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  1. There’s a new Rocket out now with built in shot timer. Looks quite cool & suppose rocket trying to catch up on features of others at lower price points. i personally have the Mozzafiato Type R and love it, mind I disagree with the comment above with regards to the Mignon. I had it paired with this at first & it could do shots but since upgrading to a Niche the improvements were very noticeable. So I’d advise you should be looking to upgrade this also at some point in the future to get the best out of either machine.
  2. No don’t think so, it levelled off ok with the tamper. The basket wasn’t to the brim but about near the line around the top that clips the PF in. Expansion yes for the indent however I found (for me personally) it pulled better shots when at this level.
  3. Was just about to say get a mignon. I had this paired with my gaggia for years and was more than happy with the results. Not sure if your grinding straight into the PF, but I would go into a cup first then swirl the grind then into the PF. If your not doing this already, this will give you an improvement. The Rancillio wand, best mod ever, makes good milk but beware your technique will need to change so be prepared for some bad milk till you nail it. Also a bottomless, doesn’t really make the drink better but can see how it’s coming out better so helps with seeing how your grinder is off, squirting etc. Also personally I found better results with loading the pf, I never weighed so can’t help there but the puck would always have an indent from the screen. So pretty much filled it then a finger wipe. Hopefully some of this helps 😀
  4. Yes that’s fine, was my mistake anyway 😃
  5. Mines all paid up, thanks Jimmy
  6. Strange that link works fine. I’ll make payment this eve... cutting it fine 😊
  7. Hi is the website down currently? I'm just getting error 404 at the following address - www.vb-kaffee.at/shop
  8. 1. Planter. 500g Sigri, 250g La Fortuna Light and 250g of whatever your new Roast is going to be, and if made available. 2. , Jimbojohn55 1KG of your new mystery light roast - Ive heard about this coffee , shhhh 3. Fez (500g La Fortuna - Medium roast, 500g Sigri AA) 4. Nicknak 1 kilo of Sigri .. medium please 5. Cooffe - 500g La Fortuna Medium, 500g Mystery light roast (hit me with the jimbojohn) 6. Sparkyx - 1kg Zündfunke, 500g Mystery light roast7. Nick1881 - 500g La Fortuna 8. ronsil - 1 kg Vöcklabrand 9. JimmGC51 - 500g La Fortuna Medium, 500g Mystery light roast
  9. Giving this a little bump, surprised no one had snapped these up.. Anyway I'm dropping this to 2 x now and decided to keep another so as per above, cups and saucer brand new £18 including delivery
  10. Open the top every 6 month and give it a clean. Not much else to do with it really. I rarely cleaned mine, in fact I only did it twice in 3 years of ownership.
  11. Yes, it does have rubber strips that sit either side of the scale.
  12. Love my Niche, was also an upgrade from the Mignon. The main benefits I like is being able to swap to different beans instantly. With the mignon the hopper would be loaded and I’d use all the beans till they were gone. No purging on a morning required anymore. And less mess, coffee used to get everywhere before but the Niche is much tidier.
  13. TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi plug, had it nearly a year works a treat. No issues when using over WiFi or 4G. Runs power to both my HX and Grinder via a 2 plug adaptor
  14. Well tbf the Apartmento isn’t too shabby in the looks department.. But yeah I did a lot of research before buying and as far as a HX goes these are pretty much top of their game. you could go to DB for better espresso for you will be able to control temps more precisely and thus fine tune it to specific roasts = better espresso so perhaps that’s a route you could explore
  15. Why you looking to upgrade to this from the Apartmento? There pretty much the same machine. You are only getting an insulated boiler, brass end plates, a group pressure valve and a PID. None of this will change the quality of the coffee. I own the Mozzofiato Type R and originally started looking at the Apartmento. From new the extra cost from this to the type V, was worth upgrading for the above extras worked out £60 each. But to upgrade it now increases this to a point I don’t think is worth it. Assuming of course you buy new and lose money on selling what you have! So so as said not sure what extra your looking for but you will be paying money for aesthetics with little change to quality of espresso.
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