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  1. Hi After some research I have decided to buy a Sage DTP (£299 eCookshop.co.uk) and a Mignon V2 (179.99 MyEspresso.co.uk) as my first set up. It was a mixture of budget and covenience that provoked this after alternatives were considered (Sage Smart Grinder, Silvia, Classic, etc.) Anyway, I wondered what people's opinion of this combo was for a first timer? However, the crux of this thread is to ask for beginners tips on where to start using them: Do I need to do anything to the Mignon out of the box? Season the burrs etc? Should I use the pressurised baskets on the
  2. Thanks a lot to everyone who kindly gave me advice in New Members Session! I got myself an Expobar Leva Dual Boiler with a Rocket Fausto grinder. They arrived yesterday. I think I will need a tamping mat, a more solid tamper and many other accessories. Oh and a couple of cups & saucers. It took me FOREVER & lots of beans to dial in a shot. It is drinkable but I don't think I've quite nailed it yet (at the moment it takes Fausto 11.4 seconds to grind 18g beans and yield 38g of coffee, using Gaslight Blend from Bella Barista). Will try to look at all the related threads in
  3. Finally went with the ECM Mechanika Profi IV and the Rocket Fausto. Love it. What a nice upgrade from the super automatic I had before. The shots are coming out great but struggling mightily to get the right foam for latte art. Thanks to all on the forum for advice and personal experiences. And as many others have experienced, Bella Barista was terrific to work with.
  4. Hi everyone, I am looking to buy my first espresso machine. I hope you can give me some advise. I would drink lattes and espressos. I have been using a coffee pods machine for a long time. I am not too picky but I have been dreaming for a good coffee for a while now!😂😂 My buying plan. I reckon that at the beginning I was just looking for a (appliance type😅) machine. Reading your expert comments I realised that I better plan getting a good grinder too. My plan is to buy a starter (reasonably priced) machine and use a pressurized filter first. I would keep looking for a grinder
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