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Date: 27 Jun 2007 09:44:49
From: ---MIKE---
Subject: Coffee on the cheap
I use a Chemex coffee brewer and prefer de-caf coffee. Rather than use
the Chemex filters, I have had good results with two #4 BrewRite filters
- one inside the other. I have to be careful to pour the hot water
slowly so as to not burst the filter. I also found the Walmart Great
Value Columbian De-caf coffee to be every bit as good as the Green
Mountain that I grind myself.


---MIKE---
>>In the White Mountains of New Hampshire
>> (44=B0 15' N - Elevation 1580')





 
Date: 27 Jun 2007 20:31:03
From: Felix
Subject: Re: Coffee on the cheap
---MIKE--- (in the White Mountains) writes:
> Rather than use the Chemex filters, I have had good
> results with two #4 BrewRite filters - one inside the other.

That should work well. You might also try Melitta's #4 filters. I
agree with Robert's comment (elsewhere) about Melitta quality control,
and these are distributed more widely than Chemex filters. I often use
them singly.

> I have to be careful to pour the hot water slowly so as
> to not burst the filter.

I think pouring slowly is a good idea in general. When I use a #4
filter in a Chemex flask, I put the crimped side against the glass, so
the weight of the filter's contents keeps the bottom from unfolding.
I've *never* had one burst open.

> I also found the Walmart Great Value Columbian De-caf
> coffee to be every bit as good as the Green Mountain
> that I grind myself.

Now you lost me ... which grinder do you use?


Felix



 
Date: 27 Jun 2007 15:08:43
From:
Subject: Re: Coffee on the cheap
In alt.coffee, ---MIKE--- <twinmountain@webtv.net > wrote:
> I use a Chemex coffee brewer and prefer de-caf coffee. Rather than use
> the Chemex filters, I have had good results with two #4 BrewRite filters
> - one inside the other. I have to be careful to pour the hot water
> slowly so as to not burst the filter. I also found the Walmart Great
> Value Columbian De-caf coffee to be every bit as good as the Green
> Mountain that I grind myself.

I'm glad you enjoy your coffee, and that you get a kick out of your
thrifty preparations.

Around here, most folks are looking for the best possible cup, and cost is
an almost insignificant issue.

"Not too bad, and CHEAP" is not something folks here care much about.

--
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so
certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.
-- Bertrand Russel



 
Date: 27 Jun 2007 10:32:04
From: Ed Needham
Subject: Re: Coffee on the cheap
I guess I'm happy for you that you are satisfied with your coffee routine.
Who can argue with that?
What I don't understand is why you go to the trouble of manually boiling
your water, using a Chemex manual pourover coffee maker to brew with common
filters, not intended for the Chemex, and preground supermarket coffee? Why
not just buy a Mr. Coffee with a #4 filter cone and exit the specialty realm
altogether?
I'm not trying to be mean or sarcastic. I just don't understand.
--
*********************
Ed Needham®
"to absurdity and beyond!"
http://www.homeroaster.com
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"---MIKE---" <twinmountain@webtv.net > wrote in message
news:17906-468269D1-39@storefull-3258.bay.webtv.net...
I use a Chemex coffee brewer and prefer de-caf coffee. Rather than use
the Chemex filters, I have had good results with two #4 BrewRite filters
- one inside the other. I have to be careful to pour the hot water
slowly so as to not burst the filter. I also found the Walmart Great
Value Columbian De-caf coffee to be every bit as good as the Green
Mountain that I grind myself.


---MIKE---
>>In the White Mountains of New Hampshire
>> (44° 15' N - Elevation 1580')