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GaGeek
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Joined: 11 Jan 2014
Posts: 6
Location: Georgia
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Rancillio Silvia
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Posted Sat Jan 11, 2014, 5:29pm
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High all, visited the site for some time but never joined. Currently working with a Rocky and just installed pid in Miss Silvia. When I can use the iRoast2 or go to the local Coffee house for fresh roasted beans. Looking forward to learning more and participating.

Regards
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TimEggers
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TimEggers
Joined: 3 Oct 2004
Posts: 2,946
Location: Tiskilwa, Illinois
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: QM Anita, Cappuccino Amore
Grinder: Baratza Vario, Mazzer SJ
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Drip: Pour Over, Bodum Presses
Roaster: RK Drum
Posted Sat Jan 11, 2014, 8:30pm
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AprilLovesCoffee Said:

Is this where we are supposed to introduce ourselves, let everyone know we are a newbie, and what we are looking for?  Sorry I am a little lost on the forum.

Posted January 3, 2014 link

By all means please do, we are a pretty laid back bunch around here, welcome!

 
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SJordan
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Joined: 16 Jan 2014
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Location: San Diego
Expertise: I love coffee

Posted Thu Jan 16, 2014, 11:00am
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Hi all.   I am new here, mainly looking for info on a machine I was given.  It is a 2002 La San Marco 95 Paract-A that was in the restaurant he a friend bought.  They didn't need it and I did so here we go.  I have had a lot of trouble getting information as this machine is a bit of a one off as it seems.  It is unusual in that it has an internal reservoir.
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TheCav
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Joined: 19 Jan 2014
Posts: 11
Location: Milan, IT
Expertise: I love coffee

Posted Sun Jan 19, 2014, 6:16am
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Hi there!
Enrico from Italy, been having Nespressos for 10 years and I'm ready to step up to a semi-automatic machine in order to appreciate a true espresso as much similar as possible to an Italian bar ;)
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ddgrunau
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Joined: 20 Jan 2014
Posts: 3
Location: Canada
Expertise: Pro Barista

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Roaster: Behmor
Posted Mon Jan 20, 2014, 1:32pm
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My name is Daryl Grunau, from Saskatoon, SK Canada. Been a reader for a long time. Helped begin my journey from home barista, geek, while transitioned to home roaster, and finally to pro barista.
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petersalazar
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Joined: 24 Jan 2014
Posts: 10
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Expertise: I love coffee

Grinder: Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme...
Drip: Aeropress
Posted Fri Jan 24, 2014, 4:05pm
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Hey everyone! Newcomer here. :-)

I have an Aeropress at home - I buy all kinds of medium roast Guatelmalan / Costa Rican / Ethiopian beans, whatever the barristas think is the best. I use a basic Cuisinart Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill to grind. I like the coffee I make with it but I don't LOVE it. But lately I've had some cortado experiences that have made me realize there's a certain flavor I love so much that I find myself going out of my way to go to the places that have it. I've had cortados like this in Brooklyn at a place called Cocoa Bar, and in Long Island City at a place called Sweetleaf.

In coffee shops I've had a lot of machiatto / cortados (machatti and cortadi?) that I could take or leave. Maybe it's just because they weren't that great. I'm new to coffee connoisseurship so I don't know much. I can taste when the beans are burnt and I know I hate that flavor.

The flavor I do love: I'm not sure how to describe it except to say:
  1. it tastes incredibly clean and pure, in a way like drinking clean pure mountain water, but with an intense incredible taste; and
  2. the flavor makes me think of a bright, green, fresh, springy kind of flavor, almost herby like a cilantro. I'm not saying this fresh green flavor is actually BECAUSE the beans are greener or less roasted or whatever. The green/fresh/springy/tangy may be more a mental association more than it is a literal description of the flavor.

Does anyone have ANY idea what I'm talking about? :-)

I've tried home-brewed espresso at various friends' places (e.g. Nespresso) and it wasn't the same. Also. obviously. it's not the same at Starbucks.
  1. What flavor/process/roast am I thinking of, and how do I ask for it / figure out what places are likely to have it?
  2. How can I recreate this flavor at home? I'm prepared to ditch my Aeropress and switch to an espresso maker if there is an affordable (let's say sub $500) machine that could recreate this experience for me at home.


Thanks!

Best,
Peter

(P.S. Should I be posting this question on the Espresso Questions and Answers forum?)
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sheilasutherland6
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Joined: 29 Jan 2014
Posts: 10
Location: Ashburn
Expertise: I love coffee

Grinder: Baratza Virtuoso
Posted Thu Jan 30, 2014, 1:54am
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New member here..looking forward to have a great time here.. Thanks :)
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GennyS
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Joined: 1 Feb 2014
Posts: 1
Location: Vancouver BC
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: La Spaziale Mini Vivaldi II
Grinder: Baratza Vario
Posted Sat Feb 1, 2014, 7:36pm
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Hi everyone,

I'm pretty excited to be joining Coffee Geek. I am super new to home espresso, but very much a long-time espresso snob by taste. My partner and I are expecting our first baby in March 2014, which means I won't be able to get out for my usual daily dry macchiatos. This prompted me to research getting a machine and grinder at home, and this website was absolutely invaluable to me. I was so surprised that there were quite so many other coffee snobs out there!

When my Mini Vivaldi II and Baratza Vario arrived a month ago, I had literally never pulled a shot or steamed milk before. My first attempts were tragically terrible-tasting (my partner did think to remind me of all the times I'd snobbishly called other people's espresso terrible!). Luckily I did eventually get things a bit dialed in, and while I haven't yet pulled any 'God' shots, I'm making pretty decent macchiatos (and they are always as dry as I like them). Looking forward to continuing the learning.

Genny
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Ronnie
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Joined: 3 Feb 2014
Posts: 3
Location: North Carolina
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Rancilio Silva
Grinder: Baratza Vario
Roaster: Gene Cafe
Posted Mon Feb 3, 2014, 5:55pm
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Hello everyone!

Been lurking on coffee geek for some time and decided to join....have been drinking coffee all my life...just in last 5-6 years have been roasting my own beans....started with a fresh roast roaster and after  1 1/2 years , moved up to a gene cafe roaster......have a baratza vario grinder and rancilio silva 3 .....in the process of upgrading espresso machine......also enjoy using aero press .......

Am excited about joining coffee geek!

Ronnie
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CraigA
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CraigA
Joined: 19 Dec 2001
Posts: 11,208
Location: Rexdale, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Expertise: I live coffee

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Posted Mon Feb 3, 2014, 6:23pm
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Welcome to the Coffeegeek forums Ronnie! {;-)

I look forward to reading your posts!

 
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