[Homeroast] Single cup brewers
theotherjo at gmail.com
Mon Nov 1 20:33:28 CDT 2010
On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 6:26 PM, Rich <rich-mail at octoxol.com> wrote:
> Coffee brewing is an interactive process. It does not yield itself well to
> automation or a doctrinaire procedural approach. The worlds great chefs do
> not use Betty Crocker cook books...
> On 11/01/2010 07:59 PM, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote:
>> Yes, but the coffee? At the hands of supremely experienced people I have
>> had too much mediocre coffee from these machines. I do completely agree
>> that in the right environment they "encourage this behavior while
>> allowing quite repeatable results and an ease of making those changes
>> when required." And I am not judging them from a Starbucks installation
>> or such... The move toward manual methods in general is something I find
>> heartening, and while I am sure there is always another innovation in
>> high tech brewing, you look at the variables the Trifecta and Clover
>> take great expense to control, and you find that humans can control them
>> quite easily.
>> At 03:34 PM 11/1/2010, you wrote:
>>>> 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.
>>> But both the Clover and Trifecta allow and encourage this behavior
>>> while allowing quite repeatable results and an ease of making those
>>> changes when required.
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