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  Reply # 451774 25-Mar-2011 13:26 Send private message

nate: Just remembered a unique order today - guy came in for a flat white with six (yes, six) sugars.

We also go through a ridiculous amount of soy milk, mainly ordered by guys. Go figure.


Speaking of coffee orders, what's the max number of words you've heard in a coffee order? A team mate at work orders "Takeaway trim flat white" - that's more words than others in the team, even though it's not too bad I guess... 




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  Reply # 451799 25-Mar-2011 14:41 Send private message

dpw: Speaking of coffee orders, what's the max number of words you've heard in a coffee order? A team mate at work orders "Takeaway trim flat white" - that's more words than others in the team, even though it's not too bad I guess... 


That sounds about right.  I try to get my girls to engage the customers, ask how their day is etc.  Be friendly but not too in your face.

Some people it's like pulling teeth - others, we need a pitchfork or other sharp object to pry them away from the counter




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  Reply # 451805 25-Mar-2011 15:03 Send private message

nate:

others, we need a pitchfork or other sharp object to pry them away from the counter


Maybe you should employ ugly girls?

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  Reply # 451806 25-Mar-2011 15:11 Send private message

dpw:
nate: Just remembered a unique order today - guy came in for a flat white with six (yes, six) sugars.

We also go through a ridiculous amount of soy milk, mainly ordered by guys. Go figure.


Speaking of coffee orders, what's the max number of words you've heard in a coffee order? A team mate at work orders "Takeaway trim flat white" - that's more words than others in the team, even though it's not too bad I guess... 


Venti, Breve, 140 degrees, white mocha, whipped cream with a double shot of hazelnut. Thats the longest I've heard :-)



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  Reply # 451817 25-Mar-2011 15:36 Send private message

Note sure if that should count, since it isn't even really a coffee any more...




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  Reply # 451822 25-Mar-2011 15:54 Send private message

How many people have the stove top devices.
I have two different stove top percolator, one where the hot water gets pushed up the pipe and over the coffee sitting in a filtering tray at the top and the type that push's the water through the coffee.

Both good for coffee on the run, I have never been able to find out what the best type of grind for these devices are.

Any idea's?

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  Reply # 451828 25-Mar-2011 16:28 Send private message

At Home
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Grinder: Rancillio Rocky
Machine: E61 Rocket (my third love behind my wife and child)
Beans: lazy days - Cafe Laffare City Blend, prefer - Havana 5 Star
Cups: Brown Cafe Laffare latte and flat white sized cups
Tamp: Bog standard no frills tamp from you guessed it - Laffare!


At work 
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Name of my company: Crema Capital (we are investment managers can you believe)  
Grinder: Cafe Laffare Mini Macho (cheap but very good!)
Plunger: Bodum 3 cup
Beans: As for home
Cups: Crappy cheap white mugs
Goal: Make more profit to justify buying an E61 Rocket for work
  
Number of cups per day: 1-2 max


My name is Martin, and I am a coffee geek.   



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  Reply # 451836 25-Mar-2011 17:07 Send private message

Welcome Martin, your introduction struck a rather 'first meeting at the AA' tone :)

Perhaps we need a coffee geeks anonymous club...

@Dion: not sure, because I've never used one, will dig around on the topic...




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  Reply # 451843 25-Mar-2011 17:33 Send private message

Started off with a Neopalitania ( with biult in grnder ) but after a few years just lost the pressure, then got a sunbeam ( now dont laugh it really is quite good ) seperate adjustable grinder, Has sperate pumps and heat so you can express and steam milk same time. Use Havoc beans ( river rush ) as they are local and roast couple times week. Found Ebony Manhatten a smooth blend but the roster stopped shipping.

Ideal manchine : ROCKET

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  Reply # 451865 25-Mar-2011 19:49 Send private message

n00dy: Started off with a Neopalitania ( with biult in grnder ) but after a few years just lost the pressure, then got a sunbeam ( now dont laugh it really is quite good ) seperate adjustable grinder, Has sperate pumps and heat so you can express and steam milk same time. Use Havoc beans ( river rush ) as they are local and roast couple times week. Found Ebony Manhatten a smooth blend but the roster stopped shipping.

Ideal manchine : ROCKET


Intesting I still have the Napoletana II - steam pressure has dropped a bit after it's last service - so was looking at the sunbean cafe series (around the $800) mark - since I doubt the wife would swing for a Vibiemme Super Domobar.  Or a Rancilo Silva

Tend to use Havana X beans as found they work the best - Mojo I prefer to buy at the shop but found the coffee really weak in the napoletana.

I also have a cheap crappy, breville $40 trademe special for at work since I don't do instant - which is all that's available there (apart form the Mojo in the ground floor).





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  Reply # 451970 26-Mar-2011 10:16 Send private message

There's a new Nespresso compact machine, launched in the US first - here is a Nespresso Pixie review.






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  Reply # 451974 26-Mar-2011 10:24 Send private message

Interesting review. The blonding in their example shot looks awful though!




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  Reply # 452020 26-Mar-2011 12:22 Send private message

Breville BarVista (Best $110 I ever spent) and a Sunbeam cafe series grinder, most importantly a 500mL cup, so I can have serious coffees with 4 shots....mmmmmm 4 shots....

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  Reply # 452110 26-Mar-2011 16:27 Send private message

Current kit:

Rancilio Silvia V3, PID'd it myself using a kit from the US
Rancilio Rocky grinder (really want to upgrade it)
Behmor 1600 roaster which produces superb roasts as far as home roaster go

The kit does pretty well aside from the grinder annoying me. The machine is not quite beefy enough to do perfect milk but good enough for now. The PID made all the difference in the world to shot quality.

What I strive for? Coffee of the quality you can get at The Memphis Belle in Wellington. Have never had better.

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  Reply # 452222 26-Mar-2011 22:26 Send private message

i drink ice tea baby

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