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  1. The Max was $3,250 when I ordered, so no change there. I paid £436.26 in duty. Shipping was $150, which is extra on the list price and you pay duty on that as well. I don't think the exchange rate has changed that much since last July, so you'll not see that much difference. Of course you first need to win the lottery during the pre-order frenzy. I expect the Hoffman video will have caused an explosion in demand.
  2. View Advert Kafatek Monolith Max with LU SSP Burrs If you are looking at this listing you probably know how difficult it is to get hold of one of these grinders! I already owned a Kafatek MC3 before purchasing this grinder and I've realised that owning two is just silly. I've been down the rabbit hole, time for somebody else to have a go. I just prefer the conical myself. This grinder was delivered in August 2020. It comes with the second generation SSP low uniformity burrs. They took an absolute age to season, so now in their prime. Your technique needs to
  3. Time Left: 24 days and 14 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    If you are looking at this listing you probably know how difficult it is to get hold of one of these grinders! I already owned a Kafatek MC3 before purchasing this grinder and I've realised that owning two is just silly. I've been down the rabbit hole, time for somebody else to have a go. I just prefer the conical myself. This grinder was delivered in August 2020. It comes with the second generation SSP low uniformity burrs. They took an absolute age to season, so now in their prime. Your technique needs to be good with these burrs. The best advice I can give is to use a Levercraft style WDT tool - that massively improved the way my shots poured. I am selling with all the original accessories as illustrated in the photos, so RDT bottle, distribution tool, WDT tool and "Mr Puff". The grinder is in excellent condition. There is a very tiny scratch on the left hand side which I have shown in one of the photos. You can hardly see it normally. I will also sell with two spare silicone gaskets - the flimsy gasket is the biggest potential issue with these grinders as they are custom made. I will also sell with a power cord, I think it is 75cm long, you can easily buy different lengths if needed. It will come with the original box and packaging but I would rather do a collection given the high value. I am in Oxford, can possibly meet halfway depending on location and whatever is COVID responsible at time of pickup. Happy for buyers to come see in operation (again, as long as within guidelines) as I appreciate this is a big purchase. The grinder cost me £3254 in total with all duties. Setting price at £3000 but expect an offer in excess of this will be required to secure this grinder (I think that is how the rules work).

    £3,000

    Oxford, Oxfordshire - GB

  4. No problem. So all in with duties and shipping it cost me £3,254.32. I'm going to put it in the classified section in the next day or so if you are interested. I've been excommunicated from the cult of Kafatek by Denis for posting some critical comments on here. He has refused to provide any additional support so I'd rather move the grinder onto someone else.
  5. I'm just about to work out how much I actually paid for my Max as I am thinking of selling it. I can post that price here if that helps? Not sure if the post @DavecUK mentioned is for a Flat or a Max.
  6. RobW

    Little Fin El Fumo

    I tried this based on the positive comments here. I didn’t realise it was such a dark roast, way too dark for me. I just couldn’t get an espresso out of it that I liked the taste of.
  7. View Advert OCD v2 Coffee Distributor Used but in great condition. Some patina on the bottom as you can see in the photo but otherwise well cared for. Price includes 2nd class UK postage. Advertiser RobW Date 11/04/21 Price £70 Category Accessories  
  8. This advert is COMPLETED!

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Used but in great condition. Some patina on the bottom as you can see in the photo but otherwise well cared for. Price includes 2nd class UK postage.

    £70

    Oxford, United Kingdom - GB

  9. This video gives some good insight into the lever style extraction process and the way pressure preinfusion works:
  10. @DavecUK your experiment was a success. Without the upper burr in place the collar reaches the exact point where it did with the SSW burrs. So the issue is the burrs being a thinner pair and the carrier hitting the chassis. Won't say further than that. Hoping to sort this out with Denis.
  11. That is a really good question. When I get the chance I'll remove the upper burr and find out. If it is getting stopped by the burr carrier fouling on the grinder body the collar should go to the same point as with the burr. I presume that is your thinking in trying this experiment? Here is a picture of the mechanism in place so the workings are clear.
  12. I’m sorry if you see it that way. I try to conduct myself with respect and good manners on forums. Would you mind telling me which posts on there you do not find friendly? That would help me improve. I suspect you’ve seen recent posts relating to the new burrs. I do think it was poor that Denis did not explicitly state prior to release that the burrs rotate in the opposite direction and I certainly voiced frustration about that. Given that the bean turbine is directional that is something that users should have been told. That also comes on top of not being able to get the new burrs to gr
  13. I don't want to get into Monolith bashing, but I do think there should be some balance in reports about them. Lot of people gush to justify the expense of their purchase. At some point I'll lay out the details of my experience. I have spoken to other people who have had issues with these products, so I'm not the only one. To the current case. Denis actually came back with the following: This morning I removed the top plate and the threads are actually sufficient for an additional 180 degrees of tightening past where I was blocked with the SSW burrs. So the issue is not caused by l
  14. Hoping for some wisdom from owners on here. I'm getting no help from Denis whatsoever. I'm pretty frustrated with his attitude and the history of issues with his products but I'll save that for another day. I've have a set of the new Shuriken Sweet burrs. When I installed them I was not able to get to burr touch - the collar rotated around to about -6 or so and then would not go any further. Response from Denis was that I got a set that were both thin. No apology. Starts you wondering about his vaunted dedication to machining accuracy. He said I would need a different gasket to go un
  15. If you want a flat why not consider a Kafatek flat? Just because the Max is the biggest and most expensive does not make it the best. Although wait and see what the Hoff thinks at the end of the week 🤔
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