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    Quote Originally Posted by CageyH View Post
    I am surprised at the speed/power when frothing milk for a latte. It is incredible!
    My previous machine had an "auto frothing" wand, so this really has been a learning curve.
    your old one was pretty good machine as well.

    yes its a different ballgame with a pro machine but great once you get the touch..
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    The old machine served me well. I can't complain as I never had a bad word said about the coffee I served from it.
    The new machine is just a beast though.

    One thing I have noticed is that coffee intake has at least tripled! I have got through 500g of coffee in 4 days.
    Even with dialling the grinder in, that is a lot of coffee.
    Kevin

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    Quote Originally Posted by CageyH View Post
    I have got through 500g of coffee in 4 days.
    Holy smokes that's a lot

    I use 18g per cup and limit myself to two per day, sometimes just one. Going on that amount that would be around 6/7 coffee's a day. You must be wired?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CageyH View Post
    The old machine served me well. I can't complain as I never had a bad word said about the coffee I served from it.
    The new machine is just a beast though.

    One thing I have noticed is that coffee intake has at least tripled! I have got through 500g of coffee in 4 days.
    Even with dialling the grinder in, that is a lot of coffee.
    thhats a lot of coffee. You will be high Yup I am needing a new one myself as this one is nearing its end but hope to screw a few more pints first. If I give up vinyl I might get a new one.
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    Grant ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Don't intend to Kev. But like I said, for a tenner, it's got to be tried! Full 'reportage' on all the Lidl bits later

    Marco.
    Have you had a chance to play yet?

    My coffee journey so far:

    I used a French Press and ground coffee.
    I than moved to a Bialetti Moka coffee maker.

    My first espresso coffee machine was a Delonghi Bar 15, which set me back about 20 as it was a refurbished model.
    It looked like this:



    I partnered that with a blade grinder. It was ok, but then I upgraded to an Isomac Granmacinino with conical burr grinders. Much better tasting coffee.
    That has done me proud for well over 10 years and is still going strong. (I will be advertising the grinder and coffee machine locally to fund more coffee purchases!)

    Than as posted before, Mrs H bought me a Magimix L'Expresso automatique. I kept the Isomac grinder.
    Then my recent purchases showed me just how much the previous machines had made me think making coffee was easy.
    It is not difficult to make coffee with the new set up, but it is like a high quality stereo - it shown up the imperfections, but when you get everything right, the results are stunning.
    Kevin

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    Pioneer PD-S703.
    Battery powered Beresford Caiman II.
    Firebottle KIN fitted with NOS Telefunken Valves.
    Firebottle Monoblocks fitted with NOS Telefunken Valves.
    Electric Beach FH3 with Taket BatPure super tweeters.
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    Talk cable 3 speaker cable.
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    Power Inspired AG1500

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    Here's a bad tip.

    Drink about 4 pints of beer or a bottle of wine.

    Then start making a series of seriously strong espressos. Do about 3. The resulting 'high' is interesting. It is like the alcohol sensitises you to the effect of the caffeine.

    Almost undoubtedly not good for you. But fun nonetheless.

  7. #77
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    Default The Coffeehouse.... Baristi, Barista, Bariste

    Pretty much Buckfast. It's alcohol and caffeine. My mate is addicted. He is up all night and active too. It's s local drink where he comes from
    Regards,
    Grant ....

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    Wow never heard of it just looked it up. A 750ml green bottle contains the same amount of caffeine as 6 coffees.

    That stuff isn't messing around.

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    Tastes ghastly IMO but lots seem to like it. The monks have a lot to answer to lol
    Regards,
    Grant ....

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    DENON DV2900 - TWIN PRO MONOBLOCK AMPLIFIERS - XIANG SHENG DAC\PRE\HEADPHONE AMP - AVANTREE OASIS CLASS 1 BLUETOOTH - AUDIO TECHNICA ATH-MSR7 & OPPO PM-3 PLANAR HEADPHONES - WIN10 JRIVER23, SPOTIFY PREMIUM - ECHO DOT - SMSL M6 MINIDAC - FULL RANGE TWIN TELEFUNKEN's - Q ACOUSTIC BT3 actives - CANTON SUB - MAINS REGENERATED AND FILTERED.

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    My thoughts are quality wine followed by quality coffee will be a lot nicer.

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