redpig Senior Member Joined: 3 Oct 2012 Posts: 14 Location: TN, US Expertise: Just starting
Espresso: Cellini Evoluzione v1 Grinder: DRM Conico Diretto 68
Posted Thu Nov 8, 2012, 6:56pm Subject: Re: New to CoffeeGeek? Welcome, introduce yourself!
I've decided to stop lurking after seven or so years and say hello! I've found CG incredibly useful, educational, and entertaining over that time.
I had liked espresso-based drinks, but it wasn't until about ten years ago when I started at a job that had a Linea (if memory serves me correctly) in the breakroom. Since then I've had the pleasure of using a handful of commercial class machines (Unic, Gaggia, ...) and began my own home espresso journey about five years ago. Ever since the first day making my own espresso, I was hooked on the process. Since then, my experience has evolved as I've learned, followed/spurned the various trends and fads, and developed my own taste preferences.
I'm looking forward to trying to contribute back even a fraction of what I've gotten out of CG!
faith2222 Senior Member Joined: 13 Nov 2012 Posts: 4 Location: alexandria bay ny Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: SCHAERER SUPER AUTOMATIC
Posted Thu Nov 15, 2012, 4:39am Subject: Re: New to CoffeeGeek? Welcome, introduce yourself!
HELLO COFFEE FOLKS. MY NAME IS MIKE G I AM FROM ALEXANDRIA BAY NY IN THE HEART OF THE THOUSAND ISLANDS. IT IS A BEAUTIFUL SUMMER BOATING RESORT. HERE IS THE REASON I JOINED COFFEE GEEK. I OPENED A COFFEE SHOP AND IT DID NOT WORK THE WAY I THOUGHT. THE CUSTOMERS ONLY WANTED A TRADITIONAL CUP OF COFFEE. I HAD BOUGHT A BRAND NEW SUPER AUTOMATIC EXPRESSO MACHINE. AND PAID THROUGH THE TEETH. NOW... I DO NOT NEED IT. IT IS HARDLY USED AT ALL IT MUST BE ABOUT 5 YEARS OLD. SO IF ANYONE WANTS TO BUY A SCHAERER AMBIENTE SUPER AUTOMATIC EXPRESSO MACHINE. WELL, I HAVE ONE FOR SALE. IF YOU HAVE A USE FOR IT, PLEASE DROP ME AN EMAIL. MIKE@DRUMAPARTMENTS.COM
eyetechie Senior Member Joined: 17 Nov 2012 Posts: 16 Location: Pennsylvania Expertise: I live coffee
Posted Mon Nov 19, 2012, 4:44pm Subject: Re: New to CoffeeGeek? Welcome, introduce yourself!
Hello, Yes, I am new to CoffeeGeek. Burning desire to know all there is to know about making the best Expresso. My head is swimming. So much to learn. Purchased a Gaggia Classic, only to find that it didn't get any power. Company sent me another machine, same problem. Question that I MUST be doing something wrong, what are the chances of that occuring with both machines, but my husband insists both machines are defective. Will contact Gaggia. If they are both in fact defective, then I don't want another. Will order a better machine. So glad to have a forum to share my obsession with expresso.
Pastries are a known weakness. LOVE suncakes! Someone brought some into work one day, I took two, dropped one on the way back to my desk, and it exploded it's flaky goodness in a 5 foot diameter circle upon impact. Yes, well, I've embarrassed myself worse than this, unfortunately.
Suncakes are actually one of my favorite pastries here. There is another place that makes good pineapple and also cranberry cakes that aren't swimming in outer crust.
If you're in Taiwan I'll buy or make you a coffee!
ElvisVoltare Senior Member Joined: 26 Nov 2012 Posts: 23 Location: Boulder City, NV Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Tue Nov 27, 2012, 8:17am Subject: Re: New to CoffeeGeek? Welcome, introduce yourself!
I'm new to the club, but not so new to coffee. Could say I'm an addict, but I prefer to think of myself as obsessed (geekwannabe). I'm still no expert by any means, but I continue to experiment and pursue better coffee experiences. I appreciate the knowlege and advise that you provide here. Thanks.
emradguy Senior Member Joined: 31 Mar 2011 Posts: 3,223 Location: Houston Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: Duetto II; Twist v2 Grinder: M Major, Macap M4, Pharos,... Drip: Espro presses; Aeropress Roaster: H-B "List of Favorites"
Posted Tue Nov 27, 2012, 8:48am Subject: Re: New to CoffeeGeek? Welcome, introduce yourself!
Welcome to CG! What kind of coffee drinks are you into.? What gear do you have? I've been doing espresso at home for oh, about 10 years (did primarily drip and FP for many years before that). I've been pretty active on here for the past year and a half, although I looked on here occasionally for years before that)...and I learn and improve all the time. There are some really knowledgeable people here!
. Always remember the most important thing is what ends up in your cup!
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