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  1. OE Pharos 2.0 ready for Milano Barb and Doug
  2. I think that most coffee gear makers recognize the growing lack of respect for intellectual property these days for manufactured objects..particularly if the item can be made by CNC machining. But I do want to take a moment to address a seeming misconception referencing China or Chinese knockoffs..... Orphan Espresso has come up with quite a few ideas over the last decade or so and our products have been adapted into identical or similar products, with no recognition and certainly no compensation ( read ripped off). Espresso dosing funnels and cylinders, pour over brew stands, manual g
  3. And as a west coast frequenter of hip cafes, a bro'spro is an espresso served with no saucer. The term is used by the same people who greet my wife and I with "hi guys". 'Spro is indeed cringeworthy but this guys thing really bugs us.
  4. We have determined that our Swiss burr is superior in many ways (precision manufacture and easier turning are two) so going forward we are using this burr exclusively in all the Lido variants. Lido E has all aluminum body parts (and of course plastic hoppers) so the weight is about the same as Lido 3 . The precision burr has forced us to add a bearing above the burr to remove the adjustment ring threading from the alignment system (an espresso centric grinder will be operating at an extremely small burr gap so precision becomes criticall all through the machine) . The adjustment system is
  5. The Lido 1 outsold the Pharos by about 2 to 1....likely due to many more people hand grinding for all the different brew methods than using a manual mill for espresso day in and day out. By changing the parts manufacturing methods from cutting to casting we are making the Lido 2 a scalable product and we will likely approach building the large conical into an espresso centric grinder not unlike the Pharos at some point in the future. For now we finish the Lido 2 and then see where these hand grinders take us.
  6. Hello all...good to see a bit of notice of the upcoming Lido 2 manual grinder on the UK board here. We just gave the first look showing of the complete prototype at Coffee Fest Seattle with a very good response to all of the new features on the grinder...very user friendly not to mention quite beautiful overall. We plan to reduce your dependence on purchasing retail from OE by using stockists in your countries. Our target price is 175 USD but have no problem with your local brick and mortar underselling our website price. We are currently about 2 months behind schedule (due main
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