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Date: 17 Jan 2007 14:59:27
From: madmocha
Subject: virgin no more...
With humble apologies for the reckless use of a metaphor; I have, just
now, had my first ever experience of "making it myself". Oh, it
had a lot to be desired! A severe lack of finances saw to that. The
grinder I thought I had apparently got lost in a move we just completed
from Oregon to Atlanta, GA. So I dug a bag of ground Starbucks out of
my freezer that had been there for a very long time. My machine is a
$25 Mr.Coffee Espresso Machine bought from Walt by my wife for me
for Christmas a year ago... and never used (I'd wanted one for a long
time and this was all we could afford - or knew about at the time). My
wife complained that it took all morning just to get ready. The crema
was slow in coming, and was sparse. The drink was not quite sure if it
was a Cappuccino or a Latte'. It was/is a bit on the bitter side.
Someday I'll get better. Someday I'll get a better machine.
Someday... But today, I'm exited!





 
Date: 22 Jan 2007 09:19:25
From: Jasonian
Subject: Re: virgin no more...
> Being exited is fun, but being excited is even funner!
> & for Gawd sakes, get thee some fresh beans & try it again!

And for Gawd's sake, get a grinder! fresh-ground is always better than
pre-ground. I don't care how much the grinder may suck, at least the
coffee won't be stale.

Save your pennies, my friend. Seek ye out better quality in grind than
that which hath been among the offerings at thine regional Starbucks.

You'll need $200+.



 
Date: 21 Jan 2007 17:27:08
From: aß
Subject: Re: virgin no more...
On 17 Jan 2007 14:59:27 -0800, "madmocha" <madmocha@mochamail.com >
wrote:

>With humble apologies for the reckless use of a metaphor; I have, just
>now, had my first ever experience of "making it myself". Oh, it
>had a lot to be desired! A severe lack of finances saw to that. The
>grinder I thought I had apparently got lost in a move we just completed
>from Oregon to Atlanta, GA. So I dug a bag of ground Starbucks out of
>my freezer that had been there for a very long time. My machine is a
>$25 Mr.Coffee Espresso Machine bought from Walt by my wife for me
>for Christmas a year ago... and never used (I'd wanted one for a long
>time and this was all we could afford - or knew about at the time). My
>wife complained that it took all morning just to get ready. The crema
>was slow in coming, and was sparse. The drink was not quite sure if it
>was a Cappuccino or a Latte'. It was/is a bit on the bitter side.
>Someday I'll get better. Someday I'll get a better machine.
>Someday... But today, I'm exited!


Being exited is fun, but being excited is even funner!
& for Gawd sakes, get thee some fresh beans & try it again!