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Coffeenoobie
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Grinder: K30 & Vario W
Posted Sun Oct 27, 2013, 11:26am
Subject: Re: Best Thrift store/garage sale/ebay/craigslist coffee find
 

Craigslist find MAHLKÖNIG k30 vario grinder (retails at 2k)  for 850$ with less than 3 thousand shots on it.

 
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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Coffeenoobie
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Posted Sun Oct 27, 2013, 11:28am
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Saw a 250$ oscar on craigslist and it looks clean.  To bad I don't need it.

 
Coffeenoobie

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

My coffee treasure map...
Click Here (maps.google.com)

Oscar trick out: http://s156.photobucket.com/user/GandBteam/story/14231
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EricBNC
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Grinder: K30, Major, Preciso, Pharos,...
Vac Pot: Sunbeam C30, Bodum Santos...
Drip: Bonavita BV-1800,...
Roaster: Behmor, Melitta, Fresh...
Posted Mon Oct 28, 2013, 5:06am
Subject: Re: Best Thrift store/garage sale/ebay/craigslist coffee find
 

I picked up an unused Saeco Via Veneto for five bucks at Goodwill last weekend.

Mark's review:

http://coffeegeek.com/proreviews/detailed/viaveneto

My machine:

EricBNC: Via Veneto cg.jpg
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I chew coffee beans with my teeth while gargling with 195 F water to enjoy coffee. What is this "coffee brewing" device you speak of?
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Coffeenoobie
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Posted Mon Oct 28, 2013, 6:09am
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Nice! I have never seen a real espresso machine at the thrift store, but I look every time I go.

 
Coffeenoobie

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

My coffee treasure map...
Click Here (maps.google.com)

Oscar trick out: http://s156.photobucket.com/user/GandBteam/story/14231
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shnxx
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Posted Mon Oct 28, 2013, 5:58pm
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This is a great thread.
I wish I could check this site on Tapatalk or get email notification for useful threads like these.
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Coffeenoobie
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Posted Wed Oct 30, 2013, 6:18am
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You can subscribe to the thread and get emails when it is updated.  It is a check box when you post at the bottom.

 
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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Posted Wed Oct 30, 2013, 1:54pm
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Coffeenoobie Said:

You can subscribe to the thread and get emails when it is updated.  It is a check box when you post at the bottom.

Posted October 30, 2013 link

done.

thank you.
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Coffeenoobie
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Espresso: N S Oscar
Grinder: K30 & Vario W
Posted Wed Oct 30, 2013, 6:59pm
Subject: Re: Best Thrift store/garage sale/ebay/craigslist coffee find
 

Welcome. I hope you have some good news to add here soon.

 
Coffeenoobie

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

My coffee treasure map...
Click Here (maps.google.com)

Oscar trick out: http://s156.photobucket.com/user/GandBteam/story/14231
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Espresso: Apscaso uno steel prof
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Drip: french press, ceramic v60...
Roaster: skillet
Posted Thu Oct 31, 2013, 10:07am
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I haven't found fantastic deals yet but I am quite happy with my commercially used mazzer major for less than $ 365... and the burrs where/is still sharp.
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Espresso: cimbali M32 | pavoni pub1
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Drip: ccd | woodneck | chemex
Roaster: wbp1 | wepp | bm/hg
Posted Thu Oct 31, 2013, 10:22am
Subject: Re: Best Thrift store/garage sale/ebay/craigslist coffee find
 

Dropped off a couple boxes of donation at the local charitable thrift...

Like the rest of you, I couldn't help but swing through just to see if any good stuff was on the shelves.

JACKPOT!!!

5 cup vacpot brewer (identical to yama - needs new cloth filter assy)
braun gold tone mesh filter in box
toastmaster 1200 watt popper
wearever popcorn pumper IN BOX 1250watt
1.5 liter airpot with pump

Grand total: $17.80

DavidG

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