[Homeroast] New Summer Toys

Edward Bourgeois edbourgeois at gmail.com
Wed Jun 1 20:03:04 CDT 2011


We just had a batch of tornados in the area tonight. One hit about
7miles away. Another nailed Springfield Ma. 15miles away.

On Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 3:05 PM, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
<sweetmarias at sweetmarias.com> wrote:
> Nice  - it has great character! Now hopefully it doesn't attract tornados...
>
> Tom
>
>> When a Gaggia Factory came up for sale on CoffeeGeek, I jumped at the
>> chance, so now I'm the proud owner of both a La Peppina open kettle spring
>> lever and a Gaggia Factory (basically a La Pavoni Pro with a tin-man hat)
>> manual lever with a closed boiler and steam wand.  The Factory is going to
>> be more challenging as I have a PID on the La Peppina making it very
>> temperature stable, but it should be a fun process to learn temperature
>> management and pressure profiling by feel.  I was also lucky enough to
>> find
>> a new-in-box Hario Slim hand grinder at a thrift store and am using that
>> at
>> work for grinding for pour-over.  Here's some pictures:
>>
>> La Peppina and Gaggia Factory on a sideboard I found at a thrift store
>> that
>> I'll be refinishing (thinking of staining the wood with coffee):
>> http://yfrog.com/gz7kuqgj
>> Gaggia Factory on the counter for some test shots:
>> http://yfrog.com/h4sagtyj
>> Commander Spock grinding up some Kenya at work on the Slim:
>> http://yfrog.com/h2qmailgj
>>
>> As the deal with my Wife was to get the Gaggia Factory for my birthday,
>> and
>> that hasn't happened yet (didn't want to let anyone else get the jump on
>> me), the factory is in the garage and will get minimal, if any use.  This
>> will give me a chance to strip and re-finish the sideboard and get my
>> coffee
>> toys a better home.
>>
>> This weekend was pretty nice weather, so I made my first iced coffee, a
>> Chemex / Kone extraction of a Kenya into ice which was a real treat.
>>  Here's
>> my standard recipe:
>>
>> *Chemex Iced Coffee*
>> 40 g Coffee
>> 283 g Water
>> 196 g Ice (~8 cubes)
>>
>> Anyone else getting new toys to play with or new coffee preps?
>>
>> -Chris
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>
> --
> -Tom
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Ed Bourgeois aka farmroast
Amherst MA.
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