[Homeroast] cool water

Gary loudermilk loudegm at gmail.com
Thu Nov 6 19:16:32 CST 2014


How about another job where they have a better coffee maker. :)

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> On Nov 6, 2014, at 5:02 PM, Rich <rich-mail at octoxol.com> wrote:
> 
> 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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