[Homeroast] Help.

Jim Gundlach pecanjim at bellsouth.net
Thu Mar 15 17:03:00 CDT 2012


When shown the Folgers, I said, "I'm bringing the coffee".  This is just what the consumer is used to.

    pecan jim 
     

On Mar 15, 2012, at 11:23 AM, Michael Baladi wrote:

> Being a coffee snob I don't think I could bring myself to brew Foldgers on a perc........ No..... I don't think I could do it.....
> 
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> 
> Or, rather than making everyone suffer through "water dressed in
> brown" masquerading as coffee for the sake of the one person who
> doesn't like the flavor of coffee (or perhaps the flavor of rancid,
> overroasted stale beans), you should make it proper strength, make an
> explanatory sign, and provide an accompanying pot of hot water for
> people so inclined to use to dilute the coffee to their preferred
> potency.  Then everyone can have a chance to enjoy the coffee.
> 
> On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 7:51 AM, Frank Parth <fparth at mac.com> wrote:
>>> 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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