Me neither Mark - have been drinking Nescafe`s Cap Colombie for a long time and find it the closest thing to a filter coffee. Many years ago I bought a machine that made both filter and espresso coffee - been in storage for over 10 years. Too much fag. Same goes for my beautiful coffee peculator. Makes lovely coffee but far too much of it - as we all know coffee does not keep well and if not consumed within an hour or so, goes horrible.
The most complicated thing for coffee we have is a cafetière, also known as a French press but known to you tod probably as a coffee plunger. We only ever use it when guests come and even then my mother in law refuses to use it preferring to make coffee the way she was brought up with and that just uses a saucepan and water with some coffee in it.
I don't drink coffee and am absolutely clueless as to how to make a good pot, but being an iced tea drinker I can understand the need for caffeine in a good tasting form. This pot looks like something my parents had in the 70's or 80's.
but the filter holder needs the jug in place for the made coffee to be released to drip through. Since I usually only make a single mug, I just take out the filter holder and jug, and use a single mugful of water with one of these filter holders on top:
(I haven't the patience to stand and drip hot water from the kettle).
I have another coffeemaker of our own, a promotional premium from trying out Gevalia Kåffee. It was manufactured by the otherwise admirable Melitta, but this one must be one of the failed experimental models. They must have offered Gevalia a considerable discount.
Maybe Ill get it down and photograph it. (We use it only in emergencies, eg, when our regular drip coffeemaker carafe breaks.)
I'll be back in a while........
.....I'm back. When I got this coffeemaker down from a high kitchen shelf, the plastic bag in which it had been stored fell in flakes.
Now that I see it, and compare it with the bungalow coffeemaker, I don't think the Gevalia by Melitta is so bad.
Water Input Hatch Open.
Nifty Water Gauge.
Keyhole in carafe lid receives locking nub from filter basket assembly. Got that?
Plastic nub. What else?
There is no drip cut early cup scheme. You have to wait until it finishes brewing. Not bad, as it only makes 4 cups!
I do like Patrick. In the morning, I just use a plastic filter like that in #7 with a paper filter and ground coffee to make a large cup. If I have company for meals and make coffee afterwards, I use an Italian stove-top espresso maker. I don't have any other kind of coffee machines and find fresh filtered coffee tastes best.
I certainly do not think the Moka is a bad coffeemaker design, but it was hard to find an appropriate spot to put this wonderful news item. It might well come under the designation of oddest use of a coffeemaker. Click the headline for details ~
Are there any basic coffee makers that deliver a piping hot brew?
I have a stainless steel, double-walled French press. It makes some of the best coffee I have ever tasted, and it never breaks. If I heat it with boiling water beforehand, pour it in an insulated cup when it's brewed and add piping hot milk, it's very hot.
I almost always use my stovetop moka. A friend gave me her electric Mukka (the name is because you can use it to make cappuccinno) it worked fine for a while and then acted as if it was going to explode...
I often find them, second-hand (and almost unused) at charity shops and the sales people hold in front of their doors so those often go with me when I travel and just get left behind. A simple and economical way of making decent coffee.
No, I very rarely drink hot beverages of any sort. January and February have been an exception because during this period, I have made coffee once, tea twice and hot chocolate perhaps 3 times. Those are record breaking figures for me. Getting old?
However, in any hotel situation, I drink large quantities of coffee. I don't know why.