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    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hi CSers,

    I now stock the Presso at; http://<a href="http://www.pressoaus...ralia.com/</a>

    I have 20 units available to Coffee Snobs at a discounted price. If you are interested, send me a PM and Ill forward the price to you personally.

    Delivery is 4 working days anywhere in Australia after payment is received.

    See the PRESSO in action at:http://www.presso.co.uk/

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    I have bought a Presso from Presso already and can attest to both the good service from Cameron and the great product - I have another 2 potential buyers already interested after I made them coffees on my Presso.

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    Love mine too...

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1158672771/0

    ...and offering a CS member discount is even better!


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    Re: Presso-Lever action powerless espresso on the

    Mods, this might be something to sticky into "important topics," like the rest of the sponsor offers.

    The portafilter on this thing is such nice quality that its ridiculous. Krups et al could learn a thing or two from presso!

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    Re: Presso-Lever action powerless espresso on the

    Just got mine and all I can say is WOW!

    I was cynical as to what the presso might be capable of, but the shots out of it are so good enough that the Silvia has been evicted from the car boot and the Presso has taken up residence in the box with my travel rocky....

    This is one amazing gadget!

    Chris

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    Great to see the PRESSO getting put through its paces.

    I had a brain wave after reading one of Gregs posts about the mysterious 1000th tamper:

    Why dont I give a custom fitted Pullman Tamper to a CSer?

    So.....the 20th order of a PRESSO that comes from a CSer will receive a hand crafted, Jarrah handled, flat base tamper free.

    I have a couple of tampers at hand so I will just pop it in the box with your PRESSO, youll be part of the club four days after your payment clears, I hope my claim regarding freight time is accurate. Any WA CSers remember how long it took to get their PRESSO after paying?

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    Yeah - good one mate - this means Ill have to buy a 2nd presso!

    I am seriously shocked at the quality of the shots I can get out of this and mrs Grendel loves it because I clean up after using it.

    It took about a week for the presso to arrive in WA after you sent it. That is about average for freight I have received.

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    Re: Presso-Lever action powerless espresso on the

    I have to tell you, Ive been lurking around this site for quite a while now and have only just registered. After reading alot of information about all sorts of machines, the stark simplicity and style of the Presso has convinced me that I need one!

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    I love my Presso!

    Im very new to espresso making.

    But the design got me interested and the price called me to action!

    A bit of innovation goes a very long way - it looks good and it makes really yummy espresso! Ive even worked out a nifty way to heat/froth my milk using just a stainless steel jug, a thermometer, a gas stove and the little frothy thing that comes with the presso. It aint microfoam but it aint bad either!

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    Re: Presso-Lever action powerless espresso on the

    Its very interesting.

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    Welcome to Coffee Snobs Joss. Glad you found us!

    Now you are here, checkout some of the threads about roasting your own, in a few weeks you will have a whole new perspective on espresso!

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    Re: Presso-Lever action powerless espresso on the

    Hmmm must think about my upcoming entry into the Presso Video challenge. . .

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    Re: Presso-Lever action powerless espresso on the

    Hey Grendel send me a PM if you would like a naked PF to ENHANCE your vid

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    Re: Presso-Lever action powerless espresso on the

    This would be an awesome video entry

    http://ben.szobody.com/in.mov

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    He is a real character that Ben guy!

    Now show us yours!

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    Just received my 2nd Presso so I can use it at home. The first one I bought ends up staying at work (Yes. we dont get free coffee or tea,etc) due to popular demand. I cant praise enough how good the Presso is.

    Cheers.

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    Re: Presso-Lever action powerless espresso on the

    Im scared to ask how much?

    Hey if 2mcm could come up with a decent battery operated grinder....whoa!

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    Hi Dennis,

    The Zassenhaus does a pretty good job WITHOUT batteries.

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    oooh - just googled it...a nice little box mill. Would love to buy the presso and mill but have just bought all the gear you see listed below. These things are definitely on my wishlist - Ill have to save, wait for my bday or christmas otherwise I might end up divorced...and Im not even married!

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    Re: Presso-Lever action powerless espresso on the

    I hope you can wait a little while.....Im getting a shipment of hand grinders in June.

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    Re: Presso-Lever action powerless espresso on the

    Quote Originally Posted by Presso link=1161205247/15#19 date=1173814351
    I hope you can wait a little while.....Im getting a shipment of hand grinders in June.
    my bdays not till July - perfect timing!

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    Re: Presso-Lever action powerless espresso on the

    Zassenhaus! Nice work. Apparently one of the few hand mills that works and very hard to get over here. Which ones are you getting?

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    Re: Presso-Lever action powerless espresso on the

    I dont want to jinx the order but it looks like everyone will be getting them at the same time. Im getting the espresso grinders only, most other Australian stockists can get the others(they have a huge range!)

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    Re: Presso-Lever action powerless espresso on the

    Does your order include Zassenhaus Coffee Grinder 175 Turkish Mill?

    Cheers.


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    Re: Presso-Lever action powerless espresso on the

    Hi Jos,

    No I havent ordered that one but you can back order it else where on the www.

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    Re: Presso-Lever action powerless espresso on the

    Quote Originally Posted by joschan99 link=1161205247/15#15 date=1173761058
    Just received my 2nd Presso so I can use it at home. The first one I bought ends up staying at work (Yes. we dont get free coffee or tea,etc) due to popular demand. I cant praise enough how good the Presso is.

    Cheers.
    We get free coffee/tea, but it is the entry level "keep the workers productive" kind. Fair enough I reckon, if Im in a rush for a meeting but dont want to yawn incessantly Ill mix a Blend43.
    There have been a few occassions Ive wanted a coffee, someone else chimes in, and after the presso-process, I expect a coffee... and to give it away, is a little frustrating! Only until the next pull though ;) I grind at work as well, fortunately the most finickity people who would complain, both like coffee and the occassional shout keeps me free of complaints :)

    Ill have to look into this hand grinder, shame it isnt going to arrive for Easter, Im doing a 4day 3night offroad ride camping in the bush for 2 nights, it would have been neat to bring out the Presso and pull coffees for everyone in the mornings with fresh ground beans! Ill just have to pre-grind :-[

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    Re: Presso-Lever action powerless espresso on the

    Quote Originally Posted by Stoveboy link=1161205247/15#25 date=1174107373
    Quote Originally Posted by joschan99 link=1161205247/15#15 date=1173761058
    Just received my 2nd Presso so I can use it at home. The first one I bought ends up staying at work (Yes. we dont get free coffee or tea,etc) due to popular demand. I cant praise enough how good the Presso is.

    Cheers.
    We get free coffee/tea, but it is the entry level "keep the workers productive" kind. Fair enough I reckon, if Im in a rush for a meeting but dont want to yawn incessantly Ill mix a Blend43.
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    Get behind me SATAN!

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    Re: Presso-Lever action powerless espresso on the

    Hey Stoveboy,

    Ive got the hand grinder in testing at the moment. It certainly improves you thigh and tricep tone!

    You would probably want each to grind their own, it can raise quite a sweat doing four or five shots with the hand grinder.

    Ill send you an email when the first bunch get here.

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    Re: Presso-Lever action powerless espresso on the

    I can see this at 2 am in the morning right after Thigh Blaster and Ab Master.

    Between the Grinder and the Presso you get a pretty rounded workout.

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    Re: Presso-Lever action powerless espresso on the

    I think we have the precise for your video worked out. Now for the talent....any ideas

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    Re: Presso-Lever action powerless espresso on the

    May I ask this question to CSers that have bought the presso-lever machine: can it handle the same fine grind as the HX machines out there?

    Am I right in assuming that it can handle ANY grind as long as you are strong enough to work the levers?

    Any other info is much appreciated.

    cheers.

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    In short, yes.
    One problem with too-fine may be if it got to the point that you couldnt extract it quick enough. It may stew the coffee, or if the water cools too much in that time, it may not brew enough.
    Most likely it would annoy you for taking too long and your arms turn to jelly before you even tasted the coffee :)

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    Re: Presso-Lever action powerless espresso on the

    This deal still going on? Do you have any left? I am HIGHLY interested.


    Cheeers
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    Re: Presso-Lever action powerless espresso on the

    The deal is on!

    Ive sent you a PM with the details.

    Cheers,

    Cameron

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    Re: Presso-Lever action powerless espresso on the

    Im also interested

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    Re: Presso-Lever action powerless espresso on the

    Send the details my way if it is still on :)


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    Re: Presso-Lever action powerless espresso on the

    Hello all

    Just got my Presso for my birthday today. *Damn, missed out on the coffee snobs discount I now see, but did get a fabulous bag of beans thrown in so cant complain. *

    My coffee tasting experience comes from working on Oxford St in Sydney were bad coffee spells business death. *My coffee making experience so far has been with the Mokka and a Trespade coffee grinder, and beans from Coffee and Things in Randwick which seems to be a place were they care about their beans. *

    Now I have my Presso I am in another league. *First few shots were so so. *The Trespade is supposedly one of the best hand grinders around yet struggles to produce a really fine grind which meant no Crema in my shots. *Feeling dissapointed and reluctant to take up more of my limited eastern suburbs flat kitchen bench space with a noisy and expensive grinder, I have gone to regrinding the Trespade output with a stone mortar and pestle, a pain in the butt being the 21st century and all, but I am now getting some crema and a really potent and sweet brew. *

    The whole hand grinding, hand pumping experience of making coffee brings you very close to the art form in an environmentally sound, quiet and meditative way. *Its like swimming naked, riding a horse bareback, on a bicycle without the helmet, or sleeping under the stars. *The next step is to roast my own beans on the barbeque but I shall soldier on perfecting my shots a little more as I approach making coffee better than the Oxford St baristas. *

    I am happy to hear of more hints and tips for the Presso and peoples hand grinding experiences. *In theory you should be able to get a perfect shot from it having so much control over the flow and timing. *Please, aficionados, recommend any other links etc that may be of value to me with my setup --- cheers, Beanhead

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    Bean head,
    Im sorry you couldnt take advantage of the CS offer. You know the 20th CSer to use the discount gets a free Pullman Tamper.
    Never mind.
    I have put you on my list to get first dibs on the NEW ZASSENHAUS ESPRESSO handgrinder when it arrives.

    Cameron

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    Re: Presso-Lever action powerless espresso on the

    Can I go on that list too?

    Beanhead: if you trip over to the sub $500 Brewing section, theres a thread with a fair bit of info on Presso operation.

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    I would appreciate it if you could send me details of the CS deal also.

    Andrew

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    Me to please.
    I would appreciate it if you could send me details of the CS deal also.

    Mark

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    Just received my Presso.
    Cameron deserves big wraps for his service and communication.

    Now just need to get it home and start pumping some coffee through, hopefully I will get some good results.

    Andrew

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    Re: Presso-Lever action powerless espresso on the

    Any word on when the ZASSENHAUS ESPRESSO handgrinder are coming in.

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    Re: Presso-Lever action powerless espresso on the

    Quote Originally Posted by scrub bull link=1161205247/30#42 date=1186099333
    Any word on when the ZASSENHAUS ESPRESSO handgrinder are coming in.
    [smiley=smiley_up.gif] ;D

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    Hi Boys and Girls,

    Claudia has re assured me that more stock is on the way.

    I will let you know when I know.

    Mind you I have had more fun at the dentist.

    Cameron

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoffeePrince link=1161205247/30#44 date=1195370875
    Hi Boys and Girls,

    Claudia has re assured me that more stock is on the way.

    I will let you know when I know.

    Mind you I have had more fun at the dentist.

    Cameron

    GDay Cameron

    Keep perservering mate! Any chance you could PM me with details of a Presso/Zassenhaus Grinder Combo price? (assuming you can do this?)

    Cheers,

    -A-

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    Re: Presso-Lever action powerless espresso on the

    The Fun list:
    1. Barrel of monkeys
    2. Trip to the dentist
    3. Everything else

    Im pretty sure that Zassenhaus grinders are now just a figment of the online coffee communitys collective imagination.

    Hmm, IIRC the last thing that I said was the figment of an online communitys collective imagination arrived in the mail last week....

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    Re: Presso-Lever action powerless espresso on the

    Hi All,
    I work in an Intensive Care Unit and am looking for a machine to make decent coffee for the staff. It needs to be simple and robust. Would the Presso be suitable?
    Thank you for your advice
    Dr Dave

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    Re: Presso-Lever action powerless espresso on the

    I dont know - but Im interested in the Presso - it looks good. I want something simple that will last and makes a good cup of coffee. If I entertain - I want to be able to make 4 - 6 cups without too much effort in between cups. I dont mind a little bit of cleaning - but the Presso looks like a simple tool with little mess.

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    Dr Dave: The only issue I would raise regarding the Presso in a communal setting is that some people find it a little intimidating. That said, it gains plenty of attention and once Id shown a few people how to use it, they were more than happy to put it to use.

    Boro: For making consecutive shots the biggest limitation is your kettle volume, because its your source of hot water. Are you intending to steam milk as well? If you are, Id almost argue that the Presso puts you in a better position than a lot of domestic machines, to produce 4-6 cups with milk in reasonably quick succession would require quite a capable machine but could probably be achieved with the Presso and a cheaper machine acting as the steamer...YMMV

    BTW, theres a fairly long Presso discussion thread in the &lt;$500 Brewing Equipment area.



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