Thanks Bret. I looked it up and researched the units. Upper Management (wife) is now complaining about all of the equipment I have. Nevertheless, I'll eventually get one of these units. Ij the meantime and talking about "never stop learning", I experimented with a new twist to the Bodum. Give this a try and please let me know what you think.:::: I have an electric kettle that heats the water precisely for the Bodum (less than 100C). I pour hot tap water in the Bodum and then apply a T towel around it to preserve heat. I pour in the coffee and then I pour the water in to only 1/4 of the Bodum depth and then stir to soak. I put the plunger just at the top to keep the heat in and time for 4 minutes. After 4 minutes, I pour in the remaining heated water, put the plunger just at the top and time for another 3.5 - 4 minutes. I then slowly plunge. I'm getting a very nice coffee from this but as I'm not a seasoned nor knowledgeable "taster", I need someone else to perform this and get their findings on the taste.
Fabulous news Sir! Funny thing this hobby eh… we never stop learning. Now, onto your next assignment:
I have a Bodum maker myself which I purchased for about $60 on special from memory. There usually around 100 soo keep a lookout for specials. That said, it’s not a brilliant unit. Do some web-research and have a look. For the home-roaster it’s a very revealing method.