All this talk about tea reminded me that I had a brand new tea ball I'd never even taken out of the package. I don't even have any tea, nor have I ever bought loose tea (!), but I'm one of these "kitchen gadget freaks" who can't resist yet another little device I just "might" need someday! Anyway, I wondered if it would work for making a single cup of coffee. Sure does! It's made of a fine mesh metal, so I thought it would work well with a fairly coarse grind like with a French Press. After "steeping" for three minutes, the flavor and body is pretty much the same as with a French Press and clean-up is much easier. Think I might have found a good travel coffeemaker! Not bad for $2.49. So I'm now wondering if anyone else here makes (or has ever made) coffee with one of these things. Anyone willing to admit it? ;) Sheila drinking decaf African Highlands - this stuff is divine!
I sure have! Plus, I missed it very much on a recent trip to China. I traveled with an old teacher's (of 1960's college days) family through their home regions of China. There were two days of no coffee available at all. At the end of the second day ten family members went on a coffee hunt all over town to find me some coffee. One cousin finally found two packets of instant coffee in a tobacco shop. None was available in hotels, grocery stores, etc. If you are a coffee addict and are going to travel to normally unvisited parts of non-coffee countries I would take a screened (tea) ball and some coffee. I have been invited to go on a class reunion trip to a remote region again and intend to take coffee along to avoid withdrawal headaches. I did fall in love with Chinese teas and several times the family stopped at specific places to have specific teas, especially Hang-chow (sp) which is supposed to have the best water in all of China. I have used the "coffee" ball for a one cup "fix" quite often. Cary
Yes. I am a tea drinker, so I have a bunch of that sort of stuff. I have one that is sort of like a narrow metal cup with perforations that fits inside a mug. I use it for coffee. When withdrawn from the mug, cleanup is as easy as dumping the grinds and rinsing it out. Makes great coffee. Kitchen stores are one of my major downfalls. Michael Sheila Quinn wrote: <Snip>
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what a smart idea! thanks for the suggestion John Nanavati Plainfield, New Jersey