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  1. Just got my first espresso machine, have had a play with supermarket beans and would now like to try this out. Would it be possible to get the discount code? Thanks in advance!
  2. Brilliant, thanks! Will PM you now.
  3. Very tempted by this. Would you recommend it for a complete beginner? Thanks! Also, does it come with the instructions? Edit: I have since found the instructions online and I'm sure there will be plenty of video tutorials online too. I'd like to make an offer of £300. Postage included would be excellent but I understand if that's not possible. Many thanks!
  4. Am I being too fussy wanting a machine with a PID (another reason why I was looking at the Sage)? Maybe I am, esp. with my budget. Tempted by that Tebe even though I'm not sure its look is to my taste. Something like that could work with a Eureka grinder possibly I may be more confused than ever. I'm watching some older Gaggia Classics on eBay in the meantime. Research continues... .
  5. This sounds promising, thanks! Also like that there's more of a guarantee that machines will have been well looked after by sellers on here.
  6. Thanks for replying! That's good to know about the sale and that people are going to be adding stuff...I may wait and see what's on offer there rather than rush into a decision. Older Gaggia Classics seem to be very popular here and I am very tempted now to get a 2nd hand one. I'm going to have another nosy around here for suggestions.
  7. Thanks! Up to £500 is what I'm prepared to pay.
  8. Hi fellow NI dweller! I posted a bit more detail here: https://coffeeforums.co.uk/showthread.php?46305-Advice-Welcome! My budget is up to £500 and my shortlist so far is: Sage Barista Express Older 2nd hand Gaggia Classic De'longhi Scultura (or similar)
  9. I updated my post regarding 2nd hand. I have been looking at 2nd hand but am not fully on board with it yet but not against it either. I'm going to do some more 2nd hand searches and see what I find! Thanks also for the grinder suggestions, will look into these too.
  10. Thanks very much for your input! Good to know about the KG79.
  11. So, I've been researching coffee machines and have narrowed the search down but some advice would be great! Firstly, I want a semi-automatic machine. I'm a beginner and my budget is up to £500. I want to make espresso and mainly long drinks and enough room underneath to do so, and a milk frother seems to come along with all that, so great. It came down to the Sage Barista Express OR something like the Gaggia Classic or De'longhi Scultura with a Baratza Encore grinder or De'Longhi KG79 grinder. The issue/question mark I have about the Sage is that it is a 54mm portafilter and fr
  12. I rarely sign up for any forums online and am usually very much a lurker. This is different as I really want to learn from others here and discuss things about the coffee making process so I signed up after a day!
  13. I was googling 54mm bottomless portafilters and a forum thread on this site came up.
  14. Hello, I'm a complete beginner and have been researching coffee machines recently to get started with my first proper set-up (I have a filter coffee machine and only experienced the "good" stuff in coffee shops). I wanted to get your opinions so that's why I've joined this site. After researching everything I've narrowed my search down and just need the final vote to make the purchase. I'll be posting soon. Looking forward to reading all the forums and your advice. Ginger Bean
  15. Hello! Newbie from NI too. I'm a beginner though!
  16. Hello, I've just signed up. Thanks for the post. I have some questions so I'll be posting them soon. This site has been very useful so far.
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