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Old Jan 14th, 2021, 02:15 PM   #127491
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Iím not sure if they have a location in Alberta or not but as far as I know theyíre a BC company.

RP I understand not wanting to spend much effort but Iíve been doing it so long now itís routine and I have it simple. Put the kettle on, grind some beans put in press, pour in water. The coffee black is far beyond anything a drip or machine can give. A 1 month playing jaunt right through Europe in 2012 ruined me for coffee (and many foods too). One thing that didnít make it across the pond is the quality of almost all foods.

Unless youíre from Scotland (Iím kidding sorta)
Best coffee I ever had was in Austria.
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Old Jan 14th, 2021, 02:59 PM   #127492
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Steve, I donít think you can beat a French Press for making coffee.....but I am getting lazy in my old age and like my Keurig......oh I can here the hisses now.
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We have both a Keurig AND a French Press....so, I can choose the equipment that matches my laziness level of the day.

I like the taste of French Press coffee better, but I'm not sure whether the equipment is actually the real difference. More likely, is the fact that the French Press coffee is usually made from beans that were ground a minute prior, and those are usually Kona coffee beans, which happen to be my favourite.

I have the Cafe Du Chateau french press with the double screens. It was more expensive than the single screen varieties but it does reduce the mud-factor. I was also sold by the lifetime guarantee for the glass cafe (having broken a few in my life, so far). They have already replaced it once.
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Old Jan 14th, 2021, 03:00 PM   #127493
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Indeed yes. Especially when it comes to one of those chip trucks. I used to frequent one in Ottawa when I lived there for a few years that would salt/malt it half way then full it and salt/malt it for maximum yes.

I donít really do any deep frying here at home much, but I really miss the flavor.
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Indeed yes. Especially when it comes to one of those chip trucks. I used to frequent one in Ottawa when I lived there for a few years that would salt/malt it half way then full it and salt/malt it for maximum yes.

I donít really do any deep frying here at home much, but I really miss the flavor.
Groove, have you tried one of those air-fryers?

I haven't yet, and have wondered if it would be something that I would be happy with and use frequently, or would it be another thing that was mostly busy filling space in my cupboards.
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Best coffee I ever had was in Austria.
I bet. I think great locations to drink coffee can somehow enhance the flavour.

I'd say the same for beer and wine.
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Old Jan 14th, 2021, 03:39 PM   #127496
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I havenít tried one no. Have considered something similar to add the the growing pile of kitchen stuff I barely use though maybe Iíd use that more.

The French press really comes into its own when you use really good fresh beans and donít use boiling water (I set my kettle to 200f) it does make a difference.

Austria yes the coffee was indeed good there. I do remember a truck stop somewhere when we drove through the alps on our way to Austria/Germany (oh, my god. The Rockies are pretty much foothills...) and I remember being disappointed that they only had coffee from a machine. So, I bought one, and added two nice looking chocolate bars. Nothing fancy right truck stop card. Holy smokes. The machine coffee was incredible, then I had a chocolate bar and it was heaven. How, and why is there machine coffee and chocolate bars at a truck stop so much better than 90% of anything here? And Italy. Oh my god.
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Old Jan 14th, 2021, 03:58 PM   #127497
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The French press really comes into its own when you use really good fresh beans and donít use boiling water (I set my kettle to 200f) it does make a difference.

Austria yes the coffee was indeed good there. I do remember a truck stop somewhere when we drove through the alps on our way to Austria/Germany (oh, my god. The Rockies are pretty much foothills...) and I remember being disappointed that they only had coffee from a machine. So, I bought one, and added two nice looking chocolate bars. Nothing fancy right truck stop card. Holy smokes. The machine coffee was incredible, then I had a chocolate bar and it was heaven. How, and why is there machine coffee and chocolate bars at a truck stop so much better than 90% of anything here? And Italy. Oh my god.
I did not know that about not using boiling water....thanks, I will amend my ways and see if I taste the difference.

I remember especially enjoying some amazingly good coffees (and Pain au Chocolat) in Italy and Malta.. But again, that whole experience was likely enhanced by geography.
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I bet. I think great locations to drink coffee can somehow enhance the flavour.

I'd say the same for beer and wine.


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Steve, Iím a salt and malt guy. My wife has extreme allergies to egg so no mayo here.

I thought that most decent eating places have vegan mayonnaise Ė which is just egg-free mayonnaise, available if you ask.


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Old Jan 14th, 2021, 05:31 PM   #127500
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I did not know that about not using boiling water....thanks, I will amend my ways and see if I taste the difference.

A coffee roaster I knew emphasized that one should never use boiling water when brewing coffee, and the water temperature should be between 180-195F MAXIMUM.

The coffee will tend to taste bitter if the water temperature is to high.


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