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  1. Has anyone here got one of these beautiful looking Rosco hand grinders? http://www.portaspresso.com/page007.html I'd be interested to hear people's thoughts - especially comparison with Feldgrind or similar/
  2. Hi All, I'm looking to sell my beloved Rosco Mini (purchased 14th Oct 2014). I have owned a large number of hand grinders (Lido 1 & 2, Pharos, HG-One, Hausgrind, Hario, Porlex etc.) Simply, this is the best all round hand grinder I have ever owned. The engineering quality is unmatched in hand grinders (with the possible exception of an HG-One). Grinder was purchased/shipped from Portaspresso Australia for £250 + approx £100 UK import duty Condition is excellent, 1 year old, no dings or knocks (it's been cherished). I simply have too much coffee stuff, so this is surplus to requirements. I'm looking for £170 ono + £10 delivery Regards Andy
  3. OK I've spent a long time working on this, and I haven't got it completely solved, so it's time to ask for help. I'm pretty sure I must be doing something wrong, so I've tried to describe my technique as well as I can. I'm using a Cremina 2003 (49mm baskets) and a Rosco Mini hand grinder. On the shelf and currently not in use are a Caravel and a Pharos hand grinder (I use the Rosco because the Pharos grind seems less even). My routine is as follows: 1) Grind 16.5g weighed beans 2) Tip from plastic cup into an Elektra double basket with an OE dosing funnel 3) WDT with a paper clip, doing little circles about the same diameter as the radius of the basket 4) A little side to side wiggling/shaking to move grinds into the middle and some tapping bottom of basket on counter to get a nice level top 5) Remove dosing funnel, usually a little tap on the counter to let the grinds settle into the gap left by the dosing funnel 6) Tamp with 49.4mm RB tamper, no idea what pressure but just what feels right. Basket is just on counter, not in portafilter at this point. 7) Put basket into bottomless portafilter, into machine, lever brought up slowly, then down until first drops show through bottom of basket, then lever up (the drops stop) and preinfuse for about 6 seconds 8) Firm pull resulting in about 30g coffee in 28-30 seconds, no shower screen imprint on puck, which knocks out dry and intact I believe I'm doing everything I'm meant to be doing, but I'm still getting channelling. Once in a while I get a nice central pull with no channeling, but I haven't worked out how to repeat it. I don't get spritzes ever really. Any tips or advice would be much appreciated! Thanks, Simon
  4. Morning all, you may have noticed that the OE Lido 2 is now available for pre-order. http://www.oehandgrinders.com/LIDO-2_c_23.html Before I jump in a nab one of these gorgeous looking things, I need to know that it's going to grind fine enough for my Gaggia Classic. I'm only grinding for a double every other morning, 3 on a thursday, maybe half a dozen over a weekend. I'm happy with the labour side of things (should be a pleasure to use), and of course the price when compared to a machine like the mignon (which I'd be saving for if I was getting a machine), but will the Lido 2 go fine enough to be my main espresso grinder? I think it sounds like it will from what I can find out, but I'd like a more-expert-than-me opinion on it first before ordering - just don't all go off and order them and leave me without!! thanks (did I mention it looks gorgeous?!)
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