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    Need some help with extra eyes

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    Many years ago well about 8 actually my wife and I bought an Electrolux Drip Coffee maker which had a grinder as part of the unit complete with timer, brilliant thing to wake up to fresh Java just finnished the brew cycle.

    Now I realise that there seems to be a hugh swing to home espresso machines but as I drink anything up to and beyond 1.5 to 2 Lit a day.

    So the drippo job is probably the better option BUT I have not seen anything like the old electrolux around, could anyone here help ?

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    Re: Need some help with extra eyes

    Quote Originally Posted by Mozz link=1152259756/0#0 date=1152259756
    my wife and *I drink anything up to and beyond 1.5 to 2 Lit a day.

    So the drippo job is probably the better option BUT I have not seen anything like the old electrolux around, could anyone here help ?

    I would suggest that if you are drinking a litre of coffee a day each, and that the coffee came from this machine, it must be incredibly weak, otherwise, youd be dead. *I would not suggest going for a proper espresso machine unless you intend updating your will and leaving it to a worthy person who will doubtless be using it before Christmas.

    Seriously - If an espresso shot is 60ml., a litre is 16.6 cups a day. *That is a lot in anyones language.

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    Re: Need some help with extra eyes

    The wife doesnt drink coffee and is was a drip type that ground the beans and then brewed into a 10 Cup Pot I would drink on average 2 of these per day sometimes more and sometimes less.
    Id use the 8 cup setting on mid strength and useing the beans we were at the time this was stronger than most of our friends were used to.

    Yes Espresso is stronger per fluid Oz of liquid for sure , no argument here.

    I can however assure you that I do drink a LARGE amount of coffee, most likely WAY too much.
    Im not sure what you would call weak but I like to taste it not just smell it if you know what I mean.
    I should get a sample tested to see what the level of cafeen is.
    Im currently useing a Pluger :( with 3 heaped desert Sp of grind with 1.8 Lit water.
    and just finished the first of probably 2 today (yes Im and addict). I make it and pop it into a thermos and have this by the PC where Im working. :)


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    An alternative - cold process coffee/toddy?

    Thought about toddy/cold press coffee? Smooth , supple and the ability to produce/keep copious volumes. Javaphile has an awesome description in the thread below.

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1136514307/11#8

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    Re: Need some help with extra eyes

    Quote Originally Posted by Mozz link=1152259756/0#2 date=1152326981
    Im currently useing a Pluger :( with 3 heaped desert Sp of grind with 1.8 Lit water.
    and just finished the first of probably 2 today (yes Im and addict). I make it and pop it into a thermos and have this by the PC where Im working. :)
    That sounds like a pretty weak mixture to me actually. Only 3 heaping teaspoons of grinds for 1.8l of water? Or am I mis-understanding what a desert spoon is?

    For that much water I typically used 250-300ml of grounds. I typically use 1/8th Cup/1 ounce/30ml of grounds per 6 ounce/180ml of water.

    Java "Likes his coffee thick" phile

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    Re: Need some help with extra eyes

    A dessert spoon is in the region of 2 teaspoons.

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    Re: Need some help with extra eyes

    Ill check to see what it is in cups OK

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    Re: Need some help with extra eyes

    The two standard sized spoons in this neck of the woods are the dinner/dessert/teaspoon and the soup/tablespoon.

    Java "Be the spoon!" phile

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    Re: Need some help with extra eyes

    An Aussie dessertspoon is the equivalent of an American tablespoon. An Aussie tablespoon is standardised at 20ml, the American tablespoon is 15ml, around the same as our dessertspoon. Our teaspoons are 5ml.

    I used to come to grief with American recipes until I found this out :)

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    Re: Need some help with extra eyes

    Quote Originally Posted by Viviane link=1152259756/0#8 date=1152398576
    An Aussie dessertspoon is the equivalent of an American tablespoon. An Aussie tablespoon is standardised at 20ml, the American tablespoon is 15ml, around the same as our dessertspoon. Our teaspoons are 5ml.
    Ok that makes much more sense then, not to mention a much darker cup. ;D

    I used to come to grief with American recipes until I found this out :)
    Blech! :P I bet! I had a laugh

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    Re: Need some help with extra eyes

    I think youre all forgetting a very important lesson from the little boy in the Matrix:


    ...There IS no spoon.

    hehe ;)


    Correct me if im wrong though, are you looking specifically for a Drip machine with a grinder built in? Dont think ive ever seen one either.

    You could always get a superauto espresso machine and just adjust the water volume to make you a mug of american style coffee i should think, and theyve got the grinder built in...although at that price...probably a bit of a waste.

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    Re: Need some help with extra eyes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zakal1 link=1152259756/0#10 date=1152456528
    I think youre all forgetting a very important lesson from the little boy in the Matrix:


    ...There IS no spoon.

    hehe ;)
    What? Im suppossed to eat my ice cream with my fingers then?!? ::)

    Correct me if im wrong though, are you looking specifically for a Drip machine with a grinder built in? Dont think ive ever seen one either.
    There are quite a few models available in drip brewers that grind the coffee internally and then immediatly brew it. I bought one some 20 years ago thats still in use today by a friend. If you enjoy drip brewed coffee theyre a wonderful way to go. Goggle them (coffee pot "built-in grinder") and youll get plenty of hits.

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