[Homeroast] Monday Morning Cup

Rich rich-mail at octoxol.com
Mon Aug 23 23:28:11 CDT 2010


fine mesh sifter is cheaper though.... :-)

My great grandmother used a genuine Cory vac pot and ground the coffee 
in a no name box mill and then sifted the output.  I suspect that she 
possessed some secret knowledge passed down from the ancients on how to 
get the thing to work properly.

Barry Luterman wrote:
> At that time I said grinder grinder.However,it got pooh poohed as too
> simplistic
> 
> On Aug 23, 2010 8:32 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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