[Homeroast] Hammacher Schlemmer

Frank Parth fparth at mac.com
Sun Oct 31 12:38:39 CDT 2010


Hammacher Schlemmer, just as it says in the subject line.




>  Who is HS please?
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>  On Oct 31, 2010, at 10:42 AM, John M. Howison wrote:
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>>  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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