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Topic: I will be lost without my homeroast in the morning (22 msgs / 509 lines)
1) From: Julie Yarrington
OK..........I bit the bullet for a superautomatic last
year.........convenient but not as good for pulling a GREAT shot.
Machine quit and here I am without a grinder or brewer.......not going to be
a good morning tomorrow.
WHAT SHALL I REPLACE IT WITH????  Keep in mind that the economy is not being
kind to me.  Please, please, please don't kick me off the list for
mentioning a superauto...........the cows have to be milked at 4 every
morning  by ME, so the convenience is worth giving up a little in taste of
the shot.
Bring on your suggestions and ideas...PLEASE
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2) From: Barry Luterman
I am confused. Does this mean you will only replace it with a superauto or
are you open to other suggestions.
On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 1:58 PM, Julie Yarrington wrote:
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3) From: Joseph Robertson
Julie,
That's a hard one. How desperate are you. Cowboy coffee with beans
crushed any way you can?
I would say hand Zass grinder and French Press? But that won't do for
the morning fix if you don't have either one.
JoeR
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4) From: R Nepsund
You might try to crush the beans by putting some on the floor with a
mug on top of them and then step on it.   I know I have crushed a few
beans just by stepping on them in the kitchen.  Next if you have a
thermos you can use that for a french press.   Put the crushed beans
in it. Pour in water 15 seconds after it stops boiling.  Wait 4
minutes.   Pour it out through a piece of cloth, maybe a sock.
What's wrong with the machine?  Could it be something you could fix?
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5) From: Jim Lee
Julie,
I'm really really new to good coffee. First green coffee in the mail. Can
you clear up "GREAT shot"? I know that the whiz type grinder (the only thing
I have at this moment) is not good for a press. But I don't understand
"shot".
Thanks
Jim
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6) From: Barry Luterman
This is why we need back-ups to our backups.I have just rationalized why i
need the Hybrid as a back up to my Mazzer which is a backup to my 20
something Zasses.
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7) From: Joseph Robertson
Yes, how dead is your machine?
JoeR
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8) From: Joseph Robertson
Here,Here, Barry,
Yes, Coffee for me is not a luxury. I will find a way. But it is nice
to have more than one system and or grinder, etc.
JoeR
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9) From: Lynne
Julie -
I don't know what to suggest. All I know is if I had to get up at 4 am to
milk cows, they'd
better damn well serve *me* the coffee...
;-)
I find a whirly grinder (yes - I've said it before, and so far, no one's
kicked me off the list - maybe cuz I'm nice, but I *would* kick back... :D)
and my French Press to be easy and delish... but I don't have to milk
cows... (have made a cup at that time, now and then, with one eye open when
my Emma was having her seizures, though). Not espresso, of course - but
good.
Had a Hamilton Beach espresso machine that Brett & Debbie sent to me - it
finally died, but it made some decent shots while it was still alive! Really
good..
Hope you get something to replace it fast.
Oh, btw, I was coffee-less during a blackout once, and tried everything to
crush the beans (I have a Zass, but it's missing a bolt - could have said it
has a screw loose, but that's me).
Turned out awful. Was very grateful when the power came back on.
Lynne
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10) From: Julie Yarrington
I like the convenience of the SA but am open to any suggestions!
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11) From: Julie Yarrington
Well I can't hear the pump........I am wondering about a blockage or bad
pump...........
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12) From: Julie Yarrington
Cows make milk, not coffee:)
I'll probably get a whirly grinder from the goodwill tomorrow and drag out a
drip machine while I'm figuring out what to do.  I ONLY HAVE FOLGERS SINGLES
FOR THE MORNING.........a little better than nothing I presume.  I am going
to look int a french press...........simplify a little.
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13) From: Joseph Robertson
Julie,
You might check Sweet Maria's site for an AP, AeroPress. I use it
every am when at home. Very convenient, easy to clean. Great for one
person or two. Just a thought.
JoeR
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14) From:
Truly...the most simple solution is to call the company and try to fix it under warranty.
It may also be worth it to invest very little for a back up pour over or french press with even a 20 dollar whirly blade....if you have to. Hey its better than not having a cup.
Dean De Crisce
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You can get a french press for 15 bucks and a new whirly for the same. A melitta pour over is about 5 bucks, with a 5 dollar gold tone filter.
Really...if its a year old...you better believe I'd be on the phone with the company...for a machine that couldve been 1200 bucks...before I'd just let it go.
Dean De Crisce
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A little more expensive (30 bucks) than a FP...but exceptionally nice. Works in a pinch with a whirly (both are my trusty travel companions).
Dean De Crisce
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17) From: Steven Van Dyke
At 05:58 PM 2/19/2009, you wrote:
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Sorry to hear about your loss.  I'm very happy with my superauto 
(Jura Capresso F9) and the ever-indulgent wife loves it.
No, it'll never produce a god shot but it makes a darn fine cup of coffee!
But you should have had back up systems.  AeroPress is the best 'have 
to mess with it' system I have but I keep the Grind'n'Brew machine 
around just in case.
Can't recall which one it is right now, and it's old enough you can't 
buy that one anymore anyway, but look at the drip makers with the 
built in grinder and a timer.
The one I have makes neat use of a whirly blade grinder - the bottom 
of the chamber is a removable plate (needs cleaning) that has holes 
the grinds fall through as soon as they're small enough so it 
actually gets a pretty even grind.
It makes a nice cup of coffee but it's nowhere near a cafe crema.
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18) From: Greg Hollrigel
I was just going to say the same thing.  The AeroPress is a good easy
alternative that is inexpensive.  And it travels and works in black outs!
;-)
As an espresso machine, perhaps consider a smaller pump system.  I have a
Gaggia (low end) that I got for $100 when I was in grad school (a long time
ago).  It's a trooper and despite my lack of care, it's still pulling good
shots.  I've seen the price on newer ones come down to the $150-$300 range.
Greg

19) From: R Nepsund
"shot" usually refers to a shot of espresso.
There a number of methods/equipment for prepairing coffee.   (pour
over, Aeropress,Moka pot, vac pot, espresso).   The AeroPress is my
main stay.  Having a good grinder will improve the quality of any
coffee you make.   If I were you I would get an AP and start
researching a good burr grinder.
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Espresso shot
Dean De Crisce
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21) From: Julie Yarrington
There are many, more qualified on this this than me.  A "GREAT shot" for me
is all about the way my taste buds respond when the espresso is drank. It's
all about a perfect roast, correct brewing temp, and grind.  Sometimes you
can do everything just right and it is still not what you are looking for in
taste.  When it is right it is a gift from above!
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22) From: jeff michel
GODSHOT!
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