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Buckley
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Posted Fri Feb 8, 2013, 6:09am
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Iluvdabean Said:

Correction:

Rancillio Silvia isnt a steam toy!

Posted February 6, 2013 link

Dear ILUVDABEAN,

I think he was putting all steam toys together, separated by the comma, then mentioning his espresso machines, of which the RancSil is a member of machines.

Dear DaninMaryland,

Many of us travel with a Mypressi handheld (real) espresso machine.  Do you live near Baltimore?  I will be moving there this year.  Use my email if you have any coffee cafe suggestions.  Thanx.

Dear Stats,

Sorry to wander off topic.   However, the Mypressi does make good espresso, and it is relatively cheap new.  You will not have to have seals replaced and the unit checked out as you will when buying any used machine.  The downside is that it does not steam milk, and maybe your nephew would like something that makes him feel more like a home barista?

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Buckley
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Espresso: Londinium I, Olympia Maxima,...
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Roaster: Nondescript popper
Posted Fri Feb 8, 2013, 6:15am
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CharityV Said:

Well, to be fair, Wichita Falls, which is about ten minutes south of the Oklahoma border. Since it's my only experience in that vast state, no I am not swearing off the entire state, but it was definitely culture shock for this native of coffee country. :)

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Yes, Witchita Falls is death by slow coffee starvation.  Sorry for your troubles.

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DaninMaryland
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Espresso: V2 Silvia
Grinder: Vario-W
Posted Fri Feb 8, 2013, 9:08am
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Buckley Said:

Dear ILUVDABEAN,

Dear DaninMaryland,

Many of us travel with a Mypressi handheld (real) espresso machine.  Do you live near Baltimore?  I will be moving there this year.  Use my email if you have any coffee cafe suggestions.  Thanx.

Buckley

Posted February 8, 2013 link

Yes, i live in Annapolis. just 30 minutes south.  there is a great roaster in Annapolis, Ceremony Coffee.  look them up
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Grinder: M Major, 2 Macap M4s, OE...
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Roaster: H-B "List of Favorites"
Posted Fri Feb 8, 2013, 7:42pm
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WF! I remember when my brother joined the air force he was first stationed there. Yeah, for sure a desolate place. I think it's like 2hrs to Dallas which is prolly the closest good coffee. Was culture shock for me too, as we grew up in Los Angeles

 
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Posted Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:47am
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I from northern Louisiana and a similiar problem exists there - folks think that the single Starbucks in town is the ne plus ultra of coffee. I've found that any place that has a Nuova Simonelli machine can make a decent espresso, as long as the barista knows what she is doing.  A lot of times, the nicer Italian restaurant in town will have these, also check the local bookstore (even Books a Million).
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Posted Sat Feb 9, 2013, 2:41pm
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Texas has good espresso you just have to find it,dont be ridiculous. Also Texas has most things right politically with gun rights and not creating a welfare State. Texas is right on and I cant wait till I retire this year to get out of
this State I was born in,Calif.......we are the joke of the Nation and rightfully so.



emradguy Said:

WF! I remember when my brother joined the air force he was first stationed there. Yeah, for sure a desolate place. I think it's like 2hrs to Dallas which is prolly the closest good coffee. Was culture shock for me too, as we grew up in Los Angeles

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DaninMaryland
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Posted Sat Feb 9, 2013, 2:54pm
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Iluvdabean Said:

Also Texas has most things right politically with gun rights and not creating a welfare State. Texas is right on and I cant wait till I retire this year to get out of
this State I was born in,Calif.......we are the joke of the Nation and rightfully so.

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+1,000,000!!!

California reminds me of Cuba.  an absolutely gorgeous place ruined by its government
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Posted Sat Feb 9, 2013, 3:00pm
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I lived there almost 20 years. I liked TX a lot and still miss the food. The cops are jerks in Dallas and starbucks was the big deal when I left.  I would guess you can find good espresso in Dallas but I believe it would be a hunt but I expect it is better now than it was 10 years ago.  I think Portland and Seattle have it beat hands down.  Most of the south cares more about good iced tea than good espresso. The heat has something to do with that I am sure.  I am willing to bet most people there think starbucks is the ticket but that is true about most places.  I did not drink espresso till I moved to the PNW.

 
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Posted Sat Feb 9, 2013, 3:28pm
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Coffeenoobie Said:

I lived there almost 20 years. I liked TX a lot and still miss the food. The cops are jerks in Dallas and starbucks was the big deal when I left.  I would guess you can find good espresso in Dallas but I believe it would be a hunt but I expect it is better now than it was 10 years ago.  I think Portland and Seattle have it beat hands down.  Most of the south cares more about good iced tea than good espresso. The heat has something to do with that I am sure.  I am willing to bet most people there think starbucks is the ticket but that is true about most places.  I did not drink espresso till I moved to the PNW.

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Having been to Dallas within the past decade (a few times over the past couple of years) I can guarantee you there are a handful of decent to good cafes there. I can't comment on the cops. Even in LA where good espresso is getting easier to find a United skycap told me he heard *$$ was better than the new Klatch location at LAX!

 
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