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    espresso machine

    can any1 reccomend me a gd espresso machine that is relatively cheap for in the home with milk frother and will someone explain me that thermometer that is put into the milk jug when frothing the milk and what temp it needs to be sorry bowt noob question only 16 so dont no that much thnx

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    Sure no problem but first thing. This is a forum and not a cell phone so you do not need to speak TXT here.

    Seeing that your 16 I would probably recommend dumping $60 Wally World for a cheap espresso machine that you can trash while learning the basics.

    The thermometer is used for people to know when to shut off the steam arm. Ideally you would want to steam the milk up to 150F - 160F. After 160F you will start burning the milk. I personally can eat sliced jalapeņos like M&M's so I really can't tell the milk is burnt till around 175F - 180F. But there are a lot of people who can.

    When steaming your milk shut the steam arm down around 150 - 155. Your milk will continue to rise around 160 +- a few degrees.
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    Hello,

    I feel silly....I didn't realize that you were speaking TXT in your posts. I thought you were from another country, and you didn't know the English language very well. I'm glad CCafe cleared that up for me.

    If you go to www.amazon.com and type the words espresso machines into the search box, you will see all sorts of machines listed at a variety of prices. You can then read about the machines and compare the features and prices on the Internet. You may want to go to a local Target, Kohls, WalMart, Sears, etc. and take a look at the machines in person. I noticed that some are really light weight and cheap looking, but some look pretty decent for low-priced home machines.

    The inexpensive machines won't last forever, but they'll give you fairly good service as you explore the world of coffee. After all, this may be a phase that you'll outgrow in a few months, or it may turn into a life-long passion, and by then maybe you'll be ready to buy a more expensive espresso machine.

    Good luck.

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    thanks but im 16 and because im on msn quite a bit people in my school tend to type like that see as though its quicker to speak jesus im not used to typing properly lol sorry ill try and type as english as i can

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    by the way thanks for all the info but you have helped me alot but it isnt just a phase i have been drinkin coffee for a year and i really love it, i had my first espresso this mornin cappuchino at 12 at 3 i had a carte noir and at 8 i had a caffe crema most of them i tried for the first time today and i absolutely loved every single one of them so i doubt it is just a phase

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    Murtle545 - I also began drinking coffee every day when I was your age. I adopted the routine of getting up early to have a cup of coffee with my Dad every morning. I'm glad that I did, otherwise I wouldn't have many memories of him (being sober).

    I can't help but to offer you some advice regarding your writing skills. You must know that communication is very important in this world and how we communicate can sometimes determine the outcome of a major crisis or a misunderstanding. Please, practice using punctuation. Effectively getting your thoughts and opinions down in writing can be quite challenging and also very rewarding.

    Cheers kid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caffe biscotto
    Murtle545 - I also began drinking coffee every day when I was your age. I adopted the routine of getting up early to have a cup of coffee with my Dad every morning. I'm glad that I did, otherwise I wouldn't have many memories of him (being sober).

    I can't help but to offer you some advice regarding your writing skills. You must know that communication is very important in this world and how we communicate can sometimes determine the outcome of a major crisis or a misunderstanding. Please, practice using punctuation. Effectively getting your thoughts and opinions down in writing can be quite challenging and also very rewarding.

    Cheers kid.
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    - Hmmmm......
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    Huh?

    Does that say..... I support public education????

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    Oh -

    I was looking deeper into what CCafe was really trying to tell us.

    After meditating on it for a bit, I was coming to a conclusion that he's probably trying to reach out to us from the fifth dimension..... that maybe he needed some help or something.

    But, I think you're right. It's probably just a "public education" thing.
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