teddyB Senior Member Joined: 22 Oct 2013 Posts: 2 Location: Michigan Expertise: Just starting
Posted Tue Oct 22, 2013, 5:12pm Subject: Sweet spot for Clever Dripper
Hi all I cant seem to come up with any recipe that suits my tastes, No matter what I do I cant seem to get it right.
I ve been using a french press also without much sucess, Im getting my coffee from a local roaster but he is fairley new at it and I dont know if he knows what he is doing yet, My grinder is a Bodum Bistro, I have a scale and occasionally I get a great cup of coffee but usually the next one tastes like c--- I am so frustrated I dont know what to try next, my French press just broke so I am trying to decide whether to go with an Aropress or they have a new French press out but its kinda pricy or should I keep tryin with the Dripper. Please any suggestions would be appreiated -------- I need a good cup of coffee
caffeinatedjen Senior Member Joined: 28 Dec 2004 Posts: 319 Location: traverse city, michigan Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Bezzera Mitica Grinder: Mazzer Mini Roaster: Behmor
Posted Fri Oct 25, 2013, 9:40am Subject: Re: Sweet spot for Clever Dripper
It sounds like your coffee might be the source of your problems. Why don't you see if using a different roaster helps-like maybe ordering a five pound bag from Redbird. I mostly home roast but I have ordered from them a few times and it's always been wonderful. You can freeze what you can't use in a week in freezer bags or jars and take it out when you need it. This might help with consistency. I haven't been that fussy with the clever coffee dripper the way I am with espresso, I just measure it with scoop instead of weighing it, boil water in the microwave and let it come back off the boil before I pour it over the grounds. I do use a timer for four minutes, and then let it empty into a mug.
Nurk2 Senior Member Joined: 3 Oct 2013 Posts: 75 Location: Syracuse Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Gaggio Classic Grinder: Gaggio MDF Drip: French Press
Posted Tue Oct 29, 2013, 8:04am Subject: Re: Sweet spot for Clever Dripper
What do you think the problem was with your French press (before it broke)? I'm doing a big Bodum Fp every morning. Admittedly, it took me a few days to figure out how to get a good pot of coffee from it (it requires more coffee than you think), but now I don't even think about it.
What's the story with your press-pot coffee?
If it sounds good, it is good. ~ Duke Ellington
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