SJM wrote:I wonder if the reason I don't notice this is that I use the option of closing off the drip and letting the grounds soak for a bit before opening it up again and letting the coffee flow through to the carafe. I just looked at the spent grounds in the filter and they are all quite uniformly wetted.
The results are excellent using this immersion method.
Perhaps for a true pour through they might not be...
Would you humor me with a brief test with your Technivorm? It's something I've been thinking about the past few days. I regret not trying this when I owned mine.
It's a purely subjective taste evaluation. I'd love to read your thoughts on whether the brew made the way you're describing above is better than, same as or worse than doing the exact same thing, except in the second batch, turn the machine off briefly, for about 45 seconds, after the bed gets wetted.
Here's why I ask:
In our old Brazen threads, everyone seemed deeply impressed by the 1:30 second "pre-wetting" capabilities. In one of our mokka pot threads, we discussed pre-wetting the bed of darker roasted coffees with cold water, which resulted in better cup results. I'm wondering if on a brewer like the MoccaMaster, the same can be replicated by simply turning the machine off after the bed is saturated? Since it's rather analogue, the only way to extend this "pre-wetting" time is to simply shut it off for a bit.