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  1. @DavecUK does the acs minima do pre infusion etc? is it a better buy than the elizabeth? (ignore looks and just go off tech)
  2. its an absolutely stunning looking machine but i think id want the lever...
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. what about the lelit elizabeth? i think the marax looks better but the tech in the elizabeth is hard to turn down
  6. 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
  7. I've never done one of these before so i hope its ok getting involved. 1. Akp 2. ratty 3. EricC 4. tsouthwell 5. catpuccino 6. Marcros 7. MildredM 8. Nickdems 9. Jason11 10. Higbert 11. Jackabb 12. spasypaddy 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.
  8. Hi even though ive been making espresso for years ive never really used a naked pf. but ive started and its an interesting learning process to work out what is going wrong... today it looked like this: Thoughts?
  9. I'm after a doser cup for my rancilio silvia.
  10. its a great cafe. used to go there when i worked nearby a few years back
  11. it depends is what ive gathered. but i do it from when i press the start button
  12. you could try a push tamper? im not a girl, but ive always been rubbish at tamping. got a push style tamper from Rhino and its made my tamping consistent
  13. i dont, i have some £12 ones which do the trick.
  14. interesting, not sure how i missed it on their website.
  15. https://acaia.co/products/pyxis-ultralight-weighing-scale interesting new scale, huge price tag as expected
  16. i know there are better value for money machines out there but i love the look of the rocket range but i think thats because as a cyclist i follow a lot of cyclists on social media so have been brainwashed into them ha id probably come here and ask for recommendations at a price point if i was buying and then buy something sexy. Money (and space) no object a slayer
  17. i wish i had the money to spend £1500 on a machine, but i just dont ever see that happening. So sadly i think until my Silvia stops working it may well be my end game equipment matched with a eureka specialita.
  18. i wouldnt buy one but if you were to give me one i'd be delighted.
  19. then buy this and get a eureka grinder (i have one and its brilliant)
  20. whats the obsession with a PID? you're just starting out.
  21. not exactly a life changing thing but if you have one lying around unused i could be tempted to take it off your hands
  22. on topic discussion i have a much older one of these https://www.coffeeitalia.co.uk/rancilio-silvia-v5-e-2019-refurbished.html and i highly recommend it. Buy that, and then get a 2nd hand grinder for about £100 and you'll get some phenomenal coffee
  23. yep, cv19 has changed a lot of habits, people dont go out for coffee anymore, offices arent open, and people are moving to making it themselves. smaller businesses cant cope, and have to diversify, a lovely cafe near me has become an artisanal shop selling loads of different produce and the coffee shop has become their secondary market. although when lockdown was on they stayed open selling coffee through a window.,
  24. thats a shame, they were an awesome little shop.
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