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Nic

Hi All! Espresso machine engineer in London

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I've just left my full-time job (as founding engineer/machine guru) working for a fairly major London and national coffee and machine supply company to go back to being self employed, which was where I started nearly 20 years ago!

For the last 12 years I've been working on espresso machines (you name it, I've probably fixed it!) after helping to set up a now well respected service department.

The real base of my skills are in La Marzocco machines, and I've also worked extensively on Spaziale, San Marco and Conti gear, Mazzer grinders, Lever machines (love them!), and Giotto Rockets amongst many others.

If you need advice: I'm happy to give it (time allowing!) - I believe that knowledge should be shared, not hoarded.

If you need more - a service or repair of your beloved machine for example, or a part that you're having trouble getting - I'll be happy to provide you with a quote. Feel free to get in touch!

 

I'm looking forward to meeting and working with people who actually care about the coffee they're making and drinking, rather than primarily being concerned about the cost equation.....there's nothing worse in my opinion than coffee made to an accountants formulation!

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welcome Nic, in depth knowledge is always welcome, good to have another lever lover on board


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Welcome to the forum Nic - look forward to hearing more.


Londinium-R - EKS43 running SSP Silver Knight burrs

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Hello

:wave


There is a fine line between "Hobby" and "Manic Obsession"

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Expobar Brewtus DB, Mazzer SJ, Sowden, V60, Aeropress and all sorts

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Hi Nic.

 

Lots of level lovers on the board, check in to the levers subforum ;)


Londinium I, Mahlkönig Vario, Hario Skerton, Chemex 1-3 Cup.

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Welcome to Coffee Forums UK Nic

 

Always good to have more technical firepower onboard.


Home Barista Training - contact me to discuss your requirements

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You sound like a handy bloke to know - welcome.

 

What are you using at home?


Rocket Giotto Evo, Mythos, Torr x 2, Rapha Chris King Tamper (coz they are cool), VST's, Hausgrind, Airgrind, Hario Slim, Chemex, Aeropress, Oomph, Puck Puck, Bialetti, Black Acaia scales, Acia Lunas,fresh beans

Blah Blah Blah - it makes coffee

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You sound like a handy bloke to know - welcome.

 

What are you using at home?

 

I've got a heavily modified machine - started life as a Spaziale S1 Vivaldi, but i never really liked the electronics on those.

So I stripped it out, just leaving the 2 boilers, then modified it with new wiring (it's now manual, with separate switches for group solenoid and pump, allowing some playing around with pre-infusion), PID control for the brew boiler, conventional pressure switch for the steam boiler and bog standard fill control. Oh, and a new set of guages so that i can see both pump and steam pressure (originally just had a single gauge for steam alone).

There are still a few tweaks and modifications to make, but it works!

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Welcome to the forum - always nice to find passionate and knowledgeable people joining up. As others have said, lots of lever fans here. What kind of grinder do you use?


Londinium L1 | Compak E8

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Sounds like a beast! We love pictures around here - care to share?

 

What are you grinding with?


Rocket Giotto Evo, Mythos, Torr x 2, Rapha Chris King Tamper (coz they are cool), VST's, Hausgrind, Airgrind, Hario Slim, Chemex, Aeropress, Oomph, Puck Puck, Bialetti, Black Acaia scales, Acia Lunas,fresh beans

Blah Blah Blah - it makes coffee

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Welcome Nic. I'm sure that you'll be a huge asset to the forum. David


An espresso machine and a grinder - who wants to read a whole list?

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Yeah, it doesn't exist if we can't see the pics. Haha


Espresso: Quick Mill Verona

Grinder: Mythos and loving it

Tampers: Reg Barber flat 58.35

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Welcome Nic!!!

 

I'm a tinkerer.. The more people available on here to save my blushes when things go wrong the better :)


Astoria Perla Junior/Mazzer SJ/Gene Cafe (dimmer mod)

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Welcome Nic. You sound like a useful chap to know. Where are you based?


Espresso: Ceado E92 (modified for single dose); Vesuvius; VST baskets and refractometer.

Other: Aeropress, Sowden and Alessi Moka Pot; Mazzer Robur doser with Auber timer; Mazzer Mini E; Expobar Leva Dual Boiler

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Welcome Nic. You sound like a useful chap to know. Where are you based?

 

Thanks all for the warm welcome!

I'm based in SE London

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