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Cory Vacuum Brewers - Glenn Kelly's Review
Posted: January 16, 2008, 4:19pm
review rating: 7.0
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Cory Vacuum Coffee Brewers
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Arrow The Cory Vacuum Brewers has 18 Reviews
Arrow The Cory Vacuum Brewers has been rated 7.78 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since November 30, 2001.
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
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Tony Reynolds 9.00
Jim Pellegrini 9.00
Zach Johnson 8.50
Steve Watkins 8.50
Bob Logan 8.42

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 7.2
Product Reviewed: DRU/L 3
Manufacturer: Cory Quality: 8
Average Price: Varies Usability: 5
Price Paid: $30.00 Cost vs. Value 8
Where Bought: E-BAY Aesthetics 8
Owned for: 3 months Overall 7
Writer's Expertise: I love coffee Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: Yama Vac Pot
Bottom Line: Makes great coffee when it doesn't stall out.
Positive Product Points

High quality construction that has lasted 70+ years so far. Makes a great cup of coffee when it doesn't stall. Very cool way to get full extraction with all of the oils and flavors. Brewing temperature is consistently between 198 and 202 degrees F.

Negative Product Points

Very particular about the grind; must use coarse grind with glass rod filter. I also have the Fast-Flo cloth filter which works much better and doesn't stall the vacuum process.

Detailed Commentary

I purchased the Cory Vac Pot based on several reviews I had seen on several websites and found it very interesting. It's a great piece of history and still makes a great cup of coffee when it works properly. The problem I have had even with coarse grounds, is that the vacuum process stalls due to the glass rod filter becoming clogged. I also have the Fast-Flo filter which is a cloth filter that is held down by a ceramic weight. This works much better as it does not clog up and I'm able to keep the brewing time to 4 minutes.

I also have a new Yama Vac Pot which uses a cloth filter that is held in place by a disk which is secured to the upper pot by a spring that attaches to the bottom of the tube. I like this one too and both have their pros and cons.

The Cory has a wider mouth on the lower pot which makes it easier to clean. I can barely get 2 fingers in the Yama. The Yama has a more sturdy handle that feels much more comfortable when holding. The Yama is new while the Cory is a piece of real American history.

Buying Experience

I bought the Cory off of E-Bay. No problems were experienced and the price was $30.00 including shipping.

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