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  1. I've not long moved house and have a smaller kitchen, which has just been re-fitted. As a result I have been banned from using my machine in there (La Pavoni PCL and MC2 grinder). Partly 'cause of space but mainly because of the mess sometimes made. Now this could be my own doing by not mopping up the odd stray grinds or coffee splatters up but this is where I'm at. I thought about B2C machines but not read anything good about them, what they really like? So I'm looking at other methods. Making do with Aeropress at the mo. Thinking maybe going back to filter (Brazen/Bonnavita) or maybe pour over. However I can't get over the fact that espresso is, imo, the tastiest coffee to have. My drinks are always black. Thanks.
  2. Hello! Nice to meet you all. I'm Graeme and over the last few years I've developed into an espresso freak. I'm also lucky enough to work with Liquidline, so I get to live in the coffee world a little bit, (not to mention getting the odd free bag of Italian Mocha beans!). All the fuss nowadays seems to be about bean to cup machines, in the home and in workplaces and food outlets etc. They also work with real milk now, so the chatter is that they produce 'barista' quality coffee. So I'm wondering, do people who really like coffee agree? Can they really equal a professional barista machine? If not why not? I have a Gaggia at home and I must admit, I've never been able to replicate the drink I get from a coffee shop. It's either that the milk wand doesn't do as good a job, or that the espresso isn't going through enough pressure? I get good crema, but maybe not as thick? I've tried all the beans you can imagine, but still never matched those from a shop. However I've noticed that I sometimes produce a similar taste to bean to cup machines, so will they always be sub standard, or is it my mind playing tricks on me? I also write news for the liquidline news section (http://www.liquidline.co.uk/news) and guides, so if anyone has ideas for, or thoughts, or can think of things they want reported on, please drop me a line! G Edit commercial link removed
  3. Hello Everyone We are a North-West London based business who repair/service Gaggia,Saeco,Spidem domestic beantocup and manual machines. Here is where you can find us: http://www.mrbean2cup.co.uk/ However if you have any problem with your coffee machine just get in touch with me here or on the website above and I would be more then happy to help you to sort out problems with your machine and provide you with parts too. Thank you and enjoy your coffee! Regards, Zsolt
  4. After much thought and research we bought our first real coffee machine, a Gaggia Baby Twin, last December. I bought this through Caffe Italia UK and it was delivered OK and for 6 days it delivered coffee and we were just getting the hang of it; it then packed up, dead as a dodo. I contacted the merchant and they replied once saying it was my fault, further emails, letters and phone calls to try and get a replacement or a warranty repair all un-answered. As I bought it by credit card I am now seeking a refund from the Bank but this is clearly going to take some weeks so we think we will start again. I dare not touch the lmachine I have as I am obliged to offer it back for collection. Apart from it going phut I liked the machine but I have been advised that a twin boiler model is not the most reliable. I really liked the Gaggia but perhaps a Baby Class would have been a better choice. However it is no good if I have a failure that I cannot get service. I am therfore looking for guidance from the experts (which I should have done in the first place I know) Solution one would seem to be to buy a second hand Gaggia, get it serviced and take the risks of breakdown myself, there seem to be independent repair facilities. Solution two - I buy a different make of machine for which warranty service is available. With a budget of say £350 could I have comments about the two solutions please? After only a few days use from the Gaggia the instant is now such a let-down. Barry
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