For a long time, I made coffee with a cafetière. I make coffee one cup at a time and, whilst a cafetière is great for multiple cups, it wasn't great for me. They're fiddly to clean, can leave sediment in the coffee, and break when dropped.
This year I've completely changed my coffee setup. It's optimised for brewing a single cup at a time at the weekend, so takes a little more time, but makes a really nice cup of coffee. If I did this during the week I'd buy pre-ground coffee since I'd use it faster and so be less concerned about its freshness.
The coffee-making process
I start with some nice, local, Small Batch beans.
The beans are ground in my Hario Mini Mill.
I weigh the beans out - 17-20g depending on my caffeine requirement.
Then grind away until they're all done. I'm playing with grind sizes, and at the moment it's #8 on this grinder.
Maybe a little coarse, but it makes a nice cup.
Now add water and brew.
Press into the mug. Slowly does itߪ
And now, it's time to drink.
I really like this setup. Once the coffee's done I just eject the grounds from the Aeropress, then give it and the grinder a rinse. The only perishable items are the Aeropress filters, and one pack lasts forever. If you're making coffee for one, I'd definitely recommend this method.