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  1. Tjena och välkommen Jonas! Fellow Scandinavian (Danish) in the London area (SW/Surrey). From a quick read of the Coffea on rigtigtkaffe.se, it looks like someone has successfully used it on a Silvia on the finest setting, although I doubt it really has the consistency and adjustment necessary to really enjoy your MaraX. You could consider picking up a used grinder in good condition from the classifieds here when you get access to them for a few hundred quid, then sell it off when your Niche arrives - alternatively, there's always the option of picking up a decent hand grinder as a backup.
  2. Your real limit here is the Skerton, which won't grind consistently enough to produce espresso - so your options are either a machine with a built in grinder (like the BE), or picking up a machine and a grinder separately. Have you considered looking at used options? A Gaggia Classic and a Eureka Mignon (or a commercial option like a Mazzer Super Jolly) can be found very reasonably in the classifieds here. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  3. Mod the Classic instead. Drop in A PID for better temp stability, and then save your bobs for the big upgrade! Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  4. The Verona will thank you! Dual boiler, Osmio and Niche all in a couple months? Not bad!
  5. Yes please, Matt - I'd like to take this at asking.
  6. Same - I wouldn't consider any of these particularly light, but the Niche has just plodded along happily on every one:
  7. I have to admit, I've been following this and admire your patience, @Wisey. I think I would have hit serious despair ages ago. I sadly don't have enough experience with the machine to really offer any advice to help from this point on, but definitely rooting for you!
  8. While agree with Dave's suggestions in their entirety, I still have to commend you for fixing the problem and avoiding another machine going to landfill. Will a decent prosumer setup make better coffee? Undoubtedly. Is it worth keeping the Bosch going if you enjoy the coffee from it? Absolutely. Enjoy the coffee.
  9. I absolutely love my ACME 280mL cups. They're definitely not cheap, but money well spent in my opinion.
  10. I finished up my bag of it today - had as espresso only. Very nice. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  11. Pop it on YouTube, then post a link here.
  12. More or less covered off by everyone here. Industry standard burrs, built-in calibration/alignment, relatively small foot print, not offensive on the worktop (think appliance-esque like the Niche)... I basically want a flat burr Niche, thinking about it.
  13. Looking good! Thanks for a great transaction and understanding while I impatiently waited for my Vesuvius to come in - and glad I could give you a quick intro to the machine. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I have. Hopefully you'll find upgrading the Mignon to add another dimension to your shots, too!
  14. I originally joined the forum to explore coffee, get hints and tips on how to get started, and hoped it would help me find my first machine. It did. I stuck around for a bit, took a break from most forums and social media, and came back again recently - and have to admit that the environment feels different. Discussions and disagreements turn personal more often than they seemed to previously, and the tone is harsher than I recall. Doesn't seem to be exclusive to CFUK (that's part of the reason I don't bother with social media), so probably just the way things are going. I don't post a great
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