Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: inexpensive coffee solution for work?

  1. #1
    Senior Member petar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    122

    inexpensive coffee solution for work?

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    my work doesnt have a coffee machine unfortunately..

    what are some inexpensive solutions i can look into?

    Cone filter perhaps?

  2. #2
    Senior Member flynnaus's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    4,155

    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.

  3. #3
    Site Sponsor
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    1

    Re: inexpensive coffee solution for work?

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

    Regards

    Renzo
    Di Bartoli home Barista Centre


  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Port Fairy
    Posts
    2,993

    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 >:(

  5. #5
    Senior Member Luke_G's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Northen Rivers
    Posts
    659

    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 I had a laugh

  6. #6
    Senior Member Dennis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    4,512

    Re: inexpensive coffee solution for work?

    Quote 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. ;)

  7. #7
    Senior Member flynnaus's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    4,155

    Re: inexpensive coffee solution for work?

    Quote 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.

  8. #8
    Senior Member Luke_G's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Northen Rivers
    Posts
    659

    Re: inexpensive coffee solution for work?

    Quote 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!



  9. #9
    Senior Member bennett's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    294

    Re: inexpensive coffee solution for work?

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Quote 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.



Similar Threads

  1. Inexpensive Turbo/Convection Oven from Aldi
    By lindsayra in forum Roasters
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 12th July 2010, 12:03 PM
  2. Coffee at work
    By Tsuken in forum General Coffee Related...
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 13th April 2010, 08:21 PM
  3. Solution hot coffee problem
    By CBSstudent in forum General Coffee Related...
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 3rd November 2008, 07:41 PM
  4. Coffee at work.
    By tim in forum General Coffee Related...
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 20th February 2006, 12:32 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •