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file New to good coffee.

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12 years 5 months ago #3089 by Irish
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Hey there,

My name is Ben, I live in Victoria BC and I am trying to pull myself out of drinking crappy coffee!

I'm in college now after spending some time just living life (I'm 28) and leaning about myself and I have succumbed to drinking hastily made drip coffee. It was a mistake, I know.

Once I realized this, I took a tip from my personal quest to make better tea and here I am.

I hope to learn to slow down and truly make coffee, not just caffeinated hot stuff!

Cheers.

PS: I have a couple of posts up to get me started, take a look and let me know if you can help.

Grinder: Link
Beans: Link
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12 years 5 months ago #3093 by colin
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Get a grinder - that can do espresso...
and I will give you a free Aeropress.

Any other Victoria area forum users that have not received a free AEROPRESS from me?

Chime in NOW!
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12 years 5 months ago #3097 by Irish
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Hey

That is an interesting welcome! heh I'll take you up on that, assuming I can find out where to get a decent grinder that does drip and espresso, which is in my price range. I am not afraid to go hand-ground btw, just in case you know of any hanging about.

Could you check out my grinder post and make a recommendation and let me know where I could make a purchase?

The Maestro or Maestro plus have been recommended. I have looked into these and am sure they will do the job for drip and press, but unsure of their suitability for espresso.
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12 years 4 months ago #3121 by obvious
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Heya,

I've used a Maestro Plus for my espresso grinding needs for the last few years. No complaints beyond the mess, and from my experience making espresso if just a messy business.

I recently made a moderate upgrade to a Rancilio Rocky doserless --more for looks (yes I'm shallow) and the finer controls for grind settings.

In my dreams I would like a Pasquni Moka, Mazzer Mini, or a Macap MC4 (in that order.)

Maybe once the dust settles from our impending move to Victoria I'll lash out and buy one...dream on my wife says :)

-Pete
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12 years 4 months ago #3122 by obvious
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Oh yeah and I'd love a AEROPRESS!
Does being an almost Victoria resident count...three days and counting. :)

-Pete
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12 years 4 months ago #3123 by colin
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There will be one waiting for you... along with the welcoming committee.
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