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    What u would do for good coffee?

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    Hey everyone just thought i would ask you all what u would do/have done for a good machine/grinder/roaster setup at home? because at the moment im a poor uni student and i am seriously considering going in drug trials to raise money for my new ECM/Diadema/Expobar (havent decided yet) just wondering what other ppl have done for their machines??

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    Re: What u would do for good coffee?

    Got a "car loan".


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    Segrave...

    Worked for 45+ years during most of which I drank cr@p instant coffee.....

    Got myself a redundancy package and retired ;)!!!

    Figured I better start having some of the finer things in life before I "shuffled off"

    After having had (quite) a few domestic machines, I started to shop around for a pre loved commercial grinder and then my pre loved commercial coffee machine.... bit of restoration on the machine (I love tinkering and that was an ideal project :))..... and now I have great coffees when ever I want!!

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    I did the redundancy thing too but the timing wasnt good enough for retirement.

    Dont do the drugs trial unless it involved caffeine. *;)
    You hear the occasional story about the poor guinea pigs nearly dying and taking years to recover.
    Not worth the risk, even for a good coffee.

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    Started off with a cheap stove top

    found a second hand phillips machine

    Now moved up a level with the Gaggia set up.

    The dream machine is still a little way off. One day, I can wait.

    I dont have to have everything RIGHT NOW I have another 50 + years to live.

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    im so glad i have discoverd good coffee at the ripe age of 21 i coulnt dream of going my whole life without it ;)

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    I hear they are still short of sperm donors - they dont pay but they do cover expenses.

    Kinda gross and only useful if you are a man but $500 is $500 eh?

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    I dont know... I dont think I have had a good coffee yet. I will make that trip to Mecca soon and then we will see. :D

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    Turned 40 and got a wonderful coffee making pressie. :D

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    I "made them an offer they couldnt refuse".

    That is, I offered to pay money in return for the equipment. And they accepted.

    ---Robusto

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    My first decent machine came care of Camberwell market first thing in the morning, before all of the good items had been picked over, and I picked up a Baby Gaggia in good nick, which lasted me for years, before I could afford something else!

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    If youre a poor uni student, surely then there is a great cafe nearby? I guess it depends on which city youre at uni in, I suppose.

    How much coffee are you planning on consuming in one day?

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    Hi Segrave,

    If money is tight, Id get a job at a great cafe to leech off ;P Failing that, sunbeam grinder + plunger + good coffee = value for money!

    I think that I basically chose my Maver over the standard uni student overseas trip. Tough call, but I thank myself for it every morning, as I stumble downstairs, bleary eyed and dont have to think to get a decent cup.
    It never ceases to amaze me how all of us have no money, but manage to afford airfares year in and year out! Being a uni student in Europe must be awesome for travelling. I seem to remember seeing 20 Euro flights from Rome to Madrid!

    Cheers,

    Luca



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