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    The wood turning maverick @Nicknak sent me these today. Very pleased. Thank you!
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    Lovely to stumble across us as recommended, thanks to anyone that has mentioned Dog & Hat. Price Wise we are low compared to some subs, as Tom says the margins are thin, but fine in volume - but we believe in not really being more than roasters, and our value is putting together different coffees in the right order for a price that is affordable. Some months it would cost you more to buy the coffees we include off the shelf off the roasters! Also you can buy extra bags from the 8/9 bags coming in that month in the Members area to add to your box, usually around the £8 mark, which Members can take advantage off, and its just bundled in the same box and postage. As an aside, we are SCA certified and now exactly what to look for these days! This wasn't meant to be a sales pitch, but we do re-evaluate what is important to us, and that is commitment and value, you have to have value, and we do achieve that I hope. Su x
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    Can't comment on the touch. Owned a Barista Express for almost 2 years though. As long as you pre-warm your portafilter in the holder, whilst the machine is warming up, the coffee was fine. Steaming power isn't great, 54mm grouphead is a bit awkward, grinder isn't the best but manageable, and you can get some good tasting espresso from it. It's a good all-in-one machine for a reasonable price. It really depends how much you want to spend and how deep into it you want to get. If this is going to be the "one and only" machine you'll have, and you want some good tasting coffee, which is about the same standard as your average local coffee shop, then go for it. If you want something a bit more, or want to upgrade, I'd avoid sage machines all together and get something with a 58mm grouphead straight off the bat (gaggia classic, rancilio silva, any second hand machine, maybe even a sage dual boiler). You can get Barista Expresses second hand for fairly cheap - there are some for sale on this forum.
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    Yes exactly that. On the pre-2015 Classic, the OPV opens at a set pressure & returns water to the tank. [email protected] could confirm but I think the OPV on the 2019 version returns to just before the pump either to drain back to the tank or get pumped round again.
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    I’ve had my Isomac Millenium from new since about 2004, use it nearly every day. I maintain it with the aid of spares from this company. https://www.ferrari-espresso.com/ They’re fairly straightforward to maintain - got my info from the Coffeetime Wikii on how to carry out the various maintenance processes. Ferrari supply a range of Isomac spares if you decide to take a chance with the machine; You can also find an @DaveC informative review of the machine on the Bella Barista website - here; https://www.bellabarista.co.uk/pdf/IsomacTeacloserlookv6.pdf Good luck!
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    Not quite, but I managed to grind a dose of beans on my Niche with nothing to collect them in.
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    A day has passed by, A man can change his mind. My brand new Gaggia classic is now back at Gaggia, it's a simple problem, it should be anyway, but they are not making my life easy and I may well not be continuing on the Gaggia journey as a result. That would mean I need a new coffee machine again.
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    I use a Dell 7710 for CAD (Catia V5) at Work and it works fine. It's heavy but I like it. Not had an issue in the 3 years of owning it.
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    Let it cool, at least a bit don't drink it hot
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