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Topic: Using Espresso machines as coffee makers? (20 msgs / 670 lines)
1) From: Lauren Good
It has been a year on this slippery slope down coffee lane, so I  
still have much to learn. I started researching when I was trying to  
find a decent machine for small batch brewing since I am the only one  
in my household drinking coffee. I have been using my Aeropress for  
making Americanos while still wanting a Espresso machine (a Silvia)  
as well.  So my question... do those of you who have good espresso  
machines use them for making your daily coffees as well or do you  
still use other equipment for brewing regular strength coffee.
Lauren

2) From: Brett Mason
Hi Lauren,
I have a plumbed in HX machine for Espresso and similar. The kids use the
water for their instant hot chocolate and soups too.
I have a Melitta Clarity Drip Brewer for our morning pot as well.
I use both daily.  This does takle more real-estate, but Coffee is our
family's Vitamin C, so we suffer through the challenge...
Also - note the offer of the PID'ed Silvia that was made a short while ago
today - that's a great value (I used to own a Silvia...)
Cheers,
Brett
On 12/7/06, Lauren Good  wrote:
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3) From: miKe mcKoffee
Bricoletta my primary brewing device. Drinking first cup of the morning
Thunder Mountain Kona Americano as I type, shot pulled well before eyes
could fully focus!
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://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.
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4) From: Derek Bradford
I use mine almost exclusively.  My ratio of espresso machine coffee to
other methods is probably in the area of 100:1.  I had a press pot at
work today; first one in months.
--Derek
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5) From: Leo Zick
On occasion I do, but the water from the wand of my machine comes out around
195 to start, and by the end of an 8oz cup, its around 185, slightly lower
than the ideal brew temp of 205, and its hardto get 4 cups of water when I
make a full press pot, the boiler doesn't quite have enough capacity.
i do use it for americanos all the time though..

6) From: Brett Mason
My 15 yr old Unic Diva has a 6 liter boiler - kind of fun!  But it's old and
used...  :-)
Brett
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7) From: Barry Luterman
Brew 1 pot in the AM for me and my wife then I use the Brewtus for the rest 
of the day. Lunchtime usually pull an Americano. Also use the hot water for 
brewing tea. I would never do this but I have heard of people using the 
steam wand for making scrambled eggs. The trick is to scramble the eggs 
first and add a dab of cream cheese (otherwise the eggs get rubbery) Then 
hold the mixture under the steam wand until cooked. I do not advise this but 
only mention it in passing.

8) From: Leo Zick
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on the GiottoP, mine is *only* 1.9L, but im not sure if thats total filled
capacity, or actual water level capacity, since they typically only get half
filled. i never really thought about that before....  im guessing total
boiler size is 1.9L, so youre really only getting ~.95L of usable water.  
From: Brett Mason [mailto:homeroast] 
Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2006 11:03 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +RE: Using Espresso machines as coffee makers?
My 15 yr old Unic Diva has a 6 liter boiler - kind of fun!  But it's old and
used...  :-)
Brett
On 12/7/06, Leo Zick  wrote: 
On occasion I do, but the water from the wand of my machine comes out around
195 to start, and by the end of an 8oz cup, its around 185, slightly lower 
than the ideal brew temp of 205, and its hardto get 4 cups of water when I
make a full press pot, the boiler doesn't quite have enough capacity.
i do use it for americanos all the time though..

9) From: Brett Mason
Tomorrow morning's breakfast!  At least will try...
Brett
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10) From: Barry Luterman
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Remember I said I don't advise it. Might want to try your eggs with some =
Minute Rice too.

11) From: miKe mcKoffee
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	Brett
	
Kind of like some of us on the List!;-)
miKe

12) From: Brett Mason
Cmon Mike, I already tried to move from old-timers to mid-timers in another
thread today...  You're pushing me up past the halfway mark again...
Brett
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13) From: Sandy Andina
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Livia quite often does Americano duty--and she also produces the  
water for my Aeropress.
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Dec 7, 2006, at 8:17 AM, Lauren Good wrote:
It has been a year on this slippery slope down = coffee lane, so I still have much to learn. I started researching when I = was trying to find a decent machine for small batch brewing since I am = the only one in my household drinking coffee. I have been using my = Aeropress for making Americanos while still wanting a Espresso machine = (a Silvia) as well.  So = my question... do those of you who have good espresso machines use them = for making your daily coffees as well or do you still use other = equipment for brewing regular strength coffee. homeroast mailing listhttp://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = Sandywww.sass-music.com
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15) From: Paul Martin
One of my favorite local coffee shops that roasts their beans on-site makes
eggs this way and serves breakfast.  That and a bagle hits the spot...along
with the coffee of course!
Paul

16) From: Lauren Good
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Hello all again,
Thanks for all the responses to my question on using Espresso  
machines for everyday coffee and Americanos as well as the specialty  
drinks. I'm convinced, and it was timely with the post from Joe  
selling his PID'd Silvia which I have decided to buy. Nice how the  
list brings those things together.
Lauren
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Hello all again,
Thanks for all the = responses to my question on using Espresso machines for everyday coffee = and Americanos as well as the specialty drinks. I'm convinced, and it = was timely with the post from Joe selling his PID'd Silvia which I have = decided to buy. Nice how the list brings those things = together.
Lauren
On Dec 7, = 2006, at 9:25 AM, Brett Mason wrote:
Hi = Lauren,   I have a plumbed in HX machine for = Espresso and similar. The kids use the water for their instant hot = chocolate and soups too.   I have a Melitta = Clarity Drip Brewer for our morning pot as well.   = I use both daily.  This does takle more real-estate, but Coffee = is our family's Vitamin C, so we suffer through the challenge... =   Also - note the offer of the PID'ed Silvia that was = made a short while ago today - that's a great value (I used to own a = Silvia...)   Cheers, = Brett   On 12/7/06, = Lauren Good <lauren.good> = wrote: It has been = a year on this slippery slope down coffee lane, so I still have much = to learn. I started researching when I was trying to find a decent = machine for small batch brewing since I am the only one in my = household drinking coffee. I have been using my Aeropress for making = Americanos while still wanting a Espresso machine (a Silvia) as = well.  So my question... do those of you who have good espresso = machines use them for making your daily coffees as well or do = you still use other equipment for brewing regular strength = coffee. Laurenhomeroast mailing list http://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast To change your = personal list settings (digest options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to = =">http://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings
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17) From: Alison Pfeffer
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My husband bought our Gaggia Evolution for me as a Christmas present  
one year ago.  Since then, we have made Americanos almost every  
single morning.  The only exception is when we pull out the Krups  
Moka Brew which we enjoy almost, but not quite, as much.  I don't  
think we've used our regular coffee maker in a whole year.  In fact,  
my husband whines if I ever even suggest such a thing.  Enjoy the  
slippery slope...and don't look back.
Alison
It has been a year on this slippery slope down coffee lane, so I
still have much to learn. I started researching when I was trying to
find a decent machine for small batch brewing since I am the only one
in my household drinking coffee. I have been using my Aeropress for
making Americanos while still wanting a Espresso machine (a Silvia)
as well.  So my question... do those of you who have good espresso
machines use them for making your daily coffees as well or do you
still use other equipment for brewing regular strength coffee.
Lauren
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My husband bought our =
Gaggia Evolution for me as a Christmas present one year ago.  Since =
then, we have made Americanos almost every single morning.  The only =
exception is when we pull out the Krups Moka Brew which we enjoy almost, =
but not quite, as much.  I don't think we've used our regular coffee =
maker in a whole year.  In fact, my husband whines if I ever even =
suggest such a thing.  Enjoy the slippery slope...and don't look =
back.

It = has been a year on this slippery slope down coffee lane, so = Istill have much to learn. I started researching when I = was trying tofind a decent machine for = small batch brewing since I am the only onein = my household drinking coffee. I have been using my Aeropress = formaking Americanos while still wanting a Espresso = machine (a Silvia)as well.  So my = question... do those of you who have good espressomachines use them for making your daily coffees as = well or do youstill use other equipment = for brewing regular strength coffee. Lauren
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18) From: RK
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I use my La Spaziale S1 almost exclusively for straight shots and =
Americano's except for a Melita pour over to put in a take to work =
thermos.
RK

19) From: Randy Rusch
With my Brewtus I make mostly Americano's with an occasional shot.
Randy

20) From: raymanowen
Other:
TechniVorm for brewed, Not dishwater strength for our drug of choice -ro


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