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    5 Days Ago
    James Hoffmann posted today that he's making a series of videos about our DE1+ Decent espresso machine, and this is his first.
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    So far, of the 45 machines we've sent out, we've been able to guide people with a problem back to a machine in good working condition without needing...
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    6 Days Ago
    For those of you who have bought a bluetooth "Skale" from us, your DE1+s can automatically stop your espresso making when a goal weight is reached. ...
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    6 Days Ago
    We're using an industrial grade screwdriver, plug-in, with a torque adjustment that isn't easily user-set. Color coding is a GOOD IDEA, thanks for...
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    1 Week Ago
    A little over 3 weeks ago, I reported that we'd jumped from making 5 espresso machines at once to 20 at once. It took us 8 days to do so, which was...
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    We've been shipping DE1PRO machines to customers, but without the plumbing kit, as we haven't quite nailed it yet. At the MICE conference, I was...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    I was asked this question via tech support today, and I thought I’d share my answer. This is a very advanced barista technique, so I don’t expect...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    I never saw any leakage problems when using the cafelat 8.0mm silicone gasket on the v2 machine, which I took on a pretty extensive USA tour,...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    My mechanical engineer Ben has corrected me. Our gaskets are in fact 8.0 and not 8.5mm, made with US FDA food-grade NBR, which we then had tested in...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Paul, you would know much more about what materials other companies are using, since you supply gaskets to them. Naively perhaps, I believed NBR...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    On one of my tours, I had a Cafelat silicone gasket in there, and I got a few comments like "what's wrong with your portafilter fit? It feels...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Bad Day Coffee on the beautiful Eastern coast of Taiwan continues his amazing series of handmade Lego versions of classic espresso machines...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    The one we use is made NBR rubber, like all the Italian professional machines. Those absolutely will work with our machine. I decided not to...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    If you see that it's dirty, then yes, you should clean it. The metal around that probe is 0.5mm thick stainless steel, for fast response, so...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Our man Shin in South Korea has been visiting cafés nonstop with his DE1+, and.... that means a cleaning of the group head parts is a good idea. ...
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    3 Weeks Ago
    dev you're absolutely right that running vibe pumps constantly at those temperatures would cause degraded performance. I think you missed the...
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    3 Weeks Ago
    "It tasted better than coffee I've tasted on $20,000 or $30,000 espresso machines" (40:20) At this podcast:...
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    3 Weeks Ago
    From what I know now, it looks like calibrating flow is a good idea for people running on 110V (ie the USA, Japan and Canada). Here in Hong Kong,...
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    3 Weeks Ago
    20 espresso machines This was the first time we've built 20 machines at once (previous time was 5 at once). We were pretty excited to get them all...
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Yep: custom made for us. I wasn't able to find existing cables short enough for our use, so we had to get them made, or have lots of extra wire...
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Besides programming, my job is also to prepare Android tablets for use with an espresso machine. We hadn't expected it, but Shin's USB cable...
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    3 Weeks Ago
    We're doing the final assembly of 20 espresso machines at once. This is the first time we've done such a large batch. Because of its complexity and...
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    3 Weeks Ago
    A challenge for home espresso machines is to decide when they're out of water. Some machines wait until the very last drop, but that might be in the...
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    3 Weeks Ago
    This sort of thing is absolutely on my to-do list, along with being able to follow along with the progress, but it's not a piece of software I've...
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Good progress today building 20 espresso machines
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Shin (our man in Korea) was demoing to some serious baristas, who were unimpressed that the water coming out of the shower screen was so uneven. ...
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    4 Weeks Ago
    The DE1 is being discontinued and there will be no feature updates for it. What you get when it is delivered is what it will stay as, except for...
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