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Topic: MM> RE: +state of my espresso machine; substitute in blend for monsooned? (61 lines)
1) From: miKe mcKoffee
Don't know of any substitute for Monsooned. It's a type of bean quite unique
unto itself. I wouldn't call a blend without MM "conventional", simply a
blend without MM! I know many who use MM in espresso blends, including
myself. In fact MM can make a quite interesting super smooth mellow milk
chocolate caramel SO shot. 
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[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Sandra Andina
	Sent: Monday, January 07, 2008 1:37 PM
	To: homeroast
	Subject: +state of my espresso machine; substitute in blend for
monsooned?
	
	Talked to my shop tech today--my Magister needed a new vacuum
breaker, and his source was closed for the holidays. But it's been shipped
and should arrive tomorrow or Wed., so I should have my machine back "this
week" (just in time for me to be out of town again).  
	But he told me something surprising. He's always been disdainful of
superautos, not just for the mediocrity of their shots but also their
heretofore inevitable tendency to break down (sometimes several times a
year). But he invited me when I come in to pick up my machine to try out a
new Jura superauto he just got in.  He and his competitor out in Elk Grove
Village have been using it and trying to break it (Jura Capresso dared them
to) for a couple of weeks now, and it's holding up like a tank.  It also
pulls a pretty good shot, as long as your beans are freshly roasted.  Only
three drawbacks--it's a plumb-in; requires 220V; and costs six grand.  Of
course, there are those of us here who actually LIKE to grind, tamp, pull
and steam separately and have separate components......."those" meaning
"most" of us addicted to home espresso!
	Another question--I'm out of Monsooned Malabar Elephant, and it's
time to roast another lb. of Rocket Fuel (could go out to Metropolis for
some Greenline, but want to use the SM's I have on hand).  Have enough
Sumatra (aged and Mandheling), Brazil Cerrado, India Robusta Peaberry and
Mysore Nuggets.  What would be an acceptable substitute for the Monsooned
Malabar, or should I just resign myself that this batch will be less like
Liquid Amber and more conventional?
	
		Sandy Andina
	www.myspace.com/sandyandina


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