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OT- Coffee Makers

johnnypjohnnyp Posts: 3,240
Keurig finally died, so we're looking for a new coffee machine.  We want to get out of the coffee pod game, but a Mr. Coffee drip is a little light on features (ex. hot water on demand).  Does anyone have any opinions on a good option as a daily coffee maker?
XL & MM BGE, 36" Blackstone - Newport News, VA
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  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 2,338
    I ditched my De'longhi automatic machine a couple years ago for a Chemex and an electric kettle. Makes a mean cup of coffee.

    Probably not what you want, but I would urge you to give it a try. 
    XL BGE, 2-LG BGE, KJ Jr, 36" Blackstone, Ardore Pizza Oven
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  • tenpenny_05tenpenny_05 Posts: 241
    Electric Kettle and an aeropress. Damn good coffee.
    Kansas City, Kansas
    Second hand Medium BGE, Second hand Black Kamado Joe Classic, Second hand Weber Kettle, Second hand Weber Smokey Mountain
  • kl8tonkl8ton Posts: 2,383
    We are getting out of the Keurig game too.  We use a tea kettle to heat the water and then a french press.

    If anyone wants a new in box direct plumbed Keurig, let me know.  I bought it for my wife for a gift.  She doesn't want it.  Didn't read the fine print. . . not returnable.


    LBGE - 36Blackstone
    Grand Rapids MI
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 13,214
    Insta boil and French press. Our favorite, by far. 50-50 blend with French Roast and DD regular.

    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Fred19FlintstoneFred19Flintstone Posts: 7,565
    I got an old percalator you can have.
    Flint, Michigan
  • epcotisbestepcotisbest Posts: 2,035
    kl8ton said:
    We are getting out of the Keurig game too.  We use a tea kettle to heat the water and then a french press.

    If anyone wants a new in box direct plumbed Keurig, let me know.  I bought it for my wife for a gift.  She doesn't want it.  Didn't read the fine print. . . not returnable.


    I might be interested. How much are you asking and any idea how much to ship it to Georgia?
  • kl8tonkl8ton Posts: 2,383
    edited April 13
    LBGE - 36Blackstone
    Grand Rapids MI
  • g8golferg8golfer Posts: 866
    YukonRon said:
    Insta boil and French press. Our favorite, by far. 50-50 blend with French Roast and DD regular.

    Explain the French press process. I’m looking to ditch my old school coffee pot it’s on its last leg 
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 11,308
    McDonald's Frappe Mocca.....for the summer. Thank me later.
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.”
  • ZaltydogZaltydog Posts: 106
    Roast your own beans. Grind with a burr grinder to match your brew method. Brew with a aeropress or similar. You won't believe what you have been missing. So simple yet high rewards.
  • g8golferg8golfer Posts: 866
    So what do I need to buy to get started? Hell every time I get on this website I spend money. 
  • epcotisbestepcotisbest Posts: 2,035
    kl8ton said:
    Thank you for the link. Seems like a good price. Downright bargain with the free shipping. Just showed it to my wife. She says why buy another when the one (two if you count the mini Keurig we take camping) works just fine? She has applied that same logic to my wanting another grill too. Thank you for the offer.
    Oh, then she tells me when the Keurig dies she wants one of these. Seems she saw it at Williams-Sonoma and liked the "futuristic, modern look." I'm not sure what futuristic modern is but who am I to question?


  • kl8tonkl8ton Posts: 2,383
    kl8ton said:
    Thank you for the link. Seems like a good price. Downright bargain with the free shipping. Just showed it to my wife. She says why buy another when the one (two if you count the mini Keurig we take camping) works just fine? She has applied that same logic to my wanting another grill too. Thank you for the offer.
    Oh, then she tells me when the Keurig dies she wants one of these. Seems she saw it at Williams-Sonoma and liked the "futuristic, modern look." I'm not sure what futuristic modern is but who am I to question?


    That looks like a space ship.  I just sent you a PM.  Turns out i see them online for about $250.  So you or any egger can have it for $200 and i will still ship for free.  It will go on eBay soon.
    LBGE - 36Blackstone
    Grand Rapids MI
  • HoustonEggerHoustonEgger Posts: 550
    I stopped drinking coffee a few years ago - but my wife still does, so instead of getting a Kuerig, we got a Ninja coffee bar - https://www.ninjakitchen.com/exclusive-offer/CF092WBKT/ninja-coffee-bar-system-with-glass-carafe/

    Allows for 1 cup when needed or multiple when you have a party - and has some fancy attachments for when she wants frothed milk and such. 


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    I work in the 'que business now (since 2017)

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  • dmchicagodmchicago Posts: 1,359
    kl8ton said:
    Thank you for the link. Seems like a good price. Downright bargain with the free shipping. Just showed it to my wife. She says why buy another when the one (two if you count the mini Keurig we take camping) works just fine? She has applied that same logic to my wanting another grill too. Thank you for the offer.
    Oh, then she tells me when the Keurig dies she wants one of these. Seems she saw it at Williams-Sonoma and liked the "futuristic, modern look." I'm not sure what futuristic modern is but who am I to question?


    Had that. It now sits in the closet. Coffee not hot enough.


    Philly - Kansas City - Houston - Cincinnati - Dallas - Houston - Memphis - Austin - Chicago - Austin

    Dennis - Austin,TX
  • dmchicagodmchicago Posts: 1,359
    I stopped drinking coffee a few years ago - but my wife still does, so instead of getting a Kuerig, we got a Ninja coffee bar - https://www.ninjakitchen.com/exclusive-offer/CF092WBKT/ninja-coffee-bar-system-with-glass-carafe/

    Allows for 1 cup when needed or multiple when you have a party - and has some fancy attachments for when she wants frothed milk and such. 


    I have a Ninja now...different setup than that tho.

    Loved it until a few months ago.

    Coffee no longer hot enough. Used to be perfect.
    Philly - Kansas City - Houston - Cincinnati - Dallas - Houston - Memphis - Austin - Chicago - Austin

    Dennis - Austin,TX
  • jtcBoyntonjtcBoynton Posts: 2,227
    If you want to make quality coffee with a drip coffee maker, get a Technivorm Moccamaster with the insulated carafe (not the glass).  Proper water temp and extraction time (hard to find any other home brands that brew at the proper time and temp).  
    Southeast Florida - LBGE
    In cooking, often we implement steps for which we have no explanations other than ‘that’s what everybody else does’ or ‘that’s what I have been told.’  Dare to think for yourself.
     
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 17,481
    French press is the best if you’re a purist. Bravo abandoning the Keurig.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • epcotisbestepcotisbest Posts: 2,035
    If you want to make quality coffee with a drip coffee maker, get a Technivorm Moccamaster with the insulated carafe (not the glass).  Proper water temp and extraction time (hard to find any other home brands that brew at the proper time and temp).  
    That sounds like good advice except she wants the red one, and "not the metallic red, but the shiny red." Dang, I should not have even mentioned it. Seems the thermal carafe model comes in black or silver.
    Guess I gotta hope the Keurig keeps on working for awhile.
  • distancemandistanceman Posts: 138
    @g8golfer the French Press is pretty simple. Boil your water between 198-205, add desired amount of fresh ground coffee into the FP, then pour water on top. Stir, let it steep for 4 mins, press it down and pour. I've used one for 10 years now, love it. 

    I use this Kettle but you can go electric too:
    https://www.amazon.com/Coffee-Gator-Pour-Over-Kettle/dp/B01E2O21NS/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1523655098&sr=8-8&keywords=Gator+coffee

    This is the FP I've used for close to 10 years as well. There are tons out there:
    https://www.amazon.com/Bodum-YOUNG-Coffee-Resistant-French/dp/B0093EPC3O/ref=sr_1_12?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1523655168&sr=1-12&keywords=bodum+french+press

    I also use an aero press from time to time, both have pros and cons. I think the AP is a lil cleaned taste, but you can't crank out as much coffee. I drink a lot 16 oz...
    https://www.amazon.com/Aerobie-AeroPress-Coffee-Espresso-Filters/dp/B001HBCVX0/ref=sr_1_4?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1523655287&sr=1-4&keywords=aeropress

    Oh oh and get yourself a good grinder and use whole beans!

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00018RRRK/ref=asc_df_B00018RRRK5438385/?tag=hyprod-20&creative=394997&creativeASIN=B00018RRRK&linkCode=df0&hvadid=167136162413&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=13176960766163337914&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9019659&hvtargid=pla-274404261805

    Good luck! 


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  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 4,807
    For a drip the best I had was a Bunn, we graduated to a Breville espresso machine as the wife likes lattes. We still bring out the Bunn when we have company.
                                                                
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  • johnnypjohnnyp Posts: 3,240

    Thanks for the advice, guys.  We're leaning toward the Ninja.  

    As for ditching the Keurig, it's been a long time coming.  It breaking was the final straw.  We just really liked to convenience.  I get up pretty early in the morning for work and the on-demand coffee and hot water was worth the quality sacrifice. 

    Now to try to blend the convenience and something resembling quality. 

    XL & MM BGE, 36" Blackstone - Newport News, VA
  • jtcBoyntonjtcBoynton Posts: 2,227
    If you want to make quality coffee with a drip coffee maker, get a Technivorm Moccamaster with the insulated carafe (not the glass).  Proper water temp and extraction time (hard to find any other home brands that brew at the proper time and temp).  
    That sounds like good advice except she wants the red one, and "not the metallic red, but the shiny red." Dang, I should not have even mentioned it. Seems the thermal carafe model comes in black or silver.
    Guess I gotta hope the Keurig keeps on working for awhile.
    The brewing portion is the same.  I am not a fan of trying to hold brewed coffee in a glass carafe with a hot plate to keep it warm.  If you drink it soon after brewing, the glass carafe should be fine.  The Technivorm really is a quality product.  
    Southeast Florida - LBGE
    In cooking, often we implement steps for which we have no explanations other than ‘that’s what everybody else does’ or ‘that’s what I have been told.’  Dare to think for yourself.
     
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 13,214
    g8golfer said:
    YukonRon said:
    Insta boil and French press. Our favorite, by far. 50-50 blend with French Roast and DD regular.

    Explain the French press process. I’m looking to ditch my old school coffee pot it’s on its last leg 
    Coarse grind your coffee beans, we use about 8-9 tablespoons, makes about 1 liter. Place in the French press pot, pour boiling water over the ground coffee, cover let set for 4 minutes push down the plunger, slowly, pour into cup through a kitchen strainer, add whatever you like ( cream, sugar, bailys, etc.) Serve. We put ours in a couple 20 oz Yeti tumblers. Killer coffee. 
    We take it with us wherever we go. Just can't beat the coffee. We have tried to find better, but have not.
    We will have it at BBIII. My Beautiful Wife will demand it.
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    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 17,481
    French press truly is the best.  Ron knows his way around his beverages.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 1,949
    Circle K gas station refillable cup. Don’t have a coffee maker in the house. My folks have used a Bunn for years. We’re easy though, black and strong is fine.
  • jdkeithbgejdkeithbge Posts: 302
    We use a French press for regular morning coffee.  However, back in January at the request of MBW I picked up this Breville espresso machine, which I have enjoyed a lot more than I thought I would.  It is great for afternoon cappuccino or, now that it's warmer, iced coffees.  I agree with most on here it's hard to beat a French press for quality and simplicity.
    XL BGE, CGS AR & spider, 36" SS Blackstone, SMOBOT - Flower Mound, TX
  • Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,531
    Ninjaits nice you can make Starbucks esq drinks with coffee syrups and the milk foamer 
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  • zyou11zyou11 Posts: 13
    French press is really good. Easy and fairly inexpensive. We have the Ninja Coffee Bar as well and we love it. You can do a single cup up to like 12 cup pot. Highly recommend it. 
  • johnnypjohnnyp Posts: 3,240
    We use a French press for regular morning coffee.  However, back in January at the request of MBW I picked up this Breville espresso machine, which I have enjoyed a lot more than I thought I would.  It is great for afternoon cappuccino or, now that it's warmer, iced coffees.  I agree with most on here it's hard to beat a French press for quality and simplicity.



    I have a French press, and I must be doing something wrong, because I think clean up is a drag.
    XL & MM BGE, 36" Blackstone - Newport News, VA
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