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    1 Day Ago
    We had our own tests conducted, results below. We paid to have SGS Labs https://www.sgsgroup.com.hk/ test all our materials, separately from the...
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    2 Days Ago
    This company makes the brass parts that go into the group head of our espresso machine. Every time you see brass in this video (and thatís often)...
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    1 Week Ago
    All the remaining DE1+ machines I had under the special offer are now sold out, and shipping today. 9 people took advantage of this, and I look...
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    1 Week Ago
    And the price offered here is the same price as what the pre-order price was. Not cheaper. It's a 2nd chance for people who helped me bring...
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    1 Week Ago
    As these are 110V machines, I kind of intended them to be for USA users. I realize this is a .co.uk forum, but there are some Americans here. ...
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    1 Week Ago
    A few 110V DE1+ machines, shipping today, at a $500 discount. I have a half dozen DE1+ machines in stock, that I will sell at the early-adopter...
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    1 Week Ago
    The mechanical engineers all use Solidworks, while Ray (the inventor and electrical engineer) uses FreeCAD and Onshape, but this is largely to draft...
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    1 Week Ago
    As promised two years ago, here are downloadable CAD files for our DE1+ and DE1PRO espresso machines. https://decentespresso.com/de1plus#cad What...
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    1 Week Ago
    We did some concept drawings in this direction, about a year ago.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    PRIMARILY: What gets mentioned the most by cafes is "making better tasting drinks" thanks to the feedback from the tablet (easier to dial in, easier...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    We're not yet shipping the plumbing kits for our DE1PRO customers, because I haven't yet been satisfied with our designs. Here's an update. ...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    My feeling is that very few cafes are willing to bet their business moving to a model of an espresso machine that: (a) no other cafe is currently...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    On our customer forum, Ed rightfully pointed out: He's right. I can't really go criticizing other manufacturers for using measurement units...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    The mirror finish is part of the metal, when we receive it as sheet metal. We don't have the ability to turn a brushed surface into a mirror...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Poooooossibly. I'm having them make one sample. However, they have to heavily "mask" the mirror section to prevent the brushing process from...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    On their 2nd attempt to make a "perfect" mirror panel (we rejected their first attempted), a new vendor we're thinking about using has done a really...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    New DE1+ owner Alastair Drong made this humorous video about his decent espresso machine arriving at his apartment.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    I wouldn't assume that the machine will keel over dead after 10,000 shots. It's a warranty, and it's based on the "mean time between failures" that...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Strangely satisfying to watch... This is from a new supplier who wants to make mirror panels for us. This is one of 20 samples they're making. I...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Yes, the v1.1 group head works on the v1.0 machines: we made sure of that, so that we don't have to stock v1.0 group heads for eternity (for future...
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Yeah, we discussed a decal-mirror, or a snap on mirror, and it would definitely work, but as you already guessed, it wouldn't look very good. ...
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Just received this photo from our current mirror panel maker. We asked them to make a brushed steel sample for us. Another company we also use is...
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    3 Weeks Ago
    I've been asked to give a presentation locally about our espresso machine workshop. So...I took a bunch of photos, and plan to tell a bit of a story...
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Our current drip tray covers are prone to getting slightly tarnished with use, and we're working on a solution. Once we figure it out, we'll send...
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    3 Weeks Ago
    A big congratulations to Agnieszka Rojewska https://www.instagram.com/agarojewska/ the new World Barista Champion. I was surprised and flattered...
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    3 Weeks Ago
    I've written about https://coffeeforums.co.uk/showthread.php?30500-Decent-espresso&p=604420#post604420the microfractures we're seeing on the legs of...
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    3 Weeks Ago
    I've heard this theory discussed among some coffee experts, and I think it's quite a defensible theory. I've heard the conversation then move to...
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    4 Weeks Ago
    I've experimented with this, using a dental vibrator. Thus far, I've found that this: a) tends to not distribute the grounds (ie, the mound stays...
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    4 Weeks Ago
    No, sadly not. The group head controller is now its own computer, with its own dedicated CPU, and a "animation communication protocol" between the...
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    4 Weeks Ago
    A few pieces of Decent News: - shipping prices on DE1PRO were sometimes too high (whoops) - DE1CAFE will be in 110V as well - new Tamper v2 model...
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