- Oct 2018
- Adelaide south Australia
Back in the day my father and grandmother would switch between the perculator and instant coffee, depending upon their time schedule. My grandmother started giving me coffee as a child, bless her soul, as she said back during the Great Depression she and her siblings ate bread dipped in coffee for their meal. Once I left home, I never chose instant coffee again. It just does not compare. Recently bought a Keurig, after having a coffee pot complete with a bean grinder at the top. I can't say the Keurig tastes better than one where the beans are ground fresh as it brews, but given the amount of coffee I drink - which is a great deal, the Keurig sure is more convenient and easier to keep cleaned and maintained. On a cold day like today (5 degrees Fahrenheit) a little bit of Bailey's Irish Cream in the coffee feels right.
I confess I use a blade grinder. A friend has burr grinder, drinks the same brads of coffeeI do and makes it the same way; didn't taste better to me.
My favourite way of making coffee is with a manual Italian style percolator, where the water is forced through the coffee at pressure, once. Don't have one any more because . I burnt out 3 by forgetting they were on the stove. I now use an auto drum percolator. Not ideal, but far less chance of burning my house down