[Homeroast] Monday Morning Cup

Joseph Robertson theotherjo at gmail.com
Mon Aug 23 23:24:47 CDT 2010


Rich,
I thought I knew something about the big family of coffee grinders out there
but you got me on this one. Can link me to a pic of this "solid gold,
diamond burr coffee grinder" Unless of course I missed the smiley.
Joe

On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 8:28 PM, Rich <rich-mail at octoxol.com> wrote:

> You can try the burping technique but the glass rod filter was designed to
> work with commercial ground coffee that was sieved to remove all fines.
>  They just clog on fines sooner or later.  Just sift out the fines and they
> work fine.  The proper grind is a bit on the coarse side also.  Have you
> ever found many fines in the bottom of the Foulgers can? Or Maxwell House or
> any other pre ground stuff?  This is why using the solid gold, diamond burr
> coffee grinder works better.  More consistent grind.
>
> cherry carter wrote:
>
>> Doug, I believe you are the one who suggested this cure for clogged vacuum
>> pots many months ago. I tried the suggestion time after time and changed
>> the
>> coffee grind, as well. Nothing worked on a continuous basis . . . and it
>> was
>> so frustrating for me to end up with a pot of coffee that needed to be
>> tossed. Now that I have the Cona, the process is perfection every time.
>> Flawless performance. Awesome coffee. So, I am happy.
>>
>> Thank you!
>> Cherry
>>
>> On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 6:32 PM, Doug Hoople <doughoople at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>  Hi Cherry,
>>>
>>> I'm not surprised that your Yama had a clogging problem, but I am
>>> surprised
>>> that you were unable to address it. Chris (Yakster) just posted the same
>>> thing two days ago.
>>>
>>> I won't make a pest of myself as I have in the past, but I just want to
>>> put
>>> in the word yet again that most clogging problems with vacuum pots and
>>> glass
>>> rods (I'm assuming you were using a glass rod) can be resolved with a
>>> quick
>>> burst of high heat just before taking the pot off the burner. 5 or 10
>>> seconds, enough to perceive fresh turbulence in the funnel, and that will
>>> do
>>> it.
>>>
>>> I stumbled onto this method about a year ago, and I went from daily clogs
>>> and delays to no problems whatsoever using this simple technique.
>>>
>>> One other thing. The Cona glass rods work in the Yama pots, and they're
>>> the
>>> only glass rods you can buy new today. But the Cory rods work better. You
>>> just have to find them used.
>>>
>>> Good luck. Vacpot coffee is delicious! And, as you say, the ritual is a
>>> delight.
>>>
>>> Doug
>>>
>>> On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 9:01 AM, cherry carter <theravensroost at gmail.com
>>>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> I have to add my own very favorite coffee maker. The Cona . . . I had
>>>> one
>>>> many years ago and sold it at a garage sale so that I could move onto my
>>>> sailboat. Tried every other kind of coffee maker in the years that have
>>>> passed. I don't like plastic and ended up with a Yama for the stovetop.
>>>>
>>> It
>>>
>>>> kept clogging up on me, no matter what other listers suggested. So, now
>>>> I
>>>> have the Cona. A PERFECT cup of coffee every time. And, it makes such a
>>>> perfect focus for the sacred coffee ritual. And that's what it is, isn't
>>>> it!
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 12:22 PM, Yakster <yakster at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>  Being Monday with the Wife needing to get to school early for a meeting
>>>>>
>>>> and
>>>>
>>>>> my folks needing to leave early to drop the kids at school (I get a
>>>>>
>>>> break
>>>
>>>> this week), I brewed up a large Chemex pot ov Guatemala Huehuetenango
>>>>>
>>>> Finca
>>>>
>>>>> La Maravilla.  It was very nice, and it's rapidly disappearing.  I'm
>>>>> thinking of roasting up the last of this bean, another 430 g, tonight
>>>>>
>>>> to
>>>
>>>> use
>>>>> for the rest of the week.  The coffee was great hot and tasted great as
>>>>>
>>>> it
>>>>
>>>>> cooled too.
>>>>>
>>>>> I'd previously reported problems I'd had with large Chemex pots.  I'm
>>>>>
>>>> fine
>>>>
>>>>> with doing half pots yielding 600 ml, but could not get full pots to
>>>>>
>>>> drain
>>>>
>>>>> in five minutes.  Today I brewed with about the same water I'd use for
>>>>>
>>>> a
>>>
>>>> half pot... just the amount that I can run through in five minutes
>>>>>
>>>> (plus
>>>
>>>> the
>>>>> 30 second bloom) and then added the balance of the water to bring the
>>>>>
>>>> pot
>>>
>>>> up
>>>>> to 1.2 liters of coffee.  That gave the Wife and my parents each a cup,
>>>>> myself a large travel cup, and some left over for the thermos for when
>>>>>
>>>> my
>>>
>>>> folks want some more.
>>>>>
>>>>> It's making me wonder why I'm keeping that "backup" Bunn drip coffee
>>>>>
>>>> maker
>>>>
>>>>> in the garage.
>>>>>
>>>>> -Chris
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