<Snip> probably considering 18 grams for a double shot. 20% wt. loss for roasting. comes to 21.6 grams of green coffee per shot 400X21.6= 8640 grams = 306.38 oz.= 19.15 lbs of green coffee to = 400 double shots. averaging $5/lb of greens= $95.75 and a double shot in a coffee shop runs about $1.75 so 400 X 1.75 = $700 which equals a savings of $604.25 . Not counting the price of a coffee roaster. So if you go to the local coffee shop and buy 2 doubles a day, it would take 200 days to spend $700 dollars about 6.6 months. So if you bought a grinder and espresso machine in the 600 dollar range, and brewed espresso at home, it would pay for itself in a little over 6 months at 2 doubles a day. WOW that is a good argument to the present to the significant other for purchasing a grinder and espresso machine. Ouch my head hurts and I have most likely made a mistake in my math. RK RK -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. Version: 7.0.300 / Virus Database: 265.8.2 - Release Date: 1/28/2005
Now I'm asking this in the true sense of seeking information, not to be a smarta** or sound school marm'ish. But isn't what we're talking about here 18 g per "pull" to yield a double shot, which is still two shots? So, 400 "pulls" requires 19 lbs or greens, but 400 shots needs about 10 lbs? Again, I'm asking simply for my own grammar-knowledge sake. ---Frank p.s. I tried using a version of this argument to justify my Silvia and Rocky duo, and it worked. But that was just exchanging out the amount of coffee I was drinking at Peets. Wow, you throw in the benefit of roasting too and I think I'm not just saving money, I'm making money! R.N.Kyle wrote: <Snip>
Hrm. That's an idea on saving up for a new machine... Make myself put in a dollar every time I make espresso....
On Jan 30, 2005, at 7:59 AM, R.N.Kyle wrote: <Snip> And that does not count the gas to run to the not so local coffee shop. This household averages six triple shots per day. Hey, I've earned some new toys - Miss Silvia and Mister Mazzer Major have paid for themselves several times over. Jim Gundlach
Pecan Jim Gundlach wrote: <Snip> Speaking of gas, I suppose it's only a matter of time before SweetMaria's is sponsored by a reputable Credit Card, to introduce 'The Coffee Card', much the same as a gas-station 'gas' card, only we can 'fill up' on 2 - 4 lbs a week, and earn frequent drinker loyalty points redeemable at any time, barring the Christmas Holiday Rush, naturally... ;-O
On Jan 31, 2005, at 11:26 AM, Pecan Jim Gundlach wrote: <Snip> Well, I just mentioned to my wife yesterday that at the rate I was drinking doubles, I'd have my new Pasquini Livia 90 paid off in a month, of course, having good espresso at home leads to drinking 6-7 doubles a day :) -- Michael Ostenhttp://www.bleepyou.com/~mosten/pgp.txt
Obrien, Haskell W. wrote: Thats the thinking! <Snip> -- Ben Treichel Program Manager S.E Michigan SwRI 248-232-7365 (o) 248-935-6845 (m)
Of course most coffee shop espresso is so bad I almost never drank it before getting my own set up. It has been worth the extra money to get to drink drinkable espresso. Jared On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 13:02:15 -0500, Ben Treichel wrote: <Snip>