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    Snobs, I hereby declare that I have received the highest possible endorsement in home espresso!

    My wife, who doesnt drink tea or coffee, or even milk in any way shape or form - and never has, was this morning feeling a little low. I suggested she might be coming down with something, that I was also feeling a bit "monday morning" but Id be better after a double shot flat white.

    Anyways, she watched me lift as the morning drifted on and very meekly suggested that I make her a shot. Trying to hold back my delight and excitement I explained that where she was suggesting she should go is pretty full on! A straight up shot for a non coffee drinker with a sweet tooth that declares most things I find unbearably sweet as dull!!!

    OK, so Ive got some good "cut through the milk like razor" blends but I dont want to scare her off so I decided on the Guatemalan Antigua as the more mellowed beans available to me, adjusted the grind and pulled. She requested, after seeing the shot, that I add about 50% water bringing it to about 45 ml of dark, crema covered goodness. Straight to the nose, then lips and *gulp* down it went. I waited for some screwed face reaction and instead got "mmmm, thats pretty smooth and easy to drink, can I have another one?"

    OMG I literally danced around the kitchen saying "yes, yes my darling, of course you can!"

    The next she tried with about a half teaspoon of sugar and declared it one of the most intriguing beverages she had ever had.

    A not only non coffee drinker, but actually openly hostile and anti coffee non drinker has, with the right home espresso gear and some love and passion and pedantic care in the shot prep and pull, become a open minded short black drinker in less than 2 weeks. Im walking around 3 feet off the ground at the moment...

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    Re: Highest endorsement possible!

    My better half at first was more of a Tea drinker
    Now its more Coffee than Tea

    Tis a good feeling when something you do is appreciated by the person you care most about

    She even addresses me as her cute Home Barista. :-)(and I am almost 50)

    KK

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    • #3
      Re: Highest endorsement possible!

      Congrats Wrecker!

      Now quick... this is the time to ask for an upgrade

      -A-

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      • #4
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        ...well the machine and grinder dont need upgrading, I only got them 2 weeks ago...

        ...where are those roaster reviews...

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        • #5
          Re: Highest endorsement possible!

          Much applause If there is rejoicing in heaven over one repentant sinner, what is there on earth over someone converting to Coff-olichism. Ouch, I almost hurt something coming up with that.



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          • #6
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            Keep up the crusade Wrecker. Last night I attended a family get-together, my in-laws are not great coffee drinkers but recently after prompting the bro-in-law bought a Sunbeam EM450 grinder so that they could try "freshly" brewed coffee. It has sat there unused for 3 months until last night. At his request I took 250g of a 50/50 blend of Nicaraguan HG Bold and Ethiopian Harar Blue Horse. I passed the bag around for everyone to smell the lovely caramel aroma of the beans before grinding and heard the oohs and ahs. I then ground the beans for a filter machine (I know!) but with the freshly ground beans and a good dose to boot it made a lovely smooth brew that everyone commented on.......I will have to keep working on them to get a better brewing vehicle but at least the education process has advanced a step in the right direction.

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            • #7
              Re: Highest endorsement possible!

              So Ill guess well be seeing her write up soon in the "How I became a CoffeeSnob" thread

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              • #8
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                Well done wrecker, almost another convert.

                Koffee Kosmo - I can relate to your comments but the title my other half gave me was not as pleasant as yours I get "CB" which stands for "coffee bitch". I just take any praise in any form i can get. ;D

                Mal

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                • #9
                  Re: Highest endorsement possible!

                  Originally posted by Wrecker link=1215916651/0#3 date=1215922580
                  ...well the machine and grinder dont need upgrading, I only got them 2 weeks ago...

                  ...where are those roaster reviews...
                  I was just going to say, for you there aint anything to upgrade to...

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                  • #10
                    Re: Highest endorsement possible!

                    Now quick... this is the time to ask for an upgrade


                    Nice one ;D

                    Well done Wrecker, wont be long and she will be filling out your tasting notes sheet.

                    CB

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                    • #11
                      Re: Highest endorsement possible!

                      Originally posted by greenman link=1215916651/0#5 date=1215928213
                      Keep up the crusade Wrecker. Last night I attended a family get-together, my in-laws are not great coffee drinkers but recently after prompting the bro-in-law bought a Sunbeam EM450 grinder so that they could try "freshly" brewed coffee. It has sat there unused for 3 months until last night. At his request I took 250g of a 50/50 blend of Nicaraguan HG Bold and Ethiopian Harar Blue Horse. I passed the bag around for everyone to smell the lovely caramel aroma of the beans before grinding and heard the oohs and ahs. I then ground the beans for a filter machine (I know!) but with the freshly ground beans and a good dose to boot it made a lovely smooth brew that everyone commented on.......I will have to keep working on them to get a better brewing vehicle but at least the education process has advanced a step in the right direction.
                      Congratulations on your 1000th post greenman! Not to mention moving your family in the right direction. I laughed at the "oohs and ahs", I still get that at work when I grind coffee. One of my wifes comments caught me by surprise when she said "its certainly better than instant coffee". I turned ready to go off and was greeted with her smiling face and twinkling eyes. DOH! :

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                      • #12
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                        Ahhh, she discovered the kick of coffee last night. Bit of a "disturbed sleep"...

                        ...and I discovered I may have created a monster. I got kicked out of bed this morning by a crazy woman mumbling some demand about "make me coffee - NOW!" ;D I may need an antidote...

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                        • #13
                          Re: Highest endorsement possible!

                          Originally posted by Wrecker link=1215916651/0#3 date=1215922580
                          ...well the machine and grinder dont need upgrading, I only got them 2 weeks ago...

                          ...where are those roaster reviews...
                          Ah, so I see! Congrats Wrecker - you must be in rapture!

                          -A-

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                          • #14
                            Re: Highest endorsement possible!

                            Originally posted by Wrecker link=1215916651/0#11 date=1215987844
                            Ahhh, she discovered the kick of coffee last night.  Bit of a "disturbed sleep"...

                            ...and I discovered I may have created a monster.  I got kicked out of bed this morning by a crazy woman mumbling some demand about "make me coffee - NOW!"  ;D  I may need an antidote...
                            Sounds like a case of "be careful of what you wish for......"!

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                            • #15
                              Re: Highest endorsement possible!

                              Originally posted by Wrecker link=1215916651/0#11 date=1215987844
                              Ahhh, she discovered the kick of coffee last night.  Bit of a "disturbed sleep"...

                              ...and I discovered I may have created a monster.  I got kicked out of bed this morning by a crazy woman mumbling some demand about "make me coffee - NOW!"  ;D  I may need an antidote...

                              Try Decaf
                              Or find a way to release the tension :-* :


                              KK

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