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silsurf
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Posted Fri Nov 9, 2012, 7:51am
Subject: Re: Hario TCA5 vs. Yama SY8?
 

My Yama acted really strange. I used it exclusively for about six months and now I am back to my Hario. It is a world of difference. Dont need to explain it, but it seems to be a truth. It is too bad because I love the idea of having a little more coffee to go around. If I use the Hario I need to make two pots for my wife and I, a small price to pay for the best coffee in the freakin world.

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Posted Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:18am
Subject: Re: Hario TCA5 vs. Yama SY8?
 

siphon74 Said:

You guys convinced me to order a Hario TCA-5! I'm excited to compare it to the Yama..

What ratio of coffee to water are you guys using in the Hario? 40g of grinds to 20oz or water?

Posted November 6, 2012 link

I fill the lower globe of my NCA5 to about .5" above the 5c line so 22 oz of water to 38g of grounds. Same for my NCA3,  water slightly above the upper line & 23g of grounds. 45 second steep for both. I grind slightly coarser then the drip setting on my G3.

 
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silsurf
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Posted Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:20am
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not as exacting for me, I use 38g ground for my TCA-5, filled to the 5c line

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Posted Tue Nov 13, 2012, 1:34pm
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I received my TCA-5 and have to admit, i do like the taste of the cup of coffee produced by the Hario better than the Yama SY8.. Why that is? I'm not sure.. Ha! Temps in the upper globe are the same but the Hario has noticeably less water in the the bottom after all the water has traveled to the top and the kick down after removing the heat is much quicker! When comparing the cups produced by each side by side, I noticed the cup from the Yama was slightly bitter compared to the Hario.

The Hario looks a lot more stylish too! ;)
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Posted Tue Nov 13, 2012, 4:23pm
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siphon74 Said:

I'm assuming the big difference between the Hario and the Yama is that the shape of the lower globe on the Hario keeps less water in the pot when everything travels to the upper globe due to its round shape. I cant see the quality of the glass making a big difference in taste. I mean, you can't taste glass, right? Temps in the upper globe of the Yama are just fine, or at least that's what the thermometer says. My Hario TCA5 should be here on Friday and I'll compare. Perhaps the larger volume of the Yama and the draw down time is another factor?

Posted November 7, 2012 link

Sure. Plus there still could be a couple of degrees temp difference in the upper globe, differences in turbulence from the vapor coming up... I'd imagine that you'd need to re-calibrate a bit.
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