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mark8805 last won the day on November 8 2019

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  1. Nothing wrong with taste even at 36g out after 60 secs, usually do 19g in, 36g out in 30-35 secs.
  2. Many thanks for all your inputs, will look at storage., have bought a tin of compressed air to get into crevices when I clean it, will just keep an eye on it. I do everything the same every time tamping with a Kafatek Levtamp, storage could be the problem, will change and let you know.
  3. I am using fresh subscription beans used 7 days after delivery they are stored in air tight coffee tins. Bag of 250g can last just over a week, only 2 shots a day so only grinding twice a day every day.
  4. I have had my Niche since January 2019, been maintained regularly and cleaned regularly too. For the past 6 months every time I introduce a new espresso bean to the grinder I start at setting 10 and work forwards or backwards from there to give me 19g in 34 out in 30-35 seconds, the grinder setting has to come out to 14 and that gives a great espresso, next time I use the grinder, same setting, the espresso comes out at around 22 secs, so have to reduce the grind setting and over the life of a 250g bag can get down to maybe 6 or 7 to get a shot of 19g in 34g out, I aim for that amount with every bean I use, at the moment only use Foundry and Workshop beans and they grind with pretty much the same settings on the Niche, the problem I have outlined happens every time I use either bean, so I contacted Niche about this and James sent this reply, "This can happen over time as finer settings are required. Also with espresso there are many variables that can effect" Found his comment rather disturbing as that reads to me that the Niche consistency reduces over time. For the first 18 months the grind settings have hovered around the 10 mark, for the past 6 months the above has been happening, have cleaned the grinder regularly and calibrated if needed, so I would like to know if anyone has experienced the same with their Niche Zero, if not then I can only presume that my Niche has developed a problem and before I go back to James about this would appreciate any input from other users.
  5. What was stolen was a 4 month old iPhone11 and it was stolen by employees of a courier firm, don;t want to name them yet as my claim has not been settled yet. I did find out what kind of envelopes they were, can't remember the name right now.
  6. Hi Guys, can anyone tell me which company sends their coffee beans out in black bubble envelopes, I recycled one to send something to someone else and one of the couriers depots stole the contents and put jaffa cakes in the envelope to send on, I keep all bubble wrap envelopes and recycle them as you never know when they will come in handy, any help would be gratefully received as ebay need the brand for me to put a claim in.
  7. So now how do you put it on the sold page, any starters for 10???
  8. Sold, many thanks Jim have sent you a message with details.
  9. 2008 La Pavoni Professional along with many accessories, too many to list, £220, buyer must collect as I am a Disabled guy and it would be impossible to pack and send. The machine has had extras put on as you can see from the pics, the only thing wrong with it is that some of the chrome has come off the boiler and the boiler needs tightening, have a tool for that which is yours if you want it. I have used it since 2018 and the coffee is just the best, I have a spinal injury and am unable to pull the main arm down so pointless hanging onto it when someone else could have the pleasure. Perfectly willing to show the machine running, however if you want it be prepared as it takes a few hours to cool down, there is an LMS Pro shower screen, various filter holders, tool to distribute coffee evenly as well as an Eazy Tamp (https://www.eazytamp.com.au/products/5-star-pro-infusion-classic-handle?variant=33753573255). Tamp alone is worth over £100, also has stainless steel handles and the famous flying eagle (think that's what it is) Live in Wigan so if you are interested offers open, will not split, comes as one.
  10. Having a scale in a grinder does nothing for me as I like to weigh beans before putting them in the grinder, also what happens if you put too many beans in and you are over weight, the cheaper one is fabulous, been running it for a couple of weeks now and the grind quality is excellent.
  11. This indeed is the only difference between this and the Plus, my only concern with that is if you put too many beans in for your favourite brew how do you then get the extra ones out, you could grind them and them adjust the weight on scales, much easier to weigh the beans before you put them in the grinder.
  12. Just ordered the new WILFA UNIFORM from youbarista.co.uk, at a cool price of £220, can't find any site that can beat their price, so anyone interested go to youbarista.co.uk.
  13. Sad to hear, I got done on Ebay 2 years ago with an iphone 8, I tried the police (NFI) tried a few online agaencies, even contemplated going to the address of the scammers, did not in the end, I too learned a huge lesson that day.
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