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Re: Coffee lover?

Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:04 pm

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I think the Hario says that you appreciate simple design well thought out design .... or maybe you have a meth lab.

So you're half right :wink:

I have seen some old versions of these. Does it make good coffee? :cool:

Ridiculously well refined. Better even than my metal filtered Aeropress in just eliminating any trace of bitterness but it does change the character of the more... lively... beans. And it's brewed coffee, not espresso. It is hugely entertaining to use though.

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Re: Coffee lover?

Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:09 pm

I must be lucky, I can make perfect coffee at home now. Locally roasted beans, and an AWESOME sunbeam machine. :-)
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Re: Coffee lover?

Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:41 pm

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I have lusted after their lever machines for years and even took a class in how to drive one. It's such a fantastic way to make something but I've stuck with their Espresso Inn Lusso pump machine until such time as I completely lose all self control :wink:

So it seems self control is over-rated :?

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The combination of money in my PayPal account from selling kites, this thread and a little spare time at work to find a cheap..... cheaper..... one lead me to this sorry state of affairs.

I regret NOTHING !!!!!! :twisted:

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Re: Coffee lover?

Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:10 pm

I see Mike resisted the eagle, but not the (unnecessary) pressure gauge. Nevertheless, have fun!
Where do we go now, grinders or beans ??

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Re: Coffee lover?

Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:17 pm

What's the entry-level budget on these espresso machines in the UK without buying a complete dud?
 
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Re: Coffee lover?

Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:06 pm

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What's the entry-level budget on these espresso machines in the UK without buying a complete dud?

I toyed with all this some time ago - you need a decent grinder too ... something like this bundle

http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/rancil ... er-package

or better yet

http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/rancil ... er-package

Costs more than my missus wanted to let me spend at the time.

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Re: Coffee lover?

Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:54 am

Good grief - that's about 3 kites.

Never try to rationalise capital purchases (kites, coffee machines, cars, ..., lego sets, yoyos, etc)
Just economise a bit until you can afford it,

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Re: Coffee lover?

Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:51 am

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I see Mike resisted the eagle, but not the (unnecessary) pressure gauge.

Just as it comes :wink:

Where do we go now, grinders or beans ??

Grinders - Zassenhaus for the masochist/purist, any motor driven burr type for those without a registerable mental health condition.
Beans - variety is the spice of life.

Much like audio equipment or carbon spars you can spend silly amounts of money for marginal~debatable gains in the end product but, depending on the individual, it might just make them very happy.

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Re: Coffee lover?

Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:52 pm

This is worth watching

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/v ... stas-video

All the machines are interesting - the Rok looks great ... but its spendy compared to the Aeropress (which I've just ordered).

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Re: Coffee lover?

Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:15 pm

Think I'll stick with my stove-top!
 
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Re: Coffee lover?

Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:13 pm

An updated Atomic stovetop (clickable)

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http://lovethelittleguy.com/product/the-little-guy

So spendy tho ! More than a machine FFS

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Re: Coffee lover?

Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:36 am

fworley wrote:
An updated Atomic stovetop (clickable)

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http://lovethelittleguy.com/product/the-little-guy

So spendy tho ! More than a machine FFS

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They call it the Otto. Pretty but I'd rather have a proper espresso machine for less money
 
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Re: Coffee lover?

Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:40 am

fworley wrote:
Andy S wrote:
What's the entry-level budget on these espresso machines in the UK without buying a complete dud?

I toyed with all this some time ago - you need a decent grinder too ... something like this bundle

http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/rancil ... er-package

or better yet

http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/rancil ... er-package

Costs more than my missus wanted to let me spend at the time.

-Frazer


The rancilio is the best grinder . Good grinding and fresh beans are probably the most underrated parts in making a proper cup of coffee :cool:
 
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Re: Coffee lover?

Sat Dec 12, 2015 4:40 pm

Resurrecting this thread ... just started a new job and they have a Rocket Giotto here:

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The grinder looks like a serios piece of kit too - I've not yet tried them out - for fear of making a tit of myself.

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Re: Coffee lover?

Sat Dec 12, 2015 4:43 pm

And the beans are Illy ... same stuff they dump in the machine for the rest of us plebs.

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-Frazer