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Topic: Brewing coffee in Zero Gravity > was RE: Distilled (4 msgs / 126 lines)
1) From: John Nanci
I fully agree Mike.  I think we are on the same page.  If I left the 
impression it could not be done, then that was not the intent.  Just 
that it could not be done without added pressure.  The main trick 
with all of them is getting the coffee into a sealed container.  You 
could not pull a shot just into a cup - you would have hot coffee 
blobs everywhere as the coffee bounced right out of the cup.  A 
sealed press pot with a straw port in place is where I would go with it :)
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2) From: miKe mcKoffee
No I understood you understand Mr. Alchemist! Just thought time for a
bit-o-play instead of beating our heads against the wall going in circles
filtering water. :)
Problem I see with Press Pot and straw method rather than decanting after
plunge is coffee continues to brew and hence over extract. Next!
Remember that as long as we grease the right palms we'll have virtually
unlimited taxpayer money to waste on this project. I'm thinking more high
tech. Some type of super-automatic that dispenses directly into a drinking
pouch. Likely need some type of vacuum system to pull it all into the pouch,
but how not to also pull out the brewed coffee haven't figured out yet. Also
the super-auto will use monomodal grinding rather than traditional
plurimodal espresso grinding enabling ANY brew ratio without bitterness from
ristretto to weak "coffee" on demand. (If you haven't seen Matt Perger's WBC
performance watch it and you'll better understand what I'm talking about:http://new.livestream.com/accounts/3965928/events/2120943/videos/19527640/player While it may seem much of his performance presented new ideas,
monomodal espresso grinding was really the only truly new idea part IMO.
LOVED his sig drink approach BTW!)
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3) From: Mike Koenig
I think the ideal setup for NASA would be an Aeropress with a modified
bottom piece that connects to a bladder instead of a cup.  Doesn't weigh
much, but works well.  Grinding would be the bigger challenge, but maybe if
we were able to build a hand grinder to attach directly to the top of the
aeropress to make a single sealed unit.  Gotta see if I can get some NASA
funding for that....
And do you know where the water on the International Space Station comes
from?  Some of it comes as the end product of fuel cells, and a lot of it
is recylced from the urine of the crew.  So much for not being able to
filter pee.  (I know, I wasn't going to go back there....)
--mike
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4) From: Robert Yoder
MiKe,
 
Thanks for leading us to the notion of monomodality (or whatever it should be called)! (The link didn't work for me, but Mr. Google helped find a video of this absolutely remarkable presentation.) It seems clear that refining grinding can be a momentous move in coffee brewing, and I am eager to see what develops from this new focus.
 
Thanks, too, for your shop's offer of roast-level samplers.  What great ideas in the advancement of coffee!
 
Happy Roasting/Grinding,
 
robert yoder
 
This would seem to raise the issue of grinders all over again
 
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