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Topic: Emasculated Lekempti (7 msgs / 113 lines)
1) From: Eddie Dove
I was in a hurry this morning and didn't have time to brew the two pots of
coffee with the Swissgold filter so I used paper.  I used the Melitta
filters that have the pinholes, which usually does pretty good as far as
paper filters go; I even pre-wet them.  I never got a chance to taste it,
just put it in my thermos and took it to work.  I was so looking forward to
more of the great flavor that I experienced yesterday, but unless the
Lekempti has died at 36 hours rest, the paper filter stripped just about
everything and I was left with only faint flavors; more dramatically than
with any other coffee thus far.  There were some faint flavors of mango,
cantaloupe, peach, honeydew melon and some roast flavor.  An 8-hour meeting
today with emasculated Lekempti ... sigh ... but still better than the dreck
everyone else was drinking.
Eddie

2) From: Les
Too bad Eddie,
I didn't know what to roast this morning, Lekempti, or a Yemen from last
year's offering sheet.  The Yemen won out.  When I went to brew some coffee
in my new to me depression glass vac pot with a Cory Rod, I found out that
the only roasted coffee left was what I had roasted this morning.  The Yemen
is really good on 4 hours rest!  No paper or cloth to ruin the flavor.  I
just love my Swiss Gold in the TV.  I am sorry you lost all your great
taste!
Les
On 11/7/06, Eddie Dove  wrote:
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3) From: Eddie Dove
Thanks Les,
It will definitely be back to the TV and Swissgold in the morning.  At least
my wife enjoyed her coffee.
Eddie
On 11/7/06, Les  wrote:
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4) From: Tim Wat
Eddie Dove wrote:
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I find it difficult to do paper filter anymore - we have a Cuisinart 
975.  A/B-ing paper vs. swissgold in that thing is a no brainer...paper 
results are like someone took a sleeping bag and threw it over all the 
high notes, no matter what the roast.
Swissgold (which requires some jury-rigging in the 975, with the odd 
filter basket and proprietary thermal lid) preserves these better, but 
still a different kettle of fish than FP.

5) From: Jeremy DeFranco
Eddie,
     You got me worried now. I use a chemex everyday. Now my worst fear is
coming back to the forefront of my mind- am I losing flavor to the Chemex
Filter?!
--I was in a hurry this morning and didn't have time to brew the two pots of
coffee with the Swissgold filter so I used paper.  I used the Melitta
filters that have the pinholes, which usually does pretty good as far as
paper filters go; I even pre-wet them.  I never got a chance to taste it,
just put it in my thermos and took it to work.  I was so looking forward to
more of the great flavor that I experienced yesterday, but unless the
Lekempti has died at 36 hours rest, the paper filter stripped just about
everything and I was left with only faint flavors; more dramatically than
with any other coffee thus far.  There were some faint flavors of mango,
cantaloupe, peach, honeydew melon and some roast flavor.  An 8-hour meeting
today with emasculated Lekempti ... sigh ... but still better than the dreck
everyone else was drinking.
Eddie

6) From: Ed Needham
The Chemex filter does absorb some of the coffee oils and particulates, but 
in my experience, the flavor is about as good as it gets with a Chemex.  I 
love my espresso, press pot, Turkish and vac pot, but I keep coming back to 
my Chemex as a day to day workhorse.
One of my other ways of brewing is to let the coffee steep in a small one 
cup glass carafe, and then strain it into my mug through a micromesh 
strainer after a few minutes of steeping.  I use this as an alternate method 
for cupping my roasts too.
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7) From: Eddie Dove
Dunno about the Chemex filter, but I did run across this today about using a
Chemex with a gold filter.http://onion-bean.blogspot.com/2006/11/i-have-come-to-find-out-that-i-have_04.htmlEddie
On 11/7/06, Jeremy DeFranco  wrote:
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