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Blue_Cafe last won the day on July 29

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  1. The hipster beard is an absolute must, no?
  2. I bought it first and then found this forum when looking at what it was I had actually bought If I'd have found this site first, I'd have not bought it. That said, I'm glad it fell that way. I like the MK2 and it's variations from the original GC.
  3. Joined because I was researching my impulse buy of a Gaggia classic which was a consequence of buying a Aeropress and not really enjoying it which in itself was a consequence of WFH since march and missing the office B2C machine. Best bit of advice or info on here? Hmm. None tbh. Or rather, by reading the many opposing opinions on every subject discussed, I've learned that coffee is very much a person experience and one should treat advice and opinion as exactly that and run your own race accordingly.
  4. I'm not quite sure I am understanding your point? "It" being mental health? Mental health is just the container I think. Are you talking about a particular affliction like depression? Mental health and physical health are two sides of the same coin which is ourselves as a physical entity in this odd universe. Nobody's physical health is a constant, just the same as their mental health isn't either. It ebbs and flows. Not sure I agree that anything specific to either should be considered evil. Evil is an intent in my opinion and you as an entity and your make up j
  5. Do you mean the symptoms here Jony?
  6. I understand it perfectly. I'm not talking about a positive approach to mental health. I'm talking about mental health supposedly being only about the positive.
  7. Much damage is done by pretending life is or should be a bed of roses with no threat or external ills to encounter and that it requires little effort or virtue to succeed in. It's quite the opposite I feel. Life is hard. Damn hard at times and one could argue that's how it should be. A life without some challenge is hardly worthy surely? I am told by some friends that this opinion is callous and uncaring and that it should not be spoken lest somebody heard it and thinks themselves as worthless. I think the opposite is true. By being honest with my opinion that life itself is a d
  8. That looks....Odd to me. The lines and flaws in the base casting are poor enough, but blueing on the sub surface? Brass doesn't blue under just kettle heat (does it?) And it don't look like a copper precoat either (brass-copper-chrome). Also, the chrome is pealing, not just flaking? I don't think it's poor QC more so an utter absence. "Made in Italy" indeed.
  9. Another fault in the MK3 GC's Hardly surprising tbh. It seems to me they probably dug the old MK1 tooling up out of the skips after the move from the MK2 and have hired people who have no idea how to use them (relocated to China perhaps?). Gaggia should bin off the GCP. Its a mess. Unfortunately, with the likes of coffee Jesus championing it, that it unlikely. Frustrating. It could be so much better with not much more effort.
  10. Good posts. I am Half way though a bag of Levazza super-crema and it's been better for me than some of the freshly roasted stuff I've bought. Its ok. And that's ok.
  11. Let's just move on. 👍
  12. Have you read the instructions for the machine and are you following them? Specifically the bit about regular cleaning. I think your basket sounds clogged up.
  13. I hope the new mods enjoyed reading the reports and threads in the mod cave about themselves and their past behaviour. Hopefully it will give them pause for thought and they might finally understand why some of the members (like me tbh) have reported them in the past and why there was a need to let them loose. Being on the other side of the curtain is an utterly different forum experience and one which some don't (or do) take to. You can't be an anarchist when you are running the show. One thing is for sure, that the forum is no longer a neutral or transparent platform for discu
  14. I've never read anything like it before
  15. So a reshuffle? Looks like we lost a few good mods (imho at least) And @DavecUK has not only returned but is now part of the admin/mod team. Hopefully the new members will actually now follow the rules they referee.
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