The Quickmill Carola is the only 'machine' i can think of without steam capability
Now that the local Tesco are selling 1kg bags of Lavazza beans what's the group recommended storage container?
For those? The bin
I just use a bunch of old retail coffee bags that have a valve in them. If I was looking for a dedicated storage container the Airscape is probably where I'd be going.
As with most questions in this thread, there's a James Hoffman video for it:
I don't mind the Tesco own brand beans actually.
on my gaggia classic i've been pulling 40ml from 17.2g in about 30-35 seconds using the espresso blend but I always assumed it wasn't quite where it should be but it worked for my purposes, what you're saying seems like I'm not as far from the norm as I thought?
Just bought these. Very excited.
Yes, sounds like you've found your way there by adjusting to taste, which is exactly how it should be. Nice one.
Any recommendations for a basic kettle that boils quickly and quietly? Not looking for a goose neck or anything specialist.
I got this Bosch one which you can alter temp on, boils super fast and looks nice.
I store my beans in the freezer in the 250g bags a happy donkey send them to me in... Did I do wrong? :)
I dunno, I just use old retail coffee bags to store mine in. Go through them quickly enough that there's no point in freezing them. Think the general wisdom is that keeping them in a cupboard is generally better due to the moisture that forms on the beans when freezing.
Can anyone point me to a source for mesh filters to my Grunwerg cafetiere? I have the smallest one (three cup?) and the mesh filters are ca 70 mm Ø.
JX Pro ordered. Should be here next week. Will feedback soon. Can’t quite believe I’m going back to a hand grinder but seems like the cheapest way to get a really decent espresso grind.
Looks like a nice design, some improvements on the Helor with 10mm bigger burrs and top vs bottom adjustment. I'd recommend a little sugru thumb/knuckle/finger stop, saves energy and cramping.
I’ve used mine for espresso a handful of times now and it’s awesome
Hi. I want to buy a first grinder and wondered if you wise folk might give me some advice.
I’m the only coffee drinker at home, and don’t drink huge amounts - a cup a day or so. I currently use a Hario hand grinder but find it inconsistent so would like to get something a bit better.
I currently drink pour-over and sometimes Aeropress coffee, but want to buy an espresso machine in the future. I’d like to get something that can do both - but won’t need to switch between them once I get an espresso machine.
I've not got loads of room on work surfaces so can’t get anything massive.
I like the look of Mignons visually but am not sure if this is the best bet for me.
I've got a budget of about £250.
any advice gratefully received!
Happy to buy second hand too.
I have this too, can confirm it's great
They also turn up on coffeeforums but that requires joining and posting on there which might be a bit of a faff. For £250 that's what I'd go for
The Vario is great (had mine for almost ten years now) but it doesn't like switching between grind settings, I leave mine set up for espresso and use a hand grinder for Aeropress or pour over...
I find mines ok but you’re gonna have to fluff a couple of shots afterwards
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