nburde Senior Member Joined: 14 Jul 2012 Posts: 1 Location: BOCA RATON Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: M31Dosatron Cimbali Grinder: Mazzer Major E
Posted Sat Jul 14, 2012, 8:14am Subject: Re: New to CoffeeGeek? Welcome, introduce yourself!
nburde I have been making coffee for many years at home then took classes at SCAA Barista 1+2 great experience. You realize how little you knew about coffee and the process, looking at making my equipment portable on a table with wheels own water supply 5gall Distilled water then adjusting the minerals and PH http://www.globalcustomizedwater.com/ My Cimbali M31 Dosatron is a 220volt unit that i brought with me from South Africa so i have to use this unit to give me 220volts http://www.110220volts.com/220V-20A-Twist.html Would appreciated any ideas and feed back
TLW Senior Member Joined: 20 Jul 2012 Posts: 8 Location: Las Vegas Expertise: I like coffee
Posted Sun Jul 22, 2012, 1:07pm Subject: Re: New to CoffeeGeek? Welcome, introduce yourself!
Hello from Las Vegas. My name is Tom. I am restoring a 2004 La Pavoni UBAR V4. Machine that looks to be in great shape. It was used in a large church. I got the machine for next to nothing. I have not powered it up yet since I want to look everything over to make sure it is clean first. I thinking about trying to descale the boiler while it is in the machine. If I do this can I put plugs into all of the outlets and fill from the pressure valve hole on top with citric acid mixture then drain from the lower fittings? I am worried about running the sediment that comes out of the boiler into the working parts of the machine. Is this a good idea? How about some help from the experts. Thanks, what a great place for info about espresso. Tom
Posted Mon Jul 30, 2012, 10:36pm Subject: Re: New to CoffeeGeek? Welcome, introduce yourself!
Hi World i am newbie here and just logged into CoffeeGeeek. My name is Mark Daniel and im from Spain. I found it a great plat form for coffee professionals to share their experiences . Coffee is one of the most highly consumed beverages across the world. People all around the world are coffee maniacs. For me coffee is a stress buster. Some people drink it to retain energy, some drink it to reduce ailments, and some drink it just for the sake of fun. I would love to hear from all of you . Have a great time here.
gaillaustx Senior Member Joined: 4 Aug 2012 Posts: 4 Location: Austin, TX Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Ascaso Duo Pro Grinder: Ascaso I-Steel
Posted Sun Aug 5, 2012, 7:44am Subject: Re: New to CoffeeGeek? Welcome, introduce yourself!
Hello, my name is Gail and I just bought my first espresso machine. My husband thought I might like one for my birthday (last Wednesday) so we started looking around. I started out knowing nothing about making espresso, you get it at the coffee shop, right? Anyway after starting some research, and finding this site, I was so overwhelmed, I realized I knew less than I thought. How can you know less than nothing? Well I guess I thought I knew about what espresso is, but I didn't. In other words, I'm green, super newbie.
We went to a couple of places to look at machines, I found out I know more than the salesmen know. I looked at a couple of web-sites, not enough info about the machines for a novice to know anything. It seems to me that espresso sellers don't really want you to know anything about the machines they are selling.
Then my husband went to Craigslist. Fortunately for me, a young man going to culinary school here in Austin, Texas had this Ascaso Duo Pro for sale for a really good price. (We find often that college/trade school young people NEED MONEY, and they have cool stuff to sell.) He was happy to show me how to use the machine, which is really good because the manual is worthless and I know a decent espresso can be made with it. And I've watched a bunch of u-tubes and read everything here and other places.
Anyway there are only a couple of posts here about my machine, so I'm just going to make some updates about it as I go.
I did get good, fresh roasted beans yesterday. My first shot poured way to fast, and I got very little crema. I know I did not tamp it hard enough and probably got the grind to large. This morning it poured a lot slower, but it came out very dark at first, and I did get lots of crema.
Ok I know I'm not saying much about taste here. I think maybe I don't know if it was good or not. The first one tasted ok to me, but the after taste left some bitterness for too long. This morning I made steamed milk, with some froth, and it tasted much better with no lingering aftertaste. I can tell this is going to be an interesting journey for me, and a wonderful learning experience.
coflov45 Senior Member Joined: 9 Aug 2012 Posts: 1 Location: California Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Thu Aug 9, 2012, 6:45pm Subject: Re: New to CoffeeGeek? Welcome, introduce yourself!
I love to drink a good cup of coffee. We start with fresh ground fine coffee grounds and make coffee in a fine drip system.
I recently bought a VFA expres N1664/l 650 Watts ( not N1464 320Watts) cofee grinder from a person. It wirks well. But I am looking for place to get a owners manual so that I can do regular cleans and maintanence and also a set of burrs for them. But there is info on this. If any one can help me here, I would appreciate that... Thank you all MR. G
PanamaJoe Senior Member Joined: 20 Apr 2012 Posts: 1 Location: Panama Expertise: Professional
Posted Fri Aug 10, 2012, 12:27pm Subject: Re: New to CoffeeGeek? Welcome, introduce yourself!
Hi there all. I AM A COFFEE GEEK. I grow coffee, I process, roast, and enjoy the heck out of the stuff everyday. I press it the morning, have it iced in the afternoon, I cook with it, my wife exfoliates with it, I have made my own liquer with it... The list goes on and on. Then what I don't consume, I feed to my worms, and so the cycle continues. I am guilty of being a voyeur on the site and have to tip my hat to the moderators for providing this resource for all of us to enjoy. I live with my family in the Western Highlands of Panama and would be happy to share what I know with anyone with any questions. Have a great weekend Paul
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