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allenb4473
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Posted Fri Oct 26, 2012, 10:45am
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calblacksmith Said:

Xbox live huh........ I have had some "issues" with the way things are run there! I bet you have NEVER heard that before! :D

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lol...do tell
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Posted Fri Oct 26, 2012, 12:37pm
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Posted Fri Oct 26, 2012, 12:39pm
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OK, you ASKED!
Well, this really isn't the place to get into the whole subject. In short, my internet at home, comes from my cell phone (the only other option is dialup and Hughes net, not much better than dialup at a whole lot more money) and then only when the signal bounces off a few well placed trucks or something, in short, we really don't have internet. A lot of the functionality of all game systems (Xbox is not alone here) relies on internet. There should be an option to be able to use a stand alone computer and download onto a thumb drive for things like download content and all the other nice things you can only get on line.

Ya ya ya, I know easier said than done. Ok, nuf said.
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Espresso: Gaggia Factory / La Peppina...
Grinder: Vario / Kyocera
Vac Pot: Yama 8 + Pyrex Lox-in Rod
Drip: Brazen / Kalita / Chemex /...
Roaster: Behmor
Posted Fri Oct 26, 2012, 5:16pm
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Netphilosopher Said:

CCD:  ~$18, can do percolation or immersion brewing.

Bonavita's working on a porcelain version, price TBD: Click Here (www.home-barista.com)

AeroPress: ~$25 Immersion brewing only, limited undiluted normal strength capacity, small capacity increases chances for error.

EsproPress: $70-$100, Immersion brewing only.

French Press: range from $25 to upwards of $50 depending.  Immersion brewing only.

Hario V60: $25, percolation brewing only.

Posted October 26, 2012 link

Brandon,

For ease of use at work, I'd go with one of the first two options.  You can use them with cone filters and toss the grinds away and cleanup should be a breeze.  I've used and recommend the CCD and I'll be trying out the porcelain Bonavita full immersion brewer once it's released.  You can brew 400 ml of coffee net with the CCD and the Bonavita should be about the same or better.

The AeroPress is also easy to clean up, but the batch size is smaller.  You can brew concentrated coffee and add water, but it may be less convenient.

If you want a fuller body cup with some solids, oils and press pot like taste, you can use a metal mesh filter with the CCD (Kone and others) or the Able Brewing Disk or maybe the kaffeologie S-Filter with the AeroPress.  I've used these methods at work, but they involve a bit more cleanup.

Those are the easy ways to get coffee at work.

I also work in technical support, though I'm not chained to my desk, and these days I mostly make coffee at work (when I do) with a Kalita Wave Style set, a pouring kettle I re-purposed from an olive oil kettle from a thrift store, and an electric water kettle to boost the hot water from the cooler up to boiling so that I can let it cool a bit and pour at the right temps.  This is more involved, more expensive, takes more time... deeper down the rabbit hole.  I pair this with a Hario Slim grinder and I run the ground coffee through the hand grinder a second time to get a more even grind.

I also have a mypressi Twist espresso maker in a kit with a hand grinder that I was using to make espresso at work.  I haven't used it in several weeks, probably because I've really been enjoying playing with the Kalita Wave at work and partly because I've been pulling an espresso shot at home before I leave for work on a Gaggia Factory.

My latest purchase was the long awaited Behmor Brazen pot brewer.  I brew a 900 ml pot of coffee every morning for the family using 50 grams of fresh coffee and I end up drinking about 400 ml of the resultant 800 ml pot.  I think this combined with the macchiato I make in the morning is why I haven't been making coffee at work as often.

 
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allenb4473
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Posted Fri Oct 26, 2012, 6:58pm
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Yeah that new brazen setup looks pretty sweet and so does that CO2 expresso maker.  For now I think I'll go with the CCD, wire screen,  and the digital kettle.

One question... it appears as if the CCD needs to have a mated mug? True? Mine are pretty wide at the mouth, I might need to buy something for that too
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Espresso: Bezzera BZ07 PM
Grinder: Baratza Virtuoso Preciso...
Vac Pot: Cona D
Drip: Bona-Vita, CCD, Aeropress.
Roaster: Gene Cafe, Modded Poppers
Posted Sat Oct 27, 2012, 8:41am
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Yeah, you do need to make sure that the CCD fits the mug (or thermos) you'll be using, or transfer via an intermediate vessel (a milk frothing pitcher works well for this, and is easy to preheat with a bit of left over brewing water).  I have straight sided 16oz mugs that are not too big, but some large mugs with flared rims can be too big, and need you to balance the CCD partially on the edge.
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Espresso: Bialetti 6-cup moka pot
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Posted Tue Oct 30, 2012, 7:22am
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For single cups, I use either a two-cup (which equals one of *my* cups) Wear-ever drip-o-lator, or, if I'm in a hurry, my Braun 4-cup coffee maker (gold mesh, 200 degree brewing temp). For larger quantities, a 7-cup Drip-o-lator. My collection of coffee-making devices continues to grow...
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