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Topic: Dr. Crema makes a house-call (6 msgs / 148 lines)
1) From: Lesley Albjerg
I stopped at Alfred's today and had a wonderful time.  The patient had cured himself!  He pulled me two espressos that would rate a 9.8 out of ten!  (You always have to leave some room for improvement.)  His Hottop roasted Bugesu was really good.  I just love the latatude of that bean.  He took it a bit to the dark side and it was really good.  I pulled some of mine when I got home, and enjoyed the malty flavor of the lighter roast.  My wife really liked her cappo.  Thanks Alfred.
 
Les
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2) From: alfred
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Certainly enjoyed the visit Les and we would leave the welcome mat out =
for any on the list.
While Les was here, I asked him about the Danish blessing on my Thor =
tampers. He only charges five dollars per tamper and says it makes a =
world of difference in the shots you pull.
You might want to check with him to see if yours has it.

3) From: Les
I just had a wonderful evening with Rudy and Bob in the suburbs of Denver
pulling shots on his new Gaggia Achille.  What a fine machine!  It took the
new owner a few tries to figure it out, but he did pull the best shot of the
night.  So what do you do when you are buzzed on caffeine, you write to the
gang on the homeroast list!  This was my first look at the Achille.  I was
impressed with the way that it worked and the great temperature control.  It
had a very nice lever and great feel with the pull.  I couldn't believe how
much I missed my Mazzer.  The Solis Maestro did a good job of grinding, but
the adjustablity just wasn't there.  I ended the evening making a Cappo from
Rudy's last shot.  Meeting up with folks from this list sure is a lot of
fun!   I do think that this is one fine lever machine worth a serious look
if you are considering a lever.  Even though I am buzzed I had better get
some shut eye time in as it is after midnight.
Les

4) From: Derek Bradford
I looked at the Achille, but too late and didn't buy it.  I have
regretted that decision as I am, in some ways, outgrowing my
Europiccola.  I'm in the market for a gas lever now, but I don't think
the Achille will make a very friendly conversion project.
--Derek
On 3/13/07, Les  wrote:
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5) From: Bob
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Yeah, it took a while to doze off! Work came waaaay too early this =
morning.
That is a sweet machine, out of my league for a while, but it pulls some =
very nice shots. 
Bob

6) From: Rudy Ramsey
Well, for my part, I got a much faster start on using my new (and first)
espresso machine than I would otherwise have had. Thanks very much. Les, for
the instruction, and Les and Bob, for the company. And for being nice when I
discovered that I'm especially skillful at collapsing pucks. I wonder if
that skill might be saleable, say, in the NHL?
 
I'm very pleased with the machine, and once again very grateful to all those
on the list here who helped me find my way to it. It's a fair amount more
money than I was initially planning to spend, but I think it's going to be
perfect for me. And before we started the discussion on the list, I wasn't
even considering a lever machine.
 
Rudy
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Les
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 12:14 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: +Dr. Crema makes a house-call
I just had a wonderful evening with Rudy and Bob in the suburbs of Denver
pulling shots on his new Gaggia Achille.  What a fine machine!  It took the
new owner a few tries to figure it out, but he did pull the best shot of the
night.  So what do you do when you are buzzed on caffeine, you write to the
gang on the homeroast list!  This was my first look at the Achille.  I was
impressed with the way that it worked and the great temperature control.  It
had a very nice lever and great feel with the pull.  I couldn't believe how
much I missed my Mazzer.  The Solis Maestro did a good job of grinding, but
the adjustablity just wasn't there.  I ended the evening making a Cappo from
Rudy's last shot.  Meeting up with folks from this list sure is a lot of
fun!   I do think that this is one fine lever machine worth a serious look
if you are considering a lever.  Even though I am buzzed I had better get
some shut eye time in as it is after midnight. 
 
Les


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