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    • I've used both and BWT is the way to go. Top end is the Premium cartridge, but there are cheaper options if you don't need the Mg+ addition.
    • Hi Dave, I am currently teaching myself to roast with a Nuvo Eco. At the moment this is purely for my own interest, however I am long term sick at the moment. If I can’t get back to my job I will be looking at the business potential available in roasting. Are you still able to run the courses? Many thanks   Neil
    • +1 It also releases the static and makes it far easier to dump into the portafilter.
    • I would definitely get a knock box. The grindstein one is cheap and effective. Personally I feel like grinds from the niche need a good stir either in the cup or portafilter. Search for WDT on here or distribution tool to get an idea of the different options. 
    • The steam wand just literally dies. No noise what-so-ever. Last time it lastest about 50 seconds and then it stops. 
    • Hi All, On and off lurker.   I have just started trying to teach myself the art of roasting. I am using a Nuvo Eco over a butane stove, as I have already worked out a ceramic hob is less than ideal, especially if you want to stay married. 😬 Any advice on how to learn, improve and progress would be most welcome. All the best to you all   Neil
    • Unfortunately I think if you happen to question any info on his posts , then it is taken poorly , to the point where he  justs spit the dummy out and leave. .. 
    • Thanks all for you advice.  I have went for the Gaggia classic + Niche Zero, both bough from @Hasi Will report back once I have made my first couple espressos! Next item on the list is to learn how to pull a proper espresso On a related point, do I need to get a coffee grind bin or should I not bother? Is there anything else obvious that I might be missing to complete my home set-up?
    • The Joys of Thermal Cycling Espresso machines turning on and off makes them heat up, and cool down.  This "thermal cycling" causes metal to expand and contract. On traditional boiler based machines, this often causes welds to crack with time. There is a long history of discussion of this topic, and many many manufacturers recommend leaving their boiler based espresso machines on 24h a day: https://www.home-barista.com/espresso-machines/leaving-espresso-machine-on-24-7-vs-turning-it-on-off-4-times-day-t44924.html With the Decent Espresso machine, we use a clip-connection system which can withstand thermal cycling, as the seal is made by a rubber o-ring under pressure, instead of a weld. As the machine cools, the seal loosens and allows movement. However, there are some parts of the Decent that are susceptible to thermal cycling. This is especially a problem where different materials are in close contact, because each material will expand/contract differently to temperature. A few customers, in the past 2 years, have had the temperature bead "squeezed out" of our steam waters.  This is caused by thermal cycling causing the epoxy that holds the temperature bead, to slowly push outward, and thus upward. We spoke to our temperature probe manufacturer about this, and showed them customer photos.  It turns out that they had already spotted this potential flaw, and fixed it in the design that we started to use in January 2019. That explains why only Decent v1.0 customers had this problem. They've now put a deep channel in, and threaded it, so that the epoxy sticks to the threads, and cannot push itself up as it expands/contracts. We were pleasantly surprised today, to discover this. As the change was inside the epoxied part, we never knew it. We had in fact sawn temperature probes in half, to discover the source of this problem, and were going to propose much the same modification! Naturally, this problem falls in the realm of "manufacturer's defect" and we'll replace this part and fix the machine--for life and for free, any machines that exhibit this problem. We're seeing more of our machines in commercial, high volume use these days. This means that the ways the Decent might break are coming to light, and we're able to address each one as it appears.  I think that in two years we'll be really rock solid, but in the meantime we'll work closely with anyone who does have a problem, and address it for free and hopefully quickly. -john  
    • I don't know what happened to @Zwanger for him to delete his posts on this thread. But following the high extraction discussion this video from Scott Rao is a good on   
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