Espresso Enthusiasts

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  1. Zenithal macrumors G3

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    Have a small request. Does anyone know of a stainless steel equivalent of the Bialetti model No. 06973?
     
  2. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    Which model is that?

    Saw a beautiful Japanese pot (with a swan neck) yesterday when I bought some Ethiopian (Yirgacheffe) coffee.
     
  3. Zenithal macrumors G3

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    Medium base with a platform and double swan neck output for direct extraction into espresso cups. Allows for equal distribution of coffee into two cups.

    I'd prefer SS since aluminum tarnishes easily. Plus, SS lasts forever and is easy to clean, never mind having nearly no taste. I doubt one exists. I can't find a SS example of the Brikka. I don't have high hopes.
     
  4. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    Enjoying an Ethiopian coffee (from Yirgacheffe) with organic brown sugar and organic raw double cream.
     
  5. yaxomoxay macrumors 68040

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  6. Zenithal macrumors G3

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    Ginger tea, meclizine and a naproxen tablet. Seems I've caught a cold. Body aches and nausea.

    Really love waking up in the middle of the night and feeling sick as a dog when I was fine when I went to bed. Fun times ahead...
     
  7. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    Chest cold, or head cold?

    Lots of hot drinks, plenty of hydration (water, or similar) ginger tea, ordinary tea, yes, Olbas Oil to ease congestion, and rest.

    In the here and now, I have enjoyed my mug of Ethiopian coffee (from Yirgacheffe) this morning.
     
  8. riteshritesh macrumors member

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    Oh Wow.470 pages went unattended.
    I am a Moka Pot coffee drinker from India.
    Mostly brew Indian Coffees from Chikmagalur region.
    My Favourite these days is a Coffee Chicory filter brew available from a local store, which has to be destroyed ;) using lots of milk and sugar ( that's the way South Indian Filter Brew is served).
     
  9. Zenithal macrumors G3

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    Neither so far. I noticed a few days ago I wasn't feeling 100% because my appetite disappeared, I couldn't taste food well, and I was feeling ragged despite getting enough rest. Hopefully it's just nausea and body aches. The idea of having another head cold or chest infection this year is grim.
     
  10. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    To be honest, nausea and body aches sounds more like a touch of flu than a classic cold, irrespective of whether it could be a head cold or a chest cold.

    With a cold, I feel a bit under the weather, but can read in bed between bouts of sleep; with a flu, I have aches, nausea, utter exhaustion, and cannot focus mentally on anything.

    Bed rest and plenty of fluids.
     
  11. Zenithal macrumors G3

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    Probably. I've had flues and then a cold on top, so I'm never really sure which one it is. I'm not surprised. The recent cold snap our region of America has gotten in the last two months as contributed to many falling ill. Again. Not very normal to see ice on your grass or walkways this late in the year.
     
  12. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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  13. yaxomoxay macrumors 68040

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    Cappuccino at 6AM.
    Cup of regular joe at 8AM.
    It's going to be a long Tuesday.
     
  14. Zenithal macrumors G3

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    Ginger lemon green tea and back to bed. Feel like I got beat with a shovel in my sleep. Doubt I was snoring. Definitely the flu.
     
  15. yaxomoxay macrumors 68040

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    Get well!
     
  16. decafjava macrumors 68030

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    I second the notion. I am feeling under the weather too, though that is partly the rush to meet the deadline to turn in grades, final reports etc. for the recently completed semester and partly the rather chilly spring. Today we have 19 C and partly sunny skies, forecast for the next couple of weeks indicate that spring is finally here and a nice transition to summer.

    On the coffee front, yes please in all its forms as I need to close accounts etc. Had some good stuff but also some capsule stuff for the caffeine.
     
  17. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    That certainly sounds like the flu, not a cold.

    Not something that will readily be overcome in a day or two; in my experience, it will take at least a week before you defeat the flu.

    Good luck and plenty of bedrest and liquids.
     
  18. Zenithal macrumors G3

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    Thanks for the warm wishes. Had a nice long nap and skipped the ice cream as I'd planned on eating. Currently enjoying a mug of green tea and looking up trailers.

    Currently watching some Netflix trailers. Good to see Netflix investing in foreign film and television more than before. There's a lot of amazing stuff out there.
     
  19. Zenithal macrumors G3

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    Wrangled the 4 'cup' SS moka out this evening after dinner, steamed some milk and used a blend of date and coconut sugar. Delicious. Warmed my soul up. Though that may have been the brandy on the side.
     
  20. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    That sounds as though it is the sort of thing that could be absolutely delicious when under the weather.

    Enjoying a mug of Ethiopian coffee (in my Le Creuset mug) as I write.
     
  21. Zenithal macrumors G3

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    Spiced carrot jam on a buttered slice of toasted bread with coffee. Pressed Kenyan AA.
     
  22. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    Spiced carrot jam? That sounds intriguing.

    Kenyan AA will always hit the spot.
     
  23. Zenithal macrumors G3

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    Yes. Some old English recipe from a long ago. Victorian era, if I remember correctly. It saw renewed praise during the second world war for the two popular reasons. It was nutritious and filling, and sweet on its own when sugar was in high demand with low availability due to blockades. And of course the RAF made up the story about carrots helping pilots' eyes when the reality was they didn't want the Germans knowing about the then burgeoning radar technology. I believe carrot cake was also popular then because of how simple it was and the fact it didn't need butter.

    Most recipes call for cinnamon as the spice, but you can add whatever you want, including citrus rind to brighten it up.
     
  24. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    In terms of fruit or vegetables that are sweet (especially if they have been caramelised) there is little or nothing that cannot be improved or enhanced wth citrus rind. It s exceptionally good wth both stewed apple and apple crumble.
     
  25. Zenithal macrumors G3

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    I much prefer a cored and stuffed baked apple over stewed apples.
     
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