Rick G
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Can I substitute Gaggia Descaler for Sage 'the Descaler'?
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I think the Gaggia Descaler would work fine in any espresso machine. Just use the same procedure and amount that worked for the Gaggia machine (or use the directions for The Oracle). I have never ...

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What's a good small hand / electric grinder available on the market?
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When traveling, I use my Hario Skerton grinder. It is slow, and time-consuming, but it does a great job. It does take some serious effort, so I would be tired after grinding for 2 or 3 cups of coffee.

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Water temperature for Aeropress: inverted vs tradional
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I tried the "official recommendation" of 170F, but did not like the results. I typically use water at 200F for the AeroPress. It appears there is a wide variety of approaches for the AeroPress. For ...

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Roast Profile vs Rest Time, any connection?
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This relationship is often discussed on coffee websites that I visit, such as such as http://www.home-barista.com and http://www.greencoffeebuyingclub.com. I have had a similar experience, although my ...

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Taste of coffee that has not rested long enough
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To me, the more likely result of insufficient "rest time" is a lack of flavor. It tastes like coffee, but without enough depth of flavor. In that case, I will simply let it rest for two days, then try ...

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Recommendations for tasty decaf coffee?
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Years ago, the best decaf coffee I had was from a home roaster. If you are lucky, you can find one near you! I do NOT drink coffee after 4:00 PM because the caffeine keeps me awake. But sometimes I ...

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Vessels for frothing and pouring the milk
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I have had a similar experience, and the difference seems to be due to the age of the milk. The fresher the milk, the better micro-foam I can create. Once it gets within of week of expiration, I start ...

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