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klund
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Posted Fri May 18, 2012, 12:32pm
Subject: Urk! My wife needs to use the Breville Dual Boiler alone!
 

I am going to be away from home for a couple of mornings, which normally isn't a bad thing. However, my wife will be alone in the house with my new Breville Dual Boiler for the first time. She hasn't wanted to learn about grinding, measuring, dosing, tamping, etc. But she still wants coffee.

Is this the situation for the dual walled basket and pre-ground beans?

I have an unopened brick of Lavazza. Will the dual wall basket turn that into coffee without too much trouble? If I can teach her how to make a poor americano from that, then she might not kill me.

Thanks in advance for possibly saving my marriage,
Kevin

 
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Posted Fri May 18, 2012, 3:15pm
Subject: Re: Urk! My wife needs to use the Breville Dual Boiler alone!
 

All I can say is that I was able to, after going through the steps a couple of times and two run throughs by him while I was there, get my husband to the point he was able to pull a shot and produce a semblance of foam for his morning coffee. I've always been the espresso maker in the household and he was not too confident early on but now is doing a great job and really enjoys it.  

She can do it!
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Posted Fri May 18, 2012, 7:34pm
Subject: Re: Urk! My wife needs to use the Breville Dual Boiler alone!
 

No, women should not make espresso, only the men folk.  ;P

 
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Posted Fri May 18, 2012, 8:36pm
Subject: Re: Urk! My wife needs to use the Breville Dual Boiler alone!
 

I had to leave and I thought it was relatively easy to teach my fiancee how to pull a shot.  if the grinder's dialed in, all you need to teach her, for a decent shot, is how much (we single dose, so this was easy), and tamping (after 2 tries, it was fine).  Also had to teach about cooling flush on our HX machine but that was easy.  She likes americanos so I didn't need to teach steaming, but that's not too hard if you do (use the scott rao soapy water to teach her).  

If you're dialed in, I really don't think this is hard to teach.

So like they do for surgeons: make her a checklist, and all will be well.
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Posted Fri May 18, 2012, 8:58pm
Subject: Re: Urk! My wife needs to use the Breville Dual Boiler alone!
 

Sounds like she'd appreciate a Starbucks card.
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Posted Sat May 19, 2012, 5:25am
Subject: Re: Urk! My wife needs to use the Breville Dual Boiler alone!
 

You have two choices

  1.   Lock machine in garage.

  2.   Lock wife in garage.
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Posted Sat May 19, 2012, 6:53am
Subject: Re: Urk! My wife needs to use the Breville Dual Boiler alone!
 

or:

  1. Take machine with you, leave wife with jar of instant and teaspoon.

  2. Take Wife with you and make a traveling kit of hand grinder and frenchpress/CCD.

  3. Don't go, tell wife her coffee satisfaction is worth more than any old job.
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Posted Sat May 19, 2012, 8:59am
Subject: Re: Urk! My wife needs to use the Breville Dual Boiler alone!
 

flathead1 Said:

or:
Don't go, tell wife her coffee satisfaction is worth more than any old job.

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I vote this!

 
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Posted Sat May 19, 2012, 1:04pm
Subject: Re: Urk! My wife needs to use the Breville Dual Boiler alone!
 

Please do not show her how to use it.  You must maintain an aura of mystery around the whole thing.  If she finds out how easy it is to make espresso with just a bit of practice you will be so much less a hero to her.  And this could spread like wildfire to all married women.

So again I urge you, DO NOT DO IT!  PLEASE!  I BEG OF YOU!

Ok, on to the next issue ...

Len

 
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Posted Sun May 20, 2012, 8:02pm
Subject: Re: Urk! My wife needs to use the Breville Dual Boiler alone!
 

So, I couldn't read all the responses right away due to my daughter's softball tournament. Let me just say that I had a very enjoyable time reading through this thread! Thanks for all of your ... um, "help".

What I did was dial in the grinder as best I could, programmed the two-shot volume on the BDB, and then gave my wife a crash course to make an americano. She did it, and immediately said that it wasn't as good as what I make her.

I think that she will get the coffee fix she needs to survive the day, and I will maintain a coffee making aura that will make her want to keep me around for a few more years.

Thanks!

 
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