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  1. Well done Mr Shades! I wish you a very good start with your new Business!
  2. Thank you, I know it’s an entry level. Since it is ok grinding espresso I will be more than happy!
  3. Hi, since I’m on a tight (really tight budget) but I want to step up from the pre ground coffee I usually buy, I’m interested in a hand grinder. After a bit of digging I ended up with the Hario Ceramic Skerton PRO, is there any other alternative? I’m using a Gaggia Classic Pro (2019 model) and I want to know if this grinder will be good enough for espresso.
  4. Haha bad news you couldn’t drink an espresso either to keep you wake. Well done!
  5. So, after a while, I finally managed to make my Gaggia a smart device! I installed the sonof WiFi switch + the power mod, and now I can remotely power on my device. Finally when I wake up my machine is heated and ready to pull a shot! Thanks again MrShades for your advice and kit(s)!!
  6. Just installed the mod kit, took me about 10min because.. well the video is self explanatory! Thank you Mr Shades!
  7. Although I first thought it was a problem, I never had any leakage from portafilter. I try not to use extreme force to lock the portafilter into place. Machine runs ok so don’t worry
  8. Yes, whatever you do and even if you clean it regularly eventually after 2-3 months there will be mold on the outer valve of the brewing unit
  9. The REAL problem with these fully automated machines is cleaning the brewing unit. Since Jura is very secretive, has secure screws to prevent you from opening the machine, you will eventually have to get your machine for official service “cleaning” and that does not come cheap. I was a user of a Jura j5 for about 8 years and I had to learn how to take it apart and clean it. Believe me it’s not an easy task. So my advice, if you want a fully automatic machine, go for a philips/saeco witch at least have a removable easy to clean brewing unit. OR go for a semi automatic machine witch will give yo
  10. Yes I’m waiting for MrShades to assemble his opv kit, I’ll get it instantly!
  11. Yes mine too has one tube
  12. So, if you’re planning on manually switching off the Gaggia when you’re finished, there is no need for a smart plug am I right? Only the sonoff mini switch, you press on, then off and when you’re done brewing, just hit the off switch on the machine.
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