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by sosha, September 23rd, 2022, 5:16 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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Argos lever espresso machine by Odyssey Espresso

Well, I was able to contact Ross and make the changes I wanted. Black powder coat, walnut, both springs. YEE HAW!
by jz_coffee, September 23rd, 2022, 5:09 pm in Espresso Machines
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Post a pic of your home espresso setup...

Newest edition as of yesterday is the Kafatek Monolith Flat with SSW burrs. Used the Robot for about a year before upgrading to the Decent (which I love). Very happy with this setup and focusing on getting better at roasting atm. Cheers! -Jon {image}
by Nunas, September 23rd, 2022, 5:09 pm in Water
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RO water reading 50ppm, do I need to treat?

I have an RO at the cottage and this advice is about right; you'll see the TDS going up to unacceptable levels eventually. On the other hand, if the RO is downstream from a softener (ion exchanger), it will likely run for years. I'm still on the original membrane on mine after over five years. The TDS gradually rose from
by boren, September 23rd, 2022, 4:47 pm in Buying Advice
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I'm planning on buying the Lelit Bianca PL162, are there any better options for my needs and budget?

Apparently 30.coffee has the regular color version for 1600 Euro, but it's not clear if it's the V2 or V3. Probably worth checking, even with that high import tax
by fred1968, September 23rd, 2022, 4:45 pm in Espresso Machines
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La Marzocco Linea Mini User Experience

** beautiful machine !! love it
by Hubro, September 23rd, 2022, 4:38 pm in Buying Advice
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I'm planning on buying the Lelit Bianca PL162, are there any better options for my needs and budget?

Norway has a *very* hefty import tax of 25%. It would have to be a *lot* cheaper abroad to outweigh that. Currently the only Norwegian distributor is selling the Bianca for 22 990 NOK (~2 244 EUR): {link} The 2 100 EUR Bianca from 30.coffee would cost a little over 2 600 EUR after import taxes
by Hubro, September 23rd, 2022, 4:29 pm in Buying Advice
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I'm planning on buying the Lelit Bianca PL162, are there any better options for my needs and budget?

It's extremely tempting, but the cheapest Decent model costs almost exactly 4000 EUR including taxes, import fees and shipping to Norway, which is almost double that of the Lelit Bianca. I can technically afford it, but it would be a *very big* investment for me. Espresso-brewing would have to be a major hobby, not a prospective hobby. It's definitely a
by jgood, September 23rd, 2022, 4:19 pm in Repairs, Restorations & Mods
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Steam wand modification for Izzo Alex Duetto IV

I found the "burn" version an improvement - but YMMV! I replaced the "no burn" wand with a SS one as the cost was not too bad. If you go "burn" make sure you get the little rubber finger protector for the wand -- the wand gets "burn" hot
by boren, September 23rd, 2022, 4:19 pm in Buying Advice
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I'm planning on buying the Lelit Bianca PL162, are there any better options for my needs and budget?

Looking at the price in Norway I think you can probably pay less ordering from abroad, though I'm not sure about the import tax situation. For example, the site 30.coffee (based in Poland) sells the Bianca V3 (including the black color version) for 2100 Euro, with free shipment. I haven't personally bought from them, but I know people
by MCal2003, September 23rd, 2022, 4:19 pm in Lever Espresso Machines
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Flair 58 Review

$5 out of stock accessory . Plastic or metal? Thinking an easy diy to fabricate out of a chunk of wood and some wood dowels. Rainy day project. Or just use the tabs on the plunger assembly to rotate back to correct position. The plunger rotation seems to be common issue.