Moops Senior Member Joined: 19 Dec 2009 Posts: 1 Location: Vancouver Expertise: Just starting
Posted Sat Dec 19, 2009, 1:30pm Subject: Re: CoffeeGeek Holiday Gift List - Under $30 & Under $60 by Mark Prince
The turkish coffee set in your list looks fantastic as a Christmas gift for a good friend of mine but I'm in Vancouver and I'm afraid if I order from Amazon it would not arrive before Christmas. Is there a good store in the Vancouver area where I can find something similar?
Just so I don't look like a late shopper... I already bought my friend a gift but only found out yesterday that she used to read coffee grounds and no longer has the tools to brew turkish coffee.
Paratrooper Senior Member Joined: 22 Feb 2008 Posts: 5 Location: SK Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Silvia Grinder: Rocky Vac Pot: Hario Tech 5 Drip: Melita pour over Roaster: iRoast II
Posted Sun Dec 20, 2009, 2:37pm Subject: Re: CoffeeGeek Holiday Gift List - Under $30 & Under $60 by Mark Prince
I guess this is a good list if you are an american. A little more detail and a link to Canadian sources would more suit my tastes. You call the H2O kettle a $60 item, when in fact it is a $100 dollar item in Canada.
I give you 2/10 Mark, well below your standard I'm afraid.
MarkPrince Moderator Joined: 19 Dec 2001 Posts: 5,462 Location: Vancouver, BC Expertise: Professional
Espresso: KvdW Speedster Grinder: Compak K10 WBC Vac Pot: A bit too many Drip: Clive Coffee Drip Stand Roaster: Hario Glass Retro Roaster
Posted Sun Dec 20, 2009, 2:49pm Subject: Re: CoffeeGeek Holiday Gift List - Under $30 & Under $60 by Mark Prince
Since about 65% of our site traffic is US based, thats what the list focused on.
In fact, Canada isn't even 2nd or 3rd place on this site for visits any longer (hasn't been for several years) - Australia's second, UK (surprisingly!!!) is 3rd, Canada is 4th with only 4.8% of visitors.
That's why the list is US products; if I were going to do a list for other countries, it'd make more sense to do Australia before doing Canadian based links.
Kaffeeliebhaber Senior Member Joined: 13 Sep 2009 Posts: 21 Location: St. Louis, MO Expertise: I love coffee
Grinder: baratza vario Drip: Technivorm KBT 741 Roaster: skillet
Posted Thu Dec 24, 2009, 9:39am Subject: Re: CoffeeGeek Holiday Gift List - Under $30 & Under $60 by Mark Prince
Can Mark or anyone recommend a replacement for the Breville scale that falls under $100? I found a few on OE made by Escali but that's it. I also found one on CG's youtube video by Jennings (CJ-600?). I'd like one for measuring beans before the grind. Also, it be nice if it had a timer...but not necessary.
Kupe Senior Member Joined: 11 Jan 2005 Posts: 10 Location: Dallas, TX Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: Gaggia Classic Grinder: Rancilio Rocky, various Hand... Vac Pot: Yama 5 cup tabletop, Bonmac... Drip: 8 and 13 cup Chemex, Hario... Roaster: Coretto
Posted Mon Jan 4, 2010, 4:02pm Subject: Re: CoffeeGeek Holiday Gift List - Under $30 & Under $60 by Mark Prince
I don't have a replacement idea, but be on lookout for the Breville scale in closeout stores like TJ Maxx. I was returning a Christmas gift there a couple of days ago, and when I took a look around, there was one of these Breville scales siting all alone for $25. I couldn't believe my luck. It's a huge improvement over the Salter aquatronic I was using. I picked up a Bialetti SS moka pot for $15 while I was there too.
parkerto Senior Member Joined: 18 Aug 2011 Posts: 21 Location: Amarillo, TX Expertise: I love coffee
Grinder: Hario Mini Mill Vac Pot: Aeropress Drip: French Press
Posted Wed Nov 16, 2011, 2:37pm Subject: Re: CoffeeGeek Holiday Gift List - Under $30 & Under $60 by Mark Prince
Got my new Aeropress and it is the cleanest coffee I have ever had. It is NOT a shot of espresso like some will tell you. But, if you are interested in learning how to taste the nuanced flavors in each coffee roast you choose to buy the Aeropress is a great tool to train the pallet:)
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