RE: [vacpot] Re: Filtering
- You are welcome. The interesting thing is that this phenomenon escaped the
gaze of all who wrote about coffee from over 300 years - including me. You
do not see it if you use 10 grams per cup because the water becomes so dark
that the difference is obscured.
Thank you Ian for once again sharing your lifetime of experience and wisdom
--- In email@example.com
<mailto:vacuumcoffeepotcollector%40yahoogroups.com> , "Ian Bersten"
> I would like to share with you a new discovery - or rather one that has
> never been written about.
> Coffee flavour extraction is more or less proportional to surface area.
> This is very important for vac pots because the filtering mechanism
> determines the possible grind size.
> IF YOU TAKE A GRINDER AND GRIND YOUR NORMAL GRIND AND THEN SIEVE IT SO
> THE VERY SMALL PARTICLES ARE not IN THE GRIND AND THENSEPARATELY
> TAKE 2 GRAMS OF COARSE AND 2 GRAMS FINE AND BREW THEM IN A GLASS
> WITH BOILING WATER YOU WILL FIND THAT THE COARSE PARTICLES HARDLY RELEASEof
> ANY COLOUR IN RELATION TO THE FINE.
> What this means is that if your coffee is 60% coarse and 40% fine you will
> get a totally different flavour to one which is 40% coarse and 60% fine
> The whole point of me telling you this is that the design of your vac pot
> has much less to do with the flavour of the coffee than the surface area
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