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  1. Zenithal macrumors G3

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    Chamomile tea and a biscuit. And a pain killer. Tweaked my neck looking for the tea.
     
  2. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    Enjoyed my Ethiopian (Yirgacheffe) coffee this morning with organic raw double cream and organic brown sugar, served in a Le Creuset mug.
     
  3. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    This morning I also enjoyed Ethiopian coffee (Yirgacheffe) with organic double raw cream and organic brown sugar.
     
  4. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    Again, enjoyed Yirgacheffe coffee (from Ethiopia) this morning.
     
  5. yaxomoxay macrumors 68040

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    Cappuccino (triple shot espresso).
    Time for a regular cup of coffee.
     
  6. Dave Meadows macrumors 68040

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    Just spotted this on the BBC website;

    “Klatch Coffee in San Francisco is offering a $75 cup of coffee made from award-winning beans grown in Panama.
    The beans - called Elida Geisha Natural - sold for $803 per pound and hold the record for the most expensive coffee in the world.”

    Think I’ll pass!
     
  7. Zenithal macrumors G3

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    I bought from Klatch a little over a year ago. Great stuff. I should order from them again. Definitely not that stuff, though.
     
  8. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    For $75 a cup, I would expect that coffee to be superlative.
     
  9. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    Currently sipping a lovely mug (Le Creuset) of Ethiopian (Yirgacheffe) coffee with organic raw double cream and organic brown sugar.
     
  10. Dave Meadows macrumors 68040

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    Having a flat white, made at home but with semi skimmed milk. Yes, I’m afraid it’s my annual “time to lose some weight” time. Tastes surprisingly good despite the milk...
     
  11. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    "Despite", is the operative word, here, methinks.

    Personally, I'd forego the milk entirely, rather than consume something so, ah, underwhelming, with (or in) my coffee.

    But, do enjoy.
     
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  13. yaxomoxay macrumors 68040

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    Douglas Fir tip tea. I was a bit skeptic, but heck... it was good.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. JamesMike macrumors demi-god

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    Having a nice cup of Kenyan with brown sugar and hot milk and biscuits.
     
  15. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    That sounds as though it is an ideal way to while away some time this evening.
     
  16. Kurwenal macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, the puck sticking to the screen is more likely to be caused by too little coffee in the basket, not too much. Seems counterintuitive, but with greater headspace in the basket, when the brew switch is flipped off and the valve is then opened, there's more of a negative pressure or partial vacuum created and a greater tendency for the coffee puck to cling to the grouphead. Plus the greater headspace means that the expansion of the grounds doesn't jam the puck into the basket as much since there is more room to expand into.

    Simple way to test this is to keep your grounds volume the same but use a larger basket. Puck will stick like crazy.

    To OP, up your dose by .5 gram and it should fix this, and be sure you are using the right size basket for your dose. If the puck sticks, just run the GH again briefly -- easiest way to get it out.
     
  17. Zenithal macrumors G3

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    Thanks for the time travel tips. That had come across my mind and I tested out various weights and packing pressure and it happens from time to time. My best guess is micro scratches that cause coffee grounds to stick or micro variations in density that packing doesn't address.


    Otherwise I knew most of that because years and years ago I would sometimes make a moka, which isn't espresso, with 3/4 or 1/2 the weight and it would stick like mad. Which in itself was a pain in the ass to clean. I haven't measured how much my stainless steel mokas can take, but I pack them in tight enough and tap out the pucks later and they're fairly dry. I keep my pucks to throw in the garden, compost bin, or break them up with other dry organic material and bind them for a fire starter when grilling or BBQ. They burn hot and fairly long for what they are.
     
  18. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    Reading about Ethiopian (and Yemeni) coffee.
     
  19. Zenithal macrumors G3

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    Cappuccino and watching the kids try to make a chariot...
     
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  21. Zenithal macrumors G3

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    Love an obnoxious headache early in the morning. Chewing on ginger and drinking water, with Tylenol.
     
  22. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    What has triggered the headache?

    Try some sort of over the counter medication if it is too bad; darkness, for a migraine, lots of hydration for all headaches.

    Ginger is good, but cloves can also be useful, when suffering from headaches.
     
  23. Zenithal macrumors G3

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    Pillow most likely. It was bunched up. I hurt the right side of my neck a few weeks ago from it bunching up in my sleep as I have a habit of shoving my shoulder into the pillow as I sleep. Imagine a down pillow the size of a 4 year old child scrunched up into a football.
     
  24. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    Just ordered some Ethiopian coffee from the Ethiopian Coffee Company.
     
  25. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    I always place my order by phone, and it is such a pleasure to deal with genuine and informed enthusiasts, who will happily discuss the respective merits of the different coffees (many of which come from small farms, and tiny micro-lots - growing unique varietals and cultivars, - at elevated altitudes) and who always remember me when I phone.
     
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