..  felt a mild paranoid feeling afterwards


It's not like Double shot espresso face kick.. it's more mellow than that, but still quite strong.

To the long-time daily drinker, it's probably nothing..


Well hopefully I'll know by the end of the week it should be on the way tomorrow.

(The tea I've been drinking makes me look at my hands and ask myself, 'what if my fingers were butterflies?' Well actually I was also finishing up some prescribed cold medicine that day so maybe it was an unintended interaction...but it's still really potent tea.)


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« Reply #84 on: Mon, 18 February 2019, 21:35:10 »

Well hopefully I'll know by the end of the week it should be on the way tomorrow.

(The tea I've been drinking makes me look at my hands and ask myself, 'what if my fingers were butterflies?' Well actually I was also finishing up some prescribed cold medicine that day so maybe it was an unintended interaction...but it's still really potent tea.)



I'd like to try some of this cold medicine.. Now we know Spam's pharmacist is side-dealing and gave him the wrong bottle. Hahahaha

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« Reply #85 on: Thu, 21 February 2019, 18:11:10 »
This is pretty good stuff.

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« Reply #86 on: Mon, 25 February 2019, 10:20:58 »
My favorite type of coffee i would say is the tassimo creme cafe double double cups that you can get in the store. My favorite mug would probably the custom stormtrooper one that i have.
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« Reply #87 on: Wed, 27 February 2019, 12:14:50 »
This is pretty good stuff.
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« Reply #88 on: Wed, 27 February 2019, 12:20:01 »


This is pretty good stuff.
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Ooh la la! Greek coffee? I own an ibrik but I have yet to brew coffee with it. Greek coffee reminds me Turkish coffee -- sludge of the gods!

Technically Armenian but it's all very similar. I got it from Henry's house of coffee.

They have some videos on preparation and I just followed their instructions.

I've enjoyed it so far, true to their word the dark roast isn't bitter.

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« Reply #89 on: Thu, 28 February 2019, 12:34:20 »
here's my

however, I understand it's not the best option, but it's great for zombie morning  ;D
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« Reply #90 on: Wed, 06 March 2019, 11:55:25 »


This is pretty good stuff.
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Ooh la la! Greek coffee? I own an ibrik but I have yet to brew coffee with it. Greek coffee reminds me Turkish coffee -- sludge of the gods!

Technically Armenian but it's all very similar. I got it from Henry's house of coffee.

They have some videos on preparation and I just followed their instructions.

I've enjoyed it so far, true to their word the dark roast isn't bitter.

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I need to get me some of that coffee STAT. I don't think my burr grinder will get the beans fine enough.

There's a great restaurant near my place called Bosphorous that serves an awesome Turkish coffee. I found this on a quick search:
"A typical shot of espresso is about an ounce and has 30-50mg of caffeine. A cup of Turkish is about two ounces and usually has around 65mg of caffeine." Yowza!  :p
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« Reply #91 on: Wed, 13 March 2019, 03:14:00 »
I am tea lover, but sometimes drink coffee in the morning

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« Reply #92 on: Wed, 13 March 2019, 10:29:42 »
Oh, just found this!

I should post my coffee gear.

But in words, I use a 6 cup chemex, a Baratza Encore coffee grinder, an electric kettle, and usually get my coffee beans local and fresh roasted. Bolt Coffee here in RI is where I typically buy from
               
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« Reply #93 on: Thu, 14 March 2019, 21:26:19 »
I recently tried Quills Coffee in my hometown. I had one of their Ethiopians (I believe it was the Kossa Geshe) and the Blacksmith Espresso. Pretty good. They have an online store if anyone is interested.
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Re: COFFEE THREAD
« Reply #94 on: Sun, 14 April 2019, 08:49:57 »
There is free coffee at work but I can't use my own coffee since it's a special machine so I'm thinking of brewing my own at home. I bought a Cuisinart DBM-8 Burr Mill grinder for $40 but now I need figure out which coffee maker to get.
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Re: COFFEE THREAD
« Reply #95 on: Sun, 14 April 2019, 15:27:19 »
There is free coffee at work but I can't use my own coffee since it's a special machine so I'm thinking of brewing my own at home. I bought a Cuisinart DBM-8 Burr Mill grinder for $40 but now I need figure out which coffee maker to get.
Are you wanting a pot of coffee or single cup?

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Re: COFFEE THREAD
« Reply #96 on: Sun, 14 April 2019, 16:23:17 »
There is free coffee at work but I can't use my own coffee since it's a special machine so I'm thinking of brewing my own at home. I bought a Cuisinart DBM-8 Burr Mill grinder for $40 but now I need figure out which coffee maker to get.
Are you wanting a pot of coffee or single cup?

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I just need coffee for myself so a single cup would be fine. I started comparing Chemex Vs. French press and both have their pros and cons. I am thinking that maybe a nice stainless steel French press might be the way to go.
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Re: COFFEE THREAD
« Reply #97 on: Sun, 14 April 2019, 16:28:45 »
There is free coffee at work but I can't use my own coffee since it's a special machine so I'm thinking of brewing my own at home. I bought a Cuisinart DBM-8 Burr Mill grinder for $40 but now I need figure out which coffee maker to get.
Are you wanting a pot of coffee or single cup?

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I just need coffee for myself so a single cup would be fine. I started comparing Chemex Vs. French press and both have their pros and cons. I am thinking that maybe a nice stainless steel French press might be the way to go.
I'm a fan of french press and like to use mine to make cold brew.

I've got a small one which makes 8-10 ounces and a larger one that makes ~4 cups.

Mine are both bodum branded and are glass in metal frame. I think they were both around $15 or less on sale.

I don't have a chemex but I have a bodum pour over which I also like. It uses a metal mesh filter.

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Re: COFFEE THREAD
« Reply #98 on: Sun, 14 April 2019, 16:51:01 »
I'm a fan of french press and like to use mine to make cold brew.

I've got a small one which makes 8-10 ounces and a larger one that makes ~4 cups.

Mine are both bodum branded and are glass in metal frame. I think they were both around $15 or less on sale.

I don't have a chemex but I have a bodum pour over which I also like. It uses a metal mesh filter.

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Went with a Frieling branded 17 Ounce French press for $58 (had eBay credit so came out to be $33  :thumb:). If I ever need something bigger I'd get something for home only and use this one for work only.
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Re: COFFEE THREAD
« Reply #99 on: Sun, 14 April 2019, 17:54:44 »
I'm a fan of french press and like to use mine to make cold brew.

I've got a small one which makes 8-10 ounces and a larger one that makes ~4 cups.

Mine are both bodum branded and are glass in metal frame. I think they were both around $15 or less on sale.

I don't have a chemex but I have a bodum pour over which I also like. It uses a metal mesh filter.

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Went with a Frieling branded 17 Ounce French press for $58 (had eBay credit so came out to be $33  :thumb:). If I ever need something bigger I'd get something for home only and use this one for work only.
What will you use to heat your water?

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