Heckerdy123 Junior Member Joined: 15 Jan 2014 Posts: 1 Location: Pacific Northwest Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Mon Feb 10, 2014, 1:54pm Subject: Re: New to CoffeeGeek? Welcome, introduce yourself!
Hi there! I am new literally life long coffee drinker who was weaned to the bean I am happy to be here reading all this info. I felt alone to be honest I had no idea how many home roasters that are not professional live in my area! Makes sense!
We have roasted our coffee on a modified whirly pop for years and years, frankly as perfect as I felt our coffee was..I was sick of running low-and the drama of set up, catch up and clean up in crappy weather..I felt that spirit of getting down to basics .but it was uncomfortable! I heard word of this site from a cooking site and here I am.
So we purchased a Behmor 1600. I promptly wasted all the sample beans that came with it...they are composted for the acid loving plants in my garden ....wow is doing it in a modified whirly pop on a propane grill out of doors for seriously longer than I can remember....far different from a strange thing that looks like a toaster oven on my counter..smell, crack , timing..I swear I almost cried and sent it back. I did cry, drank shitty coffee for two weeks But persisted, lurked, read the advice on this board and finally! I have wonderful coffee again, I adore this machine now! Am still fine tuning with a few of my favorite beans and grinds.
I enjoy nicely pressed coffee, a perfect moka and chemex. I prefer my coffee black in smaller cups, sometimes with ultra heavy cream and very hot. But the morning "get me on my feet and out the door" cup while I hate sacrificing any good cup, this is the one I do. I can require no thought or time to get it in ...I am literally one of those that walks to the pot with my eyes closed.
But after buying the roaster I need to ask for help in finding a reasonably priced coffee maker that will shoot the right temp water over my hard earned grind as quickly as possible first thing in the morning. (Everyone has an idea of " reasonable" still this time with shipping or tax it has to cost under $100.) I bought a BUNN twice because the one at work made super hot coffee. Bothe times on clearance and you only had to focus enough to dump the water..The first one was decently hot but not ideal, got me out the door to work. The pot burned itself up in about 3 years, so I bought another one on sale, it started off lousy remained lousy and is now shooting warm water over my grind.
Help? And thank you for all the. Advice! I feel like donating my crazy husbands tricked out whirly pop to a museum of coffee! Lol! I will keep her a while longer because you never know if the power goes our and we run out of roasted !
ace_parsnip Junior Member Joined: 23 Feb 2014 Posts: 3 Location: Bristol (UK) Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Sun Feb 23, 2014, 12:27pm Subject: Re: New to CoffeeGeek? Welcome, introduce yourself!
Hello my name is Callum Im newbie to making my own coffee but have been lucky enough to have great shops around my area Colanna & Smalls in Bath, Full Court Press In Bristol the list goes on and i have just come back from Oz and NZ drinking coffee all over the place!. After all this a real spark and interest into coffee has been ignited. I'm on a few other forums cycling and cars and find i learn alot from them so i thought id sign up and pick some brains!
NickyS Junior Member Joined: 2 Mar 2014 Posts: 1 Location: Florida Expertise: I like coffee
Posted Sun Mar 2, 2014, 9:20am Subject: Re: New to CoffeeGeek? Welcome, introduce yourself!
Hi, I am brand new to this site and would love some advice to anyone kind enough to share/help :) I am a coffee lover and my machine is a francis francis X1 1st generation with aluminum boiler. It works perfectly I am happy to report, but in my move somehow all the accessories were removed out of the dishwasher and into a box that simply disappeared and never made it to the new house..... Baffleing, I know!!!! I have looked on ebay and elsewhere with no luck. The pod filters from the 2nd generation (with brass boilers) do not fit. Illy FrancisFrancis does not make these accessories anymore for the aluminum boiler version I own :( Any of you folks have any words of wisdom to share? So appreciated! THANKS!
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