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MyPressi is for real

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Jan 22, 2010. 15 Replies

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Aug 4, 2012
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CoffeeMeetUps SPAM

Will Rogers had been cruising Coffee sites and SPAMming members to join his new coffee-centric social media page. Possibly this one. If you get an invitation to join, it could be that he's harvesting from BE. I've received the SPAM at more than one of my addresses, including the one that I've used for registration here. He admitted as much as doing so, but could not recall *which* forum he had harvested my address from.…See More
Sep 18, 2011
Chris replied to Brian Thayer's discussion Flat White
"So, instead of telling my Ozzie friends (touring with 'Burn the Floor') and the Oz-girl that's visiting us here in Tucson, "No worried, just go to XXXX shop and ask for a Flat White, they'll make you something that will make…"
Apr 25, 2011
Chris replied to James Liu's discussion New Orleans
"Yep. A great chickory coffee in a cafe au lait and a bagga beignets is something that you'll remember for a while. I had no luck with 'great' coffee when I was there. Get out of tourist-land once in a while for food. Tchappatoula…"
Dec 30, 2010
Chris commented on Brady's blog post More than you ever wanted to know about three-way solenoids.
"I know what they do, I know how they work, I jsut did some maintenance on one, and the very first thing I did with my new two-group when I got it was to diagnose and repair a bad solenoid valve (killed by a bad braze in manufacture). And yet, I feel…"
Dec 29, 2010
Chris replied to Daniel Demers's discussion Leaky El Salvatore Home Machine
"  I don't recall any reason that you'd have to disconnect the machine from it's water supply if it's plumbed.  IIRC, the valve is normally open, and will only close when you pull a shot, yeah? It takes a big man to…"
Dec 29, 2010
Chris replied to Adam Ptasnik's discussion Marco: Uber Boiler - Has anyone worked with one of these?
"None taken. But, this is a way to deliver water a a very specific temperature top a very specific volume (weight) to pour over grounds that you've measured and ground specifically for a single serving of coffee... wait, isn't that what…"
Dec 25, 2010
Chris replied to Adam Ptasnik's discussion Marco: Uber Boiler - Has anyone worked with one of these?
"It looks a lot like the Clover.  What ever happened to those, by the way?  Howard just bought them to kill production?  Jay, you've seen both machines IRL and close up, am I way off here? And wouldn't a Clover be a…"
Dec 25, 2010

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What is your position in the coffee industry?
barista trainer, home barista
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Tucson Arizona
How many years have you been in the industry?
If you are a barista or shop, are you interested in a barista exchange with another coffee shop/barista?
Tell us more about your coffee shop or barista skills.
I'm a great coffee technician. I understand the technical aspects of what makes the kit go. Electric, electronic, plumbing, mechanical, etc.
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
Almost any.
About Me:
I'm not a morning person, which has kept me from considering my own shop, and I'm not a late night person, either. Strike two. I do like coffee and making great espresso, but lack the experience and exposure to adequately describe and identify what about an individual SO or blend that I like and how it got there vis-a-vis the country and farm of origin.
About My Company:
I'm a 'retired' barista, except what I do at home (and I have the luxury of pulling shots at home on better kit than some baristi have to work with at their shops) and I've gotten into the technical training of baristi. While I understand that that doesn't leave a well rounded barista, I also encourage baristi to learn from many different teachers for well-roundedness.
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
It's diversity and potential. It's a young, hip, new industry.

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At 6:51pm on May 1, 2010, Michael Sedillo said…
Hi, Chris. Thank you for the welcome. I will definitely check them out. The Grove (the shop I manage at right now) probably won't change suppliers, but I am planning on opening my own shop in the next couple of years so, I appreciate the heads up.
At 11:29am on February 18, 2010, joshua wagner said…
prescott has a lot of really "not there" shops... and then us. come check us out if you're ever in the neighborhood.
At 6:55am on January 21, 2010, Jason Haeger said…
Hey, buddy. I miss seeing your posts more often a'la the old BGA forums.

Thanks for the entertaining My Pressi review.
At 12:52pm on May 16, 2008, Jason Haeger said…
Holla, Chris! Glad to see you here.

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