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Cory Vacuum Brewers - Jim Pellegrini's Review
Posted: December 11, 2001, 9:59pm
review rating: 7.8
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Cory Vacuum Coffee Brewers
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Arrow The Cory Vacuum Brewers has 18 Reviews
Arrow The Cory Vacuum Brewers has been rated 7.78 overall by our member reviewers
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Tony Reynolds 9.00
Jim Pellegrini 9.00
Zach Johnson 8.50
Steve Watkins 8.50
Bob Logan 8.42

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 6.4
Product Reviewed: Cory - large with gasket
Manufacturer: Cory Quality: 6
Average Price: Varies Usability: 6
Price Paid: $35.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: eBay Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 4+ years Overall 6
Writer's Expertise: Pro Roaster Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Not entered
Bottom Line: Great for hands-on types who enjoy the process, and among the best coffee you‘ll taste
Positive Product Points

Way cool to watch; good, clean coffee

Negative Product Points

Delicate; tempermental; not really cheap

Detailed Commentary

When I jumped into vac pots, I did so with both feet.  I actually acquired three Corys and a bunch of parts in the same week, all from eBay, all in the neighborhood of $35.  All the units were in great shape (NIB, in fact) with gaskets in good condition (very important).

My first pot was a disappointment.  The water went north and stayed there.  For fifteen minutes.  Turned out I had a poor seal.  I corrected that in later attempts, and was rewarded with great coffee.  Unfortunately, I had taken to mating the vessels with too much force, and broke a pot.  Good thing I had more.  Be careful with these units, they are delicate.

I now make great coffee on a regular basis with this unit.  Things that matter (in addition to the obvious bean and water quality): grind and amount of coffee, mixing in the upper vessel, length of time steeping.  I find that the Cory tolerates a wide variety of grinds well, and you‘ll just need to play with the quantity, steeping, and agitation to achieve the taste you like.

I think the Cory is terrific, but I recently acquired the gasketless version and I think I‘m going to like it better (check for a gasketless review in a few weeks).  But they are more rare and sell for substantially more.  Overall, I recommend this particular unit for people who enjoy the journey as much as the destination.  It is *not* for people who like the convenience of a drip maker, wake timers on their machines, etc.

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