[Homeroast] cool water

Rich rich-mail at octoxol.com
Thu Nov 6 19:02:05 CST 2014


Just about everyone of those machines has a thermostat with a nice knob 
on it. Beware you can set it to continuous boil.

On 11/06/2014 06:10 PM, Michael Koenig wrote:
> John,
>
> I lost my ability to have a grinder and water pot when my office went to open space (they promised good coffee but we got flavia machines). Here's what I do with either my clever or aero press.
>
> I bring water to boiling in the microwave, then figure out the time it takes to cool down to the temperature you want (use your measuring device of choice).  Then I just count the time from when I stop the microwave.  This time can depend heavily on your cup and its insulating properties.
>
> You could also crack open the top of the Bunn when nobody is looking and look for a temperature adjustment in there. I think some have one.
>
> --mike
>
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Nov 6, 2014, at 5:48 PM, John Nordling <john.nordling at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Well, if it wasn't for captain obvious . . . sometimes I wonder about
>> myself.
>>
>> Best solution (that I should have thought of about a year ago):  Measuring
>> cup and microwave.  Off to the super-ultra-mega-mart for a pyrex measuring
>> cup.
>>
>> answers to other questions:
>>
>> 1)  nope, can't have a kettle or my own coffee maker.  I live in a cubicle
>> farm, and they don't allow heating elements because there's not enough
>> electrical capacity to handle it for everyone.  Lots of power in my lab,
>> but no food/drink allowed.
>>
>> 2)  make it at home - i actually leave home by 5:45, and prefer to make my
>> first cup at work, because I can multitask it into my morning, so I do that
>> when I have a late start morning, but normally, it would involve losing
>> another 10 minutes of sleep. (My morning routine consists of roll out,
>> shower, pack lunch and go.)
>>
>> 3) Aeropress - that's one gadget I haven't sprung for yet.  It's on the
>> list, but for the sake of my marriage I am trying not to acquire every
>> coffee making gadget on earth too quickly (not really, but we do have about
>> 6 different ways, three grinders, and my ever growing green collection, the
>> sum total of which my wife is starting to think might be approaching
>> excessive - I disagree, but marriage is about compromise, or so I'm told :)
>> ).
>>
>> 4) The coffee maker at work is (I'm led to believe) part of a contract
>> coffee supply/lease service. It's actually brand new to our area (I think
>> it's a refurb that needs a new element), and it'd be a tough sell to get
>> them to replace it again.  As bad as this one is, the old one was worse
>> (hotter water, but a host of other issues).  It takes 10+ minutes for it to
>> warm water up to whatever its "ready" temperature is after making a carafe.
>>
>> Thanks for your suggestions.  Again - duh.  Sometimes I wonder how I have
>> survived this long without accidentally starving to death or forgetting to
>> put on pants or something.
>>
>> -John
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> ~~
>> "Can't believe how strange it is to be anything at all."   Neutral Milk
>> Hotel, *In the Aeroplane Over the Sea*
>>
>> Email:  john.nordling at gmail.com
>>
>>> On Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 11:44 AM, Michael Baladi <mike at baladi.ws> wrote:
>>>
>>> How about just a coffee thermos full of good coffee made at home? That's
>>> got to be better than what you are making at work.
>>>
>>>
>>>>> On Nov 6, 2014, at 11:56 AM, John Nanci <john at chocolatealchemy.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Are you allowed to bring in another coffee maker?
>>>>
>>>> At 08:34 AM 11/6/2014, you wrote:
>>>>> I have a brewing problem.
>>>>>
>>>>> Our coffee at work is worse than abysmal, so even though it's free, I
>>> bring
>>>>> my homeroast and keep a Clever Coffee Brewer at my desk.
>>>>>
>>>>> The problem (and I think part of the reason the provided coffee is so
>>> bad)
>>>>> is that the Bunn brewer here doesn't get the water hot enough enough.
>>> (My
>>>>> guess is it hits around 180F, but that's just a guess).  I pull hot
>>> water
>>>>> from its tap for my own purposes, and the coffee I make for myself here
>>> is
>>>>> not nearly as good as when I make it at home doing everything the same,
>>>>> except I use a teapot of nearly boiling water.
>>>>>
>>>>> Does anyone have any suggestions on how to make the coffee better?  I'm
>>> not
>>>>> allowed to bring in an electric kettle, or I'd have done that a long
>>> time
>>>>> ago.
>>>>>
>>>>> thanks,
>>>>>
>>>>> John
>>>>> ~~
>>>>> "Can't believe how strange it is to be anything at all."   Neutral Milk
>>>>> Hotel, *In the Aeroplane Over the Sea*
>>>>>
>>>>> Email:  john.nordling at gmail.com
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