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Posted Sat Oct 1, 2011, 1:32pm
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Hey guys,

All my brewing at home is either french press, manual drip, moka pot or espresso machine.

We are having family over for Thanksgiving this year. What do you think is the best way to serve 6-8 people?

I tried a large Melitta manual drip but it always comes out bad.....because I have to use so many grounds it takes a long, long time to brew all the coffee and get all the water to drip through. It ends up bitter or sour.

-Rich
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Posted Sun Oct 2, 2011, 6:43am
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I would buy an air pot with enough capacity for your guests and brew drip in batches to keep in the airpot until you are ready to serve.  Not everyone who is over is used to the heavier mouthfeel of press or moka so I would avoid them.  I would also offer individual espresso based drinks to order.
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Posted Sun Oct 2, 2011, 11:54am
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richedie Said:

Hey guys,

All my brewing at home is either french press, manual drip, moka pot or espresso machine.

We are having family over for Thanksgiving this year. What do you think is the best way to serve 6-8 people?

I tried a large Melitta manual drip but it always comes out bad.....because I have to use so many grounds it takes a long, long time to brew all the coffee and get all the water to drip through. It ends up bitter or sour.

-Rich

Posted October 1, 2011 link

Only 8 people?  Depending on size of your french press maybe that.  Or espresso machine.  I'd stay away from the others, too slow.

Len

 
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Posted Sun Oct 2, 2011, 7:51pm
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Drip in batches might be the best bet and I do have a nice large thermos for serving...not sure how much it holds.
Shoud I do the large Melitta pour over in one batch or do smaller, maybe 16 oz batches and fill the thermos? The thermos is one litre.

What is an air pot?
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