Have you thoroughly cleaned and descaled it lately? Often even a poor coffee maker can be half decent after a good Cleancaf session. Scale exacerbates low brew temp problems plus the obviously nasty old oils etc need to be removed. If brew water temp still way low after cleaning with Cleancaf might try the hot water in the tank trick to help. Pacific Northwest Gathering Vhttp://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGV.htmKona Kurmudgeon miKe mcKoffee URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately 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. Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/ <Snip>
On the topic of brew tempertures, I started looking at the technivorm brewers the other day, as that is the one really nice thing I felt I was lacking. I wanted to see how far off, my actual coffee pot was, with regards to temp. So I attacked the problem, from a few areas to see what my free Gevalia coffee pot was doing. The coffee pot is a bit over a year old and I just descaled/fully cleaned it. I placed a thermal probe, in the drip chamber on top of the coffee, and Had the handy, IR probe near by. Brew time on this pot is about 5 min or so for a full 12 cup pot. (This was not really a scientific exploration here, more just curiosity.) Well the first readings I got from water pouring over the probe were 160, then it quickly (within the first "cup" on the side reading) went to 180, and by the 10 cup mark sat at 194. Thinking this was going to be pretty much right where it was going to stay about half way though the pot, I lifted the top and took a thermal reading right on the water coming out of the head on the unit. 209.1 So, I wonder how much of the cup profile of the coffee am I missing, I know it takes a bit for this coffee pot to warm up however I don't have the money to upgrade it at the moment. Based on what I have read, I would say for a free coffee maker this is doing pretty good. PS. I never have nor never will subscribe to Givalia. I got (permenently borrowed) this coffee maker from my parents since they had an extra when I my other died.
Ok, I'll bite ... what's "the hot water in the tank trick"? Dave On Tue, 10 Apr 2007 06:31:34 -0700, you wrote: <Snip> coffee <Snip> exacerbates <Snip> might <Snip> must <Snip> enlightenment <Snip> before. <Snip> unsvbscribes) go to =http://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings========================== ========================== ===== Dave Morgenlender e-mail: dmorgen ========================== ========================== =====
Just that, fill tank with hot water rather than cold water. I don't know how well it works from personal experience (haven't done drip in years) but others have written it helps raise overall brew temp, especially early brew temp. Pacific Northwest Gathering Vhttp://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGV.htmKona Kurmudgeon miKe mcKoffee URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately 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. Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/ <Snip>
This can help significantly. Quite some time ago, I would run water through my Mr. Coffee (that I no longer have) then use that hot water to actually brew the coffee. One must be careful though because it will brew much more quickly. I had to monitor the brew and throttle with the on/off switch. The coffee did turn out better. Eddie -- Docendo Discimus Home Coffee Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/On 4/10/07, miKe mcKoffee wrote:">http://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/On 4/10/07, miKe mcKoffee wrote: <Snip>
Ok, so the answer to why a TV - one pass brewing! -F On 4/10/07, Eddie Dove wrote: <Snip>
Floyd, Floyd, Floyd... Contrarianism IS supported on this list. But the answer is: Drink Folgers... Good enough for Tom, good enough for many on the list, it just might have some basis for being good.... Brett On 4/10/07, Floyd Lozano wrote: <Snip> -- Cheers, Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com