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  1. For Sale Black Mazzer Mini Electric in lovely condition with little use approx 5 years Old No marks as you can see by the Pics Price £275 can provide more images if required
  2. Having undertaken a thorough coffee crawl of Penarth I recommend the following. 1 Wilmores 1938. Best espresso in town. Orangey notes with treacle/ liquorice finish 2 coffee 1. Brains brewery owned chain good consistent coffee in this branch. 3 Waterloo gardens (one venue in town another on pier). Lightly too acidic for my taste but comes with glass of cold brew tea as chaser. Which was a bonus. There are at least 5 more venues serving coffee but these are my top 3.
  3. I'm a brewing kind of person and never got addicted to espresso. My wallet and SO has thanked me many times. Some time ago I thought everyone making espresso at home were mostly drinking the espresso clean without anything added. Then after joining some forums I realized many make lattes, cappuccinos and all these things. I've had a few good espressos, but it wasn't something I could replace my brews with. It would have to be a milk-based drink if it should replace a brew. Espresso is more like whisky in my mind. Highly concentrated, small servings. I think I'd nip it in peace, like whisk
  4. What do you think? No descriptors on website but 9 was good enough that I have just ordered a couple of Kgs.....
  5. Hi guys, For sale is my Mazzer Mini E Type A grinder, with 4 month old burrs fitted. I bought it from a user on this forum about 18 months ago, and it’s seen one or two 18g shots per day since I’ve had it, and the previous owner said they made 4-6 shots a day. It is 6 years old, and only ever used domestically. It has genuine Mazzer Super Jolly burrs, fitted 4 months ago, which are still very sharp, so the grinder can produce an excellent 18g shot in approx. 10-13 seconds, and I’ve applied SuperLube to the grind adjustment threads (as recommended by users on this forum), so the
  6. crabman


    Happy New year to everyone . Santa has been and I have received a Rok coffee maker.Very pleased. In other machines I have been using Sumatra Mandheling and Brazilian yellow Catui. With the Rok I would like to try different. Do I use espresso or fine grind for good crema with the Rok? I realise grinding my own bean is good and I am waiting for a Rok hand grinder. I have used Redber and I know they do taster packs. It all comes down to the grind , espresso or fine. Thanks.
  7. I have a Cremina 67 lever machine for sale. I did a complete strip down and restoration which took about 3 months to complete. The asbestos was removed from the boiler and the whole machine was thoroughly cleaned. I have the original PF handle with double basket and steam wand but have upgraded these to modern equivalents. The pressure stat, power light, power cable and all seals have been replaced. It is a fully functional, reliable machine with a tiny (10.5" x 7.5") footprint and is very well made weighing in at 8 kilos. I'm looking for £1000.00 and am happy to deliver up to 200 miles from E
  8. Morning all - new to coffee forum and relatively new to the dark art of crafting my own espresso I was after some expert advice on perfecting the espresso shot, the variables at my disposal to tweak and the best order to approach, dialling in etc. Here's my current thoughts/method: Variables: 1. Beans 2. Weight 3. Tamping 4. Grind 5. Stars 1. The beans - to start with using the same beans on the same day with a few shots to try and get it right, so taking that as a constant 2. Weight - measuring to 18g exactly post grind, seems to be general consensus on the
  9. i have had other semi automatic/automatic machines mainly delonghi and making an espresso they were at least warm (ish) on a barista touch i have, when making an espresso it seems to be almost cold and mildly warm. is this normal? my cups are not pre-heated/warm water or anything/ but i didn't have to do this with the delognhi machine, so im a bit confused. the brew temperature in the settings is set to high
  10. So I just got in a kilo of Colombia Suarez today, I'm based in Germany these days so it was roasted on the 15th and so has been degassing for 6 days already. I'm trying to pull it as an espresso today on my La Pavoni and it's proving imposible to dial in. I have found the grind setting that gives me 12g -> 24g in 30 seconds, but it comes out both sour and bitter. I've tried adjusting a little either way with no luck. Everything is in order with my grinder (Lido E) and machine (aforementioned La Pavoni Professional, pre-mil) - other beans are still fine (both lighter and darker than this bea
  11. Hi guys new to the forum and loving looking around so far although i may end up spending a fortune on all the bean recommendations! Seems like a great community of knowledgeable folk with that in mind i am going to bore you all with another grinder question. I have a gaggia classic and recently got a bottomless portafilter for it, i was expecting to pull lovely looking shots like my local coffee shop - shout out little bird coffee house, Inverness, Scotland! - however as you can imagine i ended up with a disaster of multiple sprays everywhere! I presumed it was my poor tamping techni
  12. Hi All - I have a 10 year old Gaggia Classic and did the OPV mod a while ago. I am getting decent shots however I want to figure out what bars I am really putting out. I tried the volume of water method (blank portafilter, putting a class of water under one of the tubes) and I am getting no returned water? Does this mean my machine is still set to too many bars and I need to turn the OPV nut more. I am getting decent shots, about 32g out in 30s when my Fiorenzato grinder at a 1.8 setting. A few questions... 1.) there are two tubes in the water reservoir, which one is for the water su
  13. Hi all, im selling some lovely Inker Luna cups, They have barely been used and are in as-new condition. I have the following available: - 2x 8.5oz Latte cup and saucer (blue) - - 1x 2.5oz espresso cup and saucer (blue) im looking for £25 all in (including postage). Let me know if you have any questions! Rory
  14. I've been struggling recently with making espresso drinks as I don't have time in a morning to make one but I don't drink coffee in the evening (it really effects my sleep!) I make a lot of aeropress or filter coffee as I can normally crack one out in about 5-10 minutes. Are there any other methods that are equally easy to do that provide great results - or is there a way I can attempt to squeeze an espresso into my coffee routine. Haven't felt like I can post as much recently as I basically make the same coffee every morning! (I do enjoy it though!)
  15. Hi guys, I'm in the market for an espresso grinder to pair with my Bezzera Magica. I've got a chance to get this grinder from a coffee-to-go shop that prefers Mazzers. I've seen it, it works ok as far as I could tell (I'm no expert, but we pulled a decent shot from what it produced). It's from 2011 and has some 150 thousand doses on the clock. Visually it's obvious it was used commercially, but it's not too bad either. I think I could get it for some 250-300 pounds. What do you think, is it a good deal? Thanks!
  16. Hi, As I am on my quest to upgrade my grinder situation I have inevitably come across the Mignon in the electric grinder department. From what I can see it seems like a great entry level grinder for espresso that will not leave me wanting to upgrade within 6months. I think I could cope with the clumping problems as I would likely dose and then grind into small vessel and transfer to the PF anyway. My main question for people who have used the grinder is, how good is this grinder/how easy is it too switch from espresso to brewing say aeropress or v60? I know it is a stepless grinder s
  17. Hello Everyone! I'm currently looking for the perfect home Espresso Machine. Every domestic coffee machine I've used produces espresso which has an awfully watery consistency unlike cafe espresso which is extremely thick almost like caramel. I've got roughly £200-250 to spend any suggestions on which machine i should buy? I use Ebay and do not mind buying second hand. The first brand i have spotted is Gaggia Classic. Ive also been told to look for an Ascaso. All help appreciated.
  18. Has anyone a favourite YouTube clip of a shot being pulled? I love some of the ones using Londinium machines, but do you have a personal fav? I'd say this is my fav - + do you have a video of yourself pulling a shot? cheers steve
  19. Hi folks, New to the forum and looking for some advice. Basically spent months researching and frankly dreaming about a new machine set up for the home. I'm interested in coffee and passionate about it - but dont have infinite budget (say roughly £1500). I am not massively interested in dialling in each shot each time to perfection - mainly just producing quality espresso consistently at home for double espresso, machiatto etc. With this in mind I have originally been looking at the Rocket Appartemento which looks great but the guys at bella barista have put me onto the E
  20. I fancy trying a nice Dark Roast alongside the Lighter ones I currently have. I have looked through some of the DSOL threads however would be interested to know if anyone can recommend a stand out Darker roast they have enjoyed as Espresso? I know it's personal preference but would be keen to get a heads up on what you have enjoyed so I can give it a go! Thanks Mark
  21. I've seemingly ended up with one of those cheap espresso machines by complete accident - you know the type, claims to be 15 bars and do perfect espresso in 30s -_- , and it's thrown me quite a bit as to what direction I want to go in right now. Previously I'd almost exclusively used an aeropress, and occasionally a french press, with somewhat alright results but a knock-off porlex from amazon and a coffee subscription (shout-out to Pumphreys of Newcastle for that) has changed all that for good. A couple of days having to spend in excess of 5 minutes each time grinding up beans, slo
  22. I'm looking to buy an espresso machine such as the Gaggia Classic and I was wondering whether anyone could recommend a good website to purchase from? Most of the websites I come across are US based and the ones I find in the UK only sell appliance style machines.
  23. Hi, I’m trying to buy a new white EK43s for home espresso/v60/cafetière use. Can you use the EK43 Turkish burrs for v60 and cafetière, trying to work out what to do? Slight complication as I ordered and paid for a “coffee burrs” one from an established retailer as they said it was in stock, turns out they only have EK43s with Turkish burrs factory fitted. Would be a 10-12 week wait for EK43s with factory fitted “coffee burrs” 🤔 They offered to swap them out for “coffee burrs” but means breaking the box seal. Worth saying OK if you set the zero and use an alignment tool, or ask
  24. I am in the UK and wish to start my journey with espresso making. I have been manually brewing coffee with a siphon and a cafetiere for a few years now with a hand grinder. I am looking at getting a Gaggia Classic - second hand it seems you can find them in decent condition for ~£200, though I am happy to be swayed to a different option if I can understand the merit (and justify additional cost!) For a grinder I have been looking at the Mignon Manuale as an option as it has a stepless adjustment and is also not bank breaking. However I understand the coffee starts with the grind so
  25. New to the forum. I’m looking to upgrade my old La Pavoni Eurobar as it only does pressurised shots. Have been looking at the Rancilio Silvia. But would prefer a machine with PID built in. And have heard about the rust issue with these. Any recommendations within this price range £5-600? It’s got to look nice, and I like heritage machines. Don’t want a Sage! Thanks.
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