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Re: Why you do it

... to the nearest town, city, was about 45 mins and with the cost of petro...and the drive time and some times disapointment in the coffee at the espresso shops, plus the cost. I have a Keurig, a french press, a pour over, and we, my wife and I were amazed at the cost and how much coffee were ...
by Boozoojack
Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:30 am
 
Forum: Coffee Chatter
Topic: Why you do it
Replies: 52
Views: 5167

Re: Breville...a bad choice?

Sorry to hear about giving up with Espresso. I'm still doing it on the cheap. The Le'Lit is about ideal for me as I like the short warmup and the long recovery times do not bother me because I'm slow in the morning anyway. I did splurge and ...
by w0fms
Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:39 pm
 
Forum: Espresso Machines
Topic: Breville...a bad choice?
Replies: 10
Views: 684

Re: Screen-bottom popper solution (Presto Poplite)

... well they never will be able to do even probably 1/2 lb at a time. 12-20 minutes to do 1/4 lb isn't gonna work if you have two drinkers, do Espresso and only want to roast 1x a week. Now someday, a 220V/20A airbed could really rock... But if it were JUST me drinking I'd still be shaking ...
by w0fms
Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:26 pm
 
Forum: Using Air Roasters
Topic: Screen-bottom popper solution (Presto Poplite)
Replies: 46
Views: 2071

Re: Zass adjustment not working

... problem, for some reason the knurled knob ran out of threads (turning counter clockwise) when trying to make it grind for finer grind (trying for espresso fine). I did as Alan suggested and added a second washer which has fixed the problem, at least for the one grind that I did. Thx, to both of ...
by gimpy1
Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:39 am
 
Forum: Coffee Mills, Espresso Mills
Topic: Zass adjustment not working
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Rocket R58 Club

Hey you Rocket R58 hardcore espresso fanatics!!!! I'm starting a forum about optimum extraction temperatures to set the dual boilers at for various different beans from around the world. My first question is my favorite region is African ...
by runjmb
Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:55 pm
 
Forum: Espresso Machines
Topic: Rocket R58 Club
Replies: 0
Views: 18

Re: I have met the beans

... she brewed me a half-caf cup (old Yemen and new decaf Sumatra) that wasn't half bad. Frankly a lot better than the K-cups she uses for "espresso" from a different machine. Being used to "espresso" style, she thought it was too weak, though she liked the flavor. Latest ...
by CoffeeWoman
Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:30 am
 
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: I have met the beans
Replies: 1557
Views: 273329

Re: Breville...a bad choice?

... but easy and great every time. I had to figure out a solution for water hardness also, what I did was use the zero water filter. But I gave up espresso and sold the machine. I'd like to sell the Mazzer too, once I get around to it. Too many projects! Nowadays I just use the Aeropress and I'm ...
by MikeW
Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:50 am
 
Forum: Espresso Machines
Topic: Breville...a bad choice?
Replies: 10
Views: 684

Re: Effective cleaners?

I use Cafiza which is the same cleaner that I use for the espresso maker.
I also use the Mr Clean magic eraser. Quickly cleans the window and any bright work that shows discoloration. I use the Mr Clean between soaks.
by Latemarch
Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:12 am
 
Forum: Hot Top Discussion
Topic: Effective cleaners?
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: SR500 owners - get in here!

... brown with a uniform sheen Depending on just how cold it is in my unheated garage, and the type of bean (also, I roast a bit darker for my espresso), total roasting times are anywhere from 8-ish to 11-ish minutes.
by Bonsai Doug
Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:49 pm
 
Forum: Using Air Roasters
Topic: SR500 owners - get in here!
Replies: 143
Views: 17107

Re: Behmor 1600-2 1/2 lb roasts or 1 1lb roast?

... can get results that tone the acidity down to the point of flatness, at least for a filtered cup. I don't pull shots, myself, but I hear that espresso extraction needs a more subdued acidity in the beans because it's such an effective way of extracting all the bright into the cup. Personally, ...
by martin
Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:47 am
 
Forum: Technical Roasting Discussions
Topic: Behmor 1600-2 1/2 lb roasts or 1 1lb roast?
Replies: 4
Views: 202
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