I got my organic steelcut oats too but you don't always want to take that long to make breakfast and honestly, they aren't nearly as much of a reward over instant as they should be taste wise. Some stuff is always better if you take the longer route, but not oats. My organic maple nut instant oatmeal is delicious too.Instant oatmeal? Are you like 5?
It's odd a somewhat expensive (a bit over $100) coffee maker would not be hot enough out of the box though. I might have to open it up to modify it and see if I can get it to heat more. But doesn't the water only go up the tube once it's boiling anyway? Or is that not how it works? There's also a setting to heat it more for when you only do under 4 cups which I tried. But yeah I can probably check what the temperature of the water is once it comes out and compare it with my old machine to at least see if that's the issue.
Proper brewing temp is 95-105 F. You'd be surprised how many makers are outside of that. Thats why I did research on brewing temps before I bought mine.
That's just how Charbucks is.I'm not 100% sure how it's brewed, I think it's basically with a commercial grade drip machine, but I think they also have a built in grinder as I've heard the sound of it at Tim Horton's before. They use arabica beans, not sure of the exact type though. We got a Starbucks here recently, was not a fan of their coffee though, it tastes very bitter. Not sure how theirs is done, I imagine it's a bit more fancy. I just had a black, and think their coffee is more geared towards adding more fancy stuff to it, so probably why it was bitter just black.
Oddly enough the taste of the coffee even from the chains can vary day to day. The one at the Tim Hortons near the sewage treatment plant does not taste as well as the others. A tad concerning.... lol.
Seems the default "fancy" coffee style is (very)dark roast. Kinda the same way the default "fancy" beer is overhopped. I like dark roasts, and I like hoppy beer, but not every damned time. Gets old. I'd like to see more light-medium roasts.
You gotta watch out with French presses. They say x cups, but in reality it's more like x/2 cups. It's some European metric system thing, I think.French press came in. I kinda under estimated what 3 cups is. More like 1 cup LOL. But if this works out, I'll keep this one at the office as I tend to do 1 cup at a time with the keurig anyway and I'll get a bigger one for home.
Yeah I noticed some of them specify 1 cup = 125ml but I only noticed that after. Guess it's a good way to cut down on coffee instead of making half a pot at a time like I was doing lol.You gotta watch out with French presses. They say x cups, but in reality it's more like x/2 cups. It's some European metric system thing, I think.