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  1. 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!
  2. Gaggia Classics pre 2018 Red neon bulb for switchbank with resistor included (not the cylindrical one but a through hole one). £2 including 1st class shipping to UK mainland £18 refurbished switches to exchange your faulty one (no broken switches accepted) including 1st class shipping to UK mainland. Note it is an exchange service I need a picture of your existing switch to find matching one according to wear. I send that out to you (once payment of £50 cleared). You replace your switch and return the faulty one to me in the same packaging on your own expense (royal mail signed for service £3.90). Once received I refund your £32 deposit.
  3. Welcome, Stainless steel panel mount liquid filled pressure gauge kit up to 11bar 1 5/8" (41.3mm) diameter for Gaggia Classic coffee machine. £36 including 2nd class signed for shipping to UK mainland. The KIT includes: Pressure gauge Assembly (gauge connector copper pipe brass piggyback. 2 food grade silicone O rings (1 for the piggyback and one for the over pressure valve as you will need to take it off the machine in order to install this kit) Longer bolts. I could also include a returnable hole punch in the required diameter, get in touch for details. Please have a look at my other listings for more upgrade options for Gaggia Classics. I can also install this kit if you send me your coffee machine please get in touch for details (note that would cost you slightly more due to the labor). Any questions please feel free to ask. Peter Installation: Prior to installation it is recommended to fill the capillary tube with water to eliminate vibration of the needle. Remove the gauge by holding the brass connector with a 12mm spanner and unscrew the gauge by hand (note some glycerine might leak so try to do it carefully) than place the piggyback under clear water and simply suck on the other and until water comes through. Due to the he capillary action it's not likely to leak while you screw the gauge back carefully to avoid leaking glycerine from the gauge itself. Drill the hole first, than remove the OPV and thread this assembly in the machine through the hole (make sure you place the silicon lock ring inside first and thread the assembly through that too) bolt it in place and lock it with the silicone ring. Than you can fine tune the angle with a 12mm spanner. If the needle still vibrates you will need to get rid of any air locks in the system, take off the gauge as described above push in the fitting to plastic bottle, than turn the machine on and the pump too until consistent flow of water comes out the capillary tube. Re assemble. Enjoy it.
  4. Hi, I have recently ordered some parts and I thought I`ll add some extra just in case someone needs one from here. Genuine Gaggia Parts Prices including UK mainland 1st class signed for postage payment PayPal friends and family or bank transfer. I only have 2 of each but I can get some more in the case of any interest. Both comes with HQ food grade silicone O ring. Gaggia Classic Boiler £40 Gaggia Classic Steam Valve £35 Peter
  5. Hey Coffee Forums, So I created a thread yesterday to gather if there was any interest in a slim drip tray for the Gaggia Classic (to enable taller cups/scales). It turns out I'm not the only person who has suffered this issue. Given I have a 3D printer, I printed one for myself and am happily using it, so I thought I'd offer them up for sale on here. Price: £13, delivered (normal first class post). I can upgrade the postage to signed for, for an extra £1. Images of the drip tray are below (I will be printing them in black, though I can print in the blue if anyone really wants). The tray is printed in PLA, which I've found to be more than sufficient. Note the surface finish isn't as smooth as the original drip tray, though I find it to be more than acceptable. One other note is that I had to extend the drain pipe, I just cut up a straw. Any questions feel free to ask! Tobie.
  6. Hello All, I've been looking for a shallow drip tray or my classic and have come across this: http://www.gaggia.uk.com/caffeshop.htm#!/Stainless-Steel-Metal-Drip-Tray-for-Classic/p/65656223/category=3540309 I like that it's stainless and slim enough so I can just about fit a normal mug under the portafilter. Does anyone have experience of these and offer any alternative?
  7. Hey guys! I have a Gaggia Classic bought in 2016 from the UK. It should be 9403/11. I have a double basket but I don't know whether it is a 14g or 16g basket. Mine has a ridge on the vertical side. I have been dosing 17-18g and flow seems okay, but the taste is bitter. The following video at 4:10 shows of the two baskets. Some images of the basket I have. From left, Gaggia Pressurized Single, Gaggia Pressurized Double, and Gaggia Commercial non-pressurized double Coffee that comes out with the lack of crema. Looks like overextracted with 17-18g? Thanks in advance!
  8. Hi All, A few months ago I bought a Gaggia Classic (2008 Italian made model) on Ebay. The goal is just to keep keep it at work and kick the expensive daily latte habit off one of those mobile vans. I don't want to bring it to work until I can reliably make a decent latte. I'm not likely to start drinking espresso shots plain (I'd never say never but not likely) so just a decent shot for a mixed drink is fine. I cannot use this machine. I have made and dumped down the sink a hundred shots. I bought a new shower screen. The portafilter basket it came with had clearly had a hard life (it was black and I couldn't clean it so I replaced it). The machine came with the plastic Gaggia tamper. I thought that might be my issue so I bought a metal one. I am getting blonding in about 5-6 seconds. A 25 second pour would be a sour and watery mess (I tasted it just to see but it was vile.) I'm letting it heat up for 20ish minutes before first use. I did clean the group head with calputty and back flush. I haven't descaled it yet but I have the Gaggia descaler to do when I get time but I'm not sure that's really going to be my issue. I can't see any channelling in my pucks. They come out solid and don't seem to have any channels around the edge of the basket. Sometimes there is water on the surface of the puck when I remove the portafilter from the group-head but always. I have tried to move around from 14G to 18G in a double basket and this is not pressurised version. I don't yet have my own grinder but I did get a bag of beans from a local well regarded "artisan" coffee roaster and have them grind them for me the day before I got the machine so at least at first the beans were fresh. I have a Starbucks Barista grinder bought, just waiting for it to ship so I can do the mod and grind my own beans but I'm finding it hard to believe that the grounds are the sole issue in a shot so bad and fast it's literally not fit to water plants with. So anyone got any ideas what's going wrong or where I should go next? My bathroom scale is a fancy glass one so the only thing I haven't done is figure out how many psi I'm tamping with as I think it would break my scale/my scale wouldn't work for that anyway due to how it works. Again I'll get my own grinder set up with a new bag of those same beans when it gets here and I clean and adjust it, but I just want a head start of what else to do while I wait. For reference it won't work with Lavazza espresso either which some people from what I've read on forums are quite ok with for a bog standard shot for lattes etc. Is there anything about the machine that could be malfunctioning that could contribute to this and is a descale likely to help? Do I need to dial the pressure back on the OVI (right acroynmy?) because the machine didn't come with the pressurised black plug thing it would have been designed for originally (It's lost so I don't know if it works better with that or not and really I don't want to do pressurised shots so would rather get it working the way I want if possible.) Thanks for any help!
  9. Hey, I'm not set on definitely buying one in any urgency but we'll see what comes up..! Thanks!
  10. Hi all, I just bought a Sage Grinder Pro thanks to these forums as I was struggling to get anywhere with pre-ground beans on my Gaggia Classic (2006). I am however really struggling to pull a decent espresso shot, I think because of grind size. Ive descaled/cleaned the Gaggia thoroughly, replaced the group head gasket, turned OPV down to 9 bar, and yet I still can’t pull a decent shot. I have a pretty decent scale to weigh grinds in/espresso out, a calibrated tamp so I know I am using 30lbs to tamp every time, and a 14g standard double basket. The beans I was using today were roasted yesterday. I know this will impact flavor, however would using beans roasted recently impact grind/extraction time? I’m really just trying to dial in to the right grind size. These are my notes during grinding, using a Sage Smart Grinder Pro which is new to me and only a few months old. Grind size - grams of coffee in portafilter - espresso output in seconds Size 13 - 17.7 g - 49g in 20s Size 8 - 17g - 39g in 17s Size 5 - 17.3g - 37.7g in 18s Size 1 - 17g - 35g in 20s I then re-calibrated the burr to grind more fine by moving down by 1 Size 5 - 17.4g - 36g in 18s Size 1 - 17.7g - 29g in 22s I’ve seen videos where Breville tell you that you really shouldn’t need to change the calibration on the grinder right out of the box. I am wondering whether anything else can account for the too fast pulls? I still have yet to choke the machine in the slightest. The grinder also make a bit of a clunking sound & the hopper shakes a bit when grinding. I’m not sure if something about the machine is defective or whether I do need to keep adjusting the burrs. I don’t want to push it too hard as I’m unfamiliar with the machine. Here’s a pic of the last shot, I think I stopped it shorter than the others because I could see it was already blonding fairly early on but I wanted something to drink after all my troubles! Thanks for your help!
  11. So my latest trip to Italy forced me to ditch my modded Delonghi and get a real espresso capable grinder and machine. Against the original plans I actually ended up having two second hand machines because they were so cheap, and now I'm stuck.. Gaggia classic pre 2015 or Ascaso Steel Uno Prof PID (v2 with a brass boiler). I can't decide which one to go with or sell.. My issue is that I'm able to quite consistently pull a great shot with the Gaggia, but the Ascaso (which should be on the next level because of the PID) feels VERY sensitive and it's truly hard to get anything smooth out of it. I would definitely like to keep the Ascaso on the paper as it has more potential, but the Gaggia still seems to make better coffee every time! I'm confused.. Turns out that channeling is most likely the main problem with the Ascaso and I can't get rid of it no matter what magics I try. At the same time the Gaggia doesn't seem to care much about the technique and always gives at least way smoother and less bitter result, with minor or almost zero channeling. So I tried to study the problem by using the Gaggia filter basket with the Ascaso and it clearly made the machine more forgiving, resulting a smoother shot with more body. But the channeling and bitterness was still there, even though the shot is way more enjoyable that way compared to the Ascaso oem basket which I can't handle at all. They clearly have some very different hole pattern and surface area which probably affects the flow quite drastically. Also seems that the machines have different diameter shower screens, Gaggia having wider than the Ascaso. Some additional information: Only double baskets used. Tamper: Motta 58mm (fits Ascaso 100%, a tad too small for the Gaggia basket which seemingly has no negative effect) Coffee: 10 days old 100% arabica from the local roaster. Tried with some other beans as well without success. Grinder: Brand new Lelit PL43, conical burrs, stepless adjuster. At least Gaggia likes it. The tricks I've tried: Different tamping, grind setting, dosing (I don't have a scale yet), distribution techniques, brew temperatures... Nothing seems to help with the Ascaso. The machine is also very clean and scale is usually not an issue here in Finland. I took the group head apart and everything was nice and clean there. Brew pressure: both machines should have the factory settings, which probably means that Gaggia has higher (too high) pressure by default. The difference can be seen when brewing. Both machines produce very nice colorful crema with "tiger spots". However the taste and smell of the shot is very different. I can't believe that the Ascaso would be that bad really and quite sure I just have to learn the sweet spot for it. Would be definitely interesting to hear some opinions or experiences about these two compared to each other, and if it's normal for the Ascaso to be that sensitive or is there something wrong with my machine.
  12. So I've just got myself a second hand Classic, model 18161/40, and managed to pull my first shot - yay! However, I've not been able to create any foam with the Rancilio steam wand and now I've run out of milk. The milk warms up but stays the same consistency. I was using cold semi-skimmed and probably had about half a pint in the frothing jug. Anyway I'm off to get some more milk and look for another tutorial on Youtube but any pointers welcome.
  13. A while ago (OK, I started this project about 12 months ago) I decided that there were probably folk in the UK who owned Gaggia Classics and wanted to PID them but were probably a bit daunted by the task. Whilst you CAN purchase all of the parts on eBay, and buy cable and connectors and all of the tools required to make everything - I know (from doing it myself) that it all soon adds up and it's not simple. Many people don't really know what to buy, where to source it and don't already have the tools needed to make the wires up etc. - and are therefore swayed towards the only "complete kit" for doing this easily, that being the Auber one. However, it's hellishly expensive as you can only purchase them from the US, with expensive shipping and then duty/VAT on top. So - I decided to make a similar (perhaps better) kit myself, largely from off-the-shelf parts but combined with the popular PID components that I also sell separately (the Pt100 sensors and the aluminium boxes). I put the outline kit together last Christmas, and started producing the manual - which I think is pretty much a complete Dummy's Guide to Install and Use - and now runs to some 59 pages of A4 (downloaded as a PDF), with lots and lots of photos, instructions, tips, etc. all the way through. The manual is finished off with a reference section for the PID. Throughout 2015 I've had a few people contact me, who have heard via the grapevine about my kit - and a few members on here have purchased the kit, installed it (sometimes with some PM/email assistance/support from me) and they've provided some great feedback on the manual, and hence it's gradually improved over the year to the point that I've not changed it for a while (currently on V4) and am now very happy with it. So - my original intention a year ago was to make a similar kit to the Auber one, but make it available in the UK at a reasonable price and with a better manual, and (I think) a better Pt100 sensor and a better aluminium box. Personally, I think I've done it.... ;-) Hence I can now launch the "MrShades Gaggia Classic PID Kit". It contains: - Rex C100 PID - with SSR output and all pins connected (including the important 6 and 7 for alarm/steam) - MrShades Pt100 sensor - MrShades aluminium enclosure with mounting tape (this used to be optional, but I've decided to make it part of the main kit) - Brew kit: ---- All wires, premade to required length and preterminated with connectors ---- SSR 40A DA with mounting screws - Steam kit: ---- All wires, premade to required length and preterminated with connectors ---- SSR 40A AA with mounting screws - Ancillary bits: ---- Cable ties ---- Thermal paste (for SSRs and Pt100 if desired) ---- earthing wire for enclosure ---- Spiral wire wrap You can see a photo of the main contents, ready to go, here: ...and all boxed up ready to go out to the next lucky owner (this one is yours @condor87 ): (The piece of paper isn't there just for the heck of it and to promote the kit, it contains the download instructions for the manual) As I mentioned, I've spent a great deal of time and effort producing the manual - and I'm not making in publicly available as I believe that a significant part of the value in this kit is the knowledge and information within the manual. Hence I'm not posting the full manual here, but am posting a preview of the first few pages so that you can see the contents and the quality (hopefully). This sample is a LOW RES PDF and has low-res photos, the final version is 59 pages and has higher quality photos throughout. Take a look at the manual sample here. (Note that this is truly AWFUL quality, the fonts are everywhere and the quality is awful - the proper version is very much nicer!) I've priced this marginally above my production costs (especially when taking into account the time and effort that goes into making it up) and want to sell it mainly to help Gaggia Classic owners who perhaps feel daunted by the DIY route, not being sure what to buy or what to do with it, or just want an easy-to-fit PID kit. Obviously anyone who buys it gets my PM/email support if required (and for what it's worth!). Price : £89 inc UK shipping. Drop me a PM if you're interested or have any further questions. MrShades *** UPDATE: *** This "1/16DIN, dual display" version of the kit will remain available, as above - though I've now launched an additional version of the kit that uses a 1/32DIN single-display controller. Full details of it are available here: http://coffeeforums.co.uk/showthread.php?31342-MrShades-Gaggia-Classic-PID-Kit-%281-32DIN%29-Complete-PID-kit-with-full-guide-%A394&p=417906#post417906 *** UPDATE ***. I've now changed the case for this kit - to a smooth finish silver case, and whilst I think it looks better and remains a "clam shell" design (so it splits apart) the new case has JUST enough room inside it to mount the PID controller in either orientation- so that case can be horizontally or vertically mounted on the Classic. I've put some other pics later on this thread but here's a couple to show the new case:
  14. Amazon Warehouse has some great prices on Gaggia Classics These are mainly damaged boxes or customer returns Many machines are brand new and in perfect order Please be aware that new 2015 models no longer have a solenoid , as of yet a workaround has not been found for the OPV mod for these new machines ( Jan 2015 ) For the best price click here
  15. I am considering a product to turn a Gaggia Classic into a high-tech, internet connected, touch-screen IOT device. I would like to make a kit which you can buy to easily retrofit your pre-2015 machine. It would require only some re-wiring and plumbing and not significantly change the machine's external appearance. Possible ideas/features: Replace the front switch module with a box containing a powerful microcrontroller and a full-colour touchscreen interface with Wifi connectivity - no cutting, no external boxes!!! Full PID temperature control Full closed-loop pressure monitoring and control - you will be able to dial-in any pressure from 4-14 bar Full closed-loop water flow monitoring and control - millilitre control of shot-size Full remote control of heating, pump, steam, etc via web or mobile app Descaling and backflushing cycles Animated pictures Touch-buttons for all controls (could add 0.5-second press-hold to prevent accidental touches) Remote software upgrades Remote espresso brew - simply load your portafilter the night before, then press the button on your mobile app - it will heat up the machine and make your coffee for you! Compatible with Google Home, Alexa, etc Possible additional features: Ultrasonic water level measurement (might require case cutting) Mains water plumbing with a solenoid valve control (case cutting) Option of replacing the internal water tank with a thermoblock steam boiler (case cutting/modding) External power output for your bean grinder, bluetooth scales connectivity and power control to measure the precise amount of grinds via time and/or weight (case cutting and/or extra wires hanging out) Very interested in who might buy such a kit and how much you would be willing to pay for it!
  16. Note 2015 New Gaggia Classic models have no solenoid and as of yet , a method for OPV has not been found Congratulations!! Think of the soundtrack to ‘Titanic’, because you’re currently standing on the bow of a small boat, arms outstretched, bound for the new and exciting world of Coffee! In case you haven’t already realised, www.coffeeforums.co.uk is fantastic. The people on here are sooo helpful and friendly, and in no time at all you’ll be making great espresso. You’ll also probably soon want to get into brewed coffee, but let’s leave that to one side for now and focus on helping you get started with the Classic. I hope you’ll spend the time reading through old posts on here – many questions have already been asked at some point, and answers have already been given. But I thought I’d just offer up some words, and links to threads, websites, youtube videos etc. These are the ones I still have bookmarked on my browser from when I got my Classic and started the never-ending quest for the perfect espresso (the “God Shot” as one forum member recently called it ) 1. http://www.coffeecrew.com/learning/255-gaggia-classic-step-by-step It’s a fantastic primer in using and maintaining the Classic, and starting to adopt a good espresso-making process. 2. http://coffeegeek.com/proreviews/firstlook/gaggiaclassic/details Another good post to help you learn about your machine. You need to understand it before you can use it properly. 3. http://coffeeforums.co.uk/showthread.php?2995-Gaggia-Classic-newbie-starting Some typical things you need to do right away. Contrary to what you might expect, the Classic isn’t shipped with everything you need. 4. http://www.gaggia.com/dam/bo/allegati/files/23_classic.pdf The Gaggia Classic manual that comes with the machine. Following the instructions in the manual will not automatically get you making great espresso, but they are a good start. 5. http://www.bluebox.com.au/jcrayon/gaggia/ How to change the Group Gasket on a Gaggia Classic Espresso machine. If your machine is second hand, there’s a good chance you need to do this. Don’t worry... it’s easy, and it’s also a great way to get used to the idea that if you want good espresso then you need to learn a few things about the workings of the machine. Like I say, don’t worry! You’re probably going to like it, and will soon even be keen to make a few modifications to your machine. 6. http://www.happydonkey.co.uk/gaggiaspareparts.html Happy Donkey stocks some of the main parts and accessories you will need. This page lists some of them. http://www.espressoservices.co.uk/gaggia_accessories.html This Glasgow-based company are also great. David works full time on repairing and maintaining lots of different domestic espresso machines, and they have good access to parts. 7. http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?p=11548518#post11548518 Very soon you’re going to realise that the original steam wand on the Classic isn’t great for making those lattes and cappuccinos. Thankfully you can buy a longer, better wand to replace it (but take care – this will invalidate your warranty if it’s a new machine). Here are some more links on the subject. http://thehippy.net/nucleus/index.php?itemid=1311 http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1126833848 http://www.toomuchcoffee.com/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=4851 To fit this to a new 2015 model classic pleas go here for instructions http://coffeeforums.co.uk/showthread.php?21693-Putting-a-Silvia-Wand-Onto-New-2015-Gaggia-Classics&p=257916#post257916 8. https://www.happydonkey.co.uk/espressomachinebackflush.html To keep your machine clean, some people recommend backflushing. This is a quick and easy process that you don’t need to do that often. 9. http://coffeeforums.co.uk/showthread.php?2390-Adjusting-OPV-on-a-Classic After a while you might start thinking of doing the OPV mod. This basically just involved turning an allen key, but you need to understand what is going on, and decide whether you want to do it or not. Some people say it’s not necessary... other people swear by it. Sorry, there’s no definitive right answer – like many things in coffee. Here's another link. http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=53799445 10. This is quite a cool little tutorial in pulling an espresso shot with the Classic. In time you’ll develop your own version of this, working in slight tweaks and improvements, but it’s good to see someone else’s process. Have fun!
  17. Dear All I have just serviced my Gaggia Classic, replacing all the O Rings on the boiler and steam valve plus the front panel switch. When I switch the machine on the brew switch illuminates immediately, indicating that the boiler is up to temperature, but the boiler doesn't heat up. However if I press the steam button the boiler heats up and produces steam. Is the problem likely to be the Water Thermostat (which worked before my strip down) or something else? Thanks James
  18. Hi I'm new to this forum and originally came across it as I am looking to install a PID on my machine after rebuilding it because the boiler was leaking. After rebuilding it, when I switch the machine on the brew switch (right hand switch of 3) illuminates indicating the boiler is up to temperature but the boiler remains cold. I suspect it the thermostat on the LHS of the boiler but this was working fine before my rebuild? All suggestions welcome
  19. A set maintenance routine is as important as your extraction routine. I have just pulled apart and reassembled my Gaggia Classic as I do once every 3 months to ensure the life of the machine is extended and that no old grounds can enter the cup at any stage. I have just replaced my group gasket (see this useful site if you have a Gaggia Classic) as it was starting to deteriorate. This was picked up through preventative maintenance last week and allowed me to order the parts and continue to make coffee whilst they arrived. If you don't already maintain your machine regularly then you should seriously think about doing so. Whilst most home espresso machines are relatively easy to service it pays to check the warranty before you start seeing what is under the covers. For those who maintain your machines regularly, what routine and timescales do you adhere to? and what do you always check each service?
  20. I have a pre-Phillips Gaggia Classic, with an Auber PID including pre-infusion and steaming, OPV mod, a Rancilio Silva steaming wand, a brass dispersion plate, and an IMS shower screen. The only problem is that it overheated and blew the thermal fuse. I don't know the cause of the overheating, and I haven't tried to see if it works with the fuse bypassed, though I've no reason to believe it wouldn't. The PID still shows the correct display when the power is switched on, even though the main unit doesn't switch on because of the blown fuse. The reservoir had plenty of water in it and I didn't hear any choking noises from the machine. As discussed on other threads, I'm selling rather than fixing it because I'm no engineer and the PID makes it slightly more complicated. And because I had a rush of blood to the head and bought a Lelit Mara from Bella Barista. Prior to this, it was used every day apart from short holidays, but usually only once, sometimes twice. I kept it pretty clean. For many years I have only used Volvic in it. A year or two or so there was a blockage, which i guess was from a dislodged bit of historic limescale, but that was completely cleared by repeated descaling. Otherwise, it's worked beautifully. I'm asking for £100, but will accept offers. It's for collection from Brighton, or I will add £23.40 for postage by Parcelforce 2 day service, insured up to £100. Packaging (snug and secure) is free! And I'm throwing in the Happy Donkey tamper pictured. Payment by bank transfer.
  21. Hello all, I'm new to the world of home espresso and so far I'm loving it. I bought myself a second hand Gaggia Classic 2014 model. So far I've only been messing around with the pressurised baskets. Mine didn't come with a non pressurised basket but I'll get to that in a second. So I have few questions on upgrades I've read that will be good for me. 1. Everyone recommends I should upgrade to a Rancillo Silvia steamer. When I looked for one I saw there is a V1, V2 and V3. What's the difference and what one should I go for? This is the one I have bookmarked https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00MZA8OVU/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1?smid=AV1Z2IJNS752K&psc=1 2. I've ordered myself hand grinder so I can grind my own beans, and from what I understand I need a standard basket. Do I just put this straight into the portafilter and I'm good to go? Is the standard pressure from the Gaggia Classic enough or will I need to upgrade something else? Thanks and for welcoming me into this amazing community.
  22. Hi All, I have a set up to get you into Espresso! I Gaggia Classic paired with an Iberital MC2. This is Pre Philips one (2002) and built by Gaggia in Italy so it boasts a larger 3-way solenoid valve (the newer Phillips models have a smaller 3-way valve and are prone to blocking). It has had the standard steam wand ungraded to the Rancillio Steam Wand for your steaming pleasure. I have adjusted the over pressure valve (OPV) to 9 Bar for a better espresso, and can include the porta-filter with the pressure-gauge if you want to play with it any more. I recently replaced the gasket. It also has a temperature probe to give an idea of the boiler temperature. I have just upgraded my grinder, so am selling my Ibertial MC2 grinder (Doser) - the classic pair to learn the art of espresso! This is a 2006 model. As well as the coffee machine and grinder, it includes the a regular port-filter, bottom-less porta-filter (which I’m going to miss!), single and double basket, and a tamper to get you going (although I imagine you'll want a new one soon! I'm based in Exeter, and would prefer collection, or even local delivery, but also happy to package it up if you're happy to organise a courier etc. Thanks for looking! Cheers J
  23. *** Price Reduced *** I have an original Gaggia Classic for sale….. It needs some attention as the steam wand has recently stopped delivering steam – may just be blocked and need a descale?? Or indeed it would be a good modding project for someone with the skills. Otherwise it works (I know – a bit oxymoronic). Machine would be available for collection/delivery only in the Guildford area of Surrey. I’m kind of guessing at (was £100) £80.00 being the right point – even as a machine to be broken for parts? I’ll add some photos as soon as possible.
  24. I'd be grateful for any advice you lovely coffee types can give. I've got a Super Jolly that I've been using with a Gaggia classic and after a good year of use have concluded that espresso just isn't my thing and I love a good pourover. I'm therefore thinking of selling my set up and just having a grinder and v60. I've read in various places online that the Super Jolly is an espresso grinder and as such isn't very good for pourover. Is there a material difference between an SJ and a "pourover grinder"? Should I just hang on to my SJ and use it for pourover or sell up and get something more pourover focussed? And if so, what could I get for a similar cost as I could sell the SJ for? Thanks for your help!
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