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Topic: Thermos-Type Coffee Makers (2 msgs / 48 lines)
1) From: trwalters
Hi All,
Ryuji Suzuki asked about thermos-type coffee makers...
I've been using an 8-cup Cuisinart thermos-type (no heater plate) for about 2 years. It makes very good coffee. I haven't measured the water temp, etc. The thermos will keep coffee drinkably (?) warm for several hours. I make the coffee at 5AM and then go to work. My wife gets up at 7AM and has hers. Still very good (but not as good as the cup I drink!) The only problem I've found with the unit is that if you leave the water-fill lid closed for the 24 hours until the next morning,the coffee has a very disagreeable flavor. If the lid is left open (so it can dry out, I presume), the coffee tastes great. I use a gold filter basket and (currently) Java from Tom, roasted in a modified Poppery.
Tim Walters
Atlanta, GA
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2) From: Ed Needham
I fill the empty thermal carafe with hot water when not
in use.  Occasionally, I've also put a tablespoon of
baking soda in the hot water to help absorb the bad
odors.  Every once in a while I clean it out with dish
detergent (I know that is a traditional no-no, but I've
really not seen it affect the taste of my coffee).
Rinse it well, and use a brush.  I use a Chemex brush
as seen here (not an endorsement of the seller):http://www.fantes.com/chemex.htm#collectionI usually pick up these brushes any time I find them
'in the wild' as they, and other Chemex stuff, are hard
to find locally.  On the internet, I think Tom handles
Chemex, and I bet he has the brushes too.  Any long
brush would do though.
Regards,
Ed Needham


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