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  1. Supporting a Forum sponsor @BlackCatCoffee only ordered Tuesday evening fantastic service Will let them rest a week and cannot wait to try
  2. Mark70

    Black Cat Coffee

    Hopefully all sorted Look forward to receiving the beans and giving them a try.
  3. Mark70

    Black Cat Coffee

    Saw we have a new forum sponsor so put a small order in I know the owner is on here so happy to support. Strangely using Applepay it did not charge me any postage despite being below £25. You may want to look at that. PM me and I can arrange to pay the postage. No rush on the beans I have plenty in stock. Thanks
  4. Mark70

    My new Mara

    Looks great I absolutely love mine.
  5. Mark70

    My new Mara

    I have been using mine for just over a month and love it Really easy to use especially if you follow the guide from #davecuk. Shower screen was hard to get out first time but after that no problem and it’s cleaned weekly I have it on a smart plug so it’s ready when I get up in the mornings Im running it in bottled water as I’m in a hard water area and that’s my only concern. I have about 6 weeks supply at the moment and may switch to a Zero Water jug mixed with tap as it runs out On average I am using about 1 to 1.5 litres per day with six usually milky drinks I have tried quite a few beans the only ones I did not like were supermarket beans bought as I ran out. Have a look at a sub from Django every one has been superb to my novice tastes and very reasonably priced Superb machine I think no idea why the picture is upside down or how to correct it sorry
  6. Subscription delivery from Django bought by my daughters for my birthday. The two received previously gave been superb to my amateur taste secondly my first delivery from Foundary in Sheffield. Both now resting Its been a good day
  7. Mark70

    Leeds?

    Forgot to say Kapow on the Calls is also very good and worth a try. Spoiled really for choice I’m going to walk down to Northstar next time I’m in the city and give them a go
  8. Mark70

    Leeds?

    Mrs Athas for me - as said fab Flat Whites. I then preferred Ceilo over Laynes where I got a free flat white when buying beans and it’s quieter and good for relaxing Almond croissant and Latte from Laynes in the picture. Croissant was massive and tasted great
  9. B&Q do flexible pipes that convert 3/8 to 15mm as the latter is probably what you have in your kitchen. If it’s plastic plumbing in is a doddle
  10. Mark70

    Decaf help

    I did not want to blame the beans as I am new to this but I am getting consistent results from the CC Mystery 11 so I suspect you are right Running the hopper about half full and emptying out and purging when I swap the beans I will try another batch of decaf beans and see what happens Thanks
  11. Mark70

    Decaf help

    I travel quite a bit for work so can access Foundry in Sheffield or Northstar in Leeds quite easily. I tried going to Foundry a few weeks ago but I was rushing and parking is really difficult so will have to go back now I have worked out where to park
  12. Mark70

    Decaf help

    Sound like I need to do that. Mine chirps at about 0.5. Job for tomorrow Thanks
  13. Mark70

    Decaf help

    I don’t want to name the roaster as I’m a beginner and it’s not fair to blame them for any bad faults I may have. The machine is a Lelit Mara Yes I will try another roaster as I’m lucky to have a few favoured on the forum near me
  14. Mark70

    Decaf help

    So I’m a beginner at making espresso and after three days I am able to make some fairly consistent shots with CC Mystery 11. Delighted after a few days However when I try to use Decaffeinated beans from a local roaster bought one week ago I cannot get a decent extraction as it runs through too quickly 40g in under 20 seconds and it tastes very acidic/sour. So all my learning in here tells me to grind finer but I am now at the limit of my grinder a Eureka Specilita and any finer and the burrs chirp The recipe from the grinder says 17.5g in and 35g our so I am using 17.5g but it’s virtually undrinkable even in milk What do you guys suggest Increasing the coffee to say 19g and seeing what happens The coffee does not have a roast date which surprised me but it is a reputable firm who supply some very good coffee shops in the area so I don’t know why I cannot get a decent extraction Any thoughts appreciated
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