Easing up on how tight I have the boiler to the upper part din't change a thing At least thist time I didn't have coffee coming out between the two. This isn't going well ... dammit!! Suggestions on what to look for? Anyone? Bueller?
I gotta tell you that pot of mine is making me crazy. Sometimes it seals fine and we're all good to go and then next it's leaking steam and water from the side. I can't find any ryhme 'nor reason for this at all. I'm not hearing many suggestions either. Dang!!
I think I figured out my pots issue. Trust me on the fact that I have been tighening it down. I thought that maybe I was over tightening it and squeezing the gastket too much rendering it useless, causing a spot where the pressure could leak through.
I was messing around with the gasket and top plate trying to see what the deal might be. Then I noticed that the gasket was so snug against the top plate that it could hardly move. So I moved the plate around a bit thinking I would see a change in where the leak is coming from. Gave it a whirl and no leaky. Me thinks that I had the gasket too tight up against the top plate not allowing the plate to move around a little allowing it to make a better seal ... maybe binding against the basket I was immediately able to get a little extra turn when tightening the pot up.
It's doing pretty well now. Back to a little over a minute brew time on the stovetop. Coffee tastes pretty good too.
All is well in my coffee universe again. I guess it's time to mess it up a little with something new.
I set up to make my coffee this morning ... had the water pre-boiled and spun up the coffee grinder while reading. Started scooping coffee in to the stovetop basket and it I ran out before it was full. What!!! What the heck, I'll just put more beans in. I'm out I'm frig'n out of coffee. I'm dying for some, well ok not dying ... but I really want some. So I make it anyway. It was good. Almost hard to tell any difference from when the basket is full ... it was 2/3 full. Does this mean I should start messing around with the amount of coffee in the basket?
Gosh ... I know I've been remiss, but I haven't even been on my own thread for a while. I know you've all been wondering
So ... which coffee you use *does* make a huge difference. I bought some 49th Paralle Tanzania Hope Peaberry from Java Jamboree in Cochrane last week. And you know, it doesn't do so good in the stovetop. However ... in my coffee press ... well it's excellent. Very very enjoyable. I still have to tweak the portions of coffee a little, but yummy it is.
Oh and Java Jamboree makes a darn good cappuccino. I had to take it to go and even at that they finished it off just so. Damn good cup. I'm going to head back there when I have time to sit and enjoy one at the shop.
Hmmm ... any suggestions on what to say on a review of a coffee shop? What to look for and all that jazz???