Rocket Espresso x Carhartt WIP
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Drop should campaign for a second drop, maybe in another classic Carhartt colour! Doesn't have to be as limited edition, but this was super cool when it dropped and I wish I was able to buy one before they sold out! https://us.carhartt-wip.com/products/rocket-espresso-x-carhartt-wip-cypress-31
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reswright
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Jan 25, 2020
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I'd have to see a lot of very positive user testimonials before I'd plunk down the money for a one-off espresso machine made for a hard use clothing company by a third party. Espresso makers are finicky, they break easily if they aren't well made, and tiny little issues make an unfortunately large difference in the resulting espresso, which is why truly good espresso machines cost several thousand dollars and are expected to serve for decades. I wouldn't hesitate to buy a pair of Carhartt overalls, but what TF do they know about pulling shots -- that being very different from making clothing? Just seems like a stretch to me.
Jan 25, 2020
reswright
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Feb 2, 2020
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I find Diogenes to be personally a bit more compelling than Montaigne, but I believe I know what you may mean. coffee preparation amongst North American professional techs is our modern equivalent of a samurai’s tea ceremony. Much respect for the joe. Everyone wants the best for a long list of reasons, of which the coffee itself is but one, and the remainder being driven by the nature of the individual. Everyone wants to be able to listen to someone brag on their coffee gear and then say “cool story bro but wait until you hear about MY setup” and then explain their $10k machine that premixes ice cold and boiling hot water to get the right temp to three decimal places, calculated by the weight of coffee in the pod and air pressure and humidity and how years of octionic mathematics went into shaping the steam head and how it produces a uniquely smooth crema. When I was younger I had a simple Braun steam press and loved what it made but it wasn’t until years later that I ever had my first properly pulled shot, and after that I realized I was going to still make my own coffee, but go hit up a real coffee shop or Italian resto whenever I wanted a proper doppio. Get one pulled by someone with ten thousand hours of experience and muscle memory under their belt. And that I was only ever going to commit to a high end in home machine and try to get that good myself, once I could afford the gold standard. Best of luck to you!
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Feb 2, 2020
JoshuaGilbert
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Feb 2, 2020
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...*whispers* I’m a barista too all the love brother
Feb 2, 2020
batsy0219
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Jan 22, 2020
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I would love to see some good espresso machines at good prices on here. Maybe something from Profitec, ECM even.
Jan 22, 2020
JoshuaGilbert
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Feb 1, 2020
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Wouldn't it be awesome? Fellow and Aeropress would be some good stuff to put up on here. I can't wait for Ode Grinder to release!
Feb 1, 2020