want to hear more!
I bought a P70 after seeing it at Portola in Costa Mesa and I love the coffee it makes but it has a tendency to spill if it's not perfectly level so I bought a C70 hoping it would be the same but less spill prone, I was wrong.
The C70 does not nearly flow as well as the P70, making 450g coffee takes like 3:30 on the p70, it took like 6:30 on the same grind for the C70. Additionally it heat sinks the brew quite a lot at significantly dropped brew temp, which I can probably fix by altering my prewarming procedure. I think I can find a use for it still, but I definitely feel a bit duped.
I haven't really explored much pour over other than the typical v60 and chemex for larger batches. The p70 looks interesting. Dunno the deal with kalita and stuff vs any of these...
I got the Kalita as well, I find they all work differently enough to let me justify having them all and let me take coarser adjustment steps if you will by choosing a different brewer.
Oh damn, I’m still just using a lowly V60 but that P70 thing looks nutballs. Is there an appreciable benefit to using a different brewer like this?
It's different more than "better". It does produce a fuller body cup but not as much as a Wave. It has less acid control than the v60 but also more than the Wave. I still love the v60 since it has great ability to extract nuanced flavors.
How thick is the filter compared to a V60 or a Chemex? I think my heart will always belong to the V60 though.
@Vansen thicker than v60, but not by much. It lets more oils through and is nearly as high flow as the v60. As a diehard v60 fan, the p70 is worth trying, the skills transfer.
I’m using an aeropress. Am I just a dumb heathen? Am I missing out on bliss?
@skem carry on. If I didn't have to make two cups at a time, I'd probably still be using the aeropress. They're ultimately all nice in different ways.
I love the aeropress. It really depends on the coffee and convenience. I can prep an aeropress in the time it takes my kettle to heat about 300 ml.
The reality is I primarily drink tea (I know...bring on the ridicule!) I import leaves one cubic foot at a time through an American who lives in China and visits small plantations w/>100 yr old trees. The brewing process is similarly involved as pour over. Even water mineral content makes a huge difference. Coffee is only an occasional thing for me. Probably says something about my audio preferences, too. ;-)
I love tea too, but man there are so many different ways to make it. I've always been a high water to tea ratio, long infuse kind of guy but recently a friend of mine got me into the concentrated short infuse method which I still haven't quite mastered.
Are you using the Wave in stainless steel? I've been considering getting into pour overs, and the Wave sounds fairly easy to start with.
Yeah I have a stainless 185 Wave. Wave is probably the easiest to learn on (excluding Chemex with stock filters). It's the most forgiving and the lines are helpful as level references when you're first learning.
I agree that the wave is a great place to start. It’s the pour over method I would use if I opened a shop... it’s more forgiving.
Thanks! I'm surprised the SS is preferred over the ceramic. Seems the heat retention of ceramic (or glass) would be a benefit.
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