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  • A Public Thank You to Dennis of Cuppacoffee!

    Hiya Den

    Two things I wanted to send a thank you for - I was going to do it via PM, but then (particularly with Point 2) thought it might also help someone else in my predicament:-

    1.  The tips on the Chai Latte - without getting your recipe, I followed your verbal instructions of adding the tea before you finished reducing down and it works a treat!  I also used your Panela rather than the honey and it tasted really lovely.

    2.  And this is the big one and probably you dont even know its coming... thank you for improving my tamping tenfold!

    While you were making coffees on the morning I went to your CS Grand Opening, I was surreptiously watching how you were tamping and paid particular note of the fact that you tamped with the PF on one side and on an angle.

    Ive always had trouble tamping evenly because our kitchen bench in both the old house and this new one has always been a little bit too high for me unless Im wearing shoes with heels.  If Im bare-footed, Ive had to stand on my toes to get a good tamp.  This has usually thrown my balance and my tamps always came out uneven on one side just slightly and probably a bit overtamped because I was overbalancing forward also.  Even with my Pullman Tamper and the lines, Ive had to fiddle around a lot trying to get it even.

    With adopting your method with the angled PF, I dont have to get the height I used to and Im now tamping evenly each and every time.  Im not now tamping too hard because I I dont have to lean my weight into my tamp as much also, which has also helped.

    I hadnt ever thought about doing it on an angle because I guess I must have been subconciously worried about it damaging the PF, but - of course - tamping on my rubber tamp mat protects it from any damage I could do.

    What a revelation!

    So, a big heartfelt thank you for helping me produce tonight what I would consider the closest I have come so far to a God Shot (renamed in my household the Den Shot in honour for the next two weeks!

    Imagine what its going to be like with my new Maver and M4!

    :-*

    Cheers
    Di

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    Re: A Public Thank You to Dennis of Cuppacoffee!


    Gee Di, what can I say but...thankyou. :-[

    I guess Ive unconsciously adopted that method, as the single spout makes the group handle a little unstable.

    That and the fact that my feet were getting sore wearing those silly red stilettos all day! ;D

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      Re: A Public Thank You to Dennis of Cuppacoffee!

      This sounds pretty much how I tamp (I think) - whatevers consistent/comfortable/accommodating of shoes

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        Re: A Public Thank You to Dennis of Cuppacoffee!

        Originally posted by 44687B7D60686556446667626C70090 link=1242376583/2#2 date=1242385412
        This sounds pretty much how I tamp
        With or without the stilettos?

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          Re: A Public Thank You to Dennis of Cuppacoffee!

          Originally posted by 0D2A3C2E36450 link=1242376583/0#0 date=1242376583
          I must have been subconciously worried about it damaging the PF
          if you werent using a rubber mat, Id be more worried of the damage the portafilter would do to the bench rather than the other way around!

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            Re: A Public Thank You to Dennis of Cuppacoffee!


            PRESS RELEASE

            After years of research the "flat tamp assist" has been released



            8-)

            On a more serious note, Im glad that you picked-up the trick from Dennis and its just another reason that CSrs getting together can share and learn from each other.

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              Re: A Public Thank You to Dennis of Cuppacoffee!

              Originally posted by 68474D50290 link=1242376583/5#5 date=1242444218
              After years of research the "flat tamp assist" has been released
              ;D ;D ;D

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                Re: A Public Thank You to Dennis of Cuppacoffee!

                Originally posted by 5679736E170 link=1242376583/5#5 date=1242444218
                PRESS RELEASE

                After years of research the "flat tamp assist" has been released



                8-)

                On a more serious note, Im glad that you picked-up the trick from Dennis and its just another reason that CSrs getting together can share and learn from each other.

                We know this as teh Approved WHS Vertical Challenged Management System..

                NOTE: It is only authorized to provide SHORT term assistance to those in need.. Long term solutions, usually require more drastic action..

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                • #9
                  Re: A Public Thank You to Dennis of Cuppacoffee!

                  Originally posted by 0B242D2F38072B242B2D2F272F243E4A0 link=1242376583/7#7 date=1242445451
                  Long term solutions, usually require more drastic action..
                  Yeah AM,

                  I think thats where the Stilettos come in. For my part, that would be a very drastic solution...

                  Mal.

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                    Re: A Public Thank You to Dennis of Cuppacoffee!

                    Originally posted by 476A6E626F030 link=1242376583/8#8 date=1242457357
                    Originally posted by 0B242D2F38072B242B2D2F272F243E4A0 link=1242376583/7#7 date=1242445451
                    Long term solutions, usually require more drastic action..
                    Yeah AM,

                    I think thats where the Stilettos come in. For my part, that would be a very drastic solution...

                    Mal.

                    I do not know if I want to see that... The vision in my head is all sort of fuzzy and shaky

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