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    8 Hours Ago
    John Weiss' review has now been fully published on Home Barista: https://www.home-barista.com/reviews/decent-espresso-de1-review-t57610.html As...
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    1 Day Ago
    At https://decentespresso.com/queue you can now see a real-time list of our espresso machine order backlog. "How long would I have to wait if I...
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    1 Day Ago
    Always expect delays when it comes to certification. They might decide that our approach to buttons doesn't pass rule 1450, S43a.2.1 (I made that...
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    2 Days Ago
    As the DE1XL has a screwed-down tablet stand, it occured to me recently that I could replace the screws with 40mm standoffs, and then use a stainless...
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    2 Days Ago
    I just received this photo of the varnished ash that my woodturning company will be using for the natural-wood handles I've asked them to make (for...
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    2 Days Ago
    Yes, I might be misremembering. There was a thread on decent diaspora where a few people had devices for measuring actual power consumption, as...
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    3 Days Ago
    Yes, we're on track for that. Here's the maths. At 20 machines/week, that's 80 a month, ie 6 months = ~500 machines. We've made 200 already, of...
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    3 Days Ago
    v1.3 Will have a touchpad, which functions a bit like the original iPod (tap, and optionally change with circular motion). It will display...
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    1 Week Ago
    I have put the order in with our wood handle supplier, to make a small quantity (250 each) of the portafilter and group head handles, in natural wood...
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    1 Week Ago
    During quiet periods, Ben Champion took a few photos at the MICE 2019 coffee trade show in Melbourne, Australia. It's funny: everything looks so...
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    1 Week Ago
    Iíve been working closely with Lisbon, Portugal based designer Jo„o Tomaz on every product Decent do. Thatís why we have such a strongly...
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    1 Week Ago
    Decent Engineer Ben Champion used sandpaper to remove the black paint on our handles. This revealed the quite beautiful bubinga wood underneath. He...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    100% correct. Small addition: a plumbed in drip tray is also included with that last option. Yes: you can buy each component of the refill...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    It's hard for me to change everything on the machine to white, all at the same time, with the low quantity of machines that we are planning. ...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    It's 0.3A at 110V, not sure at 220V. EU regs require less than 0.5A to qualify as "low power mode". Bear in mind that the Android tablet is also...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    We couldnít make our mind up between two different shades of white, for the upcoming DE1XL model, so I had one sample of each made. The whiter one is...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Yes: when the power switch on the back is turned on, electricity is fed to the Meanwell 24V power supply, which keeps the onboard computer fed with...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    I've put up for sale, the kit that will convert your DE1PRO/DE1+ into a DE1XL. You can buy it here: https://decentespresso.com/de1xl It's...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Hopefully this new page I put up today will do a good job answering the question: https://decentespresso.com/model If not, please let me know. ...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    We've now shipped machines to our entire backlog, and we have a small number of machines on-hand, which we can ship right away. This also means...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Using a 130mm "drill bit"
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Was just about to announce this next week. Hoooooopefully, new web site section for espresso machines, will come out in the next 24h. and......
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Agreed. We're rectifying the AC signal (which is either at 60hz or 50hz), and our pumps run on the rectified pulses that we control at the...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Unfortunately not. I'll be in Berlin in early June for SCAE there. And then in London afterwards, and will likely do a demo or two in London, at...
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Because the DE1XL (and upcoming DE1CAFE) hide the back power switch behind a magnetized plastic panel, we need to have a power cut off button...
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    3 Weeks Ago
    You are absolutely correct, and currently the feedback loop is at 10,000hz (ie: extremely fast). That's how we are able to control the vibe pumps to...
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Just got this photo a few minutes ago of the white DE1XL chassis being painted I'm curious to see how close it ends up looking to the renders...
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    3 Weeks Ago
    We are prototyping various ideas for countersinking this new Decent espresso model. This latest attempt has us cutting holes in a pallet and...
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Yes, we're reasonably certain will be able to offer a group head controller upgrade, but we will need to charge for it, it won't be free, as the...
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    3 Weeks Ago
    At the moment, I don’t yet know whether earlier machines will be upgradable to the group head controller or not. We're still working on it, and...
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