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post #16 of 586
Also have and love the Technivorm, pared with a Rancilio Rocky grinder. Makes an excellent cup. Weekday mornings are rushed but on weekend mornings, coffee service is more of a ritual. Good coffee; good music. Ahhhh!

Oh kewl; the Aeropress. I have three of them; one for home, one for the office, and one that goes to the fishing camp with a little water burner. It makes the smoothest (sometimes almost too smooth) cup.

I use the tea water tap from the office coffee machine. We recently picked up a 5 gal water bubbler with hot and cold taps for home water. It's wicked convenient to just grind into the little filtered chamber, fill from the tap, stir, and then press.

I still swoon over the Rancilio Silva when I visit the local bean house. Supposed to be a very nice entry level espresso maker. Have yet to graduate to that level.
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I still swoon over the Rancilio Silva when I visit the local bean house. Supposed to be a very nice entry level espresso maker. Have yet to graduate to that level.
O so do I even though I don't drink coffee anymore, an even nicer machine to drool about, the Pasquini Livia

post #18 of 586
Oh man, the pressure gauge; the switches and levers. Thing of beauty!

It almost looks like it needs to be on spiked feet, no?

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O so do I even though I don't drink coffee anymore, an even nicer machine to drool about, the Pasquini Livia
post #19 of 586
Love my Technivorm. One thing to try--keep the drip valve closed until all of the grounds are soaked. Stir the grounds and make sure everything is uniformly soaked, then open the drip valve and see if you notice a difference.
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Also enjoyable is Turkish coffee with cardamom, to brew it you'll need an Ibrik pot, and a grinder that grind really fine. Natasha's cafe sells a good Turkish blend.
Thanks for the links - I ordered a half-pound of Turkish coffee and a dented (discounted) Ibrik to give it a try.

A_Sr.
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Thanks for the links - I ordered a half-pound of Turkish coffee and a dented (discounted) Ibrik to give it a try.

A_Sr.
Cool hope you enjoy it , I first had some at a Turkish Restaurant, then I searched the web on how to make my own. Just be sure to read the directions on Natasha's site or this site is helpful too.
post #22 of 586
I just use my Bodum French Press and grinder. Mmmmm....
post #23 of 586
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Cool hope you enjoy it , I first had some at a Turkish Restaurant, then I searched the web on how to make my own. Just be sure to read the directions on Natasha's site or this site is helpful too.
Well, the ibrik and coffee arrived on Thursday, and I made my first attempt at it that night. It will require some practice to get everything just right, but the first cup surprised me. Not overly strong, very smooth, with a bright yet full bodied, mildly sweet flavor. I took the recommendations from Natasha's and several other sites and sipped slowly, enjoying the flavor. Well worth the money spent.

A_Sr.
post #24 of 586
I've been using this for the past 1.5 years, Quick Mill Vetrano Rotary:



With a Macap M4 Stepless



I get a lot of company so I needs my coffee gear!
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Well, the ibrik and coffee arrived on Thursday, and I made my first attempt at it that night. It will require some practice to get everything just right, but the first cup surprised me. Not overly strong, very smooth, with a bright yet full bodied, mildly sweet flavor. I took the recommendations from Natasha's and several other sites and sipped slowly, enjoying the flavor. Well worth the money spent.

A_Sr.
I'm glade you liked it funny with all the technology and all the coffee gadgets out there, how one of the very first brewing methods can still make a dam good cup.
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I've been using this for the past 1.5 years, Quick Mill Vetrano Rotary:


With a Macap M4 Stepless

I get a lot of company so I needs my coffee gear!
Nice setup
post #27 of 586
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i picked up an aeropress the other day and have used it twice with pretty good results. it's not as clean as people have said (clean in terms of the mess it creates), although much cleaner than other french press alternatives.

sweetmarias.com has a detailed step-by-step on using this gadget...and it does make a clean cup. i'm using it at the office where it's a much better alternative to spending $2 on a cup of awful sbux.
post #28 of 586
I wonder if maybe a special ac cord from Synergistic Research would help?
Maybe a Cardas AC cord will make a smoother cup?
MIT might make it muddy, and silver too harsh i would imagine.
post #29 of 586
At what stage are you getting a mess? I find that after I push out the "puck" of grounds that's left after pressing, a quick rinse and wipe down is all that's required.
post #30 of 586
Nothing high tech here...I pour boiling water through a small, hand-held fine mesh strainer. Seems to work okay. Maybe a minute or two to make a cup. Quick clean up. Maybe I'm missing out on something
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