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My brewing apparati include my Turkish coffee pot, my old moka-style =
pot, my Black and Decker auto drip with a Swiss Gold filter basket, a =
couple of French presses, and my DeLonghi pump espresso machine.
In addition, last year, for my birthday, my cousin gave me something I =
never expected and never would have purchased on my own. It's a Keurig =
K-cup single-cup machine. It's designed to be used with those little =
cups of pre-ground, pre-measured coffees that cost a whole lot more than =
a cup of home-roasted, but a whole lot less than a Starbucks grande =
Americano! In general, the machine makes a surprisingly decent cup of =
coffee and you get a large selection of specialty coffees and commercial =
roasters to choose from. Nonetheless, it ain't homebrew, right?
Well, the way I've been using it up to now is to grind my commercially =
roasted beans and use the accessory that allows you to make up your very =
own "K-cup" insert. Now I'm doing the same with homeroast. The machine =
uses a pump to push the heated water through the K-cup, and if you use a =
moderately fine grind and a bit of tamping, you can draw a rich, =
full-bodied cup of your own home-roast. So far, I'm a happy camper!