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Posted Thu Jan 1, 1970, 12:00am
Subject: CoffeeGeek Holiday Gift List - Under $30 & Under $60 by Mark Prince
 

CoffeeGeek Holiday Gift List - Under $30 & Under $60
by Mark Prince

Looking for last minute gift suggestions for that coffee-enthused person in your life? Looking for suggestions to give to that relative who buys you powdered coffees each year? Have a look at our suggestions for gifts under $30 and under $60!
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Posted Wed Dec 9, 2009, 4:14am
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What, no Abid?
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Posted Wed Dec 9, 2009, 11:05am
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+1 on the Illy Mou! cups. These are the heaviest cups I've seen, definitely need to preheat these babies. 167 grams (info for the true geek!). The matching saucers are unique and very stylish also. Bon Apetit!
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Posted Wed Dec 9, 2009, 12:02pm
Subject: Re: CoffeeGeek Holiday Gift List - Under $30 & Under $60 by Mark Prince
 

Fantastic write up with great ideas!  My family will most definitely get a link to this page as part of my wishlist!  You should do more of these throughout the year!
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Posted Wed Dec 9, 2009, 1:31pm
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At least three more articles coming this week - planning a "over $60" article, a "grinders and espresso machines" article and an "impossibles" article (well that's the working title) Will also be adding to this article a few more items.

This is very late, but I caved into publishing something - there' were a lot of requests online and on twitter. It's not the massive HGL of past years (I wish... sigh) but there's some cool things on the list regardless.

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Posted Thu Dec 10, 2009, 3:19am
Subject: Re: CoffeeGeek Holiday Gift List - Under $30 & Under $60 by Mark Prince
 

Very nice selection, very nicely laid out.  Sharp.

Hario V60 ceramic pourovers rock.

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Posted Thu Dec 10, 2009, 10:48pm
Subject: Re: CoffeeGeek Holiday Gift List - Under $30 & Under $60 by Mark Prince
 

There are another 9 items added to the list, including the Abid, Serse Cups, Clicker Mat and more. I'll try to get each category up to 15 total.

Enjoy!

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Posted Mon Dec 14, 2009, 8:15am
Subject: Re: CoffeeGeek Holiday Gift List - Under $30 & Under $60 by Mark Prince
 

The "Suramiku Kohi Miiru Sukeruton" (Hario Skeleton/Skerton) is wonderful! After a couple of experiments at waaayy too fine a grind, I'm consistently getting gorgeous results. Pretty good for a tool costing half the price of a refurbished Baratza Maestro.
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Posted Wed Dec 16, 2009, 5:52pm
Subject: Re: CoffeeGeek Holiday Gift List - Under $30 & Under $60 by Mark Prince
 

Can anyone comment on their experience using the Breville ikon 600XL Multipurpose Scale to measure temperature? How fast & accurate is the temp reading with the probe?

Great list, BTW.
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Posted Wed Dec 16, 2009, 5:59pm
Subject: Re: CoffeeGeek Holiday Gift List - Under $30 & Under $60 by Mark Prince
 

goodbean Said:

Can anyone comment on their experience using the Breville ikon 600XL Multipurpose Scale to measure temperature? How fast & accurate is the temp reading with the probe?

Great list, BTW.

Posted December 16, 2009 link

Thanks!

I fluked the Breville scale (ie, ran a fluke side by side with it); the Breville probe is obviously slower, but is generally off by 2-3F at most once it stabilizes. There's about a 5-10 second delay in reading volatile temperatures (ie, as temperature drops), but it's surprisingly accurate. Depends on where you use the probe, of course.

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