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Topic: Technivorm: Glass vs. Thermal Carafe (8 msgs / 168 lines)
1) From: Howard Degenholtz
Greetings,
I am about to pull the trigger and buy a new Technivorm Moccamaster and
would like some advice from the list.  This is a delayed Father's Day gift;
I have been waiting for my local store to get them in stock.  Here is my
question: is there any reason to prefer the glass to than the thermal
carafe?  I have used both in the past (with Krups brewers) and prefer the
thermal for keeping my coffee warm without burning.  I see that SM seems to
sell the thermal TV exclusively.  But I read one negative reivew of the TV
that said the coffee cooled down too much between the brew basket and the
carafe.  By contrast, the glass carafe appears to meet the bottom of the
brew basket more closely.  I appreciate any insight people may have on this
question.
Cheers,
--Howard
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Roast: Freshroast>Z&D/Nesco>Behmor1600
Grinder: Krups GVX1
Brew: Black & Decker Infuze vaccum pot
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2) From: raymanowen
My TechniVorm has the glass carafe. I pour the brewed pot into a pre-heated
glass lined airpot, along with a second and third pot if that many folks to
drink coffee on site.
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
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3) From: Howard Degenholtz
Thanks for the info.  I ended up with the 1.25 liter thermal carafe.  It
looks very handsome.  I can't wait for tomorrow morning's first cuppa!
--Howard
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4) From: Edward Bourgeois
I'll second that practice. Glass to glass.
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5) From: Rick Copple
Howard Degenholtz wrote:
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I have a thermal Moccamaster. I've not noticed a lack of heat in 
drinking it. I usually get a cup in the morning, and another in the 
afternoon when I'm home for lunch. The afternoon cup isn't as hot, as 
would be expected, but still hot enough to produce some steam. So it 
seems to hold up the heat well, at least the one I have.
I've not used the glass one, however, so I can't compare heat retention 
between the two. Tom probably could, as I think he's used both.
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6) From: Howard B. Degenholtz
Hi Rick,
Here's a report on my first pot with the TV: 
Brewed a full pot in about 5 minute.
I lifted the cover to give the grounds a stir while it infused,  but did not stop the flow b/c it would have spilled over.  (Perhaps I did this 'late' but it did not seem needed as the grounds seemed well combined.  I have seen dry grouinds in the past with other brewers.) 
I would say the temp was just right for drinking (I did not check the temp in the top.).  Not 'piping hot' or as hot as the vacuum pot.  But this suits me because it reduces the time from brewing to drinking.
I am drinking Costa Rica La Minita, FC roasted in the Behmor: 15.5 oz/ 1 lb setting/P2/B/+45s
Cup was livelier than the vacuum pot.  My wife liked the fact that there was no grit, but this was due to the paper filter as opposed to the permanent filter of the Black & Decker (I tried using a coarser grind but never )

7) From: Coffee
I don't have any problem with the temperature of the coffee after  
brewing. I pre-heat the carafe with hot water while I'm grinding etc.  
But the thermal carafe does not keep the coffee hot for very long. I  
usually transfer the coffee to a thermos.
-Peter
On Jul 9, 2009, at 3:33 PM, Howard Degenholtz wrote:
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8) From: Howard Degenholtz
Thanks to everyone who responded to this thread.  I've been happy with the
thermal - coffee was gone by mid-morning, so no time to let it cool off.
Cheers,
--Howard
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