I use fillable tea bags. I'll grind my beans and take a teabag to
work and add hot water. (Their coffee sucks) Steep for 5 minutes or
so. At home a teabag with 14 gm, filtered water and in the nuke till
The bags come in a box of 100 for about 3 bucks. You can take a look
here: www.adiagoteas.com or something close to that.
I posted earlier about the Hamilton Beach, it has a metal screen, but
I use it just tohold thepaper filter. Paper filter just for
Cleanup consists of once every 2-3months swish slightly diluted bleach
around the insides, which removes ALL those deposits, and back to
pristine flavored coffee. Cleanup time approx 30 seconds.
And this coffee maker makes coffee good to the last drop, too, Pour
left over [rarely] into plastic bottle, microwave in a cup as needed
still tastes great.
I prefer glass for leftover coffee, sometimes the carafe itself.
This time of year, on weekends, I make more than the SWMBO and I will
drink in the morning and chill the rest for iced coffee later on.
In fact, it's about 2:30 and I'm about to pour a cup of iced
coffee...as soon as I hit send.
On Sat, 16 Jun 2012 07:56:21 -0700 (PDT), Robert Macy
For some reason, I don't like heating my coffee in a microwave. I do
it but everytime I do it, I can taste the difference from fresh brew
big time. Seems like the microwave kills some of the original taste
that's EXACTLY what caught me by surprise with the Hamilton Beach, can
sit for over 3 hours at a temp hot enough to take the skin off your
mouth, but not so hot as to 'burn' the coffee into tasting like muck,
like those Mr. Coffee burners do. They've burnt the coffee in less
than 30 minutes.
There's a *huge* difference in the taste after reheating coffee in the
microwave...and not a "good" difference either.
It also doesn't seem to stay as hot as long after nuking but that's
just a "feeling", nothing scientifically measured.
That's why I prefer to put my leftover coffee in a glass container and
chill it so I can make Iced Coffee later.
Many years ago, like 35, when Iced Coffee wasn't as widely popular as
it is now, there was one donut shop near where I worked that, during
the muggy NYC summers, would make pots and pots of coffee before
closing, pour them into those glass Tropicana bottles and chill them
Those of us in the know would stumble off the subway and order Iced
Coffee. They'd reach into the back of the cooler and pour the already
chilled coffee over ice.
Every other place would look at you kind of strange and then pour hot
coffee over ice, leaving you with a luke warm watered down beverage
that was practically undrinkable.
For nostalgic sake...
On Mon, 18 Jun 2012 13:18:00 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03
I'm going to have to try iced coffee. Always wanted to make up a
batch, but it's just too natural to make iced tea.
I like that bottled Starbucks frappo stuff now and then.
Main concern is I don't like weak coffee, always use a creamer in
coffee, and also think if I hit it like I do iced tea, the caffeine
will give me the shakes.
But I'm going to look around for recipes. Might be something you have
to be exposed to early, as you were.
I buy my coffee makes at Walmart, about ten dollars. I have two: one in use,
one in the closet.
They last about two years in constant use. When one breaks, I toss it and
activate the backup pot. At my earliest convenience, I replace the spare.
I like that idea of a backup. I may take you up on that idea from
Walmart. If you are right, that's $5 / year for the ability to brew
coffee and that works for me. A lot better than spending $2000 and
then cry when it breaks. Heck I can run with your idea and still
afford to buy coffee drinks for McD or Starbucks and I like that idea
Hope the concept works as well for you.
I drink a LOT of coffee. In so doing, I've proved that coffee and chili
contain all the nutrients that a bachelor is known to need.
Of course that bit of knowledge is now useless. As I type, I have on my desk
a Root Beer and, in the bedroom, the sweetest gal you'd ever find, taking a
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