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  • inexpensive coffee solution for work?

    my work doesnt have a coffee machine unfortunately..

    what are some inexpensive solutions i can look into?

    Cone filter perhaps?

  • #2
    Re: inexpensive coffee solution for work?

    What does inexpensive mean for you? Obvious answers are thefilter/pourover, French press or Aeropress. I use the Aeropress - about $55 but makes a good cup.

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    • #3
      Re: inexpensive coffee solution for work?

      Have you thought about aeropress.
      http://www.dibartoli.com.au/product_details.asp?pid=179
      or
      and electric stove top
      http://www.dibartoli.com.au/product_details.asp?pid=254

      Regards

      Renzo
      Di Bartoli home Barista Centre

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      • #4
        Re: inexpensive coffee solution for work?

        Bodum single cup Plastic plunger or an Aeropress (not to my liking) and a Kyocera or Hario hand grinder. It will all fit easily back in a desk drawer or a backpack and all you need is hot water. Cost for either of those circa $1-130 for both items.

        If you go bigger then everyone wants to have a go and it can become a pain as no one will look after YOUR gear or clean it etc >

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        • #5
          Re: inexpensive coffee solution for work?

          I recently was in the exact same position as you petar!

          I get around the country a bit these days for work and needed something light, durable and easy to use but it also had to make a good brew.

          I settled on this.. http://www.thingscoffee.com.au/product_info.php?cPath=7&products_id=33

          An Aeropress and Hario grinder. They seem to compliment each other well and produce a great cup of coffee that is similar to a french press on steroids without the mud in the bottom of the cup

          Suits me perfectly for my application. I have actually been using it more often at home too lol

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          • #6
            Re: inexpensive coffee solution for work?

            Originally posted by 566F717F455D1A0 link=1270096102/4#4 date=1270104995
            similar to a french press on steroids without the mud in the bottom of the cup
            We obviously all have very different palates. I do enjoy the aeropress, though mainly for single origins that have been lightly roasted.

            I also enjoy a plunger for a fuller flavour, and if you make it right, there isnt any reason why you would have mud in the bottom of the cup.

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            • #7
              Re: inexpensive coffee solution for work?

              Originally posted by 74555E5E5943300 link=1270096102/5#5 date=1270106033
              I do enjoy the aeropress, though mainly for single origins that have been lightly roasted.
              I have to second that. I took my Aeropress travelling with some darkly roasted El Sal and, later on, the Highlander Supremo blend. Not that good in an Aeropress.

              Also brought some Yunnan coffee back from China that was darkly roasted. Took it around to the boys at Highlander and not that good in the Aeropress or espresso machine (VBM Super Lever double boiler). Worked much better in a plunger.

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              • #8
                Re: inexpensive coffee solution for work?

                Originally posted by 735259595E44370 link=1270096102/5#5 date=1270106033
                there isnt any reason why you would have mud in the bottom of the cup.
                Thats my problem Dennis.... i never seem to be able to get it right
                I own 2 or 3 french presses but rarely use them.

                I enjoy the Aeropress for the single origin experience also. Its a lot easier for me to use than a french press and the results are just great!


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                • #9
                  Re: inexpensive coffee solution for work?

                  Originally posted by 58617F714B53140 link=1270096102/7#7 date=1270114476
                  Thats my problem Dennis.... i never seem to be able to get it right Sad
                  I own 2 or 3 french presses but rarely use them.
                  You should really try that method that has been posted before from coffeegeeks - its on coffeesnobs somewhere in the manual brewing section. I was just about to throw out my plungers and buy an aeropress until I saw that method.

                  Essentially as part of the brewing process the majority of the grinds are removed prior to plunging which ends up with a cleaner cup of coffee closer to drip style, so less grinds and mud in cup.

                  Also I found I wasnt grinding coarse enough for french press.

                  I might still buy an aeropress, for 50 bucks its probably a worthwhile thing to have in the cupboard.

                  Before you give up on plunger, try this method and see how you go.

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