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  1. Yesterday I said goodbye to my Londinium R. Sad day? Possibly, possibly not, but if you're thinking of buying one or already have one, it may (may!) be a semi-interesting read. Here I intend to give an honest, non-biased review from MY perspective as a high-end home user. Short Version If you stumbled upon this thread and either haven't got the time, can't be bothered or aren't really interested, the short version is this: The Londinium R is an EXCELLENT lever machine, undoubtedly the best you can get, however, I didn't find it to be the easiest machine to use or live with, it has its q
  2. Selling my Londinium L1 in excellent condition. This is the tanked version and has been run on Volvic. Light use and regularly serviced. Cafelat silicone seals fitted a few months back which make a noticeable difference on where the lever bites. Comes with naked and single spout portafilters. Please note, the VST basket shown in the picture below is not included. This Londinium was purchased in April 2014 by another forum member and by me three months after that. This is collection only - not willing to trust a courier with the Londinium.
  3. Finally getting around to it - here is my new (well comparably) setup of my L1 and you can just see my mythos on the side. A perfect match I would have to say and, following the mythos mod to stop clumping, able to consistently produce excellent shots - limited only by my ability. I have also recently upgraded to a VST 18g ridgeless basket and have not looked back since (possibly a slight improvement in the cup - a significant improvement in the buildup of coffee grounds around the screen).
  4. Motta 58mm convex tamper. £19 posted. Suitable for E61 machines.
  5. What do you do when you have light and dark on the go at the same time? Simple just get an LR for light pair it with a kafetek flat and get an L1 for dark and pair it with a titus Voila
  6. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F263264002437
  7. It's not a 'genuine' Londinium one, I purchased this and a handle separately as I preferred this style (opened bottom instead of the lipped ones). Very little use before I sold my L1P and I don't see a Londinium in my immediate future so its on its way. £47.50 inc P&P
  8. Hi guy’s I don’t post much or contribute these days because of busy Barber shop and general family living has taken over, but I wish to share my thoughts on life without my lever machine. I now have developed a taste for brewed coffee in the guise of Areopress and Clever Coffee Dripper both of which have given me much need coffee fix in the mornings but I do miss the espresso kick and the lure of the lever machine, I often revert to the video I did of the Veloce just to remind me and also to inspire me for my next lever adventure for which I don’t know when will be as I haven’t yet moved
  9. After being a bit (lot) of a nubber and selling mine after convincing myself something more kitchen friendly would be best now I'm not working from home as much I've left myself machine-less and I miss the big old girl. The post's more in hope than anticipation before I start looking for an alternative, but if anyone sees one going by sheer fluke I'd appreciate a shout. Thanks, The idiot that is Cambosheff
  10. Hi all, Does anyone know when the Londiniums started shipping with the new high performance seals? Unless I flush between shots the lever's not grabbing until very late / high angle and I'm getting a low shot volume, also if I don't flush after the last shot I'm almost guaranteed a stuck thermosyphon. Could it be anything apart from the seals? I bought my machine December 2016 so it's fairly new!
  11. I have been spending some time looking at getting my new londinium R and see that The compac E5 has been paired as a good choice for this machine, the next grinder up is twice the money and I am wondering if there is truly any benefit to spending the extra. i currently use a mazzer with my expobar Brutus but I'm fed up with the mess and fafh and hence a complete change over. I havent seen any negatives on the Londinium R machine and from what I have read they seem well made and reliable, I would welcome any feedback on this point. I Wasn't sure if I should post here or th
  12. Not unnaturally, Reiss Gunson of Londinium Espresso is enthusiastically promoting the Londinium Distribution Tool. He has referred to it as 'the silver bullet that can transform your espresso’ and has said it will give you ‘the best per dollar improvement in your current setup, compared to any other thing you might change’. Bold claims indeed. Both prior and subsequent to it becoming available there have been forum posts questioning it's efficacy, compared to other traditional stirring implements and many have raised their eyebrows at it's selling price. I will admit that I joined
  13. Afternoon all, Does anyone here own/used a Cafelat portafilter (the one that's nake, spouted and wide spouted). Ideally on a Londinium. Just after a bit of info on them before I look at buying one, or avoiding one based on whats said Thanks in advance!
  14. According to Reiss, Londinium Compact (LC) is available in 12 months time it seems Londinium LC is a small version of Londinium R. I think it is will suit my kitchen and in my budget frame I hope it has no compromise to Londinium R Some one with more infotrmation and rumour about Londinium LC , please share
  15. As previously stated I am looking to replace my Sage Barista Express and after hours of picking brains, researching and watching videos I had narrowed my search down to the below, I would appreciate anyone's experience or views on what to go for - 1. Vesuvius (Unused demo) £2270 2. Londinium R £2280 3. profitec 700 £1899 I will be using for home use and as stated in another thread I will purchasing a grinder to complement the machine at the same time. new or 2nd hand (if anyone knows of anyone selling) Appreciate machines may be subjective based on people's
  16. Edit: I KNOW how to spell steel . . . spell check changed the title to steAl and I posted beofre chucking. This doesn't really fit in the Cafe Reviews boards, or equipment, although it involves both. We are going to Foundry's Bank Street coffee shop to enjoy perfectly sized coffees, a slice of something, and to have a look at the Londinium in action - and maybe have a go! Lots of photo opportunities today! Tea has been drunk (leaving room for coffee), dog about to be walked, then off we go.
  17. Londinium L1. Used by us as a demo machine over the last year or so but recently replaced by the new Londinium R. The machine is in excellent condition although there are the usual little scuffs and scrapes that you'd expect. We've tried to show these in the photos. As you would expect, the machine has been well maintained and we only recently serviced the lever, replaced seals etc. The machine is fitted with an IMS screen. This particular example is the tanked version - of course the plumb kit can be purchased if needed but we wanted to maintain the ability to move the machine around ea
  18. Anyone looking to sell any of the machines mentioned in the title (or something along similar lines)? ECM Barista HX ECM Mechanika HX ECM Technika HX Profitec 500 HX Profitec 700 DB Profitec 800 Lever Londinium I Lever Cheers GP
  19. Why are the Boilers in Londinium machines NOT insulated when a lot of others (including the Profitec 800) are? Cheers GP
  20. PART 1 As my search for a new espresso machine draws to a conclusion, the purpose of this thread is to report some of my findings, dispel a few myths and provide a some advice for other members to choose a new machine. I apologies in advance that it is a bit long-winded. I started making 'real' coffee a good few years ago with a pod coffee machine from Bosch. I enjoyed real coffee, and can't stand instant 'coffee'! I progressed from that to an Aeropress, and used this sucessfully for 18 months or more until I purchased my first real espresso machine in October last year, a Sage Du
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  22. Not sure what the official name of this is anymore - it is what used to be "Londinium I" before the recent name and product changes. It is a Series 2 model. Tank fed, pre-infusion at boiler pressure. I bought it from MrBoots2u in 2014. It has been well looked after and is in good condition, save for the usual cup marks on the drip tray and a couple of very minor scuffs on the right-hand panel. I don't think it needs much more of an introduction, lots of happy owners on the forum and they don't come up for sale often. It has been upgraded with the following: - 30 amp Sirai p
  23. Curious if anyone here had issues with the boiler not refilling automatically on their L1 (tried posting this on the Londinium forum, but it drives me nuts)? Using bottled water, no scale built up, the level sensor connection is good and the level sensor is clean. I've been recently leaving the machine on for long periods of time (typically 5-7 days) and just realised the boiler hasn't refilled for the last three days (no water from the hot water valve was the thing that triggered the "oh shit" moment) I turned the machine off and on again after a few minutes and the pump finally kicked in, u
  24. I have obtained a pf pressure gauge which needs screwing into the normal male 3/8" BSP portafilter spout connector. I already own an OEM double-spout pf, but as it now gives equal service to each spout when I pull a shot, I'm hesitant to mess with it. Any old pf handle that fits a Londinium and the specification would do – I don't need the actual spouts. Matt
  25. Just completed my new Coffee Corner so that my new Londinium & K30 can be on display in our Dining Room, rather than hidden away in the utility room like my last set-up was. So glad I made the move to a Londinium and it has far exceeded my expectations so far! Looking forward to a long lasting relationship! The K30 is also new to me and I have upgraded burr carrier - have been very impressed so far. I also changed the hopper to a lens-hood and custom hardwood top to match the R, rather than the enormous hopper it came with, and I also made a matching hardwood tray to catch the g
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