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    My coffee tastes like STARBUCKS!!!!

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hi all,

    Note: just a little rant about my first try at making an espresso.

    Im not saying this is a good thing... or even an average thing... Its what I would like to call BAD no wait really really BAD...

    So what I did was I was walking through my local super market doing the shopping and one of those food stalls with the testers was packing up and gave me a 200g bag of Vittoria beans... I was like cool free beans and seeing as though I had just gotten myself a EM4800C and EM0450 setup earlier that day I was feeling pretty good about my self...

    UNTIL

    I got home and tried to make my self a single shot espresso with these beans, do I have experiance NO, talent at this NO, knowledge of good beans NO. So there I was trying my hardest, the grind was ok at best, flow was to fast and color was to light. I shook my head in shame as I had just made myself the worst coffee known to mankind, so I though I would give it a taste to see where this thing stands...

    wait a cotten pickin minute this thing taste to much like STARBUCKS coffee, the terrible burnt kind, which got me wondering for a massive chain store like starbuck to produce coffee as good as terrible beans + first go Springy, makes a little part of me die inside because I wish I had all that money and a good coffee... but I have nothing :(

    Thanks for listening/reading,
    Springy

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    Re: My coffee tastes like STARBUCKS!!!!

    I had the same espresso machine not too long ago.

    1) Google "unpressurized filter basket"
    2) buy fresh beans: http://beanbay.coffeesnobs.com.au/ <-- Espresso WOW


    Try again, this time you should have much better results.

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    Re: My coffee tastes like STARBUCKS!!!!

    Add in do some training which will help with the frustration so you know what you are aiming at.

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    Re: My coffee tastes like STARBUCKS!!!!

    Now you have that bad experience under your belt the next step is easier
    Learn from your mistakes and move on ::)

    Practice makes better
    KK

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    Re: My coffee tastes like STARBUCKS - IF Only

    Well after sitting while my car get a make over a work advertising applied.. TAX reasons as well as security and temp management.

    My car has some interesting stuff at times... *Looks is not the key issue for me... FUnctionality... Just like coffee.

    Well, been a while and went for a wanl and the local cafe has closed... *A Red Van spotted pulling into a factory.. Wellknown franchise with a red cup and pics of beans and a bit of art, Fern leaf.


    WHY WILL I NEVER LEARN..... DON"T...

    Well it was worse than that... All the signs and I chose to ignore.. Should have just flicked the 3.50 down the drain hole...

    Small FW thanks..

    - How many suggars ?

    Do I need sugger ?

    - Every one has suggar * :-X :-X :-X :-X
    --- Hot little customer behind me.. *Have two or three, its great *::) ::) ::)

    I asked her to pull the shot as noticed she was letting it almost go clear *:-? for the previous coffee.

    - Sure dear

    Err can ya pull the SHOT.....

    - Shure...

    The cup was removed and foaming milk was poored and she stopped a good 30mm down from the top of the cup..

    I tried it; It was CRAP / Real Crap and I just walked away; squatted down and poured into the gutter....

    WHY do they do this to me/us



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    Re: My coffee tastes like STARBUCKS!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by 547B72706758747B74727078707B61150 link=1273224652/4#4 date=1274754493
    Wellknown franchise with a red cup and pics of beans and a bit of art, Fern leaf.
    Same company visits our company.
    Staff with some form of palate now buy cold press from me.

    I think CSers should get a class action going against said franchise for false advertisement.

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    Re: My coffee tastes like STARBUCKS!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by 7B786A6A6E7860190 link=1273224652/5#5 date=1274755237
    Same company visits our company.
    Staff with some form of palate now buy cold press from me
    I had a laugh thats the spirit soldier!

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    Re: My coffee tastes like STARBUCKS!!!!

    Good to hear that they have maintained their high standards!!!! ;D ;D

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    Re: My coffee tastes like STARBUCKS!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by 6F40494B5C634F404F494B434B405A2E0 link=1273224652/4#4 date=1274754493
    The cup was removed and foaming milk was poored and she stopped a good 30mm down from the top of the cup..
    Oh... This was her Pulling the shot short..

    When I asked for clarification as to this being a short shot; whe wanted to know if I wanted the Cup put back under and more coffee run :o :o

    Tis a shame their performance is so consistent..

    Must make it hard for the odd one or two who do put their best foot forward.

    Guess for many its... Here is 4hrs training on making coffee; it not hard follow the ball.. And ya will make heaps.. Now hand over $$$ for the run :-?

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    Re: My coffee tastes like STARBUCKS!!!!

    What do you expect from a company that can come up with a sign like this


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    Re: My coffee tastes like STARBUCKS!!!!

    Then there is always this..

    Now for a number of points; hits the nail on the head..

    Every one who spends $50 on a machine is an expert.. OR so they think and promote..

    Tis why I keep saying - Enjoy, relax, that is what real coffee is about.. Not the 20 different meters and o.first crack difference and .2bar high low and 1ml over teh 30ml limit for X..

    But in the case of the coffee I get served at most places... Brisbane has not progressed enough..

    http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/entertainment/restaurants-and-bars/has-brisbanes-coffee-obsession-gone-too-far-20100521-vzt3.html


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    Re: My coffee tastes like STARBUCKS!!!!

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    On a brighter note, if it werent for these professionals serving up warm death in a paper cup, I would never have been inspired to brew at home.



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