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« on: 19/08/2017, 09:31 PM »
Hey everyone,

I will start off by saying I am not a coffee aficionado. That isn't to say I don't like coffee as I love it. I will brew a cup as soon as I wake up and my last cup will usually be poured around 10/11 at night. I am just not into the whole brewing side of things but I would like to be. When I was growing up we only had a drip coffee machine from Black and Decker, it wasn't until my mom brought me to Starbucks one time that I knew there was more to coffee. I now own a french press, a Vietnamese drip, and a pour over that I use interchangeably. Now I just need to learn how to use them all better, which is why I came to here :)



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« Reply #1 on: 20/08/2017, 01:54 PM »
G'day CoffeeinMyCup and welcome! Ah great to hear, have come to the right place!

Love the pourover, and every now and then will whip out the plunger, any plans on getting into espresso or roasting at all? But yeah feel free to post any questions or comments or whatever, coffee's a great hobby! :)
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« Reply #2 on: 20/08/2017, 02:30 PM »
Welcome CiMC :)
It's always great to see a new member.
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« Reply #3 on: 20/08/2017, 03:44 PM »
G'day CoffeeinMyCup and welcome! Ah great to hear, have come to the right place!

Love the pourover, and every now and then will whip out the plunger, any plans on getting into espresso or roasting at all? But yeah feel free to post any questions or comments or whatever, coffee's a great hobby! :)

Roasting to me seems like ones of those things that I will always consider too much work, until I find myself doing it for some reason XD
The big thing for me with espresso is the cost. I like buying my sub $50 coffee machines so my eyes just pop out when I see the price for an espresso machine. Unless the technology has changes since I last looked?

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« Reply #4 on: 20/08/2017, 06:07 PM »
Welcome CIMC! Lots of good research to be had or, start a new thread :D
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« Reply #5 on: 20/08/2017, 07:15 PM »
Roasting to me seems like ones of those things that I will always consider too much work, until I find myself doing it for some reason XD
The big thing for me with espresso is the cost. I like buying my sub $50 coffee machines so my eyes just pop out when I see the price for an espresso machine. Unless the technology has changes since I last looked?
Ah yep fair enough haha, yeah depends really, you can get amazing results on fairly cheap espresso machines, I had a Gaggia Classic for about 8 years or so before I wanted to upgrade, and bought it for about $400, and the Rancilio Silvia is a very popular option for around that price, but of course up to you and what you enjoy most!

There are so many amazing recipes and brews you can get with pourovers. And for sure look into the Aeropress, can even do recipes that resemble espresso shots pretty closely (it's not the same of course, but it comes pretty close!), that was quite fun exploring that actually.

Have fun!
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« Reply #6 on: 20/08/2017, 07:17 PM »
I started with a little Belleville coffee machine it made terrible coffee but at least I was able to make it myself

you don't have to spend a great deal to get something that makes decent espresso these days especially second hand - and I began my roasting journey using a pop corn popper which I got from an opportunity shop for $10 and I still use it from time to time if I'm desperate for a caffeine hit !
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« Reply #7 on: 20/08/2017, 07:40 PM »
+1 to popcorn poppers, spent a few years with mine, was very fun.

And true, even the minipresso and nanopresso are intriguing and cheap (until upgraditis hits hard... then it's aaaaall over haha)

But yeah depends what aspects of coffee intrigue you more, that's the fun of it :)
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« Reply #8 on: 21/08/2017, 01:28 PM »
I love the very humble but very effective pourover.


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« Reply #9 on: 21/08/2017, 04:33 PM »
Ah what a joyful photo haha :D very nice
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« Reply #10 on: 22/08/2017, 09:26 AM »
Im a big fan of pourover as well but I prefer the paper filters (and, yes, I know, paper taint!) to stainless as I find that they tend to trap acidity and oils to create a more fruit driven brew, whereas stainless tends to be 'cleaner'

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« Reply #11 on: 22/08/2017, 07:50 PM »
Im a big fan of pourover as well but I prefer the paper filters (and, yes, I know, paper taint!) to stainless as I find that they tend to trap acidity and oils to create a more fruit driven brew, whereas stainless tends to be 'cleaner'

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I couldn't agree more. I won my pourover in a raffle while I was travelling last year and the roaster gave us a big stack of paper filters, I assume they are easier to get out there. Never really bothered to make the switch as you can see the oils in the paper filter when you take it out.

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« Reply #12 on: 23/08/2017, 09:05 AM »
Another pourover pic.

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« Reply #13 on: 23/08/2017, 09:53 AM »
Ah yum.. all this pourover talk makes me wanna brew one up, don't have any filter roasted beans around grrrr haha
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« Reply #14 on: 23/08/2017, 11:40 AM »
Ah yum.. all this pourover talk makes me wanna brew one up, don't have any filter roasted beans around grrrr haha

popcorn popper gives you 40g of beans roasted in under 4 minutes - boom!
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« Reply #15 on: 23/08/2017, 01:43 PM »
Haha boom indeed! Forgot about that, have still got mine, might bring it out soon, today have already loaded up on espressos :)
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« Reply #16 on: 26/08/2017, 10:41 AM »
I like the Omega PO!

The coffee looks good too.

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« Reply #17 on: 27/08/2017, 09:55 PM »
That pics on my website home page now :)
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Thanks to my wife (professional photographer) for taking it :) I'm a lucky man.


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« Reply #18 on: 27/08/2017, 11:30 PM »
Ah looks great there! And yeah gotta say it's a really well shot photo!
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