I second your sentiments completely, Mike. On my recent trip, as I
mentioned before, I was away for two weeks. I roasted enough for the
whole two weeks and packed it into two Vac-U-Vin cannisters. When the
first one would get empty, I'd empty half of the contents of the
second one, then re-vac it. In the end, I'd only opened the second
cannister 3 times. I was quite surprised at how well the flavor held
Then there's the untold satisfaction of not having to drink small
quantities of swill, then pour the rest of the stuff out and grumble
the rest of the day about it. It's incredible how much time I spent
looking for drinkable coffee, rarely finding any. It really detracted
from a vacation.
On top of all that, I figured up how much we usually spent on said
purported coffee-like beverages, and the excellent quality coffee I
enjoyed instead didn't cost me a dime, including the expense of having
to replace a Hario upper bowl I broke along the way. From now on,
it's a no-brainer for me. But this is also primarily why the
Fresh-Paks interest me.
I used to carry an unbreakable French Press pot, but I like vacuumm
pot coffee so much better that it's worth the extra trouble to take
the Hario. I still wish there was a plastic vac pot, or at least a
plastic upper bowl, since that's the only part I seem to have trouble
On Saturday, October 12, 2002, 8:59:03 PM, you wrote:
MM> My experimenting with Fresh Paks was never primarily for the purpose of
MM> 'gifting' roasted coffee, though that may well turn out to be one of their
MM> uses. I agree that if I find out someone I've given fresh roast hasn't used
MM> it in MAX 2 weeks they get no more. Gifting just an additional possible use.
MM> I don't know how many times I've heard people 'crying' online about bad
MM> coffee while traveling, where can I find a good coffee shop in City X etc.
MM> I've not been one of them. I've vac sealed grinds and/or beans for travel
MM> for about a decade. I'm personally looking to improve say 2 week travel
MM> storage over straight vac sealing.
MM> Many say just use your roast up in a week. That sounds like good usual
MM> practice. However, is day six in a closed non-vac jar as good as day three
MM> rest? Is day six vac jar better than no vac? Is day six vac jar with Fresh
MM> Pak better yet?
MM> Variable Variac Rockin' Rosto Roasting
MM> Miss Silvia brewin'
MM> Limping along with Solis Maestro grindin'
MM> Christmas is coming!!!
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