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phaelon56

Nalgene bottle as a press pot

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Despite the fact that I'm opposed on so many levels to using plastic as a vessel to brew or serve coffee... this new gizmo sure looks handy for backpackers and other travelers who need to pack light.

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My sister broke so many glass press pots that I finally got her one made of Lexan. It's encased in a steel cage for travel, but it just travels from her sink to her counter and back. I also got her a stainless steel travel mug sized one, for when she has to be at the gym and needs her caffeine. Guess what happened? She uses the travel mug press all the time lately! So, now she has 2 presses sitting on the already busy counter... :blink:

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This is EXACTLY the kind of news that rekindles my belief that man is resiliant and continually on the lookout for ways to improve the human condition.

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This is EXACTLY the kind of news that rekindles my belief that man is resiliant and continually on the lookout for ways to improve the human condition.

And at $20 a pop these are bound to improve someone's micro-economy. It doesn't even include the price of the bottle.

I'll take Lexan over other plastics any time but gimme good old 18/10 stainless steel and I'll be much happier.

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This is EXACTLY the kind of news that rekindles my belief that man is resiliant and continually on the lookout for ways to improve the human condition.

And at $20 a pop these are bound to improve someone's micro-economy. It doesn't even include the price of the bottle.

I'll take Lexan over other plastics any time but gimme good old 18/10 stainless steel and I'll be much happier.

Here you go http://www.campmor.com/webapp/wcs/stores/s...mberId=12500226

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I have been backpacking my whole life, and up until now, I never realized that Nalgene was heat-resistant. As it must be if you are using it as a French press container. Amazing.

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Have you seen the AeroPress? it is a press-style coffee maker invented by the guy who created the Aerobie flying ring (like a frisbee, but just a ring).

Here is information on it.

It is like a French press, but it is straight through rather than pressing the grounds down then pouring out the top, you press straight through.

I've had coffee made with it and it is very good - not the same as espresso at all of course, but for regular coffee brewing it is pretty good.

It is plastic and appears to be tough.

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Have you seen the AeroPress?  it is a press-style coffee maker invented by the guy who created the Aerobie flying ring (like a frisbee, but just a ring).

Here is information on it.

It is like a French press, but it is straight through rather than pressing the grounds down then pouring out the top, you press straight through.

I've had coffee made with it and it is very good - not the same as espresso at all of course, but for regular coffee brewing it is pretty good.

It is plastic and appears to be tough.

Picked one of these up, since its cheap, and might be a potential workaround for my upcoming holiday Coffee Hell.

Doesn't quite have the body of french press and definitely not the delicious fine foam you would find on a good espresso.

On the plus side, it is very fast, not messy at all, easy to clean, and makes a very good highly concentrated cup of coffee. Especially, it seems to give excellent expression to the aroma of the bean. I think it would be perfect for an office setting. All you would need is a cup, the Aeropress, ground beans, and something to heat your water.


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Have you seen the AeroPress? 

I just got reminded of this (hat-tip to www.digg.com)

Do you really brew this for 30 total seconds? Egads, that doesn't sound like long. But, for some applications, my melitta 1-cup doesn't quite work--it doesn't fit well on my thermos that I take to classes. So, I'm looking for alternatives.

Has anyone had more experience with this? What are the required brew temperatures? What do extended brew times do?

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Nalgene containers are remarkably really and indispensible. They are extremely heat and cold resitant. I freeze water inside to put into a cooler for car trips - kills two birds with one stone and once it thaws, you have cold drinking water.

I have never seen the press but it is a great invention. At $20, a little steep though.

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