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    Ok, so I read elsewhere that we should start this topic so I will. Here are a few pics of mine, I eagerly await getting upstaged by Mattyj and others with real cameras, most of these are just phone camera quality.

    This is a pour from our PID Reneka at work:


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    La Pavoni Europiccola at home, love the pours from a direct lever machine.....and so quiet.


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    Re: Pour Art

    This is espresso magic about to happen


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    These are pours from my Sunbeam EM6910



    I know, my machine is dirty :(, but I did clean it up after the shots were poured. :)

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    Heres mine.... :)


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    And the resulting shot


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    Oh! Great idea for a thread. Ill make it a sticky so we dont lose it too!

    I think that the names of the photos are just as interesting as the photos themselves! :D

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    I think it looks great, do you mind if i use it as a background or screen-saver?

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    ...and from me and my la Pavoni P/tre (the tractor!)


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    an early practice pour when I first got my VB Emma


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    Matt , youve got the same bodum espresso glasses as me, I think it adds to the experience of coffee to see it all happen in a glass.

    Nice pics guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krane link=1197068084/0#10 date=1203568331
    Matt , youve got the same bodum espresso glasses as me, I think it adds to the experience of coffee to see it all happen in a glass.

    Nice pics guys.
    sure does. This is the end result of the pour above :)


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    Matt, that is one sweet looking shot in a really cool glass. :)

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    First time Ive tried to do this, honesty didnt think the camera would be up to it.



    Hmm, machine needs bit of a clean up :-[

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    Michelle,

    That looks just SOOOOOOOO good!!!!

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    Michelle, that looks DELISH!!!!

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    Oh, it was ... mmm ...

    Thanks :)

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    Sorry the photo is small - camera phone...

    mmm coffee....


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    Ok, apologies if this is too big. Check out the waves of espresso in the cup!



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    Wow cant believe I havent seen this thread yet! Coffee and Photography, what great $$$ consumers they both are!

    Here are some pics I took a few weeks ago (incidentally whilst procrastinating about the same assignment I am hrmm working on right now...)




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    Thats just foolish Michelle!!! Like I wasnt intimidated enough working side by side at Aroma this year, without you pulling dream pours all over the place! Its just not fair!

    Again DELISH.

    What coffee are you using?

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    I love the impacting spheres in this photo

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    This one I thought was interesting; in the LHS stream there are dilatations of the stream that are equally spaced apart. Is this some physics thing happening with nodes and waves (I vaguely remember an excercise with a piece of string in grade 8 science)

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    Wow talk about fluoro!!! Sorry if i blinded anyone, i havent noticed how very bad my colours are (the green background probably helps). I think ill take them back into lightroom sometime...

    Great photos guys (and awesome colours too ;) )

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    Sanch, those are some sweet images. Wow!

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    O.O

    beautiful......

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    Its like the photos from Instaurators book Espresso Quest....nice work!

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    Beautiful stuff, Michelle and Sanch!!!

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    Yep David, I was more than a bit inspired by Insurators Espresso Quest...Gosh the photos in that book are amazing!!! Id love to take some like that! I found it a bit difficult concentrating on the coffee and the camera and trying to get my desklights to stay in place and the pieces of aluminium foil I had to reflect the light. Was fun though. ...and now back to my paediatrics assignment. ho hum.

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    So who REALLY needs a coffee now - me me pick me

    Some awesome shots of shots. I hope this thread stays alive, I love unusual photography.

    Yeeza - Im sure you will give it your all and that will be great. Just having the courage to get up there to start with is enough in my book. Have it marked in the calendar - cant wait!!

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    Hey Shannon,

    Thanks for the encouragement mate - appreciated! Look forward to meeting you! Man, Im sooo pumped for Aroma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michelle link=1197068084/15#24 date=1212011468
    Sanch, those are some sweet images. Wow!
    Amen to that, wow! First one is now my desktop wallpaper.

    Inspiring stuff. Thanks for putting them up. :)


    Cheers...................Sean

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    Wow thanks for the comments guys Im really happy that people like them! :)
    Desktop wallpaper is a big complement too, thanks Sean!

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    Quote Originally Posted by espressomattic link=1197068084/0#4 date=1202204949
    Heres mine.... :)
    ooooohhhh.....thats beautiful

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    Wow guys, beautiful beautiful shots (of shots). Look like liquid heaven. Molten lava. Hmmmmmmmmm...............

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    Nice Job, think I better crank up the VBM you made me thirsty !!!

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    So i get a naked PF from Greg Pullman. Here is my first pour (single basket). Any advice experienced users as to tamp etc? Ive read that the naked is a good diagnostic tool. Please enlighten me.


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    going.....


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    going.....


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    going.....


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    gone. Poured too long.


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    Also, is it normal to get a bit of mess with a naked PF? I had coffee sprayed all over the place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrilgoldenrock link=1197068084/40#41 date=1216001170
    Also, is it normal to get a bit of mess with a naked PF? I had coffee sprayed all over the place.
    Ehhh.... nope

    Little jets of espresso coming out of the basket means you have to work on your dosing/tamping to get a totally uniform puck. Those little squirts are caused by channelling - imperfections in the puck. The main advantage of a naked PF is to get your technique spot on..... and when it is.... no more little jets!!

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    I would use the double basket... Forget the single. The double gives you a greater tolerance for slight imperfections in dosing, dist & tamp etc.

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    Thanks for the advice. Doesnt using the double mean i need to have a double shot every time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrilgoldenrock link=1197068084/40#44 date=1216005017
    Thanks for the advice. Doesnt using the double mean i need to have a double shot every time?
    Well, er.... Yes and no.

    If you pour a normal double volume (50-60ml) but dont want to drink the lot in one go, you could either...
    a) Waste half the shot into the drain tray (only use a single cup/glass to collect one of the streams), or
    b) Collect both streams, use one immediately and save the other in the fridge for later use as an Iced Coffee etc, or
    c) Alter your grind very slightly(finer) so that you pour about half the total volume(25-30ml) in the normal time and use this as a Ristretto or as a Ristretto based Latte or what have you.

    Once youve tried a nicely poured Ristretto I think youll find it hard to go back to a full volume shot..... ;)

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    My God Mal, you just took my addiction to a new level with the Ristretto. Went straight to the machine and made a double as the base for my arvo flat white. SUPERB!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrecker link=1197068084/40#46 date=1216019107
    My God Mal, you just took my addiction to a new level with the Ristretto. Went straight to the machine and made a double as the base for my arvo flat white. SUPERB!
    I had a laugh Wrecker.....

    Yep, theyre wonderful alright.... All I ever have with and without milk, my son too 8-)

    Mal.

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    Wait til you try these out on your lovely lady..... shell be blown away ;D

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    Ill be giving that a go tomorrow (already had well enough coffees for one day). Thanks Mal.

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    Pour speed is always hard to gauge from stills, but the first photo looks as though the pour may have been a bit fast. The streams are fairly thin and somehow just look to be running pretty quick. Definitely try a double, but also time your shot from when you start the pump and measure what sort of volume youre getting in 25 seconds.

    Glad the PFs working well for you! Just have to sort out those little jets so it stays clean! ;)

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