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Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #30 on: January 04, 2012, 01:15:34 PM »
http://www.amazon.com/Escali-Primo-Digital-Scale-Warm/dp/B0007GAX04

Lot more consistent then the Park Tools branded one I was using before.  That one was crap.

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Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #31 on: January 05, 2012, 11:41:28 AM »
That's a nice scale, and we have very similar countertops :thumbsup:
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Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #32 on: February 10, 2012, 10:05:13 PM »
Posted this pic below in the 'latest purchase' thread before I remembered about this thread. It can go both places.

My local coffee roaster hooked me up w/ this bundle of awesomeness. He threw a gram scale in the mix too for a few bucks extra. Was going to go w/ the scale you got, but I'll see how this one works for now.



Looking forward to giving it a shot in the morning. Been geeking out over videos found on brewmethods.com. Have you been doing much experimenting with yours, jmilliron?

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Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #33 on: February 10, 2012, 10:36:53 PM »
Nice!

Have found that it's easier to get an awesome cup of coffee with more (weight) courser coffee rather then less (weight) fine coffee for the same given brew time.  IE:

34g ground at "5" with a total brew time of 3 minutes
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28g ground at "6" with a total brew time of 3 minutes

So, keep that in mind as you experiment.  It's pretty easy to over extract the coffee and make it taste bitter. 

Also, that kettle cools down very slowly with the lid on.  I take it off, rinse the filter, grind my coffee, put it in.  Then, by then it's usually about 200 and I put the lid back on.

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Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #34 on: February 10, 2012, 10:40:24 PM »
Nice!

Have found that it's easier to get an awesome cup of coffee with more (weight) courser coffee rather then less (weight) fine coffee for the same given brew time.  IE:

34g ground at "5" with a total brew time of 3 minutes
vs
28g ground at "6" with a total brew time of 3 minutes

So, keep that in mind as you experiment.  It's pretty easy to over extract the coffee and make it taste bitter. 

Also, that kettle cools down very slowly with the lid on.  I take it off, rinse the filter, grind my coffee, put it in.  Then, by then it's usually about 200 and I put the lid back on.

Great info.

So regarding the water.. are you just bringing it to a boil on the stove before you put it in the kettle? Or are you boiling it IN the kettle (directly on stove)? Or some other method?

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Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #35 on: February 10, 2012, 11:48:38 PM »
Kettle directly on stove.  Takes a good 30-45 seconds with the lid off to cool down from a boil to 200F.

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Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #36 on: February 11, 2012, 11:54:02 AM »
Made a pretty awesome cup this morning. 24g to 12oz of water. I'm using the Hario Slim Mill grinder and am not sure I have the grind figured out quite right yet, but I ended up w/ just a bit over a 3 minute pour. Tasted great.

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Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #37 on: February 13, 2012, 12:45:24 PM »
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Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #38 on: March 02, 2012, 08:12:12 AM »
I'm a bigger coffee dork than bike dork - I have a Quickmill Anita espresso machine with a Mazzer Mini grinder. Good investments considering the years of trouble-free service (and I expect them to keep tickin' for decades, with re-builds here and there) and the cost of 3 lattes per day at a coffee shop (doing the math, I've been in the black on this for more than a year).





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Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #39 on: March 02, 2012, 08:51:52 AM »
oh. my. goodness. :drool:  :help:

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Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #40 on: March 02, 2012, 09:10:11 AM »
I feel awful for using my trusty Mr. Coffee dripper this morning  :(

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Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #41 on: March 02, 2012, 10:27:15 AM »
I'm a bigger coffee dork than bike dork - I have a Quickmill Anita espresso machine with a Mazzer Mini grinder. Good investments considering the years of trouble-free service (and I expect them to keep tickin' for decades, with re-builds here and there) and the cost of 3 lattes per day at a coffee shop (doing the math, I've been in the black on this for more than a year).





:wha: that's some setup!
I feel awful for using my trusty Mr. Coffee dripper this morning  :(
:lol: me too, even if I did brew some delicious foldger's in it.
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Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #42 on: March 02, 2012, 10:42:52 AM »
 My Black and Decker gets me to work, where I can play with my coffee toys to my hearts content. As a fairly new press user, I am having a blast experimenting with mixing different brands/types/flavors of coffee. I continually get closer to the perfect cup.


 I am no where near as serious as you folks, with your very impressive gadgets, but I enjoy your passion.
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Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #44 on: March 02, 2012, 11:09:06 AM »
I feel awful for using my trusty Mr. Coffee dripper this morning  :(

Seriously.  I even used Coffee of the Month this morning.