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1) From: Clifton Burkett
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I was wondering what some of the setups are for office coffee. We have a
very small three person group sometimes one or more on odd shifts.
 
Clif - SomeWhere in Florida with 
Odie the Corgi and Garfield the Tabby

2) From: Chad Osgood
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I work from home, so my "office" setup is the same as my home setup: Tea,
Mini, Bodum Chambord French Press, Yama Vac Pot, and GG/SC for roasting.  It
certainly makes things easier to be at home!
 
Chad  
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Sent: Sunday, December 19, 2004 3:19 PM
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Subject: +office coffee setups
I was wondering what some of the setups are for office coffee. We have a
very small three person group sometimes one or more on odd shifts.
 
Clif - SomeWhere in Florida with 
Odie the Corgi and Garfield the Tabby

3) From: Gary Townsend
Hi Cliff
I'm pretty happy using a Krups Cafe Duomo @ that I picked up in a
thrift shop for $20. I can make good drip and good americano's and
Cappo's, but if one of the other members of my office breaks something
by accident, well, I won't be too upset ( I have 2 more backup
machines, just in case) and I found a backup carafe for a mere $4. at
another thrift store.
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4) From: Clifton Burkett
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No such luck for me, I have 20-minute commute everyday. 
 
 
Clif - SomeWhere in Florida with 
Odie the Corgi and Garfield the Tabby

5) From: Clifton Burkett
Thanks, low cost and durability is what I am after. I was looking for a
KitchenAid 4-cup to start with and I see they don't make it anymore. On/off
switch and brews at the right temp. Simple, cheap and discontinued. :) 
Clif - SomeWhere in Florida with 
Odie the Corgi and  Garfield the Tabby

6) From: Gary Townsend
I've had the same setup since Sept, so far it's worked out good for
me, on Sat, I stopped in just to grab a cup of coffee, rather that buy
a cup of sludge at a local gas station! A quick hello, Americano 4X4,
to re-fill my travel mug, and I headed out!
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7) From: Demian Ebert
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Well, the office.in their "ultimate wisdom" they pay for a "coffee
service". It's so bad I can't drink it, especially after roasting my
own. 
So, I brought in a 16oz French press. I bring pre-ground coffee from
home whenever I want. Then heat water in the microwave and press home
roasted in my own office. Of course people think I'm nuts, but that's
not a new thing. When the secretary walks in and exclaims about how good
my office smells (and she doesn't drink coffee-ever) I know I've done
something right.
Demian

8) From: Justin Marquez
We have a "coffee service" here, too.  I drank it until I started
roasting my own. I got a Swiss Gold 1-cupper for my own use at the
office.  I really like the 1-cupper results.
After a while, the other folks here were intersted, so I bought the
Mellita Clarity pot on closeout for all of $21.64 delivered to the
plant via UPS.  I use it to share the homeroast coffee experience with
the others hereabouts.
After a solid month of only homeroasted, out of curiosity I tried a
cup of the "service" stuff again.  It seems to have no flavor at all
now.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
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9) From: Les
When I get my new office, I am going to have my SAMA lever machine
setup in it with my Zass 169 hand grinder.
Les
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10) From: John Blumel
On Dec 19, 2004, at 10:16pm, Clifton Burkett wrote:
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It's really a shame that they discontinued these. I used to use one of 
these at the office (it's currently out on loan) and they really work 
quite well and the price was great (~$30, if I remember correctly). One 
can only guess that they didn't sell that well because of the "bigger 
is better" mentality.
John Blumel

11) From: Dave Huddle
Upper management has decreed that electrical appliances are not allowed
in offices where I work.
HOWEVER (don't tell anyone) I have a Bodum Mini Ibis (kept out of
sight) for heating the water.
I brew with a 15 oz. Chemex, or a with a Swiss Gold one cup, or a
Melitta cone, or a 12 oz. French press.
My front-line manager often stops at my office just to smell the fresh
coffee :)
Dave    in Westerville   with
Eleven cats (five available for adoption at PetPromise.org), 
2 Chihuahuas, 1 bunny
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12) From: Sharon Allsup
The "Coffee Service" hired for the office isn't the worst I've had,
but it's not particularly good, either (Lion's Cup).  Some floors were
stuck with just the single-serving vending machine stuff - truly VILE.
I had a Krups drip brewer in my cubicle and brewed a pot each morning.
 My husband worked in the same building at the time, and he would
either come down and fill his mug, or I'd take the entire pot up to
his desk.  Which meant an elevator full of people were eagerly asking
about where I found that wonderful-smelling coffee.  My cubicle was a
very popular place to hang out in the mornings, and I regularly found
myself making a second pot in response to begging and bribes :)
When my husband stopped working there and I was fixing just for
myself, I went back to the setup of using a Pyrex glass measuring cup
in the microwave to boil water to pour over in a french press.

13) From: Michael Douglas-Llyr
Dave, do you grind your beans at home and bring them in? Do they
suffer much loss of flavor/aroma?
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14) From: Sharon Allsup
You didn't ask me, but ... I grind at home usually in the morning
before leaving, sometimes the night before.  Sometimes what's being
brewed in the morning is the leftovers of the baggie ground for the
day before.  I don't notice much of a loss of flavor or aroma by
having it be a couple of hours after grinding.
Homeroast Coffee at work isn't getting the same, um, *intensity* of
attention and scrutiny and analysis as it would at home.  We're pulled
in 15 different directions by emails, crisises, coworkers and bosses -
can't concentrate on the coffee as we would at home.  The water is
mediocre compared to at home.  So any loss of flavor is going to be
easily overlooked in that environment.
But compared with the alternative, I'll take homeroast that's ground a
month ago over the office or machine coffee, and I'll be GLAD for it !

15) From: Jim Benenson
Forgive me if this is a repeat, but I haven't seen my meesages appear on
the list yet.  (T&M, am I doing something wrong?)
In enlightened Santa Fe, I have a pod espresso machine in my office.  I
turn it on the first thing in the morning, and pull acceptable shots for
a small, appreciative few throughout the day.  Pods are great for the
office, as there is no problem with grounds disposal.  I was thought of
as a bit affected when I set up the machine, but no more (and the office
drip machine is no longer used!)
Cafficianado

16) From: Lowe, David
If you add a Zass grinder to the setup that would describe my approach,
it works well for me.
Dave Lowe

17) From: DJ Garcia
I have a Silvia in my cube. I grind my afternoon double shot in the
morning at home and carry it to the office in a mini-tupperware airtight
container. To be noise-sensitive to my neighbors (the extraction is bad
enough as it is) I nuke my milk in the micro.
DJ
Very happy with his coffee at work ...

18) From: Dave Huddle
Michael,
While the water is heating, I grind with a Zassenhaus knee mill.
Fresh roasted, fresh ground!
Dave
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