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Old 01-31-2009, 06:46 PM   #1
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every time i travel i have a hard time getting a good cup of coffe. i need my coffee to get going in the AM. the so the question is- where do u draw the line at coffee. would u drink the free stuff that is in most hotel rooms, starbuck or other coffee chains. or do u hold out till u know u can get a good cup.

Most of the time i will just hit up a chain and get some espresso to get a good boost. i wont tuch the free stuff in the room. i have thought about bringing my own coffee to brew in the room but i dont trust the coffee maker in the room (more the person who used it before me).
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Old 01-31-2009, 07:10 PM   #2
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Carrying my own mokapot, fresh grounds and MSR single burner gas stove is pretty much my limit. Good for car or motorcycle; gas can is not ideally suited to travel by commercial air carrier.

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Old 01-31-2009, 07:14 PM   #3
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Default Re: how low would u go for a cup

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now thats is a cool idea. that may be a little much for me to pack on some of my trips but i do bring my moka pot to work alot and i have brought it to herfs before. the burner idea is realy cool
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Old 01-31-2009, 07:16 PM   #4
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Usually I just hit Starbucks and deal...
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Carrying my own mokapot, fresh grounds and MSR single burner gas stove is pretty much my limit. Good for car or motorcycle; gas can is not ideally suited to travel by commercial air carrier.

I wish I had all of the toys that Mister Moo has. Can you really use this on a trip on your motorcycle? I have a nice touring bike and I never thought they had something like this. Lizard Lick? For real?
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Old 01-31-2009, 09:28 PM   #6
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...use this on a trip on your motorcycle? Lizard Lick? For real?
Yes - bike moka is fast and easy; Mrs. Moo and I like it for b'fast on trips. I like it midday on long trips to keep alert/wired if there are no better choices. GL1800 may have a little more storage than you're used to but the gear is very compact.

Yes - Lizard Lick (unincorporated, Wake County) is east of Raleigh and north of Wendell. Come by or we'll meet in SC for a stogie and a coffee.
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:30 PM   #7
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Default Re: how low would u go for a cup

I deal with what is there for my first cup. And then move on to something much better. But I want to get a hot pot and bring my press and my own ground coffee. That will travel anywhere.
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:54 PM   #8
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How low? Wow, reminding me of a cup I had last winter.

My family remodeled our shore-house deck at the Jersey Shore last summer and a few of us went down to measure, brainstorm, and generally just figure things out before we got started. It was cold, the heat was off, but the electric was still on. After about an hour we decided to brew a pot of coffee to warm us up. The only grounds we had were stale Maxwell House from who knows when, and we had no choice but to brew it in a 1980's model Mr. Coffee. That was by far the lowest I've ever gone. BAAAAAAAD!
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Old 01-31-2009, 11:26 PM   #9
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every time i travel i have a hard time getting a good cup of coffe. i need my coffee to get going in the AM. the so the question is- where do u draw the line at coffee. would u drink the free stuff that is in most hotel rooms, starbuck or other coffee chains. or do u hold out till u know u can get a good cup.

Most of the time i will just hit up a chain and get some espresso to get a good boost. i wont tuch the free stuff in the room. i have thought about bringing my own coffee to brew in the room but i dont trust the coffee maker in the room (more the person who used it before me).

My need for caffeine > My need for good coffee.

So, I have and will go pretty low to get my early mornin' caffeine.
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Old 02-01-2009, 06:41 AM   #10
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My need for caffeine > My need for good coffee.

So, I have and will go pretty low to get my early mornin' caffeine.
Same here. When I'm traveling I fill the room coffeemaker before I go to bed so all I have to do is hit the switch when I get up. I'll drink those two sorry cups just to keep me going until I can get out of the room and find something better. I really try not to think about where that coffeemaker's been.
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I am a whore, I will drink anything with caffeine..
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Old 02-01-2009, 08:11 AM   #12
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Default Re: how low would u go for a cup

Coffee is like oxygen... whether I'm breathing the clean country air or a mouthful of polluted exhaust from a truck driving by inthe city... I have no choice but to breath. The same is true for coffee. If the best thing available tastes like warm water run over burnt peanut shells, I'll do it.

I'd say time is the major factor. If a crappy coffee is available, but a better cup can be had 20 minutes later... I'll wait for the better cup.
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:35 AM   #13
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so the question is- where do u draw the line at coffee. would u drink the free stuff that is in most hotel rooms, starbuck or other coffee chains.
i never trust that the person before me in the room didnt piss in the coffee machine for a joke ....and i doubt that the cleaning staff runs disinfectant through the machines daily(or ever)....so i just suck it up and suffer with whatever the coffee in the place im visiting has to offer...that includes suffering @ starburnts
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I home roast as well, but if unable to drink that will settle for starbucks.
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Old 02-01-2009, 09:31 PM   #15
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lol guys. it sound like caffeine wins just about every time
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Old 02-01-2009, 09:51 PM   #16
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Default Re: how low would u go for a cup

Get one of these Bodum combo cup/press.
http://www.bodumusa.com/shop/line.as...FUMJH5XXS32T85
All you need then is your favorite ground coffee and a good source of hot water. The hotel lobby would probably be the safest.
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:18 PM   #17
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Or this would work. http://www.bodumusa.com/shop/line.as...FUMJH5XXS32T85
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Cheap-but-honest hotel room/convenience store Robusta Blend is okay if there's no decent alternative. Starbucks is not a decent alternative.
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pretty tortuous ad copy on that one.


I got a bodum insulated one cupper (10-12 oz or so) cup/press at Target a few years back, it was plastic and about 10 bucks. I haven't thought about using it in a very long time.
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...one cupper (10-12 oz or so) cup/press at Target a few years back, it was plastic and about 10 bucks. I haven't thought about using it in a very long time.
Same. Got a Planetary Design press cup (very cool looking, with hollow base to hold a bonus cop of grinds) but find it impractical. Dusty.
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