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Topic: $20,000.00 (8 msgs / 173 lines)
1) From: Bernard Gerrard
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For the sake of experimentation how about a _blind_ tasting with the 
following coffees brewed in this outrageous contraption, a Technivorm, a 
vacuum brewer, an Aeropress and those humble end-of-a 
sock-on-a-ring-with-a-handle used in Central America.  Coffees to be 
tested.......your favorite home roast, Char$ and Folgers.  Would it 
"improve" Char$ and Folgers?  Move your home roast from sublime to die 
and gone to heaven? I'm not a gambling man.  Bernard
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For the sake of experimentation how about a blind tasting with
the following coffees brewed in this outrageous contraption, a
Technivorm, a vacuum brewer, an Aeropress and those humble end-of-a
sock-on-a-ring-with-a-handle used in Central America.  Coffees to be
tested.......your favorite home roast, Char$ and Folgers.  Would it
"improve" Char$ and Folgers?  Move your home roast from sublime to die
and gone to heaven? I'm not a gambling man.  Bernard
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2) From: Rich
I would bet the properly operated sock would produce an 
indistinguishable brew. Not to mention a considerable cost saving.  No 
bling though....
Bernard Gerrard wrote:
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3) From: Brett Mason
1. Yes it will move your homeroast to that sublime state of perfection.  It
is called a vacuum brewer - and Tom sells some...
2. Will it out brew those other methods?  Yes.
3. Is it worth $20K?  Not personally (Tom's cost less than $20K), but for a
business decision?  I suppose...
2000001 cents,
Brett
On 1/23/08, Bernard Gerrard  wrote:
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4) From: Brett Mason
Before you blow these off, check out Tom's notes:http://www.sweetmarias.com/prod.brewers.vacuum.shtmlBrett
On 1/23/08, Rich  wrote:
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5) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
there's a lot of visual appeal to the halogen ... then again i could 
just get a nice commercial gas stove and put some colored lights in 
it, do the same theing and get the same effect ... the halogen isn't 
going to do anything for the vacuum brewed coffee except supply a 
nice even low temperature, but other things do that. that said, i 
think the thing does look very cool. i have seen it before at the ucc 
ueshima booth at scaa show. i haven't been to japan but these are no 
longer very common. /tom
1. Yes it will move your homeroast to that sublime state of 
perfection.  It is called a vacuum brewer - and Tom sells some...
2. Will it out brew those other methods?  Yes.
3. Is it worth $20K?  Not personally (Tom's cost less than $20K), but 
for a business decision?  I suppose...
2000001 cents,
Brett
On 1/23/08, Bernard Gerrard 
<gerrardbcl> wrote:
For the sake of experimentation how about a blind tasting with the 
following coffees brewed in this outrageous contraption, a 
Technivorm, a vacuum brewer, an Aeropress and those humble end-of-a 
sock-on-a-ring-with-a-handle used in Central America.  Coffees to be 
tested.......your favorite home roast, Char$ and Folgers.  Would it 
"improve" Char$ and Folgers?  Move your home roast from sublime to 
die and gone to heaven? I'm not a gambling man.  Bernard
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com--
                   "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters"
            Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria
                      http://www.sweetmarias.com                Thompson Owen george_at_sweetmarias.com
     Sweet Maria's Coffee - 1115 21st Street, Oakland, CA 94607 - USA
             phone/fax: 888 876 5917 - tom_at_sweetmarias.com

6) From: Michael Wascher
I've seen single burner halogen hotplates before. Around $100 IIRC.
On Jan 23, 2008 1:15 PM, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee <
sweetmarias> wrote:
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7) From: Jared
This conversation reminded me of the need to plug my new favorite vacuum
brew tool.  It is the butane burner Sweetmarias sells.http://www.sweetmarias.com/prod.brewers.vacuum.shtmlThis thing is great.  I now actually use my Kona vacuum brewer on a regular
basis.  This burner puts out tons of heat and is very controllable.  It is a
little too tall for my Kona so I just raise the stand a bit.  No problem.
With the power and instant control over the amount of heat this thing puts
out I can't imagine any other heat source being better.
Jared

8) From: Rich Adams
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  With the power and instant control over the amount of heat this thing =
puts out I can't imagine any other heat source being better.  
Gas stove.
I recently swapped out my electric for a gas stove and now use my Cona =
Jr model (flat bottom) on it.  Works great, no butane to mess with.  =
Prior, I did use that butane burner for the various Hario's and Yama's =
and Cona's and have to agree it is great little burner.
Rich Adams


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