Any coffee dorks?


Yes they sell similar stuff here, but I do like well-built manual things and the Aergrind looks perfect. Sadly it seems I might have to pass because I still haven’t found a cheap way of posting it to Australia. The prices for postage including import have lost the plot.


Yeah, I am into manual as well, but the burr grinder just give the most even grind…

If I could find a manual burr grinder, I’d use it.


Fantastic article.

Edge of Seventeen. Yankees…


If you’re not price sensitive:

More normal pricing:


That’s exactly what krok was wanting to ship - a steel-burr manual grinder:

If I made more coffee at one time (the Aergrind only holds about 20g), I’d probably buy a refurb Baratza Encore for $100:


Hmmm…tempted now.

That Encore looks sweet, though.

My French Press. Sweet Maria’s doesn’t carry them anymore.


That’s a great French press with a few caveats:

The external walls dent easily. Mine is 10 years old and looks pretty beaten up.

The insulated nature suggests you could leave your coffee in the press after steeping to keep warm. But you SHOULDNT do that anyways since will keep interacting with the grounds at the bottom.



Concur, I’ve had this one (my second) for 6 years. I like it merely because it makes more coffee and isn’t glass (durable).

I always make the coffee and then thermos it


If you like that because of how much coffee you can make in it - you don’t want a hand grinder…


Oh my, I feel like I’ve opened Pandora’s Box. There I was, perfectly innocently enjoying my blade-ground French press coffee, and now I feel like a Neanderthal (although those guys were actually pretty smart, it turns out). The more I look into an affordable grinder here, the more I realise there is no such thing as an affordable grinder, because the next one that’s even more expensive is clearly far superior to the despicable thing being considered, you barbarian. But then before you know it, you’re looking at the equivalent of a dual Titan X setup when actually you just wanted to play Minesweeper, and furthermore you’d also need a far better CPU than the one you currently have. Overclocked. And that’s before you start on RAM speeds.

That’s when you remember that you just wanted a nice cup of coffee, close all the tabs, and go make a cup of tea.



It all started when I liked a cup of French Press 10 years ago…


Really good coffee is such a delicate art, there is a vast difference between the superb and the awful. I am a heretic who doesn’t need the caffeine, so I posit the easiest way to make good coffee consistently is to make coffee ice cream: lots of cream and sugar and it doesn’t require fine coffee or careful production to be delicious.




Sorry about that! I, too, enjoyed blade-ground french press coffee. Did so happily for 30 years. Then I tried to buy one $100 burr grinder, wound up with two (because of a Scot who can’t be arsed to check emails from his customers), and here we are with @krayzkrok’s existential crisis.

In my defense, the rest of my ‘gourmet’ expansion beyond the french press consists of one $7 piece of plastic

and one $18 kettle


I normally drink coffee black but… if I’m gonna go milk… add one spoon of French vanilla haagen daaz instead.


As @ChristienMurawski recommended to me upthread, sweetened condensed milk is nice too.


Why fuck around? If you’re gonna do it, do it.


Just put whiskey in it and have Irish Coffee. I mean why fuck around with Baileys.
1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 jigger Irish whiskey (1 1/2 ounces or 3 tablespoons)

Heavy cream, slightly whipped

Fill footed mug or a mug with hot water to preheat it, then empty. Pour piping hot coffee into warmed glass until it is about 3/4 full. Add the brown sugar and stir until completely dissolved. Blend in Irish whiskey. Top with a collar of the whipped heavy cream by pouring gently over back of spoon. Serve hot.


Yes, a real irish coffee is the ultimate why fuck around escalation. I knew that was coming!


When I was young my drink of choice was a double espresso and a johnny Walker black. Separately.