Cupping Kettles!

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Cupping Kettles!

Postby Shane on Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:07 pm

Im looking to improve our cupping lab via some solid kettles. Ive heard that certain kettles are particularly excellent for cuppings. Anyone out there have any feedback?

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Re: Cupping Kettles!

Postby Alistair Durie on Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:56 pm

What we use right now is a large stainless steel kettle (6 liters) on a stove. You can use a small portable induction or electric range with these. We can pour about 16 cupping glasses with one of these and they pour wonderfully.

You can probably find them at Ming Wo in Victoria, they are imported by Danesco.
or here: http://www.kitchenniche.ca/kettle-stain ... rrency=USD

The little Ikea Fantast probe/timers work great as beepers - the unit will beep when it reaches your set temp. For $10 its pretty brilliant. http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/80100406

We turn off our water at 200 and then bring it back up to 205 when we're ready to pour.
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Re: Cupping Kettles!

Postby Oliver on Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:18 pm

I've been a huge fan of the Simplex Kettles.
They make a gas or electric top versions. I've had gas ones for over ten years it's as solid as the day I bought it.

It is also crazy fast to bring water up to a boil.
Pricey though.
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Re: Cupping Kettles!

Postby sweetmarias on Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:46 pm

Uh, I really am not trying to post an ad here - I wouldn't do that - but ...

If you want an electric kettle i am using the Pino now and really like it. I bet the Ibis pours slightly better, and is slender, but the programmable Pino holds my water at temperature until I am ready for it. You don't want to hold water at temp too long, but then again I am never exactly ready for my water when it is ready for me. So the Pino has solved that issue. You set a target temperature and it cycles between that and boiling automatically. 8-10 cup capacity in terms of cupping.

Just FYI
let's cup through this ... together.
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Re: Cupping Kettles!

Postby Jason Haeger on Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:24 am

Thanks for mentioning the Pino.

I've been looking for a new kettle recently, but haven't really been very happy with the options out there. I love the flexibility.
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Re: Cupping Kettles!

Postby Lindsay Parker on Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:22 am

I am also a fan of the Pino kettles. I can set it, go to my desk and listen for the beeping (beeps when at the set temp) to indicate when it is ready to start cupping.
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Re: Cupping Kettles!

Postby Shane on Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:44 pm

Thanks for the pino info. Lindsay do you know where I can get one in Van?
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Re: Cupping Kettles!

Postby Lindsay Parker on Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:01 am

I haven't seen them in any stores around town, but haven't really looked either.

We carry them online (not in the cafe though), but not sure if that is helpful.
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Re: Cupping Kettles!

Postby Poul Mark on Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:30 pm

The Breville Advanced Kettle is great too, as it holds temperature for 20 minutes. We like this kettle, pours a little wonky when really full, but apart from that, works awesome.
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Re: Cupping Kettles!

Postby amber fox on Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:31 am

The pino kettle is incredible... Good for tea too ;)
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Re: Cupping Kettles!

Postby tedstachura on Mon May 10, 2010 4:00 pm

My old Bodum kettles are slowly biting the dust after many years of reliable use.

Pino sounds good. How long have Pino fans been using their kettles... months, years? Want to get a sense of longevity before I buy four kettles.

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