3481Re: [vacpot] Re: Kory Dru
- Apr 16 6:11 PMHey lobsterboy,
You read that right. Very low interest; I only first heard about this method of brewing from this group, which I stumbled upon trying to identify a vintage carafe I had found. This is the only group that came close to having the info I was looking for, and the interesting "coffee talk" got me hooked. I am mildly curious to taste vacuum brewed coffee, but not curious enough to spend any of my (coveted vintage) Tupperware money on shipping.
As for ebay, I must admit I just don't get it. It seems to work well, but again, very low interest. I will be at the thrift store anyway, so if I find something, I have obtained it with free shipping. If I don't find something, I didn't need it. Apparently this is very odd, and yet I feel so normal. But I do want to take a look at ebay, just for fun, and appreciate your research into filter purchase history. I didn't know there was such a thing. This is my first ever computer, and I've only had it for about six months. (I'm going kicking and screaming into the twentieth century).
If you lived close to me, I would buy you this glass combo for your collection, or to use for spare parts. Does anyone every break any of these things? I'm so sure I would. Also impressed with your research into coffee science. Who knew? Sounds interesting, but you lost me with the roasting of the beans. I do my own cooking, or at least food prep in the case of a lot of salads, and already have so many dishes to do. I don't want to add another procedure to my culinary efforts.
From: lobsterboy582000 <artzad@...>
Sent: Monday, April 16, 2012 6:55 PM
Subject: [vacpot] Re: Kory Dru
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Christine Hartmann" <opinicize@...> wrote:
> P.S.: I'm sure there's something, or will be something, for sale on e-bay, but I don't want to go that route. It rankles me that people are picking up things they can't identify at garage sales, then taking a picture and charging an astronomical amount for the item. On top of that, I have seen a lot of $10.00 shipping charges for items that weigh a few ounces. For example, I collect vintage Tupperware, just for fun. The pieces I find for $.79 are selling for $30.00 - $40.00 plus $10.00 shipping.
The Kory Dru is not a coveted last piece to a collection I'm obsessed with completing, so I don't want to go to extraordinary lengths to buy a filter. I'm not interested in a $2.00 coffee maker with a $15.00 filter. Just sayin'. But if there is another way to do this, I wouldn't mind giving it a try.
I don't get rankled by unduly high opening bids on ebay items, I would already have some idea of the relative value of the item and I wouldn't bid, basic buyer beware. Those sellers are wasting their own time, imo.
I do a little buying and selling vintage too (including tupperware), I always offer shipping options, pack economically and charge only actual shipping cost. Again, when bidding on ebay, I consider shipping options as part of total cost.
Anyway, about the coffeemaker. A look at ebay purchase history shows a constant stream of Cory rods going by, some inexplicably get bid up, others go for $.99 (plus shipping). So, no extraordinary lengths or expense necessary to get the appropriate filter, just patience. Heck, you might find one at a thrift store.
However, I will suggest that your unwillingness to commit $17 to vacuum-brewed coffee tells me your interest is too low, why bother?
I discovered vacuum brewing years ago when I was researching coffee science. For me, it's the best extraction method (next to espresso, which is a different thing).
Now I roast and hand grind my own coffee beans three times a week, and brew in one of 30 or so vintage vacpots I have. Even though I have an absurd number of them, if I saw your $2 Cory in a thrift store, I would have bought that too, lol.
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