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Topic: French Press v. Espresso Maker; sort of a poll (12 msgs / 248 lines)
1) From: Mark Neuhausen
Being a very, very snowy morning in Northern Virginia (very Northern today,
apparently), I thought I would use my French Press and make several cups of
coffee at once to keep in a thermos so that I could enjoy coffee all morning
without any further preparation.  Normally, I make double espressos or
Americanos with my espresso machine.
Maybe I'm just learning how to be efficient with the French Press, but I now
have a full dish dryer of coffee paraphernalia.  There is the French Press
pot, the FP strainer, the thermos, the measuring cup that held the coffee,
and my tea kettle.  And I missed the preparation of my second cup and the
anticipation that leads to the first sip after creation of the cup of
coffee.
I'm just curious, but how many others find that the preparation steps add to
the enjoyment of their cup of coffee?  And how many wish that they could
just press a button and have their cup of coffee?
-Mark
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2) From: R.N.Kyle
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I really like to roast coffee. But on the brewing end, like Charlie, I'd =
rather push a button.
Ron Kyle
Anderson SC
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3) From: Mike Gallant
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	I enjoy the actual preparation, but dislike the cleanup, so I guess I'd
like to be able to press a button after my cup is prepared, and instantly be
ready to make another cup (moreso with the FP/vac pot - cleaning Silvia
between shots is no biggie)
-mike
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4) From: Oaxaca Charlie
--- Mark Neuhausen  wrote:
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 I used to enjoy the whole ritual, but now that I can just press
a button and have better coffee than ever before, well, the only
coffee maker that gets used is the sm5k (a lot)
Charlie
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5) From: John Abbott
Mark,
  I absolutely love staggering into the kitchen in the morning and pushing
the button on the Solis Master and getting my eyes to focus as it whirs and
clicks and out pours a great 2 ounce espresso.  I enjoy the Press Pot when
I'm traveling, or sharing a cup late in the evenings (early mornings) but
nothing compares to just pushing the button - for flavor or pampering.
John - in deep southern Texas where Spring has arrived!

6) From: Bruce Harlick
I know that I have developed a "personal coffee ritual" that sees me =
through
the making of espresso. I tend to do everything the same way, in the =
same
order, from grinding the beans to cleaning the brewhead. It helps my
enjoyment of the drink, for some reason.
Bruce
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7) From: Michael Horowitz
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8) From: Mike McGinness
From: "Mark Neuhausen" 
 I'm just curious, but how many others find that the preparation steps
add to
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I must be *somewhat* on the ritual side with Miss Silvia, Zass Turkish Mill
for travel, multiple French Presses including four 12oz'ers for cuppings and
a Royal Balance Brewer on it's way!
MM;-) aka Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
Frankenformer Rosto Roasting
Rocky grindin' - Miss Silvia brewin'
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9) From: Ed Needham
I wish I could just ring a little bell and have great coffee brought to me in
my easy chair .
Ed Needham
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10) From: Mike McGinness
From: "Ed Needham" 
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Hey, that's how Debi does it! (and how I get away with ... :-)
MM;-) aka Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
Frankenformer Rosto Roasting
Rocky grindin' - Miss Silvia brewin'
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11) From: David Westebbe
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Wow.  I never wash the kettle.  And the rest of it just goes into the
dishwasher.  And I never use a measuring cup.  At most, I use a measuring
spoon which gets a quick wipe and goes back in the drawer, but usually, I
just rely on the timer setting on my grinder.
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I vote for pressing a button.
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12) From: Jason Molinari
Yup, i also vote for the button. I sometimes enjoy making the coffee, i love using my espresso machine..but for drip, french press and DEFINITELY for my vac pot...hate cleaning it!
jason
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