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patrickff
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Joined: 15 Aug 2011
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Location: DC
Expertise: Just starting

Espresso: Silvia v2
Grinder: Baratza Vario
Drip: Aeropress
Posted Tue Oct 16, 2012, 8:45am
Subject: Becoming a parent? - grind now
 

Seriously, take your time and have your fair share of fresh coffee now until little one sees the light of the world. Hone your skills now.

I am now the dad of a lovely 2.5 months old and I can tell you: You will be so busy that you won't find a lot of time to brew coffee. At least mine keeps me occupied pretty well (and smiling all the time). Oh, and when he is sleeping then no grinding.

My Silvia is kinda sad ...
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NobbyR
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Joined: 10 Jul 2011
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Location: Germany
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Poccino Opus One, Ariete
Grinder: Eureka Mignon Istantaneo
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Drip: Melitta Linea Unica de Luxe
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Posted Tue Oct 16, 2012, 8:48am
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Then again, you're in need of some caffeine with a newborn baby. All that sleep deprivation ...

 
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iroast
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Posted Tue Oct 16, 2012, 9:38am
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Congrats. I'm a dad of a 9-month old boy and I'm smiling all the time too :-)

Suggestions: Pharos hand grinder w/mods. If you have the $$$, go for the HG One hand grinder and upgrade to an espresso machine with rotary pump (more quiet than the Silvia).
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diggi
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Location: Halifax, NS
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Spaz vivaldi S1 V2
Grinder: B Vario, OE LIDO
Drip: Chemex, Espro Press,...
Roaster: Poppery I
Posted Tue Oct 16, 2012, 10:59am
Subject: Re: Becoming a parent? - grind now
 

Congrats.  I have an 18mo and 3 year old.  Contrary to popular opinion, kids will sleep through anything at that age.  I've never worried about sleeping children with the bit of noise in the kitchen.  YMMV.
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emradguy
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Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Duetto II; Twist v2
Grinder: M Major, Macap M4 x2, VDD...
Drip: Espro presses; Aeropress
Roaster: H-B "List of Favorites"
Posted Tue Oct 16, 2012, 11:25am
Subject: Re: Becoming a parent? - grind now
 

My 4 1/2 year old never put a damper on our coffee habit (had a Silvia/Rocky combo back then).  We do at least 4 cappas and lattes in my house every day, and when we were sleep deprived that number went up.  Our second son is due in a couple of weeks and I can assure you, it'll only increase the frequency of using my coffee bar, if it changes anything at all.  Grinder noise is certainly not going to be an issue...nor is steaming or pulling shots.

 
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patrickff
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Espresso: Silvia v2
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Posted Mon Oct 22, 2012, 1:13pm
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Guess I was wrongly afraid ...

Made a fairly delicious cappuccino yesterday, and my little one ended up being very curious (interesting sounds) - rather than scared. Lesson learned.
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yakster
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Espresso: Gaggia Factory / La Peppina...
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Vac Pot: Yama 8 + Pyrex Lox-in Rod
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Posted Mon Oct 22, 2012, 1:27pm
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Congratulations to all the parents of newborns.  I have three teen girls in the house, two of them drink up my coffee so I had to upgrade to brewing by the pot with the Brazen rather than pour-over to keep up with demand.

What worked well for us as new parents was to not walk on eggshells when the baby was sleeping.  We'd use the TV, vacuum, live our lives and the kids learned to sleep through anything.  I think it worked out better than training them to only sleep when it's quiet.

 
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iroast
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Posted Mon Oct 22, 2012, 2:05pm
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yakster Said:

Congratulations to all the parents of newborns.  I have three teen girls in the house, two of them drink up my coffee so I had to upgrade to brewing by the pot with the Brazen rather than pour-over to keep up with demand.

What worked well for us as new parents was to not walk on eggshells when the baby was sleeping.  We'd use the TV, vacuum, live our lives and the kids learned to sleep through anything.  I think it worked out better than training them to only sleep when it's quiet.

Posted October 22, 2012 link

Decaf for your kids? :-)
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emradguy
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Posted Wed Nov 14, 2012, 7:14pm
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Well, everyone...I'm a proud new Daddy!  We just had our second boy Monday. He's awesome! My wife is a real trooper...she delivered him au natural[x[ (totally her choice), and he was 9#, 6oz and 22" long!

We got home from the hospital this afternoon...What's the first thing I did after turning the alarm off in the house?  You guessed it, turned on my espresso machine...oh, it's nice to be back home :)

 
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Posted Thu Nov 15, 2012, 2:45am
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emradguy Said:

Well, everyone...I'm a proud new Daddy!  We just had our second boy Monday. He's awesome! My wife is a real trooper...she delivered him au natural (totally her choice), and he was 9#, 6oz and 22" long!

We got home from the hospital this afternoon...What's the first thing I did after turning the alarm off in the house?  You guessed it, turned on my espresso machine...oh, it's nice to be back home :)

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Congrats!
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