I didn't want to muddy the coffee gear thread.
I like coffee. I'm not a fiend and I've been living without it more lately than with it but I do like and enjoy it. I'm not really an espresso drinker. I don't really sip drinks and less than a 16 oz serving of something, coffee or rib eyes, seems pointless to me. If I go to a real coffee shop, I do order a cafe Americano as my favorite choice, especially if I can get them to do it with a long pull.
I currently buy fresh roasted coffee from a local roaster, so I got that going for me.
I have Kitchen Aid burr grinder and I use either a French Press or siphon pot (on weekends) and I weigh my beans out for each brew. I use 50g/L.
Soooo... are there any recommendations to step up my coffee experience? Espresso seems like such a PITA to me to make that unless it was automatic and I could quickly pump out 4 shots at a time I'm really not interested. Is there a different process or equipment I should explore?