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post #1651 of 2792
Tell me about that kettle.

lefty
post #1652 of 2792
It is pretty great. You set what temperature you want it to heat the water to and it does its best to maintain it. It is so you don't have to guess when the water is at a perfect 205 degrees. Or just count after you take it off boil.
post #1653 of 2792
That mug is like a more extreme version of the Offero coffee mug, whose asymmetrical design they claim lets you smell the coffee better. http://www.theoffero.com/Offero_Coffee_Cups.html I'm a bit skeptical. If that's what they want, just use a wider cup.

Lefty, that's the Bonavita kettle in case you were interested in getting one.
post #1654 of 2792

Well, I have an electric kettle with temp control and I have the Hario Buono, but to combine them? Genius.

 

lefty

post #1655 of 2792
Just ordered the Baratza Encore. Ended up buying it new from Amazon since after tax/shipping the refurb would only be $30 cheaper. Plus I have prime so it would get here in time for Friday morning. biggrin.gif
post #1656 of 2792
PB, have you measured the accuracy of the Bonavita with a probe thermometer? I understand that it takes a little longer to heat up water in it because before reaching the target temperature, it reduces the heat to create a buffer such that the water can heat up uniformly (and not heat until the target temperature has been reached, then overheat it with the still-hot heating element). Sounds good, but how well does it work?
post #1657 of 2792
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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

PB, have you measured the accuracy of the Bonavita with a probe thermometer? I understand that it takes a little longer to heat up water in it because before reaching the target temperature, it reduces the heat to create a buffer such that the water can heat up uniformly (and not heat until the target temperature has been reached, then overheat it with the still-hot heating element). Sounds good, but how well does it work?

you're such a nerd

i think the most i would ever do is google it
post #1658 of 2792
Personally, I think the importance of exact temperature for drip brewing is overrated. Just get it to boiling, and use it. I had a Pino digital kettle (that broke) and I've noticed that it has some overshoot. The kettle will tend to shut off after the water's temperature's gone past the setting. Yes, I measured it to confirm.
post #1659 of 2792
I'm not anal enough to worry about a few degrees. I'm just curious how accurate it is and how accurately it maintains the temperature (apparently for one hour). I'd mostly use the settings for green tea, if anything.
@A Y: I tend to agree, but then there was the case of the barista championship where some guy got terrible reviews cause the coffee tasted differently than what he described it to taste like. After the event, it became apparent that the thermometers he uses and the thermometers used at the championship have a gap of about 1.5°C. Whatever.
post #1660 of 2792
I never measured it, but then again you can question the accuracy of the thermometer as well. I noticed it does heat in waves. You can hear it turning on and off, not just heating up realyl quickly, so maybe there is some idea there. It does overshoot and then settle and the heating element usually kicks back on when it drops 2 degrees from the desired temperature.
post #1661 of 2792
Fellas what is this thing called and who makes it? Anyone tried ?
post #1662 of 2792
Reverse image search is your friend

http://www.lovethelittleguy.com/
post #1663 of 2792
Looks neat.
post #1664 of 2792
3 fewer reasons for Vietnamese coffee addicts (and I count myself among them) to hate New York:

http://mydailycoffee.tumblr.com/post/64303208644/one-of-the-3-best-vietnamese-coffees-in-new-york
post #1665 of 2792
I've been looking at double boilers recently. I don't understand why the breville bes900xl is 500 to 1000 cheaper than something like the brutus iv or Vivaldi ii.
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