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@nigeljh what scales are those and how good are they for brewing? Obviously they come with some special magic coating, how does that effect them during normal usage? Thanks


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@nigeljh what scales are those and how good are they for brewing? Obviously they come with some special magic coating, how does that effect them during normal usage? Thanks

 

Those are the Hario ones, I’ve had them for 6/7 years with no problems, except once when they got quite wet and I thought I’d killed them, but they recovered after a day or two. Think I got them from SquareMile.

 

They are very accurate (0.1g up to 200g, then 0.5g up to 500g), not especially fast but plenty fast enough for brewed coffee.

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I have had a few things in the post, but until I have either used them or earned them (soon Mildred), I don't post about them.

 

Been using this little guy and I like it....quite a lot. It's from Planetary design (who make the Airscape containers). Rodney from Bella Barista sent it to me to try out and see what I thought. I had if for 2 or 3 weeks and I only got round to this one a few days ago. It does what it says on the tin. Even better I turned it upside down, expecting it to leak....and it doesn't. Whether it would in a bag inverted after 5 or 10 minutes, I have no idea but a 30 second inversion over sink and nothing came out. Seems like PD make decent stuff. I have not taken any photos of the inside yet, the idea is simple but clever and you can brew for as long as you need to (thanks @MWJB), then stop the infusion using the plunger.

 

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I see it having a few uses (from my own perspective...rushing in the morning to drop kids to school, grind, place coffee in filter unit, cream and sweetener in body...hot water, twist lock cap and go, at some point in journey press plunger...then sip and enjoy. Or for those longer journeys and days out, you can at least get one large (16 oz) coffee or 470ml in new money. It seems to keep the coffee hot for ages, but I need to do some real testing and leave it for a 3+ hours and see how it goes. I think if you were somewhere where the plunger/filter unit could be washed out and you had access to hot water (e.g. in an office) then a bit of grinding at home and a small container could give you coffee all day. If there is no hot water I suppose a large flask full of boiling water would do the job, fortunately I retired 15 years ago and don't have to suffer corporate coffee machines..

 

They mention cold brew, so I'm going to give that a go tonight ;)


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Normal captcha cock up, when I try and edit, I see a blank post, so uneditable. This all too often happens if there is an image. I wanted to add that depending on grind size, you can get some fines in the bottom, so I never drink the last dregs. This is despite the metal filter being very fine indeed. I really should perhaps grind a bit coarser and steep for even longer. Mark has said up to 20 or 30 minutes can be fine.


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Looks good is it easily available in UK?


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Just beans here, HasBean SSSSS. But . . . I have a birthday next week


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Is it an important one :whistle:

 

Dare I say they are all important once you reach a certain age......LOL

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Can’t wait to get stuck into these beans!

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Just beans here, HasBean SSSSS. But . . . I have a birthday next week
Happy 21st (again) for next week!

Laissez les bons temps rouler

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Is it an important one :whistle:

 

“One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything.”

 

All my important ones are behind me!!! The ones ahead don’t count


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“One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything.”

 

All my important ones are behind me!!! The ones ahead don’t count

They just become more precious :)

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There are children's books, and there are children's books. Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen only make books in the latter category.

 

Circle arrived this week, Triangle and Square have been around for a while now.

 

(If I'm going to read from the same selection of books every night, I'm going to do my best to stack the deck in favour of ones I actually enjoy)8bc63f436f3e02f862bdd5fadb66b360.jpg

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Looks good is it easily available in UK?

 

Dunno to be honest, you can give Bella Barista a try to see if they are stocking it, although Rodney sent it to me for a look to see if I thought it was any good..I have not used many of this type of thing, but it seemed as well designed as their Airscape containers. Of course for me using it by placing it under the Osmio unit and hitting the boiling water button makes it rather easy. The only issue I have with it is forgetting to add my sweetener and double cream first ;)


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I've had a Planetary Design "Double Shot" for years. It works well but isn't spill proof. I use mine at work. Planetary Design kit isn't that easy to find. It's an American company.


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There are children's books, and there are children's books. Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen only make books in the latter category.

 

Circle arrived this week, Triangle and Square have been around for a while now.

 

(If I'm going to read from the same selection of books every night, I'm going to do my best to stack the deck in favour of ones I actually enjoy)8bc63f436f3e02f862bdd5fadb66b360.jpg

 

They sound great :) and as they get older you’ve got the wonderful 'The Dot and the Line' to look forward to


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Ooh exciting! More toys for us all to drool over then?

 

I was reminded of the world famous CFUK quiz, post 2, Q1 today for some reason . . .

 

https://coffeeforums.co.uk/showthread.php?37456-COFFEE-PERSONALITY-QUIZ!-Give-It-Your-Best-Shot!


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There are children's books, and there are children's books. Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen only make books in the latter category.

 

Circle arrived this week, Triangle and Square have been around for a while now.

 

(If I'm going to read from the same selection of books every night, I'm going to do my best to stack the deck in favour of ones I actually enjoy)8bc63f436f3e02f862bdd5fadb66b360.jpg

awww great! Love children's books

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Answer D....

 

Is the WRONG answer


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Is the WRONG answer

Your an a b c all included aren’t you ? POOR POOR Ian

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I have just returned to Italy last Thursday, and I picked up this 1964 Faema President in the town I live in. I have been looking at this listing for about a month now and decided to go through with it as we are moving out this summer and we will get free shipping back to our house, which would save me at least 1000 with my multiple machines sitting in the apartment! Got a pretty decent price, and I got the seller to quickly accept my offer in cash. 1400 euro in campania is almost 2 months of wages on average, and cash is king there!

 

Everything is present but the mercury pressurestat and neon light in the back (the wiring is still there for it). One portafilter is original with a chipped bakelite handle and another is a reproduction, as is the steam arms and manometer. One oddity is the copper tube connecting the boiler to the manometer is snipped, presumably with the original one! There is some rust on the frame but I can have it sandblasted when I strip everything off the frame. The chrome is very decent as well, and will not do any rechroming besides maybe the handles, which have some rust on them. The back glass frame isn't cracked but there is some flaking with the decal. The cup panel on top is flawless which is a nice plus. I will obviously need to replace all the gaskets but nothing that is unobtanium (unlike my gaggia) is missing, which is nice. When I return to the states this and my Gaggia Tell will be restored. I estimate a few hundred to fully get it running again. Just for kicks I weighed the drip tray, which clocks in a little under 5 pounds.

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-Ryan

"I'll throw my portafilter in the ring"

2018 Bosco Sorrento, 1964 Faema President 2 Gr, 1979 Gaggia Tell 2 Gr, 1991 La Pavoni PRG & Elektra MCAL, Olympus 75E, Quickmill Omre, Lido E, Virtuoso, 30+ Moka Pots, Chemex 8 cup, Siphon 5 Cup, French Press 1L, 75 espresso cups

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I have just returned to Italy last Thursday, and I picked up this 1964 Faema President in the town I live in.

 

Stunning, chapeau (or the Italian equivalent) sir!

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