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Topic: Gold filter coffee (4 msgs / 85 lines)
1) From: John M. Howison
     When in a hurry for a cuppa,  I sometimes resort to one of Sweet
Maria's gold filters supported by a Melitta thing.   IMHO the result is
better than coffee filtered through paper or cloth, although I have to play
with methods of extending the brewing time towards three or four minutes.
Sometimes I think the product equals FP , except that the flow-through
particulates, fine as frog hair, are more pervasive than the larger ones in
FP.
     Perhaps one of our scientist listers can tell us about the viscosity
range of those flavorful oils that FP doesn't deprive us of.  If this would
not be an issue, why doesn't some maker of gourmet products come up with a
gold filter just fine enough to keep 200 degree water on the grounds for
four minutes.  Presumably such a filter would reduce still further the
amount of suspended particulates and produce a superb cup, nothing
subtracted.
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2) From: Justin Marquez
Cleaning that special filter might be an issue!
Whay I do is to grind for FP, put the dry ground coffee directly into water
just off the boil in a SS pan and extract for 3.5 to 4 minutes. After a
minute of so, I will set the pan back on the warm stove eye (electric) and
rewarm the brew a little, then pull it back off again.
Then I decant it through the gold filter straight into a thermos.  There is
about as much "sludge" as in FP, but the pour off goes a lot faster than if
you use a paper filter since most of the wet grounds are retained in the pan
during the decanting operation.
This is what I do when I am taking a thermos somewhere. Actually, it is one
of my favorite ways to brew. I call it "modified Cowboy Coffee".
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (You wouldn't believe where I am this week!)
On Sun, Jul 6, 2008 at 8:06 PM, John M. Howison 
wrote:
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3) From: Paul Helbert
Sounds like an elegant solution to the problem. That's how the colador is
used in Puerto Rico as well.
So, I'll bite; where are you this week?
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4) From: Brian Kamnetz
On Sun, Jul 6, 2008 at 9:06 PM, John M. Howison  wrote:
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John,
What are some of the methods that work for you in extending the Gold
brewing time toward 3 or 4 minutes? Anything other than grinding more
finely?
Thanks,
Brian
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