Guatemalan Gold

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chas
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Guatemalan Gold

Post by chas » Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:40 pm

I was talking to my wife in Guatemala last night. She is flying home today and bringing me plenty of green!

I got her hooked on coffee about the time I got the Vivaldi II. Even then I have only been able to get her to drink lattes with three squirts of caramel syrup. She told me last night about a visit to a coffee plantation. They roasted beans the old fashioned way in a big cast iron pan over an open flame. She was served straight black coffee for the first time ever and said it was absolutely delicious. She stated that now she knows what all the "chocolate" talk is about!

I hope I can do it justice with the Hottop.
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Mazzer Kony E, Customized Rocky
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Re: Guatemalan Gold

Post by Niko » Tue Nov 11, 2008 1:30 pm

...or you can roast them in an open flame in the backyard :grin:
La Spaz VII (with timer) S5 Steam Arm & Passive Pre-Infusion, Mazzer Mini E Type B, MACAP MC4 Doserless,
MACAP Autotamper, 3 Thor tampers, Espro convex & CoffeeLabs tamper.
Scace Device, Alessi steam pitchers, Motta Steam pitcher, etc..

La Spaz S1 S5 Steam Arm w/ progressive preinfusion, Compak K3 Touch Doserless, Espro flat tamp
Hottop P, Behmor, iRoast2 and Gene Cafe

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Re: Guatemalan Gold

Post by chas » Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:42 pm

I did that recently with the Behmor, but it only works once! :violent3:
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LM GS/3 & LaSpaziale Dream v 1.23 (US 120V)
Mazzer Kony E, Customized Rocky
Hottop P/B

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Re: Guatemalan Gold

Post by Niko » Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:10 pm

reminds me of a Looney Tunes episode where Daffy Duck did a trick that only works once :lol:
...or was it Silvester? :scratch:

Did you really toss out the Behmor?
La Spaz VII (with timer) S5 Steam Arm & Passive Pre-Infusion, Mazzer Mini E Type B, MACAP MC4 Doserless,
MACAP Autotamper, 3 Thor tampers, Espro convex & CoffeeLabs tamper.
Scace Device, Alessi steam pitchers, Motta Steam pitcher, etc..

La Spaz S1 S5 Steam Arm w/ progressive preinfusion, Compak K3 Touch Doserless, Espro flat tamp
Hottop P, Behmor, iRoast2 and Gene Cafe

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Re: Guatemalan Gold

Post by chas » Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:15 pm

Yes. It's toast in ever sense of the word!
Chas
LM GS/3 & LaSpaziale Dream v 1.23 (US 120V)
Mazzer Kony E, Customized Rocky
Hottop P/B

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