Sure, it can be quite tempting to sling a sexy brewing device (like the Chemex featured above, or an Aeropress, or some other thing we've never heard of) to "wow" your distant relatives. But when you actually start brewing, things will get pretty annoying quickly with your aunts and second cousins coming over to ask you questions. We suggest keeping it simple with a french press and instead of "wowing" folks with the fancy tools, just wow them with the actual coffee. Good news - this week's roast is a damn fine Colombian that pairs nicely with that pumpkin pie.
You might even want to pre-measure (and pre-grind) at home before things get started. Seriously ... the amount of unwanted attention a scale attracts at these family functions just isn't necessary in your life. Spend more time drinking wine and less time explaining the 15:1 ratio to your Uncle Dougie.
If you need something a bit more powerful (aka, you have more folks to please than a french press can handle), check out this Bonavita 8-Cup brewer. It's outrageously simple and works like a charm. Oh, and it allows you more free time with your hands to drink wine and get animated.
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