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  1. Hi there, I'm selling my SAge Dual Boiler due to upgrade. The machine just been serviced, de-scaled etc. All the accessory in the picture are included,as well. Have the machine from new. Very well maintained, used in a household with one coffee fan. Prefer collection as recently I have more grey hair caused by delivery companies. Unfortunately the machine obtained a dent on the right foot /please see the pic/ during its journey to the service. Hence the price is £480.00
  2. I think I need medical assistance. I have had a Sage Oracle for 2 weeks (it cost me £1150) and already Im thinking.....hmmm theres not a whole lot of technical ability needed here - what else should I look too! I did originally buy a sage barista touch but took 2 back as the temp of the espresso was barely 55 C - so decided on the oracle albeit an older model and it was another £350! But - it's a dual boiler. Obviously, I can't now afford to buy much else (that would be madness) but I can't help feeling that I have made a bit of an error with this machine. I just received my first lot of Rave beans today and OMG they are amazing - roasted 2 days ago and the taste is unlike anything I have ever had indoors. So actually it makes good coffee. I could technically take it back to John Lewis but its a huge box! Not sure about that as an option - it is an easy to use machine. Is this a normal coffee journey or am I abnormally obsessing about not being able to dose and tamp? I need the forums collective wisdom and coffee experience. Have I bought the wrong machine? What would be a good upgrade option/s. Thanks
  3. I've decided to stick to filter coffee at home so I am selling my Sage Duo Temp Pro and accessories. For my asking price you will get the following: - Sage duo temp pro (used - average condition with some scratches) - Sage portafilter (with bottom drilled out to make it a naked portafilter) - Coffee distribution tool (modified for the sage machine by a forum member - rare tool) - Portafilter extender (put it on top of basket when loading larger doses, saves coffee going all over) - Bag of machine cleaning tablets etc.. (Should be enough to last a year or so of regular maintenance) Photos available: https://imgur.com/a/mOoWEaE PRICE REDUCED to 175 pounds collected, I can arrange shipping via DPD.
  4. Hi, thanks to reviews on here I have just purchased a new Sage Duo Temp Pro, an upgrade from a Delonghi Icona. I debated the Rancilio Silvia for a bit but based on opinions here that I would need to spend money on a good grinder I decided my budget was better spent on the Sage coffee machine and a grinder rather than blowing it all on a Silvia. Plus I like the idea that the Sage will ease me into using non-pressurised baskets. I use fresh roasted beans that I buy direct for a roaster in Cork called Badger and Dodo, I love their Jam Jar blend (unfortunately they don't ship to the UK.) I currently have a Delonghi KG79 grinder that I hacked to make a finer grind but I'm mid researching which grinder to buy. So please feel free to send me your recommendations, from what I've read so far I'm leaning towards a secondhand Mignon as I'd would ideally like to spend about €250/£200. I've looked at the Graef CM800 but I'm not sure it's worth it if an extra 50 quid would get me something far superior.
  5. Good afternoon guy's. So I upgraded from a dedica to a Sage Duo Temp. I've just run a descaler through it but screwed up and forgot to remove the filter :/ so I'm in desperate need of one of those odd filters and annoyingly sage are out of stock! Any help pointing me in the right direction to buy a filter or is there a workaround at all? Thanks in advance, Gindy.
  6. I'm pretty set on the idea of a DTP but should I be looking at the Gaggia Classic too?
  7. i have had other semi automatic/automatic machines mainly delonghi and making an espresso they were at least warm (ish) on a barista touch i have, when making an espresso it seems to be almost cold and mildly warm. is this normal? my cups are not pre-heated/warm water or anything/ but i didn't have to do this with the delognhi machine, so im a bit confused. the brew temperature in the settings is set to high
  8. For sale, Sage DTP with all original accessories included,bought from Lakeland 18/01/2018. It still has 2 years warranty and has extrafilters that sit inside the water tank. My area has soft water and this withthe occasional Volvic has all that has been used. It's been thoroughly cleaned,boxed in all the original packaging and even has the second outer box assupplied by Lakeland/Hermes. I'm looking for £180 with no offers at this point. Collectionin the Tyne and Wear area would be the preferred option. I will deliver it within a 25 mile radius free of charge but happy to travel that distance if thebuyer makes the same commitment. Delivery is an option for an additional £20 anywhere within mainland UK, insured, trackedand signed for by Parcel Force but this option would be at the buyer’s risk. Package is: 20.6lbs== 9.34kg 39(w)x34(d)x45(h) cm Images of the machine as I packed it up here: Removed link
  9. I used my new DTP for the first time yesterday. As I do not have a grinder yet and have some pre-ground I thought I would try it to see what it was like. I know 99%+ of people on the forum have a grinder but I was hoping some people would have experience with pre-ground. The DTP comes with pressurised and non pressurised baskets. I have some illy and some lavazza rosso and found the illy too fine for the french press but the lavazza worked well. I tried the illy with a pressurised basket and it was ok but has anyone tried pre-ground in an un-pressurised basket?
  10. As per the thread title, I have a new Sage Barrista Express to replace my Classic. I was used to turning that on at least 30 minutes beforre wanting a coffee so that everything got up to a nice stable temperature. On the SBE i turn it on, and when I come back to the machine a short while later (15 minutes or so but havent timed it) the machine seems to have entered a standby mode with only the power light flashing on and off. Is this how its supposed to work? Doesnt seem right to me. I think the manual says it will enter standby after 1 hour, but its nowhere near as long as that. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance
  11. Hi, I’m fairly new to making espresso at home so I’m hoping to get some advice. I have a sage oracle machine and I’m really struggling to get drinkable espresso out of it using the double basket. It’s hard for me to describe the taste but the coffee seems to be over extracted and bitter and possibly sour at the same time - if that’s even possibl?! It’s like it’s picking up all of the sour / bitter and none of the sweetness and nice flavours. I’m using a variety of different beans from Hasbean so don’t think that’s the problem. I weigh the dose in which is usually around the 22.5g mark and aim for 45 out in 25-35 seconds. It’s really strange as when I’m using the single basket I can make espresso which is at least drinkable and sometime quite good. If anyone has any thoughts I’d be very grateful. I know now the grinder is a weakness and I have niche on order. Also if anyone has any recommendations for a bean that is easy to extract for straight espresso and is sweet that’d be great. Thanks Michael
  12. With the discussion on the Bambino I thought I would ask what the DTP comes with i.e.: 1. Baskets - High/Standard pressure or both? 2. Plastic disc device in portafilter? 2. Any other items that may need discarding/changing on day 1?
  13. New (smaller) kitchen means that I need to replace my Expobar Leva HX which I have been very happy with for the last five years with something smaller. I am most drawn to a couple of Lelit options, either the Victoria PL91T @ ~£700, the Diana PL60PlusR1 @ ~£1000 or Elizabeth PL92T @ ~£1100. Budget is less of an issue than foot print, needs to be no more than 30cm deep and ideally less than 30cm wide. Not bothered about hot water as I can use a kettle so I only need espresso and steam. I would prefer to stick to a standard 58mm porta filter. I've also looked at the Sage Duo Temp but I think that might be tow much of a backwards step. But, as John Lewis still have this for £249 this wouldn't be a massively expensive mistake. On a typical morning I make one americano and one flat white. Evenings with guests will be 4-6 various coffees. The advantage with the Expobar's big boiler is that I can easily and immediately switch between expresso and steam with no waiting. My recollection with smaller, non-HX boilers is that there will be a wait between each espresso and any steaming - would a PID or LCC -based machine solve that problem? Hence why I am considering the latter two options with dual boiler. I would be interested in alternatives that will allow me to downsize without feeling that I am also downgrading :-) Whatever machine I buy will be paired with my existing Baratza Sette 270 (which I think is absolutely brilliant BTW). Thanks in advance for any suggestions, recommendations or other advice/experience.
  14. Afternoon all, About 2 years back I got rid of my Gaggia Classic in favour of a more simple Bialetti stove top, as I found myself having mainly americano or espresso. The Bialetti is pretty good, but its been pretty inconsistent of late for one reason or another, and I do miss the smoother consistency I had with the Gaggia. When I bought the Classic around 7 years ago, it was the one to go for in terms of value, a good starter machine etc. I now wonder is there's anything else out now that is of similar quality? for around the same price. I still use my Iberital MC2 which I think does the job ok, so wouldnt be looking to change this. I read earlier about the Sage machine, but one or two bad reviews put me off. I don't have the time to tinker with these things any more, hence why I went to the Bialetti. So what is out there, up to say £350? Hope all is well in the forum.
  15. Hi, Looking at getting a sage dual boiler and have seen a couple of used ones around for a good chunk less than the new price. My concern is the lack of warranty or knowledge of how the machine has been previously treated. Is the extra cost for a new one with a warranty worth it, or do they stand up to general usage without suffering issues? Any views on the reliability of these machines would be greatly appreciated. Cheers
  16. I am looking to sell my Sage smart grinder Pro. It was bought from John Lewis end of February. I have used it for a grand total of 10 times. Selling it as I'm looking to by a new grinder (probably Mahlkonig Ek43 S) and don't have the space or the need to keep two grinders. I am selling it for £129. It has 2 years parts and labour John Lewis warranty on it. Comes with all accessories. Don't have the box but can box it up. Ideally, I'd like it collected from London but I can check how much it will cost for postage and insurance if you want. I will put some pictures up when I get home.
  17. Hi All, Have recently agreed a couple sales for machines off the forum, one of which is to replace the machine currently at work. This is that machine. Its a Sage DTP, in good condition, currently fed bottled Ashbeck, previously Volvic. Cleaned regularly after use, and backflushed regularly (using the disc and occasionally tablets). It has no warranty, but has caused me no issues and has never had a fault. Its had an easy life, making no more than 5 doubles a week for the last 18 months while at work, previous to that it would've made approximately 10 a week. Its got some general marks from day to day use, mostly on the drip tray as expected. But nothing out of the ordinary. There are no dents or damage. The only other mark I can pick up is on the face of the machine, ive tried to photo this, but is not obvious, however, I've used a torch and flash on camera to try and bring this out as much as possible (it therefore looks worse in the pictures IMO). Comes with the standard 4 Sage baskets (2 single and 2 doubles - pressurised and non). Sage cleaning tablets, backflush blanking plate, Milk Wand Cleaning Tool and the Sage Razor. Ive never used two of the baskets or Razor. Ideally collection is preferred, however, I will box up and post if someone wants to arrange a courier. This will be at buyers risk and cost. I'm asking **£150**. Any questions, please ask.
  18. Hi All, Looking for a Dual Boiler machine, missed out on the Sage the other day and want something similar. Willing to pay more for something higher end if available, but for price perspective, lets say £400+ (I appreciate this is lower end, but as I said am willing to pay more if someone says they have something nice.) I'm willing to travel for a good machine, but geography is dependant. I live in Hereford for location. Or would **POSSIBLY** consider courier, if the package was wrapped like a mummy. I'm open to suggestions, but want something in good condition, well serviced/looked after. Added extras would always be a benefit. What have you got..................... Cheers Nick
  19. I need help - ever since getting a new rubber cleaning disc from Sage the "clean me" function doesn't seem to work. Formally, large amounts of "soapy" water would collect in a bowl but now barely a few drops of brown liquid. Could it be a faulty disc - I've tried two already - or something else? Please help
  20. Hello, I'm hoping someone can help. I have had my Sage Barista Express bean-to-cup machine for approx. 4 years and it's been working *perfectly*. In the last few weeks I noticed the espresso strength gauge was indicating only just passed pre-infusion. I ran a clean cycle and nothing changed. Then I ran a lime scale treatment through and it started working again. Fast forward a week and now the water will not filter through when selecting either a single or double shot. The steamer still works and the hot water tap still works fine too. But no coffee.The button flashes to indicate it's working but there is no noise to suggest anything is happening. I have since tried a clean cycle and no improvement. Has anyone had, or heard of, any similar issues? I hope that all made sense. The model number is: BES875BUK/A.
  21. Hi All, My SGP was doing alright, but in the last week my shots have been flowing faster with a weak crema and are definitely sour. I used to grind between 12 and 7 to get a good shot. I am now down to 4 with some beans I have had success with before at 7 (albeit, a new batch). Te machine is labouring away to grind and the shots are still pretty horrible. Any ideas what could have happened and how to troubleshoot? Cheers,
  22. This will probably be the daftest question you've ever seen on here so apologies in advance... I just received my oracle touch, set it all up and was ready to roll then got struck down with a sickness bug so didn't use it for two days Anyway, yesterday in a painkiller addled state, I tried to make myself a flat white. I left everything at the default settings, used the double basket and poured it all into one cup then added milk. It was the strongest tasting flat white I've ever had. I think the really obvious mistake I made in my hazy state was that using the double basket provides two cups worth of coffee right? And I put it all into one cup and blew my head off? Is that right? If so should I use the single basket or just let one shot go into a shot glass and dispose of it? (I heard there was a tamping issue with the single basket). Thanks and sorry for the stupid question!
  23. The manual with the Barista express says a double expresso should have 14g of coffee and will produce 60ml in 20 to 25 seconds. Surely that will be a very weak expresso? What is that, just over 1:4, isn't expresso around 1:2 plus or minus? I use a 17g dose for a single shot getting about 36ml of coffee (I re-programmed it). I don't use the double shot since I can't fit anywhere near 30g of coffee in the double basket if I want the same 1:2 ratio given the approx 60ml yield. I'm new to this so am I missing something? Thanks
  24. Hi I have a Sage Oracle touch and am trying to find a suitable 58mm portafilter for it. Unfortunately Sage don’t sell these as accessories in the UK and the US site (which can supply) don’t sell to UK. Can anyone suggest an alternative make that will work with my machine and that’s available in good old Blighty
  25. Hi all, so a little background to me joining here and apologies for such a long post - feel free to ignore it. I've lurked for a few months now and finally felt it was time to pull the trigger and join. I've been a long time (good) coffee lover and it seems each day I get taken further down the rabbit hole and now it's snowballing! There's so much to learn and its really got me excited. The more I read and learn the more I realise how little I know! I recently did a home barista course at Extract Coffee in Bristol which I would absolutely recommend if you're pretty new to all this - though I warn you it will make you spend more money on coffee and equipment! My long term goal is to start my own roastery - I know big ideas but you've got to start somewhere right? (oi! no eye rolling!) I have worked in the wine trade now for over 20 years and the more I delve into coffee and the industry around it the more I see how strong the similarities are to wine: flavour profiles, climate, altitude, cupping, processing etc. Which is great as it makes me feel pretty much at home already. Wine is also getting squeezed more and more by price increases from duty and currency fluctuations, (dare I mention Brexit?!?) health scares, Dry January and just far more choice – Gin, craft beer etc. So it seems time to dip my toe. This is going to be a gradual move - I'm not going crazy and buying a 30kg Probat - yet! Baby steps. I've got so much to learn and it seems there's a lot of knowledgeable people on this forum that could hopefully help me with advice. Soooo, finally to the point of this ramble - I'm looking for some advice on equipment, specifically espresso machines. Along with a V60 I have a Breville Cafe series (I'm guessing this is the older version of the Sage Duo Temp?) and until recently I had a Delonghi conical grinder hacked to grind fine enough for espresso. This was ok but its evenness of grind was not great and I'm now the very happy owner of the Niche Zero. And wow the difference is night and day with the V60, but of course - you guessed it - now my Breville is not up to the job and I'm really noticing its limits. I need a dual boiler with a PID that would see me for a good few years to come. I need to learn to make better espresso based coffee as I am now starting to understand that having a successful roastery is about far, far more than just roasting great coffee. It will be used at home for now but will possibly go into the roastery if/when I get it off the ground so could be used to showcase my coffee to prospective customers. How much it costs will depend on when I can get it, I don’t have loads of cash lying around but I’m not in a massive rush – I want to do this right. The ACS Minima or Expobar Leva both seem like a good start but would I outgrow them in a few years? Or how about something like the Profitech 700 or ECM Synchronika? They seem very good technically proficient machines. Then there’s the Lelit Bianca. (you can see who's reviews I've been reading!) this pulls at my heart strings more than any of the others. Would this actually help me with my end goal though? I need to produce consistent shots to show off the bean to its fullest with the minimum of fuss. Well that’s me. A lot of me – perhaps I’ve had a bit too much coffee today! Any advice more than welcome.
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