No clothing purchases: MAY edition

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  1. lost in va

    lost in va Senior member

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    DB party is this month.

    I'm out.
     
  2. selbsttatig

    selbsttatig Senior member

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    I've got a trench that should be arriving right about the middle of May.

    I'm planning on buying some various little things this month though. I'm also thinking about buying a nice coffee grinder and possibly some more tea so hopefully I'll be alright.
     
  3. Epaulet

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    I've got a trench that should be arriving right about the middle of May.

    I'm planning on buying some various little things this month though. I'm also thinking about buying a nice coffee grinder and possibly some more tea so hopefully I'll be alright.


    GET THE GRINDER. That, my friend, is money well spent. I'm obsessed with them.
     
  4. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    What a burr grinder? Which ones you guys looking at?
     
  5. selbsttatig

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    I was looking at a Rancilio Rocky but after reading a whole lot of reviews on CoffeeGeek I've decided to go with a Baratza Virtuoso. I'm only going to be using it for French press and the Rocky seems kind of like overkill.
     
  6. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    Aren't rancilios like the selvedge denim of burr grinders? I know breville is like seven but I'd like to keep it under 100 just for a french press ya know?
     
  7. selbsttatig

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    Yeah, sort of. Rancilio could be equated to selvedge denim and then something like Mazzer would be like really high-end Japanese selvedge (Mazzer has a grinder that goes for $1700).

    The Virtuoso I'm planning on getting is $165 shipped refurbished be Baratza. For under or right at $100 there's the Capresso Infinity or the Baratza Maestro. I'm pretty sure both are regarded as pretty good for French press, neither will do espresso though.





    Now that I'm thinking about it, after I buy that grinder it's no purchases period for the rest of May club for me. [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, sort of. Rancilio could be equated to selvedge denim and then something like Mazzer would be like really high-end Japanese selvedge (Mazzer has a grinder that goes for $1700).

    The Virtuoso I'm planning on getting is $165 shipped refurbished be Baratza. For under or right at $100 there's the Capresso Infinity or the Baratza Maestro. I'm pretty sure both are regarded as pretty good for French press, neither will do espresso though.

    Now that I'm thinking about it, after I buy that grinder it's no purchases period for the rest of May club for me. [​IMG]


    I've got a Solis Maestro. I was also going crazy with Coffee Geek and Whole Latte Love reviews. I've had it for about 2 years, and it's worked flawlessly. I totally recommend it:

    [​IMG]

    http://coffeegeek.com/proreviews/detailed/solismaestro

    Also, if you want to save money, it's good to check on Ebay for these items. There's often refurbs for a huge discount off retail, as some of the larger distributors keep accounts there. I bought my Espresso machine that way, and it's still going strong after 2 years as well.
     
  9. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    So for 30 more I should get that over the breville?
     
  10. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Big Winner

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    Anyone have experience with Simplex copper kettles? I am thinking about it.
     
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    well i don't know anything about kettles, but i want to commit to this no new purchases in may thing. no clothes and for sure no denim!
     
  12. selbsttatig

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    So for 30 more I should get that over the breville?
    I'd say so. Though is you don't have a problem buying it refurbished Baratza sells the Maestro for $75.
     
  13. constant struggle

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    oh too bad none of you will be able to enjoy the upcoming steven alan sample sale: from 5/15 - 5/18
     
  14. akaidiot

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    oh too bad none of you will be able to enjoy the upcoming steven alan sample sale: from 5/15 - 5/18

    Or Rag & Bone on the 14th..... that's going to be a good week.
     
  15. constant struggle

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    by the time i get there anyway everything is going to be sold out...
    bah, can't make it till saturday mornin
     

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