What is your favorite method of making coffee for yourself?

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  1. Phyllis Doyle profile image93
    Phyllis Doyleposted 4 years ago

    What is your favorite method of making coffee for yourself?

    We have  the old-fashion percolator pot on the stove. An electric coffee maker. A one cup drip method. A French press. Which do you prefer and why?  There is also what my family call "Cowboy Coffee" , which is a coffee pot with no innards, just fill it with water, toss in the coffee grounds, and set it over a camp fire.

  2. Dee aka Nonna profile image78
    Dee aka Nonnaposted 4 years ago

    Well, I have all of what you mentioned with the exception of "Cowboy Coffee".....I do like instant coffee (most people don"t).  My favorite method is my electric percolator.  To me it taste just as good as the stove-top old-fashion percolator but a little more versatile.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image93
      Phyllis Doyleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Dee, I was going to say in my op that not everyone wants to run out and build a campfire just for a cup of coffee, hahaha -- I threw that in for when we are camping. Instant is good, I like Tasters Choice.

    2. Dee aka Nonna profile image78
      Dee aka Nonnaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Phyllis, I love Tasters Choice, but my absolute favorite instant coffee is Nescafe Clasico...Dark Roast.
      Oh, I forgot to mention that I also have a Keurig....I don't use it very often...did at first but had to go back to my electric percolator.

  3. Patsybell profile image87
    Patsybellposted 4 years ago

    Phyllis, When I travel or am on vacation, I endulge in the local coffee shops. It is all part of the vacation for me.  Sometimes I have coffee with real cream for dessert at good restaurants when I want to linger.

    Coffee at home is a pot like Mr Coffee. As soon as it is ready, I pour myself a cup and put the rest in a themos. It stays hot and fresh, just as tasty as fresh brewed coffee.

    I even have a small bullet shaped themos that can fit in my backpack or picnic basket.

    If you ever see me without a cup of coffee or glass of iced tea, you should offer it to me.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image93
      Phyllis Doyleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Good idea, Patsy. My mother also used Mr. Coffee then poured the rest in a thermos she had heated first with hot water. It stayed hot and good all day.

  4. The Examiner-1 profile image71
    The Examiner-1posted 4 years ago

    First I use decaffeinated, and I use instant grounds in the jar. I take a spoonful of the instant and pour hot water on them, then stir.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image93
      Phyllis Doyleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I sometimes use instant, too, Kevin. I make it strong with a little cream.

    2. The Examiner-1 profile image71
      The Examiner-1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I would probably have a percolator if I was able to afford one.

  5. Dr Bill Tollefson profile image84
    Dr Bill Tollefsonposted 4 years ago

    Coffee is my first love of the day. I didn't have my first cup of coffee until I was 36 years old and have a deep relationship ever since.

    At home I blend my own coffee with Colombian ground and Cuban espresso equally mixed together and then my Hamilton Brew Station. I enjoy my coffee naked which is "black" in coffee terms.

    When I have my coffee in the evenings on special occasions, I make homemade whip cream to top it off.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image93
      Phyllis Doyleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Dr Bll, I like brewed coffee black. In the evenings I like a hot mocha with ice cream or whipped cream.

  6. Georgie Lowery profile image93
    Georgie Loweryposted 4 years ago

    I have a Keurig that was given to me and I think I will never have any other kind of coffee maker. I live by myself and maybe drink a cup twice a week so the Keurig is perfect.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image93
      Phyllis Doyleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Georgie, I would love to get a Keurig -- gotta put that on my wish list.

  7. M. T. Dremer profile image93
    M. T. Dremerposted 4 years ago

    I prefer the one cup coffee machines (like the keurig). They're fast, easy and come with an endless variety of flavors. The biggest downside is that those k-cups are expensive. I do think that I would like french pressed coffee, but I rarely have the time or motivation to try it.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image93
      Phyllis Doyleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi M. T.  I really like my one cup French press coffee. It does take a few minutes and I have to make sure I pre-heat the little pot and my cup with hot water while waiting for the tea kettle water to get boil -- but, it is worth it.

  8. WillStarr profile image81
    WillStarrposted 4 years ago

    We now use a Keuirg one cup coffee brewer, because my wife likes a milder cup and I like a strong cup with a lot of flavor. Surprisingly, it has cut my coffee consumption in half, so the cost is about the same.

    Cowboy coffee is delicious, and easy to make. Use two tablespoons of coffee per mug of water desired. Bring the measured water to a boil, and then remove from the fire. After one minute, add the coffee and stir. Wait two minutes and stir again. Wait two more minutes and then slowly sprinkle a couple of tablespoons of cold water into the pot to help settle the grounds to the bottom. Pour carefully to avoid the grounds. Drink up!

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image93
      Phyllis Doyleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      A lot of people sure like the Keurig. That cowboy coffee recipe is great, Will. Thanks for sharing that.

  9. Phyllis Doyle profile image93
    Phyllis Doyleposted 4 years ago

    Thank you everyone who participated. All your answers are great, so it was hard to choose just one. Have a great day, Folks, and enjoy you cuppa coffee.

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