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  1. I've just finished a Brazilian blend and started a new packet of Indian blend. The Indian blend is so fluffy and I've had a few attempts to dial in my Niche Zero. It was on the number 15 setting for the Brazilian and now I'm down to number 10. Also had to make sure I kept the dose to just under 19g (18g vst) to get in comfortably whereas the Brazilian was happy at 19.4 ish.
  2. Thank you for your help here. Electrician came along and finally found the transformer dangling behind a plug socked in the wall void. It transpired that I've been using 20w halogens instead of 10w. There are six bulbs and 6 x 20w is too much. Hence the flickering. He's going to replace the transformer with a LED driver and put in LEDs instead of the halogen ones.....says it should be a bit brighter too. Cheers
  3. Ah, good point. I've only looked on top of the wall units. Time to get the torch out. Cheers
  4. It's still ongoing.....I think it may be the transformer but I can't find it!! I've got a feeling some cowboys located it behind the plasterboard!??
  5. My Niche doesn't click....I don't think they do. Most of my espresso setting are between 11 and 15. And I just move the hopper to change the settings. Looks like yours is fine. Not sure if or why a recalibration is required. I haven't ever on mine but will do so when I give it a good burr clean.
  6. No they're not dimmable and the switch is a normal wall type on/off switch. The bulbs are very small with two tiny pin type fitments.
  7. Kitchen under cupboard 12v lighting. Recently the little lights have all started to flicker for a while when turned on, and occasionally just go very dim. If I turn them off and then on again they go normal. They've flickered for a while but it's a bit more frequent now. Eventually they seem to be okay but clearly need sorting. Any thoughts.
  8. I have never checked the beans I buy but may do from now onwards. I suppose there is more risk of debris if the beans are patio dried as opposed to raised beds! ??
  9. I adjusted the pressure to 9 bar a month ago and it's been constant since. But this morning the pressure has settled back to where it previously was at 7.5 bar. I put in a blank metal back flush disc and it remains at 7.5 bar! Peculiar, not sure. I'll see what happens over the next few days.
  10. You've upset my Niche!?
  11. I wasn't attempting to compare the two. Just that both have an innovative and modern design compared with "normal" run of the mill roasting machines. Sorry if confusing.
  12. Worth it?......a bit like the Niche of roasters! https://www.ikawacoffee.com/at-home/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAtrnuBRDXARIsABiN-7AK99s8ov1JAFZiqQZqGSShdir7LgCX6XTRViRSpQT7MRGXgU7U6Q8aAkeUEALw_wcB
  13. No not in pre dosed containers......I just wonder if I'm not distributing the grinds correctly or the same way each time. It's that void around the perimeter of the basket after removing the Niche cup. I use a toothpick thing to push the grinds to the side of the basket then a levelling tool....but I don't tamp per se.
  14. Parameters....19g in, 32g out in about 30seconds. The first shot is espresso and is nice but I haven't previously tasted the second shot as it's usually a milk based drink for my wife. I'll taste it before the milk next time!
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