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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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Old 12-17-2015, 11:24 AM   #165
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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: PrimulaŽ 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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I've been hitting Peet's real hard lately. Too lazy to make my own coffee these last couple weeks, and they are on the way to work.

Fun fact (that I'm sure everyone already knows): if you custom order basically the same specialty latte's/machiatos/etc that they advertise on their menu, you save 1-2 bucks. So instead of "caramel machiatto" you'd say "give me 3 shots expresso, with some steamed milk, with a drizzle of caramel on top.

It's silly
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I've been getting the major dickason's beans for some time now, but just switched to wegman's expresso. very very similar.
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Bought an Aeropress. Works well.

It augments my Bunn, which is basically a pour-over, that I use for 8-10 cup production.

It replaces a paper pod unit that started leaking. And it was hard to keep the pods fresh, so, using my grinder with the Aeropress is a better choice.

I have tried a basic decaf, using water from the Bunn, which comes out at 185F. I have not played with higher temperatures.

Then I tried Bosnian coffee (ground powder fine and normally processed like Turkish coffee). Filtered through easily and made a solid puck.

I like it. Easy clean-up for sure.
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This gives the most flavorful shot and lets you actually taste the coffee. My Fovorite

BialettiŽ Moka Express 6-Cup Stovetop Coffee Maker


But my day to day is a Breville Es[resso machine
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I prefer the aeropress over the moka pot because it's a lot cleaner of a cup, yet just as strong and flavorful of a taste. I own both, like both, but the press gets way more use.

Lately the Peet's "Big Bang" has been the beans of choice.
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I love my aeropress. Use it almost every morning. Just using cheap Costco beans and still very happy. I usually sprinkle some cinnamon into the grinder before grinding the beans so it gets mixed into the grounds and steeps with the coffee. Really enjoy that little twist. Add a tiny bit of whole milk and off we go.
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I need to thank you guys for keeping this thread going. Being sick at home for most of the week I finally figured out why when I make coffee it comes out amazing and when my wife makes it quality is completely terrible. Same beans, same filters, same water, same machine. It turns out its all about the grind. She vaporizes the beans in the grinder for 10-12 seconds where I pulse it for maybe 4-5 seconds in total. It makes a HUGE difference.

Warning: Drip machine content to follow

On a related subject, our Cuisinart DDC-1200 is done. Someone recommend me a better and cheaper drip machine or I'm just going to order another one.
It is all about the grind. Blade grinders SUCK, all you get is coffee dust. Burr grinders grind everything to a consistent size, and the extraction is much better. After that it's just about water at the right temperature, and decent beans.

KitchenAid burr grinder is expensive, but the bomb. Ours it 15 years old, and will probably outlive me. KitchenAid grinder + Bunn A10 commercial brewer + Kirkland 100% Columbian beans (I'm being serious here) = perfect coffee. Also fun to try beans from local roasters, but we keep coming back to Kirkland.
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