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Topic: A Proper Grinder (5 msgs / 104 lines)
1) From: Joe Landry
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Gene -   I'm using the run of the mill blade grinder, and getting the =
coffee as fine as I can
 Morning coffee is made with a filter funnel (will upgrade to a Chemex =
and Chemex filters next)
and afternoons is for the Krups IL Primo "steamer".   Sounds like =
Brazilian would be a good coffee for 
this but have used the Guatemalen Ugh! and Terrazu. I'm developing a =
taste for PNG Kimmel
and as you can tell I'm working my way through the sampler from Sweet =
Maria's.   
Will have to negotiate with the wife and reorg the kitchen and pantry. 
Like many of you I've got limited counter space and the deck is where =
the roasts are made.
In the preheat stage and the aroma is wafting through the back yard, the =
bees have taken
to homing in on the I Roast vent. Also we don't have to worry about low =
ambient temperature effects on the roaster
in the Houston area except in Feb. 
Best regards
JOE 
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I think you're right, Angelo.  The other mistake I made with mine was
grinding the coffee as fine as I could and tamping it, too.  I think =
these
machines like a grind on the fine end of drip, and a very light tamp.  I
think that steam toys and moka pots, too, are closer to being a kind of
small drip pot than true espresso.
But the question wasn't "What expensive equipment can I replace my Krups
with?"...it was more like "How do I get a decent cup of coffee out of =
what I
have?"  For some reason, this is a question often not well received on =
this
list.
Of the advice offered so far, it seems to me that the best is the =
suggestion
that the next available $$$ ought to be spent on a good grinder.  A
consistent grind is going to improve the cup no matter what the brewing
method is.
Joe, you didn't mention how you are grinding your coffee in your post.  =
What
are you using?
Gene Smith
riding the wild learning curve, in Houston

2) From: gin
also all of the extra money for your most needed equipment!
ginny
At 06:54 AM 7/13/2004, you wrote:
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3) From: Ben Treichel
Joe Landry wrote:
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Joe,
Fair warning! Gene Smith has not found a toy or contraption he hasn't 
liked, and Wandering John is still working on his cement truck jet 
engine combination.
You were warned!
Ben

4) From: Gene Smith
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Not so!  Just trying to make a virtue of necessity, that's all.
As for "Wandering John is still working on his cement truck jet 
 engine combination"...that's probably true.
Gene Smith
riding the wild learning curve, in Houston

5) From: Ben Treichel
Gene Smith wrote:
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And necessity a virtue ;-)


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