The Coffee Thread

Discussion in 'Geek Food' started by Goobers, May 9, 2011.

  1. macktheknife

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    buy a moccamaster instead!
     
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  3. miicah

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    Surely a cheap dripper would be just as good?

    And do you need to make 12 cups at a time?
     
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    At a tenth of the price.
    Plunger (sorry, French press) would also be good.
     
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  5. macktheknife

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    Maybe not 12, but 6 to 8 yeah.
     
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    Negatives I can see:

    • Stainless vs ceramic burrs (ceramic are nicer)
    • Hopper path for grinds looks sideways, so a lot will probably get stuck
    • Only 18 grind settings. My cheap Sunbeam has 25 settings and I still can't get espresso right all the time
    Is this your first electric grinder? Are you doing filter/Aeropress or espresso?
     
  8. tobes

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    I've had a cheap sunbeam blade grinder for years to go with my Saeco Via Venezia and its giving up the ghost. Thinking about upgrading to a Burr Grinder but don't really want to spend more more than $100-150.
     
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    Also been doing some research myself, below is a comparison of all burr grinders

    https://www.homegrounds.co/best-burr-coffee-grinders/
     
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    Killer Coffee Co. is now coming to IGA :)
     
  11. Scarpetta

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    I got given a really nice bean I enjoy, but they gave it to me already ground.
    I think it's too fine for my machine. Is there anything I can do?
     
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    Do you have a dual wall filter(pressurized)? Should work with that

    Coffee that fine is intended for French press etc
     
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    Yes, we changed out to the dual wall attachment. Still just seems to be fluffy, if that makes sense. I mean, it tastes okay(?) and very similar to the shops, but I just feel like it could be better
     
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    Yeah it seems like its not really intended for a machine, but as long it tastes nice
     
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    How have I missed this thread?!
    I've been working from home to some degree for many years, so when we renovated our kitchen last year, I treated myself to a nice setup.

    IMG_20200415_191450 flip 2.jpg

    Expobar - Heat Exchanger w/ E61 group
    Macap M2M grinder

    Love it... just slowly, slowly improving my technique.

    Typically using local beans from B3 in Blackwood - nice and fresh.
     
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    Wow very nice
     
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  18. Zee

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    No such thing as overkill, especially when it comes to coffee!

    That is one sweet home setup!

    We had the La Marzocco GS-3 and Ceado grinder at the house for the 3 months of lock down, and now that it's back at the coffee shop, I freaking miss it like crazy. Going to have to get ourselves a nice little home set up, much like that one,

    Z...
     
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    what's the smallest milk jug i can get away with for frothing milk. i'm aiming for 200ml or less. is that too small? my frothing wand only has 1 setting, that is full blast and hot.
     
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    350ml. You only fill it half way, and you'll need at least 100ml even for the smallest milk drinks (like piccolo) just simply because any less, and it's too hard to get the milk right, and get the spout in a position to make a good whirlpool.

    Z...
     
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