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  1. Bloody hell! I've got two MBK grinders. Got lucky methinks!
  2. It looks like my email yesterday prodded him into action! He's sorting it out today and posting it back this week. Looking at the photos he sent me, it's a truly knackered grinder but he's declined my second offer of paying for parts & labor, which is nice of him! Fingers crossed.
  3. I started out with this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nuvo-Ceramic-Handy-Coffee-Roaster/dp/B00LHEKY68/ref=sr_1_1?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1549221453&sr=1-1&keywords=nuvo+roaster It's labor intensive but if you know the theory of roasting it's very controllable and produces excellent results.
  4. Not sure if this is the correct place for this thread. Please move if I've messed up. Is anyone aware of any (extra) communication problems regarding Peter at Knock? Is he ill (or dead)? Jan 3rd I contacted him about a broken Hausgrind and received a response within hours offering to fix it and have it back to me within 8 days! I offered to pay for the service but he said it would be free. I was pleased and surprised as I know about his legendary communication and supply issues. I sent the grinder off, it was signed for by him. Couple of weeks went by, no grinder. I've politely emailed 3 times since asking him what's going on. No reply. I've sent a slightly snottier email requesting information tonight but I'm not holding my breath as to getting any response back. Can't find a phone number for the company anywhere. Feel like I've been scammed. I'm down a grinder and no idea what to do about it. Anyone have any ideas?
  5. No idea as I've not used the popcorn method. Sorry!
  6. Still using it after about two years. No problems at all. Moving over to my new Ikawa today
  7. I love freshly roasted coffee for it's 'zing' and after a couple of days for it's more 'rounded' flavour and mouthfeel.
  8. I have been using a Nuvo handheld roaster for the best part of two years. Easy to use with consistently great results. You just need decent air extraction and a gas hob. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nuvo-Ceramic-Handy-Coffee-Roaster/dp/B00LHEKY68
  9. Got mine this week and have roasted the 50g bag that it came with. Really easy to use. Not had a chance to try my usual beans (from HasBean) yet. That'll be when the fun starts.
  10. Yep but I can't remember what I got given I should be getting my pre-ordered home roaster July/August. I pre bought mine for £600 but I see that they are now selling them for £1200!!
  11. That's pretty much what the guy on the Ikawa stand told me a couple of weeks ago at the London Coffee Festival.
  12. Looks like Ikawa have opened up a new (and presumably much needed) revenue stream.
  13. Yup, I got an email from IKAWA recently saying that they expected to start shipping the home version in "early 2017". Looking forward to mine
  14. I've started pre-heating my Nuvo roaster whilst I'm microwaving the beans (1 minute on high in a 1100W microwave) then pouring into the Nuvo. First crack at about 5 minutes and second at about 8ish for most beans. This takes the total roast time down from approx 15 minutes to about 9 minutes. The taste of the coffee is cleaner and brighter. Using various South American beans from Hasbean.
  15. Found this picture here: http://uberhumor.com/daily-morning-epicness-0-pictures-763 Thought it was worth sharing
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