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Posted Fri Oct 2, 2009, 12:00am
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The CoffeeGeek Lab
by Mark Prince

An update on the status of the new CoffeeGeek website rebuild and a detailed look at something that is new and exciting territory for us at CG - the building of the new CoffeeGeek Lab!
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I forgot to take a photo of the Hario Miniphon (one of my favourite things  about the lab) in action, but here's a photo I took comparing the size to the next-smallest siphon - a Hario 2 cup Technica model.

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Posted Fri Oct 2, 2009, 6:28am
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Dang that's sick Mark.  Looks impressive.  And I thought I had a pretty neat set-up, lol.  Hope to see more of the lab in future write-ups and so.

 
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Posted Fri Oct 2, 2009, 9:37am
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VERY slick!  Would love to come and have a look if I ever get across the rockies!
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Posted Fri Oct 2, 2009, 10:47am
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WOW.

Mark.. Well done Sir.. It looks amazing.. And I could only imagine how much fun it is to be able to be there all the time.  Id have a hard time leaving!

I'm on the complete other side of the country... But I WILL make it over it there to check it out.. That lab alone is worth the trip across the country and into Canada.  Without a doubt, Im coming to a class.  Awesome awesome job.

That Mini Hario is cool too.. I actually could see myself using it more then once.

Seriously... Great Job Mark!

 
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Posted Fri Oct 2, 2009, 11:01am
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A great read - thanks for the detailed insider's view of things. I'm looking forward to seeing the new site design and content.
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Posted Fri Oct 2, 2009, 11:51am
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Simply amazing, Mark.  I've been following your progress through the various available stalker channels and have to say you've done a great job.  Now I just need to convince my wife that we need to take a family vacation up to Vancouver for a class or two (or three).

Seriously, this article's practically a brochure for a coffee amusement park.
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Posted Fri Oct 2, 2009, 6:57pm
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I've been inside the lab, and it's quite a sight to behold!  I'm sure other visitors have have felt like the proverbial "kid in a candy store"!  Following up on Fjord's comment, you could totally promote the lab as "The Experience Coffee Project" if it wasn't a copyright infringement... :P

I'm looking forward to those consumer education classes; I'll probably be signing up for every 200 & 300- level course on espresso available... and others! ;)

Btw, thanks for sticking Meg & me in the photo gallery... Tom was a hoot (I'm already putting some of his tasting techniques to frequent use)!
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Posted Fri Oct 2, 2009, 10:42pm
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From the article, "There are currently 10 consumer espresso machines plugged in, ready to brew with in the Lab, from $150 Krups models to $2000 E61 machines." How many espresso machines are actually turned on at one time? Doesn't that many espresso machines heat up the CoffeeGeek Lab too much? Can you post some pics showing how the green and roasted coffee beans are stored. Where are the coffee roasters?
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Posted Sat Oct 3, 2009, 4:41am
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GaryH Said:

From the article, "There are currently 10 consumer espresso machines plugged in, ready to brew with in the Lab, from $150 Krups models to $2000 E61 machines." How many espresso machines are actually turned on at one time? Doesn't that many espresso machines heat up the CoffeeGeek Lab too much? Can you post some pics showing how the green and roasted coffee beans are stored. Where are the coffee roasters?

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Awesome questions

- There are 10 espresso machines out, and plugged in. I had 5 extra circuits (110V/15A each) installed to accomodate. They are plugged in, but not turned on. I can (hypothetically) run all ten at the same time though.

- green coffee is currently stored in vac-sealed bags in a freezer unit that is located in my home. home roasting isn't much of a focus in the Lab, at least for now.

- that said, there are five roasters in the Lab (actually 9 if you count the modified poppers I have): 2 Hottops (the profile one plus a second gen one), an Alpenrost, and a iRoast 2. Oh, and the way-cool Hario hand crank glass roaster.

- the roasters are stored in a white cupboard, which is next to the Lab's fridge.

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