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ElSteverino

Expat Brit living in Munich, cutting teeth in the espresso world

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Hi All,

 

It's great to be here and come in from the lurkers cold..

 

I'm an ex-pat Brit living in Munich, trying my best to make up for a few years capsule machine sins..

 

After reading advice here and Home-Barista, I pulled the trigger on my first proper espresso machine.

I chose an ECM Technika IV with a Bezzera BB005 grinder (48mm Conical - it seems little known on these shores?)

 

I'm really happy with the consistency of the ECM, however I am now reading what a huge difference a bigger grinder can make.

Unfortunately this is leading to me having impure thoughts about already upgrading to something bigger & badder.

 

Anyway, I'm supping tastier coffee than a I was a month ago, and look forward to learning some tricks from you all here :D

 

Cheers for now,

Steve

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Glad to have you.

 

If you're ever in Berlin, be sure to check the Barn, a small chain (3) of cafes that do excellent espressos and brewed coffees. They roast all their own beans too!

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Welcome to the forum Steve. Forum should contain a hazard warning regarding the dreaded upgradeitis - we've all been there and done that at some point:)


Londinium-R - EKS43 running SSP Silver Knight burrs

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@Fatboy, thanks! Yeah, I'll try to check the Barn next time I'm up in Sin City :D

@Systematic, thanks - love that Avatar! How's the EK's workflow in a home environment? any mods needed?

@Jeebsy, sadly I didn't make it past the bouncer last time I tried; seems our group didn't pass the hipster-to-fitty ratio ;)

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EK is easy to live with Steve. Fitted a smaller hopper which helps. Currently, dosing into the portafilter with a newly acquired Coffee Catcha which is working really well.


Londinium-R - EKS43 running SSP Silver Knight burrs

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Are you dosing straight into the pf with the catcha tsk?

 

Seems pretty random getting in to the berghain elsteverino, definitely helps having fitties in your group though!

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