FoundlingOfDollar Senior Member Joined: 25 Jun 2013 Posts: 8 Location: Edwardsville, IL Expertise: I live coffee
Posted Mon Jul 1, 2013, 7:22am Subject: Re: Moving away from my coffee shop, improving homemade
This weekend I pulled two shots on par with a good but not great coffee shop using some taller del taller from Sweet Maria's roasted Friday. The new grinder is working miracles already. Waiting for my new filled filter basket to arrive so I can chop off the bottom of my portafilter so I can diagnose tamping issues, didn't get as much crema as I was hoping for.
If I decided to go that route, where could I find a ready made PID?
If the posts above didn't make it clear enough -- definitely skip the Rocky. If you can afford the Silvia skip it as well, get an SBDU that isn't overpriced and use the savings for a better grinder. The grinder matters more.
I don't plan to elaborate more on the Rocky, but suffice it to say...I've had one and don't recommend it to anyone for espresso.
I liked it for drip but when I realized that I wasn't drinking drip I sold it and the Technivorm. In any case there are plenty of recent recommendation threads that go into the why behind the "not for espresso" recommendation.
emradguy Senior Member Joined: 31 Mar 2011 Posts: 3,227 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 Mon Jul 1, 2013, 7:16pm Subject: Re: Moving away from my coffee shop, improving homemade
If the posts above didn't make it clear enough -- definitely skip the Rocky.... In any case there are plenty of recent recommendation threads that go into the why behind the "not for espresso" recommendation.
Symbols: = New Posts since your last visit = No New Posts since last visit = Newest post
Forum Rules: No profanity, illegal acts or personal attacks will be tolerated in these discussion boards. No commercial posting of any nature will be tolerated; only private sales by private individuals, in the "Buy and Sell" forum. No SEO style postings will be tolerated. SEO related posts will result in immediate ban from CoffeeGeek. No cross posting allowed - do not post your topic to more than one forum, nor repost a topic to the same forum. Who Can Read The Forum? Anyone can read posts in these discussion boards. Who Can Post New Topics? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post new topics. Who Can Post Replies? Any registered CoffeeGeek member can post replies. Can Photos be posted? Anyone can post photos in their new topics or replies. Who can change or delete posts? Any CoffeeGeek member can edit their own posts. Only moderators can delete posts. Probationary Period: If you are a new signup for CoffeeGeek, you cannot promote, endorse, criticise or otherwise post an unsolicited endorsement for any company, product or service in your first five postings.