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Old 10-05-2019, 08:58 AM   #1
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Pour-over Coffee

Decided that, at least for lighter roasts, I prefer pour-over to French press.
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Old 10-06-2019, 01:55 PM   #2
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Nice setup! Which kettle do you use with that?
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Nice setup! Which kettle do you use with that?
Just a plain old electric kettle.

Sure do admire this electric gooseneck with a thermostat though.
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Old 10-08-2019, 10:02 PM   #4
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That's how we made coffee in Germany. I have a Melitta coffee pot with a pour-over filter like this: https://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/me...r-set#1092=458

We would keep it warm on a "Heisse Boden" which was a heavy glass tealight holder. I think that is also in my storage unit, too. It was shaped to hold the Melitta coffee pot.
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Himself used a plastic coffee cone just like your filter holder, sl. It's been serving us faithfully since 1966. Still use it in emergencies.
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Old 10-09-2019, 12:01 AM   #6
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Himself used a plastic coffee cone just like your filter holder, sl. It's been serving us faithfully since 1966. Still use it in emergencies.
Yup. Nothing new, or complicated, or high tech about it. I'm surprised at how many people who are really serious about coffee use variations of that brewing method.
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Yep, I also think this is the purest method of making coffee, and the simplest.
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Pour over coffee was my favourite method for many, many years. But, I have an espresso machine and I like that coffee even better. I don't drink my espresso without diluting it. If I don't dilute it, the flavours overwhelm my taste buds. I can taste the subtle flavours much better when it's diluted. I'm also very picky about the beans not being roasted to dark (burnt to me).
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I have a French press, and like the coffee from it, but I live alone and don't drink much coffee (although I will drink more in Winter). So, I usually pop a K-Cup into the Keurig and press a button. I usually drink decaf (caffeine hits me pretty hard), and Peet's has a dark roast decaf that is pretty robust in flavor.

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I have a French press, and like the coffee from it, but I live alone and don't drink much coffee (although I will drink more in Winter). So, I usually pop a K-Cup into the Keurig and press a button. I usually drink decaf (caffeine hits me pretty hard), and Peet's has a dark roast decaf that is pretty robust in flavor.

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I like my French press and when I first got the new roaster everything was coming out pretty dark, highlighting the chocolate notes and some of the beans had a slightly burnt flavor as well. The coffee bean supplier said that lighter roasts would bring out fruity tones. "Experts" like George Howell say that those fruity acidic flavors are more easily appreciated with lighter roasts and "pour-over" brewing. As I learned how to produce lighter roasts but still couldn't taste any blueberries, I decided to get the Kalita. Honestly, still have a long way to go but I'm learning and enjoying the varieties from both methods. I have some Berundi beans that are famous for those light flavors and have been trying to hone my skills a little more before roasting them.
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