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    any points for brain freeze?

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    this morning i experienced a brain freeze which Im attributing to melbournes cold spell and emptied my sample roast of yemen ismaili beans into the dosing chamber instead of the hopper of my grinder - thus beginning an exasperating coffee process!

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    Re: any points for brain freeze?

    I think it happens to all of us-- a late night, then an early morning, no coffee in the system yet, and you remember that the reservoir is nearly empty, so you pull out a pitcher and go to pour water into the bean hopper of your grinder... Didnt happen to me..... but I came REAL close.

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    Re: any points for brain freeze?

    I grind from my Rocky into a small container and fill pf from there, a couple of times Ive done the grind and then hit brew switch and wonderfed why only hot water came out, it does help to put the grinds into pf!!!!

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    Re: any points for brain freeze?

    thankfully all is well in my world again after having had a double ristretto at home and a cafe latte whilst out and about in st kilda - but may need an espresso to keep me going!

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    Re: any points for brain freeze?

    I regularly have a seniors moment where i full the group handle and put in the machine, get distracted for a second or so then take it out and knock it on the Bang Bang and then proceed to grind more and realise i just dumped fresh unbrewed coffee away.
    My SWMBO just gives me the "you idiot" look.

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    Re: any points for brain freeze?

    at least once per month, i put the pf in the Bott , hit the brew button.... and then walk away to get the milk and jug.

    small problem: no cup under the pf :-[

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    I know Ive had quite a few senior moments while operating my machine.. and Im sittin here now trying to recall em but Im having a senior moment right now,. bless my cotton socks. :-[ ::)

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    Re: any points for brain freeze?

    Greenman and Lizzi Ive done both those things and also gone to fill up my 6910 and havent lifted the cover on top of the water resevior resulting in water everywhere

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    Re: any points for brain freeze?

    well I managed to redeem myself yesterday by ditching the ismaili beans (which were purchased and stale anyway) - and making myself a lovely espresso with some yirgacheffe which Id roasted myself a week before...

    yum... bloody yum! doesnt mater if youve got a bag of some bloody expensive beans if the flippin things are stale: you cant beat the flavour of a fresh (7 days post roast) home roast! ;D

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    Re: any points for brain freeze?

    I once while servicing the car put new oil in and forgot to screw the sump plug back in!

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    Re: any points for brain freeze?

    I did 4 Corretto roasts in a row today, first 3 were great, then I started roast 4 and suddenly realised I had not pressed the start button on bm and ended up with a circle of charred beans in my bucket!!!

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    Re: any points for brain freeze?

    Its scaring me how many of those things Ive done. :(

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    Ok.. I remembered one..I remembered one.... erm maybe because it happened todayyyy :-[.

    About to make a coffee for mwa.. daughter walks in and requests same. I take milk jug already containing milk for one,. and top up for two........ and erm..leans over the sink,.lifts tap lever and fills to correct level...with WATER!! :o "Two skinny lattes coming right up" :-[ ;D

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    Re: any points for brain freeze?

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    Pat, happens to the best of us mate ... :D

    Maybe the male brains inability to multi-task? ... as asserted by the unfathomably complex female brains on the planet ;)

    I was once distracted by a customers questions regarding bitterness he constantly tasted in his coffee (NOT FROM ME) when going out. At the stage of his question, requiring thought & a bit of a lengthy reply as to the underlying reasons to explain the possible reasons behind the bitter lingering on his palate, I extracted shots for waiting customers ... then poured cold milk directly into their cups, rather than the jug, whilst talking to this guy about possible reasons for bitter tastes in his coffee.

    He seemed satisfied ... the sudden iced coffees for the others didnt go down well :-?



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