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Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #75 on: March 19, 2012, 01:53:54 PM »
We have Wawa coffee at work, foldgers at home.  You guys and all your special ways of making coffee are really tempting me to buy more kitchen gadgets and I am a sucker for kitchen gadgets.
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Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #76 on: March 19, 2012, 02:49:35 PM »
We have Wawa coffee at work, foldgers at home.  You guys and all your special ways of making coffee are really tempting me to buy more kitchen gadgets and I am a sucker for kitchen gadgets.

It really is no joke. If you drink your coffee black currently and don't put a bunch of crap in it you will most likely be very happy with the cup of coffee you can produce w/ a pour over kit, french press, etc.

That is, unless your taste buds suck. :)

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Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #77 on: March 19, 2012, 03:05:32 PM »
I don't doubt you guys, I used to drink espresso from one of those one hitter, boil on the stove things with some LavAzza Espresso, so so good.  I love the taste of coffee, black.  Sometimes I put hazelnut creamer in there but I mostly like it black.
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Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #78 on: April 18, 2012, 05:45:49 PM »
I've started using agave in my coffee instead of sugar. I'm noticing that the caffeine seems to work more. I wonder if the sugar was causing me to crash a bit?

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Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #79 on: April 18, 2012, 05:48:27 PM »
Wouldn't surprise me.

A got a new grinder, Baratza Encore, to replace my seven year old KitchAid with worn out burrs.  Night and day difference.  The grounds are way more consistent.  Less "sludge" for the same size grounds. 




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Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #80 on: May 02, 2012, 09:23:13 PM »
Super automatics aren't my thing (they're more expensive and don't perform as well as a more conventional machine), but you've gotta admit that the design on this one is cool -


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Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #81 on: May 04, 2012, 02:10:36 PM »
cuanto questa?

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Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #82 on: May 04, 2012, 02:13:57 PM »
Haven't seen any pricing - may or may not be vaporware. Counter top super automatics, complete with auto frothing attachments, start a little around $2.5k. I would guess that this thing, when and if it comes to market, will be no less than $5k.

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Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #83 on: May 04, 2012, 02:18:17 PM »
That is definately getting added to the list of things I am buying when I win the lottery.

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Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #84 on: May 04, 2012, 02:31:25 PM »
I know I keep thinking will there be room for something like this in my new kitchen... I don't need a flatscreen tv, or a couch, or a I'm sure there is something else I can do without.

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Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #85 on: May 04, 2012, 02:44:59 PM »
Just had the worst cappuccino of my life.  I was at least kind enough to not toss it in front of the girl as they effected a shift change shortly after.

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Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #86 on: May 21, 2012, 12:40:21 PM »
I'm a bigger coffee dork than bike dork - I have a Quickmill Anita espresso machine with a Mazzer Mini grinder. Good investments considering the years of trouble-free service (and I expect them to keep tickin' for decades, with re-builds here and there) and the cost of 3 lattes per day at a coffee shop (doing the math, I've been in the black on this for more than a year).






Saving up for a machine.  Thinking of a Quick Mill Silvano + Baratza Vario.

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Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #87 on: May 21, 2012, 01:16:15 PM »
I regret that there is a limit to the amount of caffeine I can consume without starting to sweat at the armpit.


I love my little bodum grinder at home. If we ever succeed in buying a house, I'll ask for an espresso machine as a communal housewarming gift. I'd buy one now, but for the lack of counter space.

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Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #88 on: May 21, 2012, 02:39:57 PM »
Saving up for a machine.  Thinking of a Quick Mill Silvano + Baratza Vario.
I've been really happy with my Quickmill - I did a lot of comparison shopping before purchasing and the value was there and the customer (and professional) reviews were almost universally positive. I almost went with the model that was under the Anita, but the clincher was that heat exchange models, like the Anita, are a little more safe for timers. I don't know about you, but I want coffee when right when I wake up, but an E61 should warm up for at least 30 minutes. If you have it on a timer and the steam switch was accidentally left on, it might be a bad thing to wake up to... at least that was the case, before. You may want to double-check if there's a potential for this to be an issue before you buy.

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Re: The Caffé Thread
« Reply #89 on: May 21, 2012, 04:46:54 PM »
I've got a five year old Mr. Coffee. I don't think the timer works.