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amanda's picture

Required Equipment for all developers - Cafe Crema Review

Tim got a new coffee machine in the past couple of days. He loves it.

 SunbeamLogoCafé Crema™ EM4800C by Sunbeam.

Constructed entirely of metal components, the robust design of the Sunbeam Café Crema™ ensures you will enjoy countless delicious coffees at home - See the full technical details of the Sunbeam Cafe Crema

He got it from Big W for only $179….. against the recommended retail price!   It came with two free stainless steel cups and saucers, a milk jug and coffee spoon with tamper, a DVD and a free offer to go to a coffee appreciation course.


  • 15 BAR pump – Italian made
  • Thermoblock heating system
  • Crema system – Italian designed
  • Full metal body and components
  • Brass and phenolic group handle
  • 2.1 litre removable water reservoir
  • Large cup warming tray
  • Large cup height clearance – fits mugs
  • 1 + 2 cup spring-loaded filters
  • Accessories: 2 stainless espresso cups and saucers, 500ml stainless milk jug and coffee spoon with tamper

Recommended by Tim Miller!

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7 Cheeses reviewed

Its been a while since I reviewed some cheeses here. I have had a few different cheeses including a very nice creamy blue while in New Zealand.

The first shown here, the Pecorino is actually a cheese I bought to cook with. It is a hard flaky cheese somewhat similar to Parmesan. It grated into nice flaky strips and melted beautifully into the white wine and garlic sauce I cooked the prawns in. I wouldn’t recommend eating it on crackers though it certainly is flavoursome.


There wasn’t much difference between the Cracker Barrel Extra Sharp and the Mainland Cheddar Masters series Extra Tasty cheese. Both were very classic tasty cheeses with a nice bite to them.

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Cheese tastings for today

Oh the things I do for you my gentle readers!

Some more nice cheeses were reviewed recently – and at the request of a reader the King Island Dairy Roaring 40’s blue cheese was selected.

I was expecting the cheese to be a raging stinky blue cheese – from the name I guess. However I was pleasantly surprised. The smell wasn't bad at all and the taste was awesome – very nice – I had it in sandwiches with hot chips and chicken – very nice!


The Mersey Valley Sharp and Crumbly series have been favourites in this house and the sweet chilli did not disappoint with kids who don’t even like sweet chilli eating it and declaring it their favourite cheese ever.

A very pleasant cheese.

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Yummy Cheeses

More yummy cheeses on the menu – and we enjoyed tasting these ones.

First up was a double Brie from King Island Dairy. This came ina little wooden box, made from very thin wood glued together. Open the image to see the larger picture and read the story of the King Island Dairy.

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