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Topic: evening cuppa (10 msgs / 236 lines)
1) From: Gary Foster
I don't normally answer the "what's in your morning cup" type posts
because, well, until now my morning cups have normally been dreck done
in our POS cuisinart grind and brew... or maybe a nice cappa depending
on how much time I have (but those have been rare lately).
However, I just got my new dripper, a Newco OCS12 and after cleaning
and flushing, decided to give it a trial run.
I'm delighted to say that I can VERY much taste the quality difference
with this machine.  I'm now enjoying a half of a pot of Ethiopian
Yirga Cheffe, along with a couple of egg salad sandwiches (left over
easter eggs) on homemade wheat bread that I made yesterday.  The Yirga
is both rich and bright with restrained lemon notes and a deep body to
it (I roasted it just barely into 2nd crack, so I think the lemon is
more restrained than a lighter roast).  This is one of the best cups
of drip coffee I've had in I don't know how long, and it's *almost* as
good as the french press (using a swiss gold filter instead of paper
probably helps).
What a pleasant way to end a crappy day :)
I can see that I'm going to have to start taking coffee to work with
me, normally my wife fills her commuter cup on the way out and I pass
on it.
-- Gary F.
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2) From: Brett Mason
Great post!
I know a lot of people who cancelled their subscription to Grind-N-Brew -
I was one!
Brett
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3) From: Paul Helbert
Not to suggest that you would have had a dirty old machine, but the new one
is clean. That may be the most important part of the equation. It is easy to
keep a pour over filter cone clean but those automatics are more
problematic.
Yesterday I bought a new Bodum 3 Tasse "Brazil" presspot at Target and the
evening cup I made in it was fantastic. I washed it out well,* I thought*.
This morning it has an odor I don't want in my next cup. I guess I'll try
baking soda.
The build up of off flavors may be subtitle. Plastic parts may enhance the
retention.
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4) From: Gary Foster
Oh I'm sure it's partly that.  I'm also sure that it's partly due to
the old machine brewing at about 180 degrees also.  This one brews so
hot I nearly scalded myself, *and* it doesn't have a bunch of buildup
and odors in it.
-- Gary F.
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5) From: John Despres
Paul, I also bought a 3 tasse Bodum presspot yesterday. But mine isn't a =
"Brazil". Is yours one of those new shatterproof (read plastic) =
versions? The filter was also plastic and nylon while the glass version =
has the stainless filter. I passed on the plastic one because I trust =
glass to get clean.
Otherwise, I'm stumped as well. Mine's quite clean this morning.
John
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6) From: Coffee
the "Brazil" has a glass beaker... I've had the "Chambord" 3 tasse for  =
quite a while now and don't have any off smells/flavors.
Did you take apart the screen to clean out the grounds. It unscrews  =
easily.
-Peter
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7) From: Brian Kamnetz
On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 10:10 PM, Gary Foster  wrote:
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Gary,
I'm assuming that you were formerly grinding in your POS coffee
maker.... what are you grinding with now?
Brian
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8) From: Gary Foster
No, I didn't grind in it.  We used the built in grinder once or twice
when we first got it (2 or 3 years ago) but honestly, the grinder
didn't hold enough beans to make a properly strong "western" cup of
coffee.  Besides that, it was a total pain in the ass to clean the
grinder out since the ground coffee would get wet from steam and
condensation.
I have a rocky with doser that I use for all my grinding.  With zero
at true zero, I grind drip at around 35 and I grind for my silvia at
between 6 and 11 depending on the day, the shot speed and the
particular beans.
-- Gary F.
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9) From: Paul Helbert
My new small French press is Bodum No. 1543. "Brazil" is only shown on top
of box. It has a glass beaker and plastic top ane lower screen support. I
took off the handle and am going to fit a beer can cozy to keep heat for
brewing.
I cleaned it again by agitating the plunger while it was filled with hot
water and detergent. Then let it soak a few minutes in sodium carbonate
solution. It's clean smelling again now.
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10) From:
Been a long stinkin day and tomorrow is more of the same...fixin to go fire
up the gaggia and make a double Cappuccino with some liquid amber on 48
hours rest, pop in a dvd and zone out for a bit...to bad 4:00 am comes so
early
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