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Atomic coffee

Postby Ed » Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:41 am

Anybody seen/use this?

http://www.atomiccoffeehouse.com/

Spotted in the Independent this Saturday.

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RE: Atomic coffee

Postby Jasonscheltus » Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:46 am

I thought Otto bought the original design to reproduce it? Hmm.

http://www.ottoespresso.com/index.html
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RE: Atomic coffee

Postby Gouezeri » Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:47 am

I love the look of them (always have), but I'm wary of anything that is a stovetop, as they seem so sensitive to temperature management. Not sure about the price hike for euro buyers either, that's quite a bit just for postage.

The one I keep meaning to try is the neapolitan flip.
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RE: Atomic coffee

Postby bruceb » Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:13 pm

I used to have one of the original Atomics. It is really nothing but a steam toy without the built-in electric heater. It makes the same product as any stove-top mocha pot with all the same problems.
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I decided I needed a bit of a change so I roasted some Monsooned Malabar. That was a change!
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RE: Atomic coffee

Postby GeorgeW » Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:57 am

Same here Bruce. I agree with that. I binned mine before finding out that it could bring a good amount of money.
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RE: Atomic coffee

Postby coffee-dramatist » Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:21 pm

I am more than happy to discover this here. First, because i have loooooved this design ever since i saw it for the first time. Second, because i am glad to hear, that only the design is great. That way i will not expect much, if i were to get a good deal on an old classic of that sort.
Third, did not know, they are still - or again - making them.
Too bad, that coffee is never just about looking good.
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RE: Atomic coffee

Postby coffee-dramatist » Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:35 pm

... but has anyone had also good experiences with the coffee taste one may achieve with this machine, besides the technical difficulties? I mean, for that price these days one must get SOMETHING, besides eye-pleasure.
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Re: RE: Atomic coffee

Postby bruceb » Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:49 pm

coffee-dramatist wrote:... but has anyone had also good experiences with the coffee taste one may achieve with this machine, besides the technical difficulties? I mean, for that price these days one must get SOMETHING, besides eye-pleasure.


No, the basic design is flawed, just like with any of the other fancy chrome-plated steam toys. You cannot force boiling water by steam pressure through coffee grounds and get anything but overextracted, bitter mud water.
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