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oldviolin

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Posted: Dec 8, 2021 - 8:52am

 miamizsun wrote:
 Red_Dragon wrote:

why do so many people want to come to america?
even braving great risk and danger to get here?
i mean what is so special about the usa?
 
World class monkey bars...

miamizsun

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Posted: Dec 8, 2021 - 6:45am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

why do so many people want to come to america?
even braving great risk and danger to get here?
i mean what is so special about the usa?
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Dec 8, 2021 - 6:00am

Coffee crisis in Central America fuels record exodus north
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Posted: Nov 26, 2021 - 5:55am

 Steely_D wrote:
I’m not averse to little twisty knobs and buttons. (Once, after Bob Moog introduced a new synth that was mostly digital. I asked him “where are all the knobs?” To shame him for staring at my wife’s legs through his talk) but, my wife hates tech, and if we get something too tech I’ll be the one making every cup.
 
i'm already there

to be fair i have it down with the rig and beans that we have

Steely_D

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Posted: Nov 25, 2021 - 10:50pm

I’m not averse to little twisty knobs and buttons. (Once, after Bob Moog introduced a new synth that was mostly digital. I asked him “where are all the knobs?” To shame him for staring at my wife’s legs through his talk)

but, my wife hates tech, and if we get something too tech I’ll be the one making every cup.
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Nov 24, 2021 - 2:01pm

 miamizsun wrote:
either that or my eyes have seen the years


It's the slow parade of fears that does it.
haresfur

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Posted: Nov 24, 2021 - 1:37pm

 miamizsun wrote:

cool
i have access to tons of little bodegas that produce some of the finest cuban crack known to man
if you and your partner ever get the chance give it a shot
{#Cheers}




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Posted: Nov 24, 2021 - 6:21am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
 Steely_D wrote:

I'm debating a Black Friday splurge since I've been working working working day and night. 
Looking at an espresso machine, and was going for a Breville. Then a SMEG got my attention. Anyone got thoughts one way or the other?



That touchscreen on the Breville concerns me. I'd go with one that's more buttons and dials than pixels...
 
i'm not a luddite, but i do enjoy the button pushing and knob turning too
my cureent rig has an updated version that has...a selector know
besides my lcd screen is way too small
either that or my eyes have seen the years
miamizsun

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Posted: Nov 24, 2021 - 6:18am

 haresfur wrote:
 miamizsun wrote:


from what i can tell, these are god-like coffee machines
i was taken by the concept and watched several videos
some time back i searched and searched for one in the wild
you know, just to try it, but no dice
maybe i'll do another search and see if something is close that i can experience


Actually my coffee guys got rid of theirs. I think mainly because of the maintenance - I think it's a finicky beast and it was hard/expensive to get someone up from Melbourne to fix it. Other machines are nearly as good and more automatic. 

If you are ever in Santa Fe, Ikonic Coffee uses Slayers. My partner is a savant on finding good coffee, even found a good cup in Broken Hill.
 
cool
i have access to tons of little bodegas that produce some of the finest cuban crack known to man
if you and your partner ever get the chance give it a shot
{#Cheers}
haresfur

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Posted: Nov 24, 2021 - 6:08am

 miamizsun wrote:


from what i can tell, these are god-like coffee machines
i was taken by the concept and watched several videos
some time back i searched and searched for one in the wild
you know, just to try it, but no dice
maybe i'll do another search and see if something is close that i can experience


Actually my coffee guys got rid of theirs. I think mainly because of the maintenance - I think it's a finicky beast and it was hard/expensive to get someone up from Melbourne to fix it. Other machines are nearly as good and more automatic. 

If you are ever in Santa Fe, Ikonic Coffee uses Slayers. My partner is a savant on finding good coffee, even found a good cup in Broken Hill.
miamizsun

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Posted: Nov 24, 2021 - 5:52am

 haresfur wrote:


I thought you gave up that working business. You could spend all of that disposable income and then some on a Slayer





from what i can tell, these are god-like coffee machines
i was taken by the concept and watched several videos
some time back i searched and searched for one in the wild
you know, just to try it, but no dice
maybe i'll do another search and see if something is close that i can experience
islander

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Posted: Nov 24, 2021 - 5:43am

 Steely_D wrote:

I'm debating a Black Friday splurge since I've been working working working day and night. 
Looking at an espresso machine, and was going for a Breville. Then a SMEG got my attention. Anyone got thoughts one way or the other?



We have a Delonghi Dedica. It's very similar to the Smeg, but less stylized (I'd just refer to it as underinflated). It is mostly metal and has a much more solid feel. Ours has seen almost daily use for just about 5 years now - I highly recommend it.
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Nov 23, 2021 - 10:33pm

 Steely_D wrote:

I'm debating a Black Friday splurge since I've been working working working day and night. 
Looking at an espresso machine, and was going for a Breville. Then a SMEG got my attention. Anyone got thoughts one way or the other?



That touchscreen on the Breville concerns me. I'd go with one that's more buttons and dials than pixels...
haresfur

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Posted: Nov 23, 2021 - 10:00pm

 Steely_D wrote:

I'm debating a Black Friday splurge since I've been working working working day and night. 
Looking at an espresso machine, and was going for a Breville. Then a SMEG got my attention. Anyone got thoughts one way or the other?



I thought you gave up that working business. You could spend all of that disposable income and then some on a Slayer



Steely_D

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Posted: Nov 23, 2021 - 9:51pm

I'm debating a Black Friday splurge since I've been working working working day and night. 
Looking at an espresso machine, and was going for a Breville.  Then a SMEG got my attention. Anyone got thoughts one way or the other?
westslope

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Posted: Nov 22, 2021 - 10:46am

 rgio wrote:


https://i.pinimg.com/originals/24/81/64/248164b24d0f7c3b25469673d0548f1d.jpg


Build a greenhouse....heat it well... and grow.   Of course...the heat alone will cost more than any beans you might harvest...but it's a hedge against supply chain issues and market volatility!

The relaxation of drinking a warm cup of joe from inside your new structure at -20... Priceless!

LOL!  For that kind of money, I could afford to fly down to Colombia and buy a coffee finca or two.  

And then if I was super astute, I would buy a finca at the right elevation and the right location so the finca could be retrofitted to coca bushes and then sell it to enthusiastic northern hemisphere consumers looking to hedge their consumption. 


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Posted: Nov 22, 2021 - 8:41am

 westslope wrote:

Get Used to Expensive Coffee. And It’ll Probably Taste Worse Too  — bloomberg.com


Pasted intro:

Coffee snobs have a lot to worry about right now. A global shortage of beans is already threatening to push up prices at cafes and supermarkets. Now, your morning cappuccino or latte might start leaving a bitter taste for other reasons too.

The world is facing a desperate shortfall of arabica coffee, the variety that gives the smoothest flavor and makes up about 60% of world production. Supplies were decimated after extreme weather destroyed crops, and with a La Nina pattern forecast through early 2022 expected to further hurt yields, it could take years for the market to recover. Arabica prices are surging to reflect the mounting crisis, while global shipping congestion is making it even harder to get beans where they are needed.

“This is not just a short-term issue,” said Kona Haque, who leads research at commodity trader ED&F Man in London. “It’s actually something that we’re going to be factoring in for the next couple of years.”


...........

Clearly my hoarding strategy appears to be inadequate.   Any hints on how to grow coffee in the backyard where winter temperatures can dip to -2OC?  

P.S.   La Niña years also cause hydroelectric shortages in parts of South America.  Translation:  natural gas will be popular for decades yet to come.


Or you could get used to Robusta. Most (all?) of the high-caffeine coffees out there use some Robusta because it's got more caffeine. Death Wish, etc. It's suffered at the hands of coffee snobbery but it's possible that we'll find it's just a different taste, the way Guatemala and Ethiopia Arabicas taste different, and we just need to adjust.
rgio

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Posted: Nov 22, 2021 - 7:11am

 westslope wrote:
Clearly my hoarding strategy appears to be inadequate.   Any hints on how to grow coffee in the backyard where winter temperatures can dip to -2OC?  



https://i.pinimg.com/originals/24/81/64/248164b24d0f7c3b25469673d0548f1d.jpg

Build a greenhouse....heat it well... and grow.   Of course...the heat alone will cost more than any beans you might harvest...but it's a hedge against supply chain issues and market volatility!

The relaxation of drinking a warm cup of joe from inside your new structure at -20... Priceless!
westslope

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Location: BC sage brush steppe


Posted: Nov 22, 2021 - 6:18am

 westslope wrote:

Is the Brazilian coffee bean crop failure affecting prices in your neighbourhood?

Sheepish admission:  we bought several kilos of whole medium-roast Colombian beans lately to make sure we had enough for the next few months.


Get Used to Expensive Coffee. And It’ll Probably Taste Worse Too  — bloomberg.com


Pasted intro:

Coffee snobs have a lot to worry about right now. A global shortage of beans is already threatening to push up prices at cafes and supermarkets. Now, your morning cappuccino or latte might start leaving a bitter taste for other reasons too.

The world is facing a desperate shortfall of arabica coffee, the variety that gives the smoothest flavor and makes up about 60% of world production. Supplies were decimated after extreme weather destroyed crops, and with a La Nina pattern forecast through early 2022 expected to further hurt yields, it could take years for the market to recover. Arabica prices are surging to reflect the mounting crisis, while global shipping congestion is making it even harder to get beans where they are needed.

“This is not just a short-term issue,” said Kona Haque, who leads research at commodity trader ED&F Man in London. “It’s actually something that we’re going to be factoring in for the next couple of years.”


...........

Clearly my hoarding strategy appears to be inadequate.   Any hints on how to grow coffee in the backyard where winter temperatures can dip to -2OC?  

P.S.   La Niña years also cause hydroelectric shortages in parts of South America.  Translation:  natural gas will be popular for decades yet to come.
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Nov 17, 2021 - 7:55pm

 haresfur wrote:

One washer, two dryers if you count the clothes line (which gets far more use than the electric one).  Two hoovers but really should get rid of the crappy one. The only roombas are the Dalmatians.



How are they at fire fighting?

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