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Topic: Yama 5 or 8 cup model? (6 msgs / 162 lines)
1) From: Richard Webber
I am on the verge of buying a Yama vacuum brewer from SM. I am about to place an order for more greenies and figured I would give it a try - I have fond memories of helping my parents brew using their Cona vacuum brewer 35 years ago in England.
So to my question - now SM has the 8 cup model in stock - I will mostly be brewing for 2 people, but once in a while I might want to make coffee for 4 - is there any downside to buying the 8 cup model and only brewing for 2 most of the time? Or would it make a noticeable difference to use the 5 cup model for the smaller batches? At only a few bucks more I was thinking of opting for the 8 cup.
Advice welcomed!
Thanks
Richard
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2) From: Douglas Hoople
Hi Richards,
I've had the Yama 5-cup since the beginning of the year, and it's great.
But I just placed an order for the 8-cup with SM. The 5-cup doesn't make
enough coffee first thing in the morning to satisfy my wife and I, and I
always wind up making two pots.
We drink out of mugs, and we both like 2 mugs in the morning. That may be a
lot of coffee for some people, but it's just right for us.
So I figure the 8-cup will be just about right.
YMMV.
Doug
On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 10:34 AM, Richard Webber  wrote:
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3) From: Seth Grandeau
vac pots always leave a little water in the bottom globe.  If you doing
anything less than a full load, you're more likely to find the taste watered
down.  Yama's "cups" are 4 oz, I believe.  I have the 8-cupper and I
generally get 4 normal size mugs of coffee out of it.
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4) From: John A C Despres
Hi, Richard.
I have the 8 cup and make smaller pots quite frequently. Often 3 or 4 times
a day - different coffee each time for variety.
I fill the bottom to the five cup mark, measure out the correct amount of
coffee for 5 cups and brew away. Other times I brew to the full 8 cups and
love the coffee every time regardless of amount.
John
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5) From: Richard Webber
Good point on the water left in the bottom. Does anyone know how much more is left in the 8 cup model than in the 5 cup model? If it's not significantly different then this wouldn't be a reason to go for the smaller size for smaller batches. If it is more then it could be a key criterion for my decision.
Thanks
Richard
From: Seth Grandeau 
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Sent: Friday, March 20, 2009 2:33:21 PM
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Yama 5 or 8 cup model?
vac pots always leave a little water in the bottom globe.  If you doing
anything less than a full load, you're more likely to find the taste watered
down.  Yama's "cups" are 4 oz, I believe.  I have the 8-cupper and I
generally get 4 normal size mugs of coffee out of it.
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6) From: John and Emma
I have the 8 cup for just my wife and I. I use it every morning and it is
the perfect size for us. She gets one cup in her travel mug and I get just
over 2 cups to start my day.
For us the 5 cup would be a waste of time because we drink more coffee than
that. When we have guests I find the 8 cup not big enough. I usually have to
make two pots for four or five people.
John H.


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