[Homeroast] clever coffee dripper

Seth Grandeau grandeau at gmail.com
Sun Jan 31 11:44:11 CST 2010


Out of curiosity, any idea why the CCD works well with a fine-sh grind and a
4 minute steep, while the Aeropress works well with a fine-ish grind and a
20 second steep?  is it just the pressure of me pushing on the AP?

On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 8:52 PM, Yakster <yakster at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've been using a saucer and the coffee has been hot enough for me, but I
> read on one of the forums (can't put my fingers on it right now) that
> someone found that a certain Ziplok lid fit the CCD perfectly and they've
> been using that.
>
> Might be worth a try.
>
> I've been using about 24 g (two AeroPress scoops) for 450 ml water for two
> Bodum Pavina cups and 12 g (1 AeroPress scoop) with 225 ml water for just
> myself.  I had a hard time getting the water level right for single cups
> until I started using a scale, and this size yields 400 / 200 ml water for
> 2
> / 1 cup which perfectly fits the cups.
>
> I had backed off on stirring, but may start stirring more.  I find the
> little camping whisks perfect for sinking the grounds and also for mixing
> my
> daughter's hot chocolate.
>
> -Chris
>
> On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 9:11 AM, Brian Kamnetz <bkamnetz at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Tom,
> >
> > It seemed to me that the plates I was using to cover the CCD were
> > sucking up heat, so I started using cling wrap (e.g., Saran Wrap) to
> > cover the top. It seems to work pretty well, as long as you are
> > careful to fully disengage the wrap before lifting. It's pretty easy
> > to lift it enough to stir.
> >
> > Do you see any potential problems with covering with cling wrap?
> >
> > Brian
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 4:30 PM, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
> > <sweetmarias at sweetmarias.com> wrote:
> > > saw a reference to the CCD here, and wanted to tell all that I have
> been
> > > doing a lot of brew tests lately to check taste and extraction from
> > various
> > > types, including the new Hario V60 (results not that great). actually
> the
> > > traditional poreclain drip cone with one drain hole was a great
> > performer.
> > >
> > > Now the CCD really isnt a typical dripper. With a real dripper,
> technique
> > > matters a lot  - you can't just dump a lot of hot water in a normal
> > dripper
> > > and get great results.
> > >
> > > But we had some issues with the CCD and grind. We were under-extracting
> > with
> > > a coarse grind. We hit the correct extraction and best cup results with
> > the
> > > following recipe:
> > >
> > > -fine grind, on the fine end of filter-drip grind, but not espresso
> grind
> > > for sure.
> > > -20 grams coffee
> > > -350 grams hot water
> > > -4 minute steep until drain, 5:30 until last water drains out of coffee
> > > -cover immediately with a plate
> > > -lift plate and stir at 1:00, around 3:00 and 4:00.
> > > -as mentioned, start draining at 4:00
> > >
> > > we separated the brew - the first half to drain measures 1.22 to 1.25%,
> a
> > > bit strong.
> > > The second half measures 1.19%. The blend of the 2 was better than
> either
> > > alone.
> > >
> > > --
> > > -Tom
> > >
> > >
> >
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