I'm not sure this will help, but I didn't know what a flip-drip was and managed to find that it is also called a "Napolitana" and here is a link that has a section on how to use one:http://fantes.com/coffeemakers_manualdrip.htm#napolitanaThey also have a cold-water brewing device on the same page. Has anyone ever tried one of these? Is it any good?
Thanks Jim & Alan Yep, the Neapolitan/flip-drip is the kind of brewer I have. When I flip it, a bit of HOT water goes between the inside of the container (without a spout) and the outside of "B" and squirts out the vent hole. Perhaps this exciting behavior is the reason this kind of brewer isn't more popular! I have a cold-water brewer too. I've never been able to get much flavor from the concentrate made in it. The brew has a very mild flavor, no zip! Haven't tried the concentrate for iced coffee. That's on the 'to do' list next summer. I noticed the "Coffee Biggin French Drip" brewere on the Fantes site. Someone on the list had asked about using this a few weeks back. Dave <Snip> homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
Hi Dave, Sounds like you got a defective unit or odd design, with just a steam hole rather than pressure release valve. I remember them from my youth in Europe. In Hungarian, Czech, Yugoslavian, and some Italian cafes around Trieste, they use to bring them, piping hot, to the tables, and flip them. Then we waited, and got some nice strong coffee. For some reason, the brew tasted more like mochapot coffee than drip. Don't know why. Jim Jim On 26 Nov 2002 at 16:49, Dave Huddle wrote: <Snip> homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast