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acctingguy
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Posted Thu Jun 14, 2012, 9:55am
Subject: Help with a noob setup
 

Hello fellow coffee addicts

Here's my story.....

Triple grande mocha drinker, daily....$5 a pop x30 = too darn much $$ to spend on coffee when I'm about to make new car payments! :p

So, I'm thinking of this setup (for overall cost purposes)....ive tried a few $300-500 range espresso machines and I wasn't impressed and a $1k unit isn't happening.

So.....

Bialetti Brikka + Capresso Frother Pro + uber quality beans + Baratza Vario grinder + milk + chocolate syrup(powder)

I knew enough to get a good grinder and I know it's also about GOOD quality beans.

I like a darker roasted espresso bean...that will take trial and error until I find some I like.

I have NO idea what to use for chocolate.....any fellow mocha drinkers want to chime in and tell me what they use?

Thanks!
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Posted Thu Jun 14, 2012, 9:57am
Subject: Re: Help with a noob setup
 

acctingguy Said:

Hello fellow coffee addicts

Here's my story.....

Triple grande mocha drinker, daily....$5 a pop x30 = too darn much $$ to spend on coffee when I'm about to make new car payments! :p

So, I'm thinking of this setup (for overall cost purposes)....ive tried a few $300-500 range espresso machines and I wasn't impressed and a $1k unit isn't happening.

So.....

Bialetti Brikka + Capresso Frother Pro + uber quality beans + Baratza Vario grinder + milk + chocolate syrup(powder)

I knew enough to get a good grinder and I know it's also about GOOD quality beans.

I like a darker roasted espresso bean...that will take trial and error until I find some I like.

I have NO idea what to use for chocolate.....any fellow mocha drinkers want to chime in and tell me what they use?

Thanks!

Posted June 14, 2012 link

I'd recommend Guittard Chocolate syrups. They are the best.

 
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Coffeenoobie
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Posted Thu Jun 14, 2012, 10:08am
Subject: Re: Help with a noob setup
 

If you do used equipment you can get a 1k set up for about half price.

 
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