[Homeroast] cool water

John Nordling john.nordling at gmail.com
Thu Nov 6 20:05:36 CST 2014


 I do get to work pretty early. .  .

>
> 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
> <javascript:;>> 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 <javascript:;>
> >
> >> On Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 11:44 AM, Michael Baladi <mike at baladi.ws
> <javascript:;>> 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
> <javascript:;>>
> >>> 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*
> >>>>
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~~
"Can't believe how strange it is to be anything at all."   Neutral Milk
Hotel, *In the Aeroplane Over the Sea*

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