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Obnic last won the day on August 26 2019

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About Obnic

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    Bit Swisstified Just Now

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    Zug, Switzerland
  • Interests
    Espresso and thinking about buying another boat
  • Occupation
    mysanthropic, mildly obsessive, intellectual who just wants to be liked - bah hah hah hah!
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    Twitter is for little rubber people and orange narcissists

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  1. I wish the BBC would move to a retail model for all services. I am spending a small fortune on VPN services to watch and listen to UK services over the net. And since BBC fell out with tune-in, I have to use apple CarPlay with a vpn to listen to radio in the car. I’d love to pay the money directly to the BBC, but there is no option to do so.
  2. Have you shown this to John at Decent Espresso? Might be the sort of tool he would pick up in his quest for consistent perfection.
  3. Certainly was from me. Putting faces to so many of the names, and binging on all the equipment. It was becoming a feature event of my annual pilgrimage back to the U.K. until Covid. Really missed it this year.
  4. This is a bit lame. Niche should be able to export excluding U.K. VAT, and the end customer should then pay local (EU) VAT and duty on import. The big couriers handle this sort of calculation, collection and settlement as a matter of routine on international deliveries. Brexit hasn’t suddenly invented a problem, it’s just removed the convenience of unified VAT on export to continental Europe. (The biggest bugbear for me is the excessive courier administration fee for collecting and settling said Vat & Duty.) The challenge for Niche, i guess, is accounting properly for goods expor
  5. Spoke to Richard yesterday. What a gent. He’s running the whole show with his son, since everyone else is isolated at home. So he’s very busy, but still had time to take my small order for a mixed box to be sent to Switzerland. This guy is a superstar, and a delight to talk to - although he’s a bit to flat out to chat at the moment. Please support him.
  6. Has anyone heard from Richard recently? He seems to have gone ‘radio silent’. These must be awful times for roasters. Does anyone know if he’s ok?
  7. Coffee is fine. Not an irritant. Some people on the other hand... I have found that Colpermin (pharmaceutical grade peppermint oil capsules) really help keep gut inflammation in check. Doesn’t work for everyone but it certainly acts as both a pain killer and calming measure for me. Wish I had discovered these before I had my bowel ressected!
  8. Merry Christmas everyone. Have a peaceful holiday.
  9. You are all so talented. I’m now starving!
  10. Girl with short pony tail and very long nose, holding a garden trowel and a flower basket. what does that mean? ?
  11. Yeah. One would hope so but I suspect the truth is that your interest and aspiration is probably quite a jump up from the target Oracle user. They will probably say it’s down to the bean you use. Different beans behave differently. if you’re going to carry on auto-building with the fixed 21g dose, I think you’ll need to search for your Goldilocks bean. A light roast will usually grind more cleanly (less clumping) but generally requires finer grinding to extract well (a struggle for the built in grinder). A darker roast will often be more prone to clumping but will extract a
  12. Hmm. OK. What I meant was: set the grinder looser than you have it now. Then work on building your pucks. I would predict that as your puck build gets better (more even), the extraction will take longer because water will pass through the whole puck rather than channels. I was suggesting you loosen the grind so you avoid choking the shot. I guess the decision you need to make us whether to dose and distribute manually or continue to rely on the auto-prep. I don’t think I could ever trust a machine to deliver the same dose every time, or to distribute it evenly in the PF.
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