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    The Orphan Espresso LIDO hand coffee grinder features:

    • All aluminum stacked plate construction
    • Dual bronze axle bearing system
    • 38 mm conical steel grinding burr
    • Locking stepless adjustment mechanism below the burr
    • 8 oz thread on glass catch jar
    • Two position handle
    • Measures 11 1/4″ high, 3″ in diameter, and
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    by Published on 1st October 2012 02:01 AM  Number of Views: 1145 

    Handpresso Auto ESE portable espresso machine for the car. The latest addition to the Handpresso range - road trip anyone?

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    Handpresso Auto is the revolutionary espresso machine for your car. The Auto is perfectly adapted for use in cars but can be used in any vehicle with a 12V socket, including lorries, caravans and even boats. Enjoy a revitalising espresso in the comfort of your vehicle, wherever you are. Simply add cold water and the ESE pod of your choice (available from coffee retailers and supermarkets). Press the button, and the Auto heats the water and builds the required pressure for your espresso. Wait for the 3 beeps and your espresso is ready! Rotate the Auto so the nozzle is positioned over your cup and release the button to pour your espresso. Savour delicious, creamy espresso thanks to the Auto’s 16 bar pressure. Convenient for frequent drivers, the Auto is also ideal for long distance journeys to fight driver fatigue.


    • Weight: 880 g (1.94 lbs)
    • Pressure: 16 bar
    • Cycle: 2 minutes
    • Water reservoir capacity: 1.79 fl.oz (53 ml)
    • Voltage: 12 V DC
    • Power: 140 Watt
    • Certification: CE e24


    Price: £135
    by Published on 22nd September 2012 10:15 PM  Number of Views: 3295 

    This quite simply is a glorified 'smokeless' hot air roasting machine with enclosed -lock-down-chamber, which can roast 250g of green coffee beans comfortably, but states 150g per batch! The top has a nice curved glass dome where you can get a clear open view at every stage of roasting. The front panel has a programmable timer, and safety eject button to cut the programme at any time you wish, but it's best to stiick to a programme to have a clean smokeless roast and cooling period. Results are promising for what this machine is, but precise roasting profiles it is not!

    The price is a tad high at around £240
    You can purchase a 'Cooling Pad' (12v Fan) as part of the package if one wants, but again, this is expensive!






    • Roast any type of coffee including espresso simply
    • by turning timer knob
    • Same flavour as the conventional coffee by less
    • quantity for dark roast
    • Roast raw beans complately with hot air
    • Roast capacity 150 g of raw beans
    • Size : 20 x 30 cm
    • Collect chaff of the bean sepsrately to keep an
    • original taste of coffee
    • Smokeless
    • Stainless chamber and tempered glass lid
    • Save energy by circulating waste heat.
    by Published on 17th September 2012 10:46 AM  Number of Views: 3080 
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    There's a great tutorial just posted here which will give you a guide on what tools you need, and a step-by-step guide on how to get a great coffee roast using your Popcorn Maker.

    the topic is here:

    http://www.homecoffeeroaster.co.uk/t...=1027#post1027
    by Published on 17th September 2012 04:00 AM  Number of Views: 1620 

    Home coffee roasting is fun You get the joy of selecting the exact varietal, country, region and even estate for the green coffee beans you'll roast. Plus, you get the fantastic gourmet cofee — not the "gourmet coffee" that really means "flavored coffee beans" — but real fresh roasted coffee beans from your own coffee bean roaster.
    With the Hottop Coffee Roaster, home coffee roasting becomes an extremely repeatable experience. The Hottop's electronics, even in the non-digital model, have a good built-in roasting profile.
    Whether you're roasting for drip coffee, for vacuum pot coffee, for French Press coffee, for espresso or for espresso-based drinks, the Hottop makes the process easy to roast the best coffee beans.

    Back-to-Back Coffee Roasting Batches

    When you eject a batch, pull the chaff tray. Then, pull the bean chute cover and pull out the rear filter _most_ of the way. IN THAT ORDER -- or you'll suck the chaff out of the tray into the Hottop!
    That process will cool the Hottop quickly, even in a Baton Rouge summer. Sometimes that was cool enough that the next heating cycle would start immediately after I pressed the Start button. Usually, though, when I started the Hottop again, it continued a cooling cycle for another 3.5 minutes.
    My cold startup was about 4.5-5.0 minutes from start to "add the beans BEEP." With the cooling from the increased airflow of pulling the chaff tray, bean chute cover and rear filter, the start to "add the beans BEEP" was about the same.
    Without this process, I saw my Hottop take from 10 to 25 minutes to cool enough that it would start the next heating cycle.

    Premature Dumping of Coffee Beans

    Clean the "button" thermocouple which is located on the back wall of the Hottop's roasting chamber. Failure to keep it clean won't immediately bother you, but longer term the Hottop will think that its getting hotter than it really is. this might result in under-roasted batches. Or, in extreme cases, it can result in premature dumping of the beans. Don't overload the Hottop with too many beans. If you have the beans totally covering the button thermocouple, you can end up getting false "overheating" readings, which result in automatic, premature dumping of the beans.
    by Published on 13th September 2012 04:59 PM     Number of Views: 2092 
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    Tokyo has its share of great coffee shops, including:

    Tully’s: Tully’s, is an excellent choice in Tokyo because they are everywhere. Tully’s has all of the same coffee drinks as Starbucks, but they also have a few new interesting variations that you may want to try. These include Tapioca Royal Milk Tea, Ginger Milk Tea, and Pink Grapefruit Swirkle – perfect for the hot summer weather. Tully’s also offers Wi-Fi at every coffee shop so that you can work, research, or surf the Internet. Their prices are fairly comparable to Starbucks.

    Doutor Coffee: Doutor Coffee offers an excellent Matcha Latte, and they can also be found on almost every corner in Tokyo. They have delicious iced coffees and juices, so try for yourself and see.
    Starbucks: Where are you supposed to go when you’re out of other options? You can start at the beginning with Starbucks, of course. Starbucks in Japan is somewhat different because they not only have their standard sizes, but they also have an extra small size in case you just need a little bit of coffee to tide you over.

    Of course, Tokyo has many more cafés that you can try while walking through the city, so don’t hesitate to check out something new.

    here's an extensive Coffee Shop review here:
    http://www.hottopowners.co.uk/entrie...p-Reviews-2012

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