Yep it's a quality spot. They've got locks for bikes outside, assembly beans, top notch kit. Yep 3 really nice chaps from Brixton Cc it's also got a few other elements supported from members if the club in the design.
Motto is Good Things and has a healthy theme but serves coffee inc. milk drinks, local beers and light food.
If you're an Instagramer just featured them on my account london_baristas
It's a perfect pre post ride spot for a Kent ride
Sounds great. Thanks.
(and london_baristas now followed, for further reccos)
Yep have been in a few times, really nice setup great coffee. Didn't realise that were Brixton CC lads.
@Matisse LFGSS barista training day? I'd definitely be up for this - if the numbers can allow.
@matisse I'd be very up for the barista training evening. Pretty flexible for evenings Sept Oct.
I was thinking of doing the formal barista training but perhaps a slight overkill since it's more for my own interest than professional training.
Cheers for the heads up, I've seen a few of the older ones on eBay that look promising
Yo coffee dudes
If the thermo fuse has gone, it means the boiler is overheating, which means the thermostat/s have gone, right?
I had the boiler thermostat go on my Gaggia which did indeed cause it to overheat. Easy enough to replace especially if you've had the pleasure of clearing the solenoid.
Ta. Did you cough up the £17 shops seem to want for them?
I think I paid more but it was a few years back
Who's got a basic but fully functional single group machine they want to sell me? I want to learn espresso after a couple of years on V60. Or point me in the direction of one.
I have a nice grinder at least
What's the budget? £300 should get you a used Rancilio Silvia. If you've already got a nice grinder you can get great results with that machine.
£300 is about what I can go to. Thanks for the tip.
Worth a punt? Comes with associated bits.
Yes I would think so, but you can be fairly choosy as there are a lot out there, watch a few and see what they're going for. All the repairs, maintenance and mods are thoroughly documented online and parts are cheap and plentiful.
I won a Silvia v3 on ebay recently for £230, seems about the average price. The one you linked comes with some extra gaskets and descaler which is a good sign that it's been looked after. Mine had a pretty tired gasket which I replaced and the big removable brass bit above the screen needed a good soak to degunk.
Also, loving the Yellow Bourbon espresso beans. I'm used to getting a pretty dark roast and drinking it with sugar but these are great without. Was hoping they'd last until payday but I'm halfway through them already.
Actually that one looks great - that's a few quids worth of accessories that you wont have to buy and given that they're all in boxes I reckon its probably a fastidious owner. Looks well looked after generally.
Edit - What Colonel of Truth said! Glad you're enjoying the coffee.
eBay has em for a tenner now. Phew. Bought both. Anything else I should replace / fettle whilst I have it opened up? Going to do the OPV tune.
@Matisse I'm in Bristol too so would be potentially interested in a lufguss training day / evening / whatever
@Matisse @UmeVELO Can I add to that list :)
Its getting quite big now eh!
Okay, Sunday evenings in October, lets see whos available when.
I can do 22nd or 29th
Also could I bring a water sample for evaluation?
22nd and 29th both good for me.
This is very good on espresso!
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