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  1. If I'm in such a rush that the 1.5 seconds it takes to knock back an espresso is going to make a difference, I think I just embrace being late at that point and take my time with it.
  2. If you feel the Londinium machines don't respect England, what are the alternatives? A German Profitec or Italian Bosco if you're set on lever? I assume you're not cross-shopping with a Fracino-branded machine, and as far as I'm aware you're out of luck when it comes to supporting England otherwise. I've always thought "made in x" displayed prominently on any product was a point of national pride - England or otherwise. Capitalized or otherwise.
  3. I used to like ice hockey, in the before times when a contact sport was cricket (as in acceptable, though I might actually pay attention to cricket if it was a contact sport). At least I can still enjoy movies and music whilst socially distanced. And what may be the untidiest AV setup... but that's kind of the point since it's hidden... AV setup consists of a Denon X8500H, NHT Power2, Bowers & Wilkins 804S, HTM3S, 1NT and CCM663 and SVS SB13 Ultra in a 5.1.6 configuration and a Sony 75" XE94. Apple TV, Shield TV, PS4 Pro and Bluesound Node2 as sources.
  4. For anyone needing a fix, Reddit is a good place to get worked up telling strangers on the internet that they're wrong.
  5. Recently upgraded so these aren't currently required. I had planned to keep these for a while until I was sure, with a plan to move house they may have a home once again in the future, but on the other hand that means storing them in the meantime, and moving them.So I thought I may as well list, but it would be also fair to say this isn't a highly motivated sale for someone looking to make a low-ball offer.In fantastic condition, better than I thought. When taking photos I looked for what I expected to be a number of nicks and chip but they're not really there. Some colour is rubbed off the bo
  6. I'm feeling like the £2700 I paid for mine last year is a bit of a bargain... which is something I never thought I would say of an espresso machine.
  7. Only came across the R24 for the first time today, and there was that initial pang of new-shiny-wants. Then pondered what the point was in making the machine near-silent when the grinder will always be far from it I get it for a new recruit to the Londinium lineup, but with the wireless control now I don't feel like I'm actually missing anything from the LR24. So I get to carry on with life and save my money. Phew!
  8. I can't believe I missed this... I've been longingly looking at an EK43S for the last few weeks and £500 off would have likely pushed me over the edge.
  9. This. I purge around 10g every morning due to this, and there needs to be at least 300g of beans in the hopper (or equivalent weight) for consistency. The E37s is simply not an appropriate grinder to single dose - I've tried single dosing before out of curiosity due to the same Whole Latte Love video. 18g in and 18g out, but's it's not the same 18g. If you want a solution that doesn't leave loads of beans in the hopper try something like this...
  10. That could be spun for marketing purposes. "Londinium: for INSTANT and TOTAL extraction, with perfectly even distribution (all over your kitchen)"
  11. It's in the manual to be fair... in what has to be the best diagram I've ever come across. I think those star-looking-things are supposed to be teeth. Would make some nice wall art above the machine.
  12. For transparency, @qazwsx and I have settled on a meeting location and are going ahead with the deal.
  13. I could be persuaded to meet you somewhere halfway-ish if that helps?
  14. This could work - I'm back from hols today, and will be around all weekend. I don't often find myself Bristol-way any more.
  15. So I'm doing a lot of travelling over the next few weeks and I'm not sure my wife wants this sitting around in the kitchen for that time If anyone wants this and can collect it, or meet tomorrow (i.e. Sat 6th Apr), I may be willing to chop a fair bit from the price.
  16. @Junglebert Still interested?
  17. Thanks - a gift from a friend of mine a while back https://www.stellavie.com/products/silkscreen-print-exceptionally-great-espresso-art-and-science-black-creme-white
  18. I'm in Mapperley, just a few miles outside city centre.
  19. Having upgraded to an LR, this has to go. Purchased new in Feb 2015, has been used with nothing but Volvic, regularly cleaned and flushed, average of around 4 drinks per day. It's in good condition, with the expected marring on the top due to cups living there, and some small scratches on the right hand side that are pretty subtle, you can see one of them in the reflection of the black PF handle. A whole bunch of accessories included: Wood handled bottomless PF (drilled out to be actually bottomless, as opposed to the stock Fracino open bottom) Wood handled single spou
  20. I picked up some Lockhills yesterday, and noticed that the calcium content is higher than has been previously posted... 26 vs 20 - with everything else the same. This would be just enough to push it outside the sweet spot though. Anyone else notice this?
  21. I'm rather keen to attend this, but Mrs_Tad already has something booked with some of her friends for the day, which means my daughter is in my care for the day. I mean, she's generally interested in the big shiny thing in the kitchen, and enjoys using her own toy espresso machine, but 6 hours of coffee may be a bit much for a 6yo to take in :/
  22. Having been lustfully looking at a Londinium machine since it was the L1, I finally caved. Loving it... was a bit intimidated by it to start with, but surprisingly easy to get to grips with. I do need to build a little coffee paraphernalia shelf behind the grinder though. Most of the bits live in the drawer underneath, but it's not deep enough for the double PF, shaker, tamper etc.
  23. 1.25kg of Rocko Mountain delivered this morning. First shots through the LR* Life is good. (*well, third shot through the LR... I knew I would have to grind finer, but didn't want to overdo it to the point of choking it. First shot through in 17 sec, including PI. I had a sip out of morbid curiosity. It was not good. Second shot better. Third time a charm)
  24. No Reiss-beans here :/ I've recently started using airspace containers for storage, and misjudged how much was left in them, leading to this little snafu.
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