Kelvis Senior Member Joined: 21 Sep 2013 Posts: 2 Location: Switzerland Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Mon Sep 23, 2013, 2:10pm Subject: Re: New to CoffeeGeek? Welcome, introduce yourself!
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...
IntrepidQ3 Senior Member Joined: 30 Sep 2013 Posts: 64 Location: Tampa, FL Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: Gaggia Classic PID Grinder: Vario Vac Pot: Royal Balance Syphon Roaster: Hottop+TC4C
Posted Mon Sep 30, 2013, 7:24am Subject: Re: New to CoffeeGeek? Welcome, introduce yourself!
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.
z0mbie Senior Member Joined: 26 Sep 2013 Posts: 387 Location: Online Expertise: I live coffee
Posted Wed Oct 2, 2013, 3:56pm Subject: HELLO!
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.
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.
Low00Ranger Senior Member Joined: 12 Oct 2013 Posts: 3 Location: Nashville, TN Expertise: Just starting
Posted Thu Oct 17, 2013, 9:03am Subject: Re: New to CoffeeGeek? Welcome, introduce yourself!
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!
Coffeeeloverr Senior Member Joined: 22 Oct 2013 Posts: 1 Location: Calgary Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Tue Oct 22, 2013, 11:48am Subject: Re: New to CoffeeGeek? Welcome, introduce yourself!
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:)
mariaasussan Senior Member Joined: 23 Oct 2013 Posts: 1 Location: United States Expertise: Just starting
Posted Wed Oct 23, 2013, 6:50am Subject: Re: New to CoffeeGeek? Welcome, introduce yourself!
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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