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Topic: Newbie discovery and questions (29 msgs / 520 lines)
1) From: alfred
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Now that I can brew all my coffee using espresso as a base instead of a =
coffee maker, I have made the following observations:
The taste is superb.
You use a hellava lot more ground coffee per cup than a coffee pot. 
Is this true and is this why you guys roast and grind so much each week?
Before I got hooked on this, with my 8 cup press pot and 20 ounces of =
water, I got about three large cups each morning.
With a blade grinder, a pound of coffee would last forever.
Now I go through coffee like Grant took Richmond.
Of course now that it tastes so great, I'm drinking shots all day and =
most are double espressos.
Comments?

2) From: Steve Walter
Funny you mentioned this, I noticed this probably last month as I really got into doing solely espresso based drinks as well.   I used to use 6 scoops/press pot which gave about 4-4.5 mugs coffee.  Now 6 scoops give me 3 drinks (assuming a double per drink).  
alfred <2391> wrote:Now that I can brew all my coffee using espresso as a base instead of a coffee maker, I have made the following observations:
The taste is superb.
You use a hellava lot more ground coffee per cup than a coffee pot. 
Is this true and is this why you guys roast and grind so much each week?
Before I got hooked on this, with my 8 cup press pot and 20 ounces of water, I got about three large cups each morning.
With a blade grinder, a pound of coffee would last forever.
Now I go through coffee like Grant took Richmond.
Of course now that it tastes so great, I'm drinking shots all day and most are double espressos.
Comments?
 
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3) From: Johnny Kent
Ginny,
you may spend it on coffee crap, but I prefer to spend it on coffee goods ;^D
Its all a matter of perception.
At 10:28 AM 2/20/2004 -0800, gin wrote:
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4) From: John Blumel
On Feb 20, 2004, at 12:57pm, alfred wrote:
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When I did most of my brewing by vac pot, I normally brewed 16oz at a 
time in my Yama using ~38g (5 level scoops) of coffee. Now, for a 
6-8oz. Americano, I use 18g (~2 slightly rounded scoops) per double 
shot. For my 12oz press pot, I use 3 slightly rounded scoops. So, it 
seems that my coffee usage is about the same regardless of brewing 
method. Of course, consumption is a different issue.
John Blumel

5) From: Ben Treichel
alfred wrote:
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Actually not, Americans have been convinced that  a lot less coffee per 
cup was necessary as a 'my coffee's cheaper than yours' marketing play 
over the past two to 3 generations.
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no, see above. 7 grams per 4 oz of coffee is the suggested standard wrt 
the method.
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Yep, and I would make 1 pot every other day since it didn't taste any 
worse re-heated from the thermos the second day (which was true - bad is 
bad)
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yep
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you're that old? ;-)
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Doubles that I turn into americanos. 3 to 4 a day with means that when I 
roast 9 oz green, and get about 7.5 roasted it lasts about 4 days. Which 
relates to about 1 lb of green a week. With a little company, a few 1/2 
presents, etc. It explains why about every 4 months I'll buy about 20 
lbs of green. However, it is somewhat timed to the harvest seasons.
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6) From: Ben Treichel
Gin's a farmer. Its all crap to her. She just understands the different  
between good crap & bad crap ;-)
Johnny Kent wrote:
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Ben Treichel
Program Manager
S.E Michigan
SwRI
248-232-7365 (o)
248-935-6845 (m)

7) From: The Scarlet Wombat
I do the same thing, use espresso as a base.  If I want regular strength 
coffee, I just make an Americano.  I haven't used my press pot for 3 years, 
wonder if it is even still around.
Yup, uses a lot of coffee, but what a way to go, eh?
In the evening, I make a "power shot."  It is a double espresso, plus a 
double Scotch...mixed.
Dan

8) From: Ken Mary
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double espressos.
Be very careful of your caffeine intake. I used to be immune to caffeine, or
so I thought. Now my daily norm is 2 ten ounce mugs, and a maximum of 3.
Decaf can be your friend.
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9) From: alfred
Which scotch for your power shot? A single malt for a double espresso? A
great way to end the day!

10) From: The Scarlet Wombat
Oh, depends on which distillary I own stock in at the moment. [grin]  I 
favor Jura, Talisker, Knockando, MacAllen 20 year, and several I cannot 
spell, all single malts, of course.
Dan

11) From: Ben Treichel
Well I lived in Montana for close to a decade, if it isn't @ least 
40,000 acres its a vegetable garden,
gin wrote:
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Ben Treichel
Program Manager
S.E Michigan
SwRI
248-232-7365 (o)
248-935-6845 (m)

12) From: Bill Martin
Gin,
Just out of curiousity....what DO you do??  Not a farmer??
Gritty, sweaty, little minds, want to know.  
On Feb 20, 2004, at 10:46 AM, gin wrote:
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Bill
 From 6 acres of fruit trees on the fertile slopes of Kilauea Volcano on 
the Big Island

13) From: Bill Cutts
Were you a dental floss tycoon?
(to see who bites on the obscure and off topic reference...)

14) From: Scott Miller
Zappa is great fun, for sure.
scott in FTL --> Billy was a mountain; Ethel was a 
tree, growing off of his shoulder.
Bill Cutts wrote:
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15) From: Gene Smith

16) From: Gene Smith
Ginny writes:
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Smart
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What kinda cars, Gin?
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Any pitchurs?
Gene Smith
riding the wild learning curve, in Houston

17) From: Bill Martin
LOL....  And you're NOT a farmer.  500 head of cattle would qualify you 
as a rancher.  However the coffee trees, I don't think will qualify as 
a plantation.  Maybe.
Do you have a website of your sculptures??
Bet you ride a Triumph Indian, too, right??  Or a tricked out '42 Ford 
pickup truck.
bill
On Feb 20, 2004, at 11:28 AM, gin wrote:
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 From the fertile slopes of Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island

18) From: Ben Treichel
gin wrote:
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All right!! Can I come over and play?
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-- 
Ben Treichel
Program Manager
S.E Michigan
SwRI
248-232-7365 (o)
248-935-6845 (m)

19) From: Gene Smith
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just
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Offroad-esque version with the peanut-sized aluminum tank?  ...or the rare
boy-racer version with the big tank, clipons and rearsets?
Gene Smith
who was a BSA & Yamaha wrench many years ago (when that Victor was still
new)

20) From: Ben Treichel
gin wrote:
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First time I did it I ate a paint ball, so I've been broken in.
FYI, it hit the mask right over the mouth breathing hole and the paint 
just continued.
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-- 
Ben Treichel
Program Manager
S.E Michigan
SwRI
248-232-7365 (o)
248-935-6845 (m)

21) From: John Abbott
On Fri, 2004-02-20 at 16:52, gin wrote:
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Yeah and your California home is in Pasadena right?  I remember the song
about you! 

22) From: alfred
And then tell us laddie, do ye wear anything under yer kilt?

23) From: Julian Manders
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Talisker!  Yum!
Lagavulin!  Yum!
Laphroaig 15 year!  Double yum!

24) From: Rob Stewart
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I use to have a Victor ........ 441?... I think mine was punched to 470.

25) From: Bill Martin
Is that the one that was made in China??
Bill
On Feb 20, 2004, at 12:08 PM, gin wrote:
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 From the fertile slopes of Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island

26) From: Michael Guterman
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Rob Stewart wrote:
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I had one of those.  I started with a Triumph Cub (200 cc single)  I 
find it mildly upsetting that that that 40 years or so ago.
Michael
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27) From: Ben Treichel
I know, tastes almost as bad as disgusta!
gin wrote:
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Ben Treichel
Program Manager
S.E Michigan
SwRI
248-232-7365 (o)
248-935-6845 (m)

28) From: Ben Treichel
I had to sell my Goldwing to go back to school. sobbbb!
gin wrote:
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Ben Treichel
Program Manager
S.E Michigan
SwRI
248-232-7365 (o)
248-935-6845 (m)

29) From: Ed Needham
What?  No chainsaw art?
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