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  1. I think it would be fine, my Kinu hand grinders have all had comparable results with my Niche using the Robot + the grind required is fine but not as fine as you would need on a pump machine. Sent from my LG-H850 using Tapatalk
  2. Second this - much cleaner with the coarser grind and brings through the more interesting notes Sent from my LG-H850 using Tapatalk
  3. Made a V60 this evening....think we are in for a treat with this one, super clean and very interesting. Cheers to all involved as always. Sent from my LG-H850 using Tapatalk
  4. Chapeau that's wonderful! Intrigued to hear about how it performs, though it doesn't really matter as just looking at it is good enough! Sent from my LG-H850 using Tapatalk
  5. I have a porlex mini only used a handful of times. Sure I can let it go for not v much if it helps. Sent from my LG-H850 using Tapatalk
  6. @dsc if you order direct you actually choose which basket when you order: https://www.cafelatstore.com/products/robot-espresso-maker Then of course you can order others as you choose as extras. Sent from my LG-H850 using Tapatalk
  7. @dsc - i think they are confusing "professional" and "pressurised" in that ad....the pressurised basket is the non standard add on thing you buy if you want tp use pre-ground. Sent from my LG-H850 using Tapatalk
  8. Available for pre order: https://kinugrinders.com/index.php?page=m_home_page.public.show_product&Id_Product=32 Sent from my LG-H850 using Tapatalk
  9. Wow! Thanks so much, drop me a PM and will get it out to you as soon as I can. Sent from my LG-H850 using Tapatalk
  10. I purchased this on the forum a year or so ago and has been lightly used since. It can produce amazing shots (can post my own video links if you want). I also purchased the new bottomless portafilter which with the updated stand cost over £50. Also contains second brew head for back to back shot production and the lovely stainless steel tamper. Going to offer for the same it was originally offered (so you get the bottomless pf for free) £135 shipped. Only reason for sale is I purchased a Cafelat Robot so don't need 2 manual espresso makers. Sent from my LG-H850 using Tapatalk
  11. Yes have been to Society in Bristol and Oxford...very consistent and really make coffee the priority. Also good selection of beans, coffee mags etc. Sent from my LG-H850 using Tapatalk
  12. mcrmfc

    Question re Next Q

    Yep ace, thanks for arranging! Sent from my LG-H850 using Tapatalk
  13. Hoff's a fan: https://www.youtube.com/embed/11ZSXVZbQbA?feature=oembed
  14. Personally I would start with something dark roast (then you only need to do a simple pre heat of the pf on hot water), dose 17-18g and start on the finer side (if you choke the machine then you know your grinder is capable) then loosen as required. Do a really good wdt and pi for 10s at start of shot. Once you have it dialled in you should be able to get consistent 'perfect' shots with plenty of crema esp with darker roasts. Adding a paper filter (draw round tamper for template using any filter paper) disk under the screen is fun to try and can help things to the next level. It took me a good 5 ish sink shots before I got close first time so you will be fine. Sent from my LG-H850 using Tapatalk
  15. Panama Natural is my current thinking. Sent from my LG-H850 using Tapatalk
  16. Exactly most of my holiday planning these days starts with a pre-emptive Google search of 'specialty coffee shops in...'
  17. And to expand on that...you deserve a grinder that can grind fine enough and with enough consistency to get repeatable results with ALL roast profiles. Both these grinders can do 'ok' but try running a decaf through and that would highlight the challenges. Lots of stuff to search related to this on the forum already. If you can expand budget then clearly the Niche should be at the front of the race or perhaps if you don't mind hand grinding a Kinu M47. Failing that a second hand Mazzer commercial style flat grinder such as the Jolly would be fine.
  18. You might want to hang on...Kinu about to release their cheapest grinder yet, the 'Phoenix', even cheaper than the traveller.
  19. Ironically under dark roast on my viewport due to the styles/background/ad placement whatever the link is not visible!! ?
  20. It's barely useable tons of duplicate threads make it a very unpleasant user experience. It was the way I used to consume the forum...so yeah...
  21. Shout to these guys: https://formative.coffee/ Just off Victoria Street nr Westminster. Really a coffee first place and some great retail choices. I had a beautiful La Cabra batch and bought some La Cabra beans to take home (quality, quality roaster!). Sent from my LG-H850 using Tapatalk
  22. There's quite literally hundreds of places! If you want multiple high quality roasters then go to Prufrock on Leather Lane. Any branch of Origin for coffee only by them. Have a look here, pretty much every specialty shop has retail beans: https://www.bestcoffee.guide/ Sent from my LG-H850 using Tapatalk
  23. https://www.bellabarista.co.uk/brands/flair.html Bella is good for Flair in UK. It's great and there are a ton of threads here and on HB and vids on YT etc
  24. mcrmfc

    Waitrose choices

    I quite often get some Union from Waitrose if I am away from home and my normal bean stash. For me the revelation, natural spirit and bright note are all 'so so'...not bad but not exciting. Better options for me: Yayu Forest for filter - https://unionroasted.com/products/yayu-wild-forest-ethiopia Gajah Mountain for espresso - https://unionroasted.com/products/gajah-mountain-sumatra Note the Gajah is quite dark but I feel results are actually better for it in this context.
  25. On to my second order of the week from Steampunk....this Nic as espresso is devine and the tasting notes are 100% on the money. Super easy to work with as well, top notch roasting.
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