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Buy a $300 Nespresso or the $80 Aldi version. Perfect coffee every time. Rich crema good selection of flavours etc. Best present I ever got from the wife.


I just picked up one of the U Milk machines for my desk in the office.

 

Really wasn't expecting much but it has really surprised me. Better coffee than 99% of the local cafes. I still love to make a coffee at home with a proper manual machine with hand ground beans.

 

Not to mention how quick it is!

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Buy a $300 Nespresso or the $80 Aldi version. Perfect coffee every time. Rich crema good selection of flavours etc. Best present I ever got from the wife.
Even better, get one of the unpopular colours on sale for about $150. I have to agree the coffee quality to non-faffing about ratio is second to none. Then again, if you like to faff du plessis, go nuts, plumb your set up in, turn your meth lab over to making dripolattes etc.

Everyone needs a hobby.
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meister - friends have an Aldi machines - as far as they go ok coffee but the need to buy capsules and not use my own coffee puts me off. Is there any hack for reusing the capsules and/or using your own coffee or getting a double shot?
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meister - friends have an Aldi machines - as far as they go ok coffee but the need to buy capsules and not use my own coffee puts me off. Is there any hack for reusing the capsules and/or using your own coffee or getting a double shot?

 

Yes - to all your questions.

 

http://www.instructables.com/id/Reuse-your-nespresso-capsules-simple-and-easy-and-/

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Pinky

Congrats on your apartment purchase. Hope the two of youse are happy. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Thanks nabil - I've always been a sucker for a hack.
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Does anyone here have an Otto / The Little Guy? I'm interested in picking one up...

 

I have an Atomic, effectively the model the Otto was based on. The Otto has a SS body vs alloy on the Atomic.

The extraction is slower and at less pressure than an espresso machine but still produces good results, although a bit temperamental if there are changes in temperature humidity grind etc.

It doesn't take up any bench space and is portable...to an extent. It definitely looks good when it is out on the bench though! 

Sad to say that the Atomic doesn't get much use since i purchased a lever espresso machine.

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jay - did i ever tell you my story about giving away my Atomic years ago .........
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I visited Rene of Deer Style yesterday so that I could use one of his suit stands/mannequins to take some photos of my new Inglese shirts. I also used a couple of new ties from Henry Carter that I received earlier in the week. 

Shirts from Inglese via Deer Style, suits from Deer Style in Brisbane, and ties from Henry Carter:

AppleMark





AppleMark






[Note: I paid full price (well, after any applicable discounts on offer at the time, such as an SF discount code) for all products from Henry Carter and Deer Style.] 

Nice photos JM. Beautiful ties and Shirts and suits by the way.
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Thanks all for the coffee info so far . Faffing about excused - after all I do have a vacuum glass tower thingo. Ms. wants a HARIO type drip thing. I pretty much only use my little italian man Bialleti ? Stovetop these days.

Buy a $300 Nespresso or the $80 Aldi version. Perfect coffee every time. Rich crema good selection of flavours etc. Best present I ever got from the wife.

I'm afraid you have a very different definition of perfect than me.
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jay - did i ever tell you my story about giving away my Atomic years ago .........

Moral of the story..Don't do it?

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jay - did i ever tell you my story about giving away my Atomic years ago .........

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Moral of the story..Don't do it?
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I would love a tux (black, peak lapels w/ a Marcella shirt w/ turndown collar). Don't have enough occasions to wear one though frown.gif
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post #51480 of 54607
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meister - friends have an Aldi machines - as far as they go ok coffee but the need to buy capsules and not use my own coffee puts me off. Is there any hack for reusing the capsules and/or using your own coffee or getting a double shot?

I have one of these for nearly 2 years now. Not great, but good enough, and super quick for morning rush.

 

There is a youtube video on how to reuse the capsules with your own coffee.  Basically you just remove the covering plastic from the plastic container, remove the used coffee, scoop your own in, then cover the whole thing with gladwrap, and bob's your uncle. I am not sure about how safe gladwrap is with pressurised boiling water.  I would think that using aluminum foils would be much better alternative.  Give it a go.

 

BTW: if wastage bugs you, as it does to me, with the used capsules, I just cut open the tops and scoop out the coffee. The coffee is then used as garden fertiliser, and the empty capsules are sent to the recycle bin.

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