S-U-N-N-Y? What does that mean? We are now finally experiencing increasing daylength, but its still dark from 4 PM until 9 AM. And in Juneau, its usually cloudy as well as dark. Its like living in a dream. I wonder why I drink so much espresso in the winter?
Yes, this Caravel is the same that mogo imported a while ago:
It is due to his generosity that I'm able to enjoy it. And, as I said, its amazing. I do have a plug converter, so I'll try it on 110 next week. So far the pour-over method is working fine.
The dispersion screen on this one does seem to be attached, but this is no problem since the entire piston assembly is easily removed, and the cylinder can be cleaned from the inside (someone posted a phot of this in an earlier thread, and I need to find the link and post it).
The screen barely sticks out from the "group" (its steel, not brass, wiht no heat sink properties needed). This means the basket requires VERY little headspace, so I can cram it very full, which, contrary to the "downdosing" fans, is my wont. As KS noted in the Smackdown thread, the Ponte Vecchio is also very forgiving of overdosing.
And even in 1960 someone figured out a way to keep the basket in the PF, as mogo notes. Very handy for cleaning, but I still prefer to dose with the basket off the PF, probably because it works best with the hand-grinder.
I'm having so much fun with the Caravel that I'm re-discovering the single basket on the Ponte Vecchio- just pulled two solos
on the PV, the first of which was just ok, but the second was...well...a perfect compliment to the winter sun that is shining very low on the miday horizon here in Juneau...
THANKS AGAIN GREG!