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  1. Has anyone replaced the burrs on this grinder to the Keber titanium burrs, stocked by Bella Barista? Are they much of an improvement on the stock burrs at all? https://www.bellabarista.co.uk/64mm-keber-titanium-burrs.html
  2. Sorry, I misremembered that you had a Bambino for some reason. Unfortunately you can't change the brew temperature on the Bambino. I hadn't realised you could do this on the Barista Pro
  3. I think there is an issue with extracting lighter roasts on the Bambino in that the temperature isn't quite hot enough to get the best out of lighter roasts. I saw a Youtube video on this recently:
  4. All advice I've seen says stainless over ceramic - not sure why but I went stainless when I got mine
  5. Life goals there. How it should be.
  6. Will do - thanks. Got a few bits I'm finishing off first but should be ready to use these in 10 days or so
  7. Picked up an Aeropress for the office and gave it my first go on Tuesday. Was very impressed with it.
  8. Cheers. Ordered earlier today. Gone for 3 x 500g bags. One Ethiopian, one Brazilian and the decaf Colombian. Very much looking forward to trying them all.
  9. Hmmm. Liking the sound of this. Think I'm going to order some. Cheers
  10. I used Ashbeck exclusively in my machine until reading on here that Asda's water was better in terms of being less likely to scale. I've just been looking at the composition again and noticed there are two very different versions as far as calcium content goes.... https://groceries.asda.com/product/still-water/asda-still-natural-mineral-water-bottle/19030 https://groceries.asda.com/product/still-water/asda-still-natural-mineral-water-bottles/910003126202
  11. You could do that but would need to do it in a single basket. Prezes got there first and can't delete now haha
  12. I think you should definitely change the filter. In terms of the water I'd suggest using Volvic over the Evian which has a much higher calcium rate which will lead to scale
  13. Plus 1 here on that. Won't go wrong with Black Cat
  14. What water are you using? Have you changed the filter at all yet?
  15. For grinders used in a domestic setting a decent set of burrs should last for up to 10 years or more with standard every day use I would have thought.
  16. Check out the Classifieds section on the forum. The vast majority of users on this forum really look after their kit and the main reason for deciding to sell something on is that they have been bitten by the urge of an upgrade. I personally sold my grinder on here when I was bitten by said urge. There are a number of new grinders hitting the market now and over the last few months, so you may well see some good deals popping up in classifieds. Some questions to consider before buying: What kind of budget did you have in mind? Were you thinking of a single dose / hopper fed grinder? Would you prefer flat or conical burrs?
  17. Cool - I threw about 250g in the Airscape after a week and the rest in the freezer after a week. I'm about 3 weeks post roads now and they are definitely improving. Will bear this in mind for future purchases. Thanks
  18. Just out of interest, are beans of this type better rested for longer? That ties in with the Funka I'm using at the moment, but these are my first 'funky' beans.
  19. Haha I certainly don't have a sophisticated enough palate to make such a judgement or even know what that us supposed to mean 😅. It's very nice though
  20. I was struggling with the Funka on the first few days but I've been tightening up the grind and it's been getting better. The last 2 days it's been great. Proper boozy. Hoping it keeps improving as it rests.
  21. No idea what that bit is, presumably it has come loose from the interior and made it's way down the wand. I take off the wand tip weekly to clean it and have never seen that bit before. Might be best to call Sage
  22. I paired my Bambino with the Sage Smart Grinder Pro which cost £200 at the time, although it did drop as low as £150 in certain sales after I bought it. This was my initial set up and they worked well together. I've since upgraded the grinder to the Solo from Bella Barista which was £400 (courtesy of some good wins at Chelthnam earlier this year)
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