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SamuraiE
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Joined: 22 Mar 2005
Posts: 371
Location: Miyazaki, Japan
Expertise: I like coffee

Espresso: La Cimbali M21/S1
Grinder: La Cimbali Jr.
Vac Pot: several / Atomic, too
Drip: yes
Roaster: Hottop baby!
Posted Tue Jun 20, 2006, 5:06pm
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I like to learn, too. Thanks for the fine article...brought back fond memories and reminded me of all that's still to come.

Key

 
Nowhere to go and feeling groovy!
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Cajun_brew
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Cajun_brew
Joined: 6 Feb 2004
Posts: 490
Location: Louisiana
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Anita
Grinder: M4 doser----Rocky DL
Drip: Capresso MT500
Roaster: Gene
Posted Wed Jun 21, 2006, 5:41am
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Great story….great read….one of most enjoyable things I’ve read on coffeegeek!

I find the underground world of coffee fascinating.

 
I've been fairly untreated
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Perpetual_Buzz
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Joined: 16 Nov 2005
Posts: 330
Location: Charlotte, NC
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Pimped Silvia
Grinder: Rancilio Rocky
Drip: No drip, French Press
Roaster: Whirley Pop/Char-Broil Grill
Posted Wed Jun 21, 2006, 6:54am
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Lots of great imagery!  Very cool story.

chris

 
Everybody needs an addiction.

I'm not addicted to coffee, I just have to have a cup EVERY morning.
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cannonfodder
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cannonfodder
Joined: 14 Dec 2004
Posts: 873
Location: Dayton, Oh
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: ElektraA3,Faema2G, Isomac,...
Grinder: Cimbali, Mazzer
Vac Pot: Dont smoke pot or vac it.
Drip: Press pot
Roaster: Hottop, drum roaster
Posted Wed Jun 21, 2006, 10:41am
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That reminds me of my journey down the dark side, especially the bitter taste when young. Coffee always reminded me of burnt green beans, then one day in Chicago, wow! Now I have a two group in the kitchen, and the wife is certain I am insane.

 
Dave Stephens
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PaulTheRoaster
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Joined: 2 Aug 2005
Posts: 345
Location: Champaign, Illinois, USA
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Faema C84 A/1, Eterna leva...
Grinder: Compak K6, Solis Classic
Drip: French Press, Swiss Gold...
Roaster: RK drum
Posted Wed Jun 21, 2006, 11:44am
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10!

Great article. The best I've read in a long time.
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PrettyGreenParrot
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Joined: 22 Oct 2004
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Location: Manchester, UK
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Gaggia Classic
Grinder: Mazzer Mini EL
Posted Wed Jun 21, 2006, 12:09pm
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Love it! A great, super fast journey through to coffeegeekdom. What machine next?
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klc
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Posts: 24
Location: Columbus
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Vetrano
Grinder: Macap M4
Drip: Cuisinart
Posted Wed Jun 21, 2006, 11:12pm
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That was great! I would love to read a follow-up. Very enjoyable reading :)
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angmorfeld
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Joined: 9 Oct 2005
Posts: 1
Location: Seattle, WA
Expertise: Professional

Posted Thu Jun 22, 2006, 7:36pm
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Great story and super lucky experience with Sara!  Her expertise will lead you far into the world of good espresso! Enjoy!
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IMAWriter
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Joined: 4 Jul 2002
Posts: 5,876
Location: Brentwood, TN
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Bezzera Strega
Grinder: Forte, OE Pharos,...
Vac Pot: Adcraft SS, Yama 8 cup
Drip: Brazen, Kalita, Chemex,...
Roaster: Behmor 1600, CO/UFO combo
Posted Sun Jun 25, 2006, 2:32pm
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Nice read!...so... you have all the technical hoodoo down...lets talk low tech for a moment.......maybe I can help with something else....your beans going belly up so quickly...yes, day 4-5 after the roast day is usually wonderful...but so should  day 6-9, IF you are storing your beans properly....just curious, how ARE you storing your beans?...1 way valve bags seem to work well for me, especially for my home roasted espresso SO's and blends...some here use the rubbber gasketed glass jars....what say you?
Rob

 
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My Music Production web site:
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ecocup
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Joined: 9 Aug 2005
Posts: 21
Location: Juneau, AK
Expertise: I like coffee

Espresso: Estro Vapore
Grinder: stahlmahlwerk mokka
Vac Pot: none
Drip: none
Roaster: not yet
Posted Mon Jun 26, 2006, 12:04pm
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Making an Elektra sing:

http://www.home-barista.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1799

Lever espresso - low tech

EC
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