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  1. Hi all Long time lurker, first time poster. I'm in a bit of a pickle as I can't decide on an espresso machine for home use and have been umming and ahhing for the past 2 years. I have been a barista (3 years) but had to leave the coffee industry for maternity leave and now being a full time mum. My thought process has been to consider a Hx as I will be making probably 3 coffees a day. My husband drinks flat whites and I do too with the occasional espresso with the odd hot chocolates here and there. Thinking that a double boiler may not be necessary as I won't be making a lot of coffees. My budget is under 2k for the machine and grinder. I would like something that would last for a while. Not too keen on having a commercial grinder as they are pretty big for home. Hope you can help. Tyia
  2. £320 Free pickup in Shoreditch, East London PayPal or bank transfer This is not listed for sale anywhere else (Photos at the bottom) Owned since 2nd January 2020, this is all in excellent working order. No damage and you're even getting a knock box included. Here is everything included: -- 1 x Sage the Duo Temp Pro Espresso Coffee Machine, Brushed Stainless Steel 1 x 54mm tamper 1 x 54mm Portafilter 1 x Integrated Tamper 1 x Razor Dose Trimming Tool 2 x pressurised baskets 2 x non-pressurised baskets 2 x unopened sage espresso machine cleaning tablets 1 x Stainless Steel Milk Jug 1 x Sage the Smart Grinder Pro™ Coffee Grinder, Stainless Steel 1 x Portafilter Cradle–Small 50-54mm 1 x Portafilter Cradle–Large 58mm 1 x Grinds Container with Lid and Sealing Cap 1 x Conical Burr Cleaning Brush -- The included water filter is currently inside the water tank is probably now due for replacement. I lost the allen key it came with but I think most people have a few lying around. I have popped the shower screen off several times to keep it clean. The steam wand was of course purged and wiped down after every use. If you're wondering, I've only used Brita filtered water with this machine. In terms of reciepts, this was all purchased from John Lewis and I can provide you with full receipts and full VAT receipts.
  3. Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone could share their experiences on getting a new coffee machine? Is is better to lease, buy one outright, or rent one? Is it heard of that a coffee beans supplier would give one to a coffee shop free of charge if they buy enough of their coffee? Interested to hear the pros and cons of each avenue from peoples experiences. I've been running a small coffee shop for 4 years now. I bought the machine outright when we first opened. This was fine, but obviously incurred a big initial cost, but then I've not had to worry about it since. I'm now considering opening another larger venue, and am not sure of the best route to take.
  4. Have upgraded my grinder and espresso machine and am selling my beloved Gaggia Classic. It’s the gold edition made in 1998. I’ve had it for 3 years. It has the Rancio upgraded steam wand. with it is the ultra reliable Iberital MC2 grinder which has a mammoth range of grind adjustments. the grinder is 5 years old. In terms of usage, I’ve used both to make morning coffees on the weekend for my wife and I. looking for £200 for both With this combo I’ve been pretty happy and have made a “god shot” on multiple occasions. Have given both a good clean, rather annoying I used a light toothbrush on the right side and slightly scratched the plating but am pretty confident that will come out with a proper polish. I’ve tried to show that in the photos! Am based in NE London. Any questions give me a shout!
  5. I've decided to upgrade my grinder and espresso machine. I've got the grinder sorted thanks to help from this forum (the Niche Zero). I'm now considering saving up for a new espresso machine. I currently have a 90s gaggia classic with upgraded steam wand which i've really liked. I've found the reading for a new machine a bit of a minefield and some of the machines quite out of date. I'd seen the Isomac Zaffiro but that seems quite old now and maybe the Casa V? I guess i'd be up for spending anywhere up to £800. I am really keen to get espresso tasting as good as I can! Any help / advice / recommendations welcome! Thanks!
  6. Hi Was wondering if anyone has any experience or noteworthy opinion? From a feature / price point perspective this sound quite interesting... http://www.itopltd.com/single-group-coffee-espresso-equipment-commercial.html Apparently the manufacturer is Guangzhou Itop Kitchen Equipment Co., Ltd. and the product is CM3200B… They are offered shipped to UK from Alibaba for about £600. Understand aftercare is limited ... Henning
  7. Hi All, New here and looking into purchasing a first "real" espresso machine (i already have a grinder), Mostly drinking Americano's, occasional Espresso generally around 2 - 3 drinks a day so not a huge demand (currently using a Wacaco Nanopresso). I started off looking at the Gaggia Classic and Rancilio Silvia E models (either can be picked up for ~£400), though the further I researched more and more features became apparent of what I might prefer / find useful in a machine to ensure I wouldnt be looking to upgrade in the foreseeable future such as PID, 58mm Portafilter, E61 Group Head which lead me on to the Lelit Mara PL62 which looks like an amazing machine, however this is reaching into the £1k zone and beyond what I was looking to spend. I'm wondering if there are any other features not listed that ought to be high up on the considerations, or possibly some features here that don't really make that much difference? what everyone's suggestions are for any machines that have these features that I may find in the used market? thanks in advance for any advice
  8. This is the updated version of the Gradisca, it is a 2008 and can be run on a 13A Plug. The RE-styled version has updated touch pads, raised group heads for large takeaway cups. It looks great and is a workhorse of a coffee machine. These things were built to last and this machine is in great cosmetic and working order. It has been given a full de-scale service, tested and can be demonstrated working. Please view the ebay listing via this link: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173682439268?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 It includes a double and single portafilter, water inlet hose and the waste house. I would also include a cup stand and a blanking discs for backflushing. This particular machine has not had much use as it was used more in a home environment and is ready to go to work in any commercial environment. Forum member price is £1000. I can also offer pallet delivery for extra charge if collection is not a option. Collection Postcode is WD3 9RE, My number is 07883448877 Thanks for looking! https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/Xq0AAOSwdHpcDmV3/s-l1600.jpg https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/WnUAAOSwoZJcDmVt/s-l1600.jpg https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/yIMAAOSwDaBcDmVp/s-l1600.jpg https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/ktgAAOSwBZBcDmVz/s-l1600.jpg
  9. Gaggia Classic with Rancilio steam wand and OPV set to 9 bar Bought a couple of years ago on this forum from the chap who refurbishes them. I've since replaced the dispersion plate with a brass one and added an IMS shower screen. Backflushed after every shot and backflushed with pulycaff every other week. Regularly descaled although I'm not sure soft Yorskhire water warrants it. Comes with the following Original double portafilter Fairly new bottomless portafilter Single and double baskets Shot glasses New replacement gasket, which I haven't need to fit yet Plastic tamper (if you want it) Shot glasses I'm in Skipton, North Yorkshire and would prefer not to post. Happy to travel a reasonable distance to deliver or meet half-way. [ATTACH=CONFIG]40045[/ATTACH]
  10. Hi all, I have had my trusty rocket giotto since 2012, taken great care of it with Volvic water from the beginning (and regular descaling) to then a plumbed in set-up (Britta filter). Back then it was one of the nicest HX machine with a smooth rotary pump. Recently changed the E61 rubber seal, all in perfect working order All the gears, including extra naked portafilter and couple baskets however I am missing the original box (I have the papers though) https://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/blog/2016/10/24/rocket-espresso-evoluzione/ Pick-up in Tooting, London only [sOLD] Happy to shoot more pics if needs be! Thanks! Yves
  11. Hi, I am looking to replace my Sage barista machine to a more high end one. Budget of about £1200. Something like a Rocket or al a spaziale. That kind of level. Purely for home use, so not needing anything big. One group will do. Anyone have any views please, or recommendations? Thanks.
  12. Hi all, I had a bean to cup machine, but I've decided I need to learn more and I'm thinking I would like to go to a grinder and seperate machine. I don't have a large budget, so would have to be basic/mid range equipment. I've been looking at the Sage duo temp pro, but then seen the sage barista express which is actually a bean to cup machine, but, I presume with a little more input from the user? I'd be very grateful for any advice given.
  13. I am addicted to a latte from a cafe in my city. I am using their beans (buying beans directly from them) to make lattes at home with my Gaggia Classic + Compaq K3 setup and although it tastes wonderful, it is still so different than what they produce. Significantly different and no matter what I do, I cannot replicate their tasty coffee! The cafe uses a VA388 Black Eagle and a Nuova Simonelli Mythos One. My goal is to create a coffee/latte which tastes exactly the same (or gets as close as possible) and I was hoping if you could point me to the right direction. What equipment do I need to create the same taste? I drink two coffee per day and not more than that. Want to keep it simple, just interested in this amazing taste. Hope you can help! Oh I forgot to mention: I use the same recipe they do: 1:2 which in terms of weight is 18g of coffee, 36g of water and in 30 seconds. It changes sometimes (down to a few seconds) but even when I get That ratio perfect, does not seem to be exactly the same. Only thing is they brew in 93 degrees Celsius but I Don’t have a pid installed, not sure what temp I brew my shots. Could it be this? The taste is not always the same although I repeat the same process, too. Do you think I should upgrade from the Gaggia to a device which is more forgiving? Have it for a few years now.
  14. Hi, I have a brand new ECM Synchronika espresso machine for sale, ready for collection (or can be personally delivered) in the Edinburgh area. I also frequently travel to Yorkshire so a drop off en-route can be arranged! My preference would be to not deliver due to potential damage during transit, but I still have the original packaging including protection which is double boxed, so this is possible if necessary. The machine is in as new condition and has been used for one day having pulled approx. 30 shots of espresso. Bought on 5th November (boxed since) and comes with a 2 year transferable warranty from Bella Barista. All relevant parts, spares and packaging that come as new will be supplied unused. Selling due to a change in circumstances. More than happy for people to view before they purchase, the picture doesn't do it justice. £1,900. Many thanks.[ATTACH=CONFIG]38373[/ATTACH]
  15. Hi, I have a brand new ECM Synchronika espresso machine for sale, ready for collection (or can be personally delivered) in the Edinburgh area. I also frequently travel to Yorkshire so a drop off en-route can be arranged! My preference would be to not deliver due to potential damage during transit, but I still have the original packaging, including protection which is double boxed, so this is possible. It has been used to pull approximately 30 shots of espresso, is in an as new condition, and an all round fantastic machine! Only bought one week ago and comes with a 2 year warranty. All relevant parts and spares that come as standard will be supplied unused. Selling due to a change in circumstances. More than happy for people to view before they purchase. £1,950. I am also selling a Eureka Specialita grinder which was bought approx 6 months ago and is also in fantastic condition. Combined price of £2,225. Many thanks! Lee
  16. For sale a Vesuvius espresso machine I bought here two years ago. Manufacture date: 07.2014. Machine has served me well and was used daily (2-4 shots a day). I decided to sell, because I need some cash, and me and my wife are happy with switching to filter only. The machine is soon going to be sent for a full service to BellaBarista. The machine will be packed and delivered (insured) to Bella by a professional company (https://www.mbe.co.uk/newcastle) in their own van. I never had a single problem with the machine, however when I examined it while taking pictures for a sales thread, it turned out that the brew boiler and the steam boiler were leaking. Details about the brew boiler leak here: https://coffeeforums.co.uk/showthread.php?46404-Vesuvius-water-leak There are no details about the steam boiler in the above thread because I spotted the second leak later, after I was able to turn the machine on its side and remove the bottom isolation from the boiler. Based on the stains the leaks must have been there since I got the machine, I never noticed them before because there was no water dripping out of the machine. I would have repaired it myself, but I understand that the future owner would trust the professional servicing more, hence I decided to send it to Bella and drop the price. As for the maintenance: -I used the machine every morning for 2h with only the brew boiler on. I switched on the steam boiler every weekend. -I changed all the seals and washers in the group after I got the machine -a descale every 6 months (I use only tesco ashbeck water), with disassembly and lubrication of the cam -detergent backflush once a month -dropping the shower screen for cleaning every week Price: I would like 1400£ + the servicing costs. Shipping to Bella has already costed me over 100£. Servicing should not cost more than 300£, this of course will depend on how much needs to be done. So, I am setting the price to 1800£, and I am willing to cover any additional costs of the servicing (i.e. the price will not rise when the servicing bill turns out to be more than 300£). The machine is fully functional as it is and will be professionally serviced. Also included: All the goodies the machine has come with, including tubing for plumbing in the machine (I used it only with the water reservoir); and portafilters. I added 3 VST baskets (15g, 18g, 20g). I also added a larger milk steaming jug and thermometer (both not used much as I never liked spoiling my espresso with milk), portafilter pressure gauge (for verification of the brewing pressures), cafetto detergent, espazzola grouphead cleaning tool, JoeFrex handle technic aubergine with the adjustable pressure release mechanism and two tamping bases (convex and flat) for consistent tamping. I can also add my ‘collection’ of the espresso cups if needed. Shipping: The machine will be packed and posted by Bella Barista, if the machine finds a new home within the next few weeks. I am still waiting for a reply from the BB regarding shipping costs, and I will add it here as soon as they provide me with the price. Otherwise you can pick it up in Newcastle upon Tyne, or I can post it in the same package I receive it from Bella Barista, however this will cost much more (approx. 150£, for an insured parcel).
  17. Other than the hilarity of searching for “Vesuvius Exploded View” if you forget to put espresso in the search. I have not had much luck finding something like this. If anyone happens to know where to find one I am curious about some of the details and I’m crazy enough to want to mess with the electronics inside. Thus, also a circuit diagram would be cool, granted if I got one I could just trace it out. I really like the Fluid-o-Tech's integrated controller with a 0-5V control link, as a simple way to get involved with a normally very complicated system for electronics. I’ve also noticed at least in NA the prices seem to be dropping or they are getting listed as clearance. Does anyone happen to know a reason for this? Suggestions welcomed, on if that makes it a great time to get one or a bad time. Thanks all
  18. We at Horsham Coffee Roaster are selling our 3 year old Linea Mini. Mainly been used for training once every one to two weeks but now isn't needed as we've replaced it with a 2 group Strada. It's in good mechanical condition with just a few paint chips that would be less noticeable with some black touch up paint. Selling for £2595 inc VAT which is just over £1000 less than the RRP price. Collection from our roastery in West Sussex and I'll include some free coffee too. Here are some pictures:
  19. Hello all, I have a Londinium L1 and Eureka Mythos with the anti-clump mod, I've had this combo for something like 4-5 years. It's served me well but I want to replace the grinder and think I might also benefit from replacing the L1 as well. I'm currently thinking a Vesuvius (or perhaps the R 60V) and something like a Compak E10, ideally a grinder that works well with single doses as I don't make a lot of coffees, I've fancied a conical grinder for a while now hence why I'm considering the E10. I have the L1 plumbed in so I do enjoy the silence and ease of operation/maintenance but the lever has been a little awkward for others using the machine and I do quite like the operation I see with the Vesuvius (different profiles, having a shot timer, being able to easily pull a shot and stop it while doing the milk etc). I've enjoyed what the L1 produces immensely but I've had this nagging doubt for quite some time that I slightly prefer what a pump driven machine produces, could just be my imagination of course but I'd like to consider my options at least. So any thoughts or advice?
  20. Posted previously without any traction. I need these to go to a new home as I'm moving house at the end of the month. New thread due to splitting sale and reducing prices slightly. Mods feel free to delete the old thread. - - - Both machines are forum purchases and have served me very well. Collection from Portishead, Bristol ONLY but I will consider travelling within reason. ------------------ Photo Album: https://imgur.com/a/UISZoWa ------------------ 1) Gaggia Classic [Dec 2012] - £125 NEW upper boiler NEW steam valve (original supplied - very minor drip) NEW steam knob (original supplied - scratched & slightly loose) NEW complete seal kit & fresh bolts Upgrades: Silvia Wand OPV adjusted (not measured) Brass block (original supplied) IMS shower screen (original supplied) Comes with: Bottomless portafilter Standard portafilter Double & Single pressured baskets Double standard basket Blind basket Original tamper Dualit milk pitcher 1x sachet of PulyCaf Grouphead brush Old spares (aluminium block & shower screen, original steam wand, steam valve & knob, spare bolts for upper/lower boiler attachment) Original purchase thread https://coffeeforums.co.uk/showthrea...kage-%A3130-00 I have totally refreshed the internals with a brand new upper-boiler, steam valve and seal kit (refurbishment completed April 2018). Scale had built up in the boiler so I've given it a new lease of life while also descaling and cleaning all other internal parts. Since this refurb it's been used with Ashbeck or Brita filtered water. 2) Nuova Simonelli MDX stepless grinder (64mm) - £110 Original purchase thread: https://coffeeforums.co.uk/showthrea...sale-%A3150-00 Nothing much to add from the original thread. Burrs are still feeling fresh and biting nicely (see pics) Comes with lens-hood for single-dosing and standard hopper. It's the lower burr that adjusts, so you can remove the top and clean everything out without losing your grind setting - unusual and very helpful. I have once had an issue with it jamming when using the hopper. I put this down to a particularly hard bean and fairly tight espresso grind, however I have never had this issue when single-dosing. Thank you.
  21. For sale is my Quick Mill Anita. Comes with double shot portafilter (no single unfortunately). Used with bottled water only, in great condition apart from the front right leg is a little bent due to transportation. Really only drink filter these days and I'm moving house so I guess we could use the funds for something a little more appropriate... Like a new bed... or a chair... Sigh. Has been a great machine - really good at bouncing back after multiple drinks, lots of headroom with the steam and can pull shots whilst steaming without issue. Looking at collection only from Newcastle as my experience with posting coffee machines has never been positive. Can deliver within a suitable radius for a fee i.e. 50 miles being the max, or meet at a halfway point if the price is right. On eBay for £650, but happy to take £550 cash to people on here. Any questions, don't hesitate to ask and I'll do my best. Jonny --phone number removed--
  22. Hi All, Have recently agreed a couple sales for machines off the forum, one of which is to replace the machine currently at work. This is that machine. Its a Sage DTP, in good condition, currently fed bottled Ashbeck, previously Volvic. Cleaned regularly after use, and backflushed regularly (using the disc and occasionally tablets). It has no warranty, but has caused me no issues and has never had a fault. Its had an easy life, making no more than 5 doubles a week for the last 18 months while at work, previous to that it would've made approximately 10 a week. Its got some general marks from day to day use, mostly on the drip tray as expected. But nothing out of the ordinary. There are no dents or damage. The only other mark I can pick up is on the face of the machine, ive tried to photo this, but is not obvious, however, I've used a torch and flash on camera to try and bring this out as much as possible (it therefore looks worse in the pictures IMO). Comes with the standard 4 Sage baskets (2 single and 2 doubles - pressurised and non). Sage cleaning tablets, backflush blanking plate, Milk Wand Cleaning Tool and the Sage Razor. Ive never used two of the baskets or Razor. Ideally collection is preferred, however, I will box up and post if someone wants to arrange a courier. This will be at buyers risk and cost. I'm asking **£150**. Any questions, please ask.
  23. It's my birthday next week so think I deserve a treat so as the title says, I'm looking for a Classic preferably with a PID to save me the hassle in the long run.
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