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Topic: Another Technivorm Success Story (6 msgs / 122 lines)
1) From: Steve Hay
All,
Got my Technivorm a few days ago (small carafe model) and I have to say the
coffee is pretty darned good.  I like the simplicity of the design and how
you can see the water bubbling up into the spray head.  Coffee tastes really
good from it.  Better than my other machine, which was hit or miss at best.
I think I was having to use more grounds to get a decent flavor.  Anyways,
this stuff tastes like FP without the fines, which of course leads to a
cleaner cup.  Very, very, good.
-- 
Steven Hay
hay.steve -AT- gmail.com
Barry Paradox: Consider k to be the greatest element of the set of natural
numbers whose description require maximum of 50 words: "(k+1) is a natural
number which requires more than 50 words to describe it."

2) From: B. Scott Harroff
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I purchased a TV KBTS a week or so as well.  I've used it side by side with
my vac pots (same roasted beans with same grind) for comparison and likewise
am impressed with the machine.  The TV KBTS is using a number 4 gold filter
(to not remove oils) and the vac pots are using a cona glass rod.
TV KBTS main advantages: Ease of use, speed, speed, speed.  From start to
finish for 5 cups of water at room temp is like 4 minutes.  With a vac pot,
its 8 minutes to nuke the water, another minute to transfer to the vac pot,
a minute to get it boiling again, add the upper assembly to the lower, a
minute for the coffee to rise up to the grounds, and three minutes to brew
and descend to the bottom.  Though that doesn't sound like much, when one is
in a hurry, 4 minutes vs 14 minutes makes a difference.
TV KBTS disadvantage : mud in the cup (with the gold filter). Yes, the paper
filters would prevent that, but then again, it would likely impact the oils
in the cup too.  I suppose I could also increase the grind..  
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Steve Hay
Sent: Sunday, June 11, 2006 10:41 PM
To: homeroast
Subject: +Another Technivorm Success Story
All,
Got my Technivorm a few days ago (small carafe model) and I have to say the
coffee is pretty darned good.  I like the simplicity of the design and how
you can see the water bubbling up into the spray head.  Coffee tastes really
good from it.  Better than my other machine, which was hit or miss at best.
I think I was having to use more grounds to get a decent flavor.  Anyways,
this stuff tastes like FP without the fines, which of course leads to a
cleaner cup.  Very, very, good. 
-- 
Steven Hay
hay.steve -AT- gmail.com
Barry Paradox: Consider k to be the greatest element of the set of natural
numbers whose description require maximum of 50 words: "(k+1) is a natural
number which requires more than 50 words to describe it." 

3) From: raymanowen
"when one is in a hurry," one doesn't wait very long to acquire this degree
of brewing excellence. Why be in a hurry to appreciate coffee?
I've had unbelievably good tasting coffee from the Technivorm KB-741/ #4
Gold filter recently. Before I started using the Gold filters, I used maybe
325 paper filters.
I descaled it at ~275, even though the light never came on. The hot water
discharge temperature had dropped from 200 degrees to about 178, and I was
noticing the difference. It came right back to 200 degrees after descaling.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
-- 
"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Mighty
Wichita WurliTzer- 1976

4) From: Kit Anderson
I cannot use the gold filter without it overflowing. I wet the grounds 
and let them set for a few minutes. My grind is fairly course but the 
filter is still too slow.
Kit
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5) From: Steve Hay
Never had that problem.  I set my drip to about one setting coarser than
espresso.  I have found that the off-position hack Tom describes can sneak
up on you pretty quickly.  The TV brews faster than any other machine I've
owned.
On 6/13/06, Kit Anderson  wrote:
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-- 
Steven Hay
hay.steve -AT- gmail.com
Barry Paradox: Consider k to be the greatest element of the set of natural
numbers whose description require maximum of 50 words: "(k+1) is a natural
number which requires more than 50 words to describe it."

6) From: raymanowen
"The TV brews faster than any other machine I've owned."
The rocker switch on front sure stops that. All you should care about is the
actual brewing time. I find 2-4 minutes' pause for the initial basketful is
great and mostly just nurse it a little at the middle click on the basket
valve after that.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
If you only have Ersatz Coffee, use an Ersatz Grinder.


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