emradguy Senior Member Joined: 31 Mar 2011 Posts: 3,226 Location: Houston Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: Duetto II; Twist v2 Grinder: M Major, Macap M4, Pharos,... Drip: Espro presses; Aeropress Roaster: H-B "List of Favorites"
Posted Fri Dec 21, 2012, 7:49am Subject: Re: Sad Day
Before my current profession, I had aspired to go to culinary school. I love to create "cuisine" from it's parts. Espresso is more than the sum of its parts, just like pastry cream is more than hot cream and eggs. This is a hobby I so want to to enjoy, and had started to before my purchase soured me on the experience.
MochaJoe Senior Member Joined: 31 Oct 2012 Posts: 66 Location: Omaha, NE Expertise: Just starting
Espresso: Gaggia Classic Grinder: Baratza Preciso
Posted Fri Dec 21, 2012, 6:40pm Subject: Re: Sad Day
No, I flat out returned the Gaggia/Preciso Package to WLL. I got skittish and just didn't want to worry about it. I'm not handy in the slightest and would not be doing any work on the machine myself, so I needed to be done with it.
I'm looking at the CC1, but "rumors" persist that a CC2 might be coming out. But that is beyond my budget at this time, so Im trying to track down a Mypressi. While not the same as using a machine, I think it will give me experience with grind/tamp technique.....
Since I had to return the grinder with the machine (package deal) I keep stalking WLL and SCG, as well as the Baratza Refurb page to try and score a deal. I'd like to try a hand grinder but for the life of me can't find a Hario or Porlex in town anywhere...
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