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    Welcome Guys....

    Will look forward to reading your posts; don't be shy...

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    Hello world!

    This is my first ever post. I have been a CS surfer for quite a few years now and loved the friendly environment and the knowledge people have over here. A bit about me:

    Based in Victoria/Australia and brew around 28-40 shots/week. I have a Mazzer Mini Electronic, paired with a Breville Dual boiler (BES 920). Sadly, the Breville decided to have steam/pump issues and was quoted $385-400 to fix (by espressofix). Not keen on fixing, I am in the market for my next dual boiler beast.

    Unable to justify the $8k LM GS3 spend, I am doing my final research before I pull the trigger on an ECM Synchronika. The top 3 dual boiler finalists for me were the Rocket R58, Profitek 700 and ECM Synch. Since I am really keen on the shot timer, I dropped Rocket R58 from my list so now its between the Profitek and ECM Synchronika.

    Heavily leaning towards the ECM synchronika at this stage (mainly due to the build quality over the profitek). As this will be a long term investment for me 7+ years, I am happy to pay a bit more.

    Will update once/after I purchase!

    Cheers

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    Hey Paul,

    Yes, we indeed speak today. Thanks for your help so far. I'll keep you posted!
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    Hi! Im new here. Go easy on me!

    Iíve owned more machines than I can count and one of the best was an Alex duetto.

    It was by far the quietest machine I have owned. More so than the Linea Mini that Iím currently using. Worth trying them all out in the flesh I say.

    I havenít tried the other two so canít compare them but did own an R58
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    Quote Originally Posted by K_Bean_Coffee View Post
    Welcome guys.
    dmz, you're in Melbourne so keep your eyes open for one of my free training days
    Enjoy the forum.
    Thanks, will do.

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    This is a welcome thread so let's keep it that way.
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    Site Sponsors are encouraged to welcome new members in this thread but posting sales blurb, links and pictures is not cool.

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    Hi all,

    Another long time lurker but first time poster here. The forum has provided me a lot of helpful info to date so I figure it's time to repay by contributing (well as far as my limited experience allows me too anyway...)

    My first foray into home brewed coffee started about 4 years ago with a Moka pot and supermarket ground coffee... It's fair to say I had unrealistic expectations of what to expect from a Moka pot.. I wanted to make espresso.. with that oh so rich crema on top.. Reflecting back on some of those early attempts the coffee was mostly horrible.

    Thankfully I soon bought an appliance grade grinder (Breville Dose Control) and sourced some locally roasted whole beans and things started to improve drastically.

    Since then I've dabbled with a couple of other brewing methods such as french press, pour-over and the Aeropress (probably my favourite acquisition to date!) but now I really want to start exploring the world of home-made espresso. I've recently acquired a Sunbeam EM7000 to start me off on that journey.

    Let's see where I end up...
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    Long time reader here but never jumped into posting. I usually brew at home with either an Aeropress or pour over. I have a Bezzera grinder.

    I have worked in restaurants and cafes for 12 years and owned one myself for 6 of those years. I am going to finally get myself a home machine. I have been lucky enough to acquire a Bezzera Galatea Domus machine made in 2013 for free off my parents (they bought it against my advice about a year and a half ago; they never use it, which is what i told them would happen).
    So now I am looking to sell that. Does anyone have any advice on what I should be looking for as a sale price? I cant keep it as it is overkill for my apartment. I am looking at getting a La Pavoni lever machine as I have used my friends quite a bit and I am in love with them.

    Keep up the great work on the forum, looking forward to getting more involved.
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    Hi there. First post on this account but was actually a member a few years a go. Account possibly deleted because i wasn't using it?

    Anyway recently sold my LM GS3 and have gone full filter. After 5 years with the GS3 it was a tough old sale but to be honest moving to filter coffee has reinvigorated my love for coffee. I'm even thinking about getting back into roasting!

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    New here, just put a post elsewhere but thought I should post this one too. Got a Lelit Combi about 6 weeks ago from a sponsor and loving it. Moved the nespresso pod machine on straight away. Making plenty of mistakes and my coffees are far from consistant day to day but I'm getting there and I reckon I would put a few local cafes to the test currently

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    Hi new to the forum... Well I've been here many times finding tips on how to repair my EM6910 bought one new many years ago had some lessons repaired it twice over the years used everyday by repairs I mean buying used machine and putting the working parts together. After yet another steam wand failure I've picked up another used machine. This time an Expobar office control which came with a Iberital grinder picked it all up for a good price (At least I think so) was told they have just been serviced and new blade in the grinder looks like it. Anyway I've no doubt I may need some help getting the Expobar running right needless to say very excited about the new gear. Thanks for having me.
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    Hi guys,

    I'm new to posting here but not new to reading here. As you may be able to see, I signed up a few years ago but I've recently decided to take the plunge into the world of espresso, and this place has become an invaluable resource for its incredibly knowledgeable posters.

    I've got my eyes on an Oscar II and perhaps a Macap M2M, but I probably won't be pulling the trigger on anything for another few weeks. At the moment I mostly use a V60 and my trusty Baratza Encore.

    I look forward to getting to know you all a bit better in the future!

    Cheers
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    Hi Horse and welcome,

    I look forward to seeing you around the traps.

    Enjoy.

    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HorseFD View Post
    Hi guys,

    I'm new to posting here but not new to reading here. As you may be able to see, I signed up a few years ago but I've recently decided to take the plunge into the world of espresso, and this place has become an invaluable resource for its incredibly knowledgeable posters.

    I've got my eyes on an Oscar II and perhaps a Macap M2M, but I probably won't be pulling the trigger on anything for another few weeks. At the moment I mostly use a V60 and my trusty Baratza Encore.

    I look forward to getting to know you all a bit better in the future!

    Cheers
    Welcome!

    We specialize in the Oscar, so feel free to contact me directly for advice and pricing on the Oscar and M2M.

    Cheers

    Antony
    www.casaespresso.com.au
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    Hi everyone ! I'm new to here, I feel I'm so lucky to found this forum and read so many tips from you guys.
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    Hello Everyone,

    I'm Noyce a newbie to the forum, it feels great to be a member of this forum. I have been roasting for some years now but I hope to learn more here at CoffeeSnobs. Thanks
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    G'day Everyone
    Longtime lurker here , finally decided to make dive in and purchase my first machine
    Upgrading from pods and an Aeropress and I have upgradeitus already ,first was looking at an appliance machine like a Sunbeam or Breville then after reading the wealth of information here I decided to skip that step and go to a proper machine
    I really like the look of the Lelit machines ,started looking at the Combi due to limited bench space now looking at the Kate
    The disease has taken hold before I have even purchased anything
    Anyway thanks for all the information I have already gained here

    Cheers
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    Hi new to Coffeesnobs

    Hi new to Coffeesnobs been lurking around on the site for a while thought i would introduce myself, been a Coffee lover my whole life, owned a BFC Junior for 16 years until she gave up on me last August, upgraded to a Rocket mozzafiato type v which i am very happy with.

    Also recently purchased a Gene Cafe home roaster and have roasted approximatelly 40 roasts, green beans purchased from this site, Colombian, Peru, Brazilian, Ethiopian, PNG. very happy with the results.

    Lurking on this site i have learned a great deal about coffee thanks to all the members here for sharing their vast experience hope to learn a whole lot more.

    Not sure how to post pics of my setup but will give it a go.

    Home setup is:
    Rocket mozzafiato
    Rocket Fausto grinder
    Mazzer major
    Mazzer Kony

    IMG_3621 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/137088629@N03/]
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    Quote Originally Posted by RocketM View Post
    Hi new to Coffeesnobs been lurking around on the site for a while thought i would introduce myself, been a Coffee lover my whole life, owned a BFC Junior for 16 years until she gave up on me last August, upgraded to a Rocket mozzafiato type v which i am very happy with.

    Also recently purchased a Gene Cafe home roaster and have roasted approximatelly 40 roasts, green beans purchased from this site, Colombian, Peru, Brazilian, Ethiopian, PNG. very happy with the results.

    Lurking on this site i have learned a great deal about coffee thanks to all the members here for sharing their vast experience hope to learn a whole lot more.

    Not sure how to post pics of my setup but will give it a go.

    Home setup is:
    Rocket mozzafiato
    Rocket Fausto grinder
    Mazzer major
    Mazzer Kony

    IMG_3621 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/137088629@N03/]
    Welcome RocketM! Sounds like you've enjoyed the coffee journey for a long time. Home roasting is one of the best things about it!

    Sniff

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    Thanks SniffCoffee

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    Wow - thatís such amazing setup !! What do you do with all those grinders? Do you run different beans or do you try different grinders for different results with the same beans?
    GR

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    G'day Grillsy,

    I usually roast two different beans every 7 days all up about 850 grams i get boared with only one taste so i alternate the beans in both the Mazzer grinders, the third grinder Rocket Fausto, well that's a spare grinder that i occasionally use if i buy some artisan roasted coffee.

    Its a never ending journey looking for that special taste.

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    Well I really admire your commitment to the cause. You make me think about finding a space for a second myself now. The laundry has some spare bench so maybe maybe ?
    GR

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    Quote Originally Posted by HorseFD View Post
    Hi guys,

    I'm new to posting here but not new to reading here. As you may be able to see, I signed up a few years ago but I've recently decided to take the plunge into the world of espresso, and this place has become an invaluable resource for its incredibly knowledgeable posters.

    I've got my eyes on an Oscar II and perhaps a Macap M2M, but I probably won't be pulling the trigger on anything for another few weeks. At the moment I mostly use a V60 and my trusty Baratza Encore.

    I look forward to getting to know you all a bit better in the future!

    Cheers
    Just as an update to my original post here, I decided to wait a little longer and ended up with a Profitec Pro 500 which I absolutely love. After a lot of research on CS, YouTube and a couple of other places, I thought it was worth the extra money to get a machine built to last and I'm really glad I did. Thanks for the assistance along the way from this great place!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HorseFD View Post
    Just as an update to my original post here, I decided to wait a little longer and ended up with a Profitec Pro 500 which I absolutely love. After a lot of research on CS, YouTube and a couple of other places, I thought it was worth the extra money to get a machine built to last and I'm really glad I did. Thanks for the assistance along the way from this great place!
    AWESOME choice mate! I've got one too, you'll be just stoked with yours I'm sure
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    Hi Coffee Snobs, I thought I'd introduce myself as I've been lurking for a short while and plan to stick around. My name is Marcus and I'm an Aussie living in northern Germany. I've lived here for about 8 years and can probably count without the need to take my shoes off how many times I've had a truly good coffee here. This is due to both the lack of good cafes and skilled coffee makers here in the north and my own ignorance to the coffee scene or culture. There is a Rosterie here in town and they roast passable coffee that, depending on the blend, is really satisfying.
    I bought a popper and started to roast my own coffee but as the only mod I've done to the machine was to reposition the thermostat to the outside of the case, I've found the popper heats to sharply and quickly. I'd also like to roast larger amounts. I started reading about heat gun methods which lead me to the corretto thread. I'm tossing up whether it's more economical for me to bodge up a stir pot with an 60 rpm high torque electromotor or to buy a bread maker. Either way I'll pick up a decent heat gun and might do a few roasts with a whisk and a pot for now. Every step is an improvement so it doesn't matter if I get perfect, repeatable control straight away.
    Anyway TLDR, newbie, love coffee, nice to be here.
    Cheers
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