cracker23 Senior Member Joined: 2 Feb 2012 Posts: 8 Location: Saudi Arabia Expertise: Just starting
Posted Thu Feb 2, 2012, 6:14pm Subject: Moving to remote location
I am moving to Saudi Arabia in a month, and I am considering the purchase of the Silvano by QuickMill as I'm trying to haul as many creature comforts as I can with me.
My question is this: I doubt I'll be able to find any resemblance of decent (or fresh) coffee beans. In your opinion, is buying an espresso machine without the ability to get decent beans a waste of money? Should I just park this idea until I return to civilization?
An alternate strategy would be to load up on beans each time I vacation and then store them per some of the recommendations on the forum.
calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 5,761 Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A. Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: ECM Veneziano A1 Grinder: Many different commercial Vac Pot: 40s era Silex Drip: Milita, Bunn&Curtis... Roaster: Cast iron pan, gas burner
Posted Fri Feb 3, 2012, 9:37am Subject: Re: Moving to remote location
Roasting your own is the only way to get fresh coffee, green they will keep a long time and you could buy them online before you leave and when you can get to a more civilized location for long enough to get mail.
Do consider some sort of water treatment too, coffee is nearly all water, good water helps to get good coffee.
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