[Homeroast] Monday Morning Cup

Rich rich-mail at octoxol.com
Mon Aug 23 23:51:54 CDT 2010


If you do not know where it is at, you can not afford it  ;-)

Joseph Robertson wrote:
> 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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