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Topic: Almost Ready To Go (7 msgs / 177 lines)
1) From: Jerry Murray
OK, so I have my sampler beans from SM and my Poppery
is inbound.
I am getting rid of the Mr Coffee and am trying to
decide on a coffee maker. I've used presses before and
don't really care for them.
I am thinking of a Technovorm Coffe Maker from SM with
a gold filter. I was wondering about the model with
the stainless steel pot instead of the glass pot.
Do any of you have the Technovorm? If so how do you
like it?
Jerry
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2) From: Randall Nortman
Can't comment on the Technivorm, but you might consider that a $5
filter cone holder does basically the same job, and gives you more
control over the process.  It is admittedly more work, but it lets you
at least decide if drip brewing is the way you want to go at all
before dropping serious cash on the Cadillac of drip brewers.
Another option to consider is the Aeropress, which has nothing to do
with the French press sort of brewer that I'm guessing you're
referring to.  It looks a little like a French press, but the
similarities end there.
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3) From: raymanowen
I have a Technivorm too, and I agree completely with Randall. Why don't you
Clean out the Mr. C. and hang on to it? It will make a good comparison
standard for your fresh roasted, fresh ground SM beans vs a can of F*
preground  X-grind, Y-roast stuff.
The Gold mesh filter in the TV basket yields coffee that is second only to
my press brews, but it's mighty close! With the press, I can dump full
boiling water into the grounds with a lot of turbulence. After 30, 60 and
90sec, I heat the covered 1.5L beaker in the micro to maintain the 201
degree temperature and I stir it.
When I lower the screen and decant the coffee, all the grounds have been
extracting for exactly the same time. With the TV, some of the grounds have
extracted for a minute and at the end of the brew, have been going for 5
minutes.
In the TV, my 1.7:1 Steinway brews are a different story. They go for 60 -
120sec. This Lot 30 is just Drop Dead fabulous that way. (90s) The bloom wa=
s
not quite volcanic this time. When I dribbled more boiling water in the
basket and stirred it to knock down the bloom- Oh, My! A 15oz stein of
coffee like that is certainly a Best Use of 25g of coffee grounds.
There is a bit of a process involved. First, I measured 25g of beans into a
Zip Loc sandwich baggie and tossed it in the ice cube bin in the freezer fo=
r
a quick freeze. Rumor has it that coffee beans crack more cleanly when
theyre surface hardened before going to the BUFF grinder. Or it could all b=
e
in my dyslexic battered belfry.
It's certainly NOT something you'd do on an escape and evasion mission in
the jungle...
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
On 6/15/07, Randall Nortman  wrote:
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Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976

4) From: Wes Tyler
I've had a TV with the stainless carafe for 6 months. I chose stainless because of durability and I always poured out of the glass into a vacuum pot anyway. Very happy with it.
Wes
----- Original Message ----
From: Jerry Murray 
To: homeroast
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2007 2:18:18 PM
Subject: +Almost Ready To Go
OK, so I have my sampler beans from SM and my Poppery
is inbound.
I am getting rid of the Mr Coffee and am trying to
decide on a coffee maker. I've used presses before and
don't really care for them.
I am thinking of a Technovorm Coffe Maker from SM with
a gold filter. I was wondering about the model with
the stainless steel pot instead of the glass pot.
Do any of you have the Technovorm? If so how do you
like it?
Jerry
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5) From: Tara Kollas
Jerry - I've had my TV for about two years now.  I love it.  I have the
basic model - no SS carafe, because the first two cups are poured right away
and the rest is decanted for work.  In my opinion, the first few cups are
better because no matter what I use, I can't seem to completely get the
coffee smell out of my travel mug.  It's still 100 times better than the
machine swill at work (we have one of those machines that brews coffee and
chicken soup from the same spigot).  I'd most likely get the glass carafe
again.  But I believe the SS carafe has more capacity (I tried to check, but
it's slow getting to the site at the moment)?

6) From: David Morgenlender
Tara,
I had problems getting the old coffee smell out of my Scandi's basket.  =
Somebody
here suggested baking soda ... it works great ... it might work on your =
travel
mug.
Dave
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7) From: Floyd Lozano
I second that. Overnight soak with hot water and baking soda should
remove that olfactory funk.
-F
On 6/18/07, David Morgenlender  wrote:
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