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nickdanger3
05-26-2004, 05:10 PM
Couldn't help myself, but after reading Baldie Jr's specs, I couldn't help but add my own:

Boiler capacity l. 0,80
Number of cups of espresso brewed 8
Steam delivery 10 min
Pressure in the boiler 0,7-0,8 bar
Average heating time 5 min
Safety valve *
Steam tap with interchangeable steam pipe
Cappuccino Automatic device (not supplied with painted base models) *
Pressure Gauge ---
Water level gauge *
On/off switch *
Indicator light *
Reset safety thermoprotector *
Pressurestat to maintain a constant pressure in the boiler *
Element 1000 W
Width, Depth, Height 200x290x320 mm.
Weight 5 Kg.
Electrical specifications 120V 60Hz

My wife just got me one of <pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre"><a href="http://www.lapavoni.com/Shopping/Shopping.asp?stato=2&cat=4&id_item=1&lang=2"> these</pre> these <pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre"></a> </pre>for our 10th anniversary http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

nickdanger3
05-26-2004, 05:10 PM
Couldn't help myself, but after reading Baldie Jr's specs, I couldn't help but add my own:

Boiler capacity l. 0,80
Number of cups of espresso brewed 8
Steam delivery 10 min
Pressure in the boiler 0,7-0,8 bar
Average heating time 5 min
Safety valve *
Steam tap with interchangeable steam pipe
Cappuccino Automatic device (not supplied with painted base models) *
Pressure Gauge ---
Water level gauge *
On/off switch *
Indicator light *
Reset safety thermoprotector *
Pressurestat to maintain a constant pressure in the boiler *
Element 1000 W
Width, Depth, Height 200x290x320 mm.
Weight 5 Kg.
Electrical specifications 120V 60Hz

My wife just got me one of <pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">&lt;a href="http://www.lapavoni.com/Shopping/Shopping.asp?stato=2&cat=4&id_item=1&lang=2"&gt; these</pre> these <pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">&lt;/a&gt; </pre>for our 10th anniversary http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Alexi_Alx_Anova
05-27-2004, 01:21 AM
Call me a traditionalist. My sig says it all.

Alexi

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Drug of choice....coffee

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SUPERAEREO
05-27-2004, 04:19 AM
I've seen an espresso machine for 19.99 down at Robert Dyas.

An entry-level noobie rig..? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif

S!

"The first time I ever saw a jet, I shot it down."
Chuck Yaeger

Inadaze
05-27-2004, 04:26 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by nickdanger3:
Couldn't help myself, but after reading Baldie Jr's specs, I couldn't help but add my own:

Boiler capacity l. 0,80
Number of cups of espresso brewed 8
Steam delivery 10 min
Pressure in the boiler 0,7-0,8 bar
Average heating time 5 min
Safety valve *
Steam tap with interchangeable steam pipe
Cappuccino Automatic device (not supplied with painted base models) *
Pressure Gauge ---
Water level gauge *
On/off switch *
Indicator light *
Reset safety thermoprotector *
Pressurestat to maintain a constant pressure in the boiler *
Element 1000 W
Width, Depth, Height 200x290x320 mm.
Weight 5 Kg.
Electrical specifications 120V 60Hz

My wife just got me one of <pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre"> these</pre> these <pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre"> (http://www.lapavoni.com/Shopping/Shopping.asp?stato=2&cat=4&id_item=1&lang=2) </pre>for our 10th anniversary http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Does this mean we will start getting Decaf whiners? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

S! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif ~ Inadaze

SUPERAEREO
05-27-2004, 04:38 AM
Yes. The Cappuccino's DM is porked. It's a Russian anti-coffee conspiracy and the samovars are overmodelled.

LOL! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/34.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif

S!

"The first time I ever saw a jet, I shot it down."
Chuck Yaeger

BaldieJr
05-27-2004, 06:28 AM
Blech, expresso!

Did you know that expresso has less caffiene than a typical cup of coffee?

If you're in the states and have a bean grinder, look for Paul Newmans coffee beans. Expect to pay almost $10 per pound though.

Try my ultra blend:
3 parts Paul Newmans beans.
1 part genereic vanilla flavored beans.
Grind super-fine.

Best damned coffee you'll ever drink.

<pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">
My Specs (read 'em and weep):
* Automatically grinds whole beans before brewing
* Fully programmable 24 hours in advance
* Brew Pause feature lets you enjoy a cup before brewing has finished
* Automatically shuts off when brewing is complete
* Grind-off feature for brewing ground coffee
* 1-4 cup feature to accommodate coffee for one
* 10-cup double-wall insulated thermal carafe to keep your coffee hot long after brewing
* Gold tone commercial-style permanent filter eliminates the need to buy coffee filters
* Charcoal water filter removes impurities from the water
* Separate grinder chamber and filter area allow for easy cleanup
* Limited 3-year warranty
</pre>

SwingerSpecial
05-27-2004, 06:34 AM
If you can get a hold of one, if you want The UberCoffeeMaker, get yourself a Technivorm Mocha Master. They're not cheap by any means, and not easy to find in the states, but after you've bought one, you'll never need another coffee maker again - superior durability, excellent "brewing model" and unique styling (transparent water tank with a clear tube running through the middle, watch the bubbles rise as the water goes through).

Fehler
05-27-2004, 06:39 AM
Expresso?!?

Do you guys own poodles named Fluffy too?

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SUPERAEREO
05-27-2004, 06:49 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Fehler:
Expresso?!?

Do you guys own poodles named Fluffy too?
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Don't be silly!


Mine is called Poochie-poo.

http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

S!


PS: no, seriously, we don't have 60 millions of poodles in Italy, we just drink espresso. It's an Italian thing, you know?
Or do you think Tony Soprano owns a poodle?

"The first time I ever saw a jet, I shot it down."
Chuck Yaeger

tsisqua
05-27-2004, 07:04 AM
My recipe:

6 shots of espresso
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
3 teaspoons sugar (for the cream)
3 teaspoons sugar (for the coffee}
1/4 teaspoon hazlenut extract

While espresso is brewing, whip the cream up with either a blender, or by hand with a whisk. You can add flavoring to the cream if you like, just not too much, or the cream will not whip up well. The cream should make a metal spoon stand straight up when inserted (no jokes, guys, ok? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif ). Sweeten the espresso, and the hazlenut, and top with that yummy whipped cream.

With no effort at all, you will feel like Uberman after you drink this stuff. You will eat poodles named Fluffy for breakfast.

Tsisqua

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Udidtoo
05-27-2004, 07:22 AM
Plain old Braun brewer, fresh homeground beans, (if the lord wanted you to drink flavored coffee it would grow that way) http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif one big pinch of salt added before brewing.

My uncle always called it navy coffee and I've drank it that way so many years now that without the salt it tastes wierd

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I always have just enough fuel to arrive at the scene of my crash.

Alexi_Alx_Anova
05-27-2004, 07:31 AM
Two more points.

Please buy fair trade coffe where possible;

http://www.globalexchange.org/campaigns/fairtrade/coffee/


The best coffee shop I have ever frequented, and possibly in the World http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif is The Trident in sleepy old Halifax, Nova Scotia. The only thing that kept me sane for two years when I worked there http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif ;

http://www.tridenthalifax.com/

Alexi

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Drug of choice....coffee

http://web.onetel.net.uk/~alx_747/coffee.jpg
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SUPERAEREO
05-27-2004, 07:41 AM
My coffe macchine is like the one in Alexi's sig.

I just fill it with Illy http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif ground coffee and cold water and put it on the hob.

Ten minutes later I have four cups of the best coffee money can buy - no cream, no vanilla or almond flavourings, just marvellously fragrant hot coffee.

One or two spoonfuls of sugar, a tiny dash of milk or a small measure of brandy or grappa are permitted.

Oh, Heaven...

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S!

"The first time I ever saw a jet, I shot it down."
Chuck Yaeger

ASM 1
05-27-2004, 08:00 AM
we do have a cappuchino/espresso maker, but I'm afraid I cant remember the make, and can't find it to look http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif Also, although I do prefer proper coffee, I am currently resorting to
http://www.nescafe.co.uk/Images/contents/products/new_product_orig.gif ]

Its much quicker, and strong enough to keep me 'wired' enough to work...

not a coffee purist I must admit - no offense http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif

S!

Andrew

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F16_Rider
05-27-2004, 09:55 AM
Ok, everyone knows that the only way to go if you want the best coffee is the Moccamaster way. I myself am a proud owner and daily user of a Moccamaster KB741 Clubline. Nothing fancy, just supreme quality.
"Original "Smitdesign" hand-built by Technivorm of Amerongen, the Netherlands"


http://www.technivorm.com/home.html

That's right Ice, I am dangerous...
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ElektroFredrik
05-27-2004, 11:52 AM
I'm the only one who drinks milk around here?
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olaleier
05-27-2004, 11:55 AM
http://www.best-vacuum.com/images/bosch-porsch-coffee.jpg

It only delivers regular brewed coffee, but it does it fast and practical! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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widgeon
05-27-2004, 12:17 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ElektroFredrik:
I'm the only one who drinks milk around here?
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

No way, I'm from Wisconsin... still the dairy capital of the U.S., even though they produce more in California.

I drink milk, mixed with espresso.

Called a latte. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Of course once you develop a taste for espresso, you then purchase your own machine.
Mine is a Rancilio, made in a far away land called Italy.

Which brings things full circle. My Grandparents, from Italy, had a dairy farm in Wisconsin.

Widgeon

BaldieJr
05-27-2004, 12:46 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Udidtoo:
Plain old Braun brewer, fresh homeground beans, (if the lord wanted you to drink flavored coffee it would grow that way) http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif one big pinch of salt added before brewing.

My uncle always called it navy coffee and I've drank it that way so many years now that without the salt it tastes wierd

..............................
I always have just enough fuel to arrive at the scene of my crash.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I also use a pinch of salt to soften tap water. Sometimes I use spring water and leave the salt out.

Get a grinder and try my blend. You'll be very suprised. I don't like flavored coffees either, but I'm too cheap to just toss out the stuff my fiance buys, so I started blending it with my coffee as a way to get rid of it. The end result was an amazingly good cup of coffee. BTW, I tried a hint of vanilla extract but just couldn't get the same results.

Just remember: the more you grind, the less coffee you'll need http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

<pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">
My Specs (read 'em and weep):
* Automatically grinds whole beans before brewing
* Fully programmable 24 hours in advance
* Brew Pause feature lets you enjoy a cup before brewing has finished
* Automatically shuts off when brewing is complete
* Grind-off feature for brewing ground coffee
* 1-4 cup feature to accommodate coffee for one
* 10-cup double-wall insulated thermal carafe to keep your coffee hot long after brewing
* Gold tone commercial-style permanent filter eliminates the need to buy coffee filters
* Charcoal water filter removes impurities from the water
* Separate grinder chamber and filter area allow for easy cleanup
* Limited 3-year warranty
</pre>

F16_Rider
05-27-2004, 01:40 PM
You can never go wrong with a pinch of cardamom when you make the coffee.

That's right Ice, I am dangerous...
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ASM 1
05-27-2004, 01:43 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by olaleier:
http://www.best-vacuum.com/images/bosch-porsch-coffee.jpg

It only delivers regular brewed coffee, but it does it fast and practical! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I want one.... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif oooh yeah http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/53.gif An all nighter beckons.... damn! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/51.gif ah well... its 8.40pm here in the UK... better get going then ... have a coffee beside me now.

S!

Andrew

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Taylortony
05-27-2004, 01:48 PM
But that contains no alcohol...... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/52.gif how could you http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

I suppose you could turn it into a still, but guys coffee has water in it and fish use that as their toilet...much better Alcohol where they freeze it and skim the water off it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif