Lets talk about COFFEE

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  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This might be arrogance on my part, but I am confident that I could successfully make a shitty cup of coffee with that maker.
     


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    pfurey Senior member

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    Why not just get a Chemex or v60?
     


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    b1os Senior member

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    Uh... take a closer look, buddy.
     


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    pfurey Senior member

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    Took a closer look, still doesn't seem ideal. Most report back that the coffee is far too cold by the time you're ready to even drink it.
     


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    b1os Senior member

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    What I was going for is this: You could have said "Why not just get a French Press?" Hell, you could even have said "Why not just get a CCD?". And if you felt really crazy, "Why not just get an AeroPress?" would have worked too. All of these share similar characteristics. That is, longer, controlled steep time. Whereas a Chemex or V60 doesn't offer that. At all. Apples and oranges, in a way.
     
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    pfurey Senior member

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    What the Chemex / v60 offers over most of those other methods (in my opinion) is a better overall cup of coffee, so naturally I'd suggest it.
     


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    joshuadowen Senior member

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    I don't get it. This is essentially just a pour-over, except that it's all housed in a single container?
     


  8. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    In all honesty it looks like it would suffer the same woes as a French press. You still need to adjust temperature and grind size.
     


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    b1os Senior member

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    As far as I can tell, this is essentially a French Press without a press. The press is replaced by a giant metal filter. To get a better idea, it's pretty much the same as those clear tea pots:

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    lefty Senior member

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    I really need to figure out a way to market this:

    [​IMG]

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  11. joshuadowen

    joshuadowen Senior member

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    In that case, this is a really bad idea. It will suffer from all the problems that plague cold brew - you'll need to use a really coarse grind, have really long extraction times, and use a higher than average coffee-to-water ratio. Coffee acts as its own filter, which means you need some ability to create force to drive the liquid through the grounds. An espresso machine uses steam pressure, a French press uses the press, a drip uses gravity. With nothing to drive that filtration... well, what a mess.
     


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    b1os Senior member

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    I could see iroh advocating this. Not only does it cook coffee, it also cleans your dirty socks.
     
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    lefty Senior member

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    I'm not kidding. There's easily a quick couple three million in this. Look for it on the BB & B shelves on Father's Day.

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    Been using this at home for espresso. [​IMG]
     


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    size 38R Senior member

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    recommend the side method. mostly for latte's.

    Thanks, the cafe is a side project, just to keep a cash flow between bigger contracts. might start enjoying it again.[​IMG]
     
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