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    Coffee Quandary

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    I have been in laying in bed sleepless worrying about how I am going to feed my caffeine requirements next week.
    On Wednesday Im going for a should re-construction so I wont be able to use Silvia for a few weeks.
    "Can I manage the grinder and plunger", I think this will be the solution and then theres the bean supply I roast up a kg the day before I go in so that should keep me running and maybe I can get a roasting assistant to help me with Corretto....................the challenges thrown at one in life............but wheres theres a will theres a way!!
    Any other suggestins to keep me caffeinated would be appreciated...............................
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    Re: Coffee Quandary

    maybe put a call out to fellow CSrs in your general area. They might be willing to have you over for coffee, or whilst you are house bound, you could invite one around every now and then and they could make the coffee.

    Or I heard that the drive through maccas coffee is OK :D

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    Re: Coffee Quandary

    Ill pass on the Maccas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Coffee Quandary

    Make up a batch of CP. :)


    Java "Decanting a new batch as we speak" phile

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    I have had a shoulder reconstruction and It will be at least 2 - 3 weeks before you will be able to use it enough to make a decent coffee. I feel for you :(. After the Op. remember it will get better.

    Find a friend who will come around and assist with making the coffee. You should be able to manage a plunger and depends what grinder you have if it is a doser you should not have a problem. ;)

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    Re: Coffee Quandary

    Ive been practicing one-handed grinding with Rocky into a container so I think I will be able to have plunger coffee at least!

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    That should work. But the first day or two you may not wish to move to much. So find a friend ;)

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    Re: Coffee Quandary

    I notice you have a tamper stand.
    Will that allow you to tamp one handed?

    I know I couldnt use my bottomless pf with one hand but my other PF has the angled handle and with the double spouts on it sits quite nicely on the bench.

    Id grind as usual and then empty the doser into a container.
    Then Id fill the basket and tamp.
    Easy tasks then to fit the PF to the Exi and flick the lever.

    Milk texturing though could be tricky.
    I have no problem with holding the jug in one hand to texture but turning the steam valve on and off could be a problem.

    I suppose I could explore the idea of sitting the jug on the drip tray to start and finish texturing.



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    Re: Coffee Quandary

    Ive got the old Via Venezia in our storeroom, my wife is able to use it but wont go near Silvia--I may have to re-commission the Saeco and suffer a drop in quality for a while......maybe not!!
    Its all very stressfull...................................

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    Re: Coffee Quandary

    [QUOTE=greenman link=1208640606/0#0 date=1208640605]I have been in laying in bed sleepless worrying about how I am going to feed my caffeine requirements next week.
    On Wednesday Im going for a shoulder re-construction so I wont be able to use Silvia properly for a few weeks.

    Tomorrows the day, my last double ristretto for breakfast and who knows what sort of coffee I will have to consume over my recovery period, I will be at the mercy of others!!!
    Hopefully I will be able to get myself into Epic to have a java with fellow CSers at the beanbay pickup on Friday week.



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    I was up and around CAREFULLY within 2 - 3 days. Within a week you should be able to move around and a sling will be your friend. ;) But someone will still have tom pour your shots for you. I will have a cup of two on your behalf.

    Best of Luck ;)

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    Think yourself lucky greenman.
    I had a tumour removed from my hearing canal just over 3 years ago and had my last coffee about two days before surgery.

    The lady with the trolley came around and asked if I wanted a tea and I declined. I found out later she had coffee.
    It was probably instant though so probably no loss.
    However in those days I wasnt a coffee snob.

    I spent 24 hours in intensive care (as you do when its officially brain surgery) and another 6 days in hospital.
    One of the worst things about it was the lack of an appetite afterwards.
    The food looked so nice but I was so nauseous that I couldnt eat for many days.
    One result of this fast was that I no longer wanted a coffee.
    It was a full 6 months before I finally had a cappuccino.

    Since then Ive discovered theres better coffee to be had than what Id been used to.

    The time will pass sooner than you think.
    Just remember theres always someone worse off than you and what doesnt kill you makes you stronger.

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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    Thanks tg Im sure Ill survive, at least being home recovering will give me heaps of time on CS!!!!

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    Re: Coffee Quandary

    Hi greenman,

    All the best for your op...Im going in tomorrow for overnight stay for work on my left knee, but hopefully its not going to keep me from playing with my Levetta for too long.

    Regards
    Trevorbeans

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    hi tb hope the op went well im typing 1 handed so pretty slow
    managing a plunger and its producing a decent brew..........cheers from the one armed bandit

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    Thanks Greenman,

    The op went well but Im feeling a bit sore, and have a bulky knee with very heavy bandaging...gotta be off my feet for another 5 days, so Im in a similar predicament to what youll be. However, my lovely daughter visited me in hosp last night and went out and got cappuccinos for my wife and I.

    Cheers from me and once again, hope all goes well.

    Trevor

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    Great news you should be able to use a tamper in a week. 8-)

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    Thanks Stan...I might even crib a day if Im up to it!!

    Trevor

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    You will need a good coffee after the Physio. It is hell but worth it. ;)

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    Re: Coffee Quandary

    Ive been managing wth plunger and today made a flat white on Silvia with my son doing the tamp, so caffeine levels have been maintained.
    Exercises, ice packs -- fun, fun, fun!!!!!!!

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    It is good to train them young. 8-) I found after my Shoulder Op (they opened it up - no Arthroscope for me - to much work to be done) it was about 3 - 4 weeks before I had a good range of movement but I could use the arm carefully after the first week. Not much upwards movement but front and back a little and it gets better quickly. I found sleeping the hardest as I normally sleep on the side I had the op. Hope you were lucky with that? :)


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    Re: Coffee Quandary

    Ive made a nest with pillous so that I dont roll on side during the night, pain has eased quite a bit but still on strong painkillers.

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    Drugs were my very close friend for the first week. It eases off fairly quickly after that. Drink more coffee it doesnt help but it raises the endorphins (I know I cant spell and it is not on Spell check). :o

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    Re: Coffee Quandary

    Stan
    Drugs were very essential last night plus ice packs and coffee of course, slept in lounge chair which made it more comfy
    cheers
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    Sorry to tell you I slept with a mattress against a lounge chair for about 3 - 4 weeks. But you get used to it. I hope the coffee and other pain relief are in abundant quantities. ::)

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    I went to see specialist yesterday, all looking fine, he gave me a DVD of the keyhole surgery, it was amazing watching these precision tools cutting and grinding away tendon and bone (nobody would eat their pizza while we were watching it!!!)

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    I was suppose to have key hole surgery to take an hour - woke up 4 hours later and now have a 4 inch (8cm ) scar. No movie either - ripped off. All he said, was there was more work than he expected. At least I got value for money I hope :o.

    All the best with the Physio. You will learn to hate them. But they mean well.

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    Consider yourself lucky.
    My brain surgery involved a cut that extends from the top front of my ear, all the way around and behind and finishes just below the lobe level.
    I havent measured it.

    I only really woke up the next morning (24hrs later) in intensive care.
    That place was all a bit of a blur after surgery.

    No physio involved though, just had to learn to walk without falling over, by myself.

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    Tg your surgery makes mine pale into insignificance. I have a friend who has had two brain ops and she;s had a real battle on her handsl fingers crossed shes turned the corner now.
    cheers gm

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenman link=1208640606/0#0 date=1208640605
    I have been in laying in bed sleepless worrying about how I am going to feed my caffeine requirements next week.
    On Wednesday Im going for a shoulder re-construction so I wont be able to use Silvia for a few weeks.
    gm
    It is now 17 weeks since I did the damage......................
    YES................... I am able to go out and do some work at last, the last 3 days Ive managed to mow some lawns and do some rose pruning without too much discomfort. I cant reach above my shoulder yet but its improving each week, at least I can start earning a $$ again.

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    Keep with the exercises and you will gain more movement up to a point depending on age, damage done etc. etc. I was lucky and got full range of movement back. But most have a slight reduction in the range of movement. It is great to get back to work I hope the coffee situation has improved, ;)

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    Re: Coffee Quandary

    lots of pain relief scotch ,soft pillows exercise this worked for me.
    good luck cheers poddy66.



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