Heckerdy123 Senior 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!
javacrazed Junior Member Joined: 10 Apr 2014 Posts: 13 Location: LA Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: Rocket Cellini... Grinder: Baratza Forte Roaster: Hottop
Posted Thu Apr 10, 2014, 12:37pm Subject: Re: New to CoffeeGeek? Welcome, introduce yourself!
Hi I have been a coffeegeek non member and a member of HB 4 years. I have finally crossed over. I am a IT exec in LA and a coffee geek. I dream about coffee and all things related. I have used a Rocket Cellini, and Hottop for quite sometime now, I have also been trained by intelligentsia as a barista so hit me up for any questions.
surfinChina Senior Member Joined: 10 Dec 2010 Posts: 1 Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Thu Apr 17, 2014, 7:26pm Subject: Re: New to CoffeeGeek? Welcome, introduce yourself!
Hi, I'm a kiwi in Tauranga, new to the site but not to coffee. I've been making coffee for a long time on various machines, from fully commercial to pretty rubbish. My last machine was a gaggia pure espresso with a no name chinese grinder. I travelled around Asia trying beans for 3 years and this kit fitted into my bags without topping 20kg. I got good at making nice coffee with weird beans and average equipment. Grunge coffee maybe?? I packed my clothes around the machine, so spent 3yrs with the aroma of coffee on everything. The interesting bean of choice was in Laos - weasel shit beans. No kidding. They digest the husks and shit the bean, which is then washed I hope, roasted and drunk... The north of Thailand had the best range and China as a whole had the worst. It was very difficult to find fresh roasted beans anywhere except the 1st tier cities. Normal milk was also hard to find in China, almost all of the available product is sweetened and heat treated and didn't texture at all well. Anyway, now I've settled back in NZ I have a Breville 980 with which even my wife can make great coffee. I miss the art, but enjoy the consistency.
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