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bglenden
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Posted Fri Oct 12, 2012, 9:51pm
Subject: Re: The Crossland CC1 Machine - CG Road Trip!! (Looking for a few good geeks)
 

"The best is the enemy of the good." - Voltaire

An unpublished review does nobody any good. Better to get it out where it can give people information they can use than to endlessly polish away in a back room. Had this review been published it very likely would have had a useful effect on my purchasing decision, rather than getting filed away as intriguing vaporware (but so far less entertaining than Duke Nukem Forever saga, e.g.: http://www.wired.com/magazine/2009/12/fail_duke_nukem/ )

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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2013, 9:01am
Subject: Re: The Crossland CC1 Machine - CG Road Trip!! (Looking for a few good geeks)
 

I gave up waiting on the reviews. There is at this point enough feedback on this, other forums and SCG to pull the trigger. After 10 years of faithful service, my Saeco Aroma died, so I've got a CC1 on the way and should have it momentarily.  Having now used an Epoca Primula (Spanish-style) pot for nearly a week, I am truly looking forward to an appliance which does not consistently transform fine Sumatra into gut-wrenching sludge.

UPDATE: 01/23/13, the shiny beast arrived, needless to say, I pulled shots and stayed up all night.
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Gig103
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Espresso: Crossland CC1
Grinder: Baratza Vario
Drip: French press!
Posted Thu Jan 24, 2013, 2:26pm
Subject: Re: The Crossland CC1 Machine - CG Road Trip!! (Looking for a few good geeks)
 

Enjoy! It's a great machine for the money!
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SummitView
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Posted Thu Jan 24, 2013, 4:11pm
Subject: Re: The Crossland CC1 Machine - CG Road Trip!! (Looking for a few good geeks)
 

Yes, thank you. Good news is that my headaches and blood pressure increase have disappeared since I stopped drinking the sludge I was making on the stove top.

I'm very curious to know what experience others have had with various settings combinations on the CC1.  

With the Saeco Aroma, I used a non-pressurized portafilter, ground the beans quite fine, but not turkish, and packed it as hard as possible. The result was a very nice strong brew--I usually used a 2 cup portafilter and only ran about 3/4 of a regular sized expresso cup. So a very strong brew.

Thus far with the CC1, I am running temp at 205,  I've played around with the pre-steam at 2-4 seconds and wait-time of 0-5 seconds, total brew time of 20 seconds.  The longer the wait of course results in a shorter pull and smaller cup of coffee -- along the lines of what I was doing with the Saeco.

Since I generally add milk/creamer and sweetner, I couldn't tell you whether the expresso is substantially sweeter or more bitter under the different settings, but with the long wait time, it does seem to run darker & stronger.

Thoughts/comments?
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MisterJohnnyT
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Espresso: Crossland CC1
Grinder: Compak K3 Touch
Posted Tue Sep 24, 2013, 1:53pm
Subject: Re: The Crossland CC1 Machine - CG Road Trip!! (Looking for a few good geeks)
 

Bump.
Lol, just kidding.
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Posted Wed Apr 9, 2014, 12:27pm
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Any update yet??  (roll:eyes)

 
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