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  1. My suggestion would be that you see if you can stock some of the stunning and sophisticated brewing accessories from Japan and Far East more broadly. Things like Origami dripper, torch drippers, some of the lovely kinto stands and kit, ceramics, mellow dripper, lily drip... The international shipping for individual items is hefty. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Mods please move to Sold. I’m delighted with today’s batch brews- finally there is enough to share with colleagues. [email protected]! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Hi- Looking at your older posts, I have a very similar machine so I have a few suggestions after a couple of years of experimenting. It’s very sensitive to variations in dose +/- 0.2g I started out grinding too fine- try coarsening the grind so you don’t choke it or have to pull with serious strength. Similarly I started out tamping too hard. Try just to use your fingers. Is it sat on something 100% flat? Even a v slight slant would make it mostly come out of one spout. It’s hard to describe but with the portafilter twisted in, I found the two spouts aren’t exactly side to side, they are also a bit front to back. When you pull hard, you bend the machine a little forward, favouring the spout nearest the front. A bottomless portafilter is not cheap but make a big difference to diagnosing your shots. The other benefit was that the basket with the bottomless holds 16g. Trying to fit 13g in the original basket, I would often overfill. Hope you find at least something here of benefit. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Trying out the Origami with some washed Ethiopian Biftu Gudina from Campbell & Syme. Benefited from resting for 2 weeks- very juicy, apple and cocoa (although the tasting notes say hoppy, jasmine and peach [emoji848]) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Thanks Jason, great tip. I took the plunge and it arrived yesterday. It is easily better quality than the hario one my sister has that I’ve used. Nicely finished, solid base, works well on induction. Amazon has a 20% off thing too so it cost about £21 [emoji108] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I’m in the market for a stovetop gooseneck kettle for home. I mainly make my pour over at work, having espresso at home but I’m starting to shift over more and more to pour over. I wonder if anyone has a good quality one at the back of the cupboard that they’d be willing to part with? It needs a decent steel base for induction hob. Thanks, Dan Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Thanks. Let’s take offline to discuss collection- I’m not in a rush so no need to make a special trip. Dan Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. @adav92 This is me offering to take it at asking price if it’s still available. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Hi Adav92 is this still available? I’m based around Swiss Cottage- do you come into central London at all at the moment? Thanks Dan Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I’ve just bought a chemistry set style clamp stand for my brewing. I’ve been enjoying playing around with different drippers and in anticipation of an Origami one which looks like it would be most stable and also attractive on a stand, I have been trying out my v60 on the stand. I’ve come across an issue I had foolishly overlooked. I usually rest the v60 on the server and tare the scales. Easy to weigh in the pulsed pours, easy to know when I’m done and to wait for a dry bed. With the stand I only know what is in the server. Cannot weigh the pulsed pours and I have to switch to ending the brew when the target output is reached rather than when I’ve put in enough water. I don’t like to weigh in to the kettle because I tend to use a little hot water to pre warm my cups. Any advice on how to adapt my style to this or have I forked down a poorly considered path? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Just bought these as a bit of a treat (£14 for 250g!) from newish excellent crouch end coffee shop Velasquez Van Wezel. They have a stunning KVW Spirit(I think) on the bar and have interesting beans from European roasters. I’ve not tried Friedhats before- bring on the weekend Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. This will look fantastic when it’s done, great job. Not sure if you mentioned in the thread- what’s your plan for the doser? I came across this guy on YouTube- Daniel Wong based in Taiwan. https://home-doserless.com/ Looks like a clever doserless mod. I emailed him earlier this year but never took the plunge and made the investment. I don’t think I’ve seen anyone mention this mod on the forum before so cannot vouch for either the effectiveness or the trustworthiness. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Now I’m really looking forward to Saturday morning!
  14. Ha! I wish- big day here unpacking boxes but main triumph was locating the boxed up grinder about an hour ago and lugging it down a loft ladder without crippling myself. I’m not opening it now, the booze box is looking far more tempting at this moment in time! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Thanks for the suggestions. I’ve had it plumbed to a point in the cupboard underneath as thinking about maybe an Osmio type gadget in the future. The sink is just off to the side so it would be quite easy to fit a drain pipe later without making a mess. The steam issue i’ll have to wait and see when in use but thanks for pointing that out. I might end up taking the Pav out when I fire it up if it’s an issue. Oh how my wife chuckled at the suggestion of taking the doors off! She hated the insidious creep of coffee related paraphernalia overtaking the worktop before, hence the cupboard to contain it all! Since the building work I’ve been only making pour over and I have really fallen for the flavours and the different ritual. Some of that gear is worthy of display too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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