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    I GOT GIVEN A ROCKY!!! :)

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    My sister bought me a rocky today out of the blue!!!

    Now I really have to learn how to make coffee...

    The Saeco VV PF doesnt actually fit, I have to grind into a bowl! :)

    But I am a happy man!

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    Re: I GOT GIVEN A ROCKY!!! :)

    Care to send your sister my contact details? I could always do with a spare grinder... ;D At least she didnt helpfully buy you a Delonghi KG100 or something!

    Way to go, Im sure itll make a big improvement to your shots. Nothing like fresh beans freshly ground!

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    What a great sister!!
    When I had my Rocky I used to grind into a small plastic container and then dose my portafilter over the knock box to keep the mess down, while the grounds were in the container I gave them a stir with my levelling tool to break any clumps, this method worked well. You will get great service out of Rocky. I used a double basket to measure the amount of beans and just ground on demand thus ensuring freshness at all times.
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    I can feel the excitement...my wife bought me a rocky grinder to match the silvia and it arrived today...yeehah! yup Im excited. It doesnt end there, a workmate bought me in some home grown bourbrn beans, roasted yesterday.... the timing was perfect, got home and unpacked my new toy, ground the fresh beans and poured a shot. Grind was a bit too fine, but whoa! :o yum yum - wont sleep tonight but it was worth it.

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    Re: I GOT GIVEN A ROCKY!!! :)

    Great idea Greg, :D
    I too could do with 2nd grinder dedicated to decaf.


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    Heh heh, she is a great sister. She is probably famous now.

    Measuring the beans using the PF is a great idea! I do grind into a bowl but usually not the right amount. Also stirring the grind is a good tip, thanks.

    I find one notch means the difference between gushing and choking! ;) I need to get a consistent tamp I think - and so begins the adventure.

    Re being awake, so true! Somehow the fresh stuff, that delicious syrup, seems to give you more of a KICK!

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    Re: I GOT GIVEN A ROCKY!!! :)

    The ONLY downside is.... now I am viewing my VV with a disparaging eye...

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    Re: I GOT GIVEN A ROCKY!!! :)

    Sounds like the upgraditis bug is nipping at your heels already!!!!! :D :D :D

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    Re: I GOT GIVEN A ROCKY!!! :)

    I know, its not fair, getting great stuff is supposed to satiate the hunger, not fuel it...

    But I am actually pretty happy with the VV. I cant fault anything about it - but I do want to get a proper non-press. pf instead of the modded plastic one, because its too big to fit under the rockys spout with that metal bar there

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    Re: I GOT GIVEN A ROCKY!!! :)

    Another problem is that I just want to make coffee all the time even when I dont really need to be drinking it. Its just too much fun...

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    Re: I GOT GIVEN A ROCKY!!! :)

    Quote Originally Posted by 4E43495554564E3A0 link=1238746467/9#9 date=1239436780
    Another problem is that I just want to make coffee all the time even when I dont really need to be drinking it. Its just too much fun...
    ;D ;D ;D

    Know the feeling mate :D

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    Re: I GOT GIVEN A ROCKY!!! :)

    I didnt realise that that was a problem.......

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    Re: I GOT GIVEN A ROCKY!!! :)

    Its not a problem...
    Its not a problem...
    Its not a problem...

    Did I just repeat myself myself myself???

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    Re: I GOT GIVEN A ROCKY!!! :)

    hey dark syrup, why dont you just remove the metal portafilter holder? it clips on and off so you can replace it whenever you want.

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    Feeling the joy.... Then upgradeitis kucks in, my wife brought me my Silvia and Rocky had it a couple weeks already looking at HX!! Love them but always dreaming for more!! ;)

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    Re: I GOT GIVEN A ROCKY!!! :)

    I thought about that actually, but couldnt see how to do it...

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    Re: I GOT GIVEN A ROCKY!!! :)

    Quote Originally Posted by 2B262C3031332B5F0 link=1238746467/15#15 date=1240234253
    I thought about that actually, but couldnt see how to do it...
    If I remember it just pulls out...

    I grind into a tin and then take that to my coffee machine... Works well and lot less mess.

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    Re: I GOT GIVEN A ROCKY!!! :)

    Aha, pulled it out today. I am enjoying grinding into the pf for a while. might put something on the ss foot to catch stray grinds.



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