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About BarneyStinson

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  1. Been awhile since I have update here.  Been buying my beans for the last couple of months from foundry in Sheffield.

    Highlights would be the Joya Oscura and Arcangel.  Go to daily bean is the Rio Magdalena.

     

  2. Well, first time ever buying fresh roasted beans from a small roaster rather than my Lavazza and I must say wow. I know it may be boring and a poor use of adjectives but honestly that's all I kept saying for the first 5 minutes as I drank my first flat white with the beans. After getting my new machine I was determined to try some new beans and after a wee look around I found these via the coffee roasters website. For anyone interested they are from Guatica with a 1700-1900 meters above sea level and are washed. They were described as full bodied and rich, hazelnut, berries and caramel.
  3. Hello, Upgraded to sage Barista Express. I still have my Delonghi here and it does still work. I have kept it as clean as one can given the nature of its design. I have recently refurbished the brew unit (taken apart, cleaned and replaced the o ring and food grade grease) Was flushed through with Waldo cleaning tablets (great tabs off Amazon) once a week. The machine is 5 years old and the steam wand does drip slightly when in use, apart from that it does the job and produces a acceptable coffee. If anyone is in the Inverness area then this is free to pick up. Regards Barn
  4. Hi all, Just registered my machine on the sage website and after they sent me the following; Dear Barney Stinson, Good for you on choosing the new Sage The Barista Express (With Temp Control Milk Jug)! I hope you’ve been showing off your barista skills! Limescale is a common issue in the UK for most appliances but don’t be concerned, the water filter in your machine’s water tank will keep scale out so you can continue making great quality coffee at home! Like any high quality investment, it requires maintenance so we will be sending you a water filter every 3 months for a
  5. Hello, just went to the sage website and registered my product with them for the warranty. Once I put in my details and confirmed I received a email back from them telling me the following. Dear Barney Stinson, Good for you on choosing the new Sage The Barista Express (With Temp Control Milk Jug)! I hope you’ve been showing off your barista skills! Limescale is a common issue in the UK for most appliances but don’t be concerned, the water filter in your machine’s water tank will keep scale out so you can continue making great quality coffee at home! Like any high quality inve
  6. Hello all, Barney here and new to the forum. Been reading things on here for sometime and thought with my new machine I would join up and get involved. I had had my Delonghi Magnifica ESAM 4000.b for sometime. I had taken the thing apart and refurbished the brewing unit a couple of times. I had always felt put off by the access for cleaning of the tamper and grinder. I had seen the sage machines and had been wanting the B.E. for along time. Honestly if I could afford it I'd love the rocket but one must live within there means. I had been using the Lavazza Super crema with the Delong
  7. Sounds like a good idea. I was originally planning to just detach the hopper and put it in the fridge until I saw the pool of beans it leaves on the top of the grinder. Doesn't look like many but every time I would do that would soon add up to a bag of beans. May just measure out, I hate waste.
  8. BarneyStinson

    Machine arrives.

    Barista Express arrived today. Set up
  9. Hey thanks, arrived today and only had a bag of Costa in cupboard. Took about 8 attempts to get a 60ml 23sec extraction from 18g. Tasted like a shop bought Costa. After struggling with my Delonghi to texture milk I got a near perfect heart on first go with the BE it's a really good wand. I found with the length of the wand and the size of the included thermo pitcher that when resting the wand on the spout it naturally sat at the right depth in the milk to incorporate a bit of air and then a small dip down to finish heating and texturing. Overall very happy. The razors a bit naff and the
  10. Hi, names Barney. Love my coffee, never much cared for it as a young adult as all I ever saw or tasted had been granulated sludge. I started with Costa and instantly enjoyed the flat white they served. For last 5 years I kept my Delonghi Magnifica ESAM 4000.b in good care. I found it made a reasonable shot but that not being able to tamp or get proper access to a group head a little to hands off and took a bit of the fun out of making the coffee. I also detest the steam wand with its panarello style wand that you can't angle. I had so much trouble trying to do micro foam. In the end I
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