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Topic: Toronto coffee loving (11 msgs / 426 lines)
1) From: susan oppenheim
 HI Masons well it will be grand to see you all and meet up my little shop is in the annex area around bloor and bathurst right in the center of things i am open every day but tuesday from 1-7 but i could be home roasting my new exciting greens for personal use i bought last month from tom at home on that tuesday..... e mail me off list for phone etc cheers and travel well lots of folks get aeropresses and immersion coils for the road trips

2) From: Brett Mason
 DRAT.... We'll be heading your way on a tuesday, leaving New hampshire early on that same morning.... Now I am just as pleased to drop by and see you roasting! My travel setup is a Zassenhaus, a Kwik Drip, 3lb of beans, and a thermos... http://www.jitterbuzz.com/furn/wesben.gifIs there a cheap motel around, or someplace that won't cost the Mason family a fortune? We have sleeping bags, but skipped the tent... Hugs, B On 6/10/07, susan oppenheim wrote: -- Cheers, Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

3) From: Sandy Andina
 --Apple-Mail-70--814086195 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Type: text/plain; charset-ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed I carry a Bodum Mini-Ibis kettle--it takes up more room in the suitcase or tote bag but prevents you from having to boil water in one cup and brew into another if you're using an immersion coil; many motels lack proper mugs (too small on top to securely rest an Aeropress) or even just have those styro cups. My basic rig: metal travel cup sans the "dribble lid" I discarded when it cracked (alternatively, a stainless Bodum travel press/mug); sturdy plastic travel mug from a truck stop, Aeropress/scoop (on the road, the handle doubles as the stirring paddle)/filters, Zass Turkish, beans; I sometimes add a #2 pourover and either Swissgold to fit it or a few #2 filters, and a few small basket filters if the room has an auto- drip maker and I want to brew a whole pot. My singing partners (who are usually my traveling roomies) like to drink that g-dawful flavored crap (already stale when they buy the beans even at a coffeehouse, much less the supermarket)--I make them grind it at home before we hit the road (they are insufficiently discerning to bring even their own whirley-blade grinder and can't taste the difference between freshly and preground beans) and never let it near my equipment--I'll let 'em use my kettle to boil the water, but they have to use their own brewing equipment or the hotel's coffeemaker. In fact, I no longer need an alarm to wake me in the morning--the sickening scent of Irish Cream, Vanilla Nut, Cherry-Eggnog, or whatever other icky flavor happens to be brewing assaults my nostrils and sends me screaming to my grinder and bag of homeroast. BTW--I found myself out of homeroast on Friday--my family seems to have inhaled a pound of Sumatra (and a half pound of pre-roasted Metropolis Schweik's blend I bought for emergency purposes--my freshly roasted Greenline hadn't sufficiently outgassed for espresso and they were out of Red Line) in three days. I roasted them a pound of Aged Sumatra for while I was to be gone and myself a quarter- lb. each of Panama Gesha and Aussie Mt. Top for the road; I was worried yesterday morning that the latter two were insufficiently rested, and indeed the Panama bloomed explosively as I stirred before pressing, but ohhhh, mama: it was WONDERFUL. The Aussie was no slouch either (pretty darned yummy), but the Panama "developed" more rapidly than the Aussie, perhaps because I'd inadvertently taken the former to FC. On Jun 10, 2007, at 10:10 AM, susan oppenheim wrote: Sandy Andina www.sandyandina.com www.myspace.com/sandyandina --Apple-Mail-70--814086195 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/html; charsetO-8859-1 I carry a Bodum Mini-Ibis = kettle--it takes up more room in the suitcase or tote bag but prevents = you from having to boil water in one cup and brew into another if you're = using an immersion coil; many motels lack proper mugs (too small on top = to securely rest an Aeropress) or even just have those styro cups. My = basic rig: metal travel cup sans the "dribble lid" I discarded when it = cracked (alternatively, a stainless Bodum travel press/mug); sturdy = plastic travel mug from a truck stop, Aeropress/scoop (on the road, the = handle doubles as the stirring paddle)/filters, Zass Turkish, beans; I = sometimes add a #2 pourover and either Swissgold to fit it or a few #2 = filters, and a few small basket filters if the room has an auto-drip = maker and I want to brew a whole pot.  My singing partners (who are = usually my traveling roomies) like to drink that g-dawful flavored crap = (already stale when they buy the beans even at a coffeehouse, much less = the supermarket)--I make them grind it at home before we hit the road = (they are insufficiently discerning to bring even their own = whirley-blade grinder and can't taste the difference between freshly and = preground beans) and never let it near my equipment--I'll let 'em use my = kettle to boil the water, but they have to use their own brewing = equipment or the hotel's coffeemaker.  In fact, I no longer need an = alarm to wake me in the morning--the sickening scent of Irish Cream, = Vanilla Nut, Cherry-Eggnog, or whatever other icky flavor happens to be = brewing assaults my nostrils and sends me screaming to my grinder and = bag of homeroast.BTW--I found myself out of = homeroast on Friday--my family seems to have inhaled a pound of Sumatra = (and a half pound of pre-roasted Metropolis Schweik's blend I bought for = emergency purposes--my freshly roasted Greenline hadn't sufficiently = outgassed for espresso and they were out of Red Line) in three days.  =  I roasted them a pound of Aged Sumatra for while I was to be gone and = myself a quarter-lb. each of Panama Gesha and Aussie Mt. Top for the = road;  I was worried yesterday morning that the latter two were = insufficiently rested, and indeed the Panama bloomed explosively as I = stirred before pressing, but ohhhh, mama: it was WONDERFUL.  The = Aussie was no slouch either (pretty darned yummy), but the Panama = "developed" more rapidly than the Aussie, perhaps because I'd = inadvertently taken the former to FC. On Jun 10, 2007, at = 10:10 AM, susan oppenheim wrote:lots of folks get = aeropresses and immersion coils for the road trips = Sandy = Andinawww.sandyandina.comwww.myspace.com/sandyandina= = = --Apple-Mail-70--814086195--

4) From: Brett Mason
 Here's a picture of my coffee carrying kit.. Into this I place a square laundry basket with Kwik-Drip, Zass, SS Thermos, 'MuterMugs, and 3-5 lb coffee. This kit does well for carrying coffee, as well as 9 suitcases, 9 sleeping bags, 9 pillows, 2 computers, three coolers, videos, game machines and 9 people... Cheers, Brett On 6/10/07, Sandy Andina wrote: -- Cheers, Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

5) From: Sandy Andina
 --Apple-Mail-72--800984151 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Type: text/plain; charset-ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed Well, you have a van. I travel either by plane or in a mid-sized sedan with two other people and our suitcases, instruments and a PA system. On Jun 10, 2007, at 5:41 PM, Brett Mason wrote: Sandy Andina www.sandyandina.com www.myspace.com/sandyandina --Apple-Mail-72--800984151 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/html; charsetO-8859-1 Well, you have a van.  I = travel either by plane or in a mid-sized sedan with two other people and = our suitcases, instruments and a PA system. On Jun 10, = 2007, at 5:41 PM, Brett Mason wrote:Here's a = picture of my coffee carrying kit..  Into this I place a = square laundry basket with Kwik-Drip, Zass, SS Thermos, 'MuterMugs, and = 3-5 lb coffee.  This kit does well for carrying coffee, as well as = 9 suitcases, 9 sleeping bags, 9 pillows, 2 computers, three coolers, = videos, game machines and 9 people... Cheers, Brett Sandy = Andinawww.sandyandina.comwww.myspace.com/sandyandina= = = --Apple-Mail-72--800984151--

6) From: Brett Mason
 True enough... We also have tow electric guitars and an acoustic-electric on this trip... But the most important component of course was the wife. I know, you thought I was going to say coffee. That's 2nd.... B On 6/10/07, Sandy Andina wrote: -- Cheers, Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

7) From: raymanowen
 I remember they used to deliver pies in those. You own a pie truck, huh? -ro What don't you understand about: [image: \left|\pi(x) - \int_2^x \frac{\mathrm{d}t}{\ln(t)}\right|\leq C\,\sqrt x\,\ln(x)] *The Riemann hypothesis?* 

8) From: Brett Mason
 Hi Ray, I know there's some euclidian geometry in there somewhere, but I still love you man, and your posts too. I just wish that I understood them more... Best regards! Ethiopian = Mexican Chiapas Too ? On 6/10/07, raymanowen wrote: -- Cheers, Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

9) From: raymanowen
 Back in the day, I picked up a math minor e/r to engineering physics. A group of real "brains" and I thought we could prove the Reimann if we put our math horsepower and intuition to it. Didn't happen- neither the proof nor the engineering physics degree. I'd still be in post grad, and a *\$ junkie. In the event, I wouldn't know from Ethiopian or Chiapas, except that Haille Selassie was born in Harar province. Cheers, and watch the mobile Brain Donors -RayO, aka Opa! Got Grinder? 

10) From: Steven Van Dyke
 I just got back from a trip (so I'm *way* behind reading messages). I have what appears to be a small suitcase but is really my traveling coffee shop. I just bought a smallish cheap rolling suitcase and one of those green foam pads for sleeping on when you camp. Cut the pad up to line the entire bottom, go around the outside, and make dividers. Since it's a low-stress application I just used duct tape to assemble it. I've got my small IBIS pot in one compartment, a pair of stainless steel travel mugs, my small cheap hand grinder (someday my Zass will come and I'll upgrade), my 'brewer' compartment (currently I'm using my AeroPress), and, of course, the 'coffee' compartment where I put the beans. I put the beans in ZipLock bags - keeps 'em good enough for the trip. There are other 'things' that get tucked in here and there - kitchen type washcloth in a bag for cleanup as needed, stirrers, baggies with sweetener and creamer (my ever-indulgent wife likes it and since she buys me all my toys...). Just found a new goodie to add to the kit - at Wal-Mart where they have all the travel sizes Bounty PaperTowels now have a little travel roll. The plastic package keeps them contained and ready to use - the sheets are cut the 'long' way so you wind up with the same size as off the regular roll (the newer 'half width' sheet). Pretty handy for travel! As usual on a trip I bring more coffee than I need (I plan for worst case usage) so I was able to give some 'extra' coffee to a friend to try. Might get him moved up from 'gourmet' coffee to the real stuff! ;) 

11) From: Sandy Andina
 --Apple-Mail-93--648607064 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Type: text/plain; charset-ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed Wow! I just throw my gear into a Whole Foods cloth tote bag or into my rollaboard (and into the latter also go my face/teeth/haircare tools and stuff), which rollaboard gets checked so that I can carry on a guitar or dulcimer. (My purse fits into my backpack, which can either zip on to the front or slip over the handle of the rollaboard). On Jun 12, 2007, at 9:56 AM, Steven Van Dyke wrote: Sandy Andina www.sandyandina.com www.myspace.com/sandyandina --Apple-Mail-93--648607064 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/html; charsetO-8859-1 Wow!  I just throw my gear = into a Whole Foods cloth tote bag or into my rollaboard (and into the = latter also go my face/teeth/haircare tools and stuff), which rollaboard = gets checked so that I can carry on a guitar or dulcimer. (My purse fits = into my backpack, which can either zip on to the front or slip over the = handle of the rollaboard). On Jun 12, 2007, at 9:56 AM, = Steven Van Dyke wrote: I just got back from a trip (so I'm *way* behind reading = messages). I have what appears to be a small suitcase but is = really my traveling coffee shop.  I just bought a smallish cheap = rolling suitcase and one of those green foam pads for sleeping on when = you camp.  Cut the pad up to line the entire bottom, go around the = outside, and make dividers.  Since it's a low-stress application I = just used duct tape to assemble it. I've got my small IBIS pot = in one compartment, a pair of stainless steel travel mugs, my small = cheap hand grinder (someday my Zass will come and I'll upgrade), my = 'brewer' compartment (currently I'm using my AeroPress), and, of course, = the 'coffee' compartment where I put the beans.  I put the beans in = ZipLock bags - keeps 'em good enough for the trip.  There are other = 'things' that get tucked in here and there - kitchen type washcloth in a = bag for cleanup as needed, stirrers, baggies with sweetener and creamer = (my ever-indulgent wife likes it and since she buys me all my = toys...). Just found a new goodie to add to the kit - at = Wal-Mart where they have all the travel sizes Bounty PaperTowels now = have a little travel roll.  The plastic package keeps them contained = and ready to use - the sheets are cut the 'long' way so you wind up with = the same size as off the regular roll (the newer 'half width' sheet).  = Pretty handy for travel! As usual on a trip I bring more coffee = than I need (I plan for worst case usage) so I was able to give some = 'extra' coffee to a friend to try.  Might get him moved up from = 'gourmet' coffee to the real stuff! ;) = Sandy = Andinawww.sandyandina.comwww.myspace.com/sandyandina= = = --Apple-Mail-93--648607064--

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