Hi Guys, I have to tell you that I should of guessed what my ???friend!!! AM would do with the response he got from sending me to another friend and not answering my original question.
I started the conversation re my not being happy with my Rancilio grinder. You should have seen the look i got from that statement. They are the most popular ginder and the ones in most demand on eBay. Sell it then he says.
So this started a dialogue as to where to next? I run a Sunbeam 6910 and by all accounts I can get a reasonable mug of coffee out of this machine now that i know a few things about making coffee.
Now please note I said MUG in other words i like a drink and when it's good I like it to last hence I always make a MUG of coffee. Essentially I make a flat white and yes i do dust it off with some chocolate. Lately though no sugar.
Now we hear the latest talk about notes. The last time i knew anything about a note it was either a 5 pound note or else someone was singing a high note in some musical.
Who in his so called right mind associated notes with coffee? The only note one gets from coffee is when the beans have been freshly gound and the aroma is lifting on the air and a gental breeze wafts the aroma across the room when people come and go opening doors. Sorry i should have said SMELL!
Now to the other side of notes. I had a coffee machine in my office, another 6910. Most mornings 2 to 3 would venture into my inner sanctuary and make a brew and then venture off to their daily grind. The remaining smell, very pungent, hung heavily in the air.
One morning after the said celebrations an executive secretary came in to see me and reeled back whilst still at the door saying, "What is that smell?" Why its fresh coffee i replied would you like some? "No way it smells like a mens urinal!"she exclaimed. Now I leave you to wonder how she knew what a mens urinal smelt like! Really I said. And would you like a coffee? She left without saying another word.
Now my reason for telling this true tale is that we have a number of coffee desperardos who are now say that we need to smell the roses as we drink the coffee and hey I'm an expert because i can sense all the other notes (roses). Well me thinks how can this judge know how it is I like my coffee? How can he determine what is good for me? Well the answer is he cannot. I am responsible for my destiny and hence it is up to me to choose to say that's great coffee or that's a pile of mud. No one else can tell me otherwise. I mean i have to drink it not smell it.
I wonder what one of these judges would say when going for a pee in a mens urinal? Perhaps they could detect what the previous peeer had for lunch.
Now my question is if you were considering replacing ones 6910 what would you buy and why? It's a simple questions is it not and doesn't set off any Opera singers now does it?
Smile its bean a good day!
Oh and Anger TMB?
?? Errr TBM if you please (tick)