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    French Press

    I really don't drink coffee anymore and I'm going to give my Kering away. But I do like a nice glass of ice coffee, so I was thinking of a French Press for those few times I have a craving. Any brands you like?
    🌺 Lorie

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    We use our Keurig to make iced coffee and tea often, it works great. My favorite is a generous portion of French Vanilla creamer a bit of sweetener or sugar then use a bold coffee and brew over ice. Father-in-law loves sweet tea, I make his with a raspberry tea bag or two, honey in a tall glass-will make several and put in frig when we know he is coming.
    Beth

    Procrastinate. It frees up time to quilt!

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      #3
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      Lorie, I couldn't tell you the 'brand' I have. I've used the same one about 20 years and use it just about every day. It is very similar to this one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008F3Y42O...ACWK1Z1SQ11SA8

      Mine is used to brew tea-leaves for iced tea and I seldom use it for coffee. It holds about three cups or two mugs total. The only issue I have is the double screen needs to be taken apart to clean and it's tricky to put back together so I usually just give it a hot rinse and go for it.
      Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
      it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

      "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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        Originally posted by Sandy Navas View Post
        Lorie, I couldn't tell you the 'brand' I have. I've used the same one about 20 years and use it just about every day. It is very similar to this one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008F3Y42O...ACWK1Z1SQ11SA8

        Mine is used to brew tea-leaves for iced tea and I seldom use it for coffee. It holds about three cups or two mugs total. The only issue I have is the double screen needs to be taken apart to clean and it's tricky to put back together so I usually just give it a hot rinse and go for it.
        I knew you would come along I looked at a couple on Amazon and picked out one I think. Do you buy your tea online? I can't seem to find loose tea. Maybe I should check out the health food store.
        🌺 Lorie

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          #5
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          I also have a Bodum and, like Sandy, I used to use it for loose leaf tea rather than coffee (I don't like crunchy coffee. ) I brew my coffee with a Melitta pour-over cone filter.

          I used to buy most of my loose leaf tea online, but I've gotten lazy and now prefer tea bags.
          Last edited by SherylM; July 16, 2016, 10:40 AM.
          Sheryl

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            #6
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            Agree Bodum is a great brand. I've had mine for about 10 years. I like it better for iced coffee than my Keurig because the Keurig doesn't get the water quite hot enough for a flavorful cup. But a French press is a pain to clean, and I am getting lazier by the day. Also the French press makes great chai tea and I loved an iced chai latte. I just buy Tazo chai tea bags, though I do adjust my seasonings. I like Tazo much better than Teavana that Starbucks sells. I don't buy loose tea online because there are tea/coffee roaster shops pretty close by. If you really get stuck I can ask my son for a recommendation of a reputable site. He's a tea lover so despite having a good tea shop 1/2 mile from him he orders these rare teas online. So he may know if there is a site to avoid. Let me know.

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              #7
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              I used to order quite a bit from Upton Tea Imports. Good service and never had a problem with them.

              http://tinyurl.com/jndsxww

              We have a Teavana at the mall by us, but they're pretty expensive, IMO.
              Sheryl

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                #8
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                I grab Lipton's Loose Leaf Tea at the grocery here - sometimes I have to hunt for it, but it is usually available. I'm not into flavors and additives - too much of a purist when it comes to tea. No sugar, no lemon, no flavors. Oh, and make it strong so it doesn't just taste like brown water.
                Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
                it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

                "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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                  #9
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                  We really like the Aeropress. It is better for you since it has a filter. It makes one cup of coffee. I don't drink coffee anymore, but Joe uses the press every day. https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&ke...sl_q63xoudr1_b
                  Goodbye Europe! Hello California! Home sweet home.

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                    #10
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                    Thanks everyone! Thanks for the tea link Sheryl. Sandy I will look harder at my stores. I'm going to get this one

                    https://www.amazon.com/SterlingPro-F...s=french+press

                    My youngest is moving back to the island, so I'm giving her my Keurig.
                    🌺 Lorie

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                      #11
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                      I'll be over for coffee in the morning!!
                      Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
                      it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

                      "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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                        #12
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                        Originally posted by Sandy Navas View Post
                        I'll be over for coffee in the morning!!
                        It might be tea !!
                        🌺 Lorie

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                          #13
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                          http://www.stashtea.comhas good quality loose leaf tea.
                          Rescued is my favorite breed.

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                            #14
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                            Originally posted by baskets4deb View Post
                            http://www.stashtea.comhas good quality loose leaf tea.
                            That's a really nice site. Thanks!
                            🌺 Lorie

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                              #15
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                              I have a Bodum as well, Lorie

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