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CMIN
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Joined: 14 Jun 2012
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Location: South FL
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Espresso: Crossland CC1
Grinder: Baratza Preciso
Posted Mon Jul 1, 2013, 8:49pm
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emradguy Said:

That link took me to some places in Lebanon, Ohio, but I'm pretty sure he's in Lebanon, Tennessee. Anyhow, I'm more interested in getting a decent cup of spro near my friend's house than sourcing beans, since I typically only visit for a few days. Though, maybe my friend would be interested if the roaster is very close to him.

Posted July 1, 2013 link

ahh crap your right, I thought he was in Ohio, not TN lol
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JScottTuck
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Location: Lebanon, TN
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Posted Mon Jul 1, 2013, 8:51pm
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emradguy Said:

Where do you go for coffee in Lebanon? I have a good friend there who I visit almost annually, and he has never had any idea where to take me. Thanks to "IMAWriter", I learned about Barista Parlor, in Nashville befor my last visit...but, iirc, they use Stumptown beans, and that doesn't fit your sourcing description. Also, I think BP carries Baratza grinders, if you need a local source...and their spro is fantastic! They have a Slayer and know how to use it.

Posted July 1, 2013 link

It's a new place called Cafe Bevande. They just opened back in March or so. It's a small shop, husband and wife owned. I usually go in 3 or 4 times a week. Prices are very reasonable, and if you want to get food along with your coffee, they do some breakfast items, and lunch sandwiches. They bake their bread for the sandwiches in store daily, so everything is nice and fresh.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cafe-Bevande/545754718787021?fref=ts
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emradguy
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Joined: 31 Mar 2011
Posts: 3,172
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 Tue Jul 2, 2013, 7:08am
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sweet thanks!  I'll pass that along to my friend.

 
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javanj
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Espresso: Gaggia New Coffee, La Pavoni...
Grinder: Rocky & Maestro Plus
Drip: Melitta pour over & Gevalia...
Posted Sun Jul 14, 2013, 10:27pm
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I've had a gently modified Rocky and remain content. My espresso intake is much less than a few years ago since having a high preassure job and acquiring GERD. Am interested in the comments re Preciso or Vario and will check the grinders  out. Espresso / coffee technology is constantly evolving. If I saved all my machines, pour-overs, Toddy-like extractors, Aeropress and grinders I could open a museum.
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CoffeeLoversMag
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Posted Mon Jul 15, 2013, 6:07am
Subject: Re: I'm relatively new, and I need a replacement grinder. Please help!
 

Learn the basic grinder!

There are two types of known coffee grinders, the burr grinder and the blade grinder. Working with strict budget, you may choose the blade grinders either manual or electric. However, it may burn or over brew the coffee. The burr coffee grinder is more expensive; but you can regulate the heat and avoid coffee to burn before brewing. The bottom line is - if you try to be economical the better, but it is good if your grinder does not burn the coffee.

 
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emradguy
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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 Tue Jul 16, 2013, 9:11am
Subject: Re: I'm relatively new, and I need a replacement grinder. Please help!
 

CoffeeLoversMag Said:

Learn the basic grinder!

There are two types of known coffee grinders, the burr grinder and the blade grinder. Working with strict budget, you may choose the blade grinders either manual or electric. However, it may burn or over brew the coffee. The burr coffee grinder is more expensive; but you can regulate the heat and avoid coffee to burn before brewing. The bottom line is - if you try to be economical the better, but it is good if your grinder does not burn the coffee.

Posted July 15, 2013 link

blade grinder?  you're not actually proposing anyone use this for coffee...are you?  Heck, I'd be hard pressed to actually call it a grinder of any sort...more like a bean hacker.  The particle uniformity is sorely lacking, making for extremely diffuse degrees of extraction throughout the bed - most profoundly noticeable when trying to make espresso...which is what this thread is all about.

Anyhow, I'm still trying to figure out who that post was supposed to be directed towards...but in essence, you seem to have just recommended a blade grinder for espresso when on a tight budget.  For anyone reading this, I would highly recommend that advice be discarded.

 
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CMIN
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Location: South FL
Expertise: I like coffee

Espresso: Crossland CC1
Grinder: Baratza Preciso
Posted Tue Jul 16, 2013, 11:29am
Subject: Re: I'm relatively new, and I need a replacement grinder. Please help!
 

CoffeeLoversMag Said:

Learn the basic grinder!

There are two types of known coffee grinders, the burr grinder and the blade grinder. Working with strict budget, you may choose the blade grinders either manual or electric. However, it may burn or over brew the coffee. The burr coffee grinder is more expensive; but you can regulate the heat and avoid coffee to burn before brewing. The bottom line is - if you try to be economical the better, but it is good if your grinder does not burn the coffee.

Posted July 15, 2013 link

Huh?!?! I don't know what it is, but all your post almost never really make sense, get your trying to promote your blog, but a lot of the times your post just sorta "blabble". I mean this post doesn't even make sense, "if you try to be economical the better"... what lol?!?!

Why would you even recommend a blade grinder for espresso? BTW he bought a Vario ;)

emradguy Said:

blade grinder?  you're not actually proposing anyone use this for coffee...are you?  Heck, I'd be hard pressed to actually call it a grinder of any sort...more like a bean hacker.  The particle uniformity is sorely lacking, making for extremely diffuse degrees of extraction throughout the bed - most profoundly noticeable when trying to make espresso...which is what this thread is all about.

Anyhow, I'm still trying to figure out who that post was supposed to be directed towards...but in essence, you seem to have just recommended a blade grinder for espresso when on a tight budget.  For anyone reading this, I would highly recommend that advice be discarded.

Posted July 16, 2013 link

I don't know if it's a language barrier, or just promoting the blog (hey that's fine), but his post just always sound... odd.
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emradguy
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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 Tue Jul 16, 2013, 12:48pm
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CMIN Said:

Huh?!?! I don't know what it is, but all your post almost never really make sense, get your trying to promote your blog, but a lot of the times your post just sorta "blabble". I mean this post doesn't even make sense, "if you try to be economical the better"... what lol?!?!

I don't know if it's a language barrier, or just promoting the blog (hey that's fine), but his post just always sound... odd.

Posted July 16, 2013 link

completely agree! ;-)

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IMAWriter
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Joined: 4 Jul 2002
Posts: 5,891
Location: Brentwood, TN
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Bezzera Strega
Grinder: Forte, OE Pharos,...
Vac Pot: Adcraft SS, Yama 8 cup
Drip: Brazen, Kalita, Chemex,...
Roaster: Behmor 1600+, CO/UFO combo
Posted Tue Jul 16, 2013, 3:34pm
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emradguy Said:

Where do you go for coffee in Lebanon? I have a good friend there who I visit almost annually, and he has never had any idea where to take me. Thanks to "IMAWriter", I learned about Barista Parlor, in Nashville befor my last visit...but, iirc, they use Stumptown beans, and that doesn't fit your sourcing description. Also, I think BP carries Baratza grinders, if you need a local source...and their spro is fantastic! They have a Slayer and know how to use it.

Posted July 1, 2013 link

Actually, at any one time they can prepare coffee from 3 different SO's (occasionally a blend sneaks in) from 3 different roasters. They change the selections about every 2-3 weeks, I'd guess.

 
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Location: Brentwood, TN
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Bezzera Strega
Grinder: Forte, OE Pharos,...
Vac Pot: Adcraft SS, Yama 8 cup
Drip: Brazen, Kalita, Chemex,...
Roaster: Behmor 1600+, CO/UFO combo
Posted Tue Jul 16, 2013, 3:38pm
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javanj Said:

Rocky

Posted June 30, 2013 link

A Rocky is NOT a grinder designed for other than espresso.
Too much mis-infoirmation on this thread, and some truly bizarre and undecipherable postings.

I'll not recommend a grinder, as it will probably be ignored anyway! ;>D

 
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