The coffee at work is horrible! The last few months I have been brewing a fresh pot each morning that I bring in a thermos instead. I share with my colleagues - enthusiastically telling about the origin, degrees of roast, grind quality etc. We try to compare with what we had yesterday. Sometimes they laugh at me, sometimes they laugh with me, but its all good fun and everyone enjoys the coffee
It's usually gone within an hour or two.
Problem is though, it doesn't taste like it does fresh off the pot (or french press). My thermos is a good stainless steel type that one a few consumer awards for retaining heat etc. I keep it clean by using espresso cleaner quite often. It still tastes like thermos coffee..
I am not allowed to place a drip coffee machine in the office but there is semi-hot water available (its better than hot tap water but not close to boiling, I will bring a thermometer tomorrow to measure).
What should I do? Are there other types of thermos available? I have a Bodum pavina cappuccino glass with the double sided wall which I love. Is there a thermos with that type of "technology"?
What if I grind before I leave home and then make a french press once I arrive (an hour later with the semi-hot water)?