[Homeroast] The single serve market

Joseph Robertson theotherjo at gmail.com
Sun Apr 18 00:25:54 CDT 2010


I don't fly much but if I can afford a N2O coffee maker I will also afford a
couple of vests so I can have 4 cartridges for my coffee machine. Plus I can
take a friend with me if we need to abandon ship. G4B ( god4bid ) that ever
happens.
Joe

On Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 10:20 PM, Joseph Robertson <theotherjo at gmail.com>wrote:

> Yankster,
> nice work around. Thanks for the idea.
> Joe
>
>  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>
>> > > Content-Type: text/plain;       charset=us-ascii
>> > >
>> > > 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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