caitlinbell86 Senior Member Joined: 13 Feb 2012 Posts: 2 Location: Surrey Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Mon Feb 13, 2012, 5:37am Subject: Re: New to CoffeeGeek? Welcome, introduce yourself!
Hi my name is Caitlin I have never used forums before but after coffee with the girls on Wednesday I thought I would give it a go. (mainly to ask other coffee lovers to settle an argument for me.) You see I found a packet of Quick crepe mix in the cupboard the other day and though as the girls were coming around for the usual Wednesday coffee morning I would make something different to nibble on. Crepes and coffee, yummy I thought!! Of course this then turned into a debate as to whether you can have crepes and coffee together??!! Im afraid our little group was divided right down the middle.
Weeksy79 Senior Member Joined: 13 Feb 2012 Posts: 7 Location: Southampton Expertise: I like coffee
Espresso: Delonghi EC152CD Grinder: Delonghi KG40
Posted Tue Feb 14, 2012, 4:00am Subject: Re: New to CoffeeGeek? Welcome, introduce yourself!
Hey guys! The names Jon, but everyone calls me Weeksy. I'm a 19 year old apprentice IT specialist, which means two things - money is scarce and coffee is definitely a necessity. I worked in a top deli for a year which half way through my time there started selling locally roasted coffee. This coffee just so happened to be Hasbean, the roaster used by the world barista champion 2 years running. I was trained on a huge pro machine with some damn fine results. However since moving away, I also left the good coffee. But now I'm living in Southampton and trying my hand at coffee on the budget consumer level. I have a very basic espresso machine but am determined (with some help) to eventually pull some fine coffee once again.
OwnCoffeeTech Senior Member Joined: 9 Feb 2012 Posts: 11 Location: San Francisco Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Tue Feb 14, 2012, 2:30pm Subject: Re: New to CoffeeGeek? Welcome, introduce yourself!
Hi! My name is Will. It's nice to finally join CoffeeGeek. I'm an entrepreneur in San Francisco. I've spent time a lot of time and have had the fortune to discover some of the best coffee while visiting many cities throughout the US. It's one of the first things I do upon arriving at a new destination; where can I find the best (my opinion) coffee? My favorite thing about this industry is the people that make it up. In my opinion this takes precedence over the coffee itself. I look forward to participating and expanding my horizon in this forum. Thanks for your help.
Posted Sat Feb 18, 2012, 8:17pm Subject: Re: New to CoffeeGeek? Welcome, introduce yourself!
Hey// i'm new here but am enjoying it . I roasted for about 10 yrs and now build Custom Homes. I,m not sure if I can post here but i have alot of machines if any intrest .. Cimbali m27 ect.. chow Delsiii
emradguy Senior Member Joined: 31 Mar 2011 Posts: 1,711 Location: Houston Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: Izzo Alex Duetto II Grinder: MacapM4T, Macap M4, OE Lido,... Drip: Espro press; Aeropress Roaster: internet
Posted Fri Feb 24, 2012, 8:28am Subject: Re: New to CoffeeGeek? Welcome, introduce yourself!
So...here I am well into participating in discussion, having never introduced myself through this thread.
I lurked around the site intermittently for several years then finally joined. I moved from many years of primarily drip to several years of 50-50 drip-presspot and then about 8 years or so ago, I got my first Miss Silvia. After a couple of years, I ended up with two Miss Silvias because of having two "homes" and eventually sold my older one to my best friend for a steal of a price. Last December, I moved on an Alex Duetto II - after months and months of reading and pondering. When I first got into coffee, I thought my Krups blade grinder was the bomb (lol). Around when I got my first Silvia, I bought a Solis Maestro. It took me a couple of years to realize it was "suboptimal", but eventually I bought a Rocky. Well, again, it took me a while to realize it was suboptimal, and then it tok me a while to convince my wife it was suboptimal, but after all that and a bunch of reading, I decided on a Macap M4...stepless...doser (since I was used to having one)...and timer (since I was used to having one). I love the Macap. It works perfectly for me (as far as I can tell), so last December (when I got my Duetto) I got a second Macap for my decaf beans.
As you can imagine, I love coffee. I've never coffee (at least in my opinion, as I've never done it professionally).
Currently, I'm working my way through the HB list of favorite roasters. My favorites so far are Klatch's WBC and Red Bird, though Deep Cello's Black Tie is up there too.
A few posts ago someone started a thread in this forum which belongs elsewhere, maybe in off topics? Anyhow, it was something about crepes and coffee...IMO coffee goes with whatever you like it with - if your friends disagree, so be it, they can eat donuts if they want to. BTW, my best friend used to live in Windlesham.
triplehitme Senior Member Joined: 25 Feb 2012 Posts: 1 Location: southeast USA Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: several delonghis and others Grinder: 3 or 4 Drip: none Roaster: popcorn air popper, heavily...
Posted Sat Feb 25, 2012, 2:31pm Subject: Re: New to CoffeeGeek? Welcome, introduce yourself!
Greetings all.... I'm Dave.
Have been a coffee whore since college, where my roommate got me hooked on the old Mr Coffee stuff, straight black... ick, it was nasty, but I didn't know any better..
SPent a couple decades touring the globe and developing a bit of a habit. I've got grinders and pots and makers from a half dozen countries.
Favorite? army style, in a pot, served up fresh in camp, when I'm 100 miles from nowhere on a camping trip... I never make it at home that way--have a couple of italian machines at the house and 2 more at the office.
I'm actually a big fan of my Delonghi EAM3200, believe it or not (it seems that half of this site is dedicated to bashing Delonghi, but I've had good luck).. The 3200 was bought as an attempt to get better brew for my office (i have about a dozen employees and realized we were throwing half our java out everyday, as they made the huge commercial style pots, then they sat and got bitter)..
We bought the 3200 in 2007 or maybe 2008. It makes 10-20 cups a day, 7 days a week, with maybe 4 or 5 days off in the year. running on 5 years now....non stop. It developed a slight water leak last year, which I fixed (took it apart and found a loose fitting on a hose). I think I singlehandedly created a half dozen coffee addicts that first year - and we just haven't stopped.....
I've found that giving it GOOD filtered water and starting with good roast is the key. I have an old friend--a college roommate who's now a missionary in central America, and I buy coffee from him by the 10lb bag. Fresh from the mountains, usually "non-brand" but it's better by far than the $15/lb stuff I can order here in the States---it's hard to beat.....
I've had a bit of experience in roasting as well, though I currently don't really do any.. just don't have time to get into it.. back in the 90'sa friend was a corporate salesman down in south america, and used to bring me tons of samples of green coffee.. i set up several roasters using popcorn poppers that i modified, and spent a few years perfecting it.. not really great, but it did the job, and i had some great brews..
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