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Posted Wed Oct 6, 2004, 9:45pm
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And another:

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Posted Wed Oct 6, 2004, 10:11pm
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espressobsessed Said:

Here ya go Jon, single origin honduras:

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SUH-WEET pics Jimmy! The shots look pretty darn crema-licious!  

Kewl dude!

 
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Posted Wed Oct 6, 2004, 11:02pm
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I think the infinity might have an advantage over the maestro. I had a maestro +, and found it produced more powder in the grind than a cheap delonghi I used at first. There was an intermittent rumbling sound produced while it was grinding, which I thought was the top burr wobbling - it isn't fixed firmly in place, and is encased in soft plastic. The design has needed changes forever, would be easy to fix, but I'm guessing solis likes their price position in the market, sell too many to worry about it. The fine powder overextracts, tastes bitter, no is good. I sent mine back. I've seen the same concerns expressed by others.

I haven't used the infinity, so can't really express an opinion, but I've seen it promoted by people who know more than me. I haven't seen a lot of senior alties or geeks promoting it, except an occasional dealer (no snark intended).
tom:) 'and here's a shot of caffe vita with some cold 1/2 and 1/2, not art but tasty!'

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Posted Thu Oct 7, 2004, 4:24am
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tom_b Said:

here's a shot of caffe vita with some cold 1/2 and 1/2, not art but tasty!'

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Looks like art to me !!!!  (And tasty too)

 
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Posted Fri Oct 8, 2004, 8:15am
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LurkerJohnny Said:

MochaManiac:  My wife and I both are mocha lovers.  I like mine a little stronger than hers, but we both agree that for blends, we like using Liquid Amber the best, then Monkey Blend the next best.  Both from Sweet Maria's.  I haven't tried some of those other favorites that others have posted though.

TIP:  In my opinion, the chocolate is just as important as the blend being used.  For a long time we were using Ghiradelli ground chocolate, but recently started using Torani chocolate syrup.  This easily kicked up the taste of our mochas a couple notches.  When I am done with this syrup, I want to try Guittard chocolate syrup, which alot of people prefer the most.

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Thanks, Lurker.  I've added these blends and the tip to the opening post.

Thanks for the tips, Tom_b.
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Posted Sat Oct 9, 2004, 7:52pm
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JonR10 Said:

SUH-WEET pics Jimmy! The shots look pretty darn crema-licious!  

Kewl dude!

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Heheh, Jon, your enthusiasm is a huge asset to this forum!  

Tom, I think that white splash in the middle is the wake I created after diving into that shot of Vita!  Yum!

 
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