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Topic: Homeroast Digest, Vol 9, Issue 4 (6 msgs / 160 lines)
1) From: sci
Steve and Seth,
Another advantage to the inverted method is it allows you to use other
filters besides paper. I have poly filters and a stainless steel mesh (from
old FP). I might rig up a Swiss Gold disk if I can find an old one cheap.
These other filters allow the oils to pass through to the cup. When I use
the poly filter, the taste is much closer to FP, but she poly filter does
marvels at removing all fines out. No mud. No bitter overextracts. But it
allows oils through. So it is IMHO better than FP. Inverted method allows
one to press all the air out and then part of the crema into the black
perforated filter holder, then quickly flip onto cup. Again, it lets more of
the oils pass on to the cup.
The only disadvantage to inverted method I can find: everything stays in
contact with that ugly black rubber plunger which might be leeching. Oh
well, it seems odorless and tasteless.
Ivan
"Coffee Animal"
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Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2008 13:28:44 -0400
From: "Seth Grandeau" 
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] OMG Koratie WP and Sumatra blend
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Steve,
The inverted method involves putting the plunger about 1/2 inch into the
base, flipping it over, and then adding the coffee and hot water, stir,
steep, add filter and cap, flip it back to right side up, and press.  This
prevents any coffee from dripping through the filter during the stir and
steep phases.  I've tried it for a while, but did not notice any difference,
so I switched back.  YMMV.
-Seth
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2) From: Steve Barber
Hey Ivan,
Where do you get the poly filters? Or more precisely I guess where do you
get the material for the poly filters? I am assuming that you cut them to
size yourself.
Steve
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3) From: Seth Grandeau
I remember reading a lot on the poly filters, a while back.  It's good to
hear first hand accounts of them working better than paper.  Do you just
rinse it out, afterwards?  How many uses per filter?
An advantage of the non-inverted method...at my work, the hot tap on the
office coffee maker does not have enough room under it for my mug + AP (and
it would be worse with an AP rigged for inverted method.  But, I can fill
the plunger with hot water (it even has convenient markings) and bring it to
my mug+AP on the counter. :)
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4) From: Bill
Yeah, the AP has some real nice design features, the ability to hold the
water in the plunger being one of them...  I remember reading on the CG
forums that the inventor, Alan Adler, uses an immersion heater in the
plunger when he's traveling...
bill
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I am interested in that myself. Does it keep the cup clean, yet preserve the oils?
Dean De Crisce
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I think the swiss gold cut out is a brilliant idea
Dean De Crisce
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