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  1. Huge amounts required in the coming weeks . Due to arrival of Arlo. Born 20-09-20, 8lbs, unconfirmed ginger .
    24 points
  2. ........ no worries! Your machine is undergoing pre-delivery preparation as we type. And, I can assure you that all is being carried out in strict accordance with current Covid19 guidelines.
    18 points
  3. Just giving these old HasBeans a decent send off. They were past their sell by date 😁
    17 points
  4. That’s better! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    16 points
  5. Arrived on Monday (was meant to be the Friday before but couriers couldn't be bothered it seemed) Absolutely stunning Conti CC101 Lever. Endgame complete
    16 points
  6. Hello CFUK! Finally, and officially, we can introduce ourselves as Coffee by the Casuals! It took me way too long to figure out how to re-size our advertising banner, and so it's now pretty late and a full update will have to wait. However, you can check out our website at www.coffeebythecasuals.com A couple of things: As kindly pointed out by a couple of forum members: the website needs a better way to display all the info that you guys like to see. I'm working on it, but we needed to finally launch and something had to give. Consider all of our coffee to b
    14 points
  7. Many thanks to @Hairy_Hogg and @Daren for arranging this and giving us the opportunity to roast for such a fabulous group of enthusiasts. Congrats to @filthynines on guessing the correct origin and process. Usually we tend to favour funk and fruit in our coffee but I just kept being drawn back to this one on the cupping table. As we said in the reveal notes, this was not big on fruit but it just had such a refined and delicate flavour in the cup. Elegant is how I would describe it. If people still have some left I have been enjoying it at a really long 1:5 ratio in recent days.
    14 points
  8. OK - So the guesses have all dried up, time for a reveal. Daterra Full Bloom Origin: Brazil Process: Natural Altitude: 1100-1200m Harvest: May - August Flavour: Dried Apricots, Dark Berries, Pecan Pie SCA Cup Score: 87 A lovely coffee from one of the most advance and experimental producers in the world. Not super fruit forward but more about refinement and elegance in cup. Excellent espresso with beautiful balance. Makes delicate filter with subtle notes of nuts and winter berries. Benefits from a good rest after roasting and sweetness really comes
    14 points
  9. Ooooooooo @joey24dirt has outdone himself here, cannot wait to get these on the GS3 amazing walnut and resin panels with walnut accessories
    14 points
  10. Not actually the postie, but a thoughtful find from my wife. £3 from Dunelm who describe it’s intended purpose as a stand for salt and pepper grinders. I say it’s not a bad place to stand my leveller and tamper.
    13 points
  11. Haven’t spent a lot of time on the forum recently as in a bout of COVID madness we bought a 30 year old library bus and decided to turn it into a micro home! If this interests you please follow us here https://instagram.com/tinyhousebigwheels?igshid=1eni2jlogu2qf
    12 points
  12. I'm really pleased to offer a standing discount to the members of this forum. It gives 15% off all coffee on our site. The code is CFUK. It's valid until further notice and can be used by all members regardless of joining date or post count. Enjoy!
    11 points
  13. I sometimes do a bit of photography from time to time, be it landscapes, seascapes or wildlife 😊
    11 points
  14. People come and go , Dave Isn’t the first to be bored or annoyed or just leave and won’t be the last . plenty of people with huge knowledge , that most won’t even know, don’t frequent anymore for a number of reasons . gary, jeebsy, Xpenno, callumT, mikehag, the list is endless . Life goes on, good luck to anyone starting a knowledge base anywhere , people who made a connection will carry on being mates whether on a coffee forums not.
    10 points
  15. Sailing is one of my favourite hobbies .. Started with a Prindle 16 foot catamaran dinghy .. Moved onto a 20foot keeled day boat ,then a Cobra 750 twin keeled 25 foot .. My little ship now is a 31foot single keeled Dolphin 31 ..
    10 points
  16. From where I sit I see a lot more locked threads. I see folks with vast knowledge drifting away from what is becoming for me a boring site I feel that where once a number of people would chip in to help on technical issues, now there are fewer I have no interest in proffering my thoughts on wiring or electrical safety if my other posts are blocked or dismissed or I am threatened This is probably due to the moral attitudes that have weakened our norms of open debate and toleration of differences in favour of ideological conformity. I mostly come here to see if anything
    9 points
  17. Hi Guys I thought I would come back into the world that is CoffeeForumsUK! My name is John Robson and I am the Sales and Marketing guy at Kaffelogic. We have been observing this discussion around Kaffelogic for some time, so now it is time to speak up! Firstly, the fact that Dave C has chosen not to publish his review yet should be viewed without coming to any conclusion about the product. There are some good reasons for this which Dave has explained to us in an email which we may well share. It has however generated some speculation but I believe our existing customers will even
    9 points
  18. Just a note to say I think this forum is a great place! I've only recently joined and I'm only a Novice that just.. likes a coffee! Ive no fancy machines or experience like a lot of folk here. However I always get helpful answers and responses to my often stupid questions! I've sold bits on the forum recently and today had a great response to a wanted ad I put up! Some great features. Nothing more than that really just to say it can be a good place to be!!
    9 points
  19. So, as a tribute to @fatboyslim this months roaster will be Steampunk Coffee Roasters. I must admit the team there have been a dream to work with and have come up with a doozy of a coffee for us and yet again another forum exclusive which will be hitting your mugs/cups before it is commercially available. Price is attractive as well, for 500g delivered we are looking at £15.50 - Guest list open until the end of the week with the order going in early next week. So, come one come all and get in on this super tasty coffee 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
    8 points
  20. Added today - Timemore Black Mirror Basic Scales. Cracking quality, super quick response time and built in rechargeable battery. If you want some lovely looking, high performance scales but have no desire to pay for smart scale features you do not intend to use then have a look at these.
    8 points
  21. Can I just say a really big thankyou to Dave (coffee chap) for my fantastic machine. Amazing refurb and very genuine support during my Pavoni journey! Great to have met you.
    8 points
  22. Hi Everyone! Finally, I've got my act together and set up a profile for Crown & Canvas on here, set up a banner and off we go! We are a small Family owned Coffee Roastery in Bridgtown, Staffordshire. I opened the doors in January this year and though the past few months have been an incredibly bizzare and challenging time, It's been amazing to see how supportive and involving the Coffee community is, from home brewers, Espresso enthusiasts, Baristas and Business owners alike. There is a permanent discount code for forum members which I set up on my old profile - but
    8 points
  23. Well at long long last and after the fiasco with Coffee Italia and BB not getting back to me, SWMBO and i decided to "up the ante" so to speak...it's taken a while but in the famous words of Rolf Harris "can you tell what it is yet" ? So excited i sat and ate my own Swizzles, Black-Jack and some Parma Violets...time to unbox now i've done buzzin 😎
    8 points
  24. Wait.....are you talking about the espresso machine or giving @BlackCatCoffee parenting tips? 😂
    8 points
  25. Swanning around this morning
    8 points
  26. Tomato is an interesting one! I am sure someone said bacon in a previous LSOL. I just need to find some coffee with notes of lettuce and I have a cracking blend in mind 😁 Although I think my favourite tasting note is the one James Hoffman mentioned in a video - late stage Marlon Brando. That is the tasting note I aspire to now.
    8 points
  27. A Mildred special for the Slayer A nifty yellow camera filter for a fiver (usually cost an arm and a leg as its 36.5mm tapered thread..) And.... an absolutely gorgeous 1952 Leica iiif 'Red Dial' with a 1949 5cm f2 Summitar lens in stunning condition. I've lusted after a Leica for years, and although it's not one of the "expensive" ones and is very basic, it's mine 😊 Took it out with me to work so afterwards I could have a walk round the village I used to live in. There's a lovely nature area there and I was itching to put a roll of film through it. Dug my old Weston
    8 points
  28. Don’t get carried away by the Village name - elbow bumps only😀
    8 points
  29. These came in the post today... @DogandHat @mattyperu Which means there's only one thing to do!
    7 points
  30. Hi guys, As some of you may know, I own Eighty Seven Plus. We get fantastic feedback and almost all of our customers come back, but attracting new customers and marketing is our number 1 challenge in this very competitive world. We are a small family team and don't have a big budget for that. I figured it might be a good idea to send out some free samples to anyone who wants to try. No strings attached, there is no commitment to come and buy a bag from us in future if you don't want to, and we'll even cover the postage. If you're interested, just say 'yes please' here and send m
    7 points
  31. Follow on from my photo of this arriving home a few weeks ago. refurbishing now finished. 2006 ECM Giotto premium, last year of manufacture before Rocket took over. New element power relay in Gicar, upgraded to additional SSR element relay. New seals, thorough clean and descale. OPV and pressurestat adjusted. Single portafilter converted to bottomless. Nothing left to do now but make coffee...
    7 points
  32. I'm trying to get my head around how the vibe on this thread became unfriendly when the so called unfriendly people aren't here to be unfriendly...... Yikes, I've already said too much 😬
    7 points
  33. Urgent lockdown relief arrived in the post yesterday in the form of an ECM Synchronica and Eureka Atom 65! (Many thanks to David at Bella Barista.) Apart from the shots I'm now getting I love the styling of both machines and the way the Eureka has the 'Atom' projection down onto the casing from an overhead light- no accident methinks!
    7 points
  34. And can I just say I love that I posted this about 15 minutes ago, and the back-end of my website has lit up with the number of people taking a look already
    7 points
  35. I wanted to send Ramsay a personal e-mail to show him what I'd expect as the absolute Minimum for a £19 brekkie...OK it's not perfect but you have to admit, it's getting there! or this Or preferably both and for desert....one of these......<clear>
    7 points
  36. Are any of you neurotic and cantankerous enough to be put off a roaster because of their branding and packaging? Just me?🤨 I just can't get on board with Rave's rebrand. It annoys the heck out of me. Every now and then I think I will pick up some beans from them again....then nope out of their website on having to deal with the rebrand. Ugh. Ah well, back to spreading the joy.😇
    7 points
  37. Pleasure to meet you in person Sir, after reading so many forum posts over the years! I now have an interesting problem in my kitchen that my wife is insisting gets rectified soon.....! The LR has genuinely been my dream machine since first signing up to this ridiculous / inspiring forum a few years back, stoked by attending a number of Rave Lever Days. Delighted to finally own one. And the icing on the cake, was that I have also taken ownership of THE now infamous apron.... I will resist a reciprocal compromising photo [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    7 points
  38. Hi All, As they say on talkback radio, I am a Long time listener - first time caller! I am based in the London (UK) and my set up is predominately a Londinium R24 and Niche Zero. I am still reasonably new to the world of espresso but have found the Londinium easy to use to make tasty shots. I have found this forum to be a great source of information and continue to spend countless hours reading the content! Regards Ben
    7 points
  39. Just to report that, thankfully, Rob managed to recognise me with my clothes on so, handover of the LR took place this morning, as planned, at Lickey End. Rob, despite the fact that we had to wear face masks and couldn't have a hug, it was a pleasure to meet you. I feel happy that the LR is in good hands. Enjoy!
    7 points
  40. It's just a corner, but it's mine all mine.
    7 points
  41. Feasting, thanks to Peter Canadian Decent customer Peter Middleton messaged me a few days ago that he was so pleased with his Decent Espresso Machine, that he wanted to thank the team that had built it, with a gift. His idea was that everyone involved with Decent would have a special meal. On Friday, we normally have a special meal anyway (double food budget), but this week we added Peter's HK$1000 gift (about $130) to make the meal super-extra-special. Chef Michael used the extra money to make: - roast pigeon - homemade lacha paratha (https://www.kookingk.com/recipes/l
    7 points
  42. I used to be very into Russian hard style kettlebell training and a lot of road cycling, which I have done a fair bit more of since COVID. Also on the committee of my climbing club, I like more cragging and sea cliff climbing than full on mountaineering. Nice to get outside in some remote spots away from the crowds. Trad climbing on Tryfan Sport climbing at Blacknor in Portland, Dorset A far away me just finishing the big arete on ‘Pregnant Pause’ 6a+ Me flailing miserably and not completing ‘Lord Stublock Deepvoid Breaks the Chain of Causa
    7 points
  43. A set of Acme cupping bowls and Square Mile spoons to use for the online tasting. My other half quite liked the look of the bowls and I expect them to be re-purposed for puddings or dips when not being used for coffee duties 👍
    7 points
  44. Really pleased to see The Lever Magazine is now available in the U.K. direct from @DogandHat 😁 Claudio is a really lovely guy, passionate about lever machines, and along with his team plus expert contributors has compiled a compendium of lever related news, innovations, history and art. Well worth a read - issue 1 was good with issue 2 promising to be even better 😁 Reserve your copy at: https://dogandhat.co.uk/pages/lever
    6 points
  45. Thanks for the heads up. A huge loss to the forum. Dave has devoted untold hours trying to help enthusiasts get the best from their gear, and advise manufacturers on what us coffee nerds at home want or need. I for one am sorry to hear that he has decided to leave, but without speculating as to his reasons, I can't say I blame him given the way things have gone recently. You can only try so hard.
    6 points
  46. Anyone who has been in the home espresso game in the past few years know who she is and undoubtedly watched her videos, for better or worse! Wishing Gail all the best in her retirement!
    6 points
  47. As @filthynines says, branding is hard and you will never please everyone. A company that has nailed their look for me is Dark Woods. I think branding can help persuade people to try a company but if I had some coffee from a company with slightly ropey branding and enjoyed it that is all I would personally be interested in. We certainly need to improve our bags, postal packaging etc but we are a small outfit with limited manpower so my focus has been purely on the coffee. Whenever I invest in the business I think - How is this going to improve my coffee? If that answer is, it isn't t
    6 points
  48. I have for sale my Londinium R with factory fitted digital pre-infusion unit. I am asking £2,200 collected or, possibly, a hand-over within an agreeable distance of Coventry. It is a very well cared for specimen and I am not wishing to consider offers. The machine is in good mechanical order and, as evidenced by the attached photos, is cosmetically very good. Purchased in January of 2019 it has been used for 3 to 4 shots per day. Using only Osmio Zero water. Group rinsed after virtually every shot, using Espazzola tool. Piston seals were replaced back in Marc
    6 points
  49. My Hooligan - Obi
    6 points
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