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During your coffee making journey the urge to upgrade your equipment may strike you

 

The lists below act as a reference guide to popular machines owned on Coffee Forums UK in each category

 

It is important to note that not all machines are listed

 

These lists are biased towards espresso extraction

 

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Please feel free to leave a message below with your upgrade path


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May 13 - Classic + Mignon

Sept 13 - NS Oscar - Mignon

Dec 13 - Expobar Brewtus + Mignon

Later Dec 13 - Expobar Brewtus + Mazzer Royal

May 14 - Expobar Brewtus + EK43

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Spro

 

Krupps POS + pre-ground

Rancilio Silvia + Rancilio Rocky

Rancilio Silvia + Mazzer SuperJolly

Rocket Giotto Evoluzione + Mazzer SuperJolly

Rocket Giotto Eveluzione + Mythos

 

Brewed

 

Bialeti + Hario Slim

Aeropress + Hario Slim (now at work)

Aeropress (No. 2) + Hausgrind

Chemex, Aeropress + Hausgrind

Edited by Daren

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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Join Date: 20-10-14

 

Machine: Fracino Classic (HX) -> Londinium 1 (Lever)

 

Grinder: Iberital/Cunill Brazil (58mm) -> Santos 01 (64mm) -> Mazzer Royal (83mm)

 

That lot within 3 months....I think I qualify for Upgraditus status

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Classic + Rocky

Classic + Royal

QM Verona + Royal

QM Verona + EK43

QM Verona + EK43 + K10 Conic

Vesuvius + EK43 + K10 Conic

Vesuvius + EK43


DE1Pro, EK43 SSP, bloody tasty coffee!

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Machine - Grinder

French press - any old sh*te

"generic" kitchen machine* - pre-ground

------------"-----"--------- - Dualit (?)

Gaggia Selecta - --- " -----

------------"-----"--------- - Mazzer SJ

Melita cone thing - ----"-----

Sowden - ----"-----

Aeropress - Rhino (obviously not to replace the Mazzer but for "on the go")

 

* Can't remember what it was but it was very retro-looking

Future:

Thinking of Chemex

Possibly a Lever (in discussion)

The world is my lobster!


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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Currently enjoying LSOL

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Good work, Glenn!


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

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Gaggia Classic for 10 years no grinder using Illy pre-ground

Mazzer Super Jolly

Expobar Brewtus


Expobar Leva DB PID, Eureka Olympus 75E, Mazzer Super Jolly, Rhino Hand Grinder, Torr Trapez, On Balance Scales, VonShef Stainless Steel Double Wall French Press, VST 18, 20, IMS Shower Screen, V60, D'Ancap Cups/Saucers :coffee:

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Gaggia Classic + Rancilio Rocky Doserless

Gaggia Classic + Zenith 65e + Rancilio Rocky Doserless (for brewed)

Sage Dual Boiler + Gaggia Classic + Zenith 65e + Rancilio Rocky Doserless (for brewed)

Sage Dual Boiler + Gaggia Classic + Zenith 65e + Rancilio Rocky Doserless (for brewed) + Virtuoso (also for brewed...)

 

I need to flog some stuff perhaps, maybe, not sure, possibly...

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Gaggia Classic + Porlex

Gaggia Classic + Mignon

Gaggia Classic + Super Jolly

QM Andreja Premium + Super Jolly


Sage DB; Mazzer Major; VST 15g, 18g & 20g Baskets;TORR Trapez & Perger Tamper

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Gaggia Classic + Starbucks burr grinder >> Mignon

Fracino Heavenly (x2) + Mignon >> Maholkonig K30 >> Mahlkonig Vario >> Mignon

Expobar Leva DB + Mignon

L1 (Buzzer Strega >> L1) + Mignon >>HG One >> Mythos >>K10 & K8 Fresh >>Mythos & HG One >>More Mythos >> K10 Pro Barista >> Mythos >>

QuickMill Veloce >> E10

Plenty of other stuff in-between but this is the main stuff. The rest has just been me being nosey wanting a look at gear

Edited by dfk41

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During your coffee making journey the urge to upgrade your equipment WILL strike you

 

The lists below act as a reference guide to popular machines owned on Coffee Forums UK in each category

 

It is important to note that not all machines are listed

 

These lists are biased towards espresso extraction

 

Upgraditus.jpg

 

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Do you think the server will crash when CoffeeChap puts his 10 pence worth into this thread ;)


Tony :coffee:

 

Expobar Brewtus IV, Eureka Mignon and a wife who thinks I borrowed it all from Coffeechap :exit:

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Gaggia Classic + Starbucks burr grinder >> Mignon

Fracino Heavenly (x2) + Mignon >> Maholkonig K30 >> Mahlkonig Vario >> Mignon

Expobar Leva DB + Mignon

L1 + Mignon >>HG One >> Mythos >>K10 & K8 Fresh >>Mythos & HG One >>More Mythos >> K10 Pro Barista >> Mythos >> E10

Plenty of other stuff in-between but this is the main stuff. The rest has just been me being nosey wanting a look at gear

 

BLOODY HELL!

How many Mythos!? Have you had a Mythos One amongst that lot?

 

Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't you have a GS/3 at one point?


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Has anyone started their journey with anything other than a Classic?:)


Londinium-R - EKS43 running SSP Silver Knight burrs

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BLOODY HELL!

How many Mythos!? Have you had a Mythos One amongst that lot?

 

Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't you have a GS/3 at one point?

I have only listed items I bought to keep as opposed to trying out. I have had a GS3 and a Vesuvius, and also a Versalab but did not keep them. Never had a mythos One as I am firmly of the opinion now that the levers are more suited to conicals. I will amend the list though as I do not have an L1 now but a Veloce

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Has anyone started their journey with anything other than a Classic?:)

 

Sure have - Had such bad experience with Gaggias in my business I never wanted to look at them. More recently in past 8-9 years have been drawn towards a Classic which has given me more faith in Gaggia.

 

Main espresso upgrades since 1998

 

Saeco Profi (built-in Grinder)

Saeco Bean to Cup

Nespresso Auto

Rancillio Silvia + Rancllio Rocky Grinder

Rancillio Silvia + Mazzer Auto ‘E’ Model A Grinder

Izzo Vivi + Mazzer Auto ‘E’ Model A Grinder

La Spaziale Vivaldi II S1 (Mk1) + Mazzer Auto ‘E’ Model A Grinder

La Spaziale Vivaldi II S1 (Mk1) +Versalab M3 Grinder

La Spaziale Vivaldi II (Mk 2) +Versalab M3 Grinder

La Spaziale Vivaldi II (Mk 2) + EK43 Grinder

Vesuvius DB + EK43 Grinder

 

Continuos throughput of Moka Pots, Italian Porcelain Lever Machines & Gaggia Classics,Technovorm, Drippers, Bunn, Aeropress, Chemex since 1980.


Ron 

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Bialetti

Silvia + Rocky

PID for Silvia

Izzo Vivi (original non-PID version)

Mazzer Mini

Baratza/Mahlkonig Vario

Expobar Brewtus IV

Extension to put Brewtus in (plumbed)

???

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Well mine began with the sachets of instant nescafé cappuccino !!! to some useless never used (morphy richards perhaps) espresso machine and pre ground douwe egberts or whatever, to an ascaso arc machine and a wahl james martin grinder, to the same machine with a gaggia MM grinder, to a fracino cherub with the MM, finally reaching the end of the gear road (for the forseeable future) with the cherub, a mazzer super jolly and a gene roaster roasting and blending some of the nicest coffee i've ever had anywhere. It has been some journey for sure, it wasn't all that long ago i was buying those poxy nescafé sachets that i wouldn't entertain the idea of anymore.

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Francis Francis X1 + MC2 (for about 3 weeks)

Cherub + MC2

Cherub + Quamar M80

Cherub + Mythos

L1 + Mythos


a grinder a lever and some beans

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Gold Blend and a teaspoon

Krups and MC2

Cherub MC2 - RR45 - Super Jolly

BrewtusIV and Super Jolly but now x2. One for brewed

Brewed- v60 Clever Dripper, Mocha Pot, Areopress.....

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Gaggia baby D + supermarket preground

Gaggia baby D + Krupa burr grinder + supermarket beans

R.I.P Gaggia baby D

*Found coffee forums*

Expobar leva db + Mazzer mini e + fresh beans

L1 + Mazzer mini e

L1 + K30

L1 + EK43


L1, EK43, K30, Torr Titan, VST.

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Instant

Supermarket preground (of increasing quality) in a stocking like a teabag (I read it recommended for going camping, and no the stocking was never worn. For coffee only)

Supermarket preground and a cafetiere

Tesco Finest beans, a cafetiere, and a Delonghi KG79

Tesco Finest beans/ Has Bean when I was feeling flush, a cafetiere, and a Delonghi KG79

First monthly and now fortnightly Has Bean subscription, Espro Pot, Delonghi KG79

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French Press + Krups GVX2

Classic + Krups GVX2

Classic + MC2

Europiccola + La Pavoni Jolly

Europiccola + La Pavoni Jolly + Sowden

Europiccola + La San Marco SM92 (WIP) + La Pavoni Jolly + Sowden

 

Never really slummed it with supermarket beans, since I have a decent local roaster. Have tried a few other places since getting the Europiccola. Really looking forward to DSOL next month :)

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