This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Why is the very first cup of the morning sooo good, where as the very = second mug is so, so? alex
<Snip> this format, some or all of this message may not be legible. on 3/4/02 7:57 AM, 02bndr at fly4fun wrote: Why is the very first cup of the morning sooo good, where as the very second mug is so, so? alex not at my house. john
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Not enough info' on the second cup. Is it from the same brew batch as = the first "held" in some manner? Doesn't matter the manner. If so that's = the problem. I have a Bonjour glass lined thermal carafe' which will = keep beverages "hot" for something like 6 to 8 hours. Hot does not equal = fresh. I used to use it for coffee but noticed a distinct flavor decline = in under an hour... The Bonjour did a better job than my previous = carafe' but you can't compare it to fresh ground freshly brewed. If the = 2nd cup is from the same the same brew and sitting on a brewing burner = to stay warm that's even worse for flavor decline... However, if the second cup is also freshly brewed then it's all in the = head! MM;-) Home Roasting in Vancouver, WA USA Dedicated to the Art & Science of coffee excellence - learning more and = knowing less each day.
I agree with Mike, you cannot let coffee sit even in a thermal carafe for more than 20-30 minutes before it will start to taste stale. My wife and I are the only coffee drinkers in house. We make two large mugs of coffee (22-28 ounces)in the morning. If either of us want a second cup sometime later that day we make it fresh, usually with a one cup Swissgold or the french press. Steve -- On Mon, 4 Mar 2002 07:28:49 Mike McGinness wrote: <Snip> 2,000,000,000 Web Pages--you only need 1. Save time with My Lycos.http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast">http://my.lycos.comhomeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
Three reasons...pick one or all: 1) You've not had coffee or caffeine for quite a few hours, and your body is craving both the flavor and the caffeine first thing in the morning. 2) The sensitivity threshold of your taste buds changed because the first cup of coffee de-sensitized them (stare at a bright light or listen to very loud music to see what this same effect does to vision or hearing). 3) The flavor of the coffee has diminished in the 30 or so minutes since it was freshly brewed, and the very most fragile taste and aroma components have disappeared, leaving 'pretty good coffee' instead of 'zap-bam-boom, gotta have another cup of this stuff ! ' brew. Regards, Ed Needham ed