theperfectcoffeecup Senior Member Joined: 4 Apr 2012 Posts: 23 Location: USA Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Thu Apr 5, 2012, 8:55pm Subject: Re: New to CoffeeGeek? Welcome, introduce yourself!
Okay...this is one of the coolest "Intro Areas" I've found on a forum. I love the diversity. Okay, recently I found the "Cafe Bustelo" brand. For an inexpensive espresso coffee you can't beat this stuff and now i"m hopelessly hooked like a junkie. I have a habit of collecting coffee cups and mugs.
twangit Senior Member Joined: 6 Apr 2012 Posts: 1 Location: Seeleys Bay Expertise: Just starting
Posted Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:47pm Subject: Re: New to CoffeeGeek? Welcome, introduce yourself!
Hi folks, I've been lurking, looking for various information on different aspects of coffee for some time now. Over the years, have collected, traded, bought and sold all manners of coffee machines, as others have. Recently I have acquired an old Turmix TX10, made in Sweden, works great, except i fear the basket?handle affair might be the wrong one. Fits in, but doesn't tighten completely, feels like there is play, and subsequently causes the coffee to spill over the sides, making an awful mess. Initially I thought it was the gasket, and tried to find, or make several different ones to fix the problem, to no avail. I am convinced it really is the coffee holder, and I'm wonder where one might find the proper replacement for such an old machine. Thanks ever so much for any help, suggestions or advice anybody might have on this matter.
OGmahatha Senior Member Joined: 12 Apr 2012 Posts: 16 Location: North Carolina Expertise: I live coffee
Posted Thu Apr 12, 2012, 11:06am Subject: Re: New to CoffeeGeek? Welcome, introduce yourself!
Hi Everyone!! I am new to this Coffee Geek as ive just signed up today!! Hahaha. I love all kinds of coffee. My all time favorite is the exquisite drip of the Jamican Blue mountain!! Im glad to be amongst such Beaniful Coffee Geeks!! hahaa
Posted Mon Apr 16, 2012, 10:49pm Subject: Re: New to CoffeeGeek? Welcome, introduce yourself!
Hi everyone ! I've been a long time lurker and have finally decided to jump into the pool of online coffee geekery ! My evolution into the coffee realm is rather detailed in my bio. But... I have learned far more than I could of ever imagined from perusing the forums and can't wait to see what comes next ! Everyday is an adventure when it comes to playing around with coffee. Some days you're blessed with a godshot, other days you get squirted in the eye from the naked PF ! I can't thank the people of the forums and the authors of the how tos enough for all of the knowledge that I have absorbed from them ! As I sit here, sipping on a cup of Panama Mama Cata, I raise my cup to them , thanks for everything, and I hope that one day, I might be able to pass down even a tenth of the knowledge that they have passed on to the next generation of coffee nerds !
Posted Sun May 6, 2012, 5:14pm Subject: Re: New to CoffeeGeek? Welcome, introduce yourself!
Well, after five months of using this excellent site to improve my coffee making, I have finally become a member. Thank you everyone. Hopefully I have learned enough to ask reasonably intelligent questions and maybe even help other newbees along their learning curve.
Posted Mon May 7, 2012, 1:32am Subject: Re: New to CoffeeGeek? Welcome, introduce yourself!
Hi everybody, As most of you, I discovered this site a couple of months ago when doing research on espresso machines. I've been lurking and learning ever since and find myself to have become a real CoffeGeek (and if I'm being brutally honest, I'm probably a bit of a coffeesnob, but I don't see anything wrong with that). Anyway, I decided to join the community, and I just wrote up my "bio" so I thought I'd just share that, if anyones interested in it:
I've always been kind off a coffee addict. I remember my parents used to make a big pot of drip coffee every day, a couple of times a day, so there was always coffee in the house. Eventually natural evolution came to order and I started drinking coffee as well. I think I was about 12 when I had my first cup. First with milk and sugar like every kid, but by the time I was 15 I had switched over to pure black goodness.
One day, we bought a Senseo machine, unaware of what good actually tasted like, I switched over to Senseo. But there came a time when I got curious for other kinds of coffee. I bought myself a French Press. Even though it was a pretty cheap one, and a lot of residue came out of it, I loved it. Turning back to what I now considered the embodiment of pure evil called Senseo was not an option.
I felt pitty for my parrents that they were stuck with that awfull liquid (eventhough they didn't know any better). We also had run into a couple of problems with our machines and we were on our 4th machine.. So for Christmas 2011, I bought them a full automatic espresso machine (Saeco Odeo Giro Plus). I know, it's not the way a true CoffeeGeek would've gone. But bear in mind, my parents are not the kind of people who like spend time making coffee, they're used to the press-a-button-there's-my-coffee routine. And compared to the Senseo, I considered the full automatic the lesser of 2 evils.
Sadly, it wasn't before long that they realised quality coffee wasn't all that cheap, compared to what they were used to. Pretty seen, the cheapest beans available were bought and again, I disliked the taste. I went looking for something better. A 1 cup brewing method, so I could make my own coffee like before. There was still the French Press (I had upgraded to a slightly better model), but there was a longing for more, the CoffeeGeek inside me had truly emerged.
Around january 2012 I discovered the AeroPress. I also found that one of the local coffeeshops had them, so I went over and gave it a try. I fell in love instantly. A pure clean flavor of coffee I was always longing for, without any muddy after taste! I immediately bought one to take home. I also became a regular customer for their freshly roasted beans.
Now every morning, I have my coffee making ritual as I like to call it. But of course, the inner Geek isn't satisfied yet (and I wonder if it will ever be). I'm using a blade grinder and have been wondering for a while now, what the big difference with a burr grinder would be. So I ordered myself one this weekend (I'm writing this on may 7th 2012) and it should arrive in a couple of days. If nothing else, it will at least make life a bit easier, clean-up wise.
Looking at the future there are still things I want to try out. Perhaps a Coava Disk for the AeroPress will be a soon to be made purchase. To see if I can taste a difference between paper and metal filters. I'm enchanted by latte art and am determined to one day master it (or at least slightly). I'm fascinated by the fysics and visual aspect of syphon brewers. And of course, one day I will have to by myself a decent espresso machine (perhaps a MyPressi Twist in the mean time?) and maybe, just maybe, one day I'll have a fancy smancy Baratza Vario...
In the mean time I'm just glad I found CoffeeGeek. A place were I can learn something new about coffee, every single day. A place that broadens my horizon.
life's to short to drink bad coffee preferred brewing method: AeroPress
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