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    How come my coffee has no aroma?? Please help.

    I am using filtered (not bottled) water in a Technivorm Moccamaster (thermal carafe). I use Intelligentsia, Boyds, Peets, SBs sometimes, Green Mountain..etc. I always grind fresh in a Maestro Solis Plus, varying the grind to try to improve the flavor. It seems the coarser the grind the better the flavor, but no matter what I do, my coffee never fills the house with that great coffee aroma. Even my wife asked why our coffee never smells good like our old percolator or cheap drip machine. I use paper filters (non bleached) and rinse them before use. I've tried longer extraction times also. Very frustrated, as part of the great part of coffee (and even more so with wine) is that wonderful aroma you get to experience.

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    My guess is that your old percolator was boiling away the aroma from your drink into the air, thus creating the scent in your house. There are only so many aromatics to go around; I suggest that you keep them in your cup for a better beverage.

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    I should probably clarify that the coffee really lacks flavor as well. Something is amiss. I've had coffee at restaurants (French Press) that was awesome, but this doesn't even come close.

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    have you checked your temp of water you are brewing with? Try using a press at home....personally that's what I use at home and it is very inexpensive!!
    "Wine is for aging, not coffee."
    Ken Hutchinson, Starsky and Hutch

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    I don't want to buy a French press. Call me stubborn, but for the cost of this machine it should make killer coffee. It brews at around 202 degrees as measured by my thermometer, give or take a degree and where I place it. Will a gold filter make a difference?

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    I personally do not like the gold filters...cleaning wise you might as well use a french press...
    "Wine is for aging, not coffee."
    Ken Hutchinson, Starsky and Hutch

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    Not sure about aroma but here is a detailed review by Mark P at coffeegeek. http://www.coffeegeek.com/proreviews/qu ... rm/details It looks like a very interesting brewer.

    When is the last time the Burrs on your grinder have been replaced? Is the carafe air tight? If so this could be keeping the aroma in.

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    Hey BT...thanks for the link...I actually have one of those breweres(somewhere in this madness I call my office) I will try and dig it out and try brewing on it next week...will post if I lose aroma...I do not believe that it is an airtight carafe. Your house should fill up with coffee aroma when you grind your coffee...how are you storing your beans? How long do you store your coffee. You said the more coarse you grind your coffee the better the taste...how coarse are you talking...as coarse as if you where grinding for you perculator?
    "Wine is for aging, not coffee."
    Ken Hutchinson, Starsky and Hutch

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    no aroma and lack flavor? If the temp is right, you can check a few more things, 1) roasting date of the coffee, 2)your brewing time, 3) How much coffee are you putting in? I just visited a place that has the Technivorm glass carafe brewers, the coffee brewed from those brewers were amazing.
    You want cream and sugar?
    NO COFFEE FOR YOU! NEXT!

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    how did you come out?? Have you gotten the aroma you are looking for?
    "Wine is for aging, not coffee."
    Ken Hutchinson, Starsky and Hutch

 

 
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