[Homeroast] Cory Rod in a Yama Vacpot?

Doug Hoople doughoople at gmail.com
Tue Dec 29 12:24:28 CST 2009

Hi Bob,

I'll be interested to see what you think. My prediction would be that you
can grind finer with the Cona than with the Cory rod, and that the finer
grind with the Cory rod will yield a siltier cup.

When you describe your results as spotty, are you talking about the
flavors/textures in the cup or in the mechanics of your procedure? Or both?

Re: Vacpot-itis... it would seem that the bug's already bitten in your case!


On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 10:01 AM, Bob Hazen <peatmonster at comcast.net> wrote:

> Doug,
> My results with the vac pot have been spotty in the past.  I have noticed
> that I get better results with coffee ground in my Anfim than I did with my
> MDF.  Even drip is better with the Anfim.  I found I could grind finer and
> still not hit bitterness.  It will be interesting to do some Cory/Cona
> experiments.
> I fear I'm getting VacPot-itis....
> Bob
> Hi Bob,
>> I haven't done a lot of specific comparisons, but my impression is that
>> the
>> Cona rod, being less textured, is better served with a more consistent,
>> finer grind. Ironically, the coarse grinds in the most commonly used
>> grinders don't come out nearly as consistently as the fine grinds, and the
>> Cona rod needs most of all a consistent grind.
>> The Cona is also better at filtering out fines than the Cory and Conrning
>> rods, and so it stands up to finer grinding from that angle as well.
>> You'll
>> generally have less sediment in the cup with the Cona than the Cory, so,
>> again, you can grind finer.
>> In general, though, the Cory rods seem to provide the best overall
>> performance in terms of the mechanics of drawdown. Because they tend to
>> let
>> more fines through, you'll want to grind coarser to limit the amount of
>> fines that get through.
>> Do let us know how you get on. As always, we'll be looking for more vacpot
>> data points!
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