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  1. I bought the standard JX, a little more than £100 but I am incredibly impressed with it. The difference in pour over to the Porlex it replaced was enormous. I've found I have used it quite a lot for espresso over my Sette 270, which I never initially intended, mine has the older adjustment dial with 24 clicks whereas I believe the newer one has 30 so should be able to get dialled in a bit better. It takes 30g of light roasted beans and grinding that for v60 takes around 30 seconds and is incredibly easy, my parter can easily hand grind with it, whereas she could never turn the handle on the Porlex. Hope you find something, I spent ages deciding what grinder to get and would happily buy this again.
  2. This is a really awesome effort. Something I will have to look into playing with in the future.
  3. Hi, afraid I don't know of any, I'm actually in New Zealand at the moment for the next few months, I know the local place to me here lists quite a lot of spares for them. I came across the link when fixing a cheap Breville (Sage) machine I bought used and one of the plastic threaded connectors perished and disintegrated. I'm really tempted with trying to get a used dual boiler as they pop up pretty cheap out here and from reading it seems if your willing to put up with the faff, most of it is fixable/ can be bodged. The Slayer mod looks amazing. Good luck with trying to get it fixed.
  4. Hi, no idea if this is your actual problem, I stumbled across this page when considering a used dual boiler, a few walkthroughs to repairs and remembered reading about heating while switched off: https://outwestcoffee.com.au/index.php/2019/08/19/breville-bes-920-triac-failure/
  5. I've found a small spray of water, from a little travel atomiser in a cup before putting in grinder has all but eliminated any static in my JX. Without it does seem to cling to the burrs, but also no effort to just give a quick brush off.
  6. I have an Infuser which is just the Barista Express without the grinder. I found best way to get a decent texture is to turn the wand on, let the steam get as dry as possible and then quickly put the jug in without turning off the steam. Makes a little mess, but with hand just above the jug not much. This has improved the quality of the milk considerably. I think also just need to accept that these machines have their limitations and won't get the same quality as a full size machine with a boiler. In saying that, you can make a pretty decent cup, I'm impressed with mine as it's a stop gap while we are in New Zealand before deciding how long we are going to be staying here for.
  7. In case it helps, I have the standard JX which I bought just for filter. I am seriously impressed with it both in terms of taste and the quality of the actual grinder. Initially, I had no intention to grind for espresso as already have a Sette to go with my little Breville (Sage) while out here temporally in NZ , but it's an absolute breeze to grind even as espresso and the taste I believe is also better, although being the standard JX I have to settle for an espresso grind which is very ball park, I get really massive jumps in shot times between clicks. I think JX Pro be a great choice as an espresso grinder if happy with hand grinding, I had a Porlex before this and thought all hand grinders were like that (2 minutes to grind an espresso), they aren't!
  8. Just in case it's of any use, I recently got the standard JX and am seriously impressed by it! Bought it for pour over and it's fantastic, the build quality is really amazing. No burr wobble that I can see or feel and is rock solid. I did have a go at espresso and although fairly easy to grind but as per the reviews, a really limited range of adjustment. I faffed for ages deciding which one to get, but really don't have much of an interest in hand grinding espresso, so went with the standard JX.
  9. Calypso Coffee Company on fleet street, only went a couple of times but had a nice filter each time. If heading away from Torquay, the Almond Thief in Dartington is great and couple of good places in Totnes and some great places in Exeter.
  10. Hi, been living out in New Zealand a couple of months now and hand grinding for espresso is really starting to irritate! I know the Baratza Sette had a pretty poor reliability record, but are the more recent ones any more sorted? I had planned on buying a used commercial grinder, but they make a load of money out here (used Super Jolly seem to be about £350). Prices for a Sette 270 comes to about £280 I have wanted a Niche, but held off buying before we left, trouble is, with delivery and import duty etc that is going to come in about £800 which is more than wanting to pay for a Grinder. Any help greatly appreciated
  11. I ordered a few times and think just depends how long before their next roast day, I think one was almost a week to be dispatched. However, I was so impressed by how good the coffee was the wait is well worth while. Maybe it would be helpful if it mentioned on their website roast days so you knew when to expect your order.
  12. Hi, As I'm heading out to New Zealand next week for an extended amount of time. I am wondering what is the best long term (1-2 years) storage for my single group Brasilia Portofino, boiler is around 2 litres. Am I better leaving the water in boiler and HX which has been boiled or take the element out and drain it down, my only thought with the latter is there will still be more pockets of water in various parts of the machine that I'm not able to get to and can't easily get the HX empty as don't want to be stripping it all down. The machine will be left in a warm location so no worries about frost etc. Not wanting to sell as will be back at point. All the best Patrick
  13. Off to New Zealand for a year or two, so the espresso machine will be going into storage. Still wanting good coffee, filter will have to be new drink of choice, will be drinking V60 and French Press I would imagine. As per title looking for the best budget hand grinder. I've looked at similar threads to this and the Porlex mini seems to come well regarded? Is this still the recommended hand grinder? Ideally would like to spend around £50 but if can get something significantly better would spend up to £100. Thanks in advance Patrick
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    I'd say exactly the same, had a couple small bags that were delicious and just started the kilo of Guatemalan this morning. All have been brilliant! The natural Honduras was fantastic, wish I hadn't faffed so much waiting to order a kilo, as was away and now it is sold out.
  15. Rimini 59mm Burr Grinder with Doser. I changed the burrs when I first got this and have probably ground at most 15Kg with them, it has a simple stepped adjuster where just rotate the collar. Some slight peeling of the paint on the right hand side and missing the lid to the doser. Looking for £35, did me well for 6 or so months until I upgraded. Pick up Only from Glasgow G12.
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