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Topic: Coffee Virgin Loses Innocence to Experienced Technivorm (4 msgs / 92 lines)
1) From: Florida Randy
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

2) From: Eddie Dove
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
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3) From: raymanowen
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.

4) From: Kevin
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:
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