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I think finding this place might have something to do with it.

Lelit Bianca, Niche, St Anthony Industries Tools, LWW Cellar.

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Ah yes - a solid 3 months into owning a Barista Express and everyone's setup turns to this.

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5 minutes ago, Cooffe said:

Ah yes - a solid 3 months into owning a Barista Express and everyone's setup turns to this.

It was 5 good years with the Sage for me. 

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lol, resisted the urge to buy a Sage. Scouring the internet daily, looking for a used HX machine within budget! Even considering selling a kidney.

Looks fantastic btw, are you getting the results you wanted yet?

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I am. It’s a Brucey bonus before work, having such a nice coffee (even more so with 2 babies), with a workflow I love. It’s a step up, but the Barista Express gave me good foundations and good tasting coffee, so I wouldn’t regret getting one if budget constrains.

The father in law received his Lelit Mara today, that’s rather good too. 

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lol, resisted the urge to buy a Sage. Scouring the internet daily, looking for a used HX machine within budget! Even considering selling a kidney.
Looks fantastic btw, are you getting the results you wanted yet?


Where are you from? There may be a used HX machine coming up for sale very soon


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home - Sage dual boiler & Compak E8

work - Sage bambino plus & smart grinder

 

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London based, and doing a road trip up to Edinburgh at the end of August, so pretty flexible. 

Common sense says I should grab a Silvia (paired with a Rocky, or Eureka, or Sage Pro grinder), but there’s always hope of a sparkly piece of kit around the corner. Love the exposed E61 machines, and hope there’s a preloved one out there... 

Got a clean fully auto bean to cup (has been okay up until now), which should sell pretty quick, and then a case of topping up with a kidney, or washing dishes for a few years - lol

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It’s a dangerous place this forum.  I only came to find out how to Descale my Gaggia.  Two espresso machines and a grinder later.......

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Gear:   Gaggia Classic, La Pavoni Europiccola, Niche zero.

At work:  Aeropress, Porlex mini.

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I think finding this place might have something to do with it.
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Nice! If you don’t mind me asking, what’s on the right hand side the machine? It seems to have some sort of attachment?


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I think finding this place might have something to do with it.
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Love how you have the water tank hanging over the edge.
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Laissez les bons temps rouler

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1 hour ago, ashcroc said:
17 hours ago, blankets said:
I think finding this place might have something to do with it.
Lelit Bianca, Niche, St Anthony Industries Tools, LWW Cellar.
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Love how you have the water tank hanging over the edge.

Haha I never noticed it was the water tank! 

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11 hours ago, MediumRoastSteam said:


Nice! If you don’t mind me asking, what’s on the right hand side the machine? It seems to have some sort of attachment?


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Yup it’s the removable/adjustable water tank. I wanted more counter space to the left and back. It’s a really nice feature. 

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On 09/07/2019 at 09:40, blankets said:

Yup it’s the removable/adjustable water tank. I wanted more counter space to the left and back. It’s a really nice feature. 

 

Yup, loving this as well in particular!

You can attach it to either side, or to the back. Or remove an plumb her in. :good:

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