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Topic: new machine (9 msgs / 189 lines)
1) From: espresso gin
Hey John:
Sounds like a really good choice, your Expobar. Let us know how the shots
are...
Which car is going to get the hood ornament?
gp

2) From: Michael Guterman
Well, this morning I went downstairs to feed the cats and turn on the 
espresso machine, and lo and behold it wasn't a dream, but Silvia was 
gone and Amica was there.  After almost having a coronary getting her up 
to my apartment last evening I started pulling shots at about 10PM.  A 
quick tuning shot at a grind that would have choked Silvia was about a 
five second shot.  Cranked the Mazzer up five notches, and out came an 
ounce and a half of this heavenly Guinness looking stuff.
So far I am using the espresso that Chris supplies with the machine, 
which is sort of drinkable.  I really wasn't expecting the machine till 
later in the week, so I have no espresso blend of my own roasted.  
Chris' seems relatively fresh, but dark to oil, which I never do.
So far after half a dozen shots I am very happy.  The machine seems 
built like a tank.  I think I will be happy that I didn't get an HX 
machine.  I was going that way (or double boiler), but I realized that I 
had steamed milk about three times in the past year.  I got the Amica 
instead of the Zaffiro because they are the same and Amica cost fifty 
dollars less.  I also happen to like the switches better, but that was a 
minor consideration.
I am waiting for the tamper Les is sending me to go along with my new 
baby.  English walnut, I think he said.  I have told Les offline that 
he's got to get better quickly because I have already picked out my Thor 
Tamper display case!!  Hear that, Les?
Well, she has been on for an hour and you all know what that means.  
Later, with trembling fingers, no doubt.
Michael

3) From: Ben Treichel
cool!! Have fun.
Michael Guterman wrote:
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4) From: Michael Guterman
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gin wrote:
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You are all welcome, but given space limitations it has to be two at a time.
In my club we call those "higher power" shots.
Michael
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5) From: miKe mcKoffee
Congratulations on your new additition! So you what do you plan to do with
your Silvia? My upgrade "fever" has been (temporarily) quenched by being
without Miss Silvia for three weeks on vacation. I really missed her.
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
MCSE (Maniacal Coffee Systems Engineer/Enthusiast;-)
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6) From: prentice
Dibs!
;)
Prentice
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7) From: Michael Guterman
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miKe mcKoffee wrote:
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Thanks.  It took twelve minutes to sell Silvia on Coffeegeek.  I put it 
over there with a note that I would put it on eBay in a week.
I don't really think this machine will make better shots than Silvia.  
In the very short run it seems more consistent, I love not having to 
surf, but most of all I adore the E61 group hanging out there for all to 
see.  Really, I am just a hardware junky, so it was time for more hardware.
You west coasters are up too early in the morning!!!
Michael
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8) From: Lesley Albjerg
Michael,
 
Your tamper is on the way.  My next major trama is to see how 5 of my tampers do in the NW Barista Shoot sponsored by the Coffee Geek.  I saw theDoc today and he sail the hand is doing good.
 
Les
Michael Guterman  wrote:
gin wrote:
We will all be over for a few god shots Michael! 
congrats, 
ginny 
You are all welcome, but given space limitations it has to be two at a time.
In my club we call those "higher power" shots.
Michael
At 09:37 AM 2/10/2004 -0500, you wrote: 
Well, this morning I went downstairs to feed the cats and turn on the espresso machine, and lo and behold it wasn't a dream, but Silvia was gone and Amica was there.  After almost having a coronary getting her up to my apartment last evening I started pulling shots at about 10PM.  A quick tuning shot at a grind that would have choked Silvia was about a five second shot.  Cranked the Mazzer up five notches, and out came an ounce and a half of this heavenly Guinness looking stuff. 
So far I am using the espresso that Chris supplies with the machine, which is sort of drinkable.  I really wasn't expecting the machine till later in the week, so I have no espresso blend of my own roasted. 
Chris' seems relatively fresh, but dark to oil, which I never do. 
So far after half a dozen shots I am very happy.  The machine seems built like a tank.  I think I will be happy that I didn't get an HX machine.  I was going that way (or double boiler), but I realized that I had steamed milk about three times in the past year.  I got the Amica instead of the Zaffiro because they are the same and Amica cost fifty dollars less.  I also happen to like the switches better, but that was a minor consideration. 
I am waiting for the tamper Les is sending me to go along with my new baby.  English walnut, I think he said.  I have told Les offline that he's got to get better quickly because I have already picked out my Thor Tamper display case!!  Hear that, Les? 
Well, she has been on for an hour and you all know what that means. 
Later, with trembling fingers, no doubt. 
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9) From: Michael Guterman
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Lesley Albjerg wrote:
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Good news about your hand.  If my experience is any indicator, the 
tampers will do wonderfully.  With all the stainless of the espresso 
machine the wooden tamper makes the whole experience more organic.
Michael
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