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acw
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Posted Sat Dec 3, 2005, 11:29am
Subject: Sampras with a wooden racket vs you with a titanium one
 

Can a master barista with a top of the line grinder make great shots with a Gaggia Espresso (better than an average barista with a $1500 machine?)?  If so, what are the particulars of this machine that he would have to overcome?

I donít care about aesthetics, and I only drink espresso.
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itinerant
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Posted Sat Dec 3, 2005, 11:44am
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Yes. The grinder is key. As for the machine.. it only has to manage 8 bars of pressure at the proper temperature.


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Posted Sat Dec 3, 2005, 11:58am
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Any day of the week.

Kevin
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Posted Sat Dec 3, 2005, 12:15pm
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krazy_crane Said:

Any day of the week.

Kevin

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..any time of day.

 
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Posted Sat Dec 3, 2005, 12:53pm
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Understand the coffee
Understand the mechanics
Understand the chemistry
Understand the physics
Taste... a lot.
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Posted Sat Dec 3, 2005, 3:59pm
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malachi Said:

Understand the coffee
Understand the mechanics
Understand the chemistry
Understand the physics
Taste... a lot.

Posted December 3, 2005 link

Everyday of the week.....All the time ;-)

 
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Posted Sat Dec 3, 2005, 7:26pm
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Welcome to CoffeeGeek!

It's always nice to have another Houstonian here.
What part of town do you live in?  

As for your question, yes.  

Get a great grinder and great (freshly-roasted) coffee beans and you can make great espresso using ANY machine that will give you a couple of ounces of water at ~9 bar at ~195-205 F

 
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