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Response to GoneOffShore (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2014, 01:52 PM

27. I use an electric kettle, but I don't boil the water

I stop the kettle prior to the boiling point for both coffee and tea. Boiling removes aeration from the water which aids in extraction. The sweet spot for coffee is between 195-205F and for tea it's somewhat lower depending on what type of tea you are making.

I use my electric kettle at least once per day and often several times per day for things other than coffee and tea. My current one is a Breville which has lasted longer than any I've had previously. When it gives up I'm going to get this one which allows you to set a predefined shutoff temperature:

http://www.sweetmarias.com/sweetmarias/miscellaneous/kettles/bonavita-electric-pour-over-kettle.html

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