Does Anybody Hear a Difference Between Ground Coffee and Instant?

Ron Resnick

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The coffee table question got me thinking. What about the coffee on the table? (Well, in the coffee mug on the table.)

Might ground coffee resonate to the music differently than instant coffee?

Is one type of coffee better for certain kinds of music than the other type of coffee?

Do you think the ground coffee, because the coffee grounds are less uniform, might be better at diffusion than absorption?

Should the coffee mug be placed on an isolation platform?
 

RogerD

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#2
The coffee table question got me thinking. What about the coffee on the table? (Well, in the coffee mug on the table.)

Might ground coffee resonate to the music differently than instant coffee?

Is one type of coffee better for certain kinds of music than the other type of coffee?

Do you think the ground coffee, because the coffee grounds are less uniform, might be better at diffusion than absorption?

Should the coffee mug be placed on an isolation platform?
I need to star ground my coffee grinder,it is really noisy.:D
 

jackelsson

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#6
If the coffee has been treated with a proper grounding, umm, grinding device the negative side effects should be minimal...
 
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So I am new to this forum and am an avid coffee drinker. Having recently returned from a family vacation in Italy, and given my own personal experience with hand crafting espresso beverages in my home, I feel like I am qualified to express an “expert” opinion on this topic... :).

Instant coffee is a bad idea. It will put you in a bad mood prior to sitting down and enjoying a relaxing music experience. A properly crafted and slightly well bodied coffee fits the bill. Tasting the different “notes” within good quality coffee beans can enhance your critical listening experience. Placing the coffee on one of the newer hot plate devices that keeps the beverages nice and hot will also enhance your listening experience. Depending on decibel level and bass response in your room you would want to be careful not to overfill your mug to avoid accidents and seepage down the sides. This is when an isolation platform may actually have some benefit! Will have to try that out. Maybe an HRS nimbus assembly as a coaster! (LOL).

Looking forward to corresponding with you all... Cheers!

-Deva
 

Ron Resnick

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#9
Welcome to WBF!
 

cjfrbw

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#11
My rotgut caffeine vehicle doesn't come alive with less than 400 watts class A.
 
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#12
So I am new to this forum and am an avid coffee drinker. Having recently returned from a family vacation in Italy, and given my own personal experience with hand crafting espresso beverages in my home, I feel like I am qualified to express an “expert” opinion on this topic... :).

Instant coffee is a bad idea. It will put you in a bad mood prior to sitting down and enjoying a relaxing music experience. A properly crafted and slightly well bodied coffee fits the bill. Tasting the different “notes” within good quality coffee beans can enhance your critical listening experience. Placing the coffee on one of the newer hot plate devices that keeps the beverages nice and hot will also enhance your listening experience. Depending on decibel level and bass response in your room you would want to be careful not to overfill your mug to avoid accidents and seepage down the sides. This is when an isolation platform may actually have some benefit! Will have to try that out. Maybe an HRS nimbus assembly as a coaster! (LOL).

Looking forward to corresponding with you all... Cheers!

-Deva
Great first post Deva. :cool:
 

Tango

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#13
So I am new to this forum and am an avid coffee drinker. Having recently returned from a family vacation in Italy, and given my own personal experience with hand crafting espresso beverages in my home, I feel like I am qualified to express an “expert” opinion on this topic... :).

Instant coffee is a bad idea. It will put you in a bad mood prior to sitting down and enjoying a relaxing music experience. A properly crafted and slightly well bodied coffee fits the bill. Tasting the different “notes” within good quality coffee beans can enhance your critical listening experience. Placing the coffee on one of the newer hot plate devices that keeps the beverages nice and hot will also enhance your listening experience. Depending on decibel level and bass response in your room you would want to be careful not to overfill your mug to avoid accidents and seepage down the sides. This is when an isolation platform may actually have some benefit! Will have to try that out. Maybe an HRS nimbus assembly as a coaster! (LOL).

Looking forward to corresponding with you all... Cheers!

-Deva
Dear Sir,

If you were to replace your Stage III with the Siltech Tripple Crown from wall to the coffee machine and also ground the coffee grinder with Tripoint, your sipping/listening experience will highly be elevated.

Kind regards,
Tang
 

GMKF

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#14
Dear Sir,

If you were to replace your Stage III with the Siltech Tripple Crown from wall to the coffee machine and also ground the coffee grinder with Tripoint, your sipping/listening experience will highly be elevated.

Kind regards,
Tang
I recommend custom roasted coffee, to fit your taste. I have 4 different coffee beans. If you want to tweek it a bit use mineral water.
 
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#15
Dear Sir,

If you were to replace your Stage III with the Siltech Tripple Crown from wall to the coffee machine and also ground the coffee grinder with Tripoint, your sipping/listening experience will highly be elevated.

Kind regards,
Tang
We should not forget about the absolute need for balanced power - lower leakage current is a must in a grinder.
 

Hi-FiGuy

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Coffee with Bourbon in it extends the sound stage far beyond the rooms boundaries, the veil never existed, and the resolution is beyond comprehension!
 

cjfrbw

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#17
You'll need balanced cables to keep your coffee grounds lifted?
 

Gregadd

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Political in nature, off topic
 

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