[Homeroast] Espresso vs. Brew

Derek Bradford derekbradford at gmail.com
Sun Apr 1 13:01:09 CDT 2012

Are you asking us to persuade you?  We can be very persuasive--Beware...

On Sun, Apr 1, 2012 at 2:31 PM, John M. Howison <johnmhowison at gmail.com>wrote:

> Although I first learned from espresso bars on the Via Veneto that
> coffee better than standard swill was possible,  for years I have been
> satisfied with the coffee brewed in my kitchen.  My scheme of values
> has prevented me from buying a home espresso maker -- which cost as
> much as years' supply of beans.
> In the years I have been a "lister" -- mostly as a lurker -- I have
> noticed that listers who brew exchange views largely with others who
> brew, and espress-ers (necessarily, I suppose) with espress-ers.  I
> have sometimes wondered whether the silence of these latter means they
> regard the exchanges among us "home-brewers" with some contempt.
> Would any of you espress-ers try to persuade me to invest big bucks in
> a machine?
> --
> Contra muros, mater rubicolla
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