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Topic: Auto Drip Chemex brewer (12 msgs / 330 lines)
1) From: javafool
Hello all,
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I have been using a KitchenAid Proline coffee maker for several years but
lately. I believe due to some new medications, my coffee has been good but
lacking the excitement it has had since I began roasting. I have done
cleaning but the coffee saturation has not appeared as good as what I
thought it should be. The water temperature in the carafe at the end of the
brew cycle measures 205F, so that is a real plus. My weekend Chemex coff=
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has been fantastic.
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I was so frustrated that I purchased a new Technivorm and retired the KA for
a while. Stirring the grounds at the beginning of the brew cycle is
required, IMO, for good saturation and stunning coffee mostly due to the
bloom we get with fresh roasted coffee. If the best part of wakin' up was
Fodders in my cup, I can see where the bloom would not be an issue, but that
isn't the case. After about three weeks, I had still not come up with a
rhythm of grinding, brewing, stirring and cleanup that I wanted to deal with
at 4;(( in the morning. So I dragged out the KitchenAid and ground the
coffee a little finer.
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I was considering heating the water with my trusty KA and pouring the hot
water into my (one of several) Chemex brewers but that too seem more of a
pain than I wanted. Well, this morning I slept in until 7:)) and it dawned
on me that my 40 ounce Chemex fit perfectly under the brew head of my KA
with the filter basket and carafe removed. WALLA! Fresh Chemex brewed 205=
F
auto drip coffee. No fuss, no muss, just great coffee.
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I do still follow the forum discussions and enjoy reading discoveries from
old friends and the excitement of those new to home roasting. I mentioned
yesterday at a restaurant that I roasted my own coffee. The waiter said "Not
many people take the time to do that any more." Quite the opposite I think,
More and more people are discovering how worthwhile and satisfying home
roasting really is.
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Best,
Terry
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2) From: raymanowen
"Not many people take the time to do that [home roast coffee] any more."
There was a time when home roasting coffee was the Only Game in Town.
Commercial [Big Coffee] roasters only jumped in to a market that already
existed.
Big Coffee didn't *Create* coffee roasting, only marketed the convenience
factor and profitability of mass production.
Before the canned, preground stuff, food markets used to stock roasted
coffee beans, and grind to order. Anyway, the guy was speaking with a much
earlier reference.
I disremember others, but Eight O'Clock beans never went away. Nuts- I
remember Blue Crown spark plugs and oil bath engine air filters, but no
extinct coffee brands.
Cheers, Mabuhay and Magandang Gabi -RayO, aka Opa!
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3) From: Joseph Robertson
Ray,
Thanks for a little coffee history. I love coffee history. I recorded
all three shows on the history channel on coffee. Very fascinating.
Can't wait to burn them off to DVD so I can watch them again and
again.
Joe
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4) From: Bob
Joe,
If you have not read it, find a copy of Uncommon Grounds by Mark 
Pendergrast [ISBN 0-465-05467-6]
It is one of the best history books on coffee around.
Bob

5) From: Joseph Robertson
Bob,
Thanks for the book tip. Our coffee book library is fat but I know
that one is not in it. Mostly technical books on coffee so far. I hope
Tom and Maria put together a coffee museum some day. We would come
from all over the country to check out a 3d history of coffee
including a library. Just dreaming.
Sunday morning pre superbowl cup dreaming.
JoeR
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6) From: Angelo
Years ago, I found, in a thrift shop, a Chemex =
brewer. It worked pretty much as you described. =
At the time, I noticed that the Chemex brewer resembled a Melita brewer.
I don't know if these are made anymore...
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7) From: Bob Glasscock
I saw one episode about coffee on Discovery Channel. Were the History
Channel programs on "America Eats"?
Bob Glasscock

8) From: Bob Glasscock
Just did a search on DishNetwork on "Coffee" and came up with one program on
Science Channel "How it's made," next Sat. at 6p, This Tuesday 2/3 at 10:00
on Discover "How it's Made" on coffee machines and a bunch of food channels
on coffee cake (including my very favorite cook, Paula Dean). -Bob Glasscock

9) From: Joseph Robertson
Bob,
I believe I was mistaken. I think it was the Discovery Channel. Ended
up being a series of three programs covering different aspects of
history and development since the goat ate the cherries and refused to
return when the goat herder blew his flute.
Joe
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10) From: Bob Glasscock
Aha! Now we know where bagpipes come from. -BG

11) From: Joseph Robertson
Thanks Bob,
I'll set the DVR for it.
Joe
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12) From: dennis true
if some one find out when this will play again I'd love to know I'll  
have my wife record it for me and I'll watch it when I get home...
Dennis
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