kinbote Senior Member Joined: 22 Oct 2007 Posts: 144 Location: MA Expertise: I love coffee
Grinder: Vario Drip: Technivorm, Kone
Posted Mon Dec 9, 2013, 4:52pm Subject: Re: Kone 3rd Generation
Hi folks — just wanted to share my Kone experience…
I recently found a discounted new Kone on Mistobox ($47 shipped) and snatched one up. Finally got a chance to test it out and I'm seriously impressed. Probably one of the best cups I’ve brewed in a while. I alternate between a Technivorm and pour-over with a Hario / ceramic dripper. That’s the extent of my operation.
I paired the Kone with an 8-cup Chemex. And I think I got lucky out-of-the-gate with my measurements: 1.84 grams of coffee per 1oz. of water, and a medium-fine grind. Incidentally, I use a Vario with steel burrs on a 5E setting (for anyone familiar with the Vario). I figured I'd start with a higher coffee amount and not-as-fine grind.
Prior to brewing, I checked a few Kone threads (including this one) and watched a few videos. The only tips I incorporated were a slow pour and minimal swirling — that is, a straight pour down the middle (although I cheated on that one slightly). I didn't follow any timing scheme, didn't keep the brew with 4-minutes or anything. Just gave an initial pour, let a slight bloom come up, and then saturated until the Hario was empty (24 oz. water).
Again, this was my first pot ever with the Kone, so I assumed I’d need serious adjustments. But the coffee was great — rich, bright and very little sediment, almost none that I noticed (maybe the result of the slower, steadier pour).
Anyway, very auspicious results. A little premature for me to endorse the Kone, but my first pot was excellent!
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