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Topic: To Press or Not to Press (11 msgs / 196 lines)
1) From: S. Kimmel
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The Basic Coffee book advises that lighter roasts and Latin American =
coffees should be drip brewed and darker roasts should be pressed.
Does it matter?

2) From: Woody DeCasere
i press almost everything, i dont think that it matters, i will say i dont
like autodrip coffee no matter what i have yet to find one i like. I am not
willing to pay $200 for a good one, when my French Press does a great job a=
any coffee. I have however noticed that some coffee's do better using
different methods, i finally broke down and bought some Kona i was blah
average in the press pot, but in the vac pot it was outstanding. I had some
Monsooned Malabar that was good in the FP, but great in the moka pot.
So maybe there is truth in it, but i dont like autodrip pots, maybe a
On 3/28/06, S. Kimmel  wrote:
"Good night, and Good Coffee"

3) From: raymanowen
Hi, Sheila-
I restarted home roasting almost two years ago. I have opinions myself, but
I'm not clever enough to write them in a book that people would be curious
enough to purchase. One Freebie would be that I like to maximize drip flavo=
first, with whatever I have roasted.
It turns out that I must have roasted a Pound of Ethiopian Harrar MAO Horse
during a brownout. While it has been great drip brewed as it passes 4 days'
age, it was positively Electrifying this morning when I espresso brewed a
couple of double shots and a Ristretto, all using 14g doses of Horse.
In short, Sheila, technique does matter- Your Technique. You can follow
others' advice in the search for your technique using your equipment and
ingenuity. If someone advises you to only roast using a 1600 watt heat gun
on a 16-Gauge extension cord, you can probably skip that. At least it was a
bit cool for me last time.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
Got Grinder?

4) From: Ed Needham
You must follow the rules in the book.
Ed Needham®
"to absurdity and beyond!"
ed at homeroaster dot com
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5) From: Bob Adams
Or the Basic Coffee Book Police will make you drink two week old pre-ground 
stored in a non airtight container in direct sunlight.

6) From: raymanowen
Aw, heck- The Book probably tells how long I need to keep a bag of pregroun=
espresso blend stuff from JLHufford. (I've been saving it in a Ziplock in
the refr- or fridge, because it probably never was fridged before.)
I should get The Book. Would The Nobleman's Barn or The Tattered Cover have
it in Denver?
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Might=
Wichita WurliTzer

7) From: Woody DeCasere
Ed, you are joking right!?
On 3/29/06, Ed Needham  wrote:
"Good night, and Good Coffee"

8) From: Edward Rasmussen
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Are you questioning the sanctity of the Rule Book?

9) From: Ed Needham

10) From: Woody DeCasere
On 3/29/06, Edward Rasmussen  wrote:
"Good night, and Good Coffee"

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