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Re: Coffee Machines..

Postby iab » March 21st, 2017, 7:22 am


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Rodrigo wrote:Damn, that escalated quickly..


I have been listening to the hand-wringing of industrial designers for 30 years.

The "moral dilemma" of making stuff.

Yet in that 30 years not a single designer has defined sustainable or waste in a credible way. Should I enjoy a Nespresso or should I live like the average Bangladeshy? I'm happy to listen to evidence, but all I get is unsubstantiated platitudes.

Re: Coffee Machines..

Postby Mr-914 » March 21st, 2017, 12:03 pm

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Apparently adding milk to your coffee is worse than making a Nespresso.

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Re: Coffee Machines..

Postby ono » April 5th, 2017, 4:06 pm

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I dislike the concept of capsules. It makes a lot of sense for companies to push the gillette model of disposable proprietry consumables, and some of these capsules taste good, but i just plain refuse to give in...
I have a stovetop bialetti for emergencies but otherwise I use a La Pavoni and a Gaggia grinder. It's not for everyone but i find the ritual a bit zen-like.
The OP complained about too many functions and dials..well these guys are minimalist industrial machines, put the coffee in bring down the lever, although there is some learning to do with technique if you want top notch coffee.Also you can service them yourself and they are built like a tank.
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Postby slippyfish » April 7th, 2017, 5:08 pm

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@ono, noob question, what part of the La Pavoni uses electricity? Is it heating the water someplace, and then forcing it through the grounds mechanically?
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Postby ono » April 7th, 2017, 11:48 pm

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slippyfish wrote:@ono, noob question, what part of the La Pavoni uses electricity? Is it heating the water someplace, and then forcing it through the grounds mechanically?


That's right. You can also send the steam through a wand to froth milk.
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Postby ralphzoontjens » April 12th, 2017, 3:22 am

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The La Pavoni is my new favorite coffee maker. Except for the on-off button it is pure 20th century art. We recently bought a Delonghi espresso machine for an aunt for about the same price which gives great coffee but it took us about an hour to figure out the machine.
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Postby medias » May 31st, 2017, 4:08 pm


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This is a very cool topic. I am thrilled to see that coffee machines will be entered in the year 2030. My favorite coffee machine is this one:

http://www.delonghi.com/Global/Products ... ro-new.jpg

Before I had the Nespresso. This one is the best I have ever had. It has enough pressure and I can change the coffee.

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Postby Curtis_Hungness » September 21st, 2017, 7:20 pm


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I use the Aeropress and I love it. Its not a machine but its simple and makes a coffee that is right between a regular cup and an espresso. It's super easy to clean, and doesn't take up much counter top space. (I live in a small apartment.)
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