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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    We have two french press pots. One makes 1-2 cups, one makes...a huge amount.

    If we have extra left over from the huge one, I stick in it the refrigerator and call it "cold brew".
    I add some ice and almond milk for a yummy drink

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowerseverywhere View Post
    I add some ice and almond milk for a yummy drink
    I add everything from cream and nut milks to cocoa powder and/or brandy; I've never been enchanted with the flavor of black coffee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    We have two french press pots. One makes 1-2 cups, one makes...a huge amount.

    If we have extra left over from the huge one, I stick in it the refrigerator and call it "cold brew".

    That is what I do too. I have one french press for 6 cups and one pour over. Left over gets saved in fridge for cold (I also pour a little in an ice try so when I make a cold drink it's not diluted with water). Coffee grounds go to compost.

    My pet peeve is coffee makers with clocks of any sort. I actually have a deep dislike for clocks with numbers so digital clocks top that list and it frustrates me to no end that the stove, micro, radio/cd player in the kitchen already have clocks I can't hide...not the coffee maker too!!!
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    That's an interesting pet peeve, Float. I actually have a pet peeve in regard to all of the electronic lights that must remain on. I have been known to put electrical tape over them; everything seems to have a light- the dishwasher the refrigerator, the cable box, etc etc.

    Back to the topic of coffee makers, I have one that is programmable and have come to find that an essential feature. The coffee maker begins its brew cycle automatically so my coffee is ready when I awaken.

    The thing that I find makes the most difference in my coffee quality is utilizing filtered water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lmerullo View Post
    That's an interesting pet peeve, Float. I actually have a pet peeve in regard to all of the electronic lights that must remain on. I have been known to put electrical tape over them; everything seems to have a light- the dishwasher the refrigerator, the cable box, etc etc.

    Back to the topic of coffee makers, I have one that is programmable and have come to find that an essential feature. The coffee maker begins its brew cycle automatically so my coffee is ready when I awaken.
    I know we do not serve the cause of truly excellent coffee by grinding it the night before and letting it sit in a non-airtight filter holder for hours. But I like having good (if not great) coffee available just when I wake up. I'll sacrifice that amount of quality. It's not like I could make it better at that hour anyway.

    The clock on coffeemaker, though, is an LCD and barely visible when you're looking right at it. The clock on the stove can be switched off. And the microwave doesn't even have a clock. So it's pretty quiet in our kitchen.
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    This is exactly what we have - stainless steel insulated french press and an electric kettle. the press is used every day and the kettle is used many times a day!
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    Quote Originally Posted by happystuff View Post
    This is exactly what we have - stainless steel insulated french press and an electric kettle. the press is used every day and the kettle is used many times a day!
    I am MORE than pleased with this system!! The French press coffee is easy to make and it's delicious. The kettle is elegant on the countertop and I know I'm not burning the coffee grounds. And the water heats up quickly--for coffee or tea. I don't miss that big drip coffee maker at all.
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