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ChromaticRabbit

lagomorphic
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I've always wanted a French Press. I've heard it was better than normal coffee machines because it retains the natural oil from coffee beans or something. Can you tell a difference?
Yeah, it's different than auto-drip. Maybe a for a few reasons-- you do a coarse grind with the French Press, for one, vs a more medium grind for an auto-drip. For what it's worth, you can get the oils in an auto-drip brewing setup, but it helps if you use a metal screen filter, not a paper one. What's nice about a small French press is that it means every cup is freshly brewed, and the effort involved tends to self-limit the consumption. I used to make a full pot of auto-drip coffee, and then feel like I was letting it go to waste if I didn't throw myself at it, but that was a bit silly. Fresh-grinding the bean, preferably with a consistent uniform grind such as a burr grinder can provide, is critical because this approach is about flavor too.

A lot of people prefer tea, and it's funny, I recall doing some excellent creative work when getting up, skipping breakfast, and drinking well-sourced Lapsang souchong tea, though I haven't had that in years.
 

Gravey D. Train

Existential Husky
Yeah, it's different than auto-drip. Maybe a for a few reasons-- you do a coarse grind with the French Press, for one, vs a more medium grind for an auto-drip. For what it's worth, you can get the oils in an auto-drip brewing setup, but it helps if you use a metal screen filter, not a paper one. What's nice about a small French press is that it means every cup is freshly brewed, and the effort involved tends to self-limit the consumption. I used to make a full pot of auto-drip coffee, and then feel like I was letting it go to waste if I didn't throw myself at it, but that was a bit silly. Fresh-grinding the bean is critical because this approach is about flavor too.
I know what you mean. I don't make much coffee at home because I tend to always over estimate how much I make even if I try to underestimate it. I always imagine getting a French Press when I'm a lot more successful with those long, easy mornings XD
 

ChromaticRabbit

lagomorphic
Banned
Space Dandy is super-fun. I just finished 'Made In Abyss' and can't recommend it highly enough. Otherwise, enjoyed watching 'Kill La Kill' with a friend, it's interesting. Oh, and "Your Name" (Kimni no na wa) a 2016 feature-length.
 

Fuzzylumkin

The token panda
Hey Gravy! Welcome! I know the feeling about taking a while to join up. I actually originally just joined FA to ask about a commission that I was going to turn into a tattoo, then I just went dark again for a couple of years
 

Gravey D. Train

Existential Husky
Hey Gravy! Welcome! I know the feeling about taking a while to join up. I actually originally just joined FA to ask about a commission that I was going to turn into a tattoo, then I just went dark again for a couple of years
I just never joined because I'm not big on the forum scene, but everyone in my generation is talking about forums and stuff, so I thought that I mgiht as well join a forum for something I care about XD
 

Gravey D. Train

Existential Husky
Space Dandy is super-fun. I just finished 'Made In Abyss' and can't recommend it highly enough. Otherwise, enjoyed watching 'Kill La Kill' with a friend, it's interesting. Oh, and "Your Name" (Kimni no na wa) a 2016 feature-length.
I'll have to give those anime's a look over then! ^^
 
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