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  1. Good morning everyone. A little background to why I am picking the items in the title before I start. I have only just very recently started my journey into the world of real coffee, having realised that instant coffee isn't actually coffee. Whenever I have tasted coffee using real coffee beans I always seem to enjoy the flavours but have never enjoyed instant. Now my wife is also a big fan of coffee but she doesn't mind the instant. I'll explain why this matters. About a couple of weeks ago I got a cafetiere, and pre-ground coffee (shame I know, but I didn't know anythin
  2. Hi I bought a second hand MC2 and it arrived last night. The seller kindly sent me some beans too so I used them to check the grinder out. I started grinding for 20 secs or so and it jammed. I took out the hopped and removed the beans that I could remove and started again. Nothing happened. So I removed the plastic cover, took out the top burr cleaned everything (removed all beans) and it looked like it was working. It will now grind super coarse but if I try to go for a bit finer it will jam again and the burrs will stop. Any idea what's happening? Thanks
  3. Hi All, I have for sale my trusty Iberital MC2 bought 6 months ago brand new from Happy Donkey. It has been used for approx 2 espressos a day since then. I have filed down the ridges in the exit chute to aid grind retention and there are a couple of minor dings on the back caused by overzealous back slapping whilst cleaning for sale, other than that it is as new. I'm looking for £60 collected but would be happy to box for shipping if the buyer covers costs of postage. Apologies for the picture orientation! Thanks Rob
  4. Looking for replacement burrs in Ireland Prob is some company's based in UK will not post or the prices are extortionate. Any ideas please?
  5. Afternoon guys, Just been reading a few fairly terrible remarks on the MC2 grinder. I'm quite surprised as i've used one for 5-6 years now and it seems fine to me. What exactly does it do badly? It is just a case of, more expensive grinders can do much better? Granted, mine is now only used for stove top coffee, but I did used to use a Gaggia Classic, and had pretty good results. Although come to think of it, results weren't particularly consistent. I put that down to varying coffee though. So, as a potential Sage DTP buyer, should I be looking to upgrade my grinder as
  6. What would be a the next step up quality wise? Second hand preferably
  7. My MC2 is no longer grinding - without beans in the hopper it runs okay (though seems to be running slow) but as soon as I put any beans in it immediately jams and makes a buzzing noise. I’ve stripped the top end, burrs etc and cleaned everything up like new . Maybe it just needs new burrs but they don’t look too worn to me (snagged my thumbnail when I ran it across the burrs) and I'm 50/50 whehther to just move on and upgrade, or if it’s likely to be just the burrs Anybody had similar issue? ....and if I decide to just move on then what would I replace it with for say £300-350 (pref new
  8. Hi, After repeatedly finding my espresso shots were incredibly inconsistent (either too bitter, too sour, or so coarse the shot wouldn't even pull properly) I noticed the issue seems to lie with my MC2... When grinding, it appears not only does the hopper rotate but the actual wheel you use to adjust the grind is winding itself in when the machine is running - no wonder it seems to constantly lose my grind calibration! Has anyone else had this issue? And is it an easy fix? Many Thanks, Alex
  9. Hi guys, Hope all is well in the forums. Just went to grind my beans tonight, and "whirrrr" !! It has packed in on me ! Some questions for those in the know : Sounds like a struggling/failed motor. Is this likely? Is it an easy fix? Is the part(s) available? Is it ready for grinder heaven? I am in Middlesbrough, Teesside, if anyone local can offer any help?? Thank you all in advance.
  10. Can other MC2 owners answer a question for me: The hopper on my MC2 spins as it's grinding. There is a scale marked on the hopper, to mark the grind setting (questionable in itself), but this presumably means the hopper is supposed to stay put? This would be useless if the hopper moves, which mine does. It doesn't spin uncontrollably, but moves round slowly as it's grinding. Is this normal? Surely not. Thanks
  11. GlennV

    Sold: Iberital MC2

    I've decided to sell my MC2. I put new burrs in this when I bought it, about 4 years ago, and they're still in good condition - I only used it for espresso for a few months and since then it's just been used on the weekend for brewed. The grinder is in a good, clean, condition. I disabled the portafilter switch and timer, as they're a waste of time in my opinion (the timer is fiddly to adjust and not accurate). It has my rapid adjust mod, as pictured. If you've researched these you'll know they take a lot of time to wind back and forth between grind settings - with this one you just whip the l
  12. I'm looking for something to experiment with over the next few months, trying V60, aeropress, espresso etc. Originally I was looking at an MC2 and also thinking of the Mignon but the price would be a big stretch. The other option I'm considering is the Feldgrind, seems to be much better at swapping between the various brew methods than the stepless electric ones but how does it stack it up against those for expresso usage? Is the hand grind effort going to be a put-off for 4-6 espressos a day?
  13. Hi, I currently have a Graef Cm80 and have been quite happy with it but i don't find it gives a very good consistent grind for espresso... I like the look of the Sage by Heston grinder because of the in-built scales it has in it which I reckon would be useful - but the Iberital MC2 is a bit cheaper second hand. But my question is this - would either the Sage grinder or the MC2 give better results than my Graef CM80 i already have? Thanks for your time!! Rory
  14. One week into having my first home espresso set-up since I worked in a coffeeshop 7 years ago! My pouring skills have got worse..... Ive actually just returned the scales as they are far too unresponsive for measuring espresso. Anyone else experienced that? Ill also be joining @luke and posting a video of my technique for people to critique!
  15. Got this with something else so passing it on to someone here, good condition grinds like it should, £60 delivered
  16. So I've just had a bit of a mare attempting to clean my MC2 and I've managed to ruin the dispenser spout. Anyone know where I can get a replacement? I've found this http://www.pennineteaandcoffee.co.uk/MC2A+DISPENSE+SPOUT/0_CAAA121_CAAA195_CAAA221/PRAA807.htm#.WSGaeWgrJPZ but they have a £25 minimum order, and it's a £3.99 part. Any alternatives?
  17. Hello, Can anyone give my any idea how to remove the Doser off the front of the Iberital MC2 ? Please. Thanks.
  18. been mulling stepping into the world of decent coffee for a while. Homed in on a Classic early on but then came to realise how important the grinder is. MC2 seamed like a good starting point without a dosser on the front. Friend says not a good idea and a 2nd hand Mazzer Super Jolly would be better. So specific questions: - what age / spec Glassic should i look for? - what reasonable grinder would people recommend and will a dosser on a machine be a pain for a man who will make a couple of shots a day? Thanks for any thoughts Greg
  19. I've got a graef cm80 paired with my Classic. However, the chance for a cheap mc2. Would be worth the upgrade for just about zero cost?
  20. Hi guys, ive noticed that my Iberital MC2 has been making a weird noise. I never noticed it because I always have coffee in it but today i finished the coffee and gave it a bit of a clean with a brush and i noticed its making this noise. Now that i think about it, it made that noise when i would grind coffee i just always thought it was the last bean or 2 going through the burrs after it stopped grinding so i never took notice of it. Im going to try to upload the audio clip and i hope it works. (sent it to myself using audio record on whatsapp) https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1_sgHJlqpbp
  21. Hi, Need some advice on grinder choice. I have three options at hand. 1. Sage Smart Grinder (not the Pro version) - from a forum member with very little use 2. Iberital MC 2 - about a year old from a Gumtree seller. Claims one double shot on weekdays, looks clean in photos 3. Graef CM800 - brand new from a trusted seller in Germany. This are all approximately the same price, the MC2 being the cheapest but only by £10. Mostly espresso, although occasionally use Aeropress to brew. Have Hario Skerton setup for the Aeropress so moving between grinds not really an issue.
  22. Having just given up on a Sage Smart Grinder Pro, I thought I'd have another look at my MC2 as I suspected too wide a variation in grind size. When the grinder was running the bean hopper was jumping around and taking the top off confirmed that this was mainly movement of the top burr carrier. Removed the carrier and wound PTFE tape around the threads (about three wraps) - much better, very little movement when grinding. I turned the adjustment a full one and a half turns coarser and got a similar pour to before, confirming that the grind distribution is much tighter. Maybe I'm
  23. Hi I want to buy a grinder as a Christmas present so must be new. What's the best option? Looking at an MC2 or ASCASO I-MINI. Thanks for your views.
  24. My haste bought now in work MC2 is grinding really fine no matter how it's set........ Had the thing apart, cleaned, put back together twice. Set at different points by turning by hand without adjuster on then put adjuster on and used. Tried changing coarseness using adjuster. Fine, fine, fine anyone got any ideas? Seriously thinking of just binning the thing now and buying a decent hand grinder like a Lido or something!! It's only used for brew after all. Ta Sk8
  25. Help me justify my spend on a grinder. I started with intention of getting an MC2 because it was the cheapest. Reading more I thought well if I'm going to do it, I might as well do it right the first time. So I decided to increase my budget, looked at the Rocky and then the Mignon. £300 is the maximum. For my situation specifically is it worth spending the extra money? Theres no room for a massive grinder in my kitchen. I'm irrationally bothered by the idea of excessive clumping, purely based on things Ive read on the interwebs. Grind retention, a term that I'd never
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