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Topic: Good News and Bad News (was Re: +Re: CSA membership intact!) (2 msgs / 78 lines)
1) From: Mark A. Chalkley
This snobbery stuff has its downsides - that's for sure.
I'm on a two-week trip to Maine, so I took two Vac-U-Vin cannisters of
coffee and one of my Hario vac pots.  I was quite worried that it
would get broken in the travelling part, so I packed it quite well.
So, that's not how it got broken.  It got broken when I was trying to
wash it out in a tiny little sink in a cottage in Maine.  Fortunately,
it was only the top half of the upper bowl that got broken, so I was
able to make my coffee in three small batches each morning. Meanwhile,
I called Hario USA and ordered two replacements.  She told me that
this section of the boonies in Maine wasn't a candidate for overnight
shipping, so she shipped them USPS Express, and they were delivered on
Saturday, just two days after ordered it!  Pretty amazing, I thought.
Of course, I also came down with the flu Saturday, but I think that
was mostly related to depression over having broken my 2-year-old
Hario...  I now have my replacements and am drinking coffee from the
new upper bowl, my flu seems to be receeding, and all is right with
the world once again...
Mark C.
On Sunday, September 29, 2002, 12:51:41 AM, you wrote:
LB> I just got back from a week at "The Big Muddy" ranch in Eastern Oregon.  It
LB> was made famous when the Bagwan took it over in 1980.  Now it is a cattle
LB> ranch again with a wonderful conference center and they are gone!  However,
LB> I made a big mistake!  My wife said, don't bring your coffee!  Life was a
LB> zoo, and I didn't bring my coffee!  I went up to the coffee machine and it
LB> said, "Fresh Brewed Coffee."  The two guys in front of me said that the
LB> coffee was real good.  Well, I put the old cup under the machine, and I
LB> "brewed" a cup.  It smelled more like dirty socks!  I then opened the front
LB> of the machine to see how it made coffee.  (No there wasn't a little
LB> Vietnamese man in there brewing coffee)  What I found didn't surprise me.
LB> It was an instant coffee dispenser that dumped a premeasured amount into the
LB> hot water as it went through the machine!  I am sure glad that they had some
LB> very good tea selections, because I had to go 5 days without a good cup of
LB> coffee!  However, everyone else thought the coffee was good!  Ignorance is
LB> the battle not only for good coffee, but for the growers of the good stuff
LB> as well.  If I go to this conference again, we are going to be roasting over
LB> the fire!
LB> Les
LB> Roasting in S. Oregon.
LB> P.S. My coffee and F.P. are going with me to Seattle.  I don't care how many
LB> good coffee places there are up there!
LB> I will be prepared!
LB>
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2) From: John
Mark,
BUMMER!!  I've been saying for a couple of years that we need to make a
universal traveling coffee bar. Something that could be checked in as
baggage - yet survive the handling. I manage to break something every
time I pack it for travel. I guess I should look for a stainless steel
Sunbeam vacuum pot just for traveling - those things are built tough.
I've got a small whirly blade that travels well, and I vacuum seal the
coffee.  But I haven't figred out an espresso engine for all this.
Hope your flu has flown! Enjoy the remnant of your vacation.
John = really thinking about a motor home to conquer all these problems.
On Sun, 2002-09-29 at 08:16, Mark A. Chalkley wrote:
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