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Topic: Photos of the Blue Bottle Siphon Bar (32 msgs / 993 lines)
1) From: Brian Zambrano
Yesterday I went over to the new Blue Bottle cafe here in San Francisco to
try out the coffee from their infamous $20,000 machine.  I put some photos
up to share:http://flickr.com/photos/brz/sets/72157603825714940/I have to say, it produced a mighty fine cup.  Although, as I say on one of
the photos notes, I'm not so sure my palate is sophisticated enough to know
whether it was the roast or the brewing process that made it so good.  I
should also say that this is the first time I've had coffee prepared this
way.  Either way, I'd recommend giving it a try if you happen to be nearby.
Enjoy!
BZ

2) From: Michael I
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Good shots Brian.thanks for sharing.
For the past few months I've been becoming increasing obsessed with getting
a vacuum brewer, but of course I want something like a Hario Nouveau, which
aren't exactly easy to get, so I still have none.
The demo that's discussed in this post on Barismo,http://www.barismo.com/2008/01/events-syphon-brewing-and-3-espresso.htmlis at the only place that I've been able to find good coffee in the Boston
area (Simon's in Cambridge).  I've read a bit on the guest roaster they're
having in, Simon Hsieh (not to be confused with Simon Yu, who owns Simon's),
and he sounds interesting.  It's always good to try something roasted by
someone who knows what they're doing, to compare to your own homeroast.
I'd like to go, but they've intelligently decided to schedule this thing on
Superbowl Sunday (am I allowed to type that without being sued by the NFL?).
Are coffee geeks supposed to be so above the commoners that they don't watch
football?  Sheesh, not this one.  So, needless to say, I'm going to miss my
opportunity to get some siphon-brewed quality coffee.  I'll have to make do
with quality-brewed beer.
A bit off the point of your post, but it triggered it for me.  Thanks for
the pics.  I think I like the iced coffee maker better than the siphon bar,
though.  I might need one of those, too.
-AdkMike  
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Brian Zambrano
Sent: 01/31/2008 5:10 PM
To: homeroast
Subject: +Photos of the Blue Bottle Siphon Bar
Yesterday I went over to the new Blue Bottle cafe here in San Francisco to
try out the coffee from their infamous $20,000 machine.  I put some photos
up to share:http://flickr.com/photos/brz/sets/72157603825714940/I have to say, it produced a mighty fine cup.  Although, as I say on one of
the photos notes, I'm not so sure my palate is sophisticated enough to know
whether it was the roast or the brewing process that made it so good.  I
should also say that this is the first time I've had coffee prepared this
way.  Either way, I'd recommend giving it a try if you happen to be nearby.
Enjoy!
BZ

3) From: Doug Boutell
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After I broke mine  I found this  web site to replace the Hario.
Call and see if they still carry them.
I have Cona Vac, Yama Tabletop Brewer from Tom
and a Hario.  For taste no difference .
https://secure.lanset.net/sogousa/show.asp?type_name=Hario_Glassking
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4) From: Brian Kamnetz
On Jan 31, 2008 5:33 PM, Michael I  wrote:
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AdkMike,
Your story reminds me of a couple years ago when one of my nephews
scheduled his wedding for the afternoon in October that Michigan
played Michigan State. Didn't make his uncle, the Michigan football
fanatic, at all happy!
Brian

5) From: Michael I
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Nice.  Thanks for the lead, Doug.  I'll give them a call and see what  =
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but I like the looks of the Hario, too.  Superficial, I know.  I've  
also considered a balance brewer for just that reason.
-AdkMike
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Good shots Brian…thanks for sharing.

 

For the past few months I’ve been becoming increasing obsessed with getting a vacuum brewer, but of course I want something like a Hario Nouveau, which aren’t exactly easy to = get, so I still have none.

 

The demo that’s discussed in this post on Barismo,

http://www.barismo.com/2008/01/events-syphon-brewing-and-3-espress=o.html

is at the only place that I’ve been able to find good coffee in the Boston area (Simon’s in Cambridge).  I’ve read a bit on the guest roaster they’re having in, = Simon Hsieh (not to be confused with Simon Yu, who owns Simon’s), and he = sounds interesting.  It’s always good to try something roasted by = someone who knows what they’re doing, to compare to your own = homeroast.

 

I’d like to go, but they’ve intelligently decided to schedule this thing on Superbowl Sunday (am I allowed to type that without being sued by the NFL?).  Are coffee geeks supposed to be so above the commoners that they don’t watch = football?  Sheesh, not this one.  So, needless to say, I’m going to miss my = opportunity to get some siphon-brewed quality coffee.  I’ll have to = make do with quality-brewed beer.

 

A bit off the point of your post, but it triggered it for me.  Thanks for the pics.  I think I like the = iced coffee maker better than the siphon bar, though.  I might need one = of those, too…

 

-AdkMike

 

From: homeroast-admin= s.sweetmarias.com [mailto:homeroast-admin= s.sweetmarias.com] On = Behalf Of Brian Zambrano Sent: 01/31/2008 5:10 PM To: homeroast= s.com Subject: +Photos of the Blue Bottle Siphon Bar

 

Yesterday I went over to the new Blue Bottle cafe here in San = Francisco to try out the coffee from their infamous $20,000 machine.  I put some photos = up to share: http://flick=r.com/photos/brz/sets/72157603825714940/ I have to say, it produced a mighty fine cup.  Although, as I say = on one of the photos notes, I'm not so sure my palate is sophisticated enough to know whether it was the roast or the brewing process that made it so = good.  I should also say that this is the first time I've had coffee prepared this way.  Either way, I'd recommend giving it a try if you happen to be nearby. Enjoy! BZ

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I like that those as well.   On the below sites a little different then the
one on Mikes sitehttp://www.royalcoffeemaker.com/gallery.htmlThose are fun to look at and maybe someday ---------">http://www.museum-replicas.com/applied_arts.asp?cid=9&cpage=1&SCID=66or these http://www.royalcoffeemaker.com/gallery.htmlThose are fun to look at and maybe someday ---------
However what I am about to really buy is
2 of these that SM has, seems to also be a great price.http://www.sweetmarias.com/prod.brewers.vacuum.shtmlScroll down until you get to Yama Tabletop Brewer with Stand, Lamp
And you can mod it right from the start with
Yama Butane Burner.  Its down one on the same page.
Im getting one for Mom and one for Father Daniel.
The Bishop should be here sometime around Easter.
I think he will enjoy the historic look and the great taste.
So what kind of cup to use with with the Yama?
Tres

7) From: MichaelB
There's one that _looks_ just like that closer to home. Seehttp://www.sweetmarias.com/prod.brewers.vacuum.shtmlScroll down to the Yama tabletop brewer. It's as good a brewer as my Cona or
stovetop Yamas (5 and 8 cup sizes). And it also _looks_ just like the
brewers shown sitting on top of those $20K halogen brewers. I never used the
joke alcohol burner it came with but got the Yama butane burner shown on the
web page below the brewer. Now most of the time I have found a way to brew
on the kitchen stove. If I remove the grate over my gas stove, the legs of
the stand just fit around the simmer burner and the bowl is suspended over
the burner. Then just turn on the gas and brew. Quick, easy, efficient.
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8) From: Demian Ebert
Hi Brian. Thanks for the pictures. Where is the cafe? I'll have to make time
to go by next time I am in SF.
Demian
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9) From: Mike Chester
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My daughter was also married on the day of the Michigan - MSU game ten years 
ago.  She graduated from Michigan and had many friends and relatives rooting 
for them.  Some members of the groom's family were State fans.  During the 
wedding ceremony, the priest actually paused to announce the score.
Mike

10) From: Brian Zambrano
The cafe is in the SOMA district (South of Market) on a small side street.
It's very unassuming....there is practically no foot traffic on this tiny
street so everyone who goes there makes a special trip.
You can see the map, reviews and some more photos on the yelp page:http://www.yelp.com/biz/blue-bottle-cafe-san-franciscoAnother place worth visiting is the Blue Bottle kiosk in Hayes Valley.  It's
basically on a little side alley but there is always a line.  The coffee is
just as good too.http://www.yelp.com/biz/blue-bottle-coffee-co-san-franciscoBZ
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11) From: raymanowen
Ross Perot would have loved the Siphon Bar, with the sound it makes.
Honestly, if the cup tastes good to you, what more is there to say? My firs=
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stop in San Francisco would be Davies Symphony Hall, to hear the Ruffatti
organ in concert. Then a few doors east...
Cheers, Mabuhay, ting hoan h, enjoy -RayO, aka Opa!
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12) From: mirrera
"However what I am about to really buy is 2 of these that SM has, seems to also be a great price. http://www.sweetmarias.com/prod.brewers.vacuum.shtmlScroll down until you get to Yama Tabletop Brewer with Stand, Lamp And you can mod it right from the start with Yama Butane Burner.  "
-Treshell
"Scroll down to the Yama tabletop brewer. It's as good a brewer as my Cona or stovetop Yamas (5 and 8 cup sizes). And it also _looks_ just like the brewers shown sitting on top of those $20K halogen brewers. I never used the joke alcohol burner it came with but got the Yama butane burner shown on the web page below the brewer."
-MichaelB
Treshell and MichaelB must be smokin' the same stuff, with the same recommendation 2 minutes apart.  As for me, I'd consider a Cona, but for that much money I feel I should be able to get the Hario, which is what I actually want.  Just a matter of tracking one down.
The Yama is out for me for the simple reason that you can't use the Cona glass filter rod in it.  I don't know that I will want to use the glass filter, but I want to have the option.
Thanks everyone for the suggestions.
-AdkMike

13) From: Dennis Ryan
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I use one. Occasionally I get a stuck brew, but I have attributed  
that to my grinder. Is there something about Yama+Cona rod that I  
don't know about?
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I use one. Occasionally I get a stuck brew, but I have attributed that =
to my grinder. Is there something about Yama+Cona rod that I don't know =
about?
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The Yama = is out for me for the simple reason that you can't use the Cona glass = filter rod in it. I = don't know that I will want to use the glass filter, but I want to have = the option.

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14) From: Brett Mason
There's a GE vacuum brewer out there on eBay, currently sitting at $5, from
somewhere in Indiana....http://cgi.ebay.com/vintage-vacuum-coffee-pot_W0QQitemZ220196594841QQihZ012QQcategoryZ38251QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItemBrett
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15) From: Dennis Ryan
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Sorry to reply to myself!
I wasn't aware of the Yama Tabletop, which is what I think you were  
talking about. You can't use the Cory rod with this one but you can  
use it with their other vacuum brewers. I happen to use the 8 cup  
model with a cory rod.
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I wasn't = aware of the Yama Tabletop, which is what I think you = weretalkingabout. You can't use the Cory rod with this one but you = can use it with their other vacuum brewers. I happen to use the 8 cup = model with a cory rod. On Feb 1, 2008, at 10:07 = AM, Dennis Ryan wrote:
I use = one. Occasionally I get a stuck brew, but I have attributed that to my = grinder. Is there something about Yama+Cona rod that I don't know = about? On Feb 1, 2008, at 9:57 AM, mirrera = wrote:
The Yama is out for me for = the simple reason that you can't use the Cona glass filter rod in = it. I don't know that I = will want to use the glass filter, but I want to have the = option. = = --Apple-Mail-2-233999091--

16) From: MichaelB
Seems when it comes to the Cona glass rod YMMV big time. I get stalls with
the Yama 8 cup, it works with the Yama 5 cup, and it works with the Yama
tabletop! I do use a coarse grind, (9 on a Mazzer Mini where 6 is espresso)
and there are few fines. But now I bet the next time I try it there will be
a stall :-).
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Nope;  it worked again! Happily sipping a cup of pleasant Peru Concurso
Huallaga. Not a deep coffee but very refreshing nonetheless, especially with
that velvetty smoothness the vac brewing brings to every coffee.
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17) From: mirrera
Yeah, I've been trawling eBay quite a bit.  But I already have 6 other methods of making coffee  (press pot, AeroPress, Vivaldi II, Francis Francis X1, Capresso MT500, moka pot), so I'm desperately trying NOT to start a collection of vac pots, too.  I've been pretty tempted to snap up a couple of deals like that one, but I'm trying to hold out.
I realize that (like many of you), I have a problem.  And generally, you guys are more the enablers than anything.  
"Oh, did you see this nice Zass -- you should get one."  Done. 
"Ah, this  is wonderful, you should order at least 10 lbs. before it's gone." Got it.
"Look at all of these wonderful siphon pots, grab a few of them"  Ummm, working on it.
I've reduced my stash to 85 lbs, got an RK drum to increase batch size, and hooked a few neighbors and coworkers so that they can share in the addiction.
So, Brett, thanks for aiding my ruination.
-AdkMike
Drinking a press pot of 6 days rested FC CR Dota Coop DP.  Maybe addiction isn't so bad...
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It would be very nice to have an alternate design for the filter on  
this brewer. I don't care for the cloth ones, because they are a pain  
to maintain (hey, a rhyme!) and I think the cloth robs the coffee of  
some flavor. Maybe something a little more like the bodum filter pt  
some swiss-gold like material instead of cloth?
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It would be very nice to have an alternate design for the filter on this =
brewer. I don't care for the cloth ones, because they are a pain to =
maintain (hey, a rhyme!) and I think the cloth robs the coffee of some =
flavor. Maybe something a little more like the bodum filter pt some =
swiss-gold like material instead of cloth?
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2008, at 10:46 AM, MichaelB wrote:
Seemswhen it comes tothe = Cona glass rod YMMV big time. I get stalls with the Yama 8 cup, it = workswith the Yama 5 cup, and it workswith the Yama tabletop! I do = use a coarse grind, (9 on a Mazzer Miniwhere 6 is espresso) and there = arefew fines. But now I bet the next time I try it there will be a = stall :-). = --Apple-Mail-3-236126890--

19) From: Larry Johnson
Great shots. Thanks for sharing them. I just brewed my 1st vac-pot coffee
this morning with my 8-cup Yama that arrived from SM yesterday. Now I see
what all the fuss is about when it comes to vac brewing.
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21) From: Brett Mason
I hear you.  My only regret is I am not a vendor or seller of these required
additions....
I get mine from looking.  All of my recent Zasslust has been driven by
Barry, and I treasure every note, every pic, etc.  But I am keeping it to
coffee.  Oh, and the Oscar I jsut got.  And, oh yeah, the THorTamper that is
currently in plan/production.  And oh yeah, the digital scale I just added.
It goes with the digital thermometer that Tom sold me.  And then
ther...............
Yep, you must be some sort of addict AdkMike!
Me? I can quit anytime I want!
Brett
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23) From: Joseph Robertson
Hey Brett,
no reason to quite if it makes you feel good "most of the time" and it ani't
hurtin no one. ;p
JoeR
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24) From: mirrera
Rich,
I had that TCA-2 on my eBay watch list.  But I'm not looking for the TCA model, I'm looking for the Nouveau, which is NCA-5B (for the 5 cup). 
I'm pretty certain that the NCA is different from the TCA, which I believe is the "Technica" model for Hario.  Much of what I've been able to glean about the Nouveau has been from the CoffeeGeek review http://coffeegeek.com/proreviews/detailed/harionouveau).The flurry of posts here have done nothing to quell the burning desire to acquire a vac pot of some type.  Regardless of what brand people have, they universally agree that it produces and excellent cup (though the fact alone that Tom uses one at home for his coffee is enough to convince me). 
I may just get the Yama 5 cup stovetop model (well, to start with, at least), since that one can use the Cona rod, and I have a gas stove.  And then I'll also be able to order some more greens, and bags, and, oh, maybe a Behmor, and...
-AdkMike
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25) From: MichaelB
Some thoughts on brands and models. I started with the cheaper cloth
modelst. Then when I was more than conviinced that vac brewing was for me I
went for the Cona with glass rod. I did not notice a taste difference but no
regrets on the Cona purchase. It's my all time favorite and if anything
happened to it I'd buy another one immediately.
The Yama 5 cup has some flaws that make it less than the ideal choice. For
one, the flat bottom. While it allows the brewer to stand without danger of
tipping, it  leaves more water on the bottom than any of the others. Less
water for extraction. More water for dilution. Not a good thing. Second, the
flat shoulders make it difficult to pour the last cup without spilling. The
8 cup is a better choice IMO. It will make 5 cups (20 oz) or up to 9 cups
(36 oz). It might even make less but I never tried less than 5.
Finally, the cloth filter is not as "neat" as the glass rod but IMO it
produces a cup equal in taste, and possibly even cleaner than glass. There
is so little cloth surface area involved that there is not much opportunity
to affect taste.  As long as it doesn't smell musty it works OK. I clean
mine in a few rinses of boiling water before and after every use. (The
before rinsing is to wet it thoroughly before using.) Then hang it up to dry
in the open between uses. Lasts forever. Stays clean and fresh.
Not trying to talk you into or out of any particular purchase; just sharing
my vac pot experience. Whatever you decide I guarantee that getting any
brewer sooner beats waiting for one till later.
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26) From: Brian Zambrano
On Feb 1, 2008 11:03 AM,  wrote:
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Seriously!  I initially just wanted to share some photos and now I'm trying
to decide which vac pot I "need" at home!  It's interesting hearing all of
the opinions about these things.  It sounds like everyone agrees, they
produce excellent coffee.  I'm leaning towards the Yama 8-cup right now.
For only $37, it sounds like a great deal.
BZ

27) From: seth Grandeau
I bought the Yama 8 cup recently and I'm happy with it.  I find it a little=
 too "involved" to use during the week (waiting for a boil + cleanup), but =
it's fun to play with on the weekends and the coffee tastes great.  At $37 =
it was a no-brainer.  Plus, sitting on my smooth top electric, it lights up=
 like in those pictures of the halogen heaters. :)
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os of the Blue Bottle Siphon BarDate: Fri, 1 Feb 2008 13:31:05 -0800On Feb =
1, 2008 11:03 AM,  wrote:
The flurry of posts here have done nothing to quell the burning desire to a=
cquire a vac pot of some type.
Seriously!  I initially just wanted to share some photos and now I'm trying=
 to decide which vac pot I "need" at home!  It's interesting hearing all of=
 the opinions about these things.  It sounds like everyone agrees, they pro=
duce excellent coffee.  I'm leaning towards the Yama 8-cup right now.  For =
only $37, it sounds like a great deal.BZ
Shed those extra pounds with MSN and The Biggest Loser!http://biggestloser.msn.com/=

28) From: Michael I
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Michael.
That's good advice, especially with regard to the amount of water left - I
know that some pots are more prone to this than others, so the advice I've
read has been to buy a size pot that makes about what you drink, which is
why the 5 cup is a good fit for me (2 coffee drinkers).  But your
description of the design problem in the stovetop 5 cup makes sense - I
certainly don't want to dilute my coffee, that's what Americanos are for.
So, my Hario Deco has shipped already (wow), and someone from the site even
emailed me with the type of butane they use in the burner (I ordered one of
those for it, too).  Good service, so I have high hopes of getting it soon
and in good shape, though that depends on Canada Post, I suppose.
I may very well still get a stovetop model, and then the 8 cup would make
even more sense, since it would be a different size.  We will see after I
brew up a few pots and see if it's convenient enough for every day, or would
just be a weekend thing.  I always have hot water ready from the espresso
machine, so heating it up isn't a concern.  I think that the stovetop would
be a little more convenient, and I'd be less concerned about breaking a $40
pot than one that costs 3 times that, and which would be hard to replace.  
I'll report again after I've given it a test run.
-AdkMike  
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[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of MichaelB
Sent: 02/01/2008 4:05 PM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +Photos of the Blue Bottle Siphon Bar
Some thoughts on brands and models. I started with the cheaper cloth
modelst. Then when I was more than conviinced that vac brewing was for me I
went for the Cona with glass rod. I did not notice a taste difference but no
regrets on the Cona purchase. It's my all time favorite and if anything
happened to it I'd buy another one immediately.
The Yama 5 cup has some flaws that make it less than the ideal choice. For
one, the flat bottom. While it allows the brewer to stand without danger of
tipping, it  leaves more water on the bottom than any of the others. Less
water for extraction. More water for dilution. Not a good thing. Second, the
flat shoulders make it difficult to pour the last cup without spilling. The
8 cup is a better choice IMO. It will make 5 cups (20 oz) or up to 9 cups
(36 oz). It might even make less but I never tried less than 5.
Finally, the cloth filter is not as "neat" as the glass rod but IMO it
produces a cup equal in taste, and possibly even cleaner than glass. There
is so little cloth surface area involved that there is not much opportunity
to affect taste.  As long as it doesn't smell musty it works OK. I clean
mine in a few rinses of boiling water before and after every use. (The
before rinsing is to wet it thoroughly before using.) Then hang it up to dry
in the open between uses. Lasts forever. Stays clean and fresh. 
Not trying to talk you into or out of any particular purchase; just sharing
my vac pot experience. Whatever you decide I guarantee that getting any
brewer sooner beats waiting for one till later.

29) From: Michael I
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Yeah, Brian, thanks for the "nudge".  
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Brian Zambrano
Sent: 02/01/2008 4:31 PM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +Photos of the Blue Bottle Siphon Bar
On Feb 1, 2008 11:03 AM,  wrote:
The flurry of posts here have done nothing to quell the burning desire to
acquire a vac pot of some type.
Seriously!  I initially just wanted to share some photos and now I'm trying
to decide which vac pot I "need" at home!  It's interesting hearing all of
the opinions about these things.  It sounds like everyone agrees, they
produce excellent coffee.  I'm leaning towards the Yama 8-cup right now.
For only $37, it sounds like a great deal.
BZ

30) From: Larry Johnson
Got mine on Thursday (Yama 8-cup) so I've only brewed 2 pots with it, but
I'm lovin' it! I like it so much I may start getting up even earlier than I
do now (oy!) so that I can brew with it on weekdays. What a beautiful cup of
coffee this thing makes.
On Feb 1, 2008 4:31 PM, Brian Zambrano  wrote:
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Larry J

31) From: Barry Luterman
I fell so in love with my Vacuum Pot I sold my TV.
On Feb 2, 2008 9:17 AM, Larry Johnson  wrote:
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32) From: seth Grandeau
I tried a new process with mine.  I filled it with water, attached the top =
with no coffee in it, put my stove on med- high (smooth top electric) and l=
et it get to a boil.  As it got to about half the water in the top, I dropp=
ed it down to simmer and dumped in the coffee, giving it a few swirls.  I t=
imed 3 minutes (it took another 1:20 to get all the water to the top) and p=
ulled it off the stove.  As it was vacuuming down, I gave it 4 swirls with =
the paddle (a la the $20,000 Cuppa) and watched the whirlpool.  Though it d=
id not "play with my mind" it was interesting to watch, particularly as the=
 "dome" of grounds emerged from the swirling mass of liquid.
 
I don't know if this had any impact on the taste (which has always been goo=
d with the Yama), but it seemed more controllable to me.  In previous brewi=
ng, it seemed to take 5+ minutes for the water to make it's way fully to th=
e top.  This way I was sure I got about 4 minutes of total water/coffee ext=
raction.
 
YMMV
From: lilboybrew: homeroast: Re: +=
Photos of the Blue Bottle Siphon BarDate: Sat, 2 Feb 2008 14:17:22 -0500Got=
 mine on Thursday (Yama 8-cup) so I've only brewed 2 pots with it, but I'm =
lovin' it! I like it so much I may start getting up even earlier than I do =
now (oy!) so that I can brew with it on weekdays. What a beautiful cup of c=
offee this thing makes.
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