dustin360 wrote:The ceramic filter makes as clean of a cup as you can get, zero sediment on a full 325 grams coffee to 4000 grams water. Ive never used the steal mesh before. These things are the hidden secrete of the coffee world. They make absolutely mind blowing cups of coffee(assuming your putting a mind blowing coffee in the contraption). We are currently using the Ethiopian Kochere from shub, and its the best iced coffee ive ever had in my life.
bigbad wrote: The Yama version has some unnecessary features, like the spiral thing.
chang00 wrote:As I mentioned in another thread, Tiamo makes a home version that does not occupy too much space. Orphanespresso now carries it. I have seen it at the Tiamo retail store in Taiwan and it is quite sturdily made and elegant. Orphanespresso's picture showed the blue protective film on the stainless steel, which is to be peeled off by the end user.
bigbad wrote:No doubt.
I've been researching this method for a while, since I had the best iced coffee from one at Coffee Fest Chicago. Coincidentally, the coffee was Ethiopia Kochere but from Kuma. I know the word "bomb" is used a little loosely these days, but if this wasn't a black currant/plum bomb... it also had a very distinct winey profile to it that was very pleasing.
I'm gonna have to experiment with grind size, but I tend to go finer than most, so I'm pretty sure I won't get a perfectly clean cup. We'll see.
Thanks, gonna go ahead and pull the trigger on the Yama.
PS: What are your brewing parameters for this method?
bigbad wrote:I love that it's a 5-cup model, but I wish there was more info on it. All the sites that feature it, keep specs to a minimum, and there also aren't many pics of it.
The Hario Cold Dripper and Yama Cold Brew Tower have videos available on the internet.
Also, it says on Orphan that it comes with cloth filters, which I hate. If I am to take this route, I guess I can improvise and use Yama paper filters? But I don't know if the filter sizes will be interchangeable, or I'll have to cut Yama filters because they're larger? A lot of unknowns, due to the lack of info available on the Tiamo version.
Another thing, is that you can't see the coffee grounds, because the chamber is stainless steel... I like to see the extraction, just to keep an eye on dry pockets and such.
I really like the fact that the Tiamo is more practical in size.
chang00 wrote:In addition to the Hario cold drip tower, Hario also makes a miniature version called "Pota". Google "Hario Pota" should yield several results.
Here is the Tiamo Taiwan website with dimension in centimeters and short youtube video at end of page, in Chinese though. Just use round paper filter. Fiskars and others sell various round paper punches to make own paper filter in different diameters, which can be used in this case, and for siphon, too. The round #3 Tiamo filter measures 56mm, by the way.