Those of us in "digest" mode take a little longer to reply! [X] Traditional Drip (Monday-Friday) [ ] Vacumm (tried it but kept getting beans in the hose) [X] French Press (Saturday) [X] Pressurized Water, i.e. Espresso (Sunday and some nights) [ ] Perculator [X] Open Boil - great while camping Rick www.TheDigitalLife.net <Snip> Chat with friends online, try MSN Messenger:http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast">http://messenger.msn.comhomeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
1. Vacuum - Yama (used c. 95% of the time) 2. Drip - Swissgold single-cup coffee maker (4% of the time) 3. Drip - Really lousy Krups machine (1% of the time...usually my wife who cares a bit less than I do about these things). 4. Turkish - Once or twice a year I'll try to perfect my Turkish technique, but try as I might, I make a lousy ibrik of Turkish coffee, so I usually rely on a neighbor who has spent lots of time in Greece for my Turkish, er...Greek, coffee experiences. I long for an espresso machine...eventually I'll take the plunge and buy a Silvia (though then I need to upgrade the grinder, and get a proper scale, and...well, you all know the bottomless pit of coffee purchases). -- Ben Alpers Norman, OK homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
1-drip 2-espresso use the krups ultra kitchen aid compact reccommended by kevin sinnott and it w orks great use the krups gusto for espresso in combo with a zassmill homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
1-auto drip 95% 2-espresso 5% i use the kitchen aid ultra 4 cup compact auto drip. makes a good cup of coffee. highly rated by kevin sinnott in his coffee book. for espresso i use the krups gusto. in combo with a zass. mill makes a good cup-guy from long island homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
From: "Dale A. Taylor" <Snip> was <Snip> you <Snip> filter <Snip> Hi Dale, I'm not John wandering Southern Texas but the SM5k is the Solis Master 5000 super-auto. It's forte' is Cafe' Crema, so-so for shots. Ibrik be those Turkish style brewers. Haven't gotten an Ibrik yet myself. Your list of brewing methods doesn't mention French Press! I've learned to re-enjoy it after using it again for our week in Hawaii. It makes a nice full bodied cup. (If you get one, I highly suggest getting the Swiss Gold add-on plunger filter Tom carries.) MM;-) Variable Variac Rockin' Rosto Roasting Miss Silvia brewin' - Americano most brewed cup in our house, eVac first pot of weekday mornings for Debi's convenience, French Press now and then and for cuppings and travel, 6tasse Amore Mokha Pot new and decided too much hassle to take with for vacation but looks cool on the shelf. Sipping and comparing Americanos of Koa Kona & Kona Mountain Kona (Debi & I are trading cups back and forth:-) homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
Opps! Didn't mean to jargon you Dale. The SM5K is the Solis Master 5000 Super automatic coffee machine. You can see it in the center ofhttp://www.sweetmarias.com/prod.solis-espresso.shtml The Ibrik is a middle eastern coffee maker that produces a distinct cup - My Ibrik is a Turkish model - but Tom & Maria have some EXCELLENT Egyptian and Indian pots and burners.http://www.sweetmarias.com/prod.brewers.ibrik.shtml
Dale, the Solis turns out a superior shot in the hands of a skilled operator! Mike - go stand in the corner.
Thank you all for the answers on best brewing methods. You proved what I was thinking to be correct. It all depends on each individual and what taste you are looking for. I also pull shots with a Gaggia and use a cone drip filter and a regular drip Bunn system depending on what I feel like using at the time. John Abbott what is the SM5K and the Ibrik you speak of? I am not familiar with them. Thanks again and happy brewing. dale homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
From: "John Abbott" <Snip> If you're going to be that way fine, okay I'm going. Think I'll take a "double-shot" with me. BTW, a certain UPS vehicle just turned around heading back to Vancouver...:-) MM;-) Variable Variac Rockin' Rosto Roasting Miss Silvia brewin' homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
Let me see - I used to know how to grovel (first year of seminary they taught this) ... Yeah, Gee Mike, I can't believe a person so generous with his coffee experiences and his open hospitality could take umbrage at a lowly Solis operator. It was an obvious weakness in my personality - - that should do it. Is the truck still headed south?
From: "John Abbott" <Snip> with <Snip> that <Snip> Well, I guess groveling will do. I was hoping for some kind of La Pavoni defense though:-) MM;-) Allowing the UPS truck to keep on truckin' homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
Il signore, un italiano allineare non userebbe mai una difesa di Pavoni della La. Un italiano allineare vi ricorderebbe della sua famiglia e chiederebbe quando il camion potrebbe essere previsto. Arrivederci John - la sporgenza
John Abbott wrote: <Snip> Okay, since I don't speak Italian, this is what the fish says: "The getlteman, an Italian to align would not never use one defended of Peacocks of. An Italian to align would remember you of its family and would ask when the truck could be previewed." I'm so confused. -- garyZ homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
Translation follows: A true Italian would never use the La Pavoni defense. A true Italian would remind you of the family, and then demand to know when the truck arrives. John - the Boss So you can see, I was making Mike an offer he couldn't refuse. John - loving life in the slow lane.
From: "John Abbott" <Snip> John, John, John. Miss Silvia's Rancilio Family wishes me to remind you that while they hold the La Pavoni Family in the highest regards this all started with your defending a SWISS espresso wannbe. The Rancilio's have the greatest Respect for the Swiss banking system. (translated to mean 'Use For') The Rancilo Family does not equate the Swiss with espresso...:-) MM;-) Variable Variac Rockin' Rosto Roasting Miss Silvia brewin' homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
No Mike! Big Brown was hijacked as it entered the regional distribution center here in Roseburg! Les
OK. While my Rosto is down, I've been experimenting with some of my new brewing equipment. I'm curious to see how my conclusions match or don't match conclusions others have made... All grinds are with my Zass knee grinder. This is especially relevant with the French Press, where I've been able to use a finer grind. -French Press with nylon screen - pretty good coffee, still some sludge -French Press with Swiss Gold filter - not as much sludge in the cup, very good coffee -Chemex brewer - consistently good coffee, lots of flavor -Bodum vacuum pot - can make good coffee, depends on my attentiveness during the brewing -Moka Pot - consistently burns the coffee, but i don't think i've worked out a good coffee/water ratio for this -KitchenAid 8 cup thermal drip and Swiss Gold filter- decent coffee, consistently weak coffee (good water temp. though) The Chemex has become my favorite brewing method, and I make my coffee in the morning with it. I think this is the easiest method to produce consistently good coffee. The French press with the Swiss Gold filter is my second favorite. I'm able to be pretty consistent with this as well. The flavors of the coffee are a bit brighter than with the Chemex. With the exception of the drip machine and the Moka pot, I'm able to produce good coffee in all of these machines. However, I'm only able to brew *consistently* good coffee in the Chemex. The vacuum pot especially seems to be iffy - sometimes it is really good, sometimes it is mediocre. My sense with the vacuum pot and the french press is that the timing is incredibly delicate - just a little off and the whole thing is "ruined" (I know, I know, still better than Maxwell House). Am I missing anything? I'm especially curious about what I could do to make more consistent coffee in the vacuum brewer. cheers peter homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
My experience is that a timer works good with both a French Press and Vac Pot. IMHO, your Vac Pot will give you the best coffee of all the methods available to you. I know you didn't ask, but the grind for a vac pot is about one turn courser than for espresso (which is where all the burrs touch). Basically get it as fine as you can, without stalling. As for other Vac tips, depends on the model of vac pot. Ben Peter R. Barnes wrote: <Snip> homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
I find that considerably coarser than espresso works best for my vac pot; in fact about the same as a drip grind. It could be because I'm using an old Saeco grinder for non-espresso use, although it has new burrs it may be giving me too many fines. At any rate a fine ground ends up with an over-extracted flavor for me. Mike
Yes, however I have a Zass I use and 1 turn is actually quite a bit. I can go from can't tamp hard enough, to stall with no tamp in a quater turn. sho2go wrote: <Snip>
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Ah, then that explains it. Thanks for the clarification. Mike