JohnB.'s Coffee World

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JohnB.'s Coffee World

Post by JohnB » Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:07 pm

Had to rework my end of the counter to get things to fit. Blue cabinet went up to clear the Macap & a white cabinet was added to get some of the coffee
accessories off the counter. Image

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Post by Niko » Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:31 pm

Very nice :P

I like the Zass on top of the cabinets.
I've been looking for their Turkish Mill for quite a while.
How's the Kitchen Aid grinder for French Press? I have at least 4 French Presses laying around, I drink about 2 cups a day from one of them.

...oh yeah, I just noticed there's a Vivaldi in the picture as well :lol:

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Post by JohnB » Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:34 pm

The KA Pro is great for French Press brewing & drip. The coarsest setting will give you chunks the size of small wood chips! I didn't really trust it for Espresso hence the Macap. I've got 4 different size Chambords also; the big 1.5 ltr is hiding behind the V2. My favorite is the 16 oz & the wife uses the 32oz every morning for her Yerba Mate. Ever try it?

Picked up the Zass Knee Mill for road trips but I use it for F/P decaf at home also. It does a great job & doesn't take too long to turn out a Press grind. Your arm might get pretty tired grinding for Espresso but I hear it does that well too.

The Presses haven't seen a lot of use since I got the V2 as I've been trying to speed up the learning curve by brewing mostly Espresso. I do miss it though & will try some New Guinea Highlands I just received in the press tomorrow.

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Post by Cafesp » Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:08 am

JohnB,
How come your World is WIDER than my world? :?
Are we living in the same world? Stars or Spaz world? :shock:
Who cares! :roll:

Just ENJOY it.

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Post by JohnB » Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:16 am

My wife says when I build the new kitchen I should design it around the coffee bar. Then I will have some serious room & my own sink.

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Post by Cafesp » Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:47 am

Did she talk you into marry her a few years ago? :?
Congratulations! You have a wonderful wife let you spent $$$ :shock: and now ask you spend some more :shock: :shock: :shock:
I was lucky like you but not at this time :oops:
She's asked me to clean up the garage & then I have my own room, own sink IF I have more grinders (small hand crank for travel) :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Post by JohnB » Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:36 pm

Yes, my wife is definitely a keeper but it took a few tries to get to this point. Like myself she's also a life long motorcyclist & when I mention adding another bike to the garage (8 currently) her only question is "can I ride it".

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Post by Niko » Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:37 pm

How fine will that Zass grind?
Can it do a Turkish?

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Post by JohnB » Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:56 pm

I doubt mine will go that fine but they do make a Turkish Mill.
http://www.sweetmarias.com/Merchant2/me ... re_Code=sm

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Post by Niko » Sat Jan 19, 2008 4:40 am

Yeah I know about the Turkish Mill.
I didn't want to wait another decade until Zass makes more...

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Post by JohnB » Sun Feb 10, 2008 4:16 pm

Here's the new set up with the feet set at 4.5", I didn't care for the look with the drawer under the machine so I mounted it in the cupboard below.Image
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Speedster/Bosco Sorrento/ K10WBC/K30/Bunnzilla
KvdW/Pullman/RB Tampers
Hario NCA 3 & 5s/Wooden Neck Dripper/Buono
Zassenhaus Knee Mill
Modded Hottop B

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Post by Niko » Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:19 pm

Now it's looking more organized.
Nice, very nice indeed with those stilts.

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Post by JohnB » Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:39 pm

Thanks. I got used to having the open space under the machine the last couple days so I couldn't bring myself to block it all off with the drawer. It lightens up the area & the taller feet make the V2 a little more impressive. Should be receiving my Cocobolo p/f handle shortly which should add a nice touch to the front.
Speedster/Bosco Sorrento/ K10WBC/K30/Bunnzilla
KvdW/Pullman/RB Tampers
Hario NCA 3 & 5s/Wooden Neck Dripper/Buono
Zassenhaus Knee Mill
Modded Hottop B

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Post by Niko » Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:55 pm

The Cocobolo is one of my favorite handles also, :wink:
You're going to enjoy that one.

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Post by Weska » Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:17 pm

Nicely arranged, JohnB. The drawer with knockbox and accessory chambers is especially nice.

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Re: JohnB.'s Coffee World

Post by JohnB » Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:19 pm

Here's the latest version although there should be some other changes soon.
Current Setup.JPG
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Coffee Cupboards.JPG
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Speedster/Bosco Sorrento/ K10WBC/K30/Bunnzilla
KvdW/Pullman/RB Tampers
Hario NCA 3 & 5s/Wooden Neck Dripper/Buono
Zassenhaus Knee Mill
Modded Hottop B

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