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About GrahamSPhillips

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    London
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    Cofffee; jazz and hifi.. and
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    Community Pharmacist
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  1. Wow Dave, I couldn't have put it better myself! Actually I wouldn't have known half that. I bought the machine more-or-less on spec based on your reviews and what I read here: https://www.home-barista.com/blog/vesuvius-espresso-machine-review-t32474.html
  2. No probs! It went to a young fell who works in a coffee shop (for his personal use) and he's delighted with it. I really do highly recommend this machine..
  3. Well! I bought a Vesuvius (second hand) from another member. Built like a tank (equally as well built as the Synchronika - I have one of those as well - long story..) but with all the pressure profiling options on top. I don't know why but the world seems to have passed the Vesuvius by.. @DavecUK will probably be able to elucidate but at the price point seems to me has no equal.
  4. Looking for a bottomless portafilter to fit my Synchronika.. any recommendations? Thanks
  5. How old is this please and how much use has it had? Reason for selling? Thanks, Graham
  6. Hi: what's the diameter please?
  7. I faced a similar dilemma - and having read @DavecUK review of the Niche went for that; they ARE available you just have to order and join the wait queue for 8 weeks. Probably worth the wait 'cos everyone raves about it.. use the Sage meanwhile? That's what I did..
  8. Hi @DavecUK I sold my Musica via ebay; tried to mark as complete but the system appears to insist on my entering a coffee forum member?
  9. Nuova Simonelli Musica £795 View Advert Its a beautiful Italian espresso machine which makes exceptional coffee. My lockdown project so I went a bit crazy and upgraded lots of parts. VMS showerscreen; IMS competition basket etc etc. Replaced the standard pressurestat with a SIRAI as recommended by ELEKTROS here: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=elektros+oscar+musica+pressurestat So now its more heat-stable and you can adjust
  10. This advert is COMPLETED!

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    Its a beautiful Italian espresso machine which makes exceptional coffee. My lockdown project so I went a bit crazy and upgraded lots of parts. VMS showerscreen; IMS competition basket etc etc. Replaced the standard pressurestat with a SIRAI as recommended by ELEKTROS here: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=elektros+oscar+musica+pressurestat So now its more heat-stable and you can adjust the pressure/boiler temperature by simply turning a screw in the new pressurestat (see photo) Seattle coffee love this machine because of its incredible steaming power and thermal stability. It beat the Rocket in their blind taste tests: This is the "tank" version not the plumbed in version Simonelli are known for their steam quality and even provide the machines for the world barista championships.. I've loved this project.. but the boss says I have one too many machines so it has to go (I bought an ACS Vesuvius from another member here.. which is fantastic, as indeed it should be at twice the price.. That said IMHO the Musica is one of the best Hx machines, because of its excellent thermal management. I mainly drink espressos (black, no sugar) and the Musica coupled with my Niche gives the V a pretty good run for the money! Posted March 31

    £795

    London - GB

  11. I have a grouphead thermometer on mine .. @DavecUK is bang on based on what it reads
  12. I replaced it with an ECM Synchronika .. fabulous machine and built like a tank.. but in all honesty very little difference in the cup and if anything the Musica has more steam power. I think its a shame its not more in favour..
  13. What temperature do you run your brew boiler? Factory setting or have you made any changes? Did it make a difference "in the cup" ?
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