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rettaps
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Posted Sat Jan 28, 2012, 6:49pm
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nice progress!
Big problem, can't go higher then a Robur and the legend is more then anyone needs in a home, so your stuck with that for decades, lol


JonR10 Said:

LOL - talk about a blast from the  past!  
That post was over 7 years ago (August 2004)...so is it really that big of a leap for that time?

There were some intermediate steps along the way as well...


September 2005 was when I got the WEGA Lyra



Added the cart later in Sept. 2005:



Added a used Super Jolly in February 2006:




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....

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jmrmotorhead
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Joined: 27 Jan 2012
Posts: 33
Location: nh
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Delognhi ec310
Grinder: Baratza Preciso
Roaster: Popery 2
Posted Sun Jan 29, 2012, 6:04pm
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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)

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Nickfrogger
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Location: Spokane
Expertise: I love coffee

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Grinder: Lelit PL53, Baratza Maestro
Vac Pot: Yama TCA-5 Siphon
Drip: V60 (A red one!)
Roaster: Behmor 1600
Posted Tue Jan 31, 2012, 8:41am
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My first submission to the shrine thread:
 
One
Another

 
There's a big difference between drinking coffee to wake up and waking up to drink coffee.
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jmrmotorhead
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Espresso: Delognhi ec310
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Posted Wed Feb 1, 2012, 8:59am
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Nick- Nice space you have there, I like the ambiance with the random coffee stuff on the walls and such! Wish I had that kind of room to dedicate to me obsession..err hobby...

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Coffeenoobie
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Location: PNW
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Espresso: N S Oscar
Grinder: K30 & Vario W
Posted Fri Mar 2, 2012, 6:46pm
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It is sad I envy people's nice kitchens and stone counter tops more than their machines.


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Nickfrogger
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Location: Spokane
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Rancilio Silvia V3 w/PID,...
Grinder: Lelit PL53, Baratza Maestro
Vac Pot: Yama TCA-5 Siphon
Drip: V60 (A red one!)
Roaster: Behmor 1600
Posted Fri Mar 2, 2012, 6:52pm
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jmrmotorhead Said:

Nick- Nice space you have there, I like the ambiance with the random coffee stuff on the walls and such! Wish I had that kind of room to dedicate to me obsession..err hobby...

Matt

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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.
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diggi
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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, 7:05pm
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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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Coffeenoobie
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Posted Fri Mar 9, 2012, 8:31pm
Subject: Re: Espresso Shrines
 

Grats looks like a great set up!

 
Coffeenoobie

Buying advice: GRINDER GRINDER GRINDER. Don't cheap out on the grinder.

My coffee treasure map...
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Oscar trick out: http://s156.photobucket.com/user/GandBteam/story/14231
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Location: Berkeley, CA
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Posted Sat Mar 10, 2012, 11:37am
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Congrats on the set up -- ENJOY!

 
A morning without coffee is sleep . . .
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diggi
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Location: Halifax, NS
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Espresso: Spaz vivaldi S1 V2
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Posted Sat Mar 10, 2012, 11:47am
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thanks to both.
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