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post #121 of 145 Old 12-12-2006, 10:27 PM
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Jeff, have you ever ordered beans from intelligentsiacoffee?

Have not tried them but it sure looks interesting.


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OB, here's my latest toy (actually it is being built for me right now, but I hope to take possession before the Holidays):



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Have not tried them but it sure looks interesting.

They seem to be highly regarded by the reviewers at coffeegeek.com
I just put in my first order - 4 half pound bags to sample the wares, so to speak.
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Jeff,cool link... can't wait to hit the city for this place...

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Gaaah! I just recently finished a week from hell breaking my multi-year caffeine addiction. 9 days of almost constant headaches and quite often finding myself surrounded by people sipping lattes and cap's (luckily I made it through the grumpy phase without losing any friends or assaulting anyone). Now this! Here? Please, make it stop, I'm begging you!

I've only unsubscribed from maybe 3 threads at AVS, now this one might have to make that list. The wounds are still to fresh and I am weak. BTW, two of the other threads involved a wackjob who shredded expensive power cords... so apologies for grouping you in with him.

Nice looking headphone amp. I have one of Ray's Hornets I use while traveling.
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coffee is good for you... stop believing everything you read in the paper.

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coffee is good for you... stop believing everything you read in the paper.

Straight up! Anything that looks this good has to be:





(Sorry, Jetlag.)
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Ahhhh! Coffee Porn! That's it, I'm outta here
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having some Macallan 18 right now....

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I am not a coffee drinker but i HATE the term Barrista! I am sure it has some real meaning that coffee fiends can explain. but to me is sounds like a name made up by somebody at starbucks who hated being called a coffee jockey!

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I am not a coffee drinker but i HATE the term Barrista! I am sure it has some real meaning that coffee fiends can explain. but to me is sounds like a name made up by somebody at starbucks who hated being called a coffee jockey!

I think they found out how effective changing the words are when cornmeal mush became polenta, employee became associate and secretary became assistant.


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Straight up! Anything that looks this good has to be:





(Sorry, Jetlag.)

I don't think a Z6 can do that.


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I think they found out how effective changing the words are when cornmeal mush became polenta, employee became associate and secretary became assistant.

and garbage man became "sanitary engineer"
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and garbage man became "sanitary engineer"

Don't forget Ed Norton's underground Engineer job..

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And Hooker became Genital care technician...

On the Macallan note.. has anybody been to Costco lately? THey have an exclusive 19 year old Macallan single malt. It is Macallan that is Kirkland Signature branded. It blew my mind.

Speaking of high end pursuits. I recently discovered Draegers markets. That is a special kind of bay area money pit!

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Dizzman that is ... simply astounding?!!

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Speaking of high end pursuits. I recently discovered Draegers markets. That is a special kind of bay area money pit!

Yeah they purchase all their groceries at Safeway and then mark them up double.


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they do not get the bread from safeway... that is for sure! Draegers is the type of place i go for deli, bakery wine and meat counter. Groceries is save mart!

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On the Macallan note.. has anybody been to Costco lately? THey have an exclusive 19 year old Macallan single malt. It is Macallan that is Kirkland Signature branded. It blew my mind.

I'm just not sure about that right now.

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Hey coffee fiends - roast your own beans! It's about the FLAVOR... not the gear

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Hey scorch123 or Steve........are you roasting? It does all end at the flavor. The gear is a small means to a larger end. "Brothers.....give me a groove!"
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Here is Saeco's new top line Coffee machine. This may be better than the Capresso's Z6. It has a built in milk container, motorized tray, color touch screen, 2 cappuccinos at once, and the so important wheels on the base. My Z6 is a pain to pull out from under the cabinet to refill beans and the bypass container for pre-ground coffee. Its also about 500.00 cheaper than the Z6.



Gotta love that color touch screen. I wonder if I can control it with AMX?

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what i do find interesting about the insanely priced coffee machine is that while i am not a coffee drinker, and my wife has chosen not to revisit that addiction after her week of headaches while getting off caffeine for her pregnancy... we want one.

Remember, it 's great for impressing your friends too. I always bring my S90 (a little older) on family vacations. The other family members leave as coffee junkies by the end of the week. It's too easy to hit an espresso mid-day. I've backed off to 2 in the morning max, but I still really like having it.

Nothing beats a fresh cup every time. I do usually run my cup under hot water before an Americano - don't think the $1K cup warmer will be mine any time soon.
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Super autos are not the way to make excellent coffee. Its more like a starbucks, which when good is quite poor to proper machines. Even Jura z5 is very average. Yes I sent it back, too cold, brew time too long, bean grinder not up to much.
What you need is a La Marzocco GS3. You need slightly better barista skills but as high end boys we like to fiddle.
This is what you need
La Marzocco GS3
Mazzer Mini e grinder or macap mx m4
Hottop bean roaster or alpenrost
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Green jamaican blue mountain

Plenty of books you won`t be sleeping
Italian parents we like our coffee
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Hi Steve.....roasting your own green beans is fun and economical since you can get most any premium coffee bean that is grown. I have a source that I get Hawaiian Kona peaberry beans direct from the plantation. And when you open the bag of green beans the aroma from them is undescribable.

Many resources on the net for roasting. My first and formost resource when I started was reading Kenneth Davids' books. Good starting point and very informative reads with good leads on types of beans, roasts, origins, etc.

The sites you list are classics. I do not frequent too many of the coffee forums though. I think Sweet Maria's used to have a pretty lively forum for a while. Did most of my research reading about roasting and equipment though.

I've heard many positive things about the different pour over methods and many agree this is the best way to brew and drink coffee. It makes sense to me why could be that way. Myself, I've almost bought presses, infusors and/or Cona's, but never really commited to it yet. I will though I'm sure.....sounds like it would be interesting to try and not too expensive to get your feet wet with the method either. That can't be said for the Technivorm....though used to be not much could compete with this coffee machine. Not sure about that now since I've had mine for a long time now.

Hi, this is an old thread, but ever relevant, and coffee habits tend to get only a whole lot better with the time... I agree, Steve, that there's plenty to read about and educate oneself about roasting coffee in the various forums and websites online. Experience will enhance your skills a lot (and by now you may already have some...)

Kenneth Davids' books are indeed a favorable source to learn whatever needs to be known in regard to the art of roasting coffee. As to the quality of freshly roasted coffee vs. those bought from the shelves, the difference can be tremendous. I like Starbucks' whole beans coffee, primarily the 100% Columbia (med roast), and I always grind the coffee right before brewing, but in no way does it come close to roasting the coffee by myself, or purchasing from a roaster, such as the one roasting at one of the Fairway supermarkets. For best results, one should buy freshly roasted coffee or, better yet, roast by oneself.

I agree, too, that the Pour Over makes good coffee, but I'm referring to the manual pourover method, that can be done with a cheap conefilter; nothing fancy or expensive needed. Generally, I believe, great coffee can be made with just a basic drip coffee maker that can be purchased for 20 bucks or less. I've experimented with the French Press too, and I like it. It, too, is affordable, and it makes great rich coffee. Just my 2 cents. All the best, J
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I am coffe man myself.

I have a Capresso Z-6 which I love... a latte or cap in about 45 seconds with no wait (i.e. two boilers)

I have an older E-8 as well and at work I have their newer grind and brew.

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