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Rombalds
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Posted Sat Aug 25, 2012, 5:54am
Subject: Advice please: individual coffee filters or French press ?????
 

Good morning.  Each morning I make two cups of coffee for my wife and myself. We currently use individual coffee cones with a filter paper in each.  I know that French presses are also very popular.  Please advise which is the best method for a superior cup.  I do know that fresh ground quality coffee and appropriate water are also important. Thanks for any advice.
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Posted Sat Aug 25, 2012, 7:55am
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Rombalds Said:

Good morning.  Each morning I make two cups of coffee for my wife and myself. We currently use individual coffee cones with a filter paper in each.  I know that French presses are also very popular.  Please advise which is the best method for a superior cup.  I do know that fresh ground quality coffee and appropriate water are also important. Thanks for any advice.

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Personally I enjoy the french press.  WHen you say you currently use individual coffee cones with a filter paper in each, are you doing pourovers (i.e. Do you place the cone on your much with a filter in it and pour hot water over the coffee grounds?)

I enjoy the french press over the pourover as it produces a cup with a fuller body.  For convenience, however, I would choose the Clever coffee pourover with a gold filter in place of paper.  It is as close to french press as I have experienced, without the somewhat tedious french press cleanup process.

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Posted Sun Aug 26, 2012, 6:56am
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Thanks to both of you for the excellent advice. I will buy a CCD and gold filter and experiment further.  I am also in the market for a new grinder and will most likely pick the Baratza Virtuoso as the Rancilio Rocky is outside of my price range for non-expresso (those I get at our best local coffee shops).
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Posted Sun Aug 26, 2012, 8:53am
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Rombalds Said:

Thanks to both of you for the excellent advice. I will buy a CCD and gold filter and experiment further.

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Great choice.  I think you will really like it.  After you get it let us know how you like it.

Len

 
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Posted Sun Aug 26, 2012, 8:28pm
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We've been quite happy for three decades using Melitta single cup cones and filters.  I don't care for the sludge or cleanup of the French press.  People make coffee too dang complicated.
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Posted Mon Aug 27, 2012, 7:31am
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Edited to keep within the spirit of Coffeegeek.
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Posted Mon Aug 27, 2012, 8:05am
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CSG Said:

Excuse me for posting my opinion on which was the better choice to make a better cup of coffee as the OP asked - drip or French press.  Nobody except you brought up all the other methods.

Don't lecture to me, son, you have no idea what my background is.

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I'm intrigued.  What is your background?  

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