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Posted: 18 June 2009 09:49 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I am a recent purchaser of a coffee plunger even though I haven’t tried plunger coffee for years. My old coffee plunger died a cruel death by being disused after I couldn’t be bothered to clean it after every time I made a coffee with it. So what do I do? I buy a new coffee plunger.

I’d like some intelligent discussion on why my actions are not of an idiot but are of some use at least at the Quantum level. And is there a conspiracy to label coffee plunger purchasers such as myself as idiots?

I bought the coffee plunger from IKEA if that helps.

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Posted: 18 June 2009 09:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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You were helping to stimulate the economy.  Good enough reason and not idiotic.

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Posted: 18 June 2009 10:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Coffee is an abomination in the sight of the gods.  So poke their eyes out, before they see it.

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Posted: 19 June 2009 01:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Boy, you deserve hell for abusing coffee-making equipment like that! I bet you don’t even say your three Hail Mary’s before every first sip of godly goodness!

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Posted: 19 June 2009 01:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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What the hell is a coffee plunger? D:  If your coffee pot gets clogged with grounds you use it to unclog it?

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Posted: 19 June 2009 01:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Jen, Leader of The Hamster Brigade - 19 June 2009 05:41 AM

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What the hell is a coffee plunger? D:  If your coffee pot gets clogged with grounds you use it to unclog it?

I see you’re not influenced by 80’s nostalgia.

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Posted: 19 June 2009 02:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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What the hell is a coffee plunger? D:  If your coffee pot gets clogged with grounds you use it to unclog it?

I see you’re not influenced by 80’s nostalgia.


It’d have to be nostalgia from some manner of past life.  Or implanted memories.  Damn CIA, messin’ with my preconceived notions.

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Posted: 19 June 2009 03:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Peter - 19 June 2009 01:49 AM

I bought the coffee plunger from IKEA if that helps.

It’s a Scandinavian conspiracy then. My Norwegian office roommate recently introduced such a plunger in my office as well.

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Posted: 19 June 2009 03:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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In my defence my old coffee plunger seems cheaply made so I’m hoping this new one from IKEA will be easier to use.

I guess I’m showing my age when I mention 80’s nostalgia. I remember coffee plungers were all the rage for Yuppies going out to fashionable restaurants and the like.

For those who don’t know what they are here is some information. They are also called French Presses.

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Posted: 19 June 2009 06:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Posted: 19 June 2009 12:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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I don’t use a coffee press, but I do use a wire mesh filter for my drip coffee maker. And there IS a difference in the flavor of the coffee. (More full, less bitter)

My guess is that you merely bough another coffee plunger because you like the way it makes your coffee taste, and because you probably already have the perfect ground of coffee for it and so on.  Hopefully this one will be easier to clean so You can at least rinse it out after every pot. hmmm

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Posted: 19 June 2009 12:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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DavePrime - 19 June 2009 04:33 PM

I don’t use a coffee press, but I do use a wire mesh filter for my drip coffee maker. And there IS a difference in the flavor of the coffee. (More full, less bitter)

My guess is that you merely bough another coffee plunger because you like the way it makes your coffee taste, and because you probably already have the perfect ground of coffee for it and so on.  Hopefully this one will be easier to clean so You can at least rinse it out after every pot. hmmm

I don’t actually have the coffee I used to use for making plunger coffee. But I have been using instant coffee and even the good instant coffees can be a bit hard to drink after a while.

I live in a city that’s got a reputation for having high standards for coffee. Here in Melbourne we have many people from different ethnic backgrounds so the food and coffee landscape has been greatly affected by that. I’m a big coffee drinker myself. I can’t say I’m an aficionado of the Art of the Barista but I am fussy about coffee in my own way.

I enjoy a coffee that is not bitter but not weak either. If I can’t find a decent plunger coffee I might check out the more expensive coffee makers. Although I’m sure I can find some good plunger coffee again because I remember being able to taste examples of it in the city.

EDIT: My topic was on my buying a new version of what I originally stopped using. I think I’m starting to get obsessive about coffee. So I really do hope this new coffee plunger is easier to clean.  grin

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