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Under 25 posts Topic: Grinder & machine upgrade
Forum: Espresso Discussions: Espresso Machines   Subject: Re: Grinder & machine upgrade   Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015, 9:34am

Preview: First of all, Jeff, welcome to CG . . . I used a Coffee Gaggia (now discontinued; replaced by the Baby) and an MDF for some 25 years.  a) I feel your pain; and b) obviously, I am a glutton for...
JasonBrandtLewis
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Under 25 posts Topic: oily beans
Forum: Coffee Discussions: Home Roasting Talk   Subject: Re: oily beans   Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015, 9:28am

Preview: Roasting further into second crack will produce a darker roast which will turn oily after a day or two. Frankly, one of my goals is to avoid roasting that dark. First - roasts that dark overwhelm the...
Dooglas
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Under 25 posts Topic: oily beans
Forum: Coffee Discussions: Home Roasting Talk   Subject: oily beans   Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015, 9:09am

Preview: I have been using a popcorn machine to roast beans and I don't get oily beans. I've read that dark roasts get oily beans. I stop the roasting once the beans get medium brown (a bit darker than milk...
Dove
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24-49 posts Topic: Desperately seeking a grinder that's handsome but not so tall!     (Pages: 1, 2, 3)
Forum: Espresso Discussions: Grinders - Espresso   Subject: Re: Desperately seeking a grinder that's handsome but not so tall!   Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015, 8:58am

Preview: The only advantage I an see to the Macap over the Vario is that it's available stepless. But the stepless is also a few hundred $ more.
cprice88
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Under 25 posts Topic: new Expresso machine suggestion     (Pages: 1, 2)
Forum: Espresso Discussions: Espresso Machines   Subject: Re: new Espresso machine suggestion   Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015, 8:51am

Preview: OK, I'm chiming in late, as usual . . .  To the OP:  At this point, my first piece of advice is to re-read everything that Rich (boar_d_laze) has written so far.  Then read it again.  There are any...
JasonBrandtLewis
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24-49 posts Topic: Desperately seeking a grinder that's handsome but not so tall!     (Pages: 1, 2, 3)
Forum: Espresso Discussions: Grinders - Espresso   Subject: Re: Desperately seeking a grinder that's handsome but not so tall!   Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015, 8:22am

Preview: It is probably a little soon for me to be saying this but I have owned both and based on a limited experience with the Forte, I would say yes it's worth the difference.
DeanOK
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Under 25 posts Topic: new Expresso machine suggestion     (Pages: 1, 2)
Forum: Espresso Discussions: Espresso Machines   Subject: Re: new Espresso machine suggestion   Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015, 7:33am

Preview: Hi Dee,    Machines The Livietta is a thermoblock machine, and not a step up in any way from the Crossland.  Step down, in fact.    The Quick Mill Silvano is the same thing as the CC1, with a little more...
boar_d_laze
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24-49 posts Topic: Desperately seeking a grinder that's handsome but not so tall!     (Pages: 1, 2, 3)
Forum: Espresso Discussions: Grinders - Espresso   Subject: Re: Desperately seeking a grinder that's handsome but not so tall!   Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015, 7:29am

Preview: My 2 worth. I started out with a Rancilio Rocky and it was a great learning tool. Not especially handsome, but it's a work horse. Maybe a little loud compared to some, but easy enough to operate and...
roastbear
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Under 25 posts Topic: Grinder & machine upgrade
Forum: Espresso Discussions: Espresso Machines   Subject: Re: Grinder & machine upgrade   Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015, 6:22am

Preview: At your budget the Vario + CC1 combo is the best option available for new. If you're willing to buy used tear though, you could do better.
emradguy
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Under 25 posts Topic: Fort'e much different than I expected...
Forum: Espresso Discussions: Grinders - Espresso   Subject: Re: Fort'e much different than I expected...   Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015, 5:17am

Preview: Thank you for taking the time to write!  When I first got the grinder, the very first thing I did was turn it on and check the calibration. Well, I was surprised to learn that the motor did not load...
DeanOK
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