09-22-2014, 03:24 AM
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  • Andrew
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  • Austin, TX
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(09-21-2014, 08:09 PM)lindyhop66 Wrote: I've used a French press for years and have never heard of the vac or siphon methods. Very interesting. In the siphon method, what is the fuel used to heat the water?
Depends on which vacpot. The Cona only has enough room under the bowl for the mineral spirits lamp it comes with. Most Hario and Yama vacpots have enough room for a small butane burner. Either way, I preheat the water in an electric kettle.



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 01-06-2015, 10:14 AM
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today i am using my Mr.Coffee drip maker and Hills Bros Coffee. they serve it at a fav local eatery here. my wife used to get my coffee special order from Latin America. let me tell ya ... fresh ground coffee is where it's at. grind it then brew it. but after the ecnomic downturn, i get my coffee already ground. i think i like the percolator method like my grandma used. mr. coffee doesn't quitr get the coffee hot enough. i miss my grandma.

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 01-06-2015, 03:59 PM
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  • Ram57
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I've been using a Tiamo K02 Stainless Steel pour over for the last four months along with a Tiamo 700ml Tall Pour Over Coffee Drip Kettle with Thermometer. I use to use an Aeropress before moving on to this pour over method.

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 01-06-2015, 04:09 PM
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  • Barrylu
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(01-06-2015, 03:59 PM)Ram57 Wrote: I've been using a Tiamo K02 Stainless Steel pour over for the last four months along with a Tiamo 700ml Tall Pour Over Coffee Drip Kettle with Thermometer. I use to use an Aeropress before moving on to this pour over method.
That seems to be the average progression. That is from Aero-press to pour-over and Aero-press regulated to travel.

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 01-07-2015, 03:45 PM
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  • Ram57
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(01-06-2015, 04:09 PM)Barrylu Wrote:
(01-06-2015, 03:59 PM)Ram57 Wrote: I've been using a Tiamo K02 Stainless Steel pour over for the last four months along with a Tiamo 700ml Tall Pour Over Coffee Drip Kettle with Thermometer. I use to use an Aeropress before moving on to this pour over method.
That seems to be the average progression. That is from Aero-press to pour-over and Aero-press regulated to travel.
I really don't know why the smoother cup of coffee with the pour over as I use the same amount of coffee grams and weigh water as I did for the Aeropress. I guess natural flow rate over compression method.

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 03-14-2015, 02:47 AM
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I would recommend french press as the ultimate cup of coffee.  Use water that is just coming off boiling for about the perfect water temp.  Pour in slowly as you stir it with a chopstick.  fiddle with the timer till you get the brew  that you favor.  my setup is a 12 cup press, a 1 quarter cup of whole beans (before grinding) and 1/2 of a quarter measuring cup of beans.  In other words, I fill up a 1/4 measuring cup of beans and dump them in the grinder, then fill the 1/4 measuring cup again 1/2 way, and dump those beans in the grinder too.  Fill the press with the hot water just to above the metal band on my Bodum press, let it steep for 4.5 minutes, press and pour into a Nissan thermos.  Perfect every time.

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