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Topic: Coffee brewing options for newbie (6 msgs / 119 lines)
1) From: Julie Tieszen
What are the advantages and disadvantages of the Bodom Santos Vacuum Brewer=
 and the Chemex brewer? I like a good cup of clear, crisp, smooth coffee. I=
'm not ready to put out a lot of money but thought one of the two options a=
bove would be better than my Braun drip pot!!
Thanks,
Julie

2) From: miKe mcKoffee
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The best bang for the buck improving coffee brewing quality any brewing
method is quality grinder. For non-espresso (or finer for Turkish) grinding
duties Solis Maestro Classic or Plus, Virtuoso, Capresso Infinity, Kitchen
Aid Pro and similar all good quality grind for non-espresso grinding.
They'll provide a night and day difference in the cup over whirly chop or
super cheapo burr grinders.
 
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee 
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc: http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htm
Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.  
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Julie Tieszen
Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2006 5:51 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: +Coffee brewing options for newbie
What are the advantages and disadvantages of the Bodom Santos Vacuum Brewer
and the Chemex brewer? I like a good cup of clear, crisp, smooth coffee. I'm
not ready to put out a lot of money but thought one of the two options above
would be better than my Braun drip pot!!
Thanks,
Julie

3) From: Kevin
I'd have to agree with miKe.  I recently upgraded from a W-mart GE blade
grinder ($10) to a Solis Maestro from SM and it makes a huge difference.  No
more boulders in the dregs and less dust.  I brew with a press pot, followed
Tom's advice on the coarseness setting of the grinder, and the results is a
less bitter/smoother cup.
Back to your original question concerning Chemex vs Vacuum brewer:
I recently purchased a Santos Vacuum Brewer from SM (UPS is delivering it
today). Supposedly it, like all vacuum brewers, makes a clean crisp cup.
Since I'm use a French Press every morning the Bodum will be a nice change
of pace.  I can let you know next week what I think of the brewer and method
(I'll have at least 7 brews under my belt then) by comparing and contrasting
it with the French Press.
On 11/8/06, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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-- 
Kevin

4) From: Eddie Dove
I can't wait to read about it, Kevin.
Eddie
On 11/8/06, Kevin  wrote:
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5) From: Julie Tieszen
Thanks Kevin, I'll look forward to hearing your review.
Julie
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----- Original Message ----
From: Kevin 
To: home=
roast
Sent: Wednesday, November 8, 2006 11:44:16 AM=
Subject: Re: +Coffee brewing options for newbie
I'd have to agre=
e with miKe.  I recently upgraded from a W-mart GE blade grinder ($10) to a=
 Solis Maestro from SM and it makes a huge difference.  No more boulders in=
 the dregs and less dust.  I brew with a press pot, followed Tom's advice o=
n the coarseness setting of the grinder, and the results is a less bitter/s=
moother cup.  
 
Back to your original question concerning Chemex vs Va=
cuum brewer: 
 
I recently purchased a Santos Vacuum Brewer from SM (UP=
S is delivering it today). Supposedly it, like all vacuum brewers, makes a =
clean crisp cup.  Since I'm use a French Press every morning the Bodum will=
 be a nice change of pace.  I can let you know next week what I think of th=
e brewer and method (I'll have at least 7 brews under my belt then) by comp=
aring and contrasting it with the French Press. 
 
On 11/8/06, miKe =
mcKoffee  wrote: 
The best bang for the buck improvin=
g coffee brewing quality any brewing method is quality grinder. For non-esp=
resso (or finer for Turkish) grinding duties Solis Maestro Classic or Plus,=
 Virtuoso, Capresso Infinity, Kitchen Aid Pro and similar all good quality =
grind for non-espresso grinding. They'll provide a night and day difference=
 in the cup over whirly chop or super cheapo burr grinders. 
 
Kona Kon=
naisseur miKe mcKoffee 
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes et=
c: http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htm
Ultimately the=
 quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must first not know=
. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment found explori=
ng the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before. 
=
From: homeroast-admin [mailto: homeroast-admin@=
lists.sweetmarias.com] On Behalf Of Julie Tieszen
Sent: Wednesday, Novemb=
er 08, 2006 5:51 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: +Coffe=
e brewing options for newbie
 
What are the advantages and disadvant=
ages of the Bodom Santos Vacuum Brewer and the Chemex brewer? I like a good=
 cup of clear, crisp, smooth coffee. I'm not ready to put out a lot of mone=
y but thought one of the two options above would be better than my Braun dr=
ip pot!! 
Thanks,
Julie
 
-- 
Kevin

6) From: Scot Murphy
On Nov 8, 2006, at 7:51 AM, Julie Tieszen wrote:
<Snip>
It's hard to say. I don't know how well the Bodum Santos works, but  
my vac pots always have a little sediment, a problem I rarely had  
with the Chemex. However, you may not like the taste imparted by the  
filter, and your finished coffee will definitely be cooler than with  
the vac pot, altering flavor. Also, the Chemex does let through some  
fines, and an overpour can send some fines over the filter and into  
the brew. Also, a minute tear can send plenty of sediment into your  
coffee. So, as with anything, YMMV.
Scot "vac pot tastes bolder, though" Murphy


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