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Topic: Porcelain Beehouse drippers (28 msgs / 806 lines)
1) From: miKe mcKoffee
Broke in our new 4 station individual pour over brew station today, using
the #4 Beehouse drippers Tom carries.http://www.sweetmarias.com/prod.brewers.shtmlVery cool looking and great
cup. Friday I'm KILLING French Press to airpot "house" coffee at the caf.
Individual French press to order will still be available of course. Now
"house coffee" will mean choice of 9+ coffees brewed fresh on the spot
defaulting to McLouglin House Blend if no preference. I'm hoping the
"business coffee" crowd (as opposed to espresso) will appreciate the art and
freshness and be willing to wait 3 minutes for their personally brewed cups.
Good comments from the few people who ordered "house coffee" today, but of
course they weren't off to the office. Will monitor feedback closely.
Opened today for coffee and pastries only 9am to 1pm since needed to go in
anyway to do some 'stuff' like dialing in the grind and weights for 8,12 &
16oz pour overs. Even had about 2 dozen customers stop in for coffee...
Now if that dad burn 22# 2 day brined turkey would just climb those final 4
degrees I'll pull it off the Traeger and head for my sisters...put it on at
6:30am for 3&1/2 hours low temp pecan-apple smoke before calling Debi to
kick up the temp controller 10am:-)
Happy Thanksgiving and great cups to all!
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2) From: Joseph Robertson
Sweeeet miKe,
wish I was one of the 2 dozen this am for coffee.
JoeR
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3) From: Brian Kamnetz
I'd never heard of the Beehouse drippers. Very nice. I may get one and
add it to the many brewers and grinders I haven't used yet.
(Eventually I plan to get to many of them.)
Brian
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4) From: Brian Kamnetz
miKe,
I'm assuming that you pre-heat the Beehouse drippers... seems like it
would be a pain. How do you pre-heat them? I suppose the quickest and
easiest would be to have a warm place to keep them, so that when you
need one you grab it already warm, but of course a person would have
to HAVE a place to keep them warm....
Brian.
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5) From: Scott Miller
Sounds neat! How about a pic of the brewer setup? I was about 1 minute
away from having a fresh airpot of drip coffee finished earlier this
week... had a customer who wasn't willing to wait for that minute or
so... some folks just got NO patience.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
cheers,
Scott
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6) From: Joseph Robertson
 "some folks just got NO patience."
Probably even less taste for a good cup of joe too. Scott, I have found that
those with that little patience often don't take time to taste much of
anything or smell the roses when they are in bloom. One has to slow down a
little to really enjoy anything.
Be sure and take time for the punkin pie
Joe
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7) From: miKe mcKoffee
One possible, hopefully BIG difference they won't be waiting for a "bulk
brewed to airpot" but waiting and watching their "personal" cup being fresh
brewed directly into "their" cup not into an airpot. The station is on the
front not back counter so the customer has a close up view of their coffee
being brewed just for them. =
RE the pre-heat. The Beehouses stay resident atop the station all day. Place
filter in Beehouse, pour hot-water in to rinse the filter and pre-heat the
Beehouse in one step, weigh and grind beans, dump beans in now rinsed, empty
and pre-heated Beehouse, place cup under and pour. More labor intensive yes
but about the same as making an Americano. Whole point it's always the
freshest cup possible AND offers wide choice of coffees at no additional
charge. And no wasted stale Airpot coffee. I'm not trying to be an AM/PM,
7-Eleven or drive-through grab a fast cup of whatever who cares what it
tastes like and go. Undoubtedly a few won't get it, that's ok, as long as
it's only a few. High on the priority list is keeping the doors open. (not a
joke...)
Pic's will be forthcoming on the website soon. (Soon is relative:-)
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8) From: Brian Kamnetz
That sounds like a very effective pre-heat. When the customer is an
in-store customer who will drink the coffee from a "real" cup, the
"real" cup could also be pre-heated and rinsed when the Beehouse is
pre-heated and rinsed, simply by placing the "real" cup under the
Beehouse for the pre-heat cycle. Very good process.
Brian
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9) From: miKe mcKoffee
Yup, exactly how I showed Ben (employee) how to pre-heat his cup-o-IMV
pour-over this morning.
miKe
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10) From: Joseph Robertson
Sounds really nice miKe,
looking forward to the pics since I don't get to town very often. I wish I
had the counter space facing the customers like you do. Sure is nice to
watch from the consumer/customer side.
JoeR
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11) From: james McDougal
Nice mike!
Any reason you don't use Swiss gold cones instead of paper filters? I
recently did the taste test by comparing water poured through my paper
filters with fresh. It took me about 3 rinses for the "nasty" flavor (that I
didn't even discern before the test) was gone. I ordered a Swiss gold from
SM and like it - I just had to learn not to finish the last drop because of
the fines.
Jim
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12) From: miKe mcKoffee
Make 20 pour over cups as fast as you can. Once using SG filter knocking out
grounds and rinsing SG after each cup and once using Melitta #4 chlorine
free micro-perfed whites tossing 'em grounds and all then using a new one
each time. Answer in a retail environment should be self explanatory. FWIW
using the same filters Stumptown is using.
miKe
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13) From: Alchemist John
Mike,  Not trying to actually sway you, but did =
you actually test it out, and do any taste tests, =
or is it strictly a logistics decisions.  In some =
ways I hear you sending two different =
messages.  They will wait for that fresh brewed, =
in front of them cup, but a cleaner cup with more =
clean up isn't worth it.  I could see the same =
answer being said "answer in a retail environment =
should be self explanatory" when asked about =
Beehouse drippers vs air pot.  They seem a lot of =
work.  How is paper vs gold filter different?
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14) From: miKe mcKoffee
Beehouse versus held for X time in airport World of difference SG versus
rinsed high quality chlorine free micro-perfed filter. Hold in airpot coffee
deteriorates, period. I don't give a rats a$$ if it's hot. Individual pour
over versus airpot is indeed a lot of work, also great show. Today's
customer feedback very favorable. Monday will be the real tell. However have
decided to keep using French press to airpots anyway 'til 9am for the
morning "in a rush to the office" people at first. Oh FWIW our French press
to airpot is filtered through SG after plunging.
If someone wants a heavier bodied cup than pour over, as previously stated
French press to order still on the menu. Some, actually many, people don't
want a heavier bodied French press with it's related fines at the bottom of
the cup but prefer a cleaner cup.
Taste test wise absolutely done. BTW the unbleached are way funky unless
multiple rinses. =
Anyone who thinks how they do things at home can translate 100% to retail
environment, post about it AFTER you've done it for a year or more and your
doors are still open.
Individual pour over station with the pre-rinsed Melitta chlorine free
micro-perfed filters compromising? Maybe yes, maybe no, not in my opinion.
Using an auto-drip brewer, now that's compromising. =
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16) From: james McDougal
Hi miKe,
Sorry - didn't mean to offend. I was just thinking how cool it would be to
be able to sit at your establishment and have a first-class pourover with
first-class fresh roasted coffee. I thought about sitting there and
wondering aloud if you had considered the swissgold and what went into the
decision, i.e. one time purchase of swissgold vs repeated filters etc. You
know what would work in your establiishment, and obviously I don't, but I
was just curious.
Cheers,
Jim
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17) From: james McDougal
PS miKe. I just got a temp controller for my Traeger and love it. Allows
much better temperature control when the outside temp is 20 deg! Jim
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18) From: miKe mcKoffee
No offense taken Jim. FWIW my reply/(diatribe) was replying to Alchemist not
you.
Actually already have 5 SG's so need to purchase SG's wasn't part of the
decisision process. Needing to keep buy and buying Melittta filters versus
using SG's already had was!
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19) From: Elliott H. O'Reilly
Between freshly home-roasted SweetMaria's coffee and a turkey mesquite
smoked on my Traeger 070 grill with a digital control plus my wife's pumpkin
and pecan pies, I've had a lot to be thankful for on this thanksgiving.
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21) From: Joseph Robertson
mIKe,
I'm way on the same retail page with you. When it comes to offering Hot air
pot, not sure how long it's been sitting coffee to the public,  coffee you
spent your bst's roasting to just the right point, just not going to happen
for me. I'll go back to sweeping the streets first. Educating the mass
coffee folk is a challenge but the great tastes of your brew and the great
care you put into prep and presentation will bring them back. I'm looking
forward to adding a pour over station like yours. I can't wait to stop by
your shop and test drive it. Sure is nice to hear from you how different
home brewing/roasting/consuming top coffee  compares to the busy retail
front you have going. It seems the real challenge is minimizing to the max
any compromise to offering a Fresh product. Keep up the great work miKe.
JoeR
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22) From: Michael Wade
MiKe,
I remember Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting Co brewing individual cups using =
multiple stainless cones with a Chemex-style filter.  I don't know if the =
equipment was commercial or custom.  This was pre-'89 earthquake, and I =
haven't been back since.
I remember being impressed with both the show and the cup.  I think you're =
onto something.
Michael Wade

23) From: Dave McCracken
On Thursday 27 November 2008, miKe mcKoffee wrote:
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I'm interested in the details of your process.  How much hot water do you pour 
in for your rinse/preheat step?  How much coffee do you use?  Once the 
grounds are in the filter, do you pour all your water over it in one step?  
If not, what sequence of pours do you use?
I've been using the #2 Melitta cones for years.  I do a 2 ounce water pour, 
then two 5 ounce pours, washing the grounds down the side on the second one.  
I just ordered a Beehouse and I'd love to learn better techniques from others.
Thanks,
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24) From: miKe mcKoffee
18g for 8oz cup
24g 12oz
30g 16oz
Fairly fine grind, not as fine as for espresso. (Currently using the "fine"
grind setting on Bunn bulk grinder.) Not saying those are the "correct"
amounts, just what chosen based on taste testing.
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25) From: Jeff Cozad
MiKe,
There is a coffee shop in Iowa City (Java
House) that
has been doing the pour over thing sucessfully for a number of years. They
are in a downtown location right next to University of Iowa. They don't seem
to have any problem with folks that can't spend a couple of minutes waiting
for a fresh brewed cup.
Jeff C
Bettendorf - Formerly Iowa's Most Exciting City
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26) From: Dave McCracken
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And the water?  How much water do you use for your warming, and how much in 
each pour over the grounds?
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27) From: Brian Kamnetz
On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 9:29 PM, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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That's almost exactly what I do for moka pot. (Ounces of water is in
the cup, not amount of water into the bottom of the moka pot, since
not all the water goes north.)
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28) From: Peter Genuardi
Mike -
Congrats on getting this set up.  Can't wait to see pics and hope someday to
get up there to see your shops.
In Boulder, a few cafes have developed similar setups.  One of which is
wholefoods, the other is an independent shop Pekoe Sip
House,
who set up a double unit after getting rid of (or at least sending out for
repairs) their clover.  The thing that troubles me about both of these
places is that they're using the plastic melita cone, not a ceramic or
porcelain one.  I haven't done it yet, but dollars to donuts that in a test,
the temp difference between plastic and ceramic will impact the process.
Plus, I'm rabidly afraid of preparing my coffee in any way that involves it
sitting in plastic.  That said, both of these places have impressed me with
the coffee that comes out at the end of the day.  The biggest challenge to
WF is that many different staff create the coffee and there's inconsistency
in method, particularly in volume of ground coffee used.
I've been enamored of Blue Bottle Coffee  in
SF for a long time, least of all because they (almost) only serve drip this
way. This link provides some insight into their
preparationrecommendations.
 In a youtube video somewhere, I saw James mention that he
tested a bunch of paper filters and the brown coffee filter from trader
joe's tested best.  He also mentioned that using a gold filter is not a
great fit because he found that the extraction time was relatively lower
than the paper filter.  Lastly, here are a couple of
photosand
videos  from my visit to
their shop over the summer.
Best - Peter
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