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#1261: Post by Papuru »

I appreciate the quick response and explanation. Would it be possible to swap out the black handles with the new purple resin ones when I order?

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#1262: Post by decent_espresso (original poster) replying to Papuru »

Yes, happy to do so. Please indicate you want that in the order notes.

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#1263: Post by markpermann »

decent_espresso wrote: john's very detailed, transparent answers
Very impressed. I would like to have seen the two things I asked about in 1.44 (as probably you would too!) but it's time for me to own a Decent. :D As soon as the 1.44 Pro is available I will be ordering one. Looking forward to joining the community!

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#1264: Post by decent_espresso (original poster) »




Here are the five Decent Espresso video tapings we're doing this week.

As always, these are live events where you can follow and ask questions.

Each video will then be edited and released at a later date.

- Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/@Decentespresso
- Google Calendar: http://decent.la/@gcal
- Apple iCal: click "File/New Calendar Subscription" with: http://decent.la/@ical

-john

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#1265: Post by decent_espresso (original poster) »

4 minute salted caramel sauce, from scratch

Homemade salted caramel sauce is amazing in espresso. I also use it to sweeten and complexify coffee ice cream, a latte, tiramisu, mocha drinks and coffee eggnog.

It's super easy to make, once you know how.

You'll need 500g (1lb) of white sugar, 1 liter of heavy cream (half a gallon), and 4 minutes of your time.

RotaryRoasters

#1266: Post by RotaryRoasters »

How about Kingston ON?

I'm looking to purchase one and would love to actually see one.

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#1267: Post by decent_espresso (original poster) »

RotaryRoasters wrote:How about Kingston ON?
I'm looking to purchase one and would love to actually see one.
I'm not seeing a Decent in Kingston itself, sorry.

ronlangara

#1268: Post by ronlangara »

Hi
Is there a café near Vancouver BC, Canada with a Decent? I too would love to see one before taking the plunge.

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#1269: Post by decent_espresso (original poster) replying to ronlangara »

I'm sorry, but we have no visibility at all as to who is buying our machines (home or cafe use) and even if it's a cafe, we have no idea if they're in the back room, the roastery, or front of house.

The only way to find cafes with Decents at the moment is via Instagram, as cafes tend to tag us in their posts
https://www.instagram.com/decentespress ... es/tagged/

Here are 3 posts from Decent running cafes in the past 24 hours.






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#1270: Post by decent_espresso (original poster) »

Coffee cart wheels stress test

I've posted before about we modify the IKEA BROR cart to make a low-cost Coffee Cart https://decentespresso.com/coffeecart

In Milan, Italy, our wheels all bent due to the rough trade show floor, and we've been trying to design a low cost wheel bracket. A big AHA MOMENT came a few weeks ago, when I thought of welding a threaded block of metal into the angle of the cart leg. We made 4 prototypes, and tested them.

The good news is that the new way of holding the wheels is incredibly strong. It held fast, whereas all our previous designs couldn't survive. Alex put 108kg (238lbs) of water on the cart and with Teddy, they push it around the loading dock of our building.

The bad news is that the stress from this test transferred to other parts of the cart, that we now need to address.
  • one wheel bolt bent. We think that if we get a wheel that has no nut pushing it away from the bracket, it'll be stronger. We've found a source for wheels like that.
  • the bracket pushed away from the cart, because it's only fixed with 2 bolts. We're going to drill 2 more bolt holes that people can optionally put 2 bolts through, to give the bracket a 4 bolt mounting
  • the angled IKEA metal leg itself bent. We think that the 4 bolt mount will help distribute the stress more. But that might be a real limit with IKEA's low cost design.
Still, this is a huge improvement. We now have a bracket that doesn't bend, and "only" need to shore up the bits around the bracket, which seems doable, and not expensive to try.

Once we figure this all out, we'll be selling these 4 wheel brackets to IKEA BROR carts, so you can cheaply make you coffee cart really robust, like we have.

-john