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    16 Hours Ago
    My DE1+ wakes up at 6:30am, so that when I stumble in the kitchen at 7:00, the machine and portafilter are nice and hot. Despite the machine being...
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    2 Days Ago
    We're using an ARM embedded CPU, and a real time operating system, to control the DE1+. The sort of OSes and CPUs that run embedded devices...
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    2 Days Ago
    Some reviews of the DE1+ came out these past few days: Home Barista: ...
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    1 Week 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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    1 Week Ago
    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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    1 Week 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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    1 Week 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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    2 Weeks Ago
    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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    3 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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    3 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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    3 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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    3 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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    3 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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    4 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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    4 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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    4 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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    4 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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    4 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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    4 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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I'm John Buckman, and I design espresso machines at Decent Espresso.
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