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by Jeff, July 1st, 2022, 1:57 pm in Buying Advice
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Cheap coffee scales - any to beware of?

The things I check with a cheap scale before I buy it or when I get it from a vendor that allows "Free Returns" are: * Does it use AAA or AA batteries so I can use Eneloop rechargables (no coin/button cells)? * Is the auto-shutoff time sufficiently long, or can be disabled? * Can the scale
by Kinukcafe, July 1st, 2022, 1:55 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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Cafelat Robot User Experience

Good to know! My Mrs. was asking me to give up saying this is the best espresso we can achieve and it is similar to the espresso we can get from cafe (but she never an espresso drinker ). I think we can't possibly achieve a reasonably good shot with 3 days experience. The best is yet
by Jeff, July 1st, 2022, 1:45 pm in Buying Advice
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Advice for espresso grinder, $500-$1000 budget

If I were looking for a hopper-fed grinder for classic espresso, the Eureka grinders would be high on my list, especially ones like the Atom 75 with Mythos-like burrs. If I were looking for a single-dosing grinder for classic espresso, I'd go with a Niche Zero. Checking Buy/Sell here is one way to get a feeling for used
by jpender, July 1st, 2022, 1:41 pm in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Food safe adhesive

I agree with you that it's not a concern in this instance. But suppose it were a super deadly toxic glue, one that would kill you if you ingested a picogram of it. Would you still be as sure about it "never" contacting any of the grounds?
by Ken5, July 1st, 2022, 1:39 pm in Buying Advice
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Cheap coffee scales - any to beware of?

For those that have the Lunar and perhaps did not read the warranty, the scale is under warranty for 2 years including water damage. States so on the acaia webpage under the scale description, but does not mention it in the manual. Screenshot from webpage... {image}
by Pressino, July 1st, 2022, 1:32 pm in Grinders
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New Etzinger etz-I grinder

I'm glad that you find counterclockwise grinding with the ETZ as easy as clockwise grinder rotation. I presume you're right-handed. My comment was based on human musculoskeletal and neuroanatomy. The ergonomic asymmetry of clockwise and anticlockwise movements in tool use is well understood in the case of screwdrivers used by right and left handers to tighten and loosen right
by TallDan, July 1st, 2022, 1:27 pm in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Food safe adhesive

I have used it to glue a couple broken coffee mugs together. If it's just the handle, I'll still use it for coffee. If it's actually part of the mug that touches coffee, that mug gets moved to shaving or pen holder duty. That's relevant here because, to me, gluing the magnet into the funnel is like gluing
by SutterMill, July 1st, 2022, 1:21 pm in Coffee Roasting
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Klatch Coffee - no more greens on sale?

Are you saying its a Klatch 22? I'll show myself out
by seinfeld11, July 1st, 2022, 1:20 pm in Buying Advice
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Advice for espresso grinder, $500-$1000 budget

Found a Mignon Specialita for sale with a single doser. Worth looking into or is it no? Seller wants sub $500 for it but idk if I should keep looking
by jpender, July 1st, 2022, 1:13 pm in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Food safe adhesive

Well, yeah. Wouldn't you make the same recommendation, even without a lawyer telling you to? It's one thing to make a decision for yourself but advising customers is different. Do we even know with certainty how safe Super Glue or one of the dozens of other "super glues" really is? Would you eat a tube of it? Even if