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Topic: OK...didn't think of that! (7 msgs / 192 lines)
1) From: Ruth A. Kohl
Well, making your own coffee at the table would be worth 
some.points....  if you can find a table near an outlet...let's see, if we 
all met at the same restaurant and each asked for table near an outlet...
I meant make coffee in your room..ignore coffee at dinner and have a great 
cup after...or before...or first thing in the morning...or
in snowy Port Townsend

2) From: Kelly G. Wilson, Ph.D.
how about this: while driving a moving van across country 3 1/2 years ago to
my new job at Ole Miss, my buddy and I would take my little whirlyblade
grinder and press pot into these big trucker refueling stations. I would go
into the bathroom, plug in, and grind. Then out to the giant coffee
dispensing machine, beans into the press pot and fill from their hot water
tap. I got more than a few odd looks from folks as I walked back through the
refueling islands to the truck, press pot in hand. But oh how it improved
the trip.
Kelly G. Wilson, Ph.D.
205 Peabody Building
Psychology Department
University of Mississippi
University, MS 38655
Phone: 662-915-5256
FAX: 662-915-5398
Cell: 662-816-5189
email: kwilsonhttp://www.olemiss.edu/working/kwilson/kwilson/kwilson.htm"One draught of Lethe for a world of pain
   An easy bargain; yet I keep the thorn,
   To keep the rose."
                                            John Erskine, 1906

3) From: miKe mcKoffee
I've had mix luck asking for water to be brought to a boil then brought to
the table. Done it three times, 2 out of 3 too cool. Only our dinner cruise
on the Sternwheeler Columbia Gorge got it right. Ended up making three 32oz
Press pots and shared with another table. (grinding each pot at the table
with Zass Turk')
If it's a restaurant in the same building we're staying, like when we stay
at the Shelburne Inn B&B and have dinner at the attached 5* Shoalwater
Restaurant, I go our the room, make the after dinner press pot and bring it
to the table while it's steeping. The higher end the restaurant, the more
open they are to me bringing my own coffee. Also offer a cup to your wait
person! I always bring press pot(s) each morning to breakfast, personally
carrying a cup to the kitchen for Dave, the Shelburne owner/chef.
I haven't brought my own extension cord to heat water at the table (yet:-)
Though I have heated the water in our Bodum kettle in the room and brought
it to the table and then filled press ... Hmmm, me thinks it's time to
follow Wandering Johns lead for his Cona and make a foam form fit travel
case for our Gold Royal balance brewer! Now that would be over the top at
any restaurant. No need to worry about water temp... Or maybe it'd be a
better idea to get a lesser expensive alcohol fuel vac pot for taking to
restaurants. Nah. Wouldn't have the same *wow* factor:-)
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
MCSE (Maniacal Coffee Systems Engineer/Enthusiast;-)
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer etc.http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htm

4) From: Myron Joshua
The idea of schlepping you Royal is a big problem...
it is either worth a zillion credits for the risk you take to put on a good
or a trip to your shrink for risking it and a few debit points for insanity
(which is not snobbery).
Now, if you bought the B&B/restaurant a Royal and had them keep it ready for
you I am sure we would give you the Zillion automatically.

5) From: miKe mcKoffee

6) From: Gene Smith
Aww hell, I hate half-measures like that.  A tank and heat exchanger under
the hood, plumbed to an espresso machine bolted to the dash is the sensible
way to go.  Then, when you hit the truck stop, you can sing out "Fill 'er up
with diesel...and top up the espresso tank with spring water, please!"
Gene Smith
riding the wild learning curve in Houston

7) From: miKe mcKoffee

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