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    Gday everyone. Im a new Bloke to your forum and got to say that it was a bonus to find it. Actually the bloke who sold me my first machine a couple of weeks ago , put me onto it. In a short half hour this fella [Glenn from Thoms Retravision in Armidale NSW] took me forward about 400 percent in my appreciation of coffee. For a few years now I thought that I was a bit of a coffee buff; however it was in that half hour while sampling the coffee that Glenn made me in store that I suddenly realized that the appreciation of coffee is the same deal as the appreciation of fine wine.
    For forty years or more I had my head in the sand. I consider myself a fairdinkum Aussie and one of the last of the true Bushmen, we drink TEA - preferably Billy tea. "That coffee stuff is a Yanke drink; all you blokes are becoming far too Yankeeized" was how I looked at it.
    Then one day the penny dropped and I realized that tea was only some watery drink that the Pommies stole from some fellas over in India or somewhere. Ive been enjoying coffee ever since. What a waste of forty odd years eh!?
    Ivbe had a few stove top machines for a few years but have started to climb the ladder at last. My first machine is a Sunbeam 4800C and even though on a pretty steep learning curve I can now really enjoy an awsome coffee most times I feel like one.
    I would like to know a bit more about non-pressurized basket for my machine that I saw in another post. Whats that all about Folk??
    Sorry to be so long winded. Rodda.

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    Re: Head in the sand

    Welcome..

    What your asking about has had lots of discussions..

    Try here first.

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1248646363





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      Re: Head in the sand

      Great 1st post Rodda, welcome to Coffesnobs

      I cant help you with your sunbeam but plenty here will help.

      nothing wrong with a good cup-of-tea between coffees either

      Leeham

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        Re: Head in the sand

        Welcome to CS rodda, its great to see you have started your journey in the quest for great coffee, be warned if you stick around CS you will get the uncontrollable urge to spend $$$$ on shiny new equipment in search of that perfect cup......enjoy the ride
        gm

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          Re: Head in the sand

          Originally posted by 7A474C4C49280 link=1249383024/0#0 date=1249383024
          I realized that tea was only some watery drink that the Pommies stole from some fellas over in India or somewhere
          following your message,

          I realized that coffee was only come watery drink that the Pommies stole from some fellas over in Turkey/Middle East or somewhere [/QUOTE]

          Call yaself an aussie? get back on the rosella tea and get back into the bush

          /me puts on his la-di-da voice.

          "personally, i recommend rosella tea steeped for 85.6 seconds at 93.2C in an aluminium or iron vessel."

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            Reading red text

            For anyone else who finds reading tiny red text on a dark green screen almost impossible, I just discovered that selecting the text by dragging turns it into a nice clear white on blue.

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            • #7
              Re: Head in the sand

              Bah!
              Now we shall have to work on another way to send secret messages that the colour blind cant see.

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              • #8
                Re: Head in the sand

                Thanks everyune for the welcome. Thanks Anger Management for the tip. Did a dit of cruising and now have a better understanding of a few more coffee points.

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                • #9
                  Re: Head in the sand

                  Originally posted by 5C616A6A6F0E0 link=1249383024/7#7 date=1249457815
                  Thanks everyune for the welcome. Thanks Anger Management for the tip. Did a dit of cruising and now have a better understanding of a few more coffee points.
                  The sections / topics are never perfect as the Mods etc are only part time assistants to God...

                  Thus - Not like Choice and others who may or may not be so un biased when coming to Equipment etc.. We are more about self help and support. Note: CBT is an issue for some of us :-) but we all try


                  I did see a Topic or two last night on non-pressurized baskets.. Bugger forgot to link them..

                  Once again welcome..

                  Enjoy the experience..

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