Woohoo! Ready to try out espresso machines, improve your barista skills, check out their roasting facility, and swap tips and techniques with other CG members? Yeah, it's coming together! Some of equipment our sponsors agreed to loan us for the event has already arrived. If you didn't sign up, sorry the "Counter Culture Coffee EspressoFest 2004"
Here's the complete list of espresso equipment we'll have for your education and amusement:
COMMERCIAL ESPRESSO / LATTE ART TRACK
CCC's La Marzocco three-group
Faema E61 one-group (Peter's original!)
La Spaziale S1 (Bob Roseman, direct plumb)
CCC's Mazzer Jollys (two)
La Marzocco Swift
Mazzer Major (Ted Simpson)
CONSUMER ESPRESSO TRACK
Andreja Premium from Chris' Coffee (direct plumb)
Cimbali Junior D/1 from Chris' Coffee (direct plumb)
Olympia Cremina from 1st-line (lever model)
Le'Lit from 1st-line
Fiorenzato Briccoletta from 1st-line (direct plumb)
Expobar Pulser from Whole Latte Love
KitchenAid Proline double-boiler from Whole Latte Love
Expobar double-boiler from Whole Latte Love
Krups Novo 3000 Premium (Sara Denny)
ECM Giotto Premium (Dan Kehn)
Isomac Amica (PID'd, Dan Kehn)
Isomac Rituale (Dan Kehn)
Macap M4 from Chris' Coffee
Cimbali Junior from Chris' Coffee
MCI Doserless Silver from Chris' Coffee
Macap M4 from 1st-line
Mazzer Mini Electronic from Whole Latte Love
Rancilio Rocky Doser from Whole Latte Love
Rancilio Rocky DL from Whole Latte Love
Krups GVX2 (Sara Denny)
Rancilio Rocky (Mike Walsh)
Mazzer Mini (Dennis Lindsay)
Cimbali Junior (Bob Roseman)
Macap M4 (David White)
Mazzer Mini (Dan Kehn)
I'll post a picture of equipment as it arrives so attendees can see what to expect. BTW, we're going to break into groups so everyone has plenty of time to try out the whole range of equipment, learn about commercial and home roasting, cupping, latte art... the list goes on! Daryn will post a formal agenda next week.
Posted Sat Nov 6, 2004, 10:17am Subject: Andreja Premium by Quick Mill and Cimbali Junior DT/1
Andreja Premium by Quick Mill and Cimbali Junior DT/1 from Chris' Coffee. We plan to put Junior and his commercial siblings in one area and the prosumer machines in another... rumor has it that Chris Deferio and Cindy Chang will be giving latte art demonstrations.
Posted Sat Nov 6, 2004, 10:25am Subject: Macap M4, Cimbali Junior, Mazzer Mini grinders
Macap M4 and Cimbali Junior grinders from Chris' Coffee. The Mazzer Mini is my own. BTW, if you're attending and can loan us your grinder for the event, please e-mail me. Ideally we'd like to have one grinder per station. Currently we're short by five grinders.
We're expecting a Mazzer Mini E from Whole Latte Love. I'll post a picture as soon as it arrives. No promise the leaves will still be on the trees...
Posted Wed Nov 10, 2004, 5:46am Subject: Re: Behind the scenes of the Counter Culture Coffee EspressoFest 2004
If you don't mind, absolutely! We're dividing the work areas into commercial equipment and prosumer; the former is a little short on grinders. I've updated the list at the top of this thread with the attendees who'll bring equipment.
Other news... since we're expecting a full house, we decided to divide into groups. We're getting together for the final planning on Friday. Daryn will post an agenda and hopefully I'll have more pictures to post by then!
Posted Thu Nov 11, 2004, 1:00pm Subject: Macap auto-tamper
Our mega-sponsor, Chris' Coffee Service, sent out this uber-cool Macap auto-tamper that you'll see at the EspressoFest. We'll have more barista toys than the SCAA consumer espresso lab this past spring in Atlanta.
PS: Don't ask if it's for sale after the event... I've got first dibs. :-)
Posted Fri Nov 12, 2004, 8:18am Subject: Peter's original Faema E61 lives!
It's still on the test bench for some final fitting, but looking good! He plans to install it in the main cafe / break room along with the three group La Marzocco and La Spaziale S1 for the commerical espresso/latte art track, led by Cindy Chang and Chris Deferio. Peter acquired this beauty from eBay Italy; he explained that one-group originals are common in Italy but were rarely imported into the U.S.
Daryn Senior Member Joined: 6 Aug 2004 Posts: 23 Location: Durham, NC Expertise: Professional
Posted Fri Nov 12, 2004, 9:19am Subject: Agenda of the Counter Culture Coffee EspressoFest 2004
Yes!!! It is all coming together.
We will deftly shift attendees through 4 different tracks designed to expand your coffee horizons!! (How's that for cheese?)
Roasting Track - Commercial and home roasting, side by side. Ever wondered what the difference was between first and second crack? What do they mean when they say Agtron value? Lots of cool stuff to learn.
Cupping Track - Experience a real blind coffee cupping. Learn how and why it is done. You may not realize what you really are capable of tasting until you give it a try.
Commerical Espresso/Latte Art Track - Learn from experts how a commercial machine operates, the best techniques for pulling the perfect shot, and FINALLY, learn how to pour that rosetta you have always wanted to.
Home Espresso Equipment Track - Never before have so many great pro-sumer machines been lined up for you to try. Now is your chance to pick the perfect gear!
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