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Date: 06 Dec 2006 06:55:16
From: Chris Staley
Subject: Sweet! I found a Capresso Aroma Classic yesterday!
So I've read about these for years, and seen pictures, but I'd never
actually seen one in person till yesterday. I was doing my usual
rounds of thrift shopping when I happened to spy that unmistakeable
chrome arch. It had all the parts and pieces, and was ked $14.99.
It was truly my lucky day as its tag color was half price that day!
So, $8.11 later, I walked out the door with this rare and supposedly
great coffee maker!

I cleaned it up last night at work, and brewed a pot. Wow.... It
really is good, besting what I've been drinking out of my Chemex for
the past several months. It may be really tall, but this is one heck
of a great drip machine.

Chris




 
Date: 07 Dec 2006 10:58:50
From: Omniryx@gmail.com
Subject: Re: Sweet! I found a Capresso Aroma Classic yesterday!

Robert Harmon wrote:
> I'm curious, what problems with the Brewtus are making you want to get rid
> of it?

Robert, given that most people who own the B II absolutely love it, I
think I'll elect to respond to your privately on this. It would be
unfair of me to diss an extremely popular product based on my own
quibbles.



 
Date: 07 Dec 2006 05:28:41
From: Omniryx@gmail.com
Subject: Re: Sweet! I found a Capresso Aroma Classic yesterday!
Thanks for all who contacted me. The Capresso was claimed within five
minutes yesterday and mailed out this morning.

I'm about to put my new(ish) Brewtus II on the ket but I'd feel
guilty about selling it to anyone that I know from here. Makes really
good coffee.....IF.....you don't mind working on it all the time.
Guess I'll put it on ebay.

Reminds me of the old crack about Ford automobiles: Fix Or Repair Daily



  
Date: 07 Dec 2006 13:59:20
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: Sweet! I found a Capresso Aroma Classic yesterday!
"Omniryx@gmail.com" <Omniryx@gmail.com > wrote in
news:1165498121.061802.293640@73g2000cwn.googlegroups.com:

> Thanks for all who contacted me. The Capresso was claimed within five
> minutes yesterday and mailed out this morning.
>
> I'm about to put my new(ish) Brewtus II on the ket but I'd feel
> guilty about selling it to anyone that I know from here. Makes really
> good coffee.....IF.....you don't mind working on it all the time.
> Guess I'll put it on ebay.
>
> Reminds me of the old crack about Ford automobiles: Fix Or Repair Daily
>
>

I'm curious, what problems with the Brewtus are making you want to get rid
of it?

Robert (Not a potential buyer, just curious.) Harmon
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Date: 06 Dec 2006 17:33:19
From: Don C.
Subject: Re: Sweet! I found a Capresso Aroma Classic yesterday!
I was actually thinking about the altitude effect when I wrote my
earlier post. This device would probably work out very nicely in places
like Denver.

As for me I live on the East Coast and our water boils at pretty much
212. For drip I use a cuisinart that puts out water at 202 with the
small pot button pressed and 196 in normal mode.

Not too long ago I posted about one of my very cool thrift shop
purchases. (Ironically they were having a similar sale that you found.
It was ked at $10 but they were having a bag sale where everything
you could fit into a paper shopping bag was $5. I was able to fit an
old knee grinder in the bag with the Vac pot.) It was an old art deco
style Sunbeam Vac Pot. Great conversation piece but I stopped using it
priily because the water hit boiling before it went north.


Chris Staley wrote:
> Don C. wrote:
> > Nice offer Omni,
> >
> > I just read the description in the one link and twice it mentions
> > "rolling boil" as a supposedly ideal brewing temp. If it does indeed
> > hit a rolling boil I think I would hate this machine. I really dislike
> > overheated coffee. I pour just as my IR hits 200 in general but
> > occasionally go down to as low as 194 if the beans warrant it but I
> > have yet to come across a bean or a blend that benefits from water at
> > 212.
> >
>
> The water does hit a rolling boil, but it calms down before the valve
> really opens, letting the water into the filter area. Tomorrow morning
> I'm going to pull out the thermocouple and see just what temps it's
> getting in the coffee itself. I'm guessing it starts around 204, and
> drops from there. Of course water boils at 207 here in Tucson...
>
> Chris



 
Date: 06 Dec 2006 15:28:33
From: Chris Staley
Subject: Re: Sweet! I found a Capresso Aroma Classic yesterday!

Don C. wrote:
> Nice offer Omni,
>
> I just read the description in the one link and twice it mentions
> "rolling boil" as a supposedly ideal brewing temp. If it does indeed
> hit a rolling boil I think I would hate this machine. I really dislike
> overheated coffee. I pour just as my IR hits 200 in general but
> occasionally go down to as low as 194 if the beans warrant it but I
> have yet to come across a bean or a blend that benefits from water at
> 212.
>

The water does hit a rolling boil, but it calms down before the valve
really opens, letting the water into the filter area. Tomorrow morning
I'm going to pull out the thermocouple and see just what temps it's
getting in the coffee itself. I'm guessing it starts around 204, and
drops from there. Of course water boils at 207 here in Tucson...

Chris



 
Date: 06 Dec 2006 10:52:30
From: Don C.
Subject: Re: Sweet! I found a Capresso Aroma Classic yesterday!
Nice offer Omni,

I just read the description in the one link and twice it mentions
"rolling boil" as a supposedly ideal brewing temp. If it does indeed
hit a rolling boil I think I would hate this machine. I really dislike
overheated coffee. I pour just as my IR hits 200 in general but
occasionally go down to as low as 194 if the beans warrant it but I
have yet to come across a bean or a blend that benefits from water at
212.

Omniryx@gmail.com wrote:
> Chris Staley wrote:
> > So I've read about these for years, and seen pictures, but I'd never
> > actually seen one in person till yesterday.
>
> Ye gods, Chris. I've got one sitting under a half inch of dust in my
> garage. Had I known you wanted one I could have tossed her in a box
> and sent her along.
>
> Anybody else looking for this model, drop me a note. Free to first
> requester.
>
> Hope you enjoy it, Chris. Lots of people love them but I found it sort
> of over the top.



 
Date: 06 Dec 2006 10:16:53
From: Omniryx@gmail.com
Subject: Re: Sweet! I found a Capresso Aroma Classic yesterday!

Chris Staley wrote:
> So I've read about these for years, and seen pictures, but I'd never
> actually seen one in person till yesterday.

Ye gods, Chris. I've got one sitting under a half inch of dust in my
garage. Had I known you wanted one I could have tossed her in a box
and sent her along.

Anybody else looking for this model, drop me a note. Free to first
requester.

Hope you enjoy it, Chris. Lots of people love them but I found it sort
of over the top.



  
Date: 06 Dec 2006 19:33:31
From: sprsso
Subject: Re: Sweet! I found a Capresso Aroma Classic yesterday!


I'm interested. Hell I'll even pick it up.....al

On 6 Dec 2006 10:16:53 -0800, "Omniryx@gmail.com" <Omniryx@gmail.com >
wrote:

>
>Chris Staley wrote:
>> So I've read about these for years, and seen pictures, but I'd never
>> actually seen one in person till yesterday.
>
>Ye gods, Chris. I've got one sitting under a half inch of dust in my
>garage. Had I known you wanted one I could have tossed her in a box
>and sent her along.
>
>Anybody else looking for this model, drop me a note. Free to first
>requester.
>
>Hope you enjoy it, Chris. Lots of people love them but I found it sort
>of over the top.



 
Date: 06 Dec 2006 06:58:25
From: Johnny
Subject: Re: Sweet! I found a Capresso Aroma Classic yesterday!

"Chris Staley" <rcs914@yahoo.com > wrote in message
news:deidn258pkq5s7cmmhipr9l7vk94sn8flm@4ax.com...
> So I've read about these for years, and seen pictures, but I'd never
> actually seen one in person till yesterday. I was doing my usual
> rounds of thrift shopping when I happened to spy that unmistakeable
> chrome arch. It had all the parts and pieces, and was ked $14.99.
> It was truly my lucky day as its tag color was half price that day!
> So, $8.11 later, I walked out the door with this rare and supposedly
> great coffee maker!
>
> I cleaned it up last night at work, and brewed a pot. Wow.... It
> really is good, besting what I've been drinking out of my Chemex for
> the past several months. It may be really tall, but this is one heck
> of a great drip machine.
>

Great buy Chris.

Is this the one?
http://www.coffeemall.com/coffee_accessories.html
> Chris