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emradguy
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Posted Sat Oct 19, 2013, 7:44am
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Congratulations Helen!  That's an awesome upgrade!

 
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Posted Sat Oct 19, 2013, 7:52am
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emradguy Said:

Congratulations Helen!  That's an awesome upgrade!

Posted October 19, 2013 link

A big +1!  I love my Mahlkönig K30 Vario . . .

 
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Posted Sat Oct 19, 2013, 8:59am
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Thanks! it is the only big boy grinder that would fit in my house and I got a Calblacksmith type deal.  Now to order my short hopper from Chriscoffee.com and fix that bad photo.

 
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Espresso: Izzo Alex Duetto 3
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Posted Sun Oct 20, 2013, 10:57pm
Subject: Re: Espresso Shrines
 

Well, here I am.. Here's my set up at home.

From left to right:

- Mazzer Mini Electronic Type A.
- Rattleware tamper with tamping stand.
- Digiweigh DW-1000 scale
- Izzo Alex Duetto 3.

The water softener for the Izzo is located under the sink.

Anyone have any ideas as to how I can improve the layout? Any questions?

Sorry I couldn't get the picture any larger, stupid 75 kb limit...

For the full size picture, go here: http://i.imgur.com/NOtpehi.jpg

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Posted Mon Oct 21, 2013, 6:25am
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qualin Said:

Anyone have any ideas as to how I can improve the layout? Any questions?

Posted October 20, 2013 link

Is that your coffee bar or your kitchen?
You could make a temporary, flush-fitting cover for one side of the sink to expand the work area while brewing.

 
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Posted Mon Oct 21, 2013, 6:32am
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Dude if that is the kitchen you have the best wife in the WORLD or you single.

+1 on the cover and i would consider and espresso cart with flojet and carboys.

 
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Posted Mon Oct 21, 2013, 10:46pm
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frcn Said:

Is that your coffee bar or your kitchen?

Posted October 21, 2013 link

Kind of both. One side of our kitchen is my coffee bar and the other side is my wifes tea bar. :)
I started getting Neurotic about wether or not the machine was going to run out of water in the middle of a shot, so I had to plumb in to save my sanity.
I fully understand now why everyone said that plumbing in is worth it.

The whole kitchen is laid out in a kind of an "L" shape, with a bar-like layout on the other side. I thought about putting the machine there, but there isn't
any plumbing on that side of the kitchen and the sink really helps with washing things out after I'm done with them.

The idea of putting in a cover is an excellent idea and something I'll certainly keep in mind.

I honestly wish I had room for an espresso cart, but we have a relatively small kitchen.

 
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Posted Mon Oct 21, 2013, 10:58pm
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jwoodyu Said:

Dude if that is the kitchen you have the best wife in the WORLD or you single.

Posted October 21, 2013 link

The former. Yes, she cried at first, but she knows I love my coffee. When I showed her pictures of the used Nuova Simonelli MAC2000 I was thinking
about buying instead, she realized it could have been a lot worse, space-wise. At first I had the Duetto on the other side of the sink, but it didn't work out all that well.

What sold her though was that she couldn't stand the buzzing of the vibration pump of the Silvia I used to have. She likes the quiet whirring noise of a rotary pump better
and when I pulled my first shot on that machine, she was sold on it.

Here's what my area looked like before I upgraded from the Silvia and Rocky. As you can imagine, it was quite a change for her! I did lots of research and wanted to put a
machine where the Silvia was, but as you can see, if the steaming arm is on the left side, it becomes a little impractical.

So, yes.. I guess I have a wife who is very accommodating. :-) Fortunately, she gets all of the mochas she could ever want. She loves how the Duetto steams chocolate milk.

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Posted Wed Oct 23, 2013, 5:04am
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qualin Said:

What sold her though was that she couldn't stand the buzzing of the vibration pump of the Silvia I used to have. She likes the quiet whirring noise of a rotary pump better and when I pulled my first shot on that machine, she was sold on it.

Posted October 21, 2013 link

true that!  I made a latte for my wife this past weekend, while she was sitting about 30 feet away, and when I brought it over to her she said she didn't even know I had started.

 
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Posted Wed Oct 23, 2013, 5:35am
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I miss a few days and a lot of nice stuff shows up!
Brandon, as I said in the email, congrats, it is looking good :D

Helen, wow, nice grinder! I'd ask about price but then I would only want to find one for myself ;P OH, give Oscar some love, he looks mad!

Qualin, yep, very nice too! Amazing how the "stuff" takes over space huh?  :D

 
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