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Topic: OFFLIST: Re: +Why do I like Monsoon Malabar Elephant so much? (3 msgs / 185 lines)
1) From: Scott Miller
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Jim,
Thanks for the blending information. I don't do espresso at home ... 
yet, but am mulling the idea over. Obviously, the cost of equipment is 
one consideration to look at. I won't do this unless I have the right 
tools, that's for sure.
 From your post, I did a little rough math and your Oaxaca/MM/COE blend 
usage for espresso is ~20 pounds a month. So, how many people and 
roughly how many drinks a month does that 20 pounds serve? I would 
probably consume 2-3 espresso drinks per day and my girlfriend is good 
for an occasional milk based drink, 3-4 per week.
My current thinking is that an HX machine would be a good choice for me. 
I have a Maximo grinder (rebadged LaPavoni), but think I would opt for a 
grinder upgrade as well. What equipment are you using to burn through 20 
pounds/month?
cheers,
Scott
Jim Mitchell wrote:
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2) From: Jim Mitchell
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There's 3 active espresso drinkers running about the Lab scarfing 3-4 =
shots each per day, plus all of the drop-in folks, plus several 1Lb =
customers,  and the weekly poker game. So, altogether we consume about =
12-15 Lbs of blends per month, not all of which goes through our =
machines.
The espresso collection here is a little daunting, consisting of:
Machines
La Pavoni 'Euripiccola' lever machine (in Chicago)
Ponte Vecheccio 'Lusso' lever machine (onboard Nonchalant)
Conti 'Prestina' 58mm commercial single-group lever machine (in Lab)
Futurema 58mm commercial dual-group lever machine (undergoing =
restoration)
Isomac Rituale (in Lab, out of service)
Grinders
Rancillio 'Rocky' (in Chicago)
Gaggia 'MDF' (onboard Nonchalant)
Mazzer Major (in Lab)
We roast with an older Alpenrost, and will soon upgrade to a Hot Top, =
Genecafe, or small sample roaster.
Cheers
Jim Mitchell

3) From: Jim Mitchell
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BTW - you should consider either the Bizzera at 1st line (best value for =
new machine) or a used HX- there are lots out there and some good =
bargins to be had.
Jim


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