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« Reply #1000 on: 21/03/2015, 10:32 PM »
Welcome Lachy.  Sounds like fun.  Start a thread in other brewing methods and I'm sure you'll get a few helpers.

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« Reply #1001 on: 22/03/2015, 08:00 AM »
Hi Lachy and welcome, I am new here too.


I have never tried a cold drip brew before although there is probably no excuse as a new cold drip brew cafe has opened not too far from me.
I will be brave one day :).
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« Reply #1002 on: 22/03/2015, 08:51 PM »
Hi Lachy, I've had good results using a 1:15 ratio of beans to water.  I found the standard 1:10 a little strong for my tastes and I prefer lighter roasts ground course... Similar to plunger/Dripper.

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« Reply #1003 on: 14/04/2015, 11:58 AM »
Hello all, 

I'm new here , but not new to coffee.  Got serious about it when I retired a few years ago and found I had time to enjoy the flavors and aromas of good coffee instead of just making double strength instant to get a caffeine lift.

I also found that I had time to tinker with various coffee related hardware, so I now roast my own beans in a couple of modified poppers and my espresso machines have had some minor mods as well.

I'm currently into lever machines, mostly using a Pavoni Europiccola and a Gaggia Factory G106 at present, but a spring lever machine is on my wish list.

Cheers,    deegee.
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« Reply #1004 on: 14/04/2015, 01:34 PM »
hi deegee, welcome to the forum, many of us are in love with lever machines, in fact we've had a couple of super-active lever threads over quite some time... would love your input into any of those.

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« Reply #1005 on: 14/04/2015, 09:05 PM »
Welcome deegee :).
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« Reply #1006 on: 15/04/2015, 01:21 PM »
Thanks for the welcome aboard. 

I have been doing a bit of temperature profiling of my La Pavoni lever machines and when I'm a little surer of my findings I will post them for discussion.


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« Reply #1007 on: 10/05/2015, 07:37 PM »
Id love that mate!  I enjoy using the Pavoni occaisionally and I reckon I've got the temp thing sussed but it will be interesting to see if you confirm my suspicions.  My data is quantified... I'm more holistic (lazy) in my approach.  Welcome!
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« Reply #1008 on: 03/06/2015, 08:35 PM »
Welcome to our newest member Gerks!  Hope Gerks doesn't just lurk.... Welcome mate!
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« Reply #1009 on: 03/06/2015, 09:33 PM »
Welcome to our newest member Gerks!  Hope Gerks doesn't just lurk.... Welcome mate!

Welcome Gerks, looking forward to your posts :) drop a line and say hello.
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« Reply #1010 on: 18/06/2015, 08:36 PM »
Hello everyone
after many comfortable Sunbeam EM6910 years making ordinary coffee ordinary, then an interlude for a year or two with an automatic slurry machine, and now confined to a - gulp  - pod machine - it's time to straighten my life out and develop an improved tasting experience with a decent espresso machine and grinder.  So I'm joining the forum, and hopefully getting a few ideas along the way for making the correct decision in my current decaffeinated state.

The auto machine was for my wife to use - but I still made most of the coffees anyway.  The pod machine was a whim, and mildly successful taste-wise but not much of a buzzzzz if you know what I mean.  And the Sunbeam was loud, steam was poor, and after replacing the electronics and coping with the rust, I sold it along with my Bezzera grinder.

So I'm thinking Rancilio Silvia V4 package with Rocky, then I move onto an Expobar Leva, then I decide that the dual boiler Expobar Minore IV might be the better option.  All that for between 2 and 5 coffees a day (more on the weekends).

So that's me - approaching middle age (middle age is always ten years older than I am at any time) and a growing family (not yet old enough to appreciate coffee) and a wife who cannot function without a decent morning coffee (hence the dire need to get away from inferior solutions).  Most of my morning coffees follow a bike ride - and are coffee-shop based.

Well, that's probably enough for me for a first post.  Looking forward to joining the chat.
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« Reply #1011 on: 19/06/2015, 09:36 AM »
Hello everyone
after many comfortable Sunbeam EM6910 years making ordinary coffee ordinary, then an interlude for a year or two with an automatic slurry machine, and now confined to a - gulp  - pod machine - it's time to straighten my life out and develop an improved tasting experience with a decent espresso machine and grinder.  So I'm joining the forum, and hopefully getting a few ideas along the way for making the correct decision in my current decaffeinated state.

The auto machine was for my wife to use - but I still made most of the coffees anyway.  The pod machine was a whim, and mildly successful taste-wise but not much of a buzzzzz if you know what I mean.  And the Sunbeam was loud, steam was poor, and after replacing the electronics and coping with the rust, I sold it along with my Bezzera grinder.

So I'm thinking Rancilio Silvia V4 package with Rocky, then I move onto an Expobar Leva, then I decide that the dual boiler Expobar Minore IV might be the better option.  All that for between 2 and 5 coffees a day (more on the weekends).

So that's me - approaching middle age (middle age is always ten years older than I am at any time) and a growing family (not yet old enough to appreciate coffee) and a wife who cannot function without a decent morning coffee (hence the dire need to get away from inferior solutions).  Most of my morning coffees follow a bike ride - and are coffee-shop based.

Well, that's probably enough for me for a first post.  Looking forward to joining the chat.
cheers
Phil

Morning Phil, welcome to The Coffee Forum.

Sounds like you have an interesting coffee journey ahead of you, you've certainly come to the right place for advice, we all have preferences, however most of the advice you get here won't have a commercial bias, have a read through this thread, started by one of our newer members Sue
http://coffeeforum.org.au/espresso-machines/buying-a-new-machine/50/
it may well help with some of your questions. when upgrade time approaches ask the appropriate question and I'm sure the answers will be forthcoming. :)
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« Reply #1012 on: 19/06/2015, 10:50 AM »
Hi Phil and welcome :).

As Db pointed out it wasn't that long ago, a couple of months, that I was asking the same questions.

I had a little DeLonghi Icona, which I can't bring myself to part with, and was thinking of going the Silvia/Rocky route. I figured I probably wouldn't be happy with that for long and then started looking at the Isomac Zaffiro etc. and again figured as a milky cuppa drinker that wouldn't do it for me so I ended up spending the extra on a HX machine and couldn't be happier with it  :thumb:.
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« Reply #1013 on: 19/06/2015, 03:12 PM »
Hi Phil,

welcome to the forum and thanks for your first post - yep, sounds like you need a decent dose of 'upgraditis' and on to bigger and better things!

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« Reply #1014 on: 19/06/2015, 06:52 PM »
Welcome Phil. Great first post. Have a browse of the forum and feel free to ask questions. It is very exciting purchasing a new machine.

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« Reply #1015 on: 19/06/2015, 10:59 PM »
Hi Phil and welcome!  Middle age, growing family... Sounds like you need a decent coffee machine ;)

You've come to the right place mate.  I look forward to your contribution.

Cheers!
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« Reply #1016 on: 26/06/2015, 05:53 PM »
Hi ! I'm new here. 1st thing I want to share is that I'm not Autralian nor living in that country, I'm from Vietnam and work as a coffee shop owner, I found this forum is very interesting yet I want to joint and to make new friends :)

I would love to share my experience with you guys, hoping that we will have a good time here :)

Have a nice day.

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« Reply #1017 on: 26/06/2015, 09:35 PM »
Hi HuongMai and welcome.  It's great to have another industry profession here in our midst. I'm looking forward to you sharing your expertise with us all. I'm personally a huge fan of Vietnamese coffee and have fond memories of Hanoi!! 

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« Reply #1018 on: 27/06/2015, 11:10 AM »

Hi ! I'm new here. 1st thing I want to share is that I'm not Autralian nor living in that country, I'm from Vietnam and work as a coffee shop owner, I found this forum is very interesting yet I want to joint and to make new friends :)

I would love to share my experience with you guys, hoping that we will have a good time here :)

Have a nice day.

Welcome friend,

We look forward to hearing about your experiences

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« Reply #1019 on: 27/06/2015, 11:32 AM »
Hi ! I'm new here. 1st thing I want to share is that I'm not Autralian nor living in that country, I'm from Vietnam and work as a coffee shop owner, I found this forum is very interesting yet I want to joint and to make new friends :)

I would love to share my experience with you guys, hoping that we will have a good time here :)

Have a nice day.

Hello and welcome :).
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« Reply #1020 on: 03/10/2015, 06:10 PM »
I thought I'd already posted here, but I see that first posts are often deleted as an anti-SPAM measure (which is fair enough). I was posting via Tapatalk so it looks like I may not have gone about it the right way and my posted got trashed. So let's try again.

I'm Leroy. I live in a small town/satellite suburb called Woodend that is about 15km north of Christchurch, New Zealand. I've been a member on various other coffee forums for some time, but as I get deeper into my coffee journey I'm always on the lookout for a new source of info. I've been lurking around and reading some interesting posts here for a few months and look forward to visiting more and more.

Current coffee paraphernalia:

Brugnetti Simona Top DE, Compak K8 Silenzio (Australasian model), Anfim KS, Sunbeam EM4800, Bellman CX25, Hario Skerton, Cona 'Classic' stovetop vac pot, Tiamo drip filter and a variety of smaller stovetop and filter brew pieces.
I love coffee. It's as simple as that.

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« Reply #1021 on: 03/10/2015, 08:03 PM »
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« Reply #1022 on: 03/10/2015, 08:48 PM »

I thought I'd already posted here, but I see that first posts are often deleted as an anti-SPAM measure (which is fair enough). I was posting via Tapatalk so it looks like I may not have gone about it the right way and my posted got trashed. So let's try again.

I'm Leroy. I live in a small town/satellite suburb called Woodend that is about 15km north of Christchurch, New Zealand. I've been a member on various other coffee forums for some time, but as I get deeper into my coffee journey I'm always on the lookout for a new source of info. I've been lurking around and reading some interesting posts here for a few months and look forward to visiting more and more.

Current coffee paraphernalia:

Brugnetti Simona Top DE, Compak K8 Silenzio (Australasian model), Anfim KS, Sunbeam EM4800, Bellman CX25, Hario Skerton, Cona 'Classic' stovetop vac pot, Tiamo drip filter and a variety of smaller stovetop and filter brew pieces.
welcome mate. You have more 'coffee' toys than Father Christmas!
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« Reply #1023 on: 03/10/2015, 09:39 PM »
Hi Leroy and welcome!  It's great to have another avid enthusiast on board.  Now get posting mate! ;)
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« Reply #1024 on: 05/10/2015, 02:17 PM »
Welcome Leroy.
It,s a friendly mob here.
Enjoy your journey here.
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