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    Somerset UK
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    Coffee roasting, photography, BBQ, walking
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    Retired

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  1. I bought a smart plug but couldn't get it to recognize my network. Just as well as it would have been overkill. I ended up buying this one and it's been perfect for a year and half.
  2. Thanks, I've heard of a long black. I'll have to try it. I've been spooning the crema off my americanos as I find it a bit bitter.
  3. Do you add water to your espresso or espresso to your water?
  4. I'll have to try your profiling. I've been holding the paddle to the left letting pressure climb slowly up to 10 bar or so over 10 or 12 seconds. As soon I see some drops I open it up to 8 or 9 bar. After 20 or so seconds I drop it down to 5 or 6 bar shooting for 36 g out (18 g in) at around 30 seconds. Maybe we're basically doing the same thing.
  5. Apple and oranges. Totally different experience. The Bianca is so much more precise.
  6. I'm like you so I went with the Bianca about six months ago. I came from a La Pavoni so this was a big step. Best thing I ever did. Little bit of a learning curve but all of it fun. The power of the paddle really opens up so many possibilities. You'll love it.
  7. So we're talking about the same coffee right? My wife's decaf Colombian takes up quite a bit less space than my Ethiopian.
  8. I haven't heard of Two Day Coffee but they look interesting. Not any cheaper than Hasbean but they offer 1KG so that's appealing. I'll try them next time. Thanks a lot!
  9. A year or so ago when I first started buying coffee over here I thought Hasbean was very expensive. Now I find myself going back to them over and over. The quality of their beans are excellent. I do about 380 grams in my Huky and always sort the beans prior. With Hasbean I rarely find defects but with other folks I'll find a dozen or so.
  10. Great, thanks. I thought it might but didn't want to test it.
  11. I've had my Bianca for several months now and noticed some very small specs in the water tank. Probably coffee grounds. How do I remove the tank for cleaning? I see the handles but do I need to siphon the water out beforehand? Is there a valve that closes so I can just pull up leaving some water in? I've looked at several videos but they're about moving the position and the water and tank is already removed. Thanks
  12. Anybody ever use one of these funnels with your NZ? He's out of stock right now but they look well made and have magnets embedded in the base which I thought was pretty clever.
  13. Black looks good with my Lelit Bianca. Something about black and stainless steel.
  14. Thanks, that's the one I finally found. I thought the paddle assembly would be harder but, again, it seems to be pretty simple too.
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