I also think that many of us have found that we want/appreciate
different brew at various times. In my case, I needed to find a method
of producing great coffee in the AM that provided for both the quality I
was after, and the quantity we needed. I went with the KMB (Krups Moka
Brew [now discontinued]) for that as it makes a 40 ounce pot, and two of
them provided enough for us to get our early morning slugs and coffee to
bring to work in our thermos (what is the plural--thermi?)
I also pull some quick espresso shots in the AM, to accompany our breakfast.
If I drink coffee in mid-day, I usually go with a moka pot, for a single
mug. After dinner, I tend to want decaf espresso. If we have company, I
very often make a vac pot, in my case a biggish Yama, in part because of
the amazing show, in part because I like that refined cup Eddie mentions.
When we have lots of company, I do lotsa manual pourovers. It's a fast
way of getting great coffee fast if you happen to have a couple of
electric kettles and airpots, as we do.
Eddie Dove wrote: