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Topic: New Coffee Toy (6 msgs / 207 lines)
1) From: ginny
Clif:
A great work around to make home PODS.
Thanks for the report and the notes.
ginny

2) From: Gene Smith
I know everyone insists it's all about the grinder, but the coffee toy
currently making my coffee better is one of Les' beautiful tampers.  I
cannot 'prove' that my new tamper has improved my morning cup.  What I *can*
attest to is that using it (just holding it in my hand, in fact) has greatly
improved the pleasure I derive from making that morning cup.
Another thing that has really helped is tutoring from Les about how to get
the most out of my pressurized PF.  I got help directly from him because I
didn't want to hear the Angel Chorus sing about how I'd never get into
heaven until I threw my PPF away every time I asked a question.  I'm going
to Coffee Hell, okay?  I'm convinced the conversation will be better in the
nether regions, anyway.
For those of you on the list who have PPF machines, Les' advice that tamp
wasn't as critical as a good polish seems to be born out by my experience
with my new tamper.  Not only was the cup better, but the mess that got up
into the showerhead has been all but eliminated.
But if Les' tamper didn't make any difference in the shot at all, I would
still be more than happy with my purchase.  The visual and tactile pleasure
it affords is a delight.  If anyone would like to see the lovely thing Les
made for me, (well, he really made it and then offered it to me...but it's
mine now, do you hear?  MINE!) email me offlist and I will pass along a
couple of pictures.
Do yourself a favor, folks...mash that homeroasted coffee down with a piece
of art!
Gene Smith
riding the wild learning curve, in Houston

3) From: Lesley Albjerg
Gene,
 
Thanks for the kind words and I am glad your tamper made it to its new home O.K.
 
Les
Gene Smith  wrote:
I know everyone insists it's all about the grinder, but the coffee toy
currently making my coffee better is one of Les' beautiful tampers. I
cannot 'prove' that my new tamper has improved my morning cup. What I *can*
attest to is that using it (just holding it in my hand, in fact) has greatly
improved the pleasure I derive from making that morning cup.
Another thing that has really helped is tutoring from Les about how to get
the most out of my pressurized PF. I got help directly from him because I
didn't want to hear the Angel Chorus sing about how I'd never get into
heaven until I threw my PPF away every time I asked a question. I'm going
to Coffee Hell, okay? I'm convinced the conversation will be better in the
nether regions, anyway.
For those of you on the list who have PPF machines, Les' advice that tamp
wasn't as critical as a good polish seems to be born out by my experience
with my new tamper. Not only was the cup better, but the mess that got up
into the showerhead has been all but eliminated.
But if Les' tamper didn't make any difference in the shot at all, I would
still be more than happy with my purchase. The visual and tactile pleasure
it affords is a delight. If anyone would like to see the lovely thing Les
made for me, (well, he really made it and then offered it to me...but it's
mine now, do you hear? MINE!) email me offlist and I will pass along a
couple of pictures.
Do yourself a favor, folks...mash that homeroasted coffee down with a piece
of art!
Gene Smith
riding the wild learning curve, in Houston---------------------------------
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4) From: Clifton Burkett
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Well I bought a new coffee toy. A Bunn POD brewer. 
 
So far it seems nice. I used my homemade pods using a 4 cup basket =
filter,
1/3 cup stainless measuring cup and a 58mm tamper. I used some Liquid =
Amber
beans roasted just until a few vanguard beans popped second crack. I =
used 12
grams of beans ground to a medium grind, similar to the drip grind I use =
for
the Technivorm. Seems to be a nice brew. Liquid Amber is nice for =
espresso,
but not my favorite for drip so I will have to roast a Costa this =
weekend
and see how that works. I think the pressure is a bit less than on the
Senseo so there is less creama during the brewing process. Direct =
measure of
the coffee leaving the spout on the basket was 197 at one ounce and 201 =
at
eight ounces. The temperature is spot on to what it should be. The unit =
has
a twelve ounce setting, but I haven't used that yet. 
My first impression is that I like it. Less finikey to use home made =
PODs
and a very nice looking unit. Full review to come. I'll post it on my
web-site where I put the Senseo, Giotto and the home-made POD photos.http://bellsouthpwp.net/c/l/cliflb/senseo/    At the end of the first =
day
it look like the Senseo has been usurped! or since this is a coffee =
machine
would that be uslurped? 
 
   
 
Clif - SomeWhere in Florida with 
Odie the Corgi and Garfield the Tabby

5) From: sci
I finally got one of those water boiler & warmer units made by Zojirushihttp://www.zojirushi.com/products/cvdsc.So far it looks and acts like a dream: perfect for small pour over cones and
AP, vacuum pot, FP, even tea. It keeps water at 208F in a vacuum insulated
canister unit. It has 175F and 195F settings for teas. It is a cool coffee
gadget. I made a pour over cone straight from the dispenser, which has a
slow setting just for that purpose. It is not nearly as precise as a spouted
kettle, but for CCD, its perfect. I'm still getting used to it, but it is
growing on me fast.
Ivan
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6) From: g paris p
Ivan:
Look very cool. Great design. How uch did you have to pay?
ginny
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