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post #16 of 83
"Italian espresso is a distant 2nd... "


Apheared, are you sure? Distant? Maybe you system needs some upgrading? You know, I am personally thinking about a rotary pump machine, a professional plumbed-in Bezzera with 5 liter boiler. There are limits using a Livia 90 with vibration pump (as I currently do). A nice double boiler machine would be even better, of course. But those La Marzoccos are even more expensive than a Holmes Powell. And you could always improve on your La Marzocco with Schomer modifications for almost perfect thermal stability. I would trust them to work - his tamper is great.

Or maybe you have a grinder problem? A Mazzer Mini did miracles for me.

Apheared, there is one irrefutable certainty about caffè espresso and hi-fi gear: You can always upgrade. And if you don't like your espresso, man, you just have to.

Uh, yes, my vote is for coffee. I kinda like it Italian style.
post #17 of 83
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KR... only has had a computer for a few years, TMCM is new to him
Not really, I'm an old school comic fan, so I knew about him from that. But, I just found that website about a few years ago. I just figured that most here had no clue who or what it was.

I drink way too much coffee

now where's that coffee smiley????


EDIT : Here it is --->
post #18 of 83
I like hot chocolate, tea and coffee - tea either with only sugar or sugar & milk or sugar & lemon or even with some sugar & red wine depending on the tea (darjeeling, assam, earl grey, fruit teas...) and the situation; and coffee generally with quite a lot of milk and sugar - I especially like Italian latte macchiato and Austrian coffee from Meinl. German coffees tend to have a sour taste in my opinion, whereas Austrian blends usually have a mild taste that I enjoy. And I also like greek coffee/turkish mokka without extras (usually there's already a little sugar in it). And sometimes I also make a mixture of coffee and hot chocolate for myself at home...

Greetings from Munich!

Manfred / lini
post #19 of 83
coffee. strong, black, and bitter.
post #20 of 83
I can only stand coffee when I got so much sugar and cream in it that it starts to taste chocolatey. I ask for it triple triple, then I ask for a few extra creams then I dump more sugar in and then more sugar. Otherwise I go to Tim Hortons and get a Cafe Mocha. Lately I've been sticking with Iced Cappucinos for the summer though.
post #21 of 83
Thread Starter 
Personally, I find the hot chocolate at Timmy's surprisingly enjoyable. But I don't think their coffe is really good.

If we're talking about their muffins, cookies, bagels however, things are different.... <yummy>
post #22 of 83
I don't like black coffee, gotta be some milk/cream in there. And it has to be sweetened, unless of course I'm also eating cheesecake at the time. Mmm, cheesecake...

Hot chocolate is OK, but I really like a half coffee / half hot chocolate drink. Maybe put a little cinnamon and whipped cream in there, yummy!

As for hot tea, I personally can't stand the stuff. Same goes for unsweetened tea. However, I don't think I could survive w/o my sweet Southern iced tea! I drink far more of that than coffee or hot chocolate.
post #23 of 83
Tea all the way - i get REALLY high on coffee - well, strong black coffee, the stuff my dad drinks.

Whereas - tea, i can actually enjoy, without my pulse soaring...
post #24 of 83
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i get REALLY high on coffee
Exactly!
I drink about a half dozen double espressos, either straight or in cappucino, daily. I use my trusty la Pavoni stainless steel pump handle espresso maker......makes great espresso. I have never felt the need to upgrade, but this thread has me wondering.........
BTW, What's the story with decaf? Kinda pointless as far as I can tell.
post #25 of 83
lol! joelongwood - that is just too funny....
post #26 of 83
lol... I'm gonna HAVE to become a Dental Hygenist...

All you people here with coffee stained teeth... I'd make $1,000s!!

I, myself drink either water, or alcohol... don't do hot drinks
post #27 of 83
Thread Starter 
A Briton who doesn't like tea...

Wow, that's kinda scary...
post #28 of 83
Hmm, but he does like alcohol... I predict he would love a Long Island Iced Tea!
post #29 of 83
Thread Starter 
I know an Australian (!) engineer (!!) who doesn't like beer.

So there are scarier things in this world...
post #30 of 83
I can't live without coffee.. If i don't have my morning coffee I go nuts.. NUTS I TELL YA!

I probably have at least 2 cups a day.. which can't be too good for the health.. I'm 16 now, and i suspect the caffeine IS stunting my growth.. I really haven't grown that much this year... I'm a tad worried...

Can somebody confirm whether coffee really does stunt growth or not?

BTW I like my coffee black.
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