Posted Wed Aug 1, 2012, 4:29am Subject: Re: Temperature of exit steam?
In the video you've posted, he uses the hot water wand, not the steam wand, to add water to the coffee. Steam wands are capable of temperatures a bit over 200 F, depending on machine. Water wands are more in the 200 range, though that is again dependent upon machine specifics.
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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2012, 5:59am Subject: Re: Temperature of exit steam?
It is an interesting toy but I am not sure of the value of it though, I am sure it works just fine and I can not see why it shouldn't work but I don't like french press coffee due to the sludge in the bottom of the cup and I can see that sludge will be an issue with this too. If I am wrong, oh well but I don't see how making an Americano is all that much harder since you need an espresso machine and you need to grind for espresso, why not just make espresso?
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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:53am Subject: Re: Temperature of exit steam?
I nearly gave up on Press pots, having broken three glass ones. I was using 12g but still found it under-strength. Then I read Mark P's Guide & How Tos and bought chopsticks to sink the floating slurry and invested in a s/s double-wall press.
His comment "Personally, as someone who cups coffee, I don't mind a bit o' sludge and grit in my cup" - encouraged me to grind finer. I'm now getting a nice smooth cup from 11g and 4 minutes infuse with 4 oz water. I have to agree with him - sludge rools ok.
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