I'm browsing the MR forums and am craving some good strong java. Thought it might be a good topic for a post to share tips for buying, storing, brewing, flavoring, or serving coffee. I recently started using an 8-cup Bodum manual french press coffee maker and I am stunned how much better the coffee tastes compared to drip. It is a little muddy, but the taste is way richer and deeper than I have ever had before. You just put coarse grind coffee at the bottom of the glass cylinder, fill it up with hot water and stir, let it sit for 5 minutes, and then press the filter-plunger down to the bottom to separate the coffee and brew, and then pour. I also read that it is best not to refridgerate coffee as it loses its flavor faster, which is contrary to what I always thought that freezing is best. I tried it an it does actually taste better storing it in a sealed container at room temperature. Any other ideas how to make coffee taste better?