HomeRoast Digest


Topic: Hello - Getting going again (2 msgs / 127 lines)
1) From: Jamie Dolan
Hi Guys!
I had a busy year and was off the list for a few months.  I have a
cheap Artie espresso machine I got about 4 years ago.  It has a
pressurized portafilter, which made it hard to work with and tended to
clog up.  About 2 and a half year ago, I got a Mazzer Mini E Model B,
but still suffered with the cheap espresso machine.  Since I was at
SCAA in 08, I've been dreaming of getting a Dalla mini.  I never
gathered up the money $$$ for it though.
I finally decided to go ahead and get a new machine, even if it was
quite my dream machine.  I'm going to give the machine to my fieance
as a Christmas gift (great way to justify spending the money).  I know
she will be thrilled to have a machine that actually works to make her
morning cappuccino.  The old machine kept getting clogged up in the
portaflter and we more or less gave up on it a long time ago, only
occasionally using it.
After very extensive debate, I decided that I wanted something more
advanced than the Silvia, and as much as I would have likely to get
the Andreja, I decided to get the Bezzera BZ02SDE so I'd have some
money left to get coffee and a new roaster.  I really hope I don't
regret now spending the extra money and getting a higher end machine.
I've had a Iroast for a few years, it's been damaged, and due to the
lack of parts, I've pretty much given up on it.  I have a RK drum,
which I've used a fair amount, but due to a new grill that it doesn't
work well on, I decided to get something more convenient.  I kept the
old grill and will eventually get it setup again.
So this afternoon, I went to the SM site and piled up over $600 worth
of stuff including a new Behmor roaster.
I also got a a 10 pound bag each of:
Moka Kadir Blend
El Santo and Johnny
New Classic Espresso
Along with a few other smaller bags of coffee and other accessories.
I decided to focus on the blends since I know we will be making a lot
of espresso for a while.
I'm hoping that the behmor will roast dark enough for espresso.  From
everything I read, I think it will be fine, I never take even my
darker espresso roasts very far into second, going to somewhere around
city+ on most.
I'm looking forward to using the new Behmor with with the new coffees
and hope I won't be disappointed with my choice in new espresso
machines.
I'm in a 4 day shipping zone from SM via UPS, so I'm hopping they will
be able to get my order out tomorrow, so it will be here for
Christmas.  :-)
Jamie
Homeroast mailing list
Homeroasthttp://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://lists.sweetmariascoffee.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast_lists.sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20

2) From: Greg Hammond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HomeRoast Digest