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 Luggage? GPS? Comic books? Check out fitting gifts for grads at Yahoo! Searchhttp://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=oni_on_mail&p=graduation+gifts&cs=bz
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. On Fri, Jun 15, 2007 at 11:18:18AM -0700, Jerry Murray wrote: <Snip>
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: <Snip> -- "When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Might= y Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976
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 Luggage? GPS? Comic books? Check out fitting gifts for grads at Yahoo! Searchhttp://surveylink.yahoo.com/gmrs/yahoo_panel_invite.asp?a=7">http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=oni_on_mail&p=graduation+gifts&cs=bzFussy?Opinionated? Impossible to please? Perfect. Join Yahoo!'s user panel and lay it on us.http://surveylink.yahoo.com/gmrs/yahoo_panel_invite.asp?a=7
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)?
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 On Mon, 18 Jun 2007 10:03:48 -0400, you wrote: <Snip> away <Snip> are <Snip> and <Snip> carafe <Snip> but <Snip> ========================== ========================== ===== Dave Morgenlender e-mail: dmorgen ========================== ========================== =====
I second that. Overnight soak with hot water and baking soda should remove that olfactory funk. -F On 6/18/07, David Morgenlender wrote: <Snip>