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Old 01-26-16, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by rapwithtom View Post
Incorrect.

We're loving ours. 5 minute warm-up time. Great foam.
I did qualify my statement, the BDB is a nice machine, especially if you want to just walk up and pull a shot. But my inner coffee geek wouldn't let me buy one. I don't even think my Gaggia Classic could warm up in 5 minutes and it has a tiny 3.5 ounce boiler.
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Old 01-26-16, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Dunbar View Post
I did qualify my statement, the BDB is a nice machine, especially if you want to just walk up and pull a shot. But my inner coffee geek wouldn't let me buy one. I don't even think my Gaggia Classic could warm up in 5 minutes and it has a tiny 3.5 ounce boiler.
Funny. We had a Gaggia Classic for many years, it finally broke. We replaced it with a BDB. We find it has great ergonomics, is faster to warm up, pulls better shots, foams better, turns on automatically at 6am, etc. It's only a year old but it feels solid. It's been a great purchase.

It is true that I no longer ride a steel frame. "Plastics, young man, plastics!"
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Old 02-16-16, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by RoboIsGod View Post
Yeah so I feel I must share that I F'N QUIT! Yes that's right, I quit drinking coffee completely. This is mostly a big deal because of the strong habit I had (4-8 cups a day) but also because of how ubiquitous coffee/caffeine is in the cycling world.

I honestly didn't realize how good of an idea it was until my first day 'clean'. I seriously felt like CRAP. Headache off and on all day and feeling like I was only half awake. It took about 2-3 days for my body to feel normal, and now I'm feeling great. In retrospect, coffee made me feel really 'up and down', whereas now I feel like my energy is at constant level. Also, coffee was really messing with my gut (which originally was why I wanted to quit). Similarly with my energy, I feel like my gut is relaxed and can do what it needs to do, naturally. Coffee definitely kept me regular, but I've gotten used to going when my body needs to go.

Anyway, I hope this can help anyone else who wants to quit or cut back. Quitting was one of the best life decisions I've ever made, so I definitely recommend it. After a month or so I'll probably have a coffee every once in a blue moon, but in no way do I want to go back to having such a habit.
*makes a french press for trainer time*

Huh. I may actually have a problem.
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Old 02-16-16, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by fordfasterr View Post
6 cups of mountain dew today... no coffee....
You a programmer ?
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Old 02-16-16, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin View Post
*makes a french press for trainer time*

Huh. I may actually have a problem.
Dude I was the same way! I would often have a whole 32oz french press with breakfast.

I'm excited to see how effective caffeine gels will be in races now...
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Old 02-16-16, 07:13 PM
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always a coffee before my morning ez spin

been opting for the kalita wave lately. takes a little longer and more effort than my usual aeropress but i like it
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Old 04-26-16, 12:27 PM
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Old 04-26-16, 01:22 PM
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This is brilliant.
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Old 05-30-16, 11:43 AM
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My Cuisinart grind and brew bit the dust. Suggestions for a good (great) drip coffee maker, with grinder or without doesn't matter? Trying to talk to the wife into an espresso machine too but baby steps..
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Old 05-31-16, 12:17 PM
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My Cuisinart grind and brew bit the dust. Suggestions for a good (great) drip coffee maker, with grinder or without doesn't matter? Trying to talk to the wife into an espresso machine too but baby steps..
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Old 06-02-16, 04:21 PM
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Probably too much info but Caffeine status = Decaffeinated

Off the stuff except for an occasional half cup in the morning.

No more Mexican Cokes. Sigh.

I was having occasional afib a while back. That can happen to folks that do endurance training, so pay attention everyone. Cutting out caffeine helped a lot. Beta blockers also help, but suck when trying to do any intensity.

But at 62 my racing days are over. Just riding for fun now.
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Old 06-05-16, 03:42 PM
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I'm thinking of dusting off my hottop roaster. What greens are people digging right now?
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Old 12-03-16, 01:18 AM
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This pre-roasted stuff is decent and convenient, but omg. I finally roasted green beans stovetop, and fresh coffee really is a lot better. Worth the effort? Too soon to make a call. But it is pretty damn good.
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Old 12-14-16, 07:07 PM
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My old Saeco Vspresso died after almost 18,000 shots.

Now have a DeLonghi MagnificaXS. It makes a great espresso, but I can no longer enjoy them like I used to do.
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Old 12-24-16, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Dunbar View Post
My new Expobar Office Lever. It's a giant boat anchor but it's it makes much nicer espresso than the Gaggia it replaces.

I think 2017 has a new machine in it. My wife loves the Americanos from a local French restaurant and my La Pavoni does not have the hot water froth spout.

I like this video. Any other machines that should be considered? As I tend to think this is a 10 year machine the price is a secondary issue. I would like it to be portable / rugged enough to throw in the car for hotel use.


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Old 12-24-16, 03:05 PM
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I married a Brithole, so ...



One heaping table spoon of this, cooked over an open flame and main-lined.
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Old 12-26-16, 02:44 PM
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I got all excited about an ECM machine I found on Amazon for $450. It looked too good to be true. It was. Scam to pay with Amazon gift cards. I reported them. I did buy a Rok hand grinder.
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Old 01-02-17, 08:11 PM
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As far as heat exchanger E61 machines the Profitec Pro 500 is nice. If you want something a bit narrower (albeit not much) check out the Vibiemme Domobar Junior. I might get one of those of I was buying today. There's also the Breville Dual Boiler if you don't mind the plastic body and slightly weaker steaming power. Dual boiler machines are less fussy than heat exchangers.
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1 cup before I ride to work, usually a second/3rd once I get there depending on how tired I am. Co-worker brought in a working coffee maker (something which mysteriously plagued us with its absence the better part of a year) so that's something to look forward to. And on the ride home I stop at Starbucks for visiting and people watching. So...2.5 cups? Starbucks doesn't really count as I really want the milk and sugar not caffeine at that point.
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Old 01-20-17, 12:26 PM
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I usually start every morning with this, or this plus 6 oz of frothed whole milk. I hand grind some locally roasted stuff.
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Old 10-30-21, 10:19 PM
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Bringing my refurbished La Pavoni home
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