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Re: Coffee lover?

Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:36 am

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So spendy tho ! More than a machine FFS

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They call it the Otto. Pretty but I'd rather have a proper espresso machine for less money
 
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Re: Coffee lover?

Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:40 am

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What's the entry-level budget on these espresso machines in the UK without buying a complete dud?

I toyed with all this some time ago - you need a decent grinder too ... something like this bundle

http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/rancil ... er-package

or better yet

http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/rancil ... er-package

Costs more than my missus wanted to let me spend at the time.

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The rancilio is the best grinder . Good grinding and fresh beans are probably the most underrated parts in making a proper cup of coffee :cool:
 
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Re: Coffee lover?

Sat Dec 12, 2015 4:40 pm

Resurrecting this thread ... just started a new job and they have a Rocket Giotto here:

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The grinder looks like a serios piece of kit too - I've not yet tried them out - for fear of making a tit of myself.

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Re: Coffee lover?

Sat Dec 12, 2015 4:43 pm

And the beans are Illy ... same stuff they dump in the machine for the rest of us plebs.

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Re: Coffee lover?

Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:39 pm

Do they leave the hopper topped up? How hard is it to remove and use your own beans for a single dose?

Seeing as this thread has risen from the dead... I still enjoy my La Pavoni for espresso, but I've recently got a Hario V60 and I love that for longer drinks. Keep hovering over the buy-button on a Bonavita variable temp kettle now.
 
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Re: Coffee lover?

Fri Dec 18, 2015 2:38 pm

Andy S wrote:
Do they leave the hopper topped up? How hard is it to remove and use your own beans for a single dose?

Seeing as this thread has risen from the dead... I still enjoy my La Pavoni for espresso, but I've recently got a Hario V60 and I love that for longer drinks. Keep hovering over the buy-button on a Bonavita variable temp kettle now.

I'm sure people must use their own beans on occasion ... but if its anything like my last place the engineers will settle for the free shit.

Might spring for a La Pavoni myself when we find a house - I figure I'll be able to find a barely used one for sale on Ebay or Craigslist.

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Re: Coffee lover?

Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:49 pm

St Nicolas has been v kind to me. Happy little crimbo ... high as a kite on caffeine. :lol:

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