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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    I've had a up hill struggle with my partner since we moved in together with coffee. When we first moved in she drank instant and everytime I want to upgrade my coffee maker or try something new its always difficult. while I'm trying to make the perfect cup and constantly trying to improve my coffee she thinks its a waste of money. At the moment I need to pick up a new water filter and of course she tells me to use tap water. I love her but I will admit it fustrating .
    It is hard to judge one's financial concerns without knowing one's financial situation. There were times in our marriage my wife felt the need to clamp down on my spending. But there were also times she just thought things I wanted were silly. There have also been times she has encouraged me to buy myself a new toy.

    One thing I can say about her, however, is she is as tough on herself as she is on me. It is really difficult to get her to spend a little on herself. But it has worked out since I was able to retire fairly early.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janry View Post
    It is hard to judge one's financial concerns without knowing one's financial situation. There were times in our marriage my wife felt the need to clamp down on my spending. But there were also times she just thought things I wanted were silly. There have also been times she has encouraged me to buy myself a new toy.

    One thing I can say about her, however, is she is as tough on herself as she is on me. It is really difficult to get her to spend a little on herself. But it has worked out since I was able to retire fairly early.
    At times I do need a firm hand to stop my spendings but having to replace something that's damaged and not that expensive is not the same as me going out and buying a espresso machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    ....but having to replace something that's damaged and not that expensive is not the same as me going out and buying a espresso machine.
    Is that the water filter?

    What does she drink? Water, beer, tea, soft drinks....

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    Oddly enough she drinks coffee as well and every time I change something about how I make it (when we first moved in together we lived off instant it was a dark time) she loves it but while I'm trying to make that allusive perfect cup she is happy with whatever were drinking at the time. I suppose she just needs the coffee in the morning and not bothered about taste.

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    We attended the Chemex brewing class I mentioned earlier. I can't say I learned anything from it but at least, I now feel I'm using the Chemex the correct way.

    But, my wife said she enjoyed the class. She admitted afterwards she thought my process of weighing the beans and weighing the water as I poured it was overkill but then she saw the instructor/barista doing it and realized it I must be doing it the right way. The real win for me in this class is she got to use a gooseneck kettle to pour water. Now she is pressuring me to go ahead and get one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janry View Post
    The real win for me in this class is she got to use a gooseneck kettle to pour water. Now she is pressuring me to go ahead and get one.
    Nicely done! It's a win for you!

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    Emma24,

    Did you see Peter's challenge yesterday?
    Cuisinart SS700


    Do you work for Keurig????

    We are working very hard to keep this a SPAM free forum. You are are on the verge of getting yourself banned for posting SPAM.


    Rose

 

 
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