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  1. Hi ladies and gents, My business is looking to buy a dual fuel Fracino Contempo CON2 coffee machine so can provide a quality cup of coffee at events that we attend. To begin with we have been using small scale percolators which as I'm sure you can imagine isn't ideal. Fracino seem to be a leader in the market for mobile coffee vendors but their literature on setup isn't the best. So I'm hoping I can get some help here. I have a few questions, do you need the inverter and battery? we can get a 240 electrical supply at the events we do as most are indoors, I assume 240 is enough? if
  2. 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.
  3. Hi everyone Calling all F64 Evo / F65E owners!! Just literally have put my new grinder on the coffee bench and it's too late to make coffee now tonight, but tomorrow I need to dial it in. Is there a rough rule of thumb with this machine in terms of the grind adjustment markings? Is going from 1 to 2, for example, a massive change in grind size or is it minuscule? I've found the zero point by setting the collar to the point where I can hear the burrs just touching when moving by hand, but then where is a good starter for setting the adjustment after that? 2 or 3 (numbers) s
  4. I guess originally it was my wife who requested the Dualit Expressivo she was given as a Christmas or birthday present, actually it sato in the box unused for eons until I bothered to unwrap and set it up. Now shortly after that she decided this was to much trouble to use unless I was making it and for her sins bought a Nesspresso and frother, we used these for a while until one day we ran out of pods.... the only thing we had was a packet of coffee!!!!! So the Expressivo was used and since then the Nesspresso has since sat idle. Now for me I have been wanting to upgrade for a w
  5. Moving from the valuation thread onto here as the prices seemed correct and a few people were interested already. List: 2x Inker blue latte cups - OPTION £10? 2x Inker grey espresso cups - OPTION £10? 1x Motta wood 58.4 tamper - GONE £10 1x cheap jug - £2.5 1x Rhinowares waste bean - GONE £12.5 1x naked portafilter 58.4 exc baskets - £10? 1x chinese distribution tool - GONE £5 1x cafelat tamping mat - GONE £5 @joey24dirt I'll do that plus postage if that's ok? @rob177palmer Yes it's a 58, was used for a Gaggia previously @Diggy87 I thin
  6. Right ! So here we have a Gaggia TS (modified with tiny tiny monkeywrench instead of steamwand knob as mine broke) Mazzer SJ, with Telescopic tamper. However this is also modified as the disc on this is actually a custom made 80.32 manual tamper disc from my purple heart tamper ( swapped the disc from manual to the telescopic, using some ptfe tape and impact glue as there is a size difference in threads) Fits basket 100% (I now have a purpleheart wood handle with no disc currently available if anyone needs?) Everything else can be seen xx save for the modifications done to the grinde
  7. ...so the deep end it is. Eureka Mignon Mk2 with a Quick Mill Verona -- all pre-loved, but new to me! I've yet to pull a good shot (and I'm down ~400g coffee already), but I'm sure I'll get there.
  8. Hi all Was very happy yesterday to take delivery of a Royal from the forums, and spent a few hours yesterday taking it apart to get everything looking clean. All now put back together and good to go, but I can't find anywhere online that talks about how to set a Royal up. I had assumed it would be the same as the others in the Mazzer line up, with the grind adjustment being rotated until the burrs were close together, before backing off slightly to set the finest grind point. However, it looks like the grind adjustment dial on the Royal increases or decreases just the speed o
  9. Our new Synchronika and Niche combo perched in it's temporary corner. Trying to rejig our house layout just now - so, inspired by others here, hopefully going to fit in a snazzier wet coffee bar area.
  10. Following some of the threads on here as well as trying a v60 brew at a local independent has made me want to try this method at home. Seeking advice as to what type of equipment to get. For example, for someone vwho is only going to be brewing for one or two people at the most would the 02 range be sufficient? Are there any differences in extraction when using the plastic drippers as opposed to the ceramic? With scales- are the harios the go to or are there others such as the brewista which are preferable?
  11. Proud to show my first ever espresso setup, completed it today. Cannot wait to experience the journey.
  12. I'm selling my full setup as I no longer get sufficient use out of it. The setup includes: 2014 Gaggia Classic with Mr Shades PID, Silvia Wand, IMS Shower Screen and OPV Mod. 2015 Eureka Mignon Grinder in Black & Chrome Single & Double Pressurised Basket 18g VST basket Blank Backflush basket Joe Frex/Concept Art 58mm Wooden Handled Tamp 2 x Stainless Jugs 2 x Cleaning Brushes Grindenstein Mini Knock Box Analogue Milk Temperature guage 3D printed Doser Funnel Electric Timer The Classic is in excellent condition having been bought off of a forum m
  13. We just purchased a feldgrind travel grinder to enhance our coffee making while traveling. We use an MSR Mugmate inserted directly into a coffeecup to reduce the amount of equipment we need. We have a small Bodum electric teakettle for boiling water where there is household current and an MSR Reactor backpacking stove where there isn't. Our feldgrind will always travel with us also except for while backpacking. When backpacking we pre-grind our coffee and use a Food Saver to vacuum seal. Our equipment, other than the Food Saver and MSR Reactor stove, fits in our carry-on luggage.
  14. My current, but basic, set up. I'm sure upgraditis will kick in at some point, but for the moment I'm enjoying. My coffee. David
  15. Evening everyone I just wanted to say a big thanks for the forum and all the advice and archive it holds. I really feel as though I am 'getting there' on my coffee equipment and brewing journey now. Over the last few weeks there have been some serious upgrades thanks for the wisdom on here. I had been using a Barista Express for 2 years and it really got me in to coffee in a big way. Not espresso but latte, then cappuccino then flat whites. Now in search of decent espresso I knew I needed to upgrade. So; Simonelli MDX Grinder - second hand and now modded to d
  16. Popped some shelves up yesterday and what a difference it has made to my little coffee corner, a few bits I am adding but really pleased regardless -
  17. Hi just bought a 6 month old r18161 Classic with 6 months warranty off ebay - (was planning on buying a aeropress !) Where should I be checking for leaks ( I've try to follow coffee geeks Gaggia start up guide) I'm a bit confused by differences with pre and post Philips etc ( obv this is post) opv's ,3 way larger solonoids ,etc so:- should I be back flushing this model and if so how often ? so Should I get/ borrow the mod Portafilter pressure gauge ( if so is this to downgrade the pressure to 9barrs)? can this model have a pid fitted ( obviously from my lack of knowledge shown ab
  18. Hi folks My birthday is approaching and I've decided I'd like to try and build myself a little travel set up as a treat. I started with a Skerton and Aeropress, along with the metal filter, but as per usual, you jump into a rabbit hole and now I'm not sure... Rhino/Porlex/Hario grinder; Clever Dripper/Aeropress/etc.... Just curious as to people's thoughts on a good, space-efficient set up to take away. Budget is around £60.
  19. My coffee setup ('spro only, as other brew methods don't really inspire me) has now more or less arrived at my 'wishlist' status... the most recent large-item addition being a fully overhauled Mazzer Royal with new TiN burrs and built-in Auber dose timer. [ATTACH=CONFIG]16194[/ATTACH] Too tall for a worktop, the Royal sits on a small cabinet which I have equipped with locking castors as it stands in an alcove and needs to be moved for (infrequent) cupboard access. The grinder is deliberately angled for convenience, and for access to the Auber's display and control buttons at the
  20. In 8 months gone from this: To this:
  21. Howdy all, so it's taken a while but here is my bedroom setup! It'll be gone soon because it's going mobile! So the machine and grinder are running off mains electricity at the moment. The water is connected to a pump which runs off a marine leisure battery. When mobile, our machine will run on gas and the grinder and pump will run from the battery. Pretty nice bedroom setup if I do say so myself! Thanks to the forum for assistance with setting this up!
  22. Hi, In a rush of blood to the head, I bought a Rancilio Midi CD off a cafe that had bought a new machine, it is quite old (1999) but it seems in grand shape. I have turned it on and starts fine so that's a start. I am a keen domestic coffee practitioner and saw the opportunity to get a commercial machine to good to turn down. I don't really know much about it and would love some help in getting it set up. The instruction manual isn't great as it covers all models in the range and is quite generic. I have a few questions that I hope people can help with: Do I need to plumb the
  23. So just got this great little set up with help from 666tyler sourcing and making it ready for use for me. Gaggia Classic and a nuova simonelli rr45 grinder just waiting for the rave coffee beans now!
  24. It has been 2 months since I first started on a journey of coffee with these babies. Such an emotional moment when I have to swap out the Iberital MC5 for the Mazzer Super Jolly. I was getting more and more used to the Iberital MC5. Well, sometimes, things just have to get better. Before: After: Never knew I have to waste so much coffee ground when swapping a new grinder into place.
  25. Here are some pictures of my current set up. Chris
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