for those that have issues with bitterness....use the starbucks trick...shake a little salt onto the grounds before you run them...it cuts the bitterness way down...i didn't think there would be a difference when my wife tried it but the difference is noticable...
This doesnt result in salty coffee (whatever that tastes like)?
My parents have one of those big chrome 1950s-60s era bubble-top electric percolators. I remember it only came out when company was present. As a kid I never drank coffee but the smell of coffee being made in that percolator was heavenly (and maybe not even Chock Fulla Nuts-n-Bolts).
In the 60s I seem to remember my mom using Maxwell House or Savarin.
Ive been using drip makers for years now, and Im glad to know that I havent been burning my coffee during the brewing process. Ive also been told to run a vinegar and water solution through a drip coffee machine every so often to keep it clean. Any validity to this?
It seems, after reading through this thread, that are way more ways to make coffee than I ever suspected. Right now, my favorites are (dont shoot me) Eight O'Clock, IHOP, and Dunkin Donuts. Starbucks is feh!-in-a-cup, afaic.
I like what I like based on what Ive experienced. Im sure theres better, as Ive heard of mail-order clubs something like coffees-from-around-the-world.