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Love these mugs! Not quite the same colour as my acme cups, but they have a lovely feel to them!2fb979310ef225d94950951069eef418.jpg


Pre-millennium La Pavoni, Sage Duo Temp Pro, Niche Zero

Aergrind + Aeropress for travelling

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AL second hand

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Buying expensive equipment won't make you barista!

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2019 L-R with hand turned Thuya burr handles and toggles  /  1998 La Pavoni with NickNak single hole steam wand tip  /  Monolith Titan Conical & MAX  / HG-1  /  Kalita wave  /  Stag kettle  /  OCD  /  Joey Skateboard Handle Pullman Big Step & matching stirrer  /  gold B Plus stirrer  /  Push Tamper  /  Puqpress  /  15g & 18g vst  /  IMS 35μM  /  LDT  /  Barista Gear Titanium 12oz pitchers  /  LW Bean Cellars & Caddy  /  Decent thermometer  /  Acme Evo 150ml cups  /  Espazzola  /  Hottop  /  Acme and Loveramics cups /  embroidered by me bar towels  /  coffee bar towel logo embroiderer to the hoi polloi  /  in the cellars: North Star, Foundry, The Barn, HasBean, Coffee Compass  /  6 gorgeous guineas  /  a dog  /  a very lovely and understanding husband 

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MildredsBarTowels

 

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Aww you bought Minty a new box!

Laissez les bons temps rouler

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SAGE IS NOT A UPGRADE

 

 

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We're waiting to see the old and new side by side :)


LR, ZM

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Snap! (Minus the pooch)

 

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We're waiting to see the old and new side by side :)
L-R stands for Left-Right, of course.

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Some might thinks it’s strange that I bought this when my espresso kit is up for sale... but I ordered it a while ago and wanted to honour my order.. :angel:


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Some might thinks it’s strange that I bought this when my espresso kit is up for sale... but I ordered it a while ago and wanted to honour my order.. :angel:

 

Your the man. Thanks again for sticking to your guns


home - Sage dual boiler & Compak E8

work - Commandante C40 and aeropress 

 

please don’t ask me to mod your sage portafilter

 

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God dam you,haha


SAGE IS NOT A UPGRADE

 

 

:)

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Come on guys and girls, we want to see more than just the boxes!! :)


LR, ZM

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Come on guys and girls, we want to see more than just the boxes!! :)

 

Haha! Managed to get it out the box and that’s it so far!!! Going to set to and remove the piston to check for excess grease tomorrow and then maybe . . . Just maybe fire it up before it goes back into storage for a couple of weeks :)


2019 L-R with hand turned Thuya burr handles and toggles  /  1998 La Pavoni with NickNak single hole steam wand tip  /  Monolith Titan Conical & MAX  / HG-1  /  Kalita wave  /  Stag kettle  /  OCD  /  Joey Skateboard Handle Pullman Big Step & matching stirrer  /  gold B Plus stirrer  /  Push Tamper  /  Puqpress  /  15g & 18g vst  /  IMS 35μM  /  LDT  /  Barista Gear Titanium 12oz pitchers  /  LW Bean Cellars & Caddy  /  Decent thermometer  /  Acme Evo 150ml cups  /  Espazzola  /  Hottop  /  Acme and Loveramics cups /  embroidered by me bar towels  /  coffee bar towel logo embroiderer to the hoi polloi  /  in the cellars: North Star, Foundry, The Barn, HasBean, Coffee Compass  /  6 gorgeous guineas  /  a dog  /  a very lovely and understanding husband 

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MildredsBarTowels

 

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Haha! Managed to get it out the box and that’s it so far!!! Going to set to and remove the piston to check for excess grease tomorrow and then maybe . . . Just maybe fire it up before it goes back into storage for a couple of weeks :)

 

I didn't bother removing the piston. I assumed they would've checked for excess grease at the factory


LR, ZM

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I didn't bother removing the piston. I assumed they would've checked for excess grease at the factory

 

I reckon it’s worth checking but it’s up to you :)

 

Didn’t @Snakehips find his was greased up to the nines?


2019 L-R with hand turned Thuya burr handles and toggles  /  1998 La Pavoni with NickNak single hole steam wand tip  /  Monolith Titan Conical & MAX  / HG-1  /  Kalita wave  /  Stag kettle  /  OCD  /  Joey Skateboard Handle Pullman Big Step & matching stirrer  /  gold B Plus stirrer  /  Push Tamper  /  Puqpress  /  15g & 18g vst  /  IMS 35μM  /  LDT  /  Barista Gear Titanium 12oz pitchers  /  LW Bean Cellars & Caddy  /  Decent thermometer  /  Acme Evo 150ml cups  /  Espazzola  /  Hottop  /  Acme and Loveramics cups /  embroidered by me bar towels  /  coffee bar towel logo embroiderer to the hoi polloi  /  in the cellars: North Star, Foundry, The Barn, HasBean, Coffee Compass  /  6 gorgeous guineas  /  a dog  /  a very lovely and understanding husband 

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MildredsBarTowels

 

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I didn't bother removing the piston. I assumed they would've checked for excess grease at the factory

 

Sadly, this is not the case.

 

It is my experience that a new Londinium will ship with a somewhat excessive level of piston grease, ex-works from the OEM. If left as is, I feel that there is a real likelihood of the shower screen and even the basket becoming at least, partially clogged. In fact, they probably are already, as a result of pre-delivery testing. Londiniums used to ship with the group head disassembled and it was obvious for the customer to see any issue and remedy it if necessary. Now that they ship with the group fully assembled, it is not so obvious.

I would advise any new recipient of an L-R to at the very least, remove the shower screen and, with the machine switched off, pump the lever up and down 20 or 30 times as per Reiss' seal lubrication video. This will drive out excess grease that can then be wiped away at the bottom of the group. Always take care when doing this as the returning lever is a deadly weapon if the group is not pressurised. My preference has always been to remove the piston, remove the OEM grease and then regrease more appropriately, again as per Reiss' video.

That should eliminate any possibility of a new owner having a disappointing early experience with what is otherwise a fabulous machine.

 

Hope that helps.


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I had no idea.

 

So as someone who's been using the machine for a little over a month now what would you suggest I do @Snakehips ?

 

I'm guessing remove the shower screen and check it? Or should i take it apart and re-grease?


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I think Reiss recommended using acetone or something else to remove grease if it got on the shower screen. I read a thread about shower screen popping off, on the Londinium forum, was because it was getting holes blocked.

I'd take it off and have a look but snake might have more specific ideas


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Love these mugs! Not quite the same colour as my acme cups, but they have a lovely feel to them!2fb979310ef225d94950951069eef418.jpg

 

Where are these from?


L1, EK43, K30, Torr Titan, VST.

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Where are these from?

 

Look like Loveramics to me, I love my granite Loveramics flat white cups.

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