[Homeroast] Hello - Getting going again
jamiedolan at gmail.com
Sun Dec 19 19:57:05 CST 2010
I had a busy year and was off the list for a few months. I have a
cheap Artie espresso machine I got about 4 years ago. It has a
pressurized portafilter, which made it hard to work with and tended to
clog up. About 2 and a half year ago, I got a Mazzer Mini E Model B,
but still suffered with the cheap espresso machine. Since I was at
SCAA in 08, I've been dreaming of getting a Dalla mini. I never
gathered up the money $$$ for it though.
I finally decided to go ahead and get a new machine, even if it was
quite my dream machine. I'm going to give the machine to my fieance
as a Christmas gift (great way to justify spending the money). I know
she will be thrilled to have a machine that actually works to make her
morning cappuccino. The old machine kept getting clogged up in the
portaflter and we more or less gave up on it a long time ago, only
occasionally using it.
After very extensive debate, I decided that I wanted something more
advanced than the Silvia, and as much as I would have likely to get
the Andreja, I decided to get the Bezzera BZ02SDE so I'd have some
money left to get coffee and a new roaster. I really hope I don't
regret now spending the extra money and getting a higher end machine.
I've had a Iroast for a few years, it's been damaged, and due to the
lack of parts, I've pretty much given up on it. I have a RK drum,
which I've used a fair amount, but due to a new grill that it doesn't
work well on, I decided to get something more convenient. I kept the
old grill and will eventually get it setup again.
So this afternoon, I went to the SM site and piled up over $600 worth
of stuff including a new Behmor roaster.
I also got a a 10 pound bag each of:
Moka Kadir Blend
El Santo and Johnny
New Classic Espresso
Along with a few other smaller bags of coffee and other accessories.
I decided to focus on the blends since I know we will be making a lot
of espresso for a while.
I'm hoping that the behmor will roast dark enough for espresso. From
everything I read, I think it will be fine, I never take even my
darker espresso roasts very far into second, going to somewhere around
city+ on most.
I'm looking forward to using the new Behmor with with the new coffees
and hope I won't be disappointed with my choice in new espresso
I'm in a 4 day shipping zone from SM via UPS, so I'm hopping they will
be able to get my order out tomorrow, so it will be here for
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