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Date: 27 Dec 2006 18:44:02
From: shareyourknowledge@hotmail.com
Subject: What grind should i select for a Bodum vacuum pot?
I bought my son a Bodum vacuum coffee pot for X-mas. His birthday is
next week and i want to send him some Peete's coffee. I don't know
which grind to select from Peete's options. They have percolator, press
pot, and drip. Which grind would be best for his coffee maker? Happy
New Year to all!





 
Date: 28 Dec 2006 20:25:45
From: bardogg
Subject: Re: What grind should i select for a Bodum vacuum pot?
You should definitely get a grinder because you lose much (maybe all?)
of the flavor advantages of the vac if you use pre-ground coffee. That
said, I'll take a dissenting view on the need for an expensive grinder
with the bodum. I've used one nearly every day for over 5 years and
had great results with cheap burr grinders (you definitely need a burr,
not a whirly blade). The bodum disk filter is fairly forgiving. I
currently use a cuisinart grinder for the vac, which can be had for
around $30-40, set at 2 notches finer than what they call "medium."

Also the bodum takes some practice to get just right. Preheat the
water; start on med-high to high until the water starts to come up at a
good clip and then ratchet down to low (I usually give a good stir once
the water is 1/2 up). And you'll need a wire screen if your operating
it on electric to minimize the risk of cracking. Sweet ias has some
decent instructions at this link:
http://www.sweetias.com/santosinstructions.html

All that said, if you want to buy some pre-ground for now, pick the
"drip" setting at Peets.

shareyourknowledge@hotmail.com wrote:
> I agree with you,but i don't think my son is a serious enough coffee
> drinker to fork out $90.00 for a burr grinder. I will pass on the
> advice though. Thanks for your reply.



 
Date: 28 Dec 2006 16:25:56
From: shareyourknowledge@hotmail.com
Subject: Re: What grind should i select for a Bodum vacuum pot?
I agree with you,but i don't think my son is a serious enough coffee
drinker to fork out $90.00 for a burr grinder. I will pass on the
advice though. Thanks for your reply.
Don C. wrote:
> I was hesitant to say this but since Roque started it I will have to
> agree that the by far, bestest gift for a coffee enthusiast to take his
> or her enjoyment to the next level is a decent quality burr grinder.
>
> The catch is that it has to be a decent one. Capresso Infinity or Solis
> Maestro minimum. (Around $90) Any cheaper and the quality of grind
> will fall off rapidly. Vacuum pots are sensitive to grind quality and
> can clog up easily if there are too many fine granules present (such as
> results from a blade grinder or cheap burr grinder.)
>
>
>
> On Dec 27, 9:44 pm, "shareyourknowle...@hotmail.com"
> <shareyourknowle...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> > I bought my son a Bodum vacuum coffee pot for X-mas. His birthday is
> > next week and i want to send him some Peete's coffee. I don't know
> > which grind to select from Peete's options. They have percolator, press
> > pot, and drip. Which grind would be best for his coffee maker? Happy
> > New Year to all!



 
Date: 28 Dec 2006 13:44:08
From: Don C.
Subject: Re: What grind should i select for a Bodum vacuum pot?
I was hesitant to say this but since Roque started it I will have to
agree that the by far, bestest gift for a coffee enthusiast to take his
or her enjoyment to the next level is a decent quality burr grinder.

The catch is that it has to be a decent one. Capresso Infinity or Solis
Maestro minimum. (Around $90) Any cheaper and the quality of grind
will fall off rapidly. Vacuum pots are sensitive to grind quality and
can clog up easily if there are too many fine granules present (such as
results from a blade grinder or cheap burr grinder.)



On Dec 27, 9:44 pm, "shareyourknowle...@hotmail.com"
<shareyourknowle...@hotmail.com > wrote:
> I bought my son a Bodum vacuum coffee pot for X-mas. His birthday is
> next week and i want to send him some Peete's coffee. I don't know
> which grind to select from Peete's options. They have percolator, press
> pot, and drip. Which grind would be best for his coffee maker? Happy
> New Year to all!



 
Date: 28 Dec 2006 09:06:15
From:
Subject: Re: What grind should i select for a Bodum vacuum pot?
On 27 Dec 2006 18:44:02 -0800, "shareyourknowledge@hotmail.com"
<shareyourknowledge@hotmail.com > wrote:

>I bought my son a Bodum vacuum coffee pot for X-mas. His birthday is
>next week and i want to send him some Peete's coffee. I don't know
>which grind to select from Peete's options. They have percolator, press
>pot, and drip. Which grind would be best for his coffee maker? Happy
>New Year to all!


Press pot or drip.

Better to buy him a grinder to go with his new vac pot.






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