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Me?  I created the Coffee Forums first Groom. I joined in 2013, seeking advice on a coffee grinder for my then 15 year old, who'd just been diagnosed with severe and permanent sight loss. A diagn

Crazy days on here recently  I’m sorry to see what has happened - i also like to think no one set out to hurt or offend anyone when they joined a forum about coffee - the whole world is messed up n

You see there was a time when we genuinely fad fun, the events were great, Took a lot of organising and time but really interesting to meet the people behind the keyboards. Such a great bunch of old t

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Yes the wall was Noah IIRC and Glenn said anyone who so much as mentioned it would be banned. Hence my tentative question a few posts up. It wouldn't surprise me if Noah and Anthorn weren't the same person...

 

And I can't remember who but I think it was Voldemort, er, He who must, er, Noah who also started some ridiculous thread about cycling, which I remember offering genuine advice on, before realising I'd been totally trolled.

 

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I'd forgotten about CharlieC and him pishing off with a dozen or so brass dispersion plates (well the dosh for them)...

It always struck me as such a small amount to go rogue over... he seemed to spend most of his time on here and then for the sake of 150 odd squids................

Noah on the other hand was actually slightly amusing..............  

 

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15 minutes ago, Drewster said:

I'd forgotten about CharlieC and him pishing off with a dozen or so brass dispersion plates (well the dosh for them)...

It always struck me as such a small amount to go rogue over... he seemed to spend most of his time on here and then for the sake of 150 odd squids................

Noah on the other hand was actually slightly amusing..............  

 

I had the pleasure of trying to chase him down for that cash, he was a twat, and had previous behaviour according to his family, who were at a loss with him .

Bit of a Walter Mitty character tbh 
He has the chance to sell a piece of his coffee gear to clear his debt , but he refused to.

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I'd forgotten about CharlieC and him pishing off with a dozen or so brass dispersion plates (well the dosh for them)...
It always struck me as such a small amount to go rogue over... he seemed to spend most of his time on here and then for the sake of 150 odd squids................

I’d like to think it was more because he was a bit shit with money, rather than he went out with the intent to take peoples money. It doesn’t have any different impact for the poor folk that lost out (Glenn reimbursed everyone IIRC.
 

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6 minutes ago, Mrboots2u said:

I had the pleasure of trying to chase him down for that cash, he was a twat, and had previous behaviour according to his family, who were at a loss with him .

Bit of a Walter Mitty character tbh 
He has the chance to sell a piece of his coffee gear to clear his debt , but he refused to.

Avsolute cock

Don’t hold back bootsy

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I had the pleasure of trying to chase him down for that cash, he was a twat, and had previous behaviour according to his family, who were at a loss with him .
Bit of a Walter Mitty character tbh 
He has the chance to sell a piece of his coffee gear to clear his debt , but he refused to.
Avsolute cock

Benefit of the the doubt retracted. Here he is from nose down.
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1 hour ago, Drewster said:

I'd forgotten about CharlieC and him pishing off with a dozen or so brass dispersion plates (well the dosh for them)...

It always struck me as such a small amount to go rogue over... he seemed to spend most of his time on here and then for the sake of 150 odd squids................

Noah on the other hand was actually slightly amusing..............  

 

Noah "I'm going to build a wall". I think he was slightly before my time but I remember finding the thread and splitting my sides laughing over some of the images.

 

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15 hours ago, Rob1 said:

Noah "I'm going to build a wall". I think he was slightly before my time but I remember finding the thread and splitting my sides laughing over some of the images.

 

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Ah the memories of cats and walls, priceless

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Joined because I was researching my impulse buy of a Gaggia classic which was a consequence of buying a Aeropress and not really enjoying it which in itself was a consequence of WFH since march and missing the office B2C machine.

Best bit of advice or info on here? Hmm. None tbh. Or rather, by reading the many opposing opinions on every subject discussed, I've learned that coffee is very much a person experience and one should treat advice and opinion as exactly that and run your own race accordingly.

 

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8 minutes ago, Blue_Cafe said:

Joined because I was researching my impulse buy of a Gaggia classic which was a consequence of buying a Aeropress and not really enjoying it which in itself was a consequence of WFH since march and missing the office B2C machine.

Best bit of advice or info on here? Hmm. None tbh. Or rather, by reading the many opposing opinions on every subject discussed... 

 

Sorry.. I have to comment on this.... I can't resist... (warning: It's a joke, so please take it lightly...) Despite the comment above, ignoring all the advice on here, you went and bought a Gaggia Classic 2015?!  😂🤣👍 

 

10 minutes ago, Blue_Cafe said:

... I've learned that coffee is very much a person experience and one should treat advice and opinion as exactly that and run your own race accordingly.

I totally agree with this. As my dad always told me, if advice was *that* good, then it would not be given for free. Best thing I found is to take as much advice as possible, and take those as input to as your own knowledge, research and experience, not as gospel. After all, an advice is just someone's opinion and preference, it doesn't necessary mean is the best thing for you (you in the general sense).  

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Previous: Gaggia Classic | Eureka Mignon | Rocket Cellini Evo | Profitec 700 | Profitec T-64 | Gene Cafe CBR-101 | Kinu M68 | Feldgrind 2 | La Pavoni Europiccola 2012

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46 minutes ago, MediumRoastSteam said:

Sorry.. I have to comment on this.... I can't resist... (warning: It's a joke, so please take it lightly...) Despite the comment above, ignoring all the advice on here, you went and bought a Gaggia Classic 2015?!  😂🤣👍  

I bought it first and then found this forum when looking at what it was I had actually bought :classic_unsure:

If I'd have found this site first, I'd have not bought it.

That said, I'm glad it fell that way. I like the MK2 and it's variations from the original GC.

 

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It would be a lie to say the forum hasn't taught me pretty much everything I know about good coffee. Like any forum or indeed most sources of advice, you have to sort the wheat from the chaff. People repeating orthodoxy they've read while they've never even seen the machine (we're probably all guilty of that at some stage in our eagerness to help n00bs). Same with the whole "flats for light roasts, conical for dark", which is oft quoted yet poorly understood by many. That's what was good about the forum days at Rave: you could meet up with all sorts of people, many who were very knowledgeable, and actually try the coffee from different machines, grinders etc.

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They were great, both to learn about coffee, machines and grinders in a hands on fashion, and also to put faces to names. I also think when people actually meet in real life it builds a better community. Hope we can do stuff like that again when all this pandemic crap calms down.

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I joined as I realised I was becoming a larger fan of coffee and I have always believed the best place to get information is a forum.

This all originally started with a Rancilio Silvia, it was fine as a starting point but I suspected there was more to be achieved and before I invested in something "better" I decided to hold back and join this forum after doing some high level searching on google.

What it taught me is that technique and beans not machines maketh the "good coffee" and for the first year or so I played about with improving my technique using the Silvia and this technique was improved by and large from researching articles and chatter on this forum. It also enabled me to "become aware" of the limitations of the Silvia and despite (again via the forum) upgrading the Silvia with bolt ons such as the PID for more accurate temperature surfing, this forum gave me a clear direction I wanted to go in.

That direction was sealed once I read an article by Dave regarding the Quick Mill Verona and finally got something that has served me well and continues to do a fine job to this current day.

All thanks to this forum. 

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