[Homeroast] Tips for Cona Rod + Yama Vacuum Pot

John Stewart johns_webmail at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 2 13:30:37 CST 2012

I use a cona rod in a yama vacuum pot.  It stalled on me once when I was learning - but not since.  I sometimes use my mazzer major for the grind - set more coarse - about 1/2 turn of the adjusting collar from my normal espresso setting.

I sometimes use a cheap burr grinder set fairly course between drip and press pot.  When I use a more coarse grind I watch the temperature in the top more closely to make sure it gets fairly high - 180 to 190.


 From: Phil Palmintere <phil.palmintere at gmail.com>
To: "'A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this list, available at http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html'" <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com> 
Sent: Friday, March 2, 2012 10:17 AM
Subject: [Homeroast] Tips for Cona Rod + Yama Vacuum Pot
Hi everyone, 

I can sure use some tips/techniques on using the Cona glass rod with the
Yama vacuum pot.  A Cona rod arrived with my order of greens this week, and
I tried the rod for the first time this morning.

I set my coffee grinder to very coarse in an attempt to not have it stall.  

My first attempt didn't work.  It stalled pretty early on.  Stirring didn't
work.  Ultimately, I put it back on the burner to equalize pressure enough
so I could get the glass rod loose.  What a mess.

I recall it takes the proper technique to use the rod with the vac pot.  Are
any of you having success?  Can you share your tips?


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