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  1. Why are you buying pre-ground if you have a mignon?
  2. Hi folks, Looking to sell my SJ to fund a Niche. The SJ was sourced from here (through coffeechap I believe) and has been working well for me for over 2 years. It's modded to single dose with a 3D printed front plate and steel tube. No hopper included, I think I have the front assesmbly for dosing espresso but I'd have to find it - assume not present for pricing. Is £120 about OK? I can get some pics, but haven't cleaned it yet.
  3. Yes, near Market Drayton. I'm probably looking to get rid of my Mazzer (modded for single dose, still have all the original stuff somewhere) for when I purchase a Niche.
  4. Welcome, Shropshire here too!
  5. Hi folks, I've been running the Sage DTP and Mazzer SJ (modded for single dosing, both picked up from members here) for the last couple of years. I'm planning on getting a Niche in the next few months, because as good as the SJ is I get a bit fed up with trying to get all the coffee through it when single dosing. This made me think about also upgrading the espresso machine. I don't drink milk drinks, so probably steam milk about once every 3 months for guests. I mostly drink americanos, probably around 1:3 espresso:water. What I'm really looking for is making the best sh
  6. If anyone is still looking, I took a punt on one of these: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001050800917.html?spm=a2g0s.12269583.0.0.6c1e59e4UxkOpA Make sure you get the correct size/tab number. I have mine installed on the Sage DTP and it's been perfect since it arrived. Stock basket was a bit snug but no spraying, the fit is a bit tighter than the stock portafilter. Worth the money for me at <£25 delivered, but as with everything on AliExpress, YMMV.
  7. I would always use filter first, pourover usually on expensive beans. Wasting 1/5 of a pack because you haven't got the dial in nailed on espresso would be a waste.
  8. I'd say that if you find one you really like the sound of, and can afford it, then try them at least once. The caveat is you need to be sure you have a decent method of extraction, decent grinder and decent water - no point buying expensive beans and wasting their potential.
  9. Thanks for the update haz_pro, I'm stopping in Southwark on Tues so will have to call by! Need some beans too, and if they come with a free coffee - bonus!
  10. @ashcroc @joey24dirt - any idea if warranty will be transferable on a DTP? Found a chap on here with one from Apr '17. Cheers
  11. Thanks both - it would just be for making 1x double espresso per go. Maybe some milk drinks, but probably not every time and never more than 2. Glad to hear about the DTP. It looks like a great machine - any idea what they go for used?
  12. Hi all, I've been brewing coffee almost exclusively using french press, behmor + aeropress for the last 18 months or so. Previously had a Classic (which I didn't much like) and a La Pavoni (which I liked but required a bit too much input if I wasn't in the mood). The classic was matched with an MC2 and I upgraded to a Super jolly when I bought the La Pav. I still own the SJ and am now looking to dip my toe back in the Espresso pond. Is there a certain level of machine that matches well with the SJ? I don't want to bottleneck my set up, but also don't want to blow the bank and have n
  13. Hey Diggy, not sure you're going to get much luck - they're available new on Amazon for £23 at the moment. Cheers, Joe.
  14. Thanks Mark, just one person per porlex (we have one each). But perhaps going finer is the way forward. We are time limited for breaks so steep as long as possible but usually ends up about 10 mins or so. Are there any bean varietals, origins, roast levels that would help our extraction?
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