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    Okay, so I decided I'm going to buy a french press. I usually don't drink coffee at home, but my lack of a coffee maker has started to get on my nerves. Since I will only use it occasionally, and I love the taste of good strong coffee from a french press, I figured I may as well buy one.

    Does anybody here have one? Which one do you recommend? I see no reason to go crazy over price. But I'm looking at the grinders it seems that a good grinder may cost me $200, whereas a decent french press can be less than $100.

    Any suggestions out there?
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    And here I was expecting an article from Le Monde...
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    French Press (we don't call them that here, but this is what I use:)

    http://www.bodum.co.uk/index.asp?dom=1026


    And for grinding, Kenwood is fine, although there are many others:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kenwood-CG10.../dp/B0000C6Z2T

    You need both, but they are not expensive.

    Also, keep the beans in the freezer and only take them out just before you put them through the grinder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillygirl View Post
    Okay, so I decided I'm going to buy a french press. I usually don't drink coffee at home, but my lack of a coffee maker has started to get on my nerves. Since I will only use it occasionally, and I love the taste of good strong coffee from a french press, I figured I may as well buy one.

    Does anybody here have one? Which one do you recommend? I see no reason to go crazy over price. But I'm looking at the grinders it seems that a good grinder may cost me $200, whereas a decent french press can be less than $100.

    Any suggestions out there?


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    They sell coffee in little cans/bricks at Walmart. They even sell these little single serve packets. No pressing necessary ;)
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    Get a burr mill grinder - I used to have a cuisinart, but I drink so much coffee I wore it iut in 18 months, I think it cost somewhere around $60. They also make a blade grinder for about $30.

    I buy my whole bean coffee from Costco. I prefer the Jamaican or New Guinea but their house bean is also quite good. The greasier the bean the better
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nubs View Post
    Get a burr mill grinder - I used to have a cuisinart, but I drink so much coffee I wore it iut in 18 months, I think it cost somewhere around $60. They also make a blade grinder for about $30.

    I buy my whole bean coffee from Costco. I prefer the Jamaican or New Guinea but their house bean is also quite good. The greasier the bean the better
    Thanks. I was wondering how the cuisanart was. I don't drink that much coffee at home (actually, none right now) and figure I'd probably only use it once a week or so, so it should last me longer than the 18 months.
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