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Date: 18 Sep 2006 21:23:05
From: Tony Jester
Subject: Electric tea kettles
My daughter has found herself stuck on campus with no car and the college
espresso is totally undrinkable. I'm thinking a small french press and
electric tea pot would be good??? What would be a good electric tea kettle.
I notice there are a lot to choose from. Any other suggestions on how she
can best get her coffee fix? Thanks!

-Tony-






 
Date: 19 Sep 2006 18:36:39
From: Felix
Subject: Re: Electric tea kettles
Tony Jester admits:
> It's my fault, I got her addicted to espresso. Some sort
> of genetic chemical deficiency that runs in the Jester
> family I suspect. We can't live without it.

I'm surprised nobody recommended an Aeropress.

> I'm sending her a whirly blade and Melitta one cup cone.

For some reason, I've switched to using such a mill. As bad as it is,
it seemed like the best alternative under the circumstances.

> she doesn't need the electric kettle which turns out is
> against the rules.

In that case, I won't recommend this:
http://www.uptontea.com/shopcart/item.asp?itemid=AK16

I've never used one, but all my experiences with Upton were positive.


Felix



 
Date: 19 Sep 2006 10:14:43
From: Jack Denver
Subject: Re: Electric tea kettles
If you wanted to stay on the safe side and fit in with a student schedule
and impulsiveness , a nice Japanese hot water dispenser would really be
best - hot water all the time, no risk of spills.

http://www.qvc.com/asp/frameset.asp?aol_refer=false&msn_refer=false&nest=http://www.qvc.com/scripts/detail.dll?item=K118566!tpl=DETAIL!ref=GBA&ref=GBA&cm_ven=GOOGLEBASE&cm_cat=COOKING%20%26%20DINING&cm_pla=KITCHEN%20ELECTRICS&cm_ite=K118566

Not just for coffee, but tea, instant noodles, etc. Alternatively if the
dorm allows microwave ovens, you can get even more use out of one - just
heat the water in a glass measuring cup - you just have to be careful not to
superheat the water. Once you know the correct timing to get you to 200F,
that's no problem. A small microwave would cost no more than a hot pot.

I'd go with a pourover Melitta cone and paper filters - more compatible
with a whirly grinder, easier cleanup.





"Tony Jester" <nospam@nospam.com > wrote in message
news:Z6EPg.2865$6S3.2006@newssvr25.news.prodigy.net...
> My daughter has found herself stuck on campus with no car and the college
> espresso is totally undrinkable. I'm thinking a small french press and
> electric tea pot would be good??? What would be a good electric tea
> kettle.
> I notice there are a lot to choose from. Any other suggestions on how
> she
> can best get her coffee fix? Thanks!
>
> -Tony-
>
>




  
Date: 21 Sep 2006 02:17:10
From: Tony Jester
Subject: Re: Electric tea kettles
"Jack Denver" <nunuvyer@netscape.net > wrote in message
news:eq6dnfHg1tPJZpLYnZ2dnUVZ_rydnZ2d@comcast.com...
> If you wanted to stay on the safe side and fit in with a student
schedule
> and impulsiveness , a nice Japanese hot water dispenser would really be
> best - hot water all the time, no risk of spills.
>
>
http://www.qvc.com/asp/frameset.asp?aol_refer=false&msn_refer=false&nest=htt
p://www.qvc.com/scripts/detail.dll?item=K118566!tpl=DETAIL!ref=GBA&ref=GBA&c
m_ven=GOOGLEBASE&cm_cat=COOKING%20%26%20DINING&cm_pla=KITCHEN%20ELECTRICS&cm
_ite=K118566
>
> Not just for coffee, but tea, instant noodles, etc. Alternatively if the
> dorm allows microwave ovens, you can get even more use out of one - just
> heat the water in a glass measuring cup - you just have to be careful not
to
> superheat the water. Once you know the correct timing to get you to 200F,
> that's no problem. A small microwave would cost no more than a hot pot.
>
> I'd go with a pourover Melitta cone and paper filters - more compatible
> with a whirly grinder, easier cleanup.
>

That's a cool gizmo. Thanks!




 
Date: 18 Sep 2006 23:11:06
From: Marshall
Subject: Re: Electric tea kettles
On Mon, 18 Sep 2006 21:23:05 GMT, "Tony Jester" <nospam@nospam.com >
wrote:

> Any other suggestions on how she
>can best get her coffee fix? Thanks!
>
>-Tony-

Obviously she has to get her priorities straight and transfer to a
school with better coffee. If you describe her major and other
educational interests, we'll do our best to make a good match.

Has she considered New Mexico State (Bernie Digman's roost)?

shall "U. of Washington, Portland State, Cornell, NYU, Chicago,
Berkeley, UCLA and Georgetown also come to mind"


  
Date: 19 Sep 2006 23:33:59
From: Tony Jester
Subject: Re: Electric tea kettles

"shall" <mrfuss@ihatespamearthlink.net > wrote in message
news:hb9ug2hp6hnlgm5jl8vohd1j26bs9arjuj@4ax.com...
> On Mon, 18 Sep 2006 21:23:05 GMT, "Tony Jester" <nospam@nospam.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Any other suggestions on how she
> >can best get her coffee fix? Thanks!
> >
> >-Tony-
>
> Obviously she has to get her priorities straight and transfer to a
> school with better coffee. If you describe her major and other
> educational interests, we'll do our best to make a good match.
>
> Has she considered New Mexico State (Bernie Digman's roost)?
>
> shall "U. of Washington, Portland State, Cornell, NYU, Chicago,
> Berkeley, UCLA and Georgetown also come to mind"

She's an architect major at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Good school for that.
Yale has a good program too, but this was a lot closer ;-)

It's my fault, I got her addicted to espresso. Some sort of genetic
chemical deficiency that runs in the Jester family I suspect. We can't live
without it.

I'm sending her a whirly blade and Melitta one cup cone. I found out there
is a kitchen in the dorm so she doesn't need the electric kettle which turns
out is against the rules. Thanks for the advice!

-Tony-




   
Date: 20 Sep 2006 02:14:31
From: Marshall
Subject: Re: Electric tea kettles
On Tue, 19 Sep 2006 23:33:59 GMT, "Tony Jester" <nospam@nospam.com >
wrote:

>
>"shall" <mrfuss@ihatespamearthlink.net> wrote in message
>news:hb9ug2hp6hnlgm5jl8vohd1j26bs9arjuj@4ax.com...
>> On Mon, 18 Sep 2006 21:23:05 GMT, "Tony Jester" <nospam@nospam.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> > Any other suggestions on how she
>> >can best get her coffee fix? Thanks!
>> >
>> >-Tony-
>>
>> Obviously she has to get her priorities straight and transfer to a
>> school with better coffee. If you describe her major and other
>> educational interests, we'll do our best to make a good match.
>>
>> Has she considered New Mexico State (Bernie Digman's roost)?
>>
>> shall "U. of Washington, Portland State, Cornell, NYU, Chicago,
>> Berkeley, UCLA and Georgetown also come to mind"
>
>She's an architect major at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Good school for that.
>Yale has a good program too, but this was a lot closer ;-)

Problem solved! She transfers to Cal Poly Pomona and gets her coffee
at Coffee Klatch.

shall "glad to be of service"


  
Date: 19 Sep 2006 00:11:28
From: I->Ian
Subject: Re: Electric tea kettles
On Mon, 18 Sep 2006 23:11:06 GMT, shall
<mrfuss@ihatespamearthlink.net > wrote:

>On Mon, 18 Sep 2006 21:23:05 GMT, "Tony Jester" <nospam@nospam.com>
>wrote:
>
>> Any other suggestions on how she
>>can best get her coffee fix? Thanks!
>>
>>-Tony-
>
>Obviously she has to get her priorities straight and transfer to a
>school with better coffee. If you describe her major and other
>educational interests, we'll do our best to make a good match.
>
>Has she considered New Mexico State (Bernie Digman's roost)?
>
>shall "U. of Washington, Portland State, Cornell, NYU, Chicago,
>Berkeley, UCLA and Georgetown also come to mind"

As do Roma, Vincence, Piza, Fiorenza...

... an edumacation is more 'n jes' book lernen


  
Date: 18 Sep 2006 18:51:51
From: Harry Moos
Subject: Re: Electric tea kettles
Times have probably changed since I was in college in the 1950's, but we
could not have heating element appliances in our rooms back then due to fire
hazards.

"shall" <mrfuss@ihatespamearthlink.net > wrote in message
news:hb9ug2hp6hnlgm5jl8vohd1j26bs9arjuj@4ax.com...
> On Mon, 18 Sep 2006 21:23:05 GMT, "Tony Jester" <nospam@nospam.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Any other suggestions on how she
>>can best get her coffee fix? Thanks!
>>
>>-Tony-
>
> Obviously she has to get her priorities straight and transfer to a
> school with better coffee. If you describe her major and other
> educational interests, we'll do our best to make a good match.
>
> Has she considered New Mexico State (Bernie Digman's roost)?
>
> shall "U. of Washington, Portland State, Cornell, NYU, Chicago,
> Berkeley, UCLA and Georgetown also come to mind"




   
Date: 19 Sep 2006 01:12:20
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: Electric tea kettles
Same here Harry, but things change. For example - We weren't allowed to keep
pets in the frat house, now ewes are common items at some Greek houses.
--
Robert (Sex with animals is disgusting,,, except for my first wife.) Harmon
http://tinyurl.com/pou2y
http://tinyurl.com/psfob
http://tinyurl.com/fkd6r

"Harry Moos" <harrym@ruraltel.net > wrote in message
news:IYadnQjmM5qFrJLYnZ2dnUVZ_rWdnZ2d@news.ruraltel.net...
> Times have probably changed since I was in college in the 1950's, but we
> could not have heating element appliances in our rooms back then due to
> fire hazards.
>
> "shall" <mrfuss@ihatespamearthlink.net> wrote in message
> news:hb9ug2hp6hnlgm5jl8vohd1j26bs9arjuj@4ax.com...
>> On Mon, 18 Sep 2006 21:23:05 GMT, "Tony Jester" <nospam@nospam.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Any other suggestions on how she
>>>can best get her coffee fix? Thanks!
>>>
>>>-Tony-
>>
>> Obviously she has to get her priorities straight and transfer to a
>> school with better coffee. If you describe her major and other
>> educational interests, we'll do our best to make a good match.
>>
>> Has she considered New Mexico State (Bernie Digman's roost)?
>>
>> shall "U. of Washington, Portland State, Cornell, NYU, Chicago,
>> Berkeley, UCLA and Georgetown also come to mind"
>
>




 
Date: 18 Sep 2006 22:11:15
From: Tony Jester
Subject: Re: Electric tea kettles

"Tony Jester" <nospam@nospam.com > wrote in message
news:Z6EPg.2865$6S3.2006@newssvr25.news.prodigy.net...
> My daughter has found herself stuck on campus with no car and the college
> espresso is totally undrinkable. I'm thinking a small french press and
> electric tea pot would be good??? What would be a good electric tea
kettle.
> I notice there are a lot to choose from. Any other suggestions on how
she
> can best get her coffee fix? Thanks!
>
> -Tony-

I forgot, she will also need a small grinder. It really needs to take up as
little room as possible. What would be good? Thanks.

-Tony-




  
Date: 18 Sep 2006 18:45:20
From: Ken Fox
Subject: Re: Electric tea kettles
"Tony Jester" <nospam@nospam.com > wrote in message
news:7QEPg.3078$6S3.1668@newssvr25.news.prodigy.net...
>
> "Tony Jester" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:Z6EPg.2865$6S3.2006@newssvr25.news.prodigy.net...
>> My daughter has found herself stuck on campus with no car and the college
>> espresso is totally undrinkable. I'm thinking a small french press and
>> electric tea pot would be good??? What would be a good electric tea
> kettle.
>> I notice there are a lot to choose from. Any other suggestions on how
> she
>> can best get her coffee fix? Thanks!
>>
>> -Tony-
>
> I forgot, she will also need a small grinder. It really needs to take up
> as
> little room as possible. What would be good? Thanks.
>
> -Tony-
>
>

I have one of those Bodum electric kettles also and use it on road trips
from time to time. I bought it eons ago, I think from Crate and Barrel, but
your nearby Target or Walt might carry it or something similar. As for a
grinder, I wouldn't pay that much for something to make French press coffee
in a dorm room. Have a look at what Costco has for sale.

Alternatively you could just buy a Melita plastic one cup cone for about
$2.50 and a supply of cheap filters. I actually prefer brewed coffee made
that way to what I can get out of a French press. One advantage of the
Melita cone is that if the cheap grinder makes a lot of dust, the paper
filter will catch it whereas it will come through the mesh in the French
press, into the coffee, as "mud."

ken




 
Date: 18 Sep 2006 21:38:02
From: I->Ian
Subject: Re: Electric tea kettles
On Mon, 18 Sep 2006 21:23:05 GMT, "Tony Jester" <nospam@nospam.com >
wrote:

>My daughter has found herself stuck on campus with no car and the college
>espresso is totally undrinkable. I'm thinking a small french press and
>electric tea pot would be good??? What would be a good electric tea kettle.
>I notice there are a lot to choose from. Any other suggestions on how she
>can best get her coffee fix? Thanks!
>
>-Tony-
>

I've used the small Bodum Mini Ibis for 5+ years. No complaints.
http://www.bodumusa.com/shop/line.asp?MD=2&GID=77&LID=449&CHK=&SLT=&mscssid=M6B6PBBHDEWX8MG0MWJN5Q639KJTBJAB

NOTE : Don't recommend the larger Ibis as the contact arrangement is
made of a plastic with a too low melting point. It deforms over time.
Or when the help turns on an empty kettle. Mine is taking up space in
a landfill...


  
Date: 18 Sep 2006 21:45:34
From: Tony Jester
Subject: Re: Electric tea kettles

"I- >Ian" <someone@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:k24ug2papg2enphk23qncsgcig00j9olr3@4ax.com...
> On Mon, 18 Sep 2006 21:23:05 GMT, "Tony Jester" <nospam@nospam.com>
> wrote:
>
> >My daughter has found herself stuck on campus with no car and the college
> >espresso is totally undrinkable. I'm thinking a small french press and
> >electric tea pot would be good??? What would be a good electric tea
kettle.
> >I notice there are a lot to choose from. Any other suggestions on how
she
> >can best get her coffee fix? Thanks!
> >
> >-Tony-
> >
>
> I've used the small Bodum Mini Ibis for 5+ years. No complaints.
>
http://www.bodumusa.com/shop/line.asp?MD=2&GID=77&LID=449&CHK=&SLT=&mscssid=
M6B6PBBHDEWX8MG0MWJN5Q639KJTBJAB
>
> NOTE : Don't recommend the larger Ibis as the contact arrangement is
> made of a plastic with a too low melting point. It deforms over time.
> Or when the help turns on an empty kettle. Mine is taking up space in
> a landfill...
>

Is it a pain having the cord attached? From what I've read, people seem to
prefer having one where the kettle comes off the the base.




   
Date: 18 Sep 2006 23:07:11
From: I->Ian
Subject: Re: Electric tea kettles
On Mon, 18 Sep 2006 21:45:34 GMT, "Tony Jester" <nospam@nospam.com >
wrote:

>
>Is it a pain having the cord attached? From what I've read, people seem to
>prefer having one where the kettle comes off the the base.

It's not a problem for me. I fill it from bottled water and just
arrange my stuff so I can pour with the kettle plugged in.

Most small kettles don't have removable bases. We have a larger Braun
that does and it is excellent with a much better design for the
connector.