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I ❤️ my Mara

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My first espresso machine arrived a month ago from Bella Barrista and I am loving it. Office shuts down at 11 for the Latte's. To date my latte art has included an amoba, a wiggly snake and a cactus.

Now In the process of speeding up the process by selling my Kinu and replacing it with a Niche.

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I love my Mara too, I have to same with the wooden bits! Once you have the niche our setups will match. 

What levelling tool do you use? Do you find it helps with consistency? 

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Snap.

Drinking Monmouth this week and trying Red Brick next.

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Congrats again, it great to hear your enthusiasm!

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Hi Wobbit - I'm using a Motta, which arrived last week. I was getting bored with tapping this way and that in my attempts to level the coffee. I have this screwed right back so theres very little pressure applied by the Motta prior to tamping

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What a cutie! You say office, is this at work then? Beats the hell out of our BTC machine.

 


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11 hours ago, lake_m said:

What a cutie! You say office, is this at work then? Beats the hell out of our BTC machine.

 

Thanks lake_m. I work from home so can enjoy 24/7 espresso’s with my Mara. As l don't have much spare worktop space this baby fits in perfectly.

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I bought my Mara about a month ago from BB too (went for the black "bakelite style" knobs as I thought they made it look more retro). I also bought a Mignon to go with it, I think these look fairly retro too (can you tell I like the retro look 😁). I originally thought I would upgrade to a Niche at sometime but I'm getting coffee I'm happy with (I'm never going to be a perfectionist or coffee geek) and decided a modern looking grinder would destroy the overall look.

Good to see a couple of other folks are loving their Mara's too 👍!

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Just added this to my Mara - a Lelit naked filter with a 22g basket. Perfect for Square mile coffees

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On 09/08/2019 at 16:47, Colinz said:

Just added this to my Mara - a Lelit naked filter with a 22g basket. Perfect for Square mile coffees

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Ooo! where did you find this? 

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