[Homeroast] Hammacher Schlemmer

Robert Bedwell rlb at triad.rr.com
Sun Oct 31 11:53:18 CDT 2010


Who is HS please?



On Oct 31, 2010, at 10:42 AM, John M. Howison wrote:

> 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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