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Topic: coffee for a crowd (was: gift of the year) (3 msgs / 83 lines)
1) From: Sheila Quinn
Speaking of coffee for crowds, I'm going to Minnesota to visit my family 
for two weeks in just a few short days. I'm flying and can only take the 
bare minimum, so it's a Bodum whirly-blade, small press pot, and a stash 
of beans - both roasted and green. I have a feeling they may ask me to 
bring coffee to all or some of the family gatherings, but I know that 
nobody has a decent coffee maker. I'm so afraid of my hard work being 
ruined - and the flavor just not being as good as it should be! How will 
they be impressed if it's made in a Mr. Coffee? :o
Any ideas? Or should I just not worry about it so much?
Sheila
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2) From: bb
I wouldn't worry about it so much.  Sure it sucks, but I've been giving my
dad coffee for the last six months and have gotten him weaned off the cans.
He uses exactly what you reference, a Mr. Coffee.  Sure it could be better,
but good coffee in a crappy machine is still better then crappy coffee in a
crappy machine.
So, after first giving him freshly roasted ground beans for several months
and getting him to the point that he will buy better coffee for himself,
I've now given him my old grinder and some whole bean as I bought a new
grinder for press/drip recently.  He's loving it, and my mom told me the
other day that he's thinking of buying a better coffee machine, so the seed
has been planted.  I can only continue to water it with more fresh roast.
Bill

3) From: Rich M
Personally, I would bring a French Press. Put it in your carry-on to  
avoid breakage.  A really bad or dirty machine can, in my opinion,  
totally negate the great flavors found in really good coffee.  If  
everyone likes the end product, you could leave it in Minnesota as a  
nice reminder of your visit for some lucky coffee-lover!
Rich
On Dec 16, 2006, at 4:04 PM, Sheila Quinn wrote:
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