This is a multi-part message in MIME format. 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
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. 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 From: homeroast-admin [mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Clifton Burkett Sent: Sunday, December 19, 2004 3:19 PM To: homeroast 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
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. On Sun, 19 Dec 2004 16:19:25 -0500, Clifton Burkett wrote: <Snip>
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. No such luck for me, I have 20-minute commute everyday. Clif - SomeWhere in Florida with Odie the Corgi and Garfield the Tabby
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
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! On Sun, 19 Dec 2004 22:16:47 -0500, Clifton Burkett wrote: <Snip>
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. 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
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 Justin Marquez (Snyder, TX)http://www.justinandlinda.comOn Sun, 19 Dec 2004 20:34:14 -0800, Demian Ebert wrot= e: <Snip> e service". <Snip>
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 On Sun, 19 Dec 2004 20:34:14 -0800, Demian Ebert wrot= e: <Snip> e service". <Snip> in <Snip> g. <Snip>
On Dec 19, 2004, at 10:16pm, Clifton Burkett wrote: <Snip> 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
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 <Snip>
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.
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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 !
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
If you add a Zass grinder to the setup that would describe my approach, it works well for me. Dave Lowe
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 ...
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