From: "Angelo" <Snip> If you're looking to go eVac, make sure you don't waste your money on the original large model with clock and timer. They have a new second large model, on & off switch only for $79 list price... MM;-) Variable Variac Rockin' Rosto Roasting Miss Silvia brewin' homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
Mike McGinness advised: <Snip> But why would you want it at all, if not to have the coffee waiting for you when you wake up in the morning? Owen Davies homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
From: "Owen Davies" <Snip> the <Snip> Grinding the night before defeats the purpose of fresh homeroast or any whole bean coffee for that matter. Ground coffee goes stale in minutes, not hours IMNSHO. We use the eVac during the week for Debi's convenience. (weekdays she get's up before I do and doesn't 'get along' with Miss Silvia when she's half awake.) I pre-measure the whole beans into the grinder the night before. She simply grinds, dumps the grinds in the eVac, and presses start and hits the shower. Ready when she gets out... MM;-) Variable Variac Rockin' Rosto Roasting Miss Silvia brewin' homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
Mike, where have you seen the clockless eVac brewer? I can't seem to find one.
Owen wrote: <Snip> Heresy! Heresy! He's letting his grounds sit all night! Heresy! -- Rick homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
Rick Farris wrote: <Snip> I didn't say I'd do it. Just wondered why anyone would want the plastic wonder if not for the coffee-when-you-wake-up convenience of having a timer to turn it on. Myself, I get up about 15 minutes early to make fresh French press French roast. This morning, not having bought roasting hardware yet, I tried a new brand from a local roaster, took one sip, threw the whole pot down the sink and the remaining coffee into the trash--and brewed a fresh pot of Charbux, which is as good as it gets in this neighborhood. You can bet I'll be ordering a Cafe Rosto very soon. Owen Davies homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
<Snip> To have excellent quality coffee waiting for you after you grind the beans fresh and make it manually, lovingly controlling every variable. That's why. homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
David Westebbe answered my question: <Snip> <Snip> But I can do that with either my French press or my non-electric Bodum Santos. Does the e-Santos allow more control than the manual units? I'd thought its only advantage was that you could fill it at night and find coffee waiting for you in the morning. And its disadvantage (aside from being plastic, which I'm not sure I mind) was that the thermistor, or whatever, cuts off the heat before the coffee has brewed long enough. Owen Davies homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
Gosh you guys are working hard at this. A small wall timer and my Solis Master is fired up and waiting for me to stagger out into the kitchen and poke it in the green light every morning. Freshly ground and perfectly brewed as I could NEVER do in my half awake state. This morning I dumped in some Kona Peaberry and my heart kicked in immediately after the first sip - then I had trouble talking because of the smile on my face. John - who used to grind the night before back when I first started with home roast.
Owen Davies wrote: <Snip> is also that you have to grind the beans the night before, which means that they will go stale before they are brewed in the morning. <Snip>
I thought you said that the sm5k 'held' two doses of coffee between the grinder and you normally threw away the first two shots because of that fact? John Abbott wrote: <Snip>
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Opps! Well its still better than I could grind and do in the La Pavoni - and the kitchen is still useable when I finish - maybe that's why the second cup always tastes better :O)
John Abbott wrote: <Snip> I understand that! <Snip>