I just bought a Smart Wave APS and I am having trouble setting it up. Using default settings and
adding 8 heaping teaspoons of coffee to the basket it sometimes over flows and creates a big mess. I like my
coffee strong and I'd like to know the combination that allows for the best brew without overflowing? Also,
I don't know what the difference is between brew time and brew meter. It would be helpful if the manual
explained what these things do :-)
Thank you for your help.
You mention the use of the factory default settings. the
volume of water dispensed
over the ground coffee should be approximately 64 ounces. I used a couple different roast & ground
coffee samples to find out how much (weight) coffee you were actually using. On average I measured between
1.3 & 1.4 ounces of coffee with your 8 heaping teaspoon method. This coffee to water ratio is going
to make a pretty weak brew. I would suggest two& a half time more coffee (3.5 ounces).
Brew Time (A-1 or B-1) is the setting required to control the volume (64) entering the heating tank.
(increase to add volume/ decrease to reduce volume)
Brew Meter (pre-programmed pulse-brew settings) is a
method to extend the duration, at which the water is dispensed over the ground coffee.
I would also
suggest a drip grind.