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  1. After going through numerous pairs of Brifit or whatever other name they’re branded with from Amazon I bought a pair of Tinemore Black Mirror scales over six months ago. I’m really impressed with them and having the timer feature is a nice option. I’m in France and I couldn’t find anyone at the time who had them in stock so I took a punt on AliExpress. The import tax never materialised, they arrived in a week and cost £26.
  2. Sounds like you bought a good one. It’s probably worth changing the rubbers in the group and lubricating it. I’ve bought one of these in the past and it holds 14 ish grams. https://www.theespressoshop.co.uk/en/La-Pavoni-Lever-Double-Filter-Basket-Old-Group---327051/m-2191.aspx I also have the IMS screen and basket and they’re not worth the investment. Definitely get yourself a good tamper and a temperature strip to stick to the group. Do you have a decent grinder?
  3. Your machine looks great and you’ve done really well getting it for less than £100. The machine is from the late 70s but the heating element is a more recent replacement. Descale it with citric acid and replace all of the gaskets. These can be purchased from the espresso shop or Ferrari’s espresso. There’s guides on YouTube on how to do this. For any info on the machine Francesco’s as mentioned above is great for info and older parts.
  4. View Advert La Cimbali Magnum Grinder Time to sell on my La Cimbali Magnum Grinder. It has 75mm flat burs and has been adapted to single dosing I think by @coffeechap. A few members have owned it and I bought it in 2016 but for the last few years it has been unused. I have the collar and hopper for it but not with me to photo. It's too big to post so collection only. It's currently in London but I will be driving to Swansea and coming back to London over the next few weeks if anyone wants to meet en route. Advertiser Nopapercup Date 17/04/21 Price £175 Category Grinders  
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    Time to sell on my La Cimbali Magnum Grinder. It has 75mm flat burs and has been adapted to single dosing I think by @coffeechap. A few members have owned it and I bought it in 2016 but for the last few years it has been unused. I have the collar and hopper for it but not with me to photo. It's too big to post so collection only. It's currently in London but I will be driving to Swansea and coming back to London over the next few weeks if anyone wants to meet en route.

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  6. PulyCaf is also amazing at getting grease off of things. We currently have a kitchen without an extractor, we cook a lot and everything is caked in grease. Soak anything overnight in puly and it comes straight off. My wife also left a Le Creuset pan on the hob and forgot about it. I thought we would have to bin it but Puly rescued it.
  7. I never realised how loud they are. If you own one in a terraced house or flat, you’re not going to be popular with the neighbours.
  8. Thanks Dave, the Vostock sounds like it will be a really interesting machine. Can’t wait to see the finished product and if they are going to keep making and selling them. In theory shouldn’t the Vesuvius be able to replicate what the Vostock or Londinium are doing?
  9. Thanks guys, interesting stuff. How many machines are capable of doing what they said in the above video of the Londinium PI with a hard blast and then down to 3 bar PI besides Londinium and Decent? Is this something the Vesuvius can do or are there other PI profiles that are also well suited to lighter roasts?
  10. Thanks @dfk41. I’m a bit of a simpleton with my coffee making as a Pavoni user so I’m probably not understanding the technology. I would have thought higher preinfusion pressure would disturb the puck and increase channeling. I know a lot of pavoni users, myself included are playing around with filter paper on top of the puck to try and reduce this. Wouldn’t a longer preinfusion on lighter roasts also work to saturate the puck instead of higher pressure preinfusion? The obvious example that is often mentioned is the L1 and LR. What makes the LR better for lighter roasts then the older L1?
  11. Can someone explain what difference being able to adjust preinfusion pressure has and why it’s better for lighter roasts?
  12. It wasn’t that long ago, was it? I’m in France so maybe I can start a side hustle smuggling coffee machines 😉
  13. Why, is Paolo no longer going to offer demo machines to the forum?
  14. If it ain’t broke. Specifically for Pavoni levers there’s still a huge market and profit margins on them must be massive.
  15. If you’ve seen a E37SD second hand, why don’t you buy that, use it for a few months and see how you get on? If you want to then try something else you can sell it on for not much of a loss.
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