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  1. No water underneath the machine. I'll run the machine without the top for a couple of days to see if I can locate the hissing.
  2. Being stuck working from home the past few months, I notced that my Bezzera Magica spews water from somewhere inside even after it has heated up completely. It doesn't happen very often but every couple of days the boiler auto fills even without having steamed any milk, used the hot water spout, etc. so there seems to be some water loss. I inspected the internals but couldn't find any trace of water. Maybe the anti-vacuum valve needs replacement?
  3. Well I'll be there so would love to do a meetup with CFUK members if anyone else is attending Here is a link to the event: https://www.amsterdamcoffeefestival.com/
  4. I'll be visiting the Amsterdam Coffee Festival this year. Has anyone attended in previous years? I wonder whether to get a 1/2/3-day pass. Is there much to see/try at the venue? I'll be staying for 2-3 days only and would like to have some free time to visit other cafes (and coffee shops wink wink) and sightsee. Also would love to hear your recommendations and food, drinks, coffee, etc. in Amsterdam.
  5. Thanks guys. I'll give it some thought and see what other alternatives are out there that would fit the requirements. Or maybe I'll get a NZ and sell it if I don't like the results as they tend to keep their value well. P.S. Pretty sure L&R meant that going from the Royal to the NZ is a downgrade and not the other way around Sent from my Mi 9 Lite using Tapatalk
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  7. I've been using a Mazzer Royal the past couple of years with great results. The thing is, I need more countertop space and am considering moving the espresso setup to a small IKEA cart/island. The Bezzera and the Mazzer would barely fit with 2-3cm between the two so I'm starting to consider swapping the latter with a Niche Zero. Should I expect a significant drop in the quality in the cup? I live on the LSOL mostly.. I can't seem to source one locally to do a head-to-head test unfortunately so I need to rely on reviews and anecdotal evidence from you guys.
  8. Any recommendations for Barcelona? I'm going there for a long weekend. The last topic is a few years old.
  9. My budget is around 40 quid for a stovetop kettle. Don't have the room for an electric one.
  10. I want to up my brewed coffee game and for this I need to get a pourover kettle. Is the Hario Buono still the one to go for or are there better options? Not looking to spend top money though.
  11. Still not able to There is a Barista Hustle jug on the 1st page of the section but when I search for "Barista" I get 0 results.
  12. I'm not able to search in the For Sale/Swap section of the forum. I select the "This forum" option in the "Search in" option but no matter what word I'm searching for, I always get zero results.
  13. I've had my fair share of these It's most likely underproofed and the large holes are due to shaping mistakes - probably a lot of flour used which left pockets of air. Fool's crumb is what Trevor J Wilson calls this I believe. Err on the side of too long a bulk ferment. If you have a glass bowl, use it. The dough should have lots of bubbles that you can see on the side of the bowl.
  14. This loaf definitely looks overproofed. Look at the huge pocket of air just under the crust. That's a sign of an overproofed loaf - there was too much air and the structure "collapsed". The other telltale sign is the fact that the score barely opened - this means that there was no strength for the cut to burst open.
  15. Anyone else feeling the newsletter/email communication has become a bit too pushy lately? I've started receiving a lot more emails the past few months than I did before. I know I could unsubscribe but I do enjoy the occasional news about new beans, etc.
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