[Homeroast] Hammacher Schlemmer
John M. Howison
johnmhowison at gmail.com
Sun Oct 31 09:42:39 CDT 2010
We coffee geeks have got a problem. I cling to the faith that the
likes of Tom and Mike and the "poster" boys and girls reading this
post have the finest noses -- the finest, best-trained tasting organs
-- available. I recall no argument on this list that our Fahrenheit
195/205 brewing temperature range is debatable.
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 ! !!
Does HS's mass market consist of coffee drinkers whose tasting organs
have been perverted by habit -- leaving to us thoughtful geeks the
awareness that hotter is better? Or perhaps HS's coffee-maker
Maintains repeat Maintains 187/192 throughout a three-or-four-minute
brewing cycle while my French Press or Clever filter only Start repeat
Start at 195/295. Perhaps . . .
What's the real deal?
Contra muros, mater rubicolla
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