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How do you brew your coffee?

There are so many approaches — but what tools do you use? Where do you source your beans?
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    AeroPress

    Smoothest, richest, purest, fastest, & safest coffee maker.

    Chris Messina10🏆 PH Community Member of the Year! · Written
    When I'm looking for a pure expression, this is how I prefer to brew my coffee. It's clean, straight-forward, and feels all sciencey! What's not to love?
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    Sean O'CallahanTech Enthusiast; Software Dev · Written
    It turns you into a professional barista. Makes the best cup of coffee!
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    I know little to nothing about coffee. When I bought this thing off a recommendation from Tim Ferriss. My coffee game shot up 10x. It makes a very strong cup of coffee.
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  2. Pour over is my go-to method. I use an electric burr grinder. I change up beans often, I'll usually try whatever is on sale at Whole Foods. I also really like their Whole Food's Allegro brand (good price/quality). As long as the beans are fresh, I'm pretty happy! 😀
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    Vijay MichalikTech Industry Analyst, Frost & Sullivan · Written
    I use a Hario V60 and a manual or electric burr grinder. It's so easy once you get the right grind consistency! There's an awesome London coffee roasting scene which I'm trying to sample more from.
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    Though it's not my first choice, I do love brewing my coffee in Hario V60. Especially when I have to brew 2 cups of coffee at a time.
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  3. Aleksandra4Freelance product marketer · Edited
    I love Chemex for a light and clean taste, thanks to the special thick filters (this is the key difference between the chemex and other pourovers). It also gives you more control over your coffee (you can control the water temperature & distribution of water). It takes time and practice, but the process is a magic itself too :)
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    joshua bradleyCelebrating people, making life better. · Written
    The Chemex is my favorite for most single origin beans. Clean but still full flavored
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    Tim AnnanProduct, Slice · Written
    My go-to weekend coffee preparation, whether it's just for me or for a few people. Always a fantastic cup (or 4) of coffee.
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  4. Ed Shelley@ChartMogul, @ Berlin Startup Radio · Written
    Relatively cheap, simple and almost considered an industry standard amongst baristas worldwide. Can't go wrong with a V60!
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    Stephen OsterCreative Director, CRAFTED · Written
    Yep, this is my go to for a simple cup of coffee. It makes a nice pour over.
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    joshua bradleyCelebrating people, making life better. · Written
    For a more daily drinker it is hard to beat a pourover through the v60.
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    Blue Bottle Coffee Subscription

    Delicious coffee, fresh-roasted, delivered to you.

    This is an excellent subscription service from Blue Bottle. The beans usually arrive about 1-2 days after roasting, so they are incredibly fresh. I have been getting the Single Origin Assortment (Latin America, East Africa, or the Pacific Islands) plan for about three years, since the Tonx days, and have been very happy with it. They also offer Blend Assortment and Espresso Assortment plans.
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    JustinFounder, CityBee · Written
    Blue Bottle consistently sends me nice beans with which I make iced lattes, usually with Monin vanilla for a sweet yet refreshing flavor.
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    Nolan McCoyFilm Producer, Storyteller, Husband · Written
    Hands down the most consistent quality I've experienced from a roaster. Also, they have introduced me to a wider range of regions than I had ever tried before, such as sub-sub-regions of Ethiopia for example.
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    Sudden Coffee

    Awesome instant coffee

    Chris Messina10🏆 PH Community Member of the Year! · Written
    ☕ This is my go-to coffee solution when I'm traveling. I liked it so much that I invested!
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    MistoBox

    Personalized coffee delivery on autopilot

    Chris Messina10🏆 PH Community Member of the Year! · Written
    I've just hit my two year anniversary with this subscription service. I find the selections solid, tasty, and beyond what I'd otherwise normally find on my own. Here's $10 to try it: http://mbox.coffee/JNTL
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    Jess HuangProduct Designer at Degreed · Written
    I've also been using Mistobox for nearly two years and love it. My favorite part is that they send me coffee from roasters I'd otherwise never encounter (e.g. Onyx, Metric, Klatch, etc) and I've never had a bad one. They take into account my preferences and previous ratings to find beans that match my taste. I'm currently on the mid-tier espresso plan.
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    Philz Coffee Subscription

    Get Philz Coffee delivered automatically!

    Kate51Community + Product @ Product Hunt · Written
    I'm stuck thousands of miles away from Philz but still have yet to find a better blend than theirs, so I just order it. No shame. It's that good. I then grind it and either pour over or use my snobby "shower drip" machine. Delicious and strong AF, just like I love it.
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  9. Jevin SewRails / iOS developer · Written
    Moka Pots will make your traditional small (2 oz) expresso cups. It uses steam from boiling water to infuse your coffee. So that the water and the coffee is never in contact.
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    Pact Coffee

    Subscription fresh coffee delivery

    Vijay MichalikTech Industry Analyst, Frost & Sullivan · Written
    Pact democratizes access to speciality-grade freshly roasted and ground coffee in the UK by lowering the price point through their subscription and recommendations. Their business model allows them to achieve direct relationships with individual farms which also surfaces the occasional microlot- the best of the best small quantity high quality beans. Most of the bags I get have been roasted within the past week! You can really taste that level of freshness.
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  11. Cory BrownProduct Manager @austinmonitor · Written
    Good coffee needs a good grind. I love my Baratza encore. Consistent grind, not too large on my counter, and not as expensive as top-tier grinders.
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  12. RobbProject Manager · Written
    Great way to make coffee for two. Super clean and beautiful design!
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  13. Vigan BytyqiProduct Developer, Founder Animus Home · Written
    In Sweden we love coffee and everyone can't afford expensive barista visits. I recommend this because it's engineered to perfection for a super price. It destroyed me for other coffee-makers. It's not the flashy kind, it just makes perfect coffee - Then I also recommend the swedish Zoégas coffee for it ;)
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    Tim AnnanProduct, Slice · Written
    This is my favourite machine on the market. We use one in our office (makes a gallon at a time) with La Colombe beans and it's far better than anything else.
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  14. Jill BettersMarketing Manager · Written
    Consistently ranked as one of the best.
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    a. t.solution architect, digistars oy · Written
    Few minutes of low-tech which delivers even if electricity is cut e.g. by thunderstorm. Reliable, persistent quality, simple, elegant.
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  15. Marco GrafFounder, travel enthusiast · Written
    I'm just waiting for it! Saw a review last week and it sounds really great! Until then I use the good old office Jura.
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  16. Small, fast, easy to clean
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    Minipresso

    Hand-press your own fresh espresso anywhere

    Pavel EvdokimovD2C, Back End Developer · Written
    Very fast, very tasty, very mobile.
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    RomainCEO, Ubicolor · Written
    it feels really solid and does a decent espresso, as long as you can source hot water.
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  18. For drip coffee, it's just what you need.
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  19. A Chemex guy here. Sometimes the V60. But in the summer, its cold brew. The Hario cold pitcher is a good choice. Its quick, simple and looks great.
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    Music & Art Coffee

    Music and art coffee collaborations with Dark Matter Coffee

    Nichole Elizabeth DeMeré10Moderator at Product Hunt · Written
    What's better than music, art, and coffee?
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