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Topic: 400 Espresso shots (16 msgs / 272 lines)
1) From: James D. Savanella
I'm not someone who usually counts these kind of thing but I know there's 
people on the list that do. So, my question is, How many pounds of roasted 
beans will it take to make 400 shots? The only qualifying info needed I 
think, is that the customer is using super automatic machines.
Thanks  in advance you number crunchers and bean counters :^)
James

2) From: Pecan Jim Gundlach
James,
Depends on the machine.  I would put a pound in, see how many shots it 
produces, do the calculations and add 10% for comfort.
       Jim Gundlach
On Jan 25, 2005, at 5:08 AM, James D. Savanella wrote:
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3) From: AlChemist John
Assuming an 18 gram double, theory says 3.27 lbs.  Why?
Sometime around 04:02 1/25/2005, Pecan Jim Gundlach typed:
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4) From: Les
Remember that is roasted coffee.  So to carry the math a bit further
we are looking at  5 pounds of greens for 400 shots.  Now to some
really good justifications.  At my local espresso place a double shot
costs $1.75.  If you multiply that by 400 it comes out to $700.00. 
Five pounds of Monkey Blend is about $25.00 for the coffee with
shipping.  Add another $25.00 for equipment depreciation and
electricity, you are looking a a savings of $650.00 as a homeroaster
and barista!  So, hopefully this will help some of you to justify your
new toys!
Les
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5) From: Chris Tacy
That assumes that your grind is never off, you never pull a bad shot
and have to throw it away, you never have beans go stale, you never
screw up a roast, you never buy beans that turn out to be garbage, you
never sit on beans until they go baggy, you never give away any of
your coffee and you never "play around" with some coffee and don't
drink it.
-c
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6) From: Brett Mason
Cmon Chris, you know the explanation was for your wife anyway...  And
besides, you have now justified a really great grinder to add to the
collection...
Brett
P.S.  Automatic machine, takes care of most of it.  Tom's beans, takes
care of the rest of it....
On Tue, 25 Jan 2005 09:30:21 -0800, Chris Tacy  wrote:
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7) From: Chris Tacy
it's funny - periodically someone discovers the coffee equipment i
have at home and kind of freaks out. here is my total collection:
 1x 32oz French Press
 1x 16oz French Press
 1x Maestro Plus Grinder
the 32oz Press is for guests. the 16oz Press and the grinder are for traveling. 
oh... i also have a bike messenger bag that always contains a bunch of
tampers, a digital gram scale, a couple timers, a couple thermometers,
a bullseye level, ziplock bags full of 1inch square green scrubbies, a
pair of chef's clogs, a couple stubby screwdrivers, a naked
portafilter, some bar towels and a rat-tooth file. on some days i add
to this a portafilter mounted pressure gauge, a multimeter and a
basket modified to take a probe.
heh
On Tue, 25 Jan 2005 10:52:13 -0800, Brett Mason  wrote:
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8) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
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WOW - those are some amazing numbers when you think about it... this 
is a funny thread. I was thinking I should put a thread from the 
Homeroast List in Tiny Joy newsletter each month. Some things that go 
on here should go into print!
Tom
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9) From: Rick.Farris
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In the neighborhood of six- to twelve- pounds.  If we knew the model of
superauto we might be able to narrow it down more.
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10) From: Gary Bennett
James,
I reckon you'd need close to 8 pound of roasted for 400 single shots.
Regards, Gary

11) From: Les
Brett,
You may have forgot that Chris is our resident Professional Barista! 
If I could get Ristrettos like I had at Stumptown a few weeks ago, I
would stop at a shop like that at least 3 times a week for the great
coffee and ambiance.  I am trying to get enough courage up to try a
new shop in Roseburg called "My Coffee."
Les
Who uses 21 grams of coffee for a double shot!  
On Tue, 25 Jan 2005 10:52:13 -0800, Brett Mason  wrote:
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12) From: Bob Baker
Ok Chris,
I'll bite.
The bullseye level is to make sure you pour a good straight shot...or
that you're level headed. or
you take it out when you want to level with someone...
you're obsessive and level pictures when you go to a friends...
you're a part time contractor...
Bob
On Tue, 25 Jan 2005 11:42:56 -0800, Chris Tacy  wrote:
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13) From: Jerry Procopio
......and some things should never to into print 
Jerry
Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote:
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14) From: AlChemist John
My guess is that it is like a towel (do you know where your towel is?), you 
never know when you might need one :-)  Chris, no towel?
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15) From: Gene Smith
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Excellent advice!  You never know when you're going to have to leave Earth 
on a Vogon transport ship.  Don't Panic!  Just obtain a towel and keep it 
with you at all times.
Gene Smith
traveling towel at the ready, in Houston

16) From: Chris Tacy
Heh
The bullseye level is for making sure that people are tamping level.
employees learn to hate it!
On Wed, 26 Jan 2005 06:20:31 -0800, AlChemist John  wrote:
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