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Brew filter coffee in a bag

Postby Kaz » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:14 pm

Anyone else come across these guys at Caffe Culture? They’re Grower's Cup who are planning to launch in to the UK market. I was intrigued by the concept, but my observation that the portability and compactness of having coffee and filter in a bag was well suited to hiking or camping/picnicking etc didn’t go down very well with the rep. However, the sight of filter coffee being poured out of a paper bag at a dinner party in their advertising banner is, to me, incongruous and confusing (advertising for HandPresso IMHO is clearer and more fun). I think they’re missing an opportunity. Having said that, the sample I tasted at Olympia was good (can’t remember what it was) and I haven’t a clue about the proposed sale price.

I was given a sample but haven’t used it – I’m going to give it to my son who’s coming back to the UK next week to renew his visa – he’s currently involved, for 6 months, in a project to build hiking trails around Lake Baikal in Siberia and raise ecological awareness through educational programmes with local children – all good stuff. This coffee will be just the job to pop in the old rucksack - just hope it still tastes OK…. And yes, I’ve checked, the packaging’s recyclable.

I know that there are a lot of outdoorsy types on this forum. What do you think of this?
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RE: Brew filter coffee in a bag

Postby triptogenetica » Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:49 pm

Sounds interesting. The hiking market seems sensible.

But - the deal-breaker for me - it's pre-ground. IMHO, the Devil's cup.

I find a hand grinder and Aeropress small and light enough to take camping / hiking, even when i have to carry everything on my back.

The hot water source is the heaviest part for me - a Trangia - and that would stay the same.
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RE: Brew filter coffee in a bag

Postby syscrusher » Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:59 pm

I've used them, and if I could readily buy them, I would certainly use them when traveling somewhere I know I won't get any decent coffee, or even in work if I don't feel like dragging in the equipment (and I rarely feel like dragging in the equipment).

It is what it is to a certain extent. Preground yes, not the cleanest cup by any means, but I've had a couple of very drinkable cups from them.

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RE: Brew filter coffee in a bag

Postby Tristan » Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:11 am

I tried it at Caffe Culture, thought it was actually really cool. Pretty much agree with the above...
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