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Topic: Espresso Cups (21 msgs / 465 lines)
1) From: Brett Mason
Hi folks,
I have some espresso cups out on ebay if you were interested...  just
an fyi...   item 4349602162  ...
Regards,
Brett Mason
 HomeRoast
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   _(( )_  Please don't spill the coffee!

2) From: MMore
In a message dated 1/12/2005 6:18:19 PM Eastern Standard Time,  
homeroast writes:
4349602162
Would have made a nice "tradition"
:)
 
Michael A. Roaster of Vienna,  Va.

3) From: Obrien, Haskell W.
So I've been shopping around for some new espresso cups.
Right now I've got a hodge-podge of different cups.
I've got an illy cup, which is a nice little cup, but pricy.
My local coffee shop uses the Vertex cups, which really aren't bad.
Does anyone have suggestions?
Also,
How many here pre-heat their cups?  One mad silvia scientist I saw uses
a toaster oven to do the job!

4) From: paulsack
Quoting "Obrien, Haskell W." :
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At a local coffee shop, they put the cups on top of the espresso machine and
have a towel on top of that. I tried that with my Silvia, and it sort of works,
depending on the size of the cup, how long the machine has been on, ambient
temperature, and so on. It's a lot better than not pre-heating, anyways.
-Paul

5) From: Gary Bennett
Haskell,
Tom has a good selection:http://sweetmarias.com/prod.espresso.shtmlI always preheat the cups. I pull my cooling flush into one cup and pour
that into the other after maybe 10 seconds. They both border on 'too hot to
hold' but lose that fairly quickly.
Regards, Gary
On 10/11/05, Obrien, Haskell W.  wrote:
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6) From: Obrien, Haskell W.
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Curses!!! I had no idea about the sweet maria's cup!  Out of stock.
Sigh.
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Gary Bennett
Sent: Monday, October 10, 2005 5:08 PM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +Espresso Cups
 
Haskell,
Tom has a good selection:http://sweetmarias.com/prod.espresso.shtmlI always preheat the cups. I pull my cooling flush into one cup and pour
that into the other after maybe 10 seconds. They both border on 'too hot
to hold' but lose that fairly quickly.
Regards, Gary
On 10/11/05, Obrien, Haskell W.  wrote:
So I've been shopping around for some new espresso cups.
Right now I've got a hodge-podge of different cups.
I've got an illy cup, which is a nice little cup, but pricy.
My local coffee shop uses the Vertex cups, which really aren't bad. 
Does anyone have suggestions?
Also,
How many here pre-heat their cups?  One mad silvia scientist I saw uses
a toaster oven to do the job!

7) From: Derek Bradford
On Tuesday 11 October 2005 06:11 am, Obrien, Haskell W. wrote:
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I always preheat my cups.  If you don't, it really affects your shots.  I j=
ust 
pour the flushing shot into my cup, and it preheats while I'm preparing my=
 
basket.  If I have company coming over, I use the toaster oven for 
preheating.  My machine isn't plumbed, and it has a small boiler, so it sav=
es 
my water.  Plus, it looks kinda cool.  
-- 
The Uglyroast 2 Coffee Roaster.  ...Now 40% less ugly!http://uglyroast.atspace.com

8) From: Gary Townsend
 Obrien, Haskell W. wrote:
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 I keep my cups on the top of my machine, like most people. I usually fill
it using the water from the PF, 'blank shot', and then remove PF, wipe dry,
grind, tamp and load it back onto the machine. Dump the blank shot out of
the cup, wait for the temp light to turn on. Than wait until it turns off
indicating proper temp, and pull the shot into a nice hot cup, everytime.
 Yeah, I too *think* that a nice hot cup makes a better espresso shot.
When I pull a shot for an americano, I add 4 oz of hot water from the boile=
r
tap, and drop a 2 oz shot of espresso right on top of the hot water in the
cup. The crema lasts longer, and tastes better too, but I'm at a real loss
as to exactly why. I assume that it's because all of the crema is going int=
o
the americano, otherwise there's some crema sticking to the side (of the
shot glass) that get's left behind. That can't be good, I might be missing
out on something good ;-)
 Gary

9) From: miKe mcKoffee
I concur, I always pre-heat cups for any and all brewing methods. BTW, =
hot
water on demand unit works great for this. 
miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipeshttp://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I =
must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal =
enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone =
before.
www.MDMProperties.net 
 
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10) From: Michael Dhabolt
Actually, Tom has several espresso cups other than the one that is out of
stock. My favorite is the: *Moka Brown "Sorrento" Espresso Cups- Set,* Set
of 6 : *$24* (+ 6 lbs shipping). You can buy them individually, with saucer=
,
for $4.25. There is another Moka Brown cup with a little higher profile tha=
t
he offers also. Both of these can be matched with Cappa cups of the same
color and style. And both are the heavy walled cup that holds heat really
well (after you pre-heat them) and keeps the espresso hot / warm
considerably longer than the lighter weight designs like the "Illy". And
although I have several sets of matching demitasse, I always serve with
different cups for everyone (the sorrento is mine) partaking of espresso.
It's a culture thing.
  Mike (just plain)

11) From: Sandy Andina
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My fave is the Illy "Nude," but it's no longer available. So I  
currently use the Bodum Pavina, double-wall crystal.  No preheating  
necessary, as they hold heat amazingly well. (I use the larger 9 oz  
size for cappas and lattes). For macchiati, I use a set of French  
pressed glass cups a little larger than the Illy Nude, embossed with  
little bees.
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Sandy
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My fave is the Illy "Nude," but =
it's no longer available. So I currently use the Bodum Pavina, =
double-wall crystal.  No preheating necessary, as they hold heat =
amazingly well. (I use the larger 9 oz size for cappas and lattes). For =
macchiati, I use a set of French pressed glass cups a little larger than =
the Illy Nude, embossed with little bees.
On Oct 11, 2005, =
at 1:21 AM, Michael Dhabolt wrote:
Actually, Tom has several espresso cups other than = the one that is out of stock.  My favorite is the: Moka Brown = "Sorrento" Espresso Cups- Set, Set of 6 : $24 (+ 6 lbs = shipping).  You can buy them individually, with saucer, for $4.25.  = There is another Moka Brown cup with a little higher profile that he = offers also.  Both of these can be matched with Cappa cups of the same = color and style.  And both are the heavy walled cup that holds heat = really well (after you pre-heat them) and keeps the espresso hot / warm = considerably longer than the lighter weight designs like the "Illy".  = And although I have several sets of matching demitasse, I always serve = with different cups for everyone (the sorrento is mine) partaking of = espresso.  It's a culture thing.     = Mike (just plain) = --Apple-Mail-1-383347466--

12) From: George Holt
On 10/11/05, Sandy Andina  wrote:
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ey
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I really like the Pavina glasses too. Both the 2oz and 9oz cups make a
beautiful presentation.

13) From: jgullam
Derek Bradford wrote:
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What he said.

14) From:
Hi:
Much depends on the thickness of the cup. With most real espresso cups you are heating from the inside out when you dump a flush shot. I just dump the flush shot and pull a real one if I have no warmer/or cups ready.
Again it all depends on taste, how HOT, HOT, hot you want your shot.
I like mine HOT when I first taste it, I put it dowm for a minute and then it is perfect to drink right down, maybe stir (depending on the coffee).
ginny
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15) From: Sandy Andina
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Should mention that in Chicago, Intelligentsia on B'way stocks the 2- 
ouncers; and Wild Oats Market (fka People's Market) on Chicago Ave.  
in Evanston has the 2-and-9-oz Bodum Canteens.
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Sandy
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Should mention that in Chicago, =
Intelligentsia on B'way stocks the 2-ouncers; and Wild Oats Market (fka =
People's Market) on Chicago Ave. in Evanston has the 2-and-9-oz Bodum =
Canteens.
On Oct 11, 2005, at 7:45 AM, George Holt =
wrote:
On 10/11/05, Sandy Andina <sandraandina> = wrote: My fave is the Illy "Nude," but it's no longer available. So I = currently use the Bodum Pavina, double-wall crystal.  No preheating = necessary, as they hold heat amazingly well. (I use the larger 9 oz size = for cappas and lattes). For macchiati, I use a set of French pressed = glass cups a little larger than the Illy Nude, embossed with little = bees. On Oct 11, 2005, at 1:21 AM, = Michael Dhabolt wrote: I = really like the Pavina glasses too. Both the 2oz and 9oz cups make a = beautiful presentation. = --Apple-Mail-6-427121820--

16) From: Sandy Andina
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also, Sur La Table carries both sizes of the Pavinas. But I got a  
great price on the 9-ouncers online from J&R Music World (yeah, the  
electronics dealer) in Brooklyn!
On Oct 11, 2005, at 7:45 AM, George Holt wrote:
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Sandy
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also, Sur La Table carries both =
sizes of the Pavinas. But I got a great price on the 9-ouncers online =
from J&R Music World (yeah, the electronics dealer) in =
Brooklyn!
On Oct 11, 2005, at 7:45 AM, George Holt =
wrote:
On 10/11/05, Sandy Andina <sandraandina> = wrote: My fave is the Illy "Nude," but it's no longer available. So I = currently use the Bodum Pavina, double-wall crystal.  No preheating = necessary, as they hold heat amazingly well. (I use the larger 9 oz size = for cappas and lattes). For macchiati, I use a set of French pressed = glass cups a little larger than the Illy Nude, embossed with little = bees. On Oct 11, 2005, at 1:21 AM, = Michael Dhabolt wrote: I = really like the Pavina glasses too. Both the 2oz and 9oz cups make a = beautiful presentation. = --Apple-Mail-7-427180606--

17) From: Sandy Andina
I should also mention that I keep all my Pavinas inverted atop the  
cup warmer.
On Oct 11, 2005, at 2:10 PM, badabingbadabean wrote:
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Sandy
www.sandyandina.com

18) From: Randy_General
Last year I bought a nice set of porcelain cups made in China.  The 
delicate taste of lead brings an extra dimension to the cup. ;-)
Randy Poe\\

19) From: Sean Cary
mmm - goes good with the tainted dog food and toothpaste, that way the
entire family gets the love from China.
Nothing like paying for the rope you hang yourself with.
Sean
Under 2 weeks...almost a single digit midget.
(Not a fan of China)
On Jan 24, 2008 1:32 AM, Randy_General  wrote:
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Sean M. Cary
Major USMC
Tempus Fugit, Memento Mori

20) From: raymanowen
From China with Lead?
On Jan 23, 2008 11:52 PM, Sean Cary  wrote:
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"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Mighty
Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976

21) From: kevin creason
featuring secret agent 000 "Shot, Buck Shot"
On Jan 25, 2008 7:52 PM,  wrote:
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-Kevin
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