[Homeroast] Brewing without electricity

Yakster yakster at gmail.com
Mon Jul 5 13:04:23 CDT 2010

Pneumatic grinder?  Cordless drill or screwdriver attached to a Hario
Skerton or other hand grinder, Might be an opportunity to sell hand grinders
to folks who buy whole bean and don't have a good grinder.

I've heard of folks who do AeroPress for quick one-off cups, but not sure
you could keep up with that.  Yesterday I smoked some spare ribs and took
them over to the in-laws for the fourth, I was thinking of bringing my
Chemex but worried about breaking it, so I bought the two Starbucks Barista
stainless steel french presses I'd previously found at thrift stores (I
bought one and the Wife found the second and didn't realize I already had
one) and they worked perfectly for coffee.  Beats using the in-law's
percolator!  Maybe press pot service?  I hadn't been using press pot because
of my false burr grinder, but it actually wasn't bitter... maybe it's
because I spend more time now focusing on timing and dosing then before.

I'm thinking that if you can show your customers ways to brew the coffee
like they would at home that taste good then it'll enhance the sale.  You
could keep a few AeroPresses for sale too.

Whatever you decide, best of luck to you!


On Mon, Jul 5, 2010 at 10:27 AM, michael brown <disracer at msn.com> wrote:

> Friends have been urging me to set up a booth at a local farmer's market.
>  I went around this past weekend to do some "research" and see what the
> crowds are like, how everyone else is set up, and do some general "thinkin."
> My thought is to sell coffee by the bag.  I also feel i need to obviously
> offer some coffee by the cup. As i've said in an earlier thread temp is
> hovering around the 90's.  So i'm thinking of making some iced coffee the
> night before to offer.  But i also need to offer hot coffee.  The market is
> from 8a-12p so there is bound to be someone (hopefully a bunch) who would
> also like a hot cup o' joe before it gets too hot and humid.  The first
> obvious problem with serving hot coffee is no electricity.  The second issue
> i see is being able to brew and serve enough to keep up.So I thought i'd tap
> into the experiences and wisdom of the list once again.Here's what I'm
> thinking...
> Get a propane powered, single eye camper stove thingy to boil water.Chemex
> brew into an air pot to keep it warm.My primary concern with this is
> grinding the coffee the night before.  Can't think of a way to grind there
> on site.
> Any ideas and incite would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance!
> Michael B
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