Cammie Senior Member Joined: 26 Jan 2012 Posts: 23 Location: USA Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Wed May 2, 2012, 12:14am Subject: Re: LA Home Coffee Meet-up, AKA a " coffee charrette"
It's a great idea. Thank you for putting this together Russel. I will try and join you but generally early weekday evenings or early Sunday morning will not work for me with a 60-90 minute drive time from Orange County. If I can wrest it out of my brother-in-law's hands, I would be happy to bring the HC-600. I was using the grinder again this weekend and was still impressed by the quality of the grind. I love the home roaster exchange idea too.
russel Senior Member Joined: 12 Mar 2010 Posts: 423 Location: Los Angeles Expertise: Professional
Espresso: 73' Cremina, '74 Club,... Grinder: Super Caimanos x2, Forte BG,... Drip: V60, Kalita Wave, Clever,...
Posted Wed May 2, 2012, 9:15am Subject: Re: LA Home Coffee Meet-up, AKA a " coffee charrette"
OK, Demitasse is on board for Sunday, May 20th 8:00am to 10:00am. LA Coffee Club will be providing 20lbs of locally roasted beans for us to work with.
I'm working on the equipement line up. I'm trying not to let this become "Russel's coffee lab", and I'm looking for participants who can commit to bringing a grinder or a machine. So far the gear is:
Machines Gaggia Color Pasquini Livia 90 La Pavoni Lever
Grinders Baratza Vario Anfim Super Caimano Pharos
What I'm still looking for:
Silvia e61 Prosumer (instead of my Livia 90) Preciso/Lux/Rocky Super Jolly Compak K10
I'm working on providing as much of the necessary accessories myself so as to avoid confusion and to prevent participants from having their various little things walk away. This includes cups, towels, knock boxes, pitchers, and possibly tampers (I'm not sure how to pull that one off, there's just no way that I'm brining my custom sized RB, and I wouldn't expect anyone else to either).
In general, if you plan on coming please post here or email me. If you have any of the needed gear or some other bit of kit that you want to share, please get in touch so that I can get everything organized. Demitasse and LA Coffee Club are really excited about this, and if we can make it work, it will set the stage for other such events. I have an idea for a home roasting charrette(s) that would be killer.
here's their address: 135 South San Pedro Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
the building is kind of a wedge shape and demitasse is as the start of the wedge.
At that time, there should be plenty of street parking and since it's sunday, you wont need to feed the meter. There is also a parking lot but i think they only offer like 1 hour with validation. If you want to use their lot, you'll have to enter into it through 1st street.
Posted Tue May 8, 2012, 11:39am Subject: Re: LA Home Coffee Meet-up, AKA a " coffee charrette"
Sounds like a great idea. I've got a variety of vintage hand grinders, all of which can do espresso grind that I can bring along if folks are interested. Plus the Caravel Ursula if an open-boiler manual lever would be of interest. Or if we're overloaded on gear, I can save those for some future time.
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