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Thread: Your Coffee Routine (Morning or whenever) - minor research for a Uni project

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    Question Your Coffee Routine (Morning or whenever) - minor research for a Uni project

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hi everyone

    I am an Industrial Design Student in Melbourne, currently I am beginning an assignment/project that requires me to
    look at a confluence (two or more items coming together) that occurs in a kitchen setting. Being a coffee lover I thought why
    not attempt to design something to do with coffee, preferably manual brew but espresso machines are equally acceptable as
    the research is meant to include everyones coffee routine regardless of method and equipment.

    I would highly appreciate it, if you can share your equipment for your chosen method and a rough routine (no need for brew methods and ratios)

    The designed product (confluence) will essentially be a link between multiple products, similar to a brew stand but hopefully with some
    more functionality and thought put into it.

    This is my morning routine,
    I begin by putting my Hario Buono Kettle on the stovetop to boil, I will then get out my scales and a little measuring cup to weigh out the amount of pre-ground coffee I need. I set up my filter into the V60 and sit it atop of a server/jug. Once the water has boiled I will take it off the heat and rinse the filter and then discard the water out of my server. I place the measured coffee in the filter which is set up on my scales. I get my phone out and start the timer whilst beginning my filter brew. After the brew I set the v60 in the sink to drain the last few drips to make discarding the coffee + filter easier. Afterwards the dry V60 goes ontop of my server and sits on the bench, the scales + filter go into the cupboard and the coffee will sit on the shelf.
    Yours of course doesn't need to be super detailed but it is appreciated.

    *Disclaimer*
    This is still the initial research for the assignment, I am required to look at various other kitchen items and as much as I would love to focus solely on coffee I can't narrow my design efforts quite yet, so essentially my final outcome may not be a coffee stand at all, but if it is I will gladly share it.

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    Espresso drinker.
    1. Turn on grinder (BGC820) and coffee machine (BES920)
    2. Place glass on coffee machine to warm up with machine - does bugger all really.
    3. Grind using inbuilt timer and tamp. (I used to weigh shots and tamp pressure but done it often enough not to need doing it anymore)
    4. Pull shot till it blondes.
    5. Put glass back on warmer tray
    6. Knock out puck, rinse basket and PF. insert blind filter
    7. Start (empty) shot, let flow purge screen, insert PF loosely, let PF overflow and jiggle to wash seal. Empty PF, brush seal clean, restart shot, re-insert PF loosely, let PF overflow to wash seal again, empty PF, reinsert and backflush for 2 sec. All this takes about 40 secs
    8. Dry coffee machine with tea towel so nice and sparkly
    9. Place sushi mat on drip tray (prevents scratches) and place PF, basket & blind filter on it to dry.
    10. Drink coffee.

    If you could design a unit to do all that but without the quality compromise of current semi-automatics it would be a winner.

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    Thanks for the response, I actually cannot redesign the products but only design to tie them together.
    Your routine though has shown the various bits of equipment and methods I didn't consider so Thankyou for all the detail

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    Put water in coffee machine (La Pavoni Europiccolo)
    Put beans in grinder (Smartgrinder)
    Turn on machine and grinder
    Eat muesli, start crossword.
    Check machine temperature.
    Grind coffee, pull (double) shot. Drink said shot
    Finish crossword.

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    Top up machine (La Pavoni lever)
    Switch on
    Have breakfast while machine heats
    Put portafilter handle (minus filter) into group
    Flush a little water through group to speed up heating of group
    Place double filter on scales, tare and weigh beans.
    Place beans into manual grinder (OE Lido 2), grind
    Tip ground beans into filter, distribute using Chicago chop with twist, tamp carefully & evenly, finish with a light polish.
    Clean any grounds off lip of filter with left thumb. Place filter on bench next to coffee machine.
    Take milk jug out of fridge, add milk to jug.
    Flush group and purge steam wand
    Remove portafilter, insert loaded filter and lock in to machine
    Put double walled glass under spout.
    Lift handle slowly, do approx. 3 "mini Fellini" pumps, then main pull.
    Remove cup
    Steam milk holding jug around rim
    Remove jug, wipe wand and purge.
    Swirl milk and tap as required.
    Pour into cup, add chocolate dusting on top.
    Rinse milk jug
    Hand coffee to wife as I have my first coffee at work :-)
    Switch off machine
    Knock and clean portafilter
    Flush group with pressure still in boiler
    Remove and clean drip tray, wipe metal recess where tray sits. Put back into machine at 90 degrees so any water under tray can evaporate.
    Wipe bench
    Rinse cleaning cloth and hang over hot group to dry.
    Place inverted portafilter handle and filter on scales to dry.


    Cheers,

    Matt

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    (Morning)

    1- Switch on machine (bezzera bz10)
    2- Portafilter on, place cups on top.
    3- back to bed (wait for central heating and machine to heat up)
    4- get up after second alarm (after a few snooze hits)
    5- Get jug/thermometer ready
    6- Get milk and soy milk out of fridge onto counter
    7- Beans in grinder (Quamar 50) - from bag or Kinto bottle
    8- Grind out into portafilter
    9- Weigh out on scales
    10- Level and tamp
    11- Flush machine
    12- lock portafilter
    13- Pull shot into cups
    14- Purge steam
    15- pour out soy milk into jug
    16- steam to temperature
    17- purge steam and wipe down wand
    17- Pour into steamed soy into cup
    18- attempt art
    19- rinse jug
    20- repeat 14 to 18 for regular milk
    21- unlock and knock portafilter and expunge ground coffee into knock box and rinse
    22- run water through head
    23- Backflush
    24- clean brush with hot water wand
    25- empty and rinse drip tray
    26- wipe down machine
    27- brush down grinder
    28- leave everything in sink to clean proper after work.
    29- drink coffee and eat breakfast.

    2 lattes (soy and regular milk)

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    Quote Originally Posted by K_Bean_Coffee View Post
    Great idea..
    Here's my morning routine.
    1. Get up.
    2. Get ready for the day
    3. Do this:
    https://youtu.be/OM9N385V0BQ
    Looks like nice fresh beans there :-)

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    filter
    fill brewista kettle, set at 91-93 deg depending on beans
    weight out beans and fill grinder
    v60 onto my range server,
    paper onto the v60 and once the kettle is ready wet the filter.
    while this is draining i pulse the grinder until the grinds go below the hopper gate, close gate and press the pre-set time button for 11secs.
    dump warming water into drinking vessel while the grinder is going, then my chute routine...
    brush, pulse, brush, pulse, brush until most grinds are out
    bigger brush to brush the metal chute bit in a circular motion
    dump grinds into v60 and kettle is already set to warm up to desired temp when i put it down last so straight into the grinds, timer starts on the acacia scale
    after brewing i let the v60 drain into an empty cup nearby which i usually clear when i get home at night - by which time the grinds are just moist and wont drip all over the floor if i carry it across the bench into the bin

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    Ok, I'll try to remember my Aeropress routine... quantities will probably be out, but that probably doesn't matter too much...

    • Place hand grinder on scale and tare. Pour in 20g of beans.
    • Fill kettle with ~300ml of filtered water.
    • Place 150ml jug on scale, tare and add 20g of room-temperature filtered water
      Turn on kettle.
    • Grind beans while kettle boils.
    • Place plunger in Aeropress and invert.
    • Once kettle boils, pour ~200ml into Aeropress, allow to pre heat for a few seconds, then pour into mug.
    • As mug pre-heats, pour water 80g from kettle into jug to a total of 100g.
    • Pour ground coffee into inverted Aeropress, place on scale and tare.
    • Pour in 40g of water from jug over 10 seconds, stir for 10 seconds and let stand for 10 seconds.
    • Pour in remaining water over 10 seconds, stir for a further 10.
    • In the next 10 seconds, tip water from mug into sink, fit Able brew disc and cap to Aeropress and place mug on top.
    • Invert and plunge over ~20-30 seconds.
    • Remove cap and disc, push out puck into compost bin and rinse Aeropress, cap and disc.
    • Add a dash of milk and enjoy!

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    Roll out of bed...

    Prop eyelids open...

    Crawl to espresso machine...

    Dispense three quad pours into mouth...

    Wake up and start the day.



    Java "Where's the coffee" phile
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    Toys! I must have new toys!!!

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    Wow!! I think all this is proving is that we've got issues!! I had a laugh! I feel much better about my OCD tendencies after reading this thread and the next time my wife shakes her head at my routine I'll be giving her this to read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K_Bean_Coffee View Post
    Great idea..
    Here's my morning routine.
    1. Get up.
    2. Get ready for the day
    3. Do this:
    https://youtu.be/OM9N385V0BQ
    Great soundtrack. Would be better over top of a slo-mo naked PF extraction. Now that would be dramatic.
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    1. Look at Breville 920 machine.
    2. Turn on kettle and brew a nice cup of Prince of Wales Tea instead

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    Quote Originally Posted by leafrust View Post
    1. Look at Breville 920 machine.
    2. Turn on kettle and brew a nice cup of Prince of Wales Tea instead
    1. Turn on 920
    2. Watch wife make coffee
    .
    .
    .
    I wish

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    Thanks for all the replies everyone! Much appreciated,

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    Monday to Friday

    1. Silence alarm as quickly as possible and turn on Sangean digital radio to listen to 6am news on Radio National
    2. Stumble like a drunken sailor on shore leave in Hong Kong to the kitchen at the first mention of the sport report, while uttering various expletives in relation to how a human should not be up at this hour
    3. Stretch and rub eyes, noting the presence of new aches and stiffness and pondering the future atrocities that lie ahead of me as I head, inevitably, towards 50 years on the planet
    4. Check for presence of green light confirming that Profitec Pro 700 is ready to dispense life-sustaining elixir. In the event that green light is not displayed, repeat expletives from Step 2 and turn machine on and proceed to Step 17
    5. Turn on Fausto grinder and enjoy the pretty blue start-up image on digital display. Congratulate myself for my choice in purchasing both Profitec and Fausto
    6. Fit single portafilter into Fausto holder.
    7. Depress single shot grind button and wait 6.2 seconds for coffee to be dispensed in a neat dune in the centre of the portafilter
    8. Select and use ONA Coffee Distributor to level the coffee and ponder whether the $165 investment was money well spent
    9. Select and use Espro calibrated tamp and conduct careful visual examination of the packed portafilter. Consider whether I should have purchased the timber handled Pullman that I stroked lovingly in Di Bartoli but didn’t end up buying.
    10. Remove milk from fridge and pour into Teflon milk jug
    11. Extract shot
    12. Conduct visual inspection of shot and determine shot’s viability for consumption.
    13. Open steam valve and texture milk
    14. Fill shot glass to complete piccolo.
    15. Clean steam wand with microfiber cloth and purge
    16. Consume piccolo, congratulating self for quality of final product and choice of current beans (Beanbay Espresso Wow)
    17. Commence shower routine, including: relocation of digital radio; hot water to the border of scalding hot; shave in shower using what was described at the point of purchase as being an anti-fog mirror. Note that product is only partially effective.
    18. Select strides, shirt, cufflinks, tie and dress
    19. Return to kitchen
    20. Select double portafilter and fit to holder
    21. Depress double grind button on Fausto
    22. Complete Steps 8 and 9
    23. Place latte sized glass under portafilter and activate extraction
    24. Complete Step 12
    25. Two thirds fill Hario V60 travel mug with hot water, decant double shot into the vessel, and add a dash of milk.
    26. Turn off appliances
    27. Put jacket on and pick up work bag
    28. Exit house and lament the need to travel to place of work for the day as part of requirement to fund life's pleasures and necessitites
    29. During commute, consume beverage, and think about and prioritise the range of important matters that need to be addressed in the coming weeks: Hottop P versus Aillio Bullet R1; purchase Helor 101 for office; decide on roasting course and organise flights/accommodation to either Melbourne or the Gold Coast.

    Saturday and Sunday


    1. Commence procedure at Step 2 from weekday routine at time of natural waking and without the requirement for expletives
    2. Follow Steps 3 to 14
    3. Return to bed
    4. At a suitable time leave bed and complete Step 17
    5. Complete Steps 6 to 16 at regular intervals throughout the day
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    Switch on machine - Alex leva
    put in pf
    Get porridge going in thermi
    At this point I pretend that the machines are competitively racing one another to get to temperature.
    Turn on heating.
    Think about gas & electricity bills.
    Weigh 21.5 g coffee. Little digital scale.
    Eat porridge. (thermi wins again. Bastard.)
    Heat up pf
    Use porridge fuelled strength to grind coffee - hg1
    Coffee into basket.
    Swizzle with toothpick - la marzocco.
    Tamp - pullman
    Pull double shot.
    Knock - breville
    Rinse flush.
    Drink

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    Morning routine involves milk coffee -> breakfast -> filter coffee to bring to work. I think I'll just focus on the first part

    Milk coffee:
    - get out of bed, switch on steam boiler on the Alex Duetto III and lock naked PF into machine (machine is on timer to switch on 1hour before I wake up, but steam boiler is manually switched off)
    - climb back into bed and keep warm
    - climb out of bed again 10 minutes later and clear the dish washer
    - grab milk jug, walk to the fridge and pour milk into milk jug (sometimes take the butter out - depending on what I'm having for brekkie)
    - walk back to coffee machine, grab my coffee cloth off the cup warmer and damp it at the kitchen sink
    - place damp cloth back on top of cup warmer
    - move to the grinder, switch on mini digital scale and weigh out 18.2g of espresso beans into a metal cup
    - place beans in Mazzer Major modded with arduino board, place metal cup below grinder funnel and grind beans (30sec initial run, brush chute, pulse grinder, brush chute, pulse, pick up air blower and pulse air into the corner of the chute while running the grinder, then take a bigger brush and brush down all the grinds on the metal funnel)
    - take metal cup and weigh on the digital scale again to ensure > 18g of coffee
    - remove naked PF from machine, place over tamping matt, put jam funnel into PF, empty metal cup into PF and knock PF on the tamping matt
    - remove jam funnel and knock one more time before picking up pullman tamper, neutate slightly then tamp down
    - flush water (2 secs) into drip tray then lock PF into machine, place Brewista smart scale under the PF, grab cup off the cup warmer above machine and place on the Brewista smart scale (smart scale automatically tares weight of cup)
    - lift brew lever slightly to start preinfusion and press the "time" button the Brewista scale, lift lever fully at 7secs
    - stop extraction anywhere between 36-40g depending on beans
    - purge steam wand, weight 5secs for steam pressure to rise back up, then froth milk
    - take damp cloth from above machine to wipe down steam wand then purge steam wand again
    - pour milk into espresso
    - remove PF, knock into knockbox, then rinse using brew head of the machine and clean out grinds from PF with damp cloth
    - hold PF against light to ensure none of the basket holes have coffee stuck in it, otherwise, rinse again and wipe down
    - use damp cloth to clean brew head, empty drip tray into kitchen sink then wash damp cloth

    The rest of the morning is a little less technical but involves a toaster, bread, Hario Buono and a portable induction cooker, a thermometer, V60 and Lido III

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyF View Post
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    18. Select strides, shirt, cufflinks, tie and dress
    19. Return to kitchen
    ...
    Wait, you make the second coffee without putting on your suit or dress??

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    Thanks again for all the responses I ended up creating a pourover stand specifically for the Hario V60 however it should be able to fit an aeropress and support the pressure when plunging.
    The prototype will be finished tomorrow so I will definitely share some images, so far it has an inbuilt drip tray, filter holder and a cork mat that you can place your kettle on (or use it as a giant coaster ha)
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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Here they are, the stand will need to be re-assembled as some pieces are mis-matched and of course the threaded rod will be trimmed flush.
    Overall its dimensions were fine but I will have to do some minor adjusts of certain components. Not pictured is a slide out cork coaster that is for your kettle or cup, its the same profile shape as the side panels.
    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KYJFaDMWkTU/V7w3YToV_dI/AAAAAAAAAKg/2IsXnL2-N84VIaiI_t457ry7O1sm2FZ5wCLcB/s1600/IMG_3902.JPG

    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QJj2YE5hN...0/IMG_3901.JPG
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