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Posted Mon Dec 17, 2012, 11:29am
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sweaner Said:

Also, as I think I reported above, NEVER hit the brew button without you cup in place!

Posted December 17, 2012 link

Ha! I actually think it's fun to wait until the last minute. After I hit "brew" I've got plenty of time to preheat the mug, for example...
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Posted Tue Dec 18, 2012, 9:34am
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jbviau Said:

Ha! I actually think it's fun to wait until the last minute. After I hit "brew" I've got plenty of time to preheat the mug, for example...

Posted December 17, 2012 link

Yes, I thought the same...until I became distracted and forgot to put the cup in place. the drip tray did hold about 1 ounce though.

 
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Posted Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:11am
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After this morning, I too can attest to the fact that our dear Trifecta MB is not idiot proof. In my pre-caffeine morning haze, I failed to realize that the light was still on in the water reservoir as I was filling it for the second 12 oz. cup. After the initial WTF moment, when I noticed that the light was on, I finally realized that what I was pouring in the reservoir was being drawn into the actively filling brew chamber. Seeing 26.3 grams of fresh dry coffee grounds being crammed up against the shower head and only imagining what would happen next when the rest of the water would try to enter an already filled brew chamber, I quickly hit the power button. Disaster averted, but not the mess. I had to take the panel off the shower head and clean the coffee grounds out of the two check valves. The second cup was delayed a bit. Take care!

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Posted Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:41pm
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Tragicomic, Jim! Glad for the happy ending.
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Posted Tue Dec 25, 2012, 3:05pm
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Got my Trifecta MB this morning and I ended up cleaning all the parts shortly after opening.  Since it was quite busy from having all the family over and gift opening I decided to not mess with the machine and decided to use the 33 oz. french press for everyone's coffee use.  I ended up drinking a good 32 oz of coffee this morning (which is probably why I couldn't fall asleep when I laid down for a nap this afternoon).

Since I couldn't sleep I decided to finally read the instructions and get everything set up.  I ended up grinding some Puerto Rico 360 from Dodd Coffee and measured out 12 grams for my 6 oz. of coffee.  I used the standard C and :45 settings and it ended up brewing a great cup of coffee.  I can say that it didn't taste too much different from when I brew it using a french press but I do like how I can drink the whole cup now instead of having to dump out the final two sips.

I can't wait to play with the settings but I'm afraid I may have to wait or else I'm going to die from a caffeine overdose.
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Posted Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:18am
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^^^ Have fun messing around!

Random observation (new to me at least): at the top of the brew chamber where it mates with the machine when fully seated there's a little raised part shaped like a trapezoid, e.g. \_/. This is mildly magnetic--discovered by accident when I put the chamber down next to a metal tin and the two stuck together.
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Posted Fri Feb 1, 2013, 9:54pm
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So I've had my trifecta for a little over a month and have enjoyed it very much.  In fact, ever since I started brewing with my trifecta my french press has been collecting dust.

I finally purchased a grinder that is worthy enough to use with the trifecta (I have a crappy $80 Cuisinart burr grinder) and got a Baratza Vario-W refurb that I hope to have sometime next week.  Does anyone using this grinder have a recommended setting for the grind for the trifecta?
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Posted Sat Feb 2, 2013, 6:08am
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I use a Preciso.  I doubt the settings match the Vario.  But I grind a little coarser than drip, and use 55 secs. on the Trifecta.  Have you experimented a bit with different turbulence settings?

Also, I up-dose to 30 g. coffee per 12 oz. water.

I have to say, I am thoroughly addicted to using my Trifecta!

 
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Posted Sat Feb 2, 2013, 8:32am
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barkingburro Said:

...But I grind a little coarser than drip, and use 55 secs. on the Trifecta...

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The burro's back! Hi. So did you mean :45 or :50?

p.s. I use a Preciso as well, nachoman (sorry).
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Posted Sat Feb 2, 2013, 1:07pm
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Oop.  I keep thinking of it as 55 secs.  I meant 50 secs.

Hey there, Josh!

Nachoman, huh?  This all started when Deep Cello misread my pen name.  Then Socialist Booth continued the misdeed.

Et tu, jbviau?

The name originates from a phone answering machine greeting:

"Juan Valdez and his barking burro can't come to the phone right now..."

So please try to restrict your food references to Columbian products, so as not to offend the burro.

Apologies to OP for the thread-jacking.

 
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