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post #121 of 228
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Originally Posted by Biscione View Post
I own a Rocket Giotto. It is one of the main fetish objects in my extremely minimal appartment.

I thrive on fetishism, commodity or otherwise.
post #122 of 228
I think I'm getting a Nespresso this week, the Latissima. It might be like the non-iron shirt of espresso, but I had one at the store/cafe on Madison the other day and it was pretty good, and incredibly convenient.
post #123 of 228
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I thrive on fetishism, commodity or otherwise.

Hear hear.

After growing up with so much (beautiful) clutter I love living in a very pure, sparse place, where the few objects that require necessary exposure are as much chosen for their looks as they are for their performance.

I can't conceive of owning many of the coffee machines that have been posted in this thread. I'd always turn to a high-quality Italian brand, of which Rocket is a good example.
post #124 of 228
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Originally Posted by RJmanbearpig View Post
My Gaggia Classic is on the fritzl.

Are there other Gaggia Classic owners here? I'm finding that the only preground coffee I can buy is Illy as everything else isn't ground fine enough. When I buy beans, even grinding them to Turkish coffee fineness isn't enough -- I end up having to regrind and tamp really hard in order for the espresso to brew adequately. Anyone else finding this to be the case?
post #125 of 228
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Originally Posted by chorse123 View Post
I think I'm getting a Nespresso this week, the Latissima. It might be like the non-iron shirt of espresso, but I had one at the store/cafe on Madison the other day and it was pretty good, and incredibly convenient.

I have no interest in getting one of these things, but I agree; the product they serve at the shop on Madison is very good. Look into the small cup coffees they serve there as well - those were really good.
post #126 of 228
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Originally Posted by RJman View Post
Are there other Gaggia Classic owners here? I'm finding that the only preground coffee I can buy is Illy as everything else isn't ground fine enough. When I buy beans, even grinding them to Turkish coffee fineness isn't enough -- I end up having to regrind and tamp really hard in order for the espresso to brew adequately. Anyone else finding this to be the case?

Are you sure it's the grind and not your machine's pump?
post #127 of 228
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Originally Posted by JohnGalt View Post
Are you sure it's the grind and not your machine's pump?

I think it's always been this way. Are you saying the pump is too strong?
post #128 of 228
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Originally Posted by chorse123 View Post
I think I'm getting a Nespresso this week, the Latissima. It might be like the non-iron shirt of espresso, but I had one at the store/cafe on Madison the other day and it was pretty good, and incredibly convenient.

I've used Nespresso for at least 12 or 13 years now and I chuckle (internally) when I visit friends with more "prestigious" equipment, who grind their own coffee and serve me a result that is significantly inferior to the N espresso.

IMO, there's nothing wrong with the Nespresso equipment or system itself either - great, durable machines, great quality beans. If that makes you feel better, Corton, a 2 Michelin star restaurant, serves only Nespresso at the end of meals.

This is not the equivalent of the non-iron shirt at all. It's a perfect example of OTT snubbism that's disconnected from the reality of the product's quality.
post #129 of 228
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I've used Nespresso for at least 12 or 13 years now and I chuckle (internally) when I visit friends with more "prestigious" equipment, who grind their own coffee and serve me a result that is significantly inferior to the N espresso.

IMO, there's nothing wrong with the Nespresso equipment or system itself either - great, durable machines, great quality beans. If that makes you feel better, Corton, a 2 Michelin star restaurant, serves only Nespresso at the end of meals.

This is not the equivalent of the non-iron shirt at all. It's a perfect example of OTT snubbism that's disconnected from the reality of the product's quality.

I second that, I also have been using a Nespresso machine for a while, Its fast, easy, and makes consistently good coffee.
post #130 of 228
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
I've used Nespresso for at least 12 or 13 years now and I chuckle (internally) when I visit friends with more "prestigious" equipment, who grind their own coffee and serve me a result that is significantly inferior to the N espresso.

IMO, there's nothing wrong with the Nespresso equipment or system itself either - great, durable machines, great quality beans. If that makes you feel better, Corton, a 2 Michelin star restaurant, serves only Nespresso at the end of meals.

This is not the equivalent of the non-iron shirt at all. It's a perfect example of OTT snubbism that's disconnected from the reality of the product's quality.

Don't ever tell my wife this. She already hates the loud, messy, splashy Gaggia as it is.

So you're saying prestigious coffee equipment is the espresso equivalent of a bespoke Charvet shirt?
post #131 of 228
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Don't ever tell my wife this. She already hates the loud, messy, splashy Gaggia as it is.

So you're saying prestigious coffee equipment is the espresso equivalent of a bespoke Charvet shirt?

Maybe a Borrelli MTM shirt?
post #132 of 228
my machine can accomodate both fresh beans and the ESE pods. The pods are so much easier to deal with, are much more consistent, and don't cause the same mess that I inevitably create with the grinder and tamper.
post #133 of 228
for you Nesspresso guys & gals: how does it compare to the illy system (francis!francis!, I think). Our machine's steamer has crapped out & seems to be headed downhill....
post #134 of 228
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Originally Posted by romafan View Post
for you Nesspresso guys & gals: how does it compare to the illy system (francis!francis!, I think). Our machine's steamer has crapped out & seems to be headed downhill....

There are more flavors for the Nespresso system and I think the machines are better. Also, Nespresso has great customer service.
post #135 of 228
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There are more flavors for the Nespresso system and I think the machines are better. Also, Nespresso has great customer service.

thnx - by 'flavors', do you mean different types/roasts of coffee, or vanilla hazlenit creme & such?

what is the model to choose?
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