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    are you a coffee extremist?

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    How long did take for you to go from a poxy little sunbeam to your second full commercial machine?


    Sullos :D

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    Re: are you a coffee extremist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sullo link=1191487553/0#0 date=1191487553
    How long did take for you to go from a poxy little sunbeam to your second full commercial machine?


    Sullos :D

    Well cant say Ive ever made that journey.....

    Never had a Sunbeam (but I guess a Krups counts as "near equivalent").....

    And Ill never have a second (concurrent) commercial of my own (my life just wouldnt be worth living ::)) although I am about to refurbish one for someone else.

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    Re: are you a coffee extremist?

    Sullo, in the interests of keeping the peace, I think your should retract that statement about SBs. ;)

    While I favour my giotto, my SB is also quite capable of making a nice coffee that is far better than 95% of what is offered in commercial establishments.

    2 group heads is one too many; 3 is real overkill :P ;D


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    Re: are you a coffee extremist?

    maybe I should clarify, I had a poxy lil sb, it wasnt as good as say *a 6910 I nearly bought :P
    This thread was brought about by a friend who back in april sent me an email to a link for a grinder on an auction site, since then and the machines Ive been thru grinders and now the bean stash, development on things being built in Sullos Lab, he then called me a coffee extremist..
    Its all in fun :D

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    Re: are you a coffee extremist?

    Yes, I know - mine was partly in jest too. I already know how extreme you can be! I had a laugh :)

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    Re: are you a coffee extremist?

    Dennis,

    I feel like Ive really gone into extremist territory from a Breville Cafe Roma and pre ground Coles special blend to Rancilio Silvia/Rocky and a Pullman. Im in the process of setting up the BM/HG roaster and hope to get the greens today - all in one week :o

    Last week I didnt know you had to clean the group head - I didnt even know what one was :-/ Now its got to be the Pallo and a special towel ;)

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    Re: are you a coffee extremist?

    About 2 years.

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    Re: are you a coffee extremist?

    About 2 months.

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    Its amazing how this coffee business gets one drawn in. I thought my Via Venezia made an ok coffee till I bought Silvia home and relegated Saeco to the storeroom. Then I went into home roasting and read about poppers and green beans, so I thought "my daughter has a popper in the cupboard" so I ordered my starter pack and away I went. The popper has gone to a better place and I now have my Corretto up and running with a few adjustments to be made. Im madly hinting at my family that a barista course at Epic would be a great Xmas present!!!
    I am even turning out the odd rosetta on top of latte and flat whites.
    Thank you CSers for helping me on this wonderful journey into Coffee Snobdom..................................
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    Ill have to claim a virtual transition, from zero straight to excess :)

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    Re: are you a coffee extremist?

    Same here.

    Straight from cafe to Expobar/Macap.

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    Re: are you a coffee extremist?

    Breville 800 and supermarket coffee to faema express 3 group and about 15kgs of green in the pantry in six months.
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    Re: are you a coffee extremist?

    in about 2 weeks Ill have a 2grp Azkoyen and a 3grp La San Marco running :D
    Abbeys already pumping out the good stuff in the kitchen already.
    that and a 110kg bean stash for Gene :D

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    Geez Sullo, youre an animal!

    Looks like youre stockpiling weapons of mass consumption. Be careful mate, they might think youre creating biological weapons with that much green.

    We had a sharp upward trend with coffee equipment, but have since hit a plateau. Doesnt look like well be getting any new equipment for the home anytime soon, unless something blows up.

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    weapons of mass consumption giggled like a schoolgirl I like that :D

    be a great name for a cafe/hardware dealer place...
    might be a good stockpile but Im ploughing thru it trying to come up with my "this is really good $-hit blend", plus learning the genes abilities flowing it thru the abbey :)

    Azkoyen Bravo $850
    Parts and seals $200
    Beans $forget
    Being able to be a wanker and showoff to the bigger wanker across the street who reckons hes got the best machine (cough breville cough) and show him up cos he is a complete muppet PRICELESS

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    Re: are you a coffee extremist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sullo link=1191487553/0#0 date=1191487553
    How long did take for you to go from a poxy little sunbeam to your second full commercial machine?


    Sullos :D
    Sullo,

    I have a Sunbeam EM6910 at home with a Rocky grinder and when I volunteer my services at the churchs cafe, they have a Vibiemme 3 group head machine with a Mazzer grinder. Aside from the steaming capabilities of that HX machine, the Sunbeam can make me a pretty satisfying cup of coffee every morning. Ive spent many hours on the Vibiemme now and honestly cant see why I should upgrade my Sunbeam at home just for the sake of better milk steaming capability.

    So Ive shelved my plans on upgrading the Sunbeam. Its really been quite a cost effective machine that is easy to use and makes a pretty decent coffee.

    I am finding that incredibly ironic that I would consider splurging a couple of grand to upgrade to a really bling Italian made HX machine for home use yet baulk at the thought of spending a couple of extra dollars to upgrade from the 2 litre Coles Homebrand milk to a nicer brand of milk.

    So since I cant see the point in upgrading from the $2.75 2 litre bottle of milk to the $4.90 2 litre bottle of milk, whats the point in upgrading from a $600 Sunbeam to a $2.5K Vibiemme E61 HX machine? ;D

    :P





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