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  • What did folks do in the old days ?

    Hi everyone, as I read thru the posts and consider spending more money on a better grinder and machine I stopped myself this morning and asked ...

    What did people do in the old days before espresso machines ????

    Surely they appreciated coffee before these expensive machines ???

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    Re: What did folks do in the old days ?

    Originally posted by 4D4440534F484F464C404F210 link=1263174425/0#0 date=1263174425
    Surely they appreciated coffee before these expensive machines
    shun the unbeliver!!! ;D ;D

    Theres plenty of other ways to brew coffee, syphon, plunger, pour over for example, all of which are much more cost effective options than espresso hardware. You can certainly appreciate coffee when brewed using these methods.

    Espresso means machinery though and that means money! Doesnt mean you have to guy crazy and spend bazillions though ...

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    • #3
      Re: What did folks do in the old days ?

      I still drink Greek / Turkish coffee
      I believe its the first coffee brew method

      Cost of briki / ibrik / Cezve $3.00 to $30.00



      KK

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        Re: What did folks do in the old days ?

        Originally posted by 29203B2229242C410 link=1263174425/1#1 date=1263175362
        Originally posted by 4D4440534F484F464C404F210 link=1263174425/0#0 date=1263174425
        Surely they appreciated coffee before these expensive machines
        shun the unbeliver!!!  ;D ;D

        Theres plenty of other ways to brew coffee, syphon, plunger, pour over for example, all of which are much more cost effective options than espresso hardware. You can certainly appreciate coffee when brewed using these methods.

        Espresso means machinery though and that means money! Doesnt mean you have to guy crazy and spend bazillions though ...  

        A few examples... I like the Instant is better than ground coffee  ;D  OR..

        "From "The Improved Housewife"

        1843: "... dry them first in an iron pot, over a moderate fire, for some hours before they are roasted. Hang the pot so high as to not burn it. After drying three or four hours, place it on a hot bed of coals, and stir it constantly until roasted enough which is determined by biting one of the lightest colored kernels. If brittle, pronounce the whole thing done."







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        • #5
          Re: What did folks do in the old days ?

          AM, that Chase and Sanborn one is GOLD! Im gonna have to nick it ... ;D ;D

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          • #6
            Re: What did folks do in the old days ?

            Originally posted by 555C475E5558503D0 link=1263174425/4#4 date=1263177696
            AM, that Chase and Sanborn one is GOLD! Im gonna have to nick it ...   ;D ;D
            For a second there I thought I was going to be reported (yet again) for breaches of PC.....

            I would love to have a  feedback option like some forums... Thumbs up or Down... Often people dont comment but may find teh post useful etc..

            That way I could watch teh counts and be able to off set X   [smiley=thumbsup.gif]  -  Y  [smiley=thumbdown.gif]...   So long as I stayed positive overall... I would be OK


            I also have a copy of the NEW Standard Cookery (illustrated) 1933 (983 pages).... Coffee is covered on page 515

            Oh so so so not PC ;D : 8-)

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            • #7
              Re: What did folks do in the old days ?

              By the look on her face i reckon she deliberatly gets the stale coffee.

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