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  • Larry Hollenberg
    Sep 6 8:48 AM

      Your like me, I used to enjoy the Eight O Clock columbian bean and consumers guide rated it the best coffee a few years back.  But now they said it taste like cardboard!  They replaced it with another reasonable priced coffee, I think it might have been a walmart house brand? I would check out  Consumers Guide and see if they have ratings up on the net. It was a yahoo article when I first saw the new recommendation about 2 or 3 months ago If I recall correctly.   

      I know some will shutter as well, but I have found that various kinds of coffees seem to produce almost wildly different effects depending on the method used. That Chock full O Nuts coffee I tired years back with my vacuum pots and the first couple tries were very good. But somehow I just couldn't keep the repetition of the results and gave up on it.  Now that I am currently studying the mid century electric perks in some depth, I find that the same coffee makes a very good cup of coffee consistently if the pot is working well and does not over cooking which many will do.  A paper filter basket I have found with a small round hole cut in the center and the edges of the basket lowered a bit and damped first, will produce a nice clean cup that stays tasty to  the bottom where as in my findings the grounds will often go though the metal basket and make the last few cups become harsh tasting.  Now if I grind it with the store grinder to the perk setting
      then usually little will come though and the pot won't flood which is common with a narrow type basket.   I know it might also seem odd, but the wider perk basket while using a bit more coffee grounds seems to somehow make a better tasting coffee than a narrow one that holds the water and lets the grounds float up to the top and end up on the lower side of the top water filter piece.  The same coffee when used in my Melita drip was really awful. I don't know what causes the variation within the same grounds but its my experience that a coffee that seems poor made by another method can often be quite good, as well as the variation in grind size effecting various methods.  

      At any rate, collecting and enjoying various coffees and methods is what makes it all interesting to me.. 


      From: Kyle <hoodoorocket@...>
      To: vacuumcoffeepotcollector@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 10:33 AM
      Subject: Coffee Grinder - was Re: [vacpot] Re: remove melted rubber

      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.


      --- In vacuumcoffeepotcollector@yahoogroups.com, Larry Hollenberg <larryhollenb@...> wrote:
      > Brian,
      > 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. 
      > Larry
      > ________________________________
      > 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
      > > --- In vacuumcoffeepotcollector@yahoogroups.com, "Kyle" <hoodoorocket@>
      > > wrote:
      > [Snip]
      > >> 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.
      > 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.
      > 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.
      > 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.
      > Brian
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