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Topic: Idido Misty Valley Ristretto (20 msgs / 322 lines)
1) From: Les
It was lousy!  Don't order any more IMV.  I am just kidding.  7 Day
rested city plus IMV ground in the Mazzer Major and pulled in a single
basket in my Olympia Cremina.  Two single shots 1.5 oz total shot.  I
pulled a true double ristretto.  I got 80% crema!  Crema was full of
blueberry!  First sip was blueberry, and a fruity cornucopia followed.
 The aftertaste was a very nice chocolate Carmel after taste.  Right
now I am getting the awesome sweet linger of sweetness that has a
tanginess that reminds me of maple syrup.  Well that is enough of
that!  It is time to go pull another one!
Les

2) From: Eddie Dove
LOL ... be right there.
Eddie
On 11/4/06, Les  wrote:
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3) From: Sheila Quinn
Me too! What's your address? Like it or not, you're having a party. :)
Sheila
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4) From: Les
I live in Roseburg, OR .  That is the good news.  The bad news is I
just pulled the last shot of this batch for my son!  I have some other
good stuff ready however!  My suggestion, do it at home, this is a
homeroast list.  However as other know, the welcome mate is always
there.
Les
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5) From: Don Harris
"the welcome mate is always there."
Don't like the sound of that : )
On 11/4/06, Les  wrote:
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6) From: Les
Correction
Welcome mat   My autistic son is my mate, and my wife has a lot of
hospitality skills and is my life-mate, so mate isn't too much of a
boo-boo.
Les
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7) From: Eddie Dove
We are gonna do it at home ... your home!
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8) From: Sheila Quinn
I would... but I don't have an espresso machine yet! :(
Thought I didn't really need one, but all this talk of pulling shots is 
making my mouth water. Would love to try this for myself! I only have 
one of those cheapie steam machines, which is not a "real" espresso 
machine - pretty lame, huh?
If I go for it, I'll have to order a better grinder, too. Unfortunately, 
I'm too broke for any of it right now.
Sheila
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9) From: Michael Dhabolt
Sheila,
Hope is not lost.  I stop by the two or three local thrift stores
about once a week looking for an occasional Original West Bend
Poppery, I find one every couple of months.  Yesterday I found a
Gaggia 'Classic' for $10.  It looks like all that is wrong with it is
the little 'thermal fuse' thingie.  It,ll probably cost me another $10
including postage costs.  I have no experience with this model but it
pops up in conversations on this list frequently as being a machine
that is fully capable of making good shots. Point of the story: keep
track of the inexpensive machines that folks talk about and look
around.  There is something especially sweet about a good shot pulled
from a 4 or $500 machine that cost you $20.
Mike (just plain)

10) From: Sheila Quinn
Very true - thanks! I know we have several thrift shops around here, but 
I never go there. I need to start making the rounds, I think!
Sheila
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11) From: Brian Kamnetz
Mike (just plain),
I'm starting to think that the Pacific Northwest has better coffee equipment
in thrift stores because there is generally stronger interest in good coffee
in that part of the country. I've never seen any coffee machines better than
steam toys in thrift stores, and I stop in fairly frequently. I'm not saying
that people in other parts of the country should stop looking, but from the
reports on this list, it seems that the best finds are in Oregon, with Texas
a distant second, and other parts of the country WAY behind!
Just another reason to visit Oregon, I guess!
Brian
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12) From: jerry walker
did you drink this straight up or with sugar?
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13) From: Michael Dhabolt
Brian,
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Be sure you let us know when you're coming.  There are a fair number
of us that are always looking for an excuse to get together.
Mike (just plain)

14) From: Les
No sugar, it isn't needed with proper carmelization in the roast.
Les
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15) From: Brian Kamnetz
Mike (just plain),
I would LOVE to visit the group of you in your area. I'm reminded of that
almost daily on the list, reading about your roasts, blends, espresso shots,
etc etc etc. Unfortunately I will not be visiting in the foreseeable future.
But after that.... who knows? Sure would be fun. Maybe one of the future
Northwest Gatherings....
Brian
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16) From: Alison Pfeffer
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I don't want to make any enemies here, but I think it might be true  
because I live in Oregon and bought my (barely used) KMB at Goodwill  
for $7.99.  Don't hate me!
Alison
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I don't want to make any enemies =
here, but I think it might be true because I live in Oregon and bought =
my (barely used) KMB at Goodwill for $7.99.  Don't hate me!
Alison
On Nov 4, = 2006, at 12:52 PM, homeroast-request@= lists.sweetmarias.com wrote:

I'm starting to think that = the Pacific Northwest has better coffee equipment

in thrift stores because = there is generally stronger interest in good coffee

in that part of the country. = I've never seen any coffee machines better than

steam toys in thrift stores, = and I stop in fairly frequently. I'm not saying

that people in other parts = of the country should stop looking, but from the

reports on this list, it = seems that the best finds are in Oregon, with Texas

a distant second, and other = parts of the country WAY behind!

=

Just another reason to visit = Oregon, I guess!

Brian

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17) From: Eddie Dove
How about if I loathe you?
Eddie
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18) From: raymanowen
I [didn't] want to make any enemies here, but... stuff happens!
A "(barely used) KMB at Goodwill..." means you are living dangerously close
to a dense cretin population.
Not everyone in the PNW is all that enlightened about coffee, any more than
everyone in Indianapolis drives an open wheeled roadster.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
I approved this message...

19) From: Michael Dhabolt
On 11/4/06, raymanowen  wrote:
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I couldn't even clip it.  Pure wisdom.
Mike (just plain)

20) From: Branden Byers
Even though I'm not in the Pacific Northwest, here in the Midwest I've
found some good deals at the thrift stores.
Zass: $10
Bodum Santos: $12
SS Stovetop Cappuccino Maker: $7
FP: $5
Melitta Drip: $1
The excitement of a great new find: priceless
Of course, no good deals on anything like a decent espresso maker but
I keep my eye out just in case...
-Branden
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