Jump to content
IGNORED

Londinium Compact (LC) is available soon


JK009

Recommended Posts

According to Reiss, Londinium Compact (LC) is available in 12 months time

 

it seems Londinium LC is a small version of Londinium R. I think it is will suit my kitchen and in my budget frame

 

I hope it has no compromise to Londinium R

 

Some one with more infotrmation and rumour about Londinium LC , please share

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This is what Reiss said :

it will be a lever machine - londinium is focused on lever espresso

 

 

it is an in house designed spring lever group, dipper fed with a PID, tank fed with a piston pump to load the water into boiler (i.e. to over come the internal pressure in the boiler) and as small and inexpensive as we can make it - in no way a competitor to the LR

 

 

it is at least 12 months away - it is a lot of work

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I suppose it could still be termed compact even if it has a very long base in the front to enable leverage. I'm imagining a machine with a dimunitive spring group like a Sama/Ponte Vecchio, although I suppose he could be using the Salvatore Compact as a model. Now how Reiss or anyone else can get a bespoke group manufactured, a PID included (though the Chinese PIDs are cheap nowadays), the machine assembled (presumably by Fracino), and then sell it into a small market for anything under about £1400 would elude me.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm very tempted to see one of this... CoffeeChap made the comment to me the other day when he kindly showed me a Gaggia Factory 106. 12 Months away... Oh boy.

Current: Lelit Elizabeth / Niche Zero / VST baskets / Distilled water + 100mg NaCO3/L

Previous: Gaggia Classic | Eureka Mignon | Rocket Cellini Evo | Profitec 700 | Profitec T-64 | Gene Cafe CBR-101 | Kinu M68 | Feldgrind 2 | La Pavoni Europiccola 2012

Also at: CoffeeTime Forum & Niche Zero Owners Group

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...

I'm intrigued..

by Reiss from the Londinium forum:

"our commercial need is to have a product that retails around the £1000 mark, all in (the L1 is about £2000 all in and the L1-P about £3000)

 

the L1 leaves the cremina for dead in terms of consistently exceptional espresso, commercial grade steam power, a hot water tap, and several hundred dollars in your pocket to put toward a grinder, but the cremina is undeniably smaller and we are losing some sales to it as a result which we need to address

a smaller machine will drastically reduce shipping costs

i can almost guarantee the espresso will not be as good as the L1, in the same way that the L1 is not as good as the L1-P, otherwise there would be no reason to buy our more expensive offerings

The compact machines will not have water taps for example, as they add a lot of cost and weight and in a small boiler machine you don't really have sufficient water on board to feed them anyway

 

you will find pockets of opinion in places like HB that claim that a manual lever beats a spring lever, but these are the same people that fancy beating the house in las vegas in my view. it is certainly possible now and then, but over time a spring lever will beat their efforts into a cocked hat

 

our compact machines will have a full fat 58mm group, which offers owners the greatest amount of choice in baskets

we plan to offer two variants; a single boiler with no steam wand so we can really get the size and weight down, and a twin boiler model that will have a steam wand

we are also planning to forge our own group which I'm very much looking forward "

 

a small footprint dipper PID single boiler together with a stovetop steamer for occasional use would be ideal for me

I would like an option to plumb in and disable the pump

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 6 months later...
  • 2 weeks later...
  • DavecUK locked and unlocked this topic

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...