[Homeroast] The single serve market

Sandy Andina sandraandina at mac.com
Fri Apr 16 15:25:55 CDT 2010


And it's pretty hard to justify considering every seat has a PFD.
On Apr 16, 2010, at 2:39 PM, Yakster wrote:

> I read on one of the coffee forums that some people were buying personal
> flotation devices to carry on with N2O cartridges as a way of transporting a
> few cartridges with them on airplanes.  Apparently, that's some sort of
> provision in the TSA regs for compressed gas cartridges with life vests.
> 
> http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/prohibited/permitted-prohibited-items.shtm
> 
> I hear those vests can be expensive, though.
> 
> -Chris
> 
> On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 12:27 PM, Sandy Andina <sandraandina at mac.com> wrote:
> 
>> You need water just off the boil, and it's best to preheat the PF too. It
>> is persnickety about grind, not so much with tamp.  It puts out a MUCH
>> better shot (hotter and with thicker and stabler crema) than the old
>> All-Clad model that looked like a giant winged corkscrew (and the All-Clad
>> was very fragile).  Downside is that it's relatively heavy (might put your
>> checked bag over 50 lbs.; raise eyebrows at TSA security gates if you carry
>> it); and you can't fly with it unless you buy the NO2 at your destination,
>> since you can't carry pressurized gas containers in either carry-on or
>> checked baggage.
>> On Apr 16, 2010, at 12:19 PM, sci wrote:
>> 
>>> Sandy,
>>> You mentioned the little NO2 powered manual espresso machine. Tell me
>> about
>>> it. I have seen them on the web and I'm intrigued, but I have never known
>>> anybody who had even tried one. Does it put out a decent shot? Is it
>>> cantankerous with grind and tamp, etc? I already have a drawer full of
>> NO2
>>> for my cream whippers, so that isn't a problem. If you had it to do over
>>> again would you buy one of them? Also, since NO2 dissolves in oils (thus
>>> making the whip cream) does this affect the espresso shot, making it
>> creamy?
>>> 
>>> thanks
>>> Ivan
>>> 
>>> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2010 21:51:29 -0500
>>> From: Sandy Andina <sandraandina at mac.com>
>>> To: "A list to discuss home coffee roasting. There are rules for this
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>>> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] [homeroast]Tom,        any comments on the
>>> symposium
>>>      "The single serve       market" session?
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>>> 
>>> I will admit to hauling a mini-Keurig and china mug (and sometimes a
>> kettle
>>> and NO2-powered espresso machine) when on the road by car.  Comes in its
>> own
>>> handy bag. When I fly, it's a kettle, Zass Turkish, AP, filters
>> (including
>>> some basket-type for hotel drip machine) and my beans. And a hard (steel
>> or
>>> plastic) mug--you never know when all they'll have are styrofoam cups.
>> Got
>>> the manual 'spro-maker because it's easier to haul than even the smallest
>>> Nespresso and I can use my own beans. (Only I can't fly with it because
>> of
>>> the nitrous oxide cartridges.....and any destination sophisticated enough
>> to
>>> carry them would have a decent coffeehouse anyway).
>>> 
>>> Back in the primitive days before discovering homeroast or even artisanal
>>> beans, I'd save extra hotel room coffee packs so I could double up in the
>>> room's drip machine and thus get a strong enough brew. But have you
>> noticed
>>> how many hotels are using proprietary single-cup drippers (Lavazza,
>>> Starbucks, even--blecch, Ritz-Carlton should know better--Maxwell House)?
>>> Their filter packs work ONLY in their respective machines. I'd be willing
>> to
>>> be they were losing money on guests taking home their unused coffee
>> packs.
>>> On Apr 15, 2010, at 9:24 PM, miKe mcKoffee wrote:
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>> Peace & song,
>> Sandy
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>> 
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