[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
>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.
>> 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.
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