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javajr
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Joined: 21 Sep 2013
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Posted Sat Sep 21, 2013, 9:02am
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Well hey there! I've been an active coffeegeek browser for the past few years, and finally decided I should set up an account!
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Kelvis
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Location: Switzerland
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Posted Mon Sep 23, 2013, 2:10pm
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Hey, I'm a geek from Australia. I love coffee, and have worked in a few cafés in Sydney.
I am currently living in Switzerland, where its all about 'push-button' machines, or pods (at home).
Luckily, i had my Gaggia Classic shipped, which i unpacked this week.
Having drunk pods for the last 3 months, i finally brewed my own, and it was so good, i felt sick!
However, she could do with a service, and i am struggling to find someone in this area, so i'm looking
for some tips on general maintenance, and things i could easily do myself.

I'm about to post in the Q&A section, got some troubleshooting to do...

Cheers,
Kelvis
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IntrepidQ3
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Joined: 30 Sep 2013
Posts: 64
Location: Tampa, FL
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Gaggia Classic PID
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Posted Mon Sep 30, 2013, 7:24am
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Hey my name is Tom I am a kinda new to espresso and milk drinks. I recently was handed down a Jura J5. I have found this site and found it very helpful and decided to join. I am looking forward to learning much more about coffee and techniques of making it.
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z0mbie
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Joined: 26 Sep 2013
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Location: Online
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Posted Wed Oct 2, 2013, 3:56pm
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Hi everyone.

I have posted a couple of times on here already but I thought it'd be a good idea to make a formal introduction...

My name is Scott and I'm from Los Angeles, CA.   My current method for making my drinks is using a MyPressi  TWIST portable espresso gadget.  It is an amazing little contraption and I have been using it for the past 6 months or so for my home coffee needs.   I still go to shops, mostly because I like to try the different roasts that they offer. But in terms of skill I think I have really mastered the art of making coffee with the MyPressi.    

I have been exploring an upgrade path from what I have today.  This isn't to say what I have is inadequate in anyway for making coffee. I consistently pull shots better than what the best coffee shops here in LA have to offer.  Here is a video of one particularly delicious shot I've had recently.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ap1Z69p8tdk

I realize it's kind of a curse, being a coffeegeek.  Because you're constantly in search of a better cup instead of just enjoying what you have been served.  Anyway, I want a set up because it's cool.  It's going to be a struggle because there really is no logical justification for it, and I am much more pragmatic these days, particularly since I don't work (at the moment).  Taking a nice long break from a 15-year stint working in the grueling software industry.  My job was in quality assurance, so I tend to be very critical of everything. It's just my nature. But I intend to keep my opinions at bay because I know when it comes to things we love, logic sort of goes out the window.  I blew a $100K cash on a whim for a car love at first sight.. No regrets.  So I'm just as guilty as anyone else I suppose for seccumbing to that "upgrade" bug..

Anyway I mainly enjoy espresso and caffe latte as my go-to drinks.  I'll try something different every once in a while if someone wants to share their joy for their favorite drink.  My girlfriend loves regular brewed coffee, so I drink them with her. I also drink iced coffee from time to time.
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Omar
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Location: Halifax, Canada
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Posted Wed Oct 9, 2013, 6:56am
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I am a coffee and chocolate shop owner in Halifax Canada - Choco Cafe and Chocolates by Design.

I have been browsing this site for sometime and i find it pretty useful.

I have been running the shop for TWO years now, and i have several questions that i would like answered.
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Low00Ranger
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Joined: 12 Oct 2013
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Location: Nashville, TN
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Posted Thu Oct 17, 2013, 9:03am
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Hello! I've been a lurker for a few months. Finally decided to join.

I've been a coffee lover for a long time. But, only recently decided to take the plunge and acquire my own machine. As i usually do, I think I may have bit off more than I can chew. My wife and I actually bought a small cafe, near Nashville, TN, a few months a go. It has definitely been a journey! lol!

I'll warn you now, I'm probably going to ask some typical noob questions.... But, I can't wait to learn more!

Thanks everyone!
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reyen
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Joined: 19 Oct 2013
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Posted Sat Oct 19, 2013, 7:16pm
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Hi all! I just signed up. Looks like a fun group here!
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Coffeeeloverr
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Joined: 22 Oct 2013
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Location: Calgary
Expertise: I love coffee

Posted Tue Oct 22, 2013, 11:48am
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New to Coffee Geek and just wanted to say hi to everyone! I am a long time coffee lover! I found this site as I was searching for resources to help out with an espresso and related coffee study I am holding in Calgary. I will be posting more details under the Espresso section of the forums in case anyone wants to check it out:)
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teddyB
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Joined: 22 Oct 2013
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Location: Michigan
Expertise: Just starting

Posted Tue Oct 22, 2013, 3:48pm
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Hi I have been a coffee drinker for years  and I am currently trying to hit the sweet spot with a Clever Dripper,aend Im depending on Coffee Geek to stear me in the right direction.
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mariaasussan
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Joined: 23 Oct 2013
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Location: United States
Expertise: Just starting

Posted Wed Oct 23, 2013, 6:50am
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Hi All

Sooo excited

I have just joined the site having browsed for a while

I have Just been doing some retail therapy after many years of looking at what is within my budged and always recoiling at the expense, given I am of limited means.

I always fancied a lever machine. La Pavoni Strad. being my fav.

On this round of looking I discovered the Gaggia Achille and kind of fell in love with it. In fact I came very close to buying one on ebay but was out bit and pipped at the post. Later to find out that it was no longer in production. So I was very glad as after sale and spares are much less readily available for the Gaggia Achille than they are for the La Pavoni machines as far as I can tell.

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