[Homeroast] Help.

michael brown disracer at msn.com
Thu Mar 15 10:10:45 CDT 2012

I've used a similar percolator many times for a church small group I attend. Every time I do use it, there are always comments about how good it is, especially since "the coffee guy" made the coffee...which is funny cause I just pay attention to dosing. I don't waste my good coffee on the percolator. They have a one-cup measuring cup. One cup per pot is my dose. So if the suggestion is make a half-pot, use half a cup. It's up to you whether you want to sacrifice some of your coffee. Who knows, maybe treat 'em once to some of your stash, see what the response is. It's certainly not an ideal brewing method, but maybe some opportunities will come from it...more people might want a cup if it's better coffee so more coffee would be needed, then pay you for the beans/service, then invest in a better brewing method, etc etc
Michael B
b'ham, AL

> Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 07:51:19 -0700
> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> From: fparth at mac.com
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Help.
> >  My wife volunteered me to make coffee at church on Sunday mornings.  Last night I looked at the brewing equipment and 
> > I find myself in need of some help in figuring out how to make a decent coffee with this.  The machine is a sixty cup 
> > stainless percolator with the glass tube in front to show how much is in it.  While I have brewed several ways, this 
> > one is new to me.  As I was looking at it one of the women who volunteers in the kitchen told me that making half a 
> > pot was enough and pointed to the two pound container of Floggers in the cabinet below. She went on to say that 
> > making half a pot was enough and that making it with more than one cup of ground coffee made it too strong for her. 
> > I have not had a chance to give the machine a try and lost sleep last night trying to figure out how to tackle it.  I 
> > have several non-espresso greens to use and I plan to cycle through them with a label posting the name of the coffee 
> > and SweetMaria's URL on the pot so I don't need help selecting  the coffee but Ireally suspect the machine controlled 
> > brewing process will ruin the coffee.  I have a thermometer that I can useto measure the water's temperature and I am 
> > willing to pour hot water at a reasonable temperature to avoid hitting thecoffee with water that is too hot, 
> > elevation is a little under 300 feet so our boiling point is right at 212.
> >
> >  Any suggestions will be considered and appreciated.
> >
> Jim,
> My experience is that a perc won't make good coffee no matter what kind of coffee you put into it (others' experience 
> may vary).
> Since you've already gotten feedback to make weak coffee, my suggestion is don't waste good beans on it, but buy a 
> couple pounds of commercially roasted beans.  They won't know the difference.
> Just my thoughts.
> Frank Parth
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