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Nespresso Club

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by johnapril, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    double poast
     
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    Where do you live again?

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    The yield of a coffee tree is pretty small, the best beans are produced only in certain kinds of terrain and weather along with specific farming needs, and you will still need to mill the beans after you harvest the cherries, so growing your own is pretty damned hard. As an experiment, Thom from Sweet Maria's did this a while ago and documented it all. I think his tree yielded enough to make 1 cup of coffee after a year, and it apparently tasted terrible.

    http://www.sweetmarias.com/growingcoffee/Growing_Coffee_at_Home.html

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    1st wave: Folgers, and other supermarket coffee, etc. Coffee as a caffeine-delivery vehicle.
    2nd wave: Starbucks & Peets. Coffee is a thing in and of itself.
    3rd wave: depends on who you ask, but it's basically an awareness of the entire process of growing a tree all the way to your cup.
     
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    Third wave is viewing coffee as an artisanal foodstuff like wine rather than strictly a commodity.
     
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    Christ I've come to hate the word "artisanal".

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    This would be house made, right?
     
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    The term cupping is bad enough when it isn't referring to my balls being gently held, but come on!
     
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    That is the weirdest fucking feeling
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You know from experience?
     
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    I wouldn't have mentioned it if I didn't
     
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    I've had this done. My old acupuncturist used to do it to me. She was amazing.
     
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    I am afraid of acupuncture because I have to undergo many MRI's.
     
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    Are you afraid that he/she forgets a needle, or shoves it too deep under your skin without you noticing such that when you enter the MRI, it gets pulled out and you're left with a fleshwound? Then again, copper isn't magnetic so that shouldn't be a problem.

    BTW, has anyone seen the topic lately? :p
     
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    That doesn't look enjoyable to me at all, but I'll take Matt's word for it.
     
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    its not bad, had it done to me
     
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    My grandfather used to get that done. Or at least talk about it. It was call something like "Bankess" in the old country.
     
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    Some observations over a while that I have noticed that don't really get discussed - People comment on how great the consistency is with Nespresso. While it is pretty consistent it isn't perfect. I notice that some pods end up being bent when I take them out of the sleeve and at times I notice that the foil top isn't pressurized anymore. Basically, the seal is broken. It is a very subtle thing and I am sure a lot of people don't notice it, but in odd chance you get one like this it will most likely not produce as much crema and flavor.

    Also, the chamber seems to get backed up quite often leading to not enough water getting through. Now, I run water through the chamber after every shot to clear it, but sometimes I guess this isn't enough. In the morning when I get into work the first thing I do is run water through it and I get a slightly coffee tinted water with some grinds. Sometimes I have to run it several times to actually see clear water and the proper amount as well. I mean maybe it is a descaling issue, maybe a pump mechanism, maybe something else, but it definitely can be an issue.
     

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