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Hello, After 6 months of lurking around I decided to introduce myself. I have read tons of information around, mostly on technical grinder/machines topics. Except this forum, i enjoy reading Home-Barista, but i dont think i have much to contribute there. I would also like to benefit from using the "For Sale/Wanted" sections. I noticed that there are quite a few active people in Scotland. I have relatives in Edinburgh and we are traveling back and forth. My name is Borislav and I live in Sofia, Bulgaria. It's been 6 months since I entered the world of high quality espresso at home and this has been quite a journey and learning curve. I started with brand new Silvia and Eureka Mignon. As everybody is well aware the Silvia is quite unforgiving for newbies, so i have had first few weeks of awful espresso, but i am happy i persisted in researching and trying, until i finally figured out the critical requirements for good espresso with my gear - consistency and careful puck preparation. Now i can confidently say that ~19 out of 20 shots are very very good. Of course that comes at a cost with this level of equipment - around 5 minutes per shot of temp surfing, weighing, WDT, etc.. But its bearable for 2 persons x 1 espresso during weekdays and several during weekends. Me and my wife drink straight espressos only, leaning towards double ristretto range. My usual recipe is 18g in/36-45g out in ~30sec (2-2.5:1 brew ratio) using VST 18g basket which works exceptionally well for me. 6 months already in, not a single milk based drink done and not looking forward to them. I am currently at the stage where I really enjoy switching between several types of coffees, but single dosing ruins my well-established routine for consistency It works, but the additional time and fuss that it involves is just enough to make me NOT do it. Recently i purchased a humble second hand setup for my office as well (~25 people IT company) - ~ 20 year old Brasilia Lady + Mazzer Super Jolly. I have carefully refurbished them and did the usual upgrades - OPV for Brasilia and Doserless mod + Auber timer for the SJ. In theory I expect at least on par performance from the office setup, but still i get better quality and better consistency from the home setup. I am also installing PIDs for brew temp control on both machines in the next few days - still waiting for some parts. (Un)fortunately, apart from the espresso drink itself i very much like the actual gear (grinders and espresso machines), so with so much to read from so many like-minded people around upgradetitus is inevitable Not that I NEED it that much, but I WANT and i plan to make a step up with my setup. I will start with the grinder with either used big flat - Major or Ceado E37S or Niche Zero. After the grinder upgrade i would like to upgrade the Silvia to something more fancy and more prosumer oriented. I have yet to decide if i go "all-in" with pressure profiling E61 such as Lelit Bianca or similar with the hope not thinking for upgrade in the next few years, or i get some "intermediate" SBDU E61 machine (e.g. Bezerra Unica) with the clear understanding that in just a few months upgradetitus will be back and i will need to scratch the itch again Thanks and best regards.