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Topic: Update -- Re: What causes a coffee to be more (3 msgs / 71 lines)
1) From: Mike Koenig
Here's another data point regarding fines and bitterness:
Most of this week I've been drinking the Yemen Sharasi (roasted to a
city+) at work, in the aeropress.  I grind at home and bring it with
me (I know, subtract CSA points...).  Many mornings, I'm too lazy to
adjust the Macap for a coarser grind then back for espresso, so I just
use the old Rocky (that despite the grumblings of my wife, is still on
the counter)  I know the Rocky produces more fines,  I can see them.
The coffee has been good all week, but today I ground it in the Macap,
and it was much tastier, and shockingly less bitter (more that what I
would attribute to placebo effect).  Everything else was the same all
week,  including water temp, water volume, and amount of coffee.
I'm tempted to try the trick of sieving out the fines to see what happens.
--mike
(Disclaimer:  My Rocky is wacky, and I know it - my results shouldn't
be considered representative of all Rockys)
On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 9:19 PM, Jamie Dolan  wrote:
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2) From: Allon Stern
On May 8, 2008, at 10:41 PM, Mike Koenig wrote:
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Do you reuse AP filters?
I find that if I grind in my crappy home grinder/bean crusher (need  
an upgrade!) it is more difficult to press, especially on a 2nd cup,  
than it is if I grind even finer on my RR45 (which lives at work).  
More fines means more filter cloggage = harder to press.
Oh, and it tastes much nicer when ground with the RR45, with a  
cleaner cup.
-
allon
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3) From: Mike Koenig
miKe,
My rocky has a wobbly lower burr carrier.  I think it was that way
from day 1 but I was too ignorant to notice. It wasn't till I replaced
the burrs that I realized they weren't parallel.
I recommend anyone buying a rocky (especially a used one) to check
this out before buying.
--mike
On 5/9/08, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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