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K_Bean_Coffee

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« Reply #25 on: 06/03/2017, 09:27 AM »
Reality is that unless you stump up big $$ for a game changer like Slayer or some of the levers then everything else is just same-same.........barely 15 % difference between the worst and the best.....in the hands of the skilled. Equipment enthusiasts would obviously beg to differ with protected or vested interests.
Great post and I couldn't agree more.

As I said in my post, I sell these big $ machines (yes, vested interest) but I'm the first to say that a $20 pourover can make a fantastic coffee.

Great beans and a $20 pourover or average beans and a Slayer?  I'll take option 1 any day of the week :)

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« Reply #26 on: 06/03/2017, 12:28 PM »
Great post and I couldn't agree more.

As I said in my post, I sell these big $ machines (yes, vested interest) but I'm the first to say that a $20 pourover can make a fantastic coffee.

Great beans and a $20 pourover or average beans and a Slayer?  I'll take option 1 any day of the week :)

I'll take the 1gr Slayer thanks. Are you giving one away?
I love coffee. It's as simple as that.

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« Reply #27 on: 06/03/2017, 10:28 PM »
Ha - not this time Leroy.
That was an "in joke" - Leroy won 2nd prize in a competition I ran last year :) 

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« Reply #28 on: 07/03/2017, 06:23 AM »
Ha - not this time Leroy.
That was an "in joke" - Leroy won 2nd prize in a competition I ran last year :)

Can't blame me for trying. LOL.
I love coffee. It's as simple as that.

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« Reply #29 on: 07/03/2017, 09:35 AM »
Espresso is about the coffee beans and has little to do with gear - especially in the hands of the able or competent......... :stir

This about nails it Mycuppa.  :thumb:
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Dry Bean.

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« Reply #30 on: 07/03/2017, 10:52 AM »
Another agreement from me.
People visit my showroom and I tell them that in all honesty the difference in espresso from a low end to a high end prosumer machine is very small.  Leroy and his work machine prove that beyond doubt :)

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« Reply #31 on: 14/03/2017, 12:49 PM »
Even reasonable milk _can_ be steamed from a tiny (250 ml I think!) single boiler


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« Reply #32 on: 14/03/2017, 02:52 PM »
Even reasonable milk _can_ be steamed from a tiny (250 ml I think!) single boiler


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So true!

SNAP! (Not quite as tidy as yours, but I'm getting there).

I love coffee. It's as simple as that.

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« Reply #33 on: 14/03/2017, 05:20 PM »
Maybe that's because you guys are latte art Pros....  I wish I had your skill.  Nice work :) !!

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