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Topic: A 39 cent 4 minute coffee maker for 1-2 fresh cups. (13 msgs / 373 lines)
1) From: Tom Ulmer
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Stu,
I'm feeling a bit slighted as it seems you folks on the other  side of West
Palm Beach get one or two more days of sunshine than we do near Jupiter.
Thanks for the tip. It'll be a good way to get decent coffee from hotel room
brewer when I'm traveling light.  
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Stu Lieberman
Sent: Sunday, December 10, 2006 7:30 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: +A 39 cent 4 minute coffee maker for 1-2 fresh cups.
*	I'm in Boynton Beach, Florida, where the sun shines 350 days a year
and where the best cup of coffee comes from a 39 cent 'machine'!
For 1 or 2 or 3.... cups.
Keep the filter basket from any drip maker and throw away everything else.
Heat your drinking cup full of water in a microwave (I use 1:30), on the
stove, or with an immersion heater.
Pour the heated water into another cup in which you dumped your ground
coffee.
Stir, steep  a minute or 2 and then pour into your filter basket that you
placed onto your heated drinking cup.
A 4 minute process.  Delicious.  You will never turn back to a 'machine'.
You CONTROL:  Temperature.   Time.   Stirring.   Filter material.
*	 
*	Why buy a machine to heat water when you have a microwave and a
stove?
*	Why buy a machine that does not allow you to contol the temp?
*	Why buy a machine that does not pre-heat your drinking cup?
*	Why buy a machine to pour hot water onto the coffee?
*	Why buy a machine that does not stir the water and the coffee?
*	Why buy a machine that does not control brew time?
*	Why buy a machine that does not allow full immersion of the coffee
in the water?
*	Why buy a machine that takes up kitchen space?
*	Why buy a machine that makes more coffee than you can drink fresh?
*	Why spend dollars for a machine that is inferior to a 39 cent
'machine'?
*	
Try it once. 
Stu  
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2) From: Aaron
Speaking of.
Does anyone know where to get the I guess you could call them 
replacement baskets for coffee brewers that are the nylon type and NOT 
the metal mesh type.  Everyone around here has either those stainless 
mesh ones, though the rest is plastic, or the gold colored ones which is 
still metal.
I use these for my recycling and well, even with rinsing, pouring AR or 
Nitric Acid through a stainless one, they don't last very long and Id 
like to get more than a few weeks out of my filters.  Ive tried burno 
type filters but they are a little too fine for this step in the process.
Thanks
Aaron

3) From: Sean Cary
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I am a resident of Boynton Beach - owned a dive shop on Congress Ave for 5
years and worked in Loxahatchee before the war - when I jumped back on
active duty.
My driver's license is still from 3932 Barkis Ave - right off Lawrence Road!
I used the same method in Iraq last year - took a really crappy 220V machine
that was $5.83 at the Camp Victory PX, tossed the machine and used the cone
filter holder until I got a Swiss Gold from Sweet Marias.
Sean M. Cary
Major USMC
Tempus Fugit Memento Mori  
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Stu Lieberman
Sent: Sunday, December 10, 2006 7:30 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: +A 39 cent 4 minute coffee maker for 1-2 fresh cups.
*	I'm in Boynton Beach, Florida, where the sun shines 350 days a year
and where the best cup of coffee comes from a 39 cent 'machine'!
For 1 or 2 or 3.... cups.
Keep the filter basket from any drip maker and throw away everything else.
Heat your drinking cup full of water in a microwave (I use 1:30), on the
stove, or with an immersion heater.
Pour the heated water into another cup in which you dumped your ground
coffee.
Stir, steep  a minute or 2 and then pour into your filter basket that you
placed onto your heated drinking cup.
A 4 minute process.  Delicious.  You will never turn back to a 'machine'.
You CONTROL:  Temperature.   Time.   Stirring.   Filter material.
*	 
*	Why buy a machine to heat water when you have a microwave and a
stove?
*	Why buy a machine that does not allow you to contol the temp?
*	Why buy a machine that does not pre-heat your drinking cup?
*	Why buy a machine to pour hot water onto the coffee?
*	Why buy a machine that does not stir the water and the coffee?
*	Why buy a machine that does not control brew time?
*	Why buy a machine that does not allow full immersion of the coffee
in the water?
*	Why buy a machine that takes up kitchen space?
*	Why buy a machine that makes more coffee than you can drink fresh?
*	Why spend dollars for a machine that is inferior to a 39 cent
'machine'?
*	
Try it once. 
Stu  
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4) From: Julie H Tieszen
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Good process. I've been making mine this way, except the steeping part. =
I'm going to try it next time. Sounds like you might get the flavor of =
the french press without the cloudiness. And you are right....can't get =
much cheaper than that.
Julie

5) From: Fookoo Network
At 08:45 AM 12/10/06 -0500, you wrote:
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Try using Oxi Clean that also works well on portafilter baskets and French 
Press stainless steel components.

6) From: Eddie Dove
Aaron,
I believe I saw those at Bed, Bath & Beyond.
Eddie
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7) From: Michael Guterman
What would I obsess about without machines to covet?
Michael
Stu Lieberman wrote:
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8) From: Larry English
On 12/10/06, Michael Guterman  wrote:
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Hacienda La Esmeralda Gesha
The Next Great Find by Tom
Blueberries

9) From: Michael Guterman
Larry English wrote:
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That takes care of my software obsessions, but hardware is very 
important.  Shiny stuff. 
Michael

10) From: Larry English
Shiny hardware?  Yeah, well, OK, me too. 'Tis the season, after all.
But I should also add that Stu's method is really high-tech campfire coffee
- boil some water over the campfire, toss in some ground coffee, steep and
stir, then pour it through a (clean) handkerchief.  Stu added a microwave
and a filter. Modern times, home-based convenience ...
Larry
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11) From: Barry Luterman
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Add a pinch of salt so the grounds go to the bottom of the pot and are =
not suspended in the brew

12) From: scott miller
A (clean) handkerchief?
DANG! That dirty sock I've been using must be the problem.
cheers,
Scott --> in need of upgrading my campfire cookery skills & equipment...
On 12/11/06, Larry English  wrote:
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13) From: Larry English
Gramma used egg whites ... they had lots of chickens ... I guess ...
On 12/11/06, Barry Luterman  wrote:
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