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Topic: Traveling to Japan (29 msgs / 595 lines)
1) From: Ben Treichel
Anything of a special nature I should look for coffee equipment wise?

2) From: Tom Ulmer
Count me in on the Iron Chef logo vacuum pot... I would be particularly
interested in one bearing a likenesss of Chairman Kaga in full dress garb
displaying that sinister grin.

3) From: Lissa
On Thu, 22 Jul 2004 17:55:52 -0400, Ben Treichel wrote
Hario filters?  Iron Chef logo vacuum pots?
Be well,

4) From: gin
At 02:55 PM 7/22/2004, you wrote:

5) From: Lissa
On Thu, 22 Jul 2004 18:04:26 -0400, Tom Ulmer wrote
The coffee desert would be just fine, but I wouldn't want to try the
coffee-smoked uni or the chicken, coffee flavour, shabu shabu style.
Be well,

6) From: Ron L.
Ben Treichel  wrote:
Anything of a special nature I should look for coffee equipment wise?
I would love one of these...http://baharris.org/coffee/Contemporary/taylisyphon.jpg...ron

7) From: AlChemist John
I seem to recall a glass roaster that I thought was from Japan.  That would 
be cool.
Sometime around 02:55 PM 7/22/2004, Ben Treichel typed:
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8) From: Ben Treichel
AlChemist John wrote:
Yep I remember that one. Don't know where it was at. Zara has sent me 
some interesting stuff off-list also.
Ben Treichel
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9) From: leslee berringer
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Sure would be exciting to see a glass roaster!

10) From: Rich Adams
Looks exactly like a Hario.  Don't have to go to Japan for one of them.
Rich Adams

11) From: Craig Shields
Don't laugh.  Sur la Table sells Iron Chef candy bars.
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12) From: jbrooks
Does anyone know where on could find a shot of an Iron Chef logo vacuum
pot?  Google didn't seem to know it.

13) From: Lissa
On Fri, 2004-07-23 at 10:23, Craig Shields wrote:
I can't believe Iron Chef missed Kopi Luwak as an ingredient.  
It wouldn't be a true IC candy bar unless the theme ingredient was
something never before tasted, like cotton.  No, wait, cotton has been
Be well,
Around the same time that the use of the word religion was undergoing
change, cities were incorporated, investment ventures were incorporated,
and religion, which onces referred to acting piously, became known
instead as an identity.  Religion changed from something you did into
something that you were.
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, _What's Right With Islam_

14) From: Lissa
On Fri, 2004-07-23 at 10:49, jbrooks wrote:
My apologies.  I made that up.  Since the Japanese favour brewing with
vacuum pots (although the one time I've seen coffee made on IC so far,
the chef used a pour over method with cloth as a filter), it just seemed
that it should exist.  
Who wouldn't want a vacuum pot with chickens tastefully etched into the
Be well,
All authentic spiritual traditions teach the importance of making sure
that we are not fooled, a matter that is not as easy as we might think.
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, _What's Right With Islam_

15) From: leslee berringer
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Think this is a brewer, not a roaster.  Please correct me if I am wrong!
Leslee Berringer

16) From: Ron L

17) From: Mike Eyre
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That makes two of us. I sent a friend who is in the Merchant MArines to
grab me one of those whole he was over there.. he brought me back a
Hario. Heh! I love the Hario, bt I'm still going to send him back for a
Tayli when he's back in Saipan. I'm curious to at least know the price
on one of these. The Hario cost my friend X ammount of Yen which
translated into $90 US dollars.. and we know that's almost twice what
you should pay for one here. 

18) From: tsujimo
I recommend. Visit Yamamoto's coffee shop in Shinjuku.http://honyakuinfoseek.infoseek.co.jp/amiweb/browser.jsp?langpair=2%2C1&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.yamamoto-coffee.co.jp%2F&display=2&lang&toolbar=yes&c_id=honyakuinfoseek-

19) From: Stuart Frankel
Whoa - *very* interesting. Computer translation into English is mostly 
understandable. (I got my computer to display Japanese characters; 
unfortunately, I forgot that I can't read Japanese. It's kind of fun to 
watch the computer translation hack through the kana ["Zassenhausumiru"] 
but go belly up on the kanji.) Mr Yamamoto has some extremely 
interesting roasters, also what I guess are the Tayli ("Tillie") vacuum 
brewers. Tom should definitely carry the latter, since they come in 
small sizes, and we should investigate the former. I wonder if Mr 
Yamamoto ships to the US?
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20) From: Rick Farris
There are some nice looking roasters there.  The prices are very high.  As a
price point the Hottop is selling for 128,000 yen, which I think is about
I like the look of the Hario RCR-50 roaster.  And at 18,900 yen it's a
steal.  It would be cool for an intimate dinner party.  Roast the beans at
the table and then brew them in a Hario vacuum pot...  You'd have to choose
one of the beans that are good as soon as they come out of the roaster.
Contrary to popular opinion around here, many beans are quite tasty fresh
out of the roaster but then three or four hours later enter a sulking period
for 1- to 3- days...
-- Rick

21) From: Rick Farris
And the green coffee page is interesting.  The general pricing seems more
like $10/lb than the (typically) $5/lb we pay.  The most expensive beans are
something referred to as "Bloomers Unten," at about $40/lb.  Any idea what
that is?
The next most expensive are a couple of different kinds of "HAWAIKONA,"
Extra Fancy at ~$37/lb and "PIBERI" (peaberry) at $38/lb.
An interesting point for Kona Mike -- JBM is about half the cost of Kona.
I'd always heard that the Japanese buy most of the JBM that comes on the
-- Rick

22) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
Those are all Hario brewers ... they are nice, some of the metal 
prices are sort of cheap in the finish but they work well. They are 
cloth filter or paper filter  based. We carried Harios a long time 
ago but they were a little pricey and the company hario usa was a 
royal pain in the neck to deal with - they would charge us for broken 
shipments received, for broken parts, for everything. When I figured 
out that I basically lost money every time I sold one, that was that. 
But they do work and are attractive from a distance. -Tom
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            Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria
                      http://www.sweetmarias.com                Thomspon Owen george

23) From: Stuart Frankel
Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote:
Oh, thanks for the answer. Tayli is supposed to make a 1-cup vacuum 
brewer; it's been mentioned a few times on coffeegeek. *That* would be 
really nice for you to carry...
i have a very small websitehttp://dustyfeet.com

24) From: John Kangas
I've seen that one online.... One thing I also noticed was that where the 
cup capacity *and* ounces were listed together, it appears that they're 
"tasse" sized cups! In other words, that one-cup vacuum brewer should end up 
being a 4 or 5 ounce capacity! It's got to be adorable in person.
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25) From: tsujimo
I did not know that Hario and Tayli are famous also for the United 
They were the companies which manufacture a glass experiment instrument 
from the first.
The Allied-Forces General Headquarters ordered them to manufacture a 
coffee instrument after World War II.

26) From: tsujimo
Probably Mr. Yamamoto does not do export.$B!!(BI do not want to$B!!(Bintroduce 
the site which competes with Sweet Maria's$B!!(Bdirectly.$B!!(BPlease visit his 
shop, if you come to Japan.
About green beans, he sells at an expensive price. 
There is a more reputable store of the specialty store of green beans. 
Of course, they do not sell to overseas, either.http://honyakuinfoseek.infoseek.co.jp/amiweb/browser.jsp?langpair=2%2C1&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wild-coffee.com%2F&display=2&lang&toolbar=yes&c_id=honyakuinfoseek-

27) From: Stuart Frankel
I don't think they're that famous here except maybe among coffee 
people.  I've looked in some Japanese stores here but can't find them. 
There are many Japanese chain-stores around the New York area, mostly 
for food - Mitsuwa/Yaohan,  Utsuwa-no-Yakata (obviously pottery), etc. 
My favorite is "Italian Tomato," which serves Japanese versions of 
western food, such as "hamburg with spaghetti". I don't think I've every 
actually eaten anything there, but have been intrigued by the donut 
stuffed with potato salad.
Anyway, the history is interesting - were the coffee instruments for the 
Americans themselves? Did Japanese drink coffee then? I got the vague 
impression that coffee drinking in Japan started only after WWII. Vacuum 
brewing was normal for Americans back then, of course. Where did the 
coffee come from? Indonesia?
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28) From: Jean
From: "Rick Farris" 
Can you list some beans you think are nice when freshly roasted?
Jean  :~)

29) From: Rick Farris
I like them all fresh out of the roaster.   YMMV, but Huehue and the Oaxaca
Plumas would be good starting places.

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