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Topic: Re[2]: Good News and Bad News (was Re: +Re: CSA membership intact!) (3 msgs / 99 lines)
1) From: Mark A. Chalkley
Wouldn't it be possible to make a polycarbonate ("plastic" of some
sort...) vac pot that would take the heat from an alcohol burner?  Or
is that beyond the possibilities of "plastic"?  It sure would be nice
to have an unbreakable non-opaque vac pot.  I'd pay more than it's
worth for one, personally.
Mark C.
On Sunday, September 29, 2002, 9:53:03 AM, you wrote:
J> Mark,
J> BUMMER!!  I've been saying for a couple of years that we need to make a
J> universal traveling coffee bar. Something that could be checked in as
J> baggage - yet survive the handling. I manage to break something every
J> time I pack it for travel. I guess I should look for a stainless steel
J> Sunbeam vacuum pot just for traveling - those things are built tough.
J> I've got a small whirly blade that travels well, and I vacuum seal the
J> coffee.  But I haven't figred out an espresso engine for all this.
J> Hope your flu has flown! Enjoy the remnant of your vacation.
J> John = really thinking about a motor home to conquer all these problems.
J> On Sun, 2002-09-29 at 08:16, Mark A. Chalkley wrote:
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2) From: Mike McGinness
From: "Mark A. Chalkley" 
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Haven't seen a poly Vac pot, but Bodum makes a Press pot with polycarbonate
beaker. We have one for trips. It's the Brazil product line. It's a totally
different plunger design, some type of plastic outer edge, so it doesn't
scratch the beaker. I don't think it performs as well as a standard press,
especially with Swiss Gold filter though. Thinking of risking it next trip.
Then again I take that back. The Bodum Electric Santos (48oz) and Mini E'
Santos (24oz) Vac Pots are poly... duh, we have the 48oz:-) We have taken it
on trips also...
MM;-)
Variable Variac Rockin' Rosto Roasting in Vancouver, WA USA
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3) From: Steven Van Dyke
My travel kit is changing a bit for my next trip.  I *was* using my
SwissGold 1 cup dripper but the thing I'm using at work is more convenient
so now I'll carry:'
Hand grinder (simple one you can  get at Cabela's for <$20)
Bonjour coffee maker - it's a little pot  like an inverted French Press -
filter is on the bottom, drains only when you set it on a cup.
Good coffee cup (probably one of the stainless steel ones from my own
webstore)
immersion heater - new addition so I don't have to depend on a local heat
source.
The plan is to fill my coffee cup a bit over where I want and drop in the
immersion heater.  While it brings the water to a boil I should have just
enough time to grind my coffee.  Put that in the Bonjour pot thingy, add the
water when it's ready.  Steep 3-5 minutes then set it back on the cup.  Only
thing I have to clean is the coffee maker and that's just a rinse / wipe
situation if you do it promptly.
Enjoy!
Steve :->
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