Jul 2, 2013|
Question
We just replaced a 20-plus year old Bunn drip coffee maker.  We replaced it with a VPR-VPS coffee maker, pour-over style with 2 warmers.  The dispenser (carafes) are 12-cup capacity.  If we make a smaller batch (i.e. 6 cups) will this cause a problem with the next full batch?  Our old maker would sometimes either overflow or short the next full batch.
Thanks
PCK in Washington

Answer
 
The syphon system will work fine with a 32 ounce (half-batch) brew. I would not suggest less than that.  You biggest issue will be the short contact time with the reduced volume.  If you are grinding your coffee, you may try a slightly finer grind when brewing the half-bath or  a little more than half of the full weight.

Happy Brewing,
Dr. Brew

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