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AustinMike
Posted 10/16/2017 5:37 PM (#727542)
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Coffee is a gift from the gods. I have a single group la san marco E85 practical in my kitchen. It's a commercial machine that is a beast. I paired it with a Malkohnig K30 grinder. Best thing is that I got the whole setup off craigslist for less than a grand. Saw the same setup in Prague in a cafe there. Any other espresso freaks on the board?
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Deener27
Posted 10/17/2017 10:59 AM (#727579 - in reply to #727542)
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AustinMike - 10/16/2017 5:37 PM Coffee is a gift from the gods. I have a single group la san marco E85 practical in my kitchen. It's a commercial machine that is a beast. I paired it with a Malkohnig K30 grinder. Best thing is that I got the whole setup off craigslist for less than a grand. Saw the same setup in Prague in a cafe there. Any other espresso freaks on the board?


Yeah, but my Krupps burr grinder and a good French Press does the job just fine. What you have has got to be a sight. Sounds awesome.
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AustinMike
Posted 10/17/2017 11:42 AM (#727584 - in reply to #727579)
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No arguments there Deener. I have all types of coffee gadgetry. I love French press coffee too. Much better than drip IMHO. You get all the yummy oils and a bit of the silt too. Very new to the site, so I'm unsure of how to post a pic. If I can figure it out, I'll post a pic of my setup.
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Posted 10/17/2017 4:47 PM (#727615 - in reply to #727542)
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we love coffee at my house. i have a Breville espresso machine and a hard lined commercial Bunn with a double warmer for each floor. i've had a KitchenAid Proline grinder for well over ten years and it does very well. i don't blv they made them very long. we order our beans and they roast them just before shipping. the UPS guy claims he loves the day he delivers it.
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AustinMike
Posted 10/17/2017 8:57 PM (#727636 - in reply to #727615)
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I'm fortunate enough to have a local roaster. They're called third coast roasters. They have a few espresso blends that I dig. There is another place in Austin called Texas Coffee Traders. They use air roasters which I feel makes the roast brighter. Not a huge fan og that profile. I prefer the big Deidrich roasters. Good stuff! I can talk coffee, guns and cigars all day.
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AustinMike
Posted 10/18/2017 10:15 AM (#727659 - in reply to #727542)
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You guys got me in the mood for a cup of French press, so I pulled out my press this morning. I bought a pound of beans yesterday. Pulled out my press/drip grinder and away we went. Tasty brew, but it's missing the body that espresso gives a cup. I usually drink Americano's, but they're pretty stiff drinks. I use a triple basket and brew into a regular sized coffee cup. I then cut that with hot water.
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hershell17
Posted 1/2/2018 9:40 PM (#731897 - in reply to #727542)
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I just got a double glass coffee press as a souvenir from Tokyo. I haven't tried using it since I'm not in a mood for coffee yet.
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sambadave
Posted 1/3/2018 12:50 PM (#731907 - in reply to #727542)
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We've been drinking exclusively brazilian coffee. See Amazon for Tres Coracoes, Pilao, Cafe do Ponto and others.
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Posted 1/3/2018 2:36 PM (#731910 - in reply to #727542)
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Brazilian is great in espresso blends. Not my cup of tea as a single origin coffee. I tend to favor African coffee.
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c9belayer
Posted 1/3/2018 2:47 PM (#731911 - in reply to #727542)
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Thanks so much for this thread. When bored (in meetings) at work I open a Visio file and plan my Dream Shop. You know, once money is no object. I just added a "Coffee Station."
I'm thinking it should go near the wood-burning stove, as you'll want to fire both of these up each morning. Or maybe it should be near one of the finger-eating machines, so I'm sure to be awake when using those. In a perfect shop, where should the Coffee Station go? Oh, and can anyone recommend a coffee-mug warmer thing that actually works?
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Posted 1/3/2018 2:57 PM (#731912 - in reply to #727542)
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Finger eating machines? Since money is no object buy this https://clivecoffee.com/product/slayer-1-group-espresso-machine/?gcl... and put your cups on top. You'll have some serious espresso machinery and an awesome cup warmer
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hershell17
Posted 1/4/2018 1:01 AM (#731931 - in reply to #731907)
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sambadave - 1/3/2018 12:50 PM

We've been drinking exclusively brazilian coffee. See Amazon for Tres Coracoes, Pilao, Cafe do Ponto and others.


I might give this a try.
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Deener27
Posted 1/4/2018 7:53 AM (#731944 - in reply to #731912)
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AustinMike - 1/3/2018 2:57 PM

Finger eating machines? Since money is no object buy this https://clivecoffee.com/product/slayer-1-group-espresso-machine/?gcl... and put your cups on top. You'll have some serious espresso machinery and an awesome cup warmer


Machines are being built to order. Estimated turn around is 6-8 weeks. Just find me a clover brewing station and move on with our day.
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Posted 1/4/2018 11:20 AM (#731951 - in reply to #727542)
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Clover makes a great cup, but it's still drip. I'm an espresso fanatic. I have a naked portafilter on my machine. I have triple baskets in my portafilter. Two of those in the morning and I am wired for sound.

SambaDave, you the same SD from the other board that we're both on?
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lyonbert
Posted 2/18/2019 12:12 AM (#762868 - in reply to #727542)
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Anyone here tries drip coffee?
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Cfickter
Posted 2/18/2019 12:08 PM (#762883 - in reply to #727542)
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Has anyone tried Mistobox?
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ntanner
Posted 2/18/2019 12:37 PM (#762884 - in reply to #762868)
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lyonbert - 2/17/2019 11:12 PM

Anyone here tries drip coffee?
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Cigary
Posted 2/20/2019 5:34 AM (#762925 - in reply to #727542)
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Coffee....nectar from the Gods!! I have so many vices and along with cigars is coffee....since I travel around the world it's fun to find new tastes/beans/etc. Fresh filtered water...good beans....French Press and a great cigar in the morning is something I always look forward to. We can spend a ton on beans and appliances but I prefer to use a good FP....$20....good beans that average $20 for a 2 pound bag ....burr grinder for $20 and a great frother for $30. This tastes as good as any coffee house and I've tried them all and once you get these appliances you are set for life...well, with the exception for buying more beans.
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