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Well at long last I succumbed and bought a proper grinder.

 

The Krupps 75 that I've been using until now was a gift and I felt I would have been an ingrate if I didn't use it for some length of time, well that time is up.

I'll still use it if I want to use the french press, but that's an uncommon occurrence.

 

Gaggia Classic /silvia wand, VST 15g Ridgeless, Eureka Mignon, Rocket Tamper, Espro Toroid & Ilsa Jug, Francis Francis knock box, cheapo scales.

 

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You have exactly the same set up as me, even the scales and jugs are the same. Except mines better cause i have a naked PF! :-) ....No VST basket though :-(

you might want to put the Mignon on a tray or something. it has a tendency to drop a clump every so often which would make a right mess on that white worktop!

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for the time being i'm grinding into a receptacle, not directly into the portafilter.

This is so I can weight the grinds and fine tune the timer aspect.

 

Ive had the clump drop out ! I gave it a little thwack at the end of the last grind and as if by magic a clump fell out

 

 

 

Chocking \ borderline chocking most shots atm

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Looks good!


Did someone say coffee?

:Gaggia Classic--> Nuova Simonelli Oscar--> fracino Cherub:Mazzer SuperJolly:Hario V60+aeropress+french press:

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Could have sent some virtually to me, I've been having coffee disasters!


Did someone say coffee?

:Gaggia Classic--> Nuova Simonelli Oscar--> fracino Cherub:Mazzer SuperJolly:Hario V60+aeropress+french press:

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Been using my trusty Mignon daily for 6 years now. Though i ditched the hopper years ago.

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Nice set up Jumbo...I made some nice coffee with same set up.


What's the point...it'll only change soon!

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Wow that Classic looks brand new.


Sage DB (black) and Niche Zero (black)

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Wow that Classic looks brand new.

 

Cheers,

 

It's one of the last RI8161/40 to come off the production line before they switched production to the 2015 machine.

I managed to beg it off Gaggia UK, reality was they just wanted shot of me and my pesky continual complaints about the 2015 I bought.

 

I think thats made me cherish it all the more. Micro fibre cloth always to hand

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Nice setup... :D


Currently drinking: Casa Espresso Charlestown v2 Espresso Roast. Marvelous!

 

Sage Dual Boiler | Smart Grinder Pro | 58mm Naked Portafilter | VST 18g Ridged | Bialetti French Press | Bialetti Moka Stovetops | CuisineArt DGB-600 Grind and Brew Thermal!

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Neat and compact to say the least.

 

very nice and clean

 

looks like a nice setup

 

Nice setup... :D

 

Appreciate the feedback :)

 

Must say I'm in a happy place coffee wise and have no desire whatsoever to change any of my equipment.

 

Well, maybe a better fitting tamper.

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Appreciate the feedback :)

 

Must say I'm in a happy place coffee wise and have no desire whatsoever to change any of my equipment.

 

Well, maybe a better fitting tamper.

First a tamper, next it will be a full on ek43 L1 combo party!!!


Did someone say coffee?

:Gaggia Classic--> Nuova Simonelli Oscar--> fracino Cherub:Mazzer SuperJolly:Hario V60+aeropress+french press:

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First a tamper, next it will be a full on ek43 L1 combo party!!!

 

Honestly, I dont even day dream over more expensive kit.

Perfectly happy with my modest combo.

 

But a nice zebra wood handled flat based 58.4mm tamper, well, that would fit my VST ridgeless much better and I would appreciate the aesthetics of one.

But I have no niggling doubt that my coffee is inferior because of my lack of one.

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Lol. I wants me a levery whatsit.


Did someone say coffee?

:Gaggia Classic--> Nuova Simonelli Oscar--> fracino Cherub:Mazzer SuperJolly:Hario V60+aeropress+french press:

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