calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 6,809 Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A. Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: ECM Veneziano A1 Grinder: Many different commercial Vac Pot: 40s era Silex Drip: Milita, Bunn&Curtis... Roaster: Cast iron pan, gas burner
Posted Fri Nov 9, 2012, 5:24am Subject: Re: Vacuum!??
We knew!!! A lot of us have them. Why?, drip is easier, can use a timer to get started before you wake up and there is less mess. Mr Coffee was the biggest player in the auto drip movement. Metal pots are OK but glass pots do not have the ability to taint the flavor as metal possibly can.
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Posted Fri Nov 9, 2012, 7:06am Subject: Re: Vacuum!??
I've had a Cona vac pot (a '70s vintage NOS one bought direct from the manufacturer) for the last 8 years (and my housemate had one before that). Now everyone I've had to buy wedding presents for (and who drinks coffee) has one. They're a great alternative to press pot or drip for a larger size pot of coffee, and nice and showy for after dinner use ;)
Why were they out of fashion? More expensive, and somewhat harder to clean and to use than an autodrip.
Insomniac20k Senior Member Joined: 22 Sep 2007 Posts: 35 Location: Maryland Expertise: Pro Barista
Grinder: Capresso thing Drip: I'm not an animal
Posted Tue Nov 20, 2012, 9:31pm Subject: Re: Vacuum!??
I got an old Sunbeam Coffeemaster at a consignment shop (which may be the same model as yours.)
I just brewed coffee in it for the first time and it was incredible. It was magical, like the first time I made a french press and the stars aligned and I had the perfect cup of coffee. Or the first time I pulled a heavenly shot of espresso.
The difference? It didn't take hours of practice. Just a little foolin with the grind. And no residue left over in the cup. And the most full bodied non-espresso coffee I've ever put in my mouth.
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