Well today was the day it happened. The excitement had been building...flirting with nirvana. Teased by the thoughts of what it would be like...would I be disappointed after the foreplay? No....it was good. First pot by Tom's directions. Wow....a quickie...and it was good. Much more satisfying than weighing the beans, warming up the press pot....grinding...pouring...stirring...waiting...all with my eyes half open. Now that I have your attention I do have a couple of salient questions: 1. Better with swiss gold or filtropa paper? 2. I've been weighing beans to grind in the Zass for the press....had it down...51gms. Now, with the 10 cup KBT 741 I need to experiment...unless one of you vets can tell me....what's the proper weight of beans to result in Tom's 6 level Technivorm scoops? Thanks to all you coffee voyeurs. We'll try to keep the windows closed so you won't have to hear the sounds of our ecstasy. Randy in Florida
Randy, That was really funny! 1. Personally, I like the Swissgold better ... immensely! But, I do have Filtropa and Melitta paper filters on hand. When I use a paper filter, I put it in the filterbasket and always rinse them thoroughly with hot water first, then add the coffee and brew. 2. Try about 75 grams ... that should get you really close and you can adjust from there. I generally use between 75 and 80 grams. Once upon a time I remember figuring it out and I think it was very similar to Tom's suggestion ... I think. I also fill the reservoir a bit beyond the "10" mark. Hope this helps ... Eddie -- Docendo Discimus Home Coffee Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/On 5/11/07, Florida Randy wrote:">http://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/On 5/11/07, Florida Randy wrote: <Snip>
a.) Swiss gold would leave some important body in the cup. A better filter, like the one cited, would be like listening to the Khachaturian Piano Concerto performed on a Spinet piano compared to the same performed on a 9ft or larger Concert Grand piano with full orchestra. A cleaner cup, maybe, but good filters strip off all the power. b.) 50g of grounds would be a very good starting place for the TV. As usual, YMMV. I always weigh the beans before every brew, be it a full carafe or a Steinway mug. In the interest of time, one could always get a coffeelike drink for Fourbucks. Cheers -RayO, aka Opa! You're the roaster/barista- have it your way- the best way.
Doesn't get much better than a Technivorm, Swiss Gold filter, and Sweet Maria's greens roasted to perfection unless you cross over to the darkside - espresso On 5/11/07, raymanowen wrote: <Snip> -- My home coffee roasting blog:http://homecoffeeroastblog.blogspot.com/Kevin