[Homeroast] Single cup brewers

Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee sweetmarias at sweetmarias.com
Mon Nov 1 18:41:35 CDT 2010


Okay, but how about if it is imported New Zealand water poured 
through a gold filtercone containing ground Kopi Luwak? Wait, that 
won't work...

>But just pouring hot water over a fiber cone containing ground 
>coffee and allowing it to drip into a receiving container has 
>absolutely no snob appeal nor does it cost thousands of dollars. 
>This will never do as everyone knows that it takes thousands of 
>dollars worth of high tech equipment and a special training class to 
>brew excellent coffee.
>
>On 11/01/2010 05:34 PM, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote:
>>  My 2 cents: the Trifecta from Bunn is an automated aeropress, and I
>>  don't think it is the best single serve machine.
>>
>>  There is HUGE money right now on single serve automated equipment at all
>>  levels, home, office, commerical. Why? Nespresso makes minimum $35 per
>>  LB retail (actually might be more) on their single serve, Keurig is
>>  something like 90% of Green Mountains business. The markups are GIANT on
>>  these portioned products.
>>
>>  I will make this claim though: any manual method made by someone who has
>>  tasted the result, made an adjustment to their taste, and can repeat the
>>  steps with reasonable care will, empirically, in blind test, produce
>>  better coffee than the fanciest single serve brewer, be in Nespresso,
>>  Clover, Trifecta or whatever. Brewing is a system where human input,
>>  evaluation and adjustment cannot be adequately duplicated.
>>
>>  Tom
>>
>>  PS: changed the subject lines because it pains me to see HS on our
>>  homeroast list!
>>
>>>  Not to be too cynical, there is the McDonald's law suit looming over
>>>  the industry...
>>>
>>>
>>>>>  Whoa. Along comes a brewer-merchant with a reputation for responsible
>>>>>  testing procedures offering a "the best single serving coffee maker"
>>>>>  that allows a brewing range topping at 192 degrees and bottoming at
>>>>>  187 ! !!
>>>>
>>>>  You really think they have "responsible testing?" I'd suggest it's a
>>>>  lot closer to really good marketing and attention to profit margins.
>>>>  The best single server coffee maker was likely the Clover and might
>>>>  now be www.trifectaexperience.com, but there is no way it's a machine
>>>>  from HS.
>>>>
>>>>  Ira
>>>>
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