Do your family / housemates use your espresso machine?

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Do your family / housemates use your espresso machine?

A - Yes
18
21%
B - No -- they know how, but leave it to me
13
15%
C - No -- don't know how to use it
37
44%
D - No -- not interested in coffee
15
18%
E - Yes -- it's co-owned
1
1%
F - No -- not permitted
1
1%
 
Total votes: 85

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triptogenetica

#1: Post by triptogenetica »

Ok - this is a question, or a quick poll. I've just realized that while I've been learning to dose-distribute-tamp, and experimenting with my espresso, my girlfriend (and others) have literally never used the machine. (Well, this weekend, I showed my girlfriend the basics of pulling a double espresso. It was a partial success).

In my case, this isn't because I'm keeping people away from the machine - i'd be happy to show people how - but they seem content with me making the drinks. (They're quite happy with the shots, though, and especially the milk drinks!)... :)


So, for those of us who don't live alone, what's the situation? -


A - Family / housemates know how to use machine, and do so

B - Family / housemates know how to use machine, but leave it up to me

C - Family / housemates don't know how to use machine (I make the drinks)

D - Family / housemates don't know how to use machine (not interested in coffee)

E - Shared ownership - shared machine

F - Let people near my machine?! Are you crazy?!!!??!

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brokemusician77

#2: Post by brokemusician77 »

F. - I've barely got it figured out myself. I'm also the only coffee drinker in the house.
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IronBarista

#3: Post by IronBarista »

I'm a C. I suggested to my wife that I show her how so when I'm gone, she could make some spro. She's not really interested.
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JonR10

#4: Post by JonR10 »

IronBarista wrote:I'm a C. I suggested to my wife that I show her how so when I'm gone, she could make some spro. She's not really interested.
Ditto. My wife mostly drinks drip anyway, and the kids (16 and 21) don't do coffee at all. :shock:
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GVDub

#5: Post by GVDub »

My wife has expressed the desire to learn how to pull a shot, but we haven't set a schedule yet, which is fine by me, because I'm still not entirely sure I know what I'm doing.
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pdx

#6: Post by pdx »

My wife doesn't drink coffee, but she knows how to pull shots. She makes lattes & americanos for friends when I'm not around.
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ccfore

#7: Post by ccfore »

D. for me. Only coffee drinker in the house and they couldn't care less. I wish I could make for more than myself more often as I only get to do some actual work when we have friends over.
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#8: Post by Tom@Steve'sEspresso »

B-we all can sling lattes at the shop but I always do the slinging at home.
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Cathi

#9: Post by Cathi »

C. Not only do they not know how to use the machines, they have no interest in learning how. That way its easier to con mom into making something. Kinda like when they can't find the milk/juice/butter (or whatever) in the fridge, you know? :shock:
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Randy G.

#10: Post by Randy G. »

Definitely an F. Val loves that I make and serve her a cappa every morning, and my German Shepherd doesn't have thumbs.
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