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Thread: Some days don't start well!

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    Some days don't start well!

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Woke this AM, fell out of bed and staggered semiconscious to the little house for the relief of the suffering, as I bumbled through the kitchen turned on the Bezzera.

    The next twenty minutes were spent vaguely perusing the news, talking to the dog and trying to come to terms with the fact that a new day had begun.

    Time for coffee, measured out my normal 18 grams, ground it, picked up the PF and proceeded to dose, funny I thought, seems to be an excess of coffee, attempt to tamp, funny, way too much coffee, it ain't workin, not until I dump the contents of the PF back into the doser does the penny drop, in my less than alert state I had picked up the PF with the blind basket (they sit side by side) and was attempting to squeeze 18 grams of ground coffee into it trust me, it won't fit.

    Take two was a little more successful.
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    Wink

    Know the feeling the coffee doesn't seem to tamp well in the blind filter. The pour is excessively long
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    Next will be 18g Cafiza lattes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonko View Post
    Next will be 18g Cafiza lattes.
    I hope not.

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    Wink

    Certainly clean the palate
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    The ultimate ristretto :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    Woke this AM...Time for coffee, measured out my normal 18 grams, ground it, picked up the PF and proceeded to dose, funny I thought, seems to be an excess of coffee, attempt to tamp, funny, way too much coffee, it ain't workin, not until I dump the contents of the PF back into the doser does the penny drop, in my less than alert state I had picked up the PF with the blind basket (they sit side by side) and was attempting to squeeze 18 grams of ground coffee into it trust me, it won't fit.
    Done the opposite, forgot to put any basket in. Wondering why the the tamper has shrunk and "basket" looks so empty with 18gm in it.
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    My first shot on the Synchronika was a bit chronik (sorry). Used the ECM double basket, went to tamp using my Pullman tamper (fitted to a Synesso double) and it was a touch too large - ended up doing a second tamp with the plastic thing included in the box. Let's say the pour was sub-optimal, even accounting for the way-too-coarse grind. Switched to the Synesso basket and had 'er dialed in within a few more shots

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrFreddofrog View Post
    Done the opposite, forgot to put any basket in. Wondering why the the tamper has shrunk and "basket" looks so empty with 18gm in it.
    Nice to know I ain't the only Muppet on the forum.
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    This thread is excellent for a laugh. Using the 7g dose for a single that is recommended in many ridiculous instructions in a blind basket might work...because either way, it's useless

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    Nice to know I ain't the only Muppet on the forum.
    You have the whole muppet show here

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    Anyone ever steamed their espresso by mistake?
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    Are you drinking espresso out of a milk jug?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbilleter View Post
    Anyone ever steamed their espresso by mistake?
    No but I have clipped the thermometer probe on outside of the jug and wondered why it wasn't moving.

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    I have waited 1/2 an hour for the machine to heat up only to find out I had turned on the toaster not the espresso machine, so I had a late latte

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    No idea how that is possible stan but perhaps you skipped caffeination for a day well done

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    My days normally start pretty well. I get up early, go into the kitchen, go directly to the coffee machine and switch it on, then fumble around for the light switch. ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by gonzo89 View Post
    No idea how that is possible stan but perhaps you skipped caffeination for a day well done
    Never skip the morning caffein ). Both are on the same double PowerPoint just flicked the wrong one but it took half an hour to realise it. I don't function until after the first cup

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    I think we're understanding why Freddo's roasting laptop died.
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    Jeez, you lot are funny. Hasn't happened to me...

    Yet

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    I've put whole beans straight in my filter basket.
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    I once tipped a few days worth of fresh beans Into the doser instead of the hopper in a half asleep state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by herzog View Post
    I once tipped a few days worth of fresh beans Into the doser instead of the hopper in a half asleep state.
    :-)

    Done the same multiple times with a manual grinder, weigh beans, then pour carefully into the catch jar :-)

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    There was also the time I *almost* tipped beans into the water tank on the Elektra thinking it was the grinder...
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    That's a different way to pre infuse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by herzog View Post
    There was also the time I *almost* tipped beans into the water tank on the Elektra thinking it was the grinder...
    I was a millisecond away from doing that myself the other day!! Close call.
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    Better that than the other way around!

    Cheers
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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    I woke up and went out to the shed where there are 4 machines on the bench and one is hot and freshly tuned; I have some homme-roasted Ethiopian Gambella ... and no grinder.

    (NutriBullet and Hario ... sigh).
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