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    Espresso machines...

    Hey, who has them?

    I love mine. It's nothing fancy, just a basic Saeco/Starbucks Barista, but I love the hell out of it.

    It's starting to become a repository of my bike stickers...
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    I don't yet. I was looking at them a year or so ago and was recommended the Rancilio Silvia from Santiago (fellow coffee loving BF member)
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    KT, don't you have some sort of vaccuum system coffee maker?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cohophysh View Post
    KT, don't you have some sort of vaccuum system coffee maker?
    Yes, I have a vac pot. I haven't been using it much lately though. I should get it back out.
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    I have a stovetop Moka pot. Fast, easy, delicious.
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    You'd probably laugh....I have just about every coffee making device EXCEPT espresso maker (not moka pot either).

    I have french press (3 actually), vacuum pot, Ibrik (Turkish), Drip Filter (Vietnamese), Tea/Coffee press Cup, Funnel/Manual Drip system.....that's all I can think of, but I'm probably forgetting one or two things.
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    So which one makes the best coffee?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cohophysh View Post
    So which one makes the best coffee?
    They are very different styles, so that's hard to answer. They are all very good if that's what you are in the mood for.

    Vac pot would be regular coffee, but very good. I find it a bit hard to get it right though.

    Turkish coffee just has a delicious flavor..almost like a dessert. Especially if you stick to tradition and splash a touch of cardamom into the coffee.

    The Vietnamese one is a very good rich cup. I typically do it Vietnamese Iced Coffee style with sweetened condensed milk.
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    Ya, Turkish is good although it has been quite some time since I have had any
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    Ahh yeah I have an Ibrik as well. I love it for sure. Before I had my espresso machine, I was drinking that almost every morning.

    Fun fact: The Turks brought their style of coffee to the Balkans, and I was in Bosnia last year and ordered a Turkish coffee in BCS and the waitress replied very angrily that they only have Bosniak coffee. It was pretty funny because it was the same damn thing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by malpag3 View Post
    Ahh yeah I have an Ibrik as well. I love it for sure. Before I had my espresso machine, I was drinking that almost every morning.

    Fun fact: The Turks brought their style of coffee to the Balkans, and I was in Bosnia last year and ordered a Turkish coffee in BCS and the waitress replied very angrily that they only have Bosniak coffee. It was pretty funny because it was the same damn thing!
    Same thing if you try to order "Turkish coffee" in a Greek restaurant. Be prepared for a tongue lashing.
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    I want one, but it costs a ton of money to get one that can actually make a good shot of espresso. The moka pot and aero press can make something just good enough to go into a mocha, but not a shot of espresso. You need the pressure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
    You'd probably laugh....I have just about every coffee making device EXCEPT espresso maker (not moka pot either).

    I have french press (3 actually), vacuum pot, Ibrik (Turkish), Drip Filter (Vietnamese), Tea/Coffee press Cup, Funnel/Manual Drip system.....that's all I can think of, but I'm probably forgetting one or two things.

    I use the funnel/manual drip at work since they took out the real coffee machines. Its not bad, but wish the drip hole was a little smaller for a slower drip. That would result in a more robust cup of coffee. But its cheaper and better than the cafeteria downstairs so it works for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falkon View Post
    I want one, but it costs a ton of money to get one that can actually make a good shot of espresso. The moka pot and aero press can make something just good enough to go into a mocha, but not a shot of espresso. You need the pressure.
    Hey Falkon....did you ever get that beautiful manual grinder you posted a pic of months ago? I think that was you, wasn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    I use the funnel/manual drip at work since they took out the real coffee machines. Its not bad, but wish the drip hole was a little smaller for a slower drip. That would result in a more robust cup of coffee. But its cheaper and better than the cafeteria downstairs so it works for now.
    You could use a filter (or two) inside the funnel to slow it down.

    I use a metal filter inside the funnel, but you could add a second paper filter below that.
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    I want one, but it costs a ton of money to get one that can actually make a good shot of espresso. The moka pot and aero press can make something just good enough to go into a mocha, but not a shot of espresso. You need the pressure.
    I got mine for about $200 new. You can find Starbucks employees who want to get rid of them because they get them on discount as such. Even a used one is worth it because you can find ALL of the parts online separately.

    IMHO it was totally worth it because going to the barista once a day adds up quickly.

    I use the funnel/manual drip at work since they took out the real coffee machines. Its not bad, but wish the drip hole was a little smaller for a slower drip. That would result in a more robust cup of coffee. But its cheaper and better than the cafeteria downstairs so it works for now.
    I lived in Brazil for a while and this is pretty much how everyone brews it at home. It's pretty delicious. They'd use a very fine grind though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
    Hey Falkon....did you ever get that beautiful manual grinder you posted a pic of months ago? I think that was you, wasn't it?
    I didn't get a Peugeot grinder, but I did end up with a super nice Zassenhaus like this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falkon View Post
    I didn't get a Peugeot grinder, but I did end up with a super nice Zassenhaus like this one.

    Sweet....how's the range of grind sizes?
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    It does everything from a fine espresso to a nice coarse grind for french press. I have it set JUST where I like it for the french press. It takes noticeably longer to grind for a drip cup of coffee.
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    I have a Mr. Coffee that I use to make a hot black liguid using small dark particles from a bag that says Safeway Select Kona Blend on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falkon View Post
    It does everything from a fine espresso to a nice coarse grind for french press. I have it set JUST where I like it for the french press. It takes noticeably longer to grind for a drip cup of coffee.
    Can it go down to Turkish (powder)? I'll bet that would take a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    I have a Mr. Coffee that I use to make a hot black liguid using small dark particles from a bag that says Safeway Select Kona Blend on it.
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    We have a 100 dollar krups, it has been great. Makes a nice cup of coffee and for about 5 years now it has made at least 5 cups every day. It did have a switch go, but 3 dollars later, we were back in business.

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