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Coffeenoobie
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Posted Sat May 12, 2012, 1:00pm
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Great job!

 
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Posted Sat May 12, 2012, 2:14pm
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diggi Said:

Anyone have a link to mod poppery I?

Posted May 12, 2012 link

Click Here (homeroasters.org)

 
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Posted Sat May 12, 2012, 7:44pm
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wsikes Said:

Click Here (homeroasters.org)

Posted May 12, 2012 link

Excellent link.  Thank you.  Enough information to keep me busy for a very long time.
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Posted Mon May 21, 2012, 9:55am
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Oh dear lord, there is a La Marzocco GS/3 on craigslist.  I think 1k off reg price is not a great deal.  If I spent 5k I would want a new one for that money. Also, I have no where near that kinda money even at half that price, but as long as it is there I am drooling on my keyboard.....  Please help me.... must not stare ..... must leave computer.... Do they make AA meetings for upgradits?

 
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Posted Mon May 21, 2012, 12:51pm
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Found a knock box at the thrift store last week.  Not the best thrift store score I've had, but I've never seen a knock box in a thrift store before and it was a good deal.

Cleaned up, it's a lot classier on the counter than the plastic tub that my dog's jerky treats came in and it goes well with my chrome Gaggia Factory lever.

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Posted Mon May 21, 2012, 12:59pm
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very cute!

 
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Posted Mon May 21, 2012, 1:48pm
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Capresso MT-500 at one of the local thrifts for $9.99. Later I found the exact same carafe for it with a Melitta machine that is supposed to froth milk too - bought it for a buck since the Melitta carafe is glass lined (my personal preference over steel).

 
I chew coffee beans with my teeth while gargling with 195 F water to enjoy coffee. What is this "coffee brewing" device you speak of?
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Posted Mon May 21, 2012, 1:49pm
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awesome!

 
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Posted Fri May 25, 2012, 3:16pm
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As an artist I'd have to disagree with you on the aesthetic.  I think it's perfect for an espresso cup and would go well with the New York times political cartoon in your morning paper.  Awesome find: i have a feeling the artwork will grow on you.

 
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Posted Fri May 25, 2012, 3:58pm
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My best find just died (did I say find or friend?)  My Nuova Mac Cup V, saw it listed in ebay...forgot to bid, contacted seller and ended up with a machine that needed a new gasket and pressure gauge.  Six years ago, I got it for $850...back in the day that machine was 3K or so.  It needs another seal and I think the pressurestat is going so I've ordered my new Rocket R58.  Time to shift "down" a bit in size and "up" a bit in technology.  I think it'll be an even swap honestly.  I found a Nuova MDX grinder from a bagel shop going out of business...$75 got that six years ago too, still running fine.  I wish it fit under my counter :)
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