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Old 02-05-2008, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Sheffield, England
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I love espresso. I have no idea what spec our espresso maker is or whether a coffee connoisseur would much of it or not but I've been drinking espressos since I was 11 and I think it's pretty damn good if you ask me!
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Old 02-05-2008, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Default Breakfast of champions

If you like it, it dosen't really matter what type of machine or maker you use. Don't think you have to be some sort of snob-expert-connoisseur to drink it. Espresso is an acquired taste. I grew up with it only b/c of my family background and like you, Boycew02, I thought it was damn good too! Enjoy, Lou
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Old 02-05-2008, 04:16 PM
 
Location: on an island
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Lou, I like your attitude.
Some people can indeed be rather opinionated about the art of espresso.
I did not grow up with it, but I sure did learn to enjoy it after my initiation.
I don't need it to be "so strong a mouse could dance on it" but I do like the stuff.
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Old 09-30-2008, 10:54 AM
 
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any recommendations as far as easiest to clean & maintain? yeah, that's me. i have a single serving french press and am loathe to even take that apart...and stick it in the dishwasher!!!
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Old 09-30-2008, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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we use a bialetti on a gas stove top and hand grind with a mill. it never seems to taste as good as in cafes in europe What beans do you recommend?
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Old 09-30-2008, 11:16 AM
 
Location: on an island
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I use Sumatra, and also espresso beans from our local mom and pop shop.
But no matter how hard I might try, I don't think I could reproduce that Euro atmosphere.
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Old 09-30-2008, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Milan - ITALY
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Italian coffee is very good!
I take a coffe espresso every day

A good espresso machine is: Nespresso
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Old 10-04-2008, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Nespresso makes really good espresso machines.
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:47 AM
 
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I use a Francis Francis espresso machine. Mine's pretty old, so it may cost more than 200 dollars, but t's low profile and cool looking.
I roast my own beans for espresso, mostly due to the fact that I'm cheap, and green unroasted beans cost far less.
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