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    coffee newb...

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hi all;

    Found this site whilst trying to decide on a new machine, and its great.

    Can tell you the number of times i go to my local cafe strip in Sydney and am totally horrified at the rubbish that passes for coffee, its more like scalded brown milk...

    I have just replaced my dead Sunbeam with a Rancilio Silvia, and an Isomac Granmacinino grinder. Only had it a few hours and already going OK.

    Any one gots any tips for a newb at this level... The Sunbeam was OK, but have to agree we are on different level now.

    Thanks.

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    Re: coffee newb...

    Welcome to Coffee Snobs dassa.

    There are heaps of tips on Silvias on this site just do a quick search.
    Start in the Brewing Equipment - Midrange ($500-$1500) section.

    I dont own one myself so cant help directly.

    Where abouts in Sydney?

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    Re: coffee newb...

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Ive only just registerd myself so Ill probably get flamed by the veterans for a cheeky contribution.
    Youve taken the first step on the never-ending road to perfection.Theres a long, long learning curve which may take you through temperature surfing on your Silvia and maybe to a pid. (Try this link for starters)
    http://www.coffeekid.com/archived/rancilio/cheatsilvia

    Thats the easy bit! Then there are the beans. Roasting your own:blending your own; which device; ist crack; 2nd crack...........!

    As an espresso drinker like me, theres nowhere to hide. But for those whose tastebuds hide behind lats and caps theres the search for perfect microfoam as well.

    Would I rather get my shot at a cafe? You must be joking!
    My wife and I still coffee out, (particularly when taking the dog for her regular Puppacino), but its largely to remind ourselves how good our home brews are.
    Cheers!

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