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Old 12-10-2015, 03:50 PM   #161
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Oh it also helps that we have a water cooler that also heats water.
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Interesting.

We also have one of those, and while I've never measured the outlet temp, I always assumed it would be inadequate for coffee-making, especially since all the coffee-geeks in this thread complain when the water isn't within about a 3° range of "ideal."

Not that you can't stick a cup of water in the microwave, obviously.

I don't think I have any instruments capable of measuring liquid temps in that range to test it with...
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Old 12-10-2015, 04:54 PM   #162
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$8 for a 110C capable thermometer that can measure liquids.

Or steal a Fluke 179 and thermocouple from someone for 2 minutes.

Honestly you built an evil water wasting heater for your old apartment and don't have some way to measure temperature?

how about boiling some water in the microwave (throw some gravel in to avoid superheating?) and get some water from the tankless and stick your finger in both?

or just try it.
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I used something like those drip machines, but I just use a stainless mesh filter that was in some sort of Mr. Coffee but we didnt like because it let too many grounds through and put a paper filter in that and put that in the top of the coffee cup. I use that when I want to make a normal cup of coffee instead of the style you get from the aeropress.
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Old 12-16-2015, 08:03 PM   #164
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Just saw one of these:


And, of course it had to be made in Brooklyn, because #hipster.

Prices start at only $11,900 (plus $3,900 for Marco UC10 boiler.)
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That would be a fantastic seasonal business. I could see having that thing bolted to a cart, and possibly selling a few soups as well.
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Decided to pick up something conceptually similar, only with a glass body and a stainless-mesh filter basket: Primula® Pour Over 1-Cup Glass Coffee Maker - BedBathandBeyond.com




Decent bloom, not overwhelming.


Pretty good cup of coffee, actually. I might need to pick up a small kettle, as pouting water into it from a pan is a tad messy, and it's easy to dump too much in at once.


Having the beans ground at the market for the moment. Got 1/2 lb in a drip grind for the first batch (#9 on their machine's arbitrary scale, based on my describing to the coffee steward the brewing machine I'd be using), and I think I'll go finer next time. No dross at all in the mug.


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Pretty cool. very similar to the Vietnamese brewer thingie
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cool. can you steep before you drain? I think that's key to getting good extraction.
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cool. can you steep before you drain? I think that's key to getting good extraction.
No, but I tried an experiment this morning.

Got two mugs. Put the ground coffee into one, filled it near to the top with hot water, and stirred with a spoon for about 30 seconds. Then poured the whole mug through the device into the other mug.

Robusto!

I was a little worried that this would produce weak coffee on account of most of the water not being forced to work its way through a densely packed cake, but it actually worked rather well, and took less time overall than the "correct" pour-through method.
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You can always dilute strong coffee with water. You can not enstrongen it.
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I don't mean robusto as a bad thing here. It actually works quite well. Strong, but not overpowering or bitter. I'm using a medium-roast right now, of course.
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I found a guy in the Netherlands who builds self-contained Arduino-based PIDs for my espresso machine.
So, after years of wanting a PID controller but not wanting the external hardware/project box of the Auber-based PIDs, my lust has been satisfied with a MeCoffee.

Not only was the brew temperature dialed in, as an added bonus the steam function is much more stable. Producing great steamed milk for lattes.
Here's one from this morning.

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