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11 minutes ago, Step21 said:

I must say that I'm surprised that your kettle can dribble. My standard kitchen kettle gives very little control.

I was surprised myself - it dribbles easily. The good things about the Bosch are

1) a wide and grippy rubber handle so you hold it securely

2) the balance is perfect when pouring, so you have good fine control

MWJB is one of our experts here, and I take down notes from his posts. Always makes me think! 


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On 16/01/2020 at 14:26, MWJB said:

They're very comparable, you're putting too much importance in things that aren't that relevant. 

If you use the same coffee, weights & grind, you can essentially eliminate the differences that you are seeing between Melitta & Kalita Wave. They're just bits of metal/plastic that hold a paper filter , the coffee provides resistance depending on the bed shape/depth & amount of water above it...you control this aspect.

Now that I've developed a better dribbling technique I can see that this is true enough. I get something like the same pour time and taste when the amounts and grind are the same for both Melitta and Kalita. Forums like this tend to like splitting hairs - it's more interesting to describe differences than similarities, especially in shootouts. But these two are indeed pretty close.  

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