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3235Coffee Grinder - was Re: [vacpot] Re: remove melted rubber

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  • Kyle
    Sep 6 8:33 AM
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      Where I am, the in-store grinders are worthless, from abuse or neglect. I always want to bring a big screwdriver along to get in there and re-seat those dull burrs, LOL.

      I was always an unapologetic eight o'clock coffee user, but haven't liked where the company has taken their product over the last several years. I'm talking about the beans as well as the slagging of their classic logo.

      For some reason all the companies with brand recognition feel the need, lately, to destroy professionally designed brand imagine and replace it with unprofessional twaddle. I look at the new logos that are replacing the recognized ones (like eight o'clock, pepsi, etc. etc.) and say uh, you paid money for that? or huh, you thrashed your Raymond Loewy design for this preschool scribble with matching microsoft font?

      Chock full of nuts is a pretty good bean, and still has their original logo and color scheme, last I looked. I'm slowly but surely trying all the supermarket offerings to find a replacement for eight o'clock. Lacking a specialty coffee store in the area, the supermarket is better than nothing.

      -Kyle


      --- In vacuumcoffeepotcollector@yahoogroups.com, Larry Hollenberg <larryhollenb@...> wrote:
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      > Brian,
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      > I have noticed of late that a few companies seem to produce a coffee with less of that very fine grind in them. I have been trying out the Chock full o Nuts coffee from New York. They come in tins still and the grind seems to be somewhat larger than the normal I see.  I have used the grinders at various markets as well and if you set them to the mid or high range of drip often they are coarse enough not to stall. 
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      > Larry
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      > From: Brian Helfrich <bhelfric@...>
      > To: vacuumcoffeepotcollector@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 9:06 AM
      > Subject: Coffee Grinder - was Re: [vacpot] Re: remove melted rubber
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      > > --- In vacuumcoffeepotcollector@yahoogroups.com, "Kyle" <hoodoorocket@>
      > > wrote:
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      > >> Found a NIB cory stovetop with the ground glass seal and glass filter
      > >> rod. I assumed it would be better than the cruder cheaper McKee, but I
      > >> have never been able to coax good coffee from it, now matter how coarse
      > >> or fine I grind.
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      > I have found that using a blade grinder instead of a burr grinder leaves too
      > much powder in the grinds for the Cory glass filter rods and they tend to
      > stall.
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      > Back in the day, the local supermarkets had burr grinders - like the 8
      > O'clock coffee grinders. The pre-ground canned coffee wasn't powdery
      > either. Perhaps as an experiment you could find a store with a burr grinder
      > and try a bag.
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      > I bought an original Hobart grinder off eBay awhile back and have had good
      > results with the Cory glass rods. Folks here have mentioned reconditioned
      > Barista burr grinders are available for ~ $ 69.
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      > Brian
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