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E36 (1991 - 1999)
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:23 PM
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Yeah, I think I might make the switch then. One foreseeable issue for me is that I like to drink two cups in the morning before work while I wake up and ease myself into the new day. I'm concerned that if I brew two cups in a french press, by the time I go back for the second cup it will have cooled off significantly, since it won't be kept warm by a burner (as with a drip machine).
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:25 PM
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That's way too much work for coffee on a daily basis. We actually just got a new machine that came with a pot as well as two insulated travel mugs. It's designed so you can put both mugs under it instead of the pot and have it ready to go.

My coffee automatically starts brewing when I'm getting ready and I grab it already in the mug for me in the way it the door.

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Old 01-09-2013, 12:30 PM
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not to much work for good coffee!


And Karl that might be a problem. it will cool off. drink the first quickly!
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:30 PM
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Maybe I could just brew enough for two cups worth in the french press, and then pour all of it into an insulated mug which is large enough to hold all of it. Would be kinda annoying to be drinking out of a small thermos though...

French press people, how do you keep your coffee hot? Seems like there is no way around it cooling off, unless you use some sort of complicated hot plate process (not worth it). Does anyone make insulated french presses?

Edit: yes they do... doing research now...
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:37 PM
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From my picture, you can see I pour mine in a travel mug. I take it to go for the road.
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:40 PM
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The dude also has an armrest, some E46 floor mats, and Black E46 M seats like mine.
Hmm....that steering wheel is tempting. Could use it if/when the ZCP wheel's alcantra goes bad and/or I decide I really miss cruise control. Hmm decisions decisions.
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:49 PM
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Hmm....that steering wheel is tempting. Could use it if/when the ZCP wheel's alcantra goes bad and/or I decide I really miss cruise control. Hmm decisions decisions.

Let me know, I can forward your info to my buddy, he's working at a race shop while he's in school so this stuff is coming out of a customer's car, not sure how many miles are on it but it looks like its in good condition, I do see the faintest mark on the lower trim, but that stuff will scratch if you look at it wrong.
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:52 PM
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From my picture, you can see I pour mine in a travel mug. I take it to go for the road.
Here is the insulated french press I may buy. Claims to keep coffee hot for two hours, which is far longer than I would need.

http://www.bodum.com/us/en-us/shop/d...true&navid=262
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:04 PM
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just caught up on what i missed in ot....been out sick.

like martian death flu sick.

i swear i believe science now when they say that the air is made up of molecules of nitrogen, oxygen, and whatnot...because i swear i felt them all pelting my body...

on the recovery, tho, so i figured i should pop in and say hi.


meds are getting ready to kick in, so i'll be in nappybye shortly. and i need to get something to eat.

ttyl.



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Old 01-09-2013, 01:06 PM
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Karl, I still say for the best coffee ever, get one of these. I still say this and I own a french press (Bodum). I've got the stainless carafe and it works damn well to keep my coffee hot.
This is the actual one I've got.
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:10 PM
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Hmmm... Fancy, and nice looking, but expensive!
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:14 PM
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Yes, but for incredible coffee every day I say it's worth it. Especially since my roommate paid for it
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:15 PM
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Df, did you get that new flu strain that took off?

Ed, thatthing really looks intense!

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Old 01-09-2013, 02:15 PM
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being sick is miserable. i have no idea which strain, and did not ask for id. felt like i got suckerpunched.



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Old 01-09-2013, 02:19 PM
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camry news. yay
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:25 PM
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being sick is miserable. i have no idea which strain, and did not ask for id. felt like i got suckerpunched.



df
That's how I feel at this very moment, my back hurts, stuffy nose, fevers and burning chest...
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:27 PM
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I might get this single cup french press mug.
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:34 PM
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this is how i know i am on the mend...all of this coffee talk is making me want to go get some!!!

had a cheap french press, whick made a decent cup of coffee for me, but was simply just way too much work for me. now i have a keurig. i love it.

if i want anything else more exotic, i'll go to the cafe downtown and get an espresso.



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Old 01-09-2013, 02:37 PM
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So we have Jen, DF, Brad, and Jared all miserably sick, as well as a few of Brittany's friends. Ugh, this is shaping up to look like a lousy flu season. I'm about to go all bubble boy status here.

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Old 01-09-2013, 02:45 PM
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that's ok chad...i doused my keyoard in hand sanitizer before posting...




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So we have Jen, DF, Brad, and Jared all miserably sick, as well as a few of Brittany's friends. Ugh, this is shaping up to look like a lousy flu season. I'm about to go all bubble boy status here.

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As much as i wanted to not ask...hopping no one else would ask..and you'd be a sad puppy.. Whats the good word?
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:54 PM
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joe thats the noise its making... not very good

timing belt is 100% okay.
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:02 PM
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joe thats the noise its making... not very good

timing belt is 100% okay.
Something is grinding against the teeth of the starter!!!
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