What is your addiction?

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  1. Bare Lee

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    Everything in moderation except moderation!
    But yah, my morning nuts is just a small, kid-sized bowl, and no peanuts. Thanks for sparing us a description of what happens when one ODs on nuts.
     
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    Sounds like you may already know yourself what happens...;)
     
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    Not really, but there are a limited array of possibilities, none of them pleasant . . .
     
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    Yup. I take great pride in the quality I can extract from my machine as well. Six years behind the counter as a barista taught some tricks. I really want a stovetop espress0 pot (mokaman); just because I think it will create challenges for matching my countertop machine skills.

    I'm most interested in that site for their cold-brew iced coffee method and the home roasting ideas. home Coffee roasting is the new home brewing (says me!)
     
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    I want to try some coldbrewing again. I tried it a few times a while back, but had some issues (can't remember what they were, but as a student I just didn't have the time to try to figure them out).
     
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    I've never been able to get a very good cup out of my mokaman, but it's definitely serviceable for camping trips.

    Yicks, sounds like too much work for me. Maybe when the kids are bigger I can get into that sort of thing. But if you're prediction is correct, I'll definitely look into investing. Always good to get in on the ground floor with these things. I was an early investor in Microsoft, but then I foolishly sold all my stocks in the early 90s and invested in goatees. It became a big trend, no doubt about that, but it's damn hard to make money off it, even if you're one of the firsts, kind of like barefoot running.
     
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    I love my stove top espresso pots, I have a large 3-mug size and a small half mug size, both by Bialetti.

    My Italian colleague tells me that that is what all the Italians use in their homes. As you say, also great for camping.
     
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    Yah, I have a big one too, and that makes fine black coffee, but the espresso-sized one just never gets enough pressure for a proper espresso brew.
     
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    have you checked the seals? The seal perished on my large one and I had the same trouble. You can buy replacements fairly cheap, replaced it, back up to pressure again normal coffee resumed.
     
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    are you talking about sweet maria's? b/c that's the big green coffee, but i didn't think they were into cold brew as well.
     
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    I'm not familiar with Sweet Maria's...The site I mentioned had a good method for making your own cold brew extract, which makes the best iced coffee...
     
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    I never used it enough to wear out the seals. I just think steam-driven espresso brews will never quite do it for me. My first espresso machine was also steam-driven, as most of the cheaper models are, but I didn't start making decent espresso at home until I forked over more than $200 for a good Krups pump-driven machine, around '96 or '97. That thing is still going strong (although it had a 6-and-a-half-year break while I was in Mozambique). Mind you, the espresso-sized mokaman isn't bad, by any means. Just not quite up to the standards of a pump-driven brew.
     
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    My "addictions" tend to vary from time to time. Right now it's cycling and running, though more so cycling and less running now than I was about 4 months ago before I really got back into cycling again.

    Oh yeah, and just going barefoot as much as possible, wherever possible. I like to try going BF in places I haven't done it before, or sneak BF into places that have signs up or where they have told me to leave before. :p Of course all this must happen when my wife is not with me.
     
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    Yes, that is key!
     
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    Thanks for this! Living in portland, OR, we have many places to buy green coffee beans (yay!), so i wasn't aware of this source. As for expensive home roasters...nope...the site I referenced upthread gives options for home roasters using popcorn poppers. This will be my trial method. If all goes well I'll start saving for a small batch roaster.
     
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    I had a week's vacation in Cornwall in the west of the UK, stonkingly hot. I didn't wear shoes all week got a few strange looks, particuarly when I was walking round a couple of large show gardens and the Eden Project on rough stone and gravel paths. Even my father in law who grew up in India commented on my bare feet.
     
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    It's not steam doing the breing remember, it's just pressurising the water chamber and forcing it up the pipe and through the coffee, so the pressure is only as good as the seal.

    I'd think about a machine, but I don't have worktop space in my kitchen.
     
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    Right, maybe the water gets too hot, or maybe I set the oven temp too high. I dunno. It's been a long time since I used the espresso-sized mokaman, but I assume the seals were good when I first got it, and it's never been quite right for me. I did use the bigger one last summer, and it produced a fine cup.

    My machine is in my office, for the same reason.
     
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    coffee, alcohol, Facebook (the most destructive of the three)
     

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