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  1. Good question and the answer is I don't know. I had better results with my Gaggia Classic (PID) and a Mazzer SJ than with my Alex Duetto II and Mazzer Royale. Interestingly though (after reading your eureka post!) I used to pull longer shots on the Gaggia probably about 40g so that might be it. I'm going to get another bag to experiment with. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  2. Do you have a link to the tamper please? So many pop up on Amazon. Thanks Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  3. Yes it would be around then I guess. Used to love the sweet bourbon but no two batches are the same for me at the moment. I do have huge respect for them and I hope if they're having issues they can resolve them soon. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  4. Sooooo, Long time fan of Coffee Compass espresso blends, in particular we like the Mahogany Hit Malabar and I like the Gusto Gold, buuuuuut they seem pretty inconsistent across batches lately - one will taste lovely and the other not so much. I used to love the sweet bourbon blend, I don't know if they've changed the blend or stopping smoking/vaping has killed my liking for it, but to me it's neither sweet nor bourbon like anymore - it's actually bitter. I brew espresso at 18g in and 36g out in <30 seconds (usually aim for 27 s, I don't know why) and I use an Alex Duetto mk 2 with a Mazzer Royal grinder so I guess my kit is fine. Water is Tesco Ashbeck. I know there's loads of other roasters to try, so I'm after recommendations for an espresso coffee bean, sweet with a good crema that can hold it's own in a latte for SWMBO. My favourite coffee of all time is Cubita Cuban coffee however you cannot get it in UK for a reasonable price sadly, but if anyone knows of anything similar then I'm all ears - please can you give me some recommendations of roasters and beans? Thanks
  5. Bump. Gaggia sold but SJ still for sale. Modded for single dosing and clean sweep. Offers accepted
  6. Apologies for the choice of paper (Daily Torygraph!) But it's the biggest I could find [emoji1787]
  7. What's in the box: Gaggia, 1 x blind basket, 2 x single, 1 x double and 1 x triple baskets (in water reservoir) Tamper and spare handle (in reservoir) Portafilter handle Steel drain tube (sellotaped to top of machine) Reservoir cover and drip tray (sellotaped in place) PID removed from side of machine to hopefully protect in transit, whole machine bubble wrapped! Found a nice little milk jug I've chucked in as a bonus for Whitehackles patience with me being on holiday!
  8. All the pics got a bit jumbled but I'm posting these here to prove condition and how I've packed up the Gaggia for Whitehackle so there can be no quibbles - any damage is clearly down to the courier after I have dropped off to the courier on Monday as Whitehackle and I have agreed in PM. I've accepted the offer of £160 by PayPal friends and family, courier to be arranged at Whitehackles expense. Mazzer still for sale @wan
  9. Wan, do you want the grinder? I'll be back on Friday pm Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  10. Just for clarity and being open, whitehackle has offered £160 for the Gaggia and will arrange own courier. Comms are difficult as I'm currently in Tunisia with sketchy WiFi at best - I'm back on Friday and hope to sort out finer details with whitehackle then. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  11. I've not had chance to weigh it but it's a fair weight. If you are prepared to weight until I'm back next Saturday I'll weigh it for you so you know for sure. I would think no more than 15kg Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  12. Not urgent however I'm away on holiday and not back until the 1st June. Prices are in the original post. Thanks Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  13. Ok, speak to your friend, however please understand that the risk will have to be borne completely by you if your friend posts it to you. I'm just about to go on holiday for a week so will pick this thread up sporadically most likely - hope that's ok. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  14. Hi, I won't post but happy to meet up somewhere near Bristol if that's any good to you? Are you interested in just the grinder or the espresso machine also? BT Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  15. Thanks for your interest but I'm not prepared to post sorry. BT Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
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