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About Drellis

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  1. Yes please, just getting into pour over again since going back to work so this will be a good start.
  2. This is a bargain! I have a similar aged Cherub and it is fantastic.
  3. I'll pay the asking, £15. Shall we move to DMs?
  4. Also interested in hario grinder if Robin doesn't purchase it
  5. Would you consider second hand? This would increase the number and quality of the options available. Can't go wrong with a Mazzer SJ (second hand range between £100 and 180 depending on condition and mods) though it can be a little time consuming to brush the ground coffee from the shoot.
  6. I've ad my Cherub for a few years now and never have left the steam wand open. I just open up the steam wand for a few seconds before brewing any coffee/steaming any milk and never had issues. I feel like this is an over cautious recommendation from Fracino, perhaps because they have so many returns/repairs for milk getting sucked into the boiler from negative pressure build up. On machine heat up time, at least 30 mins. Quicker if you run the group after 15 mins or so. Temperature is impressively stable after this with reasonable recovery time between shots.
  7. I started with a Delonghi Dedica and had many years of fun with it before deciding to move on. I agree with what others have said, you will see the most improvement in your espresso with a grinder upgrade (of course with good beans too). I too went with the Smart Grinder Pro as my second grinder. It is very convenient and has a small footprint so would fit most kitchens. With hindsight, I would have opted for a better quality second hand grinder as after a few years the burrs on the SGP tend to wear down and the bottom burr can't be replaced. That said, I still use the SGP for filter/pour over
  8. I agree with the above. I mainly drink espresso now using a Mazzer SJ but have kept my SGP for pour over. The Niche sounds like it fits your requirements (single dosing, small, easily adjustable) but it may be overkill as it is relatively expensive. If you feel you want the upgrade anyway then you could buy the Niche and use your SGP until September. The bottom burrs on the SGP can't be replaced and therefore have a limited lifespan IMO.
  9. Condescending and rude comments that aren't needed. This forum is meant to be about encouraging those starting out on their coffee journey as well as "experts" trading knowledge and insights. The effort to post a snide remark could easily have been diverted into a constructive and helpful reply. This would not be acceptable if it were a new member doing the same.
  10. Agree with this. I have a Fracino Cherub and thought the boiler element had gone but just needed a to press the limit stat in.
  11. I've been impressed with beans from Electric Coffee Company since switching to them earlier this year. Good range of price points for beans and they have a 10% discount on until 15th June 2020. The tasting note descriptions are pretty accurate too.
  12. Ye, especially as it comes with the extended chaff collector and warranty included.
  13. Already £319 ... maybe mentioning it on here has bought some fresh bidders!
  14. Agree. The standard final flurry. Sound like it is in good condition though.
  15. There is one on eBay, currently at £250. Bid finished in around 4 hours. https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=coffee+roaster&_sacat=0
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