I am now trying out my third coffee brewing device.
First I had a single cup brewer that I picked up on woot. It came with 2 travel mugs and the option to brew into one or both with the turn of a dial.
Pros: re-usable mesh filter and single cup brewing (DBF doesn't do coffee)
Cons: the travel mugs that had to be used with the machine were poorly insulated so I had to transfer the product to a different mug for consumption and transportation (more dishes and the base of one of the mugs was cracked) and the extraction was too fast despite multiple attempts using different grinds, quantities and spritzing the top of the grounds (it would only brew sex in a canoe coffee).
Then I dug out the camp coffee maker. It's a cone with a little filter basket on the bottom that the coffee grinds go into.
Pros: doesn't take up space on the counter, doesn't require an outlet, re-usable mesh filter basket and single cup brewing (do you see a pattern here?)
Cons: the extraction rate was too fast even when tightly packing the basket, wetting the basket, or trying different grinds (again, sex in a canoe coffee)
So I brought back my coffee press from Hawaii; it was a gift and I had never used it because both of my parents drink coffee so there was always drip coffee available in the morning. It's a small 12 oz Bodum Chambord.
Pros: doesn't take up space on the counter, doesn't require an outlet, doesn't need filters and single cup brewing
Cons: user error, I need to get better coffee
This is definitely not sex in a canoe coffee but better extraction means that better quality coffee is needed to avoid undesirable flavors.
Happy Eating! - KP