Yes, but Starbucks' menu is strange. Their small is a tall, their medium is a grande, and their large is a venti. It's so yuppy I can't stand it. And when I worked at our coffee shop people would always ask me for a tall coffee or something when our menu clearly stated small, medium, and large. I hate what Starbucks has done to the nomenclature of the coffee indusry.
Yeah, homemade coffee is usually the best. If I can get a nice triple-certified dark roast, especially an Ethiopian blend, I would French press it any day over what is sold at the coffee shops. But lately my two dollar a day habit is either a cappuccino or a macchiato.
Meh. I'm a lot simplier than that. I just buy a pack of coffee at Costco, grind it, put it in a coffee brewer thingy, pour it into a large cup through the fliter thingy, and add as much milk as can fit...
That sounds kinda like how I used to take my coffee. But my tastes have changed over time. And I'm really just so opinionated about it cause I worked in a coffee shop for a year where I learned all about organic shade-grown cofees.
I'm not good on terms, especially English ones. What we buy in Costco is whole beans, and we have to grind them ourselves.
Freeze-dried is that stuff that dissolves in water, isn't it?
Yeah, I was just making sure that's not what you were using cause that's commonly what people might buy at Costco.
But anyway, what I was going to recommend is that if you haven't already, try brewing your coffee in a French press. You have to make sure the beans are ground coarser than for a regular coffee pot. I don't know how to describe how coarse the grind should be, but if you're grinding for a regular coffee machine, you'll want to grind it a bit less than that. You'll eventually get used to how coarse the beans should be.
That's the only way I enjoy making it at home. It's a little stronger and you kind of have to swirl your cup occassionally as you drink it or you'll get a sludge build up at the bottom. And you can still put as much cream as you want in it.
The way our grinder works is it has some modes and the mode we use kinda leaves stuff over. So when we do make coffee we have coffee stuff in it even after we filter it. It's like after a real old-fashioned grinder. I didn't know that was called French press tho.
Yeah, I was talking about the brewer. That is the French press. However you end up grinding your beans is of little consequence. As long as it is the coarser grind that is meant for the French press. So is your brewer a manual one like this or does it plug in? It sounds like the manual kind. Maybe a percolator?