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stepless macap and french press

Postby bogner » Sun Nov 26, 2006 2:47 pm

been using my Macap MC4 for nothing else but espresso - but now comes a time when I may have to grind for french press .. which setting do you use outthere on your stepless Macap? when grinding for espresso I have a setting where the "7" is more or less located at the exit chute .. what number do you have there when grinding for french press?
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Postby leecb » Sun Nov 26, 2006 3:09 pm

What has happened to the Vivi???
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Postby CakeBoy » Sun Nov 26, 2006 6:57 pm

It might be a case of trial and error Bogner. Our Macap is stepped so it would be fairly easy to work out the right point for FP, but we use a Solis 166 for brewed coffee. As I am sure you will anyway, I would mark the collar for your espresso position before experimenting and then go two thirds to three quarters of the way out on the collar and start experimenting from there.
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Postby bogner » Mon Nov 27, 2006 6:58 am

hehe nothing wrong with Vivi - no worries .. it's just that sometimes it's a bit faster to make a presspot of coffee - like for Irish coffee or something like that ..

I guess it's also just a matter of me being a bit lazy - I usually use my Zass when grinding for press, but I would just like to test out if the Macap makes a better press grind - and not waste too many beans testing it :)
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Postby scook94 » Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:13 am

If you had an Aeropress you could make a similar style cup (as FP) and still be grinding at the same fineness you do for espresso... ;) Just a thought...
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Postby bogner » Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:06 am

I'm also tempted by an aeropress .. but how many coffeemakers does one man need?? :D
btw did you find a solution to the steam tips?
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Postby scook94 » Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:27 am

Well I have lots, but can honestly say that since I got the Aeropress it's the only coffee maker I use if I'm not making an espresso based drink.

I'm on holiday this week so hopefully I'll be able to find the time to find a solution to the steam tips. I'll let you know! :)
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Postby bogner » Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:59 am

please do :)

damn it - I might as well get that aeropress then - I actually sometimes miss a regular cup of coffee, americanos just don't do 'it' for me .. this is the most expensive forum ever!!
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Postby bruceb » Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:06 am

bogner wrote:please do :) .. this is the most expensive forum ever!!


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Postby CakeBoy » Mon Nov 27, 2006 3:58 pm

bogner wrote:I'm also tempted by an aeropress .. but how many coffeemakers does one man need?? :D


How many are there :wink: :P
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