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MildredM last won the day on August 16

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  1. Nothing new but it still amuses me. I suppose it could be adapted to a coffee forum . . . **A day in the life of a Facebook group** Q: How many people does it take to change a lightbulb on Facebook? 1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed. 14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently. 7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs. 17 purists who use candles and are offended by light bulb discussions. 20 to extol the virtues of eco friendly, energy saving lightbulbs and the environmental harm that ordinary light bulbs cause. 6 to add that they are also vegans 6 to argue over whether it's 'lightbulb' or 'light bulb'. Another 6 to condemn those 6 as stupid. 22 to tell THOSE 6 to stop being jackasses. 2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is 'lamp'. 15 know-it-alls who claim they were in the industry, and that 'light bulb' is perfectly correct. 249 to post meme's and gif's. 19 to post that this page is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a light bulb page. 11 to defend the posting to this page saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant here. 12 to post F. 8 to ask what F means. 16 to post 'Following' but there's 3 dots at the top right that means you don't have to. 36 to debate which method of changing light bulbs is superior, where to buy the best light bulbs, what brand of light bulbs work best for this technique and what brands are faulty. 7 to ask if the brands of light bulbs used are worth the money. 19 to tell them that if they like the light bulbs, buy them. 5 People to post pics of their own light bulbs. 15 People to post "I can't see S$%^!" and use their own light bulbs. 7 to post URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs. 4 to post that the URL's were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL's. 13 to comment "Me too". 5 to post to the page that they will no longer post or are leaving because they cannot handle the $!%cking light bulb controversy. 6 to report the post or PM an admin because someone said "f÷×$" 22 to ask if there is a flounce in progress. 349 to post flounce memes. 4 to say "Didn't we go through this already a short time ago?". 13 to say "Do a search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs". 1 to bring politics into the discussion by adding that (insert politician of choice) isn't the brightest bulb. 4 more to get into personal attacks over their political views. 5 admins to ban the light bulb posters who took it all too seriously. 1 late arrival to comment on the original post 6 months later and start it all over again."
  2. MildredM

    72hr Maceration

    I tried it up at 750rpm on the grinder @Mrboots2u and although it changed the taste somewhat I still couldn’t get beyond sour. I love that wildly funky HasBean, Nicaragua red pacamara, I’d say it is in my top 5.
  3. Oh my! You poor thing - a real bummer Can we post supplies that can be sneaked in (and something harmless) 🤔😁
  4. I personally don’t like a messy puck, but I don’t like mess Full Stop. I’m it sure I can offer any advice really, try giving it half a minute after the shot maybe? But then if you want to crack on with the second cup that isn’t an option probably. A harder 'knock' maybe 🤔
  5. Fantastic set up, and it’s wonderful to read how happy you are with it 😁 😁
  6. MildredM

    72hr Maceration

    This was one I just couldn’t get the hang of - although I didn't get to enjoy the tasting notes, it was sour after sour despite trying many variations of ratios etc., it did work wonders in 'other departments ' 🙈
  7. And what is your relationship to this company, out of interest? Are you a customer?
  8. Joining the forum with no introduction. Advertising their business without enquiring how to go about doing that to support the forum, advising you need dark roasts for espresso, and some other waffle. Harsh?
  9. In fact, if admin want, I will interrogate new members for you for free. The rubbish posted on here lately is really wearing . . . .
  10. Please can we have an exam people need to pass before joining in the conversations on the forum.
  11. The power of Nick's Nozzles 🤣
  12. Because you are seeing positive comments all the time. As soon as anyone says they were less impressed it starts unwanted discussions/arguments re price/taste/versatility and whatever else. And there is only so much time you can give to typing away on a keyboard - all of which would take 2 minutes to discuss verbally. There have been people who bought them and were less impressed. It’s such a personal thing though. At one time I’m pretty sure people didn’t think about single dosing at home, they stated with a grinder with a hopper. The last time I talked to what’s-his-name at North Star they were selling the Sette (a grinder c£300) alongside the LMLM. They hadn’t even heard about the Niche (when it was already in circulation). I am not sure about this but as you get 'into' it you start to think nothing less than this (expensive/pricey) grinder and that (ditto) machine are the way to go. I am fairly sure we didn’t all start out with £2k set-ups though and while in the long run it may be prudent to spend as much as that to save money changing in future it seems ridiculous. I didn’t buy a car 10 years ago thinking 'that’s it for life'! My friend loves her coffee. It’s from Nespresso pods! If she wanted to go up a level she would think it was bonkers if I suggested spending a couple of grand, as though that was what you’d need to d to produce a half decent cup of coffee. She would probably be happy with a mid range Sage. Why don’t we see the Eureka mid priced grinders mentioned these days, or the Compak (at one time Reiss at Londo was happy to suggest a mid range Compak, if I remember correctly). Speaking for myself (and I don’t give a dot if people disagree with my opinion) I didn’t rate the Niche. Before you ask, apart from other reasons (and don’t ask me to start listing them off) the taste in the cup was lacking anything I’d produced with my E8 (a grinder which you could possibly find for not much more than the N), or the HG-1 (yes, more expensive). Was it better than a Sette? A Mignon? I don’t know. I think I am trying to say there ARE other grinders out there you may wish to consider. I don’t think one person can tell you what to buy, we all prefer the grinder/s we own probably.
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