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    Anyone for Espresso?

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    Cigar Cutter Question

    I have owned (or own) just about every "popular" cutter out there (Dunhill, Xikar, various punches, etc). I even have a custom-made cutter that I got while in Japan! In short, the Palio is the best one of all - and has been been my "go-to" cutter since I got it a few years back. Very, VERY...
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    Who is Who - Our Emeritus Members

    Click my Avatar to start a conversation or learn more about me.
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    Coffee Brewing Methods - Notes of a Homeroaster

    I just want to say thanks for a great thread, Scotto! Good stuff. I can't wait to hear your take on vac. brewing (my personal favorite second to espresso). BTW - if anyone has a contact to get a Hario brewer in the U.S., PLEASE let me know!!:w00t:
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    Hat time

    LOL - same here! I'm not sure WHAT I am on the pen forum...:confused:
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    Coffee Roasters.

    I started about 10 years ago with a Hearthware Precision that is still functioning to this day (unlike many of them). In addition to that I have the now renamed "Zach and Danny's" roaster as well as the newer Hearthware product, the I-Roast (the first version). I've also owned an Alpenroast...
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    Who Knows Espresso Machines?

    I'll agree with Scotto on this this one. I tend to not just get into but GET INTO my "hobbies" (read: obsessions). I can't tell you how much extra money I've spend going cheaper at first and then working my way up. I realize the prevailing wisdom in "start small to see if you like it" and so...
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    Jaded Cigar quest

    Just finished my first Royal Jamaica toro. What a fine, mild smoke. PERFECT draw and construction. Thanks for turning me on to these fine cigars! :thumbup1:
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    Seiko Vs. Citizen

    I've had my share of both Citizens and Seikos. My current "everyday" watch is a higher end Seiko with sapphire crystal. In the last year (actually 13 months) I've had it, it has lost exactly 2 seconds when compared to my Casio Atomic watch. I've had some swiss quarts watches (Wenger, etc)...
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    Art of Shaving (AOS) Rose Absolute Shaving Cream

    Did you happen to notice that AOS now has this product in a jar (like the manly creams)?
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    Coffee Grinders & my Solis Maestro Plus

    The short answer is no. Those pots will make a good cup of strong coffee, but they can't produce the pressure needed to make actual (real) espresso.
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    Coffee Grinders & my Solis Maestro Plus

    I heard that they're going to be available again (if true, GREAT news). They are AWESOME grinders! I'm just too damned lazy...:blushing:
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    Coffee Grinders & my Solis Maestro Plus

    Who the hell (cough, COUGH) are you talking about???!!! :rolleyes: (that's a 24 second ristretto, mister!) :biggrin:
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    Coffee Grinders & my Solis Maestro Plus

    To what? Do you mean the different models of Mazzers? Doesn't matter to me - I could only afford the Mini! :biggrin: The Mazzer "E" models are the Mini with electronic dosing sections (cool but WAY up the $$ ladder). The Super Jolly is full-bore commercial. A bit stronger motor with a...
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