[Homeroast] The single serve market

Joseph Robertson theotherjo at gmail.com
Sun Apr 18 00:18:57 CDT 2010


Ahhh, Nice work around....

On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 12:39 PM, Yakster <yakster at gmail.com> 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
> > >       list,   available at
> http://www.sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html"
> > >       <homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>
> > > Subject: Re: [Homeroast] [homeroast]Tom,        any comments on the
> > > symposium
> > >       "The single serve       market" session?
> > > Message-ID: <90699CAF-4160-4BBF-9B8E-0A7AB8C7C879 at mac.com>
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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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> > Sandy
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