In May 2006 the setup got moved into the laundry area of my previous apartment. I also notice that's when I converted the super jolly to doserless
Moved into a house with my (then soon to be) wife in May 2007 And of course the shrine evolved as well...this was where I got the stainless kitchen prep table
During 2008 I mostly kept that setup, but I got rid of the Mazzer Mini and purchased a Macap M7K. Early in 2009, I replaced the Super Jolly with the Mahlkoenig K30 In mid 2009 there was an opportunity for me to buy a very slightly used Mazzer Robur, which replaced the Macap M7K
And then, in the summer of 2009, I replaced the Wega with a LaMarzocco GS/3 (I changed jobs in January 2009, and had some new budget...)
Of course, in the summer of 2011 is when I got the Faema Legend and sold off the Mahlkoenig grinder
And now I also have a Vario-W and Ceado E7 as evaluation grinders (both are terrific). These swap in and out on the bar depending on what testing I'm doing....
Posted Sun Jan 29, 2012, 5:04pm Subject: Re: Espresso Shrines
Ok, so here is my first set of equiptment. We were on a VERY tight budget, so we went with a Delonghi ec310, modded with depressurized baskets, and a Baratza Preciso. I really like the Espro Toroid pitcher, seems to have improved my steaming significantly. I am super happy with this as of now. Still working on my technique, but making tasty drinks, at a fraction of the price that I could have spent. As I have read, I am a strong believer that your grinder should be at the top of your priorities, despite what you significant other may have to say :D I didnt have time to re-size photos, so here are a few links. Equipment: Click Here (a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net) My best pour to date: Click Here (a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net)
Thanks! The house I live in is super bleak and very old, so I needed something to give it character. The amount of space is nice too, but I think my room mate disagrees :) Sad thing is, he doesn't like coffee so I can't even pull him some shots to make up for it... Oh well.
There's a big difference between drinking coffee to wake up and waking up to drink coffee.
diggi Senior Member Joined: 28 Nov 2011 Posts: 383 Location: Halifax, NS Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Spaz vivaldi S1 V2 Grinder: B Vario, OE LIDO Drip: Chemex, Espro Press,... Roaster: Poppery I
Posted Fri Mar 9, 2012, 6:05pm Subject: Re: Espresso Shrines
Upgrade arrived today. I now have a triple boiler, maybe the third boiler can go...its use as a means to preheat cups is probably a bit unnecessary :)
I didn't expect such a difference from my old set-up. Going from bad drip to sivia was amazing, but my first shot on the vivaldi beat anything I've ever pulled on the silvia; even my wife enjoyed a straight shot of espresso; she couldn't drink anything stronger than a cappa on the silvia. I think the vivaldi is going to be a welcome addition to the family.
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