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  1. #71
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    Wow not only we love and enjoy driving our Land Rovers, we also love making and drinking our coffees Which method makes the best coffee?. Great stuff!!!

    I started my coffee addiction using a pot - Bialetti. Sad to hear them going Unders. Great devices those stovetop cafeterias.

    I have recently moved on from my Rancilio Silvia and Rocky Doserless Grinder. They were real machines - tough just like Land Rovers Which method makes the best coffee? . Someone did mention just like defenders.

    I recently renovated my kitchen; new kitchen = new coffee machine setup.
    Now have a Rocket Apartmento HX with a Macap M4 Grinder. Again, great machine especially with the e61 group head. Still getting used to it but takes time. Would that be compared with a D4?

    I am still onto the popcorn machine roasting, with thanks to tips from fellow coffee snobs at the snobbery.

    Which method makes the best coffee?Which method makes the best coffee?Which method makes the best coffee?.

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    I used to read coffeesnobs.com.au religiously ... I now spend that time reading aulro!

    I developed a bit of an addiction ... to the machines, not the coffee.

    I have a bunch of commercial single group machines:
    A Rancilio S26 (sitting idle on the bench in the shed)
    A Rancilio S27 Volumetric (in daily use in the office)
    A Nuova Simonelli Mac (sitting idle on the bench in the shed)
    A Nuova Simonelli Mac Volumetric (sitting idle on the bench in the shed)
    A Boema Classic Volumetric (in daily use in the kitchen)

    Plus one 'prosumer'
    A ECM Giotto (in a box in the shed)

    In the grinder department....
    A Mazzer Major Doserless (in the kitchen)
    A Compak K6 (at work)
    A Mazzer Superjolly (sitting idle in the shed)
    A LaCimbali Cadet (sitting idle in the shed)

    Roasters ...
    Behmor 1600
    A Corretto (bread maker / heat gun)

    I also have a genuine Vintage Italian Vesubio CX9 Stovetop - in unused condition still in the original box. Would make a great camping set up for a milk based coffee drinker if someone is interested!

    The ECM, Superjolly and Behmor were purchased new, all others second hand ex commercial/office machines that have been overhauled. I can't rationalise it ... but I've enjoyed the 'bargain' hunting and the process of making them work like new again.

    It's nearly as bad as the land rover spares situation! (At one stage I had 4 spare td5 ECUs ... down to just 3 now)

    Preferred method: espresso machine all the way ... i don't use any other method (except the occasional $10 note!)

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    Hi

    > I used to read coffeesnobs.com.au religiously ... I now spend that time reading aulro!
    I read both lots! Both forums are superb.

    You have a nice collection of machines. I do have though a 2kg HG roaster and the much smaller Gene Cafe :-)

    > I also have a genuine Vintage Italian Vesubio CX9 Stovetop
    Yes, just found it on coffeesnobs. Nice.

    Mike
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    I have a 1970ís La Chimbali 2 group machine I partially restored and used for some years but itís back in the garage now awaiting more TLC. Lovely machine, but hard work keeping a 40 year old machine operational all the time - kind of like an old Land Rover. 😊


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    An ECM Giotto and Super Jolly sitting idle in the shed! Jeepers ...itís nearly Christmas man 😊 shall I pm you? 😎
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    This thread is gold. It doesnt surprise me at all that there are so many coffee enthusiasts here.... I am pulling apart a 2 group commercial to adjust the rotary pump pressure and using a Scace to get the brew pressure just right and it feels so right...only thing missing is the grease and oil leaks.

    Cheers

    PS. I am roasting this weekend. The Super.Jolly doesnt bring out the florals as much as a large conical but man it smacks the chocolate notes out of the park. We are really getting down to little nuances but I generally prefer the shots off an SJ compared to a Robur or Compak equivalent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martnH View Post

    I usually have 10 shots daily.
    OMG!Which method makes the best coffee?

    My adrenals wouldn't survive Which method makes the best coffee?

    On a bad day I'll have a third. Even with doing 12.5 hours yesterday I only did two.

    I'm impressed.

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    Haven't been on coffee snobs in years.
    Had forgotten about it.

    I do a lot of short blacks these days, you know if you're getting a good one or not drinking it sans milk.
    If I do a milk coffee it's a piccolo latte.

    One smelt burnt the other morning, taste was ok but a little off.
    Next one was fine. Mentioned it to to the cafe ownerand he explained how summertimes only one bean can get 'stuck' in the roaster and then go through wirh the batch.

    I was supposed to start at 7:00 but still sitting in the cafe with my second piccolo instead. Which method makes the best coffee?

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    Yes, I just make an expresso without milk in the morning at home.
    Work has both Nespresso and the Aldi pod machines, which are tolerable - certainly better than instant.
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    Hi

    Quote Originally Posted by rick130 View Post
    Mentioned it to to the cafe owner and he explained how some times only one bean can get 'stuck' in the roaster and then go through wih the batch.
    Yep, its called a "black stinker" and it ruins the entire shot. After roasting I pour the whole lot into a wide flat, white tray and look for beans that are a different colour. Also look for small rocks, the same size of the beans. You will know when those hit your grinder burrs. Although they don't change the taste of the coffee. Once got a stone from a Costa Rican coffee, it was a small igneous rock from the Arenal volcano!

    Mike
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