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post #18136 of 58026
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

Except the watch won't kill you if it decides to malfunction.
I have read up on these tourbillons and they are quite capable. Obviously no where near in the same league as JLC master tourbillon and the likes, lacking in the precision and the finish of the pieces but they are certainly reliable enough. Plus, prices for Swiss watches are inflated on reputation alone. We all know, for example, Japanese movements aren't in anyway inferior to Swiss, Swiss is just more marketable.

In certain circles, it will kill you, socially.

Also, if reliability is all your number one priority when looking for a watch, then why would you buy a Chinese tourbillon? The idea of a tourbillon (or any mechanical watch) in this day and age is to show off the "precision and the finish of the pieces". If you don't have that, you have a gaudy wrist weight.

Get a $10 quartz, it will be more reliable and accurate. And it won't be trying to be something it is not.

And forget the Chery, buy one of these:

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post #18137 of 58026
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More of the same again today. I surprise myself how cbd I usually am.

Now you really don't strike me as the kind of guy who will waste his money on a cheap watch. Save up for something decent son.
post #18138 of 58026
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Originally Posted by rhubarb jam View Post

Coffee snobs, just last weekend I experimented with roasting my own beans.
The machinery used? A $28 Breville Popcorn maker with slight modifications. I'm not sure if it relates to the fact I roasted them myself, or whether they are indeed well roasted, but I can't get enough! Definitely worth a try, the worst that can happen is that you're left with a popcorn maker and some burnt beans!

The quality may or may not be there, but there is definitely psychology aspect to it as people regard their own creations higher than they objectively should - that's one reason why Ikea is so successful.
post #18139 of 58026
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

The quality may or may not be there, but there is definitely psychology aspect to it as people regard their own creations higher than they objectively should - that's one reason why Ikea is so successful.

My homebrew is the best beer on earth.
post #18140 of 58026
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

The quality may or may not be there, but there is definitely psychology aspect to it as people regard their own creations higher than they objectively should - that's one reason why Ikea is so successful.

You certainly can't get the same quality that a good commercial roaster can, but you'll likely surpass a lot of cheap commercial beans, certainly in freshness if nothing else. And freshness is the biggest quality variable.
The actual beans can tend to be rather over-emphasised in the process too. Variations in the brewing process in many cases completely swamp bean subtleties.

(Enough coffee gasbagging from me. Oh and Geoffrey I hope you realised my original comment was tongue in cheek and not intended to be disparaging).
post #18141 of 58026

Has anyone tried the salt in coffee thing?

post #18142 of 58026
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Originally Posted by jmills View Post

Has anyone tried the salt in coffee thing?

Improves bad coffee immensely...

post #18143 of 58026
I bought one of those Aldi pod machines while back. Works a treat on the rare occasion that I make coffee at home (mostly when someone comes for a visit on a rainy weekend and we can't be bothered walking 50m to all the cafes). I am no coffee aficionado, but it tastes pretty good to me.
post #18144 of 58026
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

Improves bad coffee immensely...

what does it do, exactly? enhances the flavour? removes the bitterness?

post #18145 of 58026

I have the nespresso and i like it. I must admit im saving my pennies for a proper machine. Although my pennies keep getting spent on shoes. 

post #18146 of 58026
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Originally Posted by wishiwasricher View Post

I have the nespresso and i like it. I must admit im saving my pennies for a proper machine. Although my pennies keep getting spent on shoes. 

See, I don't understand this philosophy... how much was your Nespresso? $200? For that price you can get a basic Sunbeam espresso machine with steam head, which will make extremely good coffee, if you have a quality grinder, good beans and don't use $2 Coles milk loaded with permeate.

post #18147 of 58026
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

Improves bad coffee immensely...

Life is too short to drink bad coffee, and for that matter cheap Pinot Noir.

When I was child one of my mates dad brewed his own alcoholic ginger beer that was untill a batch expolded and destroyed the hall cupboard door.
post #18148 of 58026
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Originally Posted by rhubarb jam View Post

See, I don't understand this philosophy... how much was your Nespresso? $200? For that price you can get a basic Sunbeam espresso machine with steam head, which will make extremely good coffee, if you have a quality grinder, good beans and don't use $2 Coles milk loaded with permeate.

I've had a proper machine in the past and, to my (admittedly unrefined) taste-buds, the gap in quality of coffee between that and what the Aldi pod machine serves up is small. The mess, time, cleanup and ease of use gap is much larger.

I guess I am quite lucky though in the sense that I basically use it as my instant coffee - if I want a nice one I only have to walk 50m down the road and there are ~15 highly rated cafes within a stones throw of each other. If good coffee is harder to come by in your neighbourhood, then I can definitely see the advantage of having a proper roasting set up.
post #18149 of 58026
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Originally Posted by sliq View Post

what does it do, exactly? enhances the flavour? removes the bitterness?

My experience is limited to bad coffee only.  With good coffee, I do not add anything.  The saltiness smooths out the roughness of bad coffee, making it drinkable instead of feeling like you are swallowing chunks of steel.  IMO it will probably not do anything to enhance coffee flavours, as the beauty of good coffee lies in the aroma (smell) rather than taste.

post #18150 of 58026
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

I've had a proper machine in the past and, to my (admittedly unrefined) taste-buds, the gap in quality of coffee between that and what the Aldi pod machine serves up is small. The mess, time, cleanup and ease of use gap is much larger.
I guess I am quite lucky though in the sense that I basically use it as my instant coffee - if I want a nice one I only have to walk 50m down the road and there are ~15 highly rated cafes within a stones throw of each other. If good coffee is harder to come by in your neighbourhood, then I can definitely see the advantage of having a proper roasting set up.

So basically if you live in The Hills, then you should probably get a coffee roaster. Or move out of The Hills.
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