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I just tried putting a standard paper coffee filter between the top and bottom chambers and it worked great. My process, based on experimentation and research is this: Pour cold water into the bottom chamber, just below the safety valve. Boil the water in the bottom chamber. No sense in boiling the water in a separate pot. Starting with hot water before ...


The main point is: do not let the coffee boil. When foam starts to form, remove it with a spoon and pour into your coffee cup.


Usually when I reheat coffee in a microwave at the lowest power setting (just one notch above the defrost setting) it's drinkable. At higher settings the taste is completely destroyed. No question about it - heat destroys coffee. I'm amazed that fast food places and gas stations are able to sell so much boiling hot coffee. It's so bitter and has that ...

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