Posted Wed Oct 3, 2012, 7:00am Subject: Re: The ULTIMATE coffee machine? or just a gimick?
Unless there's only one recipe for fried rice, one (and only one) temperature to cook steak. One "perfect" vehicle for everyone. The "perfect" floorplan layout for any house.
Of course, there's only ONE perfect brew ratio and ONE perfect brewing method, and ONE perfect brewing temperature (sorry all you hi-altitude brewers - you're out of luck!, unless you brew in a pressure chamber).
Besides, the lack of technical information on their site (for all their expertise) is appalling. It does look like (who knows - no principles of operation, you have to look up the patent) it uses immersion brewing, which can make a great cup of coffee but is somewhat wasteful due to the need to bump the dose to achieve similar strength at same extraction vs. percolation.
I do like the re-purposing of a portafilter - that's a kool feature. It's one heckofan expensive AeroPress - but it IS what I asked for (a glass version of the AeroPress with metal filter).
Here's an interesting fact: the word "gullible" is actually NOT in the dictionary! Really!
------------------------------------------ ----------------------------------------- Le café doit être noir comme le diable, chaud comme l'enfer, pur comme un ange, et doux comme l'amour.
"There is no right answer with coffee. There is only the elixir in your cup at the moment you partake."
"...I often say that when you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind;..." - Lord Kelvin RECIPES thread => http://www.coffeegeek.com/forums/coffee/machines/585708
You know those people that want to tell you how to raise your kids but have none of their own? That is how i feel when someone with a kitchen appliance tells me how the merits or dis-merits of my machine or how to use it.
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