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Topic: OTR Coffee- now travel brewing supplies (3 msgs / 274 lines)
1) From: Ross
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Hi Steve,
I drag my bag around the world twice a month.  I use a plastic Mellita =
filter (still looking for a collapsible filter holder, someone make one =
please, I will buy it) or my little Bodum glass press, (hasn't broken =
yet).  So far I have been grinding  just before walking out the door (I =
know) but I really don't have room for a grinder either.  There is no =
way I could carry all the stuff you carry. I am still looking for a good =
travel grinder, the Zass Turkish mill is a bit large but I may finally =
go for that.  I think grinding before leaving home is preferable to a =
whirly blade.
Regards,
Ross

2) From: Sandra Andina
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I LOVE the polycarbonate Bodum FPs (yes, I HAVE broken a glass one).   
Great idea for the collapsible filter holder! Zass Turkish is quite  
small, in fact I sometimes panic that I've forgotten it, only to find  
it at the bottom of the tote or tucked into a nook or cranny of my  
luggage.
On Jan 2, 2008, at 10:42 AM, Ross wrote:
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Sandy Andina
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I LOVE the polycarbonate Bodum =
FPs (yes, I HAVE broken a glass one).  Great idea for the =
collapsible filter holder! Zass Turkish is quite small, in fact I =
sometimes panic that I've forgotten it, only to find it at the bottom of =
the tote or tucked into a nook or cranny of my luggage.
On =
Jan 2, 2008, at 10:42 AM, Ross wrote:
Hi Steve,I drag my bag around the world twice a month.  I use a = plastic Mellita filter (still looking for a collapsible filter holder, = someone make one please, I will buy it) or my little Bodum glass = press, (hasn't broken yet).  So far I have been grinding  just = before walking out the door (I know) but I really don't have room for a = grinder either.  There is no way I could carry all the stuff you = carry. I am still looking for a good travel grinder, the Zass Turkish = mill is a bit large but I may finally go for that.  I think = grinding before leaving home is preferable to a whirly = blade.Regards,Ross ----- = Original Message ----- Steven = Van DykeTo: homeroast= s.comSent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 = 4:42 AM Re: = +OTR Coffee At 11:18 PM 1/1/2008, = you wrote: I find = myself on the road about 5-7 days a month.  I have put together a = bag that I carry with me whenever I travel.  In the bag, I = carry: A Bodum C-Mill Blade Grinder A 2T scoop A water = boiler A 1L *$s Stainless French Press Lots of homeroast... = whatever is freshly roasted. I have 2 questions: 1.  Is = there a better way to brew coffee than an unbreakable french = press?  I like that it won't break, but it's a mess to clean.  = The AP seems like an option, but does it work with a blade = grinder?  How does it do at making several cups in = succession?  Are there other unbreakable options for travel = coffee?  2. = Is there a better option than the whirly-blad grinder?  I used a = GSI lexan JavaGrind, but it simply would not grind well... Should I look = at the Zass Turkish Mill?  Or is the blade fine?    Appreciate the = input! Bill Bill, The AP is *great* for travel = coffee - the paper filter helps keep the fines from the whirly blade out = and the shorter extraction time cuts the bitter flavors. The *best* = travel grinder is the Turkish Zass.  The fallback one is the cheap = plastic one you can get from places like REI - they have two versions, = one of which is a disk shape that requires you to hold it over a cup or = other object to act as the 'body'. I've got a small suitcase I've = lined with stiff foam (one of those green 'sleeping pads' they sell for = camping) subdivided into compartments to carry my coffee = stuff. Sandy Andinawww.myspace.com/sandyandina = --Apple-Mail-16--178004265--

3) From: Barnet Rawitch
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My Life changed when I purchased the Bodum Bistro One Cup Mug Press.  I
travel 50%-75% and this unit is small, unbreakable and makes a better cup
than my French Press, and a lot easier to clean.  I carry a 20oz cup on the
road and microwave the water in the cup to correct temp and insert the Mug
Press for a perfect brew, and it doesn't hurt that full retail is only
$19.99.  IMHO it is second on the Richter scale of value ONLY to Sweet
Marias.  (I actually am considering using one at home for my primary cup.)
Bottom line, this puppy is to my morning cup as my Pavoni is to my espresso.
Barnet
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Sandra Andina
Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 4:27 PM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +OTR Coffee- now travel brewing supplies
I LOVE the polycarbonate Bodum FPs (yes, I HAVE broken a glass one).  Great
idea for the collapsible filter holder! Zass Turkish is quite small, in fact
I sometimes panic that I've forgotten it, only to find it at the bottom of
the tote or tucked into a nook or cranny of my luggage.
On Jan 2, 2008, at 10:42 AM, Ross wrote:
Hi Steve,
I drag my bag around the world twice a month.  I use a plastic Mellita
filter (still looking for a collapsible filter holder, someone make one
please, I will buy it) or my little Bodum glass press, (hasn't broken yet).
So far I have been grinding  just before walking out the door (I know) but I
really don't have room for a grinder either.  There is no way I could carry
all the stuff you carry. I am still looking for a good travel grinder, the
Zass Turkish mill is a bit large but I may finally go for that.  I think
grinding before leaving home is preferable to a whirly blade.
Regards,
Ross


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