Posted Mon May 7, 2012, 7:22pm Subject: My coffee journey and my thanks to everyone here
For decades, I loved coffee. I used to buy beans at Porto Rico in NYC and mail ordered from them for years after moving to Western Massachusetts in 2002. A year and a half ago, I discovered this website and afer reading about drip coffe, purchased a Bunn HG which improved my coffee a bit. Then I started reading about home roasting. There was a wealth of information here and I bought a Behmor about a year ago.
The information here allowed me to make decent roasts almost from the get-go. Having many knowledgeable members including Joe Behm answering posts was pretty cool as well. I also found my way to RoasterThing through these posts and that's been great.
Then I started reading about espresso and my curiosity was piqued. While I was still on the beginning of the learning curve for roasting, I decided not to go down the espresso road. About two months ago, I decided to take the plunge. A while back, I almost bought a Saeco Aroma but after reading here (and at home-barista.comm) I decided I wanted something better (and certainly with a non-pressurized filter). More reading got me to the Gaggia classic, then the LeLit, then the CC1 and Silvano.
The amount of information available here was great. I decided on the CC1 and although it was a hard decision, I felt like I really had an understanding of why I wanted at least this much machine and why it was probably sufficient for me (at least for now); also, I knew what I was not going to get without spending more. For the grinder -- again great info at coffeegeek -- and I wound up with a Preciso.
I'm now cranking out decent espressos after a couple days of ownership. There's no way I could have done this without the coffeegeek community.
kopirama Senior Member Joined: 6 Feb 2012 Posts: 21 Location: East Java Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Tue May 8, 2012, 2:48am Subject: Re: My coffee journey and my thanks to everyone here
I agree that here is simply one of the best coffee forum in the planet.
With a wealth of information provided in here, it would be a real shame if many useful info will get buried by new threads and posts and all. Perhaps it can be a great idea if CG can summarize best practices as articles compiled in a different section within the site, provided by CG community ...kind of like a wiki for coffee, coffee geek way.
bittersweet101 Senior Member Joined: 14 Apr 2012 Posts: 35 Location: Philippines Expertise: I like coffee
Posted Fri May 11, 2012, 12:18pm Subject: Re: My coffee journey and my thanks to everyone here
So true, all your question will certainly be answered in this forum they got so many helpful information that we should surely must know. Many thanks also to you for opening this and to the coffeegeek community kudos to you all.
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