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9Barista - A "Real" Stovetop Espresso Maker

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Anyone see this?

 

Anyone have this?

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William Playford, 9Barista’s founder, has two great passions in life; jet engines and espresso coffee.
He started building jet engines as a teenager and went on to study jet engineering at Cambridge.
His love for good coffee started in Italy, slowly turning from love to something of an obsession.

But how are these two things linked?

Well, top quality espresso machines need three things to make perfect coffee: high pressures, perfectly controlled temperatures and precision engineered components. The same three things that a jet engine requires.

William decided that if anyone could engineer a small but perfectly formed home espresso machine, it was him.

Finally, five years later, 9Barista, the first ever jet-engineered stove top coffee machine was born.

 

 

https://9barista.com/

 

 


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The website says he's not shipping until April 2020. And even then, I wonder if he'll ship to the US.

 

179°C = 354°F. Interesting. And £295 = $383. Even more interesting


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the machine looks kinda cool but i wonder if it's easy to clean. it looks small enough to put into your office 

 

here's a pic i saw on the web 

 

The first jet-engineered stove top espresso machine

 

 

 

 

i'm currently looking for coffee roaster that could hold more beans and doesn't look as ugly as the SR-series. any ideas? saw one on kickstarter that i wanted but its in development for years. The ugly looking SR series that I have is pictured below 

 

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if you are going to get interested in roasing

 

Id seriously consider this :

 

https://www.roastmasters.com/behmor.html

 

I had this roaster in the earli9er version , and used it for ' Drip " that I roasted , Vac'd

 

and sent to my sister.

 

I have a larger roaster for espresso  , but that's a different story.

 

the above place give you 8 lba green coffee sample and has free shipping

 

Im very loyal to SweetMaria , the the obove is a better deal.

 

you can do a fine job on 1/3 d of a lbs w this drum roaster

 

and the initial investment will pay off in no time , and you will have better fresher coffee  

 

that you can taylor to your own taste-profile.

 

an issue for the espresso ' single shot '   is that its a single shot

 

and you can't make any adjustments.   if carefully designed you might not need to.

 

having several shots at the same time ?

 

might be an issue , cool down etc.

 

but its impressive for sure

 

Id wait until someone at HomeBarista.com   puts it through its paces if I were you.

 

did I mention how important a very good grinder is for Espresso ?

 

looking forward to HB.com  's  reviews


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3 hours ago, rotuts said:

it looks very interesting.

 

if , and its a big if , it works

 

and produced high grade espresso,

 

$ 383   is a bargain price.

 

these are high-entry level machines :

 

https://www.amazon.com/Rancilio-Espresso-Machine-Stainless-13-4-Inch/dp/B00H1OUSD2

 

and not that easy to use.

 

Sure looks like it works.


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if not ,

 

an Object du Art   for the Pedestal

 

some indirect lighting , of course.

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@TdeV 

 

your grinder is as important as you Espresso maker

 

it should ' match '  for the Cup you hope to make.

 

its very complex , but  

 

a grinder the does not give you uniform bits

 

w/o heating them up

 

will not help you w what ever espresso machine

 

a real espresso machine

 

you get.

 

it takes time

 

some experience over the years

 

start out w something

 

work it over , and then decide to keep it 

 

or move up.

 

I can't over emphasize how easy it is

 

to Roast Your Own

 

as an initial starting point :

 

green beans > Roasted Beans > grinding those  beans > extracting the coffee you  like

 

drip if fine

 

really good drip

 

do not think that espresso is better than drip

 

its different , and that all there is to it.

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@rotuts, thanks.

 

Not long ago I had the best cup of coffee I've ever had in my life. My friend's husband roasts their beans fresh (every week, I think).

 

This roaster sounds promising. DH drinks decaf drip coffee. Our grinder doesn't have a brand, was made in Hong Kong, and has worked serviceably for many years. Where should I look for a new grinder?

 

The coffee my friend gave me was amazing.

 

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@TdeV 

 

""   I had the best cup of coffee I've ever had ""

 

Ive had this twice

 

that's what started me off to roasting 

 

after my father moved on

 

I no longer went to visit him a few times a year

 

abd brought home coffee form :

 

http://www.connoisseurcoffeeco.com

 

an article in the WSJ , friday , before there was a saturday

 

had informations for the Swells  :

 

Best cashmere sweater 

 

etc.

 

grinders should match your extraction method

 

and do one-pass-thr0ugh 

 

and not heat up the beans buy re grinding.

 

for drip  : id say any one pass through burr grinder

 

if who'll be easy to clean , unplugged of course 1

 

residue  , oils and what not oxidize and are not what you might want.

 

w that roaster , a large investment

 

you can roast de-caff from Sweet maria

 

and regular for you.

 

your preferred extraction method will determine your grinder to match

 

then out of the blue :  roasting your own coffee at home.

 

yes the Coffee experts said !

 

so  I started :   the first is no longer made , nor the second :

 

iRoast   but I learned gradually

 

then moved to espresso as I initially did not think espresso could be made

 

in this country .  remember :  I lived growing up 2 years in France and 2 Years in Spain

 

way back before now.

 

but you can.

 

 

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On 2/18/2020 at 12:59 PM, weinoo said:

Anyone see this?

 

Anyone have this?

 

https://9barista.com/

 

 

I would get it just to look at it. It's beautiful. Looking forward to reviews from anyone who springs for it.

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Id also note that the base is small.

 

you would have to be careful if you use gas for heating.

 

its made of brass, and might have a steel or aluminum outer covering.

 

can't say if its induction capable.

 

HB.com wil get one eventually and review it

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I'll be curious to see reviews. I'm not completely clear on how it maintains pressure at the puck while it's extracting. If the extraction is too long, that's a problem; if it's short, then that tiny boiler is going to have to work hard to equalize the pressure. But I'll give the jet engine engineer the benefit of the doubt on this one.

 

As Rotus suggested, you'll need a grinder that costs a few times what this thing costs before good espresso becomes a possibility. 


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exactly

 

everything is in Series

 

from the Bush => GreenBean =>  etc etc =>  grinder =>  Operator => Extractor

 

guess which is the weakest link !

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BTW  @weinoo 

 

Id dip-stik some of the Fine NYC water if i were you.

 

Id bet its not what it used to be.

 

those fine members of the NYC.Gov haven't invested in its infrastructure for

 

a century or more, fair guess.

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@rotuts

 

I think you may have overlooked NY's 50-year, $5bn project to build water tunnel #3? Scheduled for completion this year!

 

https://www.water-technology.net/projects/new-york-tunnel-3/

 

 

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15 hours ago, rotuts said:

BTW  @weinoo 

 

Id dip-stik some of the Fine NYC water if i were you.

 

Id bet its not what it used to be.

 

those fine members of the NYC.Gov haven't invested in its infrastructure for

 

a century or more, fair guess.

 

The water's very good. It's almost ideal for coffee, if you live in the parts of the city that get all their water from the Catskills reservoirs. Some might like a bit more mineral content, but you can always add some magnesium and calcium. I've tried ... it's interesting but not really worth it IMO. If you're in parts of Manhattan or the Bronx, your water is mix of Catskills and Croton reservoir water. The mix changes all the time. So the water can be a little harder, or a lot harder. Sometimes good for coffee, sometimes less so. 

 

The infrastructure that affects the water is the pipes in your building. Lots of old buildings have nasty, corroded galvanized pipes that add rust and silt and who knows what to the water. A filter takes care of this. If you use a carbon filter it also takes care of the chlorine.

 

Edited to add ... regarding infrastructure investment, they've been building a whole new aqueduct, as a backup for the other two. It's been in progress for 40 years and is the biggest capital investment project in the history if NYC. Supposed to be completed this year. It won't change the water quality. It will let them shut down the other tunnels for maintenance for the first time ever.


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On 2/19/2020 at 10:38 AM, rotuts said:

 

 

if you are going to get interested in roasing

 

Id seriously consider this :

 

https://www.roastmasters.com/behmor.html

 

I had this roaster in the earli9er version , and used it for ' Drip " that I roasted , Vac'd

 

and sent to my sister.

 

I have a larger roaster for espresso  , but that's a different story.

 

the above place give you 8 lba green coffee sample and has free shipping

 

Im very loyal to SweetMaria , the the obove is a better deal.

 

you can do a fine job on 1/3 d of a lbs w this drum roaster

 

and the initial investment will pay off in no time , and you will have better fresher coffee  

 

that you can taylor to your own taste-profile.

 

an issue for the espresso ' single shot '   is that its a single shot

 

and you can't make any adjustments.   if carefully designed you might not need to.

 

having several shots at the same time ?

 

might be an issue , cool down etc.

 

but its impressive for sure

 

Id wait until someone at HomeBarista.com   puts it through its paces if I were you.

 

did I mention how important a very good grinder is for Espresso ?

 

looking forward to HB.com  's  reviews

 


I have a Cafe Gene and like it.  Had  previously been roasting with a turbo oven and stir crazy popcorn base with the heater disconnected to allow the stir crazy to just keep the beans moving under the turbo oven.    The Gene is still hot air roasting but it allows you to set temp and roasting time and has a chaff collector as well.  Very even roasts 

 

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@scubadoo97, this would this work for regular coffee, too, I imagine? I.e. Not espresso.

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You control the roast level and can stop the roast at any time.    Even though the roaster can be programmed to go into the cool mode, I dump mine into a colander on top of a down draft cooling fan which rapidly cools the roast.  I try to push through first crack and into the beginning of 2nd crack before stopping and dumping into my cooling unit. 

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The only problem is the fan that pushes the heated air through the drum makes it difficult to hear the cracks.  As it nears first crack in color I’m moving closer to the roaster to watch the color of the beans and wait for the crackling of second to stop the roast and dump into my bean cooler.   I replace the drum and let the roaster run through its cooling cycle or at least 1/2 way before stopping it and reloading for the next roast.   2 full batches will fill a mason jar with a little bit leftover 

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