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    Bodum Granos anyone tried these ?

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    Hi, I just did a quick search of coffeesnobs looking for the Bodum Granos, search turned up zilch.
    So are these any good ?
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    Like a million other posts here I am looking for a expresso machine thats under $500 including grinder :) From what I have gather its near impossible without being second hand. Though looking at this thread.
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1229668955
    the Breville Ikon might be alright.

    I realise no one recommends POD machines, but was wondering if there is any pod machines that can use coffee grounds as well as pods ?



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    Re: Bodum Granos anyone tried these ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1734252721282B3620440 link=1241657579/0#0 date=1241657579
    ...So are these any good ?
    Nope!

    You wont find too many fans of pods here either!

    There is a pod adaptor available (at a cost) for the Rancilio Silvia

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    Re: Bodum Granos anyone tried these ?

    I just been googling an came across this review of the Bodum Granos.
    http://coffeegeek.com/proreviews/firstlook/bodumgranos/details

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    Re: Bodum Granos anyone tried these ?

    That review is 4 years old and is the only one you can find?
    So it looks like they didnt get around to doing their detailed review as they said they would.

    If it is possible to buy non-pressurised baskets to fit there might be a chance it could make a reasonable coffee.
    But whos going to take the gamble?
    Do you want to risk $500 on something that no one seems to own?

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    Re: Bodum Granos anyone tried these ?

    I guess not.
    How much differences does a pressurised basket make ?
    Im completely new to the coffee language :)

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    Re: Bodum Granos anyone tried these ?

    Pressurised baskets are for using pre-ground supermarket (stale) coffee.

    You need normal baskets to use freshly ground coffee.
    The difference in taste is HUGE.

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    Re: Bodum Granos anyone tried these ?

    So what happens if you put supermarket coffee into a unpressurised basket ?
    Is buying beans from the supermarket, grinding them at home okay ?
    Or are all beans, wholebeans, ground beans from the supermarket stale ?

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    Re: Bodum Granos anyone tried these ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 74574644424B485543270 link=1241657579/6#6 date=1241681256
    So what happens if you put supermarket coffee into a unpressurised basket ?
    Youll get very little or no crema as the beans are stale.
    Quote Originally Posted by 74574644424B485543270 link=1241657579/6#6 date=1241681256
    Is buying beans from the supermarket, grinding them at home okay ?
    Or are all beans, wholebeans, ground beansfrom the supermarket stale ?
    Pretty much. Supermarket beans will always be stale.
    Far better off to find a good roaster (EG: This very site or one of the sponsors) and use some quality fresh beans.

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    Re: Bodum Granos anyone tried these ?

    So the crema comes from fresh beans, thats good to know.
    I know Im know connoisseur but I hate it when I buy crap coffee.
    So I guess I need to do some taste testing to figure out if Im a coffeesnob.
    At the moment Im using a stovetop and microwaving my milk. Im continually throughing out bags of coffee I buy from the super market.

    I had thought about buying a decent grinder first but since I nearly have enough money to buy an expresso machine Id thought Id get one first.
    If I buy a coffee grinder first up, then itll take me a lot longer to save up for an expresso machine. Hope Im making sense.

    cheers

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    Re: Bodum Granos anyone tried these ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 70534240464F4C5147230 link=1241657579/8#8 date=1241697792
    So the crema comes from fresh beans, thats good to know.
    Good crema from fresh beans...

    Fake crema from presurused baskets and other methods.

    Quote Originally Posted by 70534240464F4C5147230 link=1241657579/8#8 date=1241697792
    I know Im know connoisseur but I hate it when I buy crap coffee.
    So I guess I need to do some taste testing to figure out if Im a coffeesnob.
    If you hate Crap coffee, then your a CS

    Quote Originally Posted by 70534240464F4C5147230 link=1241657579/8#8 date=1241697792
    At the moment Im using a stovetop and microwaving my milk.
    Uooooo Microwave Milk.. A second or two and its damaged..


    Im continually throughing out bags of coffee I buy from the super market.
    A CS might make the mistake once or twice.. But Continually...


    Find a local Roasted and get 200g or 250g freshly ground; store it correctly and save up for a grinder... That way you committed to being a CS.

    Enjoy your road to coffee heaven.

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    Re: Bodum Granos anyone tried these ?

    Thanks everyone,
    The reason I though out bags is I keep trying different beans and at the moment I buy the red pack of Vittoria ground beans. I store them in illy contianer but they go stale pretty quick. It seams after my first day maybe second day they are off.

    So is there a better way to heat milk ? without a microwave or expresso steam wand ?

    cheers

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    Re: Bodum Granos anyone tried these ?

    For what its worth - This is what I would recommend...

    Head to a local coffee roaster (people could give recommendations if you tell us what area you are in) and ask for whatever they roasted the day before. Buy an amount that will only last you about 2 weeks (or less if the roaster is REALLY close)

    Then [s]look at getting [/s] get a grinder so you can grind beans as you need them. I had an EM0450 from a department store that was a great first grinder. About 150 so well within your budget.

    Keep using your stovetop for now, with fresh beans ground every time you need them - Great success :D

    Finally, decide if you want to get a budget machine such as the Breville Ikon straight away - I have a Breville, and it makes a decent cup. But I knew it was only a stop gap before a better machine - Or if you want to save and get a better machine (keeping in mind that a better machine would do better with a better (read: more expensive) grinder too).



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