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by BVLDARI, 12 minutes ago in Grinders
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Versalab M4 Unboxing and First Shot

Thank you. I've been a long time lurker and finally figured I'd sing up and contribute. Based on current kitchen setup I will keep the felt feet but excellent idea regarding the rubber feet. Will keep that in mind and am sure will eventually get those. Thanks for the tip on the Rhino shot glass. I
by jpender, 14 minutes ago in Coffees
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Saka Caffè in the States

I have the Crema Bar but I've had to work a little harder with this latest batch. Previously it's just been so easy to pull good shots. So there is variability, whether it's in the greens or the roasting or both. I also recall people posting that Saka can be a little rough when it's too fresh. This batch is
by BVLDARI, 20 minutes ago in Grinders
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Versalab M4 Unboxing and First Shot

Full disclosure - this is my first grinder and I don't have it dialed in yet - something about work these days LOL... Yes, the markers are still stickers and I have not installed yet. I meant to ask Versalab to do it at their shop and completely forgot. Everything I've ever seen or read says
by BVLDARI, 24 minutes ago in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Breville Oracle Touch Steam Boiler Not Filling No Heat After Descale 45 Degree Tilt Solution Fix

Thanks for the feedback. I use filtered water and then the filter on the machine. Probably not perfect but overall likely ok. I think the machine will fail before the descaling is really needed in my set up so overall I agree - don't descale these
by Happymonday, 25 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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Opinions on upgrading to a Sanremo You or La Marzocco Linea Mini

I was working out the Specht cost in CAD this afternoon, all taxes, shipping, and duties (for BC) approx: LMLM + Pump = $10,860CAD LMLM + Wood + Pump = $11,900CAD I adjusted the formula for the US, but with no duties or taxes approx: LMLM + Pump = $7000USD LMLM + Wood + Pump =
by dockoelboto, 44 minutes ago in Buying Advice
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Opinions on upgrading to a Sanremo You or La Marzocco Linea Mini

@neirda: I did the install myself. Rick Bond sent me the entire kit and he has video instructions on how to install. I'm not a big diy guy but I was able to do it. Hardest part is there are some deep bolts that can be a pain but honestly it was pretty straight forward. I had
by NicaDon, 49 minutes ago in Coffee Roasting
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Building a Kaldi type home roaster

I received the roaster when transiting the US and am now using it in Nicaragua. It's very small, fitting in the palm of my hand. I hoped to find a small butane camp stove to roast outside but those are not available here. I finally broke down and roasted indoors and am very happy with the results. A
by bgn, 59 minutes ago in Lever Espresso Machines
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Londinium Compact.

If it is shipping before I get my Argos, I may be ordering one
by GregoryJ, Yesterday, 10:54 pm in Buy/Sell
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[FS] Eureka Atom 65 - Matte Black

Lowered price
by eka, Yesterday, 9:38 pm in Buy/Sell
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[FS] Niche Zero - Black US 120v

I will soon be moving overseas, which means I unfortunately have to sell most of my coffee setup. I purchased this Niche Zero last year and I am the first and only owner. Since it's the second Niche I own, this one is basically new (Used 15 pounds of coffee through it, at most). Still have original packaging and accessories