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Topic: bad timing (6 msgs / 171 lines)
1) From: Les
I should be getting my son-in-laws new stainless French Press today
from Sweet Marias.  Of course looking at the SM site today I see three
great new coffees!  So when to order again?   My son-in-law, Jon is
working in the forests of Idaho this summer and needs a sturdy way to
brew his homeroast from me!  I had my worst coffee experience last
week in the Denver Airport.  I was seated at the back of MD 80 waiting
to fly home.  All of a sudden this rancid smell hit me with a hint of
acidity!  I turned my head as the smell turned to a burnt bean flavor
and I observed the flight attendant brewing coffee in the galley.  She
said, "do you want a fresh cup?"  It took all of my strength and
will-power to hold back the gag reflex!   Wow are we spoiled.
Les

2) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
the absolute worst coffee i ever had was on a continental flight ... 
"timothy's" which is actually a fairly good coffee co. and buys some 
quality stuff. Anyway, this cup got me so close to, well, whats the 
nice word , oh well ... puking ... seriously i had to get up and go 
to the back and dump it out to get it as far away from me as 
possible. So i relate to the airline coffee gag reflex.
Prediction: airlines will switch to extract-brewing, ie, just add hot 
water to liquid coffee extract, within a few years. It will actually 
be an improvement. it will lack acidity (what airline coffee has 
acidity anyway?) but should be a clean cup. Coffee extracts, 
naturally brewed under pressure, nothing artificial, are coming 
along, and since you just add hot water, there are no brewing 
mistakes. If airlines could have a small instant-hot-water unit with 
integrated filters, even UV to purify, it might solve the water 
issues too. Hey, its not a great way to make coffee, but it would be 
a huge improvement in airplane joe!
tom
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3) From: Lynne
Now if the airlines could only offer edible food in the future... I 
think their way to solve the Bad Airline Food Problem is to simply not 
serve any (at least on the cheapo flights that I would travel on..)
I once had a 'meal' that probably would compete with that cup of coffee. 
It was about 12 yrs ago or so, - thought I was smart, and requested a 
vegan meal (I wasn't/am not vegan or even vegetarian, but figured a 
veggie meal would be the most edible). I think I thought I would get a 
plate of veggies and fruit, which would have been wonderful.
Couldn't have been more wrong. What I got was indescribable - a strange 
mass of - I don't know what it was. It was horrible (I've cooked and 
eaten many vegan meals before and since, but never did I come across 
anything like this). Beyond words. And since it was a Boston to San 
Diego flight, I ended up very, very hungry.
I would have done better to have brought a bag of apples, and even raw 
broccoli to munch on.
Lynne
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4) From: Sandy Andina
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I bring string cheese and nuts, since all the airlines ever serve  
these days is sugar-and-starch-laden nibbles. (Even their nuts are  
roasted with sugar and starch).  As for in-flight Joe, I'd rather  
drink Diet Coke if I need caffeine (I usually do V-8 or seltzer  
anyway, unless there's champagne for sale).
On Jul 11, 2006, at 6:53 PM, Lynne wrote:
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Sandy
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in-flight Joe, I'd rather drink Diet Coke if I need caffeine (I usually =
do V-8 or seltzer anyway, unless there's champagne for =
sale).
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5) From: Andy Thomas
--- Les  wrote:
...  I had my worst coffee
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When that happens I always say yes. Never miss a
chance to be indignant and feel superior. :-)
Andy
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6) From: Scott Miller
So this would be like adding pressure to a cold extraction method like a 
Filtron or Toddy? Or a hot water extraction under pressure like an 
Aeropress?
cheers,
ScoTTT
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