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Topic: Cona or Yama? (8 msgs / 193 lines)
1) From: Bob Glasscock
A question to those who like the vac pot; would you choose the Cona over the
Yama? Given that you get the Cory type glass rod and the alcohol burner, it
would seem that the Cona would have a slight edge. Any reason for not
choosing the Cona? 
(P.S. I am starting a new thread on this since I can't seem to reply to
posts without receiving an error from my mail server)
Bob and Ellen Glasscock
148 Woodland Court
Greenville, AL 36037
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2) From: Barry Luterman
The taste from all three are the same. It is a matter of aesthetics. A Cory
rod will fit all three and can be obtained from e-bay for about three
dollars. It's strictly a matter of which one you like to look at.
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3) From: Ross
I like the elegance of the Cona, and it makes great coffee but the lamp is 
very tempermental and takes an extreamly long time to boil the water, even 
when starting with boiling water.  I wish there was a better lamp available 
that would fit.  I am thinking of building a base to elevate the pot and 
allow me to use a better lamp, like SM sells.
Ross

4) From: John and Emma
The Yama is better for everyday use, replacing the need for a drip maker.
The Cona is better for those evenings where you're entertaining or having a
romantic dinner with the wife.
 Both are great and give great results. It boils down  ;>)  to the purpose
you're using it for.
No matter which you chose you won't be disappointed.
All the best.
John

5) From: K W Matley
I agree. I was really very happy with the Yama tabletop unit and 
thought the Cona would be even nicer. With about 10 days of use under 
my belt I've found that the Cona is more troublesome, takes longer to 
brew, and the resulting coffee isn't as nice. The only advantage I can 
see from the Cona is its larger capacity. I got the Cona tabletop 
rather than a stovetop brewer because I have an induction range and 
must use an iron or steel utensil. I'm thinkin' I would have been 
happier and would have spent far less if I had bought the  Yama 8 cup 
and a hotplate.
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6) From: Bob Glasscock
Thanks to all who responded to my questions - narrowed my decision down to
1. Getting a new grinder - The Maestro Plus
2. Opting for the Yama - 8 cupper and Cory rod off ebay
Now we'll see if I've learned anything, or if the old Cuisinart is masking a
not-so-good roast and/or grind. More learning to do...while listening to
Bach's Coffee Cantata.
Bob G.

7) From: Christian Wiedmann
FWIW, I use a fondue burner instead of the alcohol lamp.  Fondue burners
offer some adjustability and more heat output than the Cona lamp.  It fits
just fine under the Cona.  Here's a link to a picture of the type of burner
I use:http://www.chefsresource.com/fondue-burners.htmlNote I haven't actually tried to buy anything from that site - the link is
just for illustrative purposes.
    -Christian
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8) From: peterz
Great idea! They show up in thrift stores all the time very cheap. Of 
course, you may have to take the fondue set with it, and then figure hot 
what to do with that, but usually less than a buck or two.
PeterZ
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