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post #61 of 228
freshcutgrass,

Thank you, that is what I wanted to know.
post #62 of 228
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That's OK, I have a Treviso friend who assures me that everything south of Rome is African ...

ooooooooo, not true.
post #63 of 228
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I skip the maker altogether


Instant. I endured this for the past two weeks while away from home and it was tough. Also, Medaglia Doro is not what it used to be.
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Grazie mille!!! You have completely made my day!!!!

Prego!
post #65 of 228
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That thing is cool.

I was so happy to see this post!

I have my Sicilian grandparents stovetop espresso maker and it only has 2 chambers, not like the 3-chambered pots I keep finding on the internet. I would love to make myself a shot of espresso in the mornings but I have no clue to how to use it. The spout is on the bottom chamber and the second chamber is a flat bottomed filter (not funnel shaped like the moka). Can you tell me how to use it and how much coffee per amount water to use? Thanks!!
post #66 of 228
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That's OK, I have a Treviso friend who assures me that everything south of Rome is African ...
In that case, everything north of Rome is Swiss.
post #67 of 228
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Originally Posted by Angela View Post
I was so happy to see this post!

I have my Sicilian grandparents stovetop espresso maker and it only has 2 chambers, not like the 3-chambered pots I keep finding on the internet. I would love to make myself a shot of espresso in the mornings but I have no clue to how to use it. The spout is on the bottom chamber and the second chamber is a flat bottomed filter (not funnel shaped like the moka). Can you tell me how to use it and how much coffee per amount water to use? Thanks!!

Angela, can you post some pictures of it?

Thanks.

Freshcutgrass makes a great point. Coffee starts to age as soon as it's roasted, and goodness knows how old those beans were when they were ground and put in the pods.
post #68 of 228
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Nice setup! I've always wanted a Mazzer. The saying goes something like 'You can make great coffee with a cheap machine and a good grinder, but you can't make good coffee with a good machine and a cheap grinder'. My next upgrade is the grinder! You could always roast your beans in a popcorn maker if you can't wait for the element...
Thanks. A decent burr grinder is a necessity if one hopes to make a good (or even passable) shot of espresso. People looking to buy an espresso machine need to budget for a grinder, unless they are looking at Nespresso pod-only machine or a superautomatic with a built-in grinder.
post #69 of 228
Other method of cheap home roasting is a breadmaker and a heat gun (like a paint stripper)... But its a bit more involved than the popcorn maker. lol


Other machine I'd add to this thread is a La Pavoni Europiccola (or other lever La Pavoni??)

They would be the vintage Aston Martins of the coffee world. Because one was used by James Bond in one of the early movies at his apartment. He made a cappucino for M. She just said "Is that all it does?" lol
post #70 of 228
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Angela, can you post some pictures of it? Thanks. Freshcutgrass makes a great point. Coffee starts to age as soon as it's roasted, and goodness knows how old those beans were when they were ground and put in the pods.
Go to Williams-Sonoma and ask for a cup of nespresso from the black pods. The stuff is really good. You will be surprised, I think.
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Go to Williams-Sonoma and ask for a cup of nespresso from the black pods. The stuff is really good. You will be surprised, I think.

I will try.
post #72 of 228
there are pretty good saecos with built-in grinders (no pods) for @ $250-300 on amazon. we have one in the $5-600 range in the office and it makes great coffee.
post #73 of 228
Bentley for home use. La Marzocco GS/3 http://www.lamarzocco.it/prodotti.html
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quanta costa?
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quanta costa?

Around $7500. Holy grail machine.
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