Cory Filter Rods
A while back I gave up on my Yama because I was getting inconsistent and unsatisfactory results. I heard that a Cory filter rod might help so got a hold of one. So far, I have made one trial pot with the Cory rod so it is impossible to say if the results are consistent or not!
I did notice three things:
- The same amount/grind of coffee beans I use for my Technivorm Moccamaster resulted in fairly week brew in the Yama. This I can adjust for. The next two, I don't know ...
- The resulting coffee was, as I feared it would be, very foggy looking, meaning the filter wasn't as effective as the paper filter in the drip machine nor as the cloth filter I have used in the past in the Yama.
- The brew had a "funny" (stale?) taste -- perhaps I didn't get the water hot enough or perhaps the aeration from the "gurgling" (see below) messed things up. I know oxygen/air is the enemy of coffee. This is similar to the unsatisfactory results I was getting before and, without much conviction, blamed on the cloth filter.
My brewing technique is:
- Bring the water to a near-boil in the bottom pot.
- Turn the heat to low.
- Insert the assembled and filled top section.
- Let the water all rise (takes maybe 30 seconds).
- Let the brew "gurgle" for a minute. This is per the instructions that came with the Yama.
- Remove from the heat.
- It sits off the heat for a minute or so before the brew starts to suck down to the bottom which takes another minute or so.
- Pour and serve. :)
My trial run was with the same coffee I used this AM. It was brewed and delivered to me Tuesday and fresh ground when I made the coffee. I use fairly course grind marked for drip on the grinder.
Last edited by Bertilak; 11-20-2009 at 01:49 PM.
Somebody's nuts. I don't know whether it's me or them, but somebody is definitely nuts. I just wished I knew, so I'd know, you know?