I liked #4 and #5. #4 because that really has a "how coffee change my life" feel to it. #5 because it struck a chord with me and I could tell the OTTO would find a loving home there. Now having to choose between those two would have been a toughie for me for sure, although I admit I did make a choice between the two.
I have held off saying much, but I am glad to see that most of you have many of the same feelings as I do regarding the voting process and which story was your favorite. Mine was no.10 also. Great story. Touched my heart.
While the OTTO is definetely a sexy machine, like one of the recent posts, I have also been looking into the balancing syphon method of brewing. Very cool!! A great conversation piece and fun way to brew a batch while also entertaining around a table. Looking forward to giving one a go. With my background in mechanical maintenance and design, I am always intrigued by how machines function. I am anticipating many hours of research and testing to formalate the best brew possible. Just fun you know (in a coffee geek sort of way), and you get to have coffee too!!
11 years 6 months ago - 11 years 6 months ago#3974by canuk_guy
Oh man ... I'm glad you're hang'n here. I'm feeling pretty lonely in the Coffee School section. I'm having fun messing around my gear, staying with the stove top stuff to conjure up my brew. The syphon units look really cool. But it scares me. Me and breakable things really do not get along very well. I can't count the number of beakers I broke before getting a steel coffee press.