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Fathead
18-10-13, 06:15
Hi guys & girls
im looking to buy an ape coffee van conversion which machine to buy I want duel fuel and there are so many lever auto semi auto and as for manufactures Ahhhhhh
a little background I have used auto machines before and found making coffee reasonably easy
but I want people to see me putting in the skill and effort to make there quality coffee experience special
O yes I want it to look special but be easy lol

Mrboots2u
18-10-13, 06:21
Any idea of a budget for the kit . Machine only , or do you need a grinder also ?

Fathead
18-10-13, 06:37
Any idea of a budget for the kit . Machine only , or do you need a grinder also ?


I have a grinder and I have about 2500-3000

Mrboots2u
18-10-13, 06:42
Good budget, whats the grinder may i ask ?

Fathead
18-10-13, 08:11
Good budget, whats the grinder may i ask ?
It's a Mazzer not sure of model but it's the on demand type

Mrboots2u
18-10-13, 08:18
It's a Mazzer not sure of model but it's the on demand type

Ok , grinder is as if not more Important to the quality of your coffee ( I'm sure you know this ) . If you have a robur or a kony then all good . If you have a mini e , then I'd suggest putting some of the budget into matching a grinder with a 3 k machine . You my opinion though , others may disagree.

Fathead
19-10-13, 08:03
Ok , grinder is as if not more Important to the quality of your coffee ( I'm sure you know this ) . If you have a robur or a kony then all good . If you have a mini e , then I'd suggest putting some of the budget into matching a grinder with a 3 k machine . You my opinion though , others may disagree.

Ok so maybe machine and grinder any suggestions what and where to look

ps I know very little about espresso machine I'm from a coffee vending background so if you want warm wet stuff in a plastic cup I'm yer man

Mrboots2u
19-10-13, 08:18
Ok so maybe machine and grinder any suggestions what and where to look

ps I know very little about espresso machine I'm from a coffee vending background so if you want warm wet stuff in a plastic cup I'm yer man

Ok where abouts are you based . Personally i would try and get some basic experience with making espresso. Either on a course or home machine if you aren't experienced . Making it , even on an expensive machine takes time and practice. There are places that run course, depending on here you are . Limini in bradford for example. If I have under estimated your skills and experience I apologise , but spending 3000 on kit is no guarantee of great coffee without some practice or training.

garydyke1
19-10-13, 08:45
Hi guys & girls
im looking to buy an ape coffee van conversion which machine to buy I want duel fuel and there are so many lever auto semi auto and as for manufactures Ahhhhhh
a little background I have used auto machines before and found making coffee reasonably easy
but I want people to see me putting in the skill and effort to make there quality coffee experience special O yes I want it to look special but be easy lol


The two are contradictory. Good espresso & espresso based drinks isnt that easy to achieve. You need to know what youre doing

Spazbarista
19-10-13, 08:51
Yep, but once you know what you are doing it is pretty easy. Thing is do you even like espresso based coffee, and would you know a good one if it it you on the arse?

That might sound flippant, but I think its at the core of why most of the stuff served in the UK is shite.


Edit: question is for Fathead, not Gary ;)

Mrboots2u
19-10-13, 09:09
Yep, but once you know what you are doing it is pretty easy. Thing is do you even like espresso based coffee, and would you know a good one if it it you on the arse?

That might sound flippant, but I think its at the core of why most of the stuff served in the UK is shite.


Edit: question is for Fathead, not Gary ;)
Once you get to know what good espresso should taste like ,and you can make one , the trick will be to deliver it time and time again under pressure of service and customers. Again that's where some training might be needed too. Choice of machines ( one , two group , volumetric ) and grinder wi ( on demand or doser ) will help .

Fathead
19-10-13, 10:18
Yep, but once you know what you are doing it is pretty easy. Thing is do you even like espresso based coffee, and would you know a good one if it it you on the arse?

That might sound flippant, but I think its at the core of why most of the stuff served in the UK is shite.


Edit: question is for Fathead, not Gary ;)

To answer you question I love coffee I have a small bean roaster and domestic machine at home and love to roast beans on a Sunday morning that smell is second to none I have a fairly local bean importer in Bristol where I buy my green beans and they run barista training courses and sell machines they sell Rancilio equipment but don't do a dual fuel so advice is what's needed HELP

Spazbarista
19-10-13, 12:07
Sorry, we aren't being very helpful here....

I think the guy to ask is...,bugger...forgotten his username....the van and roast guy from Aberdare.

glevum
19-10-13, 12:16
coffeebean ........

Spazbarista
19-10-13, 12:28
That's the one!

coffeebean
20-10-13, 05:59
Hi Fathead,

Is it just a machine you are after? Have you already sourced a van?

Andy