I've been meaning to set up this blog for a long time.
Several years ago I needed to replace my coffee maker. I was directed to coffeegeek.com. It not only convinced me to purchase a Capresso MT500 and a good grinder, it convinced me to purchase an espresso machine. I ended up with a Starbucks Barista. I threw out a lowball bid on an auction that spelled Espresso wrong and put it in the commercial area. I got it cheap.
It also didn't work.
In the end I got my money back and had a broken machine to play with. I played around with the pump, got it running and was thrilled. I wrote up an acceptable, but not notable web page to share my experience. I purposely placed it in a place search engines wouldn't find it. I posted the page in a thread (ULKA EX5 pump rebuild) on Coffee Geek as a way to partially pay back what I had received from the website.
Now, my obscure thread has been linked to enough, I wanted to update things and make it easier to find. This blog is the result.
I'm taking the various e-mails I've received over the years and publishing them here. They show me that no matter how obscure the subject matter, there are people interested. Thanks to everyone that's taken the time to send me any responses.