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cracker23
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Posted Thu Feb 2, 2012, 6:14pm
Subject: Moving to remote location
 

Hello all,

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.

TIA

Edward
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Posted Thu Feb 2, 2012, 6:20pm
Subject: Re: Moving to remote location
 

Have you considered roasting your own beans?

 
I chew coffee beans with my teeth while gargling with 195 F water to enjoy coffee. What is this "coffee brewing" device you speak of?
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Posted Thu Feb 2, 2012, 7:44pm
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I would but not sure if I could find Beans.  It's possible, but I wouldn't know until I get there.
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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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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2012, 6:35pm
Subject: Re: Moving to remote location
 

Just take a little ride south to Yemen. I hear they have coffee beans there!

 
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