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  1. so then you'll have a longer wait, but its probably not going to be much more than 5mins in total. the longest part will be waiting for the steam boiler to come up to pressure/heat
  2. my whole coffee making routine is as follows: pick up coffee dosing cup grind into coffee dosing cup (10seconds, sometimes 12 seconds!) empty into portafilter and prep my puck probably a further 10 seconds put portafilter into coffee machine switch it on for 30seconds turn it off drink if im being slow and particular the whole process takes 90-120seconds all in.
  3. ah yes this is what i want on a marax. the LLC
  4. well now youre talking like that it sounds interesting, but surely then youre back up at a much higher price point. the marax is a sweet spot IMO of pricing, size, etc so what youre suggesting is an elizabeth with an e61 which is just as an interesting proposition.
  5. nah i love the idea of the lever. otherwise i get the ACS minima. and if i dont want e61 then i get the elizabeth. But i cant afford/dont need the bianca. they used to make the maraT i believe which was what i describe the marax form/size is perfect for myself and probably most home users
  6. marax with a digital pid like the one on the elizabeth? thats basically my dream machine
  7. a longer ratio has made it drinkable, did 18g in 50g out this morning. wont be buying this again but at least its now drinkable.
  8. mine just got delivered. got too many bags on the go now 😂
  9. i would be looking at replacing my plug with something like this https://www.amazon.co.uk/BG-Electrical-Socket-Compatible-Moulded/dp/B07VC1GWV9/ref=as_li_ss_tl?dchild=1&keywords=BG+electrical+smart+sockets&qid=1594983100&sr=8-2&linkCode=sl1&tag=paulhibbert-21&linkId=cec623b24bfba56e222d6973784a475c&language=en_GB
  10. so to pad out the panic ridden section of my post the shop was closed, they lady reopened for me, and just grabbed me a bag based on me asking for something for espresso... and then when i took a look at it i thought it would be ok. after paying she intimated it might also be good for v60 etc yeah, having tasted it i cant quite get my head around it. i have a silvia so cant pressure profile or go hotter. a challenge it is, no arguments there!!! yesterday i went 18g in 38g out in about 30 seconds (cant remember exactly), today same ratio but had ground finer so it was
  11. i bought these beans last week in a guilt ridden panic, they are different to say the least. They are giving off quite a sour note when dialled in for espresso. I guess thats the citric acidity explosion. not hugely to my taste buds, they taste a bit better as a v60 thankfully https://www.7gr.co.uk/specialty/57-kenya-chalem-specialty-whole-beans-250gr.html what can i do to try and make them taste a bit better as espresso? or am i just wasting my time trying to make them taste more to my liking?
  12. found the motta one in stock, so bought that one. thanks though
  13. mine hasnt arrived yet, but i bought a bean last week thats dreadful for espresso. was completely misled by the shop i bought it for. its mega sour and grim as an espresso but great as a v60
  14. mine hasnt arrived yet, but when it does. how long should i leave it to rest before using? how should i be drinking it?
  15. @DavecUK does the acs minima do pre infusion etc? is it a better buy than the elizabeth? (ignore looks and just go off tech)
  16. its an absolutely stunning looking machine but i think id want the lever...
  17. so a list of machines at the £800-1200 mark bezerra BZ10 - entry level e61? bezerra magica pid - entry level HX basic PID functionality (doesnt look like its been upgraded in 10 years) Lelit Marax - same as the bezerra bz10? Lelit Elizabeth - loads and loads of functionality, not e61 though so not a lovely looking machine. Probably the wisest choice if the utilitarian look is ok ACS Minima - Looks stunning (IMO) Crem One - H/X PID WT/WC - not really sure what this one is Dreamland under 2k machine is the lelit bianca.
  18. interesting, thanks. the magica pid looks lovely. it seems to have the best of all worlds. cant find any proper reviews of it though which worries me. what functionality does the PID have?
  19. what about the lelit elizabeth? i think the marax looks better but the tech in the elizabeth is hard to turn down
  20. with the news from my office that i wont be rushing back anytime soon i feel like i can save up now and treat myself to a new espresso machine. ive currently got a rancilio silvia its probably 6 or 7 years old. ive had it 4 and im the second owner. its a work horse and nothing wrong with it but you know upgraditiis... whats the next level up? is it to go to a £1k(ish) machine? If so what suggestions do we have at that price tag? I make 2 espressos every day without fail, and half a dozen flat whites a week. grinder is covered as i upgraded my grinder during lockdow
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