In praise of espresso

Discussion in 'Whatever' started by magillagorilla, May 2, 2009.

  1. magillagorilla

    magillagorilla Toy Prince

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Messages:
    471
    Location:
    Unknown
    In praise of espresso
    Just got a new Salvatore One Black espresso machine and thought I'd share.
    Would also like to see some other espresso set ups fellow espresso fanatics might be hiding at home

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. J.B.

    J.B. Toy Prince

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2008
    Messages:
    236
    Location:
    Pasadena, CA
    In praise of espresso
    Wow, nice set-up! :shock: You know you've got a nice machine when you have that fancy of a tamper. That shot's got some real nice crema too.

    I'm still rockin' my old-school Krups.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Count

    Count Post Pimp

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2005
    Messages:
    2,974
    In praise of espresso
    I just have this...

    [​IMG]

    I'm drinking it now! Soy latte style though, I don't usually go straight up.
     
  4. Ethan

    Ethan Formerly siphilon

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2006
    Messages:
    1,128
    Location:
    Reston, VA - USA
    Instagram:
    keepitbagged
    In praise of espresso
    Count:

    Love the bialetti....nice and quick / low maintenance.


    This is my Sama Export which has not received much attention lately. :(

    [​IMG]
     
  5. magillagorilla

    magillagorilla Toy Prince

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Messages:
    471
    Location:
    Unknown
    In praise of espresso
    That Sama is sweet! Don't see those too often.

    I have nothing but good things to say about the Bialetti, i have one that I use as my "spare tire" when past machines have been down for repairs.
     
  6. Count

    Count Post Pimp

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2005
    Messages:
    2,974
    In praise of espresso
    Yeah, it's been great, seems a little finicky with the temperature to get good crema though.

    What would some recommendations be for good starter machines? Something quality that should do the job well for a while, but preferably not too overly expensive...
     
  7. plastichunter

    plastichunter Mini Boss

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2008
    Messages:
    4,264
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Connell
    In praise of espresso
    I don't even care if it makes good espresso I just want this one on my kitchen counter. :)

    [​IMG]
     
  8. magillagorilla

    magillagorilla Toy Prince

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Messages:
    471
    Location:
    Unknown
    In praise of espresso
    What is your price range, for "not overly expensive"?
     
  9. Biff

    Biff S7 Royalty

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2006
    Messages:
    3,785
    In praise of espresso
    Did Mark Nagata design that? :)
    [​IMG]
     
  10. magillagorilla

    magillagorilla Toy Prince

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Messages:
    471
    Location:
    Unknown
    In praise of espresso
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    or this? (linked from toybot studios)
     
  11. Count

    Count Post Pimp

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2005
    Messages:
    2,974
    In praise of espresso
    I'm pretty flexible, I just don't really need the best of the best.

    I'm not really sure where to even start though, so definitely open to any suggestions, even if they're a little pricey.


     
  12. magillagorilla

    magillagorilla Toy Prince

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Messages:
    471
    Location:
    Unknown
    In praise of espresso
    I will warn you that I came down with upgrade-itus once I moved up from a krups machine.

    But I would start with a Rancilio Silvia (approx $533) and a good grinder.
    You can also get a super automatic the grinds brews etc all at the push of a button, you wont get the best espresso not as good as a Silvia but comparable to most chain coffee houses.

    I can recommend some good websites for ordering or research if you are interested
     
  13. Count

    Count Post Pimp

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2005
    Messages:
    2,974
    In praise of espresso
    Cool, thanks.

    I just interneted this great sounding place pretty close to me that has that one on-sale. I'm going to read up on stuff a bit more and save up a little money before I get into it.

    Now looking at skullbrain is going to cause me to buy toys and coffee making appliances... brutal!
     
  14. Grapefruit Goblin

    Grapefruit Goblin Toy Prince

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2008
    Messages:
    226
    Location:
    Bronx New York
    Instagram:
    grapefruitgoblin
    In praise of espresso
    I have one of these. Just pop the capsule in a bam.
    [​IMG]
    I'm up to 8 cups a day :shock:

    When it came , it came with 12 different flavors. I had a marathon tasting session.I was up for dayz.
     
  15. JORDAN23

    JORDAN23 Post Pimp

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2006
    Messages:
    2,743
    Location:
    Pasadena, CA
    Name:
    HENRY
    In praise of espresso
    I've got the Silvia and it works great. Paired it up with the Rocky grinder.


    [​IMG]
     
  16. Count

    Count Post Pimp

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2005
    Messages:
    2,974
    In praise of espresso
    It looks so serious, I'm sold.
     
  17. magillagorilla

    magillagorilla Toy Prince

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Messages:
    471
    Location:
    Unknown
    In praise of espresso
    Nice Silvia! Have you posted this pic before?
     
  18. JORDAN23

    JORDAN23 Post Pimp

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2006
    Messages:
    2,743
    Location:
    Pasadena, CA
    Name:
    HENRY
    In praise of espresso
    I just took the picture this morning :)
     
  19. magillagorilla

    magillagorilla Toy Prince

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Messages:
    471
    Location:
    Unknown
    In praise of espresso
    That's a great set up.
    Nice seeing espresso junkies on the board
     
  20. uberboy

    uberboy Line of Credit

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2007
    Messages:
    1,680
    Location:
    NY/NJ/CA
    In praise of espresso
    my gf got me this for christmas, i use it every day
     
  21. bryanarchy

    bryanarchy Comment King

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2006
    Messages:
    1,244
    Location:
    Edmonton, AB, Canada
    In praise of espresso
    Anybody have any good tips for using a moka pot (like the counts)? My coffee comes out pretty bitter. I've tried doing different grinds/heats but can't hit a good combo.
     
  22. magillagorilla

    magillagorilla Toy Prince

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Messages:
    471
    Location:
    Unknown
    In praise of espresso
  23. JORDAN23

    JORDAN23 Post Pimp

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2006
    Messages:
    2,743
    Location:
    Pasadena, CA
    Name:
    HENRY
    In praise of espresso
    Espresso bean shipments beat out toy shipments 2 to 1 :)
     
  24. JAY

    JAY Super Deformed

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    5,906
    Location:
    Manila, Philippines
    In praise of espresso

    [​IMG]
     
  25. uberboy

    uberboy Line of Credit

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2007
    Messages:
    1,680
    Location:
    NY/NJ/CA
    In praise of espresso
    although they say to put in cool water, i was advised by a barista here at Ritual in SF (super coffee-snobs) that the brew is less bitter if you pre-heat the water to boiling in a teapot and then pour it into the reservoir. then screw on the top and heat the mokapot. bottom will be hot from boiling water, so grab it with a dish towel before screwing on top half. i've also found that i like using pre-ground espresso from the grocery store better than exotic coffee beans i grind myself. my current fave is the very affordable brand Medaglio d'Oro, which I first tried in Spain. Also, the Illy pre-ground espresso works good for slightly more re-fined tastes.
     

Share This Page