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  1. Thanks to @MildredMthese arrived today. And a nice note and key ring too. They're lovely. The worktop is still empty though. Shipping progress of Buffy is slow...
    4 points
  2. Same here, a funky Columbian natural. Love the packaging and tasting notes.
    4 points
  3. Hope you get sorted. Lots of great machines on the market to choose from now. It is a bit odd that the tech didn't spot such major scale problems and an unsafe boiler the first time around?
    4 points
  4. Just tried the Kenyan this morning. Some nice jammy/berry flavours coming through. Thanks @Coffee by the Casuals
    4 points
  5. Omg!!! I had a whoopsie yesterday!!! & it was Wednesday!!!!!!! speech; I had no idea at the time that this misjudged pour would enable me to post on the Whoops on a Wednesday thread!!! Goes to show everything happens for a reason, and you should never give up on your dreams!! Yesterday i felt mildly annoyed by this.... well look at me now. I want to thank my brain, and my wife's choice of kitchen towel and of course coffee
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  6. The B grade Thuya Burr came out ok .. Turned just to a cylinder with a little bit of sanding and one coat of oil ..
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  7. When I was making the dimples for the centres one end was softish the other end was quite hard .. So time will tell .. The first one I just wanted to see what it was like .. Forgot to take a picture when I came up for a coffee, but this is what I started .
    3 points
  8. The Thuya Burr has finally landed ... Might look ok on a Profitec 700 🤔
    3 points
  9. Hi guys Yes, we have been doing some trials with glass chimneys and lids with some really good success. These are very likely to part of our product enhancement program for release early next year. Our Beta testers will be informed and encouraged to provide feedback. We have considerable R&D going on as I write this. Jump onto our community page or join the KL facebook page to keep abreast of developments. Other news is we are very close to achieving CE certification. We hope to have the lab report in the coming weeks and then its a matter of passing through the red tape for reg
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  10. @allyburns - I’m also a Software Engineer. 👋. It’s interesting how price works. https://www.lamacchinadelcaffe.com/en/home.html - MaraX is more expensive than the Elizabeth. You can get the Elizabeth there for EUR 1,040. but then again.... if something goes wrong.... I know I can call Bella Barista and they will sort me out. They’ve done in the past. It’s tricky, I understand. But in the grand scheme of things, as you say, 10 years.... when you think about mobile phones and how much they cost.... and how long they last... and the residual value of nothing after a couple of years....
    2 points
  11. Who’s taking these photos? An armed guard?
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  12. Fangs for keeping us up to date....
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  13. Orders shipped once per week on Saturdays This might be a good time to remind everybody that we roast once per week on Saturday and ship orders immediately after they're roasted. We're sure you'll all understand that as a brand new business it makes sense for us to batch our roasting into as few session as possible, and right now we're able to find everything into a single day. When we eventually move on to two days of roasting, I expect it will be either a Friday or a Sunday for operational reasons. We will, however, always send out orders early if we happen to have enough coffee o
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  14. More beans 😁 Most of this is for family but I couldn't resist another bag of the Colombian yellow bourbon and the Brazilian 🇧🇷 Thanks @Black Cat Coffee 👍
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  15. I'll give the tech a ring this afternoon to find out what's happening and get him to send me some pictures of the issue.
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  16. ^^^ Got a bag of this this morning as well 😊 Roasted a couple of weeks ago but I'm out of coffee for spro so that's perfect, got to dive straight in! Just had a lovely fruity, boozy flat white. Nom nom nom.
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  17. @Mabenson - forget "your" technician. @Norvin to the rescue! 👍😂
    2 points
  18. Definitely don't scap it! Depending on price and location I would be interested.
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  19. Time to find a new tech or repair it yourself. A decent engineer would have found the faults first before changing parts willy-nilly. You could replace it, but i would guarantee somebody on here would buy your old machine as is and have it working without much effort and at much less expense than a new one.
    2 points
  20. Shows great promise. If I were to make any suggestions, I’d say a bigger cup may have helped create a broader spectrum of pattern and style. 9/10 for effort and presentation. 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣
    2 points
  21. Hi all So thanks for getting the payments in, last one was received yesterday evening. Order has gone out, I have spoken with the roastery and they are roasting Friday and posting Monday.
    2 points
  22. Hi, I just crawled back from the heap of rocks of human existence and, at the risk of being chastised for reviving an old thread, wanted to post a quick update about coffee beans resource, that I've been chipping away at, for some time (Coffee Diff): 1. Added many more roasters (currently over 3000 beans from 256-259 UK roasters are displayed, depending on some roasters out of stock or technical glitches), updated several times a day. 2. Started listing coffee subscriptions (with semi useful information on them 😊), not many at present. 3. Added/refined find similar button agains
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  23. Eric has just sent me pictures of the new custom burrs. They’ll be magnetically mounted, no screw holes 😍 Unfortunately, due to Covid delays to parts orders, shipping has been put back to December 😢
    1 point
  24. I am always keen to try out new distribution techniques. I bring you the High Level Carpet Bombing Method 🤣 Over to you!
    1 point
  25. @skylark I just didn't want to derail the what did the postie bring you thread in to an off topic. I find advice like this usually comes with multiple back and forth and often other members have lots of helpful suggestions too. You could perhaps start a thread in the Beans section if you are still not happy with the results and you are of course more than welcome to PM me anytime if you change your mind. David
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  26. @allyburns - The MaraX is a great choice. The alternative in the Lelit range - which cannot be beaten in terms of price vs functionality - is the Lelit Elizabeth. Think like this: The Elizabeth being an entry level dual boiler, the MaraX being the top of the range of the HX machines. There's a whole thread here about the MaraX and the Elizabeth. And some owners of the MaraX wished they had the Elizabeth - The MaraX came first... The bottom line is that both machine are as capable as each other. I'd say the Elizabeth is more capable than the MaraX, but the MaraX is just more traditional, b
    1 point
  27. Brilliant - not a 5 minute job but worth it Ask if you need any help
    1 point
  28. Roasted 500g of this bean a couple of weeks ago, I started drinking this week, massive Rum + Raisin at first and now I'm getting the bubblegum, fantastic. Thanks @Griffo for the recommendation. My Christmas roast is sorted. 😃
    1 point
  29. 😳noooooooo 🤢 Let's be having a photo 😂🤭
    1 point
  30. No T55 is yours 😇 ... need to get some measurements from you .. I’ll PM you later .. I’m off to experiment with the cheap B grade stuff 😬
    1 point
  31. Glad it’s landed safely, all looks good so whatever works best for you 🙌🏻(As long as mine looks awesome) 😅🤣
    1 point
  32. Interesting, sounds like you’ll get a couple of portafilter handles out of one length. Any thoughts on what can be done with those expensive wood shavings after turning?
    1 point
  33. For £45 plus postage you get 450mm long by about 40mm square for A grade .. The B grade where you get less or none of the Pippy and wild grain effect is £15 for 300mm long by 40 square ...
    1 point
  34. and today is my recomendation from a kind member of this forum - Rave coffee, fudge flavour - am going to have to wait a couple of days to try it as am still working my way through yesterdays box of goodies ( one coffee type a day, to make sure I get the best feel for it) my camera decided that soemthing called "night sight" was needed as today is a gloomy day here in the wilds, ideal day for snuggling up with a freshly brewed coffee 🥶 Also - my first whole bean as bought myself an inexpensive burr grinder thingy, so will be my first attempt at grinding it for my little mokka, inters
    1 point
  35. +1 here too - only ever access the forum via Tapatalk Please can this be prioritised?
    1 point
  36. 270ppm Pfft. Come to Suffolk, our water is harder than Desperate Dan's Chin. I'm the only one who uses it. I only fill it to the 3ltr mark. I also discard about 50ml before using it as it has a tainted taste otherwise.
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  37. Happy International Coffee Day 🥳
    1 point
  38. Would be interested in this myself if its going to market.... I suspect the tech has fu**ed up something in his fiddlings. Perhaps opening and closing the boilers without cleaning and sealing?
    1 point
  39. I'll keep you posted 👍
    1 point
  40. How many tamper handles did you want 😬
    1 point
  41. @SlingFBarista - ther should not be a problem! You can mount a pressure gauge temporarily on the steam wand - that’s exactly how I adjusted the pstat on my La Pavoni. All you need is a silicone hose and an el cheapo gauge from eBay. 👍 Like here:
    1 point
  42. I liked the Bezzeras. They are very well built, you get a lot of bang per buck in buying one. They have the same internals as some more expensive machines so problem areas tend to be the same as all old machines - items in the control box failing, pressurestats, pumps etc. Usually cheap to replace. The heating element power is switched by a relay, taking load off the control box relay and pressurestat points which is better than on the ECM have been working on recently. The pressurestat is the usual MA-TER found on loads of machines. Quite cheap (about £15) to replace but you may have tr
    1 point
  43. Potentially. Looks like your machine has reached end of life... not because the machine is not good, but it seems that, sadly, you haven’t given it the maintenance / treatment it deserved over those 10 years. You may try and contact Gruppo Izzo or take it to Bella Barista who carried stock and parts, and were the authorised UK dealer for them for a while. I’m not sure it’s still the case, but they can at least put you in the right direction. Limescale is the biggest espresso machine killer. So, whenever you fix it or buy a new machine, try to avoid it in the first place by putting “boiler
    1 point
  44. I don't believe so, it jumps into standby after a certain time. I'll try the switch by the socket for you tonight, and let you know what happens.
    1 point
  45. I don't think that the BZ02 needs much of a cooling flush, if any. It has a different design to the E61 equipped HX machines. I suppose that it may depend on the pressurestat setting but I have had three BZ02's and can't remember any needing a flush.
    1 point
  46. No. it is a weather map showing the jet stream
    1 point
  47. Baby steps on the way to arrival.. It seems it has finally shipped and left the building to wind it's way across the channel..awaiting an eta...
    1 point
  48. This is one or the nicest coffees I've ever drank. It's so good that when the last batch was finished I honestly struggled to be as excited by any other coffee after this!! I'll be checking out the Funky town thread for more like this. The closest I've had since has been been this one.. https://www.horshamcoffeeroaster.co.uk/products/costa-rica-san-juanillo-natural
    1 point
  49. I have a chopstick and one of those flat distributor tools. If I have £6 left in my piggy bank, I might stretch to a funnel one of these fine days
    1 point
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