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Topic: Drip improvement (3 msgs / 57 lines)
1) From: Spencer W. Thomas
I've tried the "preheat the water" trick for the last few days with my 
auto-drip coffee maker.  (Sorry, I don't remember who it was that 
proposed this idea last week.)
It *really* makes a difference.  I've been getting much smoother cups of 
coffee than before.
My current variation on this:
Grind coffee for 8 "cups" (2 oz weight, approx -- when I'm feeling 
an*l-retentive, I actually weigh it).
Run cold water for 8 "cups" into the pot, through my Pur filter.
Microwave the pot for 4 minutes (my pot has no metal parts).  This 
brings the water temperature to near 120F.
Pour water into the coffee maker, turn it on.
As soon as it's done (about 4 minutes later), turn off the coffee maker, 
so the coffee doesn't burn.
Pour, sip, and enjoy.
This method requires only a little bit more attention than the old 
grind-pour-brew method, and the overall time from grind to brewed coffee 
is about the same (because it took almost 8 minutes to brew coffee from 
cold water), and the quality of the brewed coffee is much better.
=Spencer
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2) From: Tom Gramila
Hooray!!  I am delighted to to hear that this approach works well, I was 
worried that I might have decieved myself about the improvement that I 
noticed.  
Its also nice to hear that there are other bottom feeders, er, I mean, 
drip machine users on the list :)
Tom G.
On Tue, 26 Nov 2002, Spencer W. Thomas wrote:
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3) From: Tom Gramila
PS  -- The microwave bit is a nice addition....
On Wed, 27 Nov 2002, Tom 
Gramila wrote:
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