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    Sunbeam Cafe Latte *& Breville Grinder

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Sunbeam Cafe Latte (EM5600) & Breville Grinder (BCG450)
    I am happy how its working but would like to increase the shot pour time as no matter how I grind the beans it still pours to fast, will get a non pressurised basket help this ??
    As I am in New Zealand who are the Krups agents to contact for this.
    Thanks

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    Re: Sunbeam Cafe Latte  & Breville Grinder

    Hey dynacam,

    a non pressurised basket is what you need - although you may also find that your grinder doesnt grind fine enough for a great espresso pour.

    Krupps have these guys listed on their website - if they cant help they should be able to let you know who can:

    Groupe SEB New Zealand
    P O Box 64-302
    Botany Town Centre
    East Tamaki
    1730 Auckland
    New Zealand

    E-mail: atyourservice@groupeseb.co.nz
    Tel.: 0800 700 711
    Fax: 0800 700 712

    Good luck!

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    Re: Sunbeam Cafe Latte *& Breville Grinder

    Thanks I will go have a look

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    Re: Sunbeam Cafe Latte *& Breville Grinder

    Hi dynacam

    I also own an em5600, I used an angle grinder to make the baskets non-pressurised by removing the outer metal skin, I also removed the plastic from inside the p-f. I have an Iberital Challange grinder which works well with this machine, I find that if I slightly overfill the baskets and tamp fairly firmly I get good coffee shots. It also goes without saying that I only use fresh coffee beans ground as I need them.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Sunbeam Cafe Latte  & Breville Grinder

    ive got a em4800 and a good grinder.

    once you buy the krups filter AND the krups group head seal you will get 27sec perfect pours


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    Re: Sunbeam Cafe Latte *& Breville Grinder

    Thanks to all replys, I am chassing up on the basket from the local krups service centre ..

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    Re: Sunbeam Cafe Latte *& Breville Grinder

    I have managed to get a Breville filter basket that fits from the Bar Italia, (part # is ESP4 / 51 1-2 cup filter)

    See this post
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1197963857 (not sure how to make the link)

    With my few tries I am getting a better extraction (20 - 25 secs)

    At this point in time I have not removed the plastic inside the Portafilter !!

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    Re: Sunbeam Cafe Latte  & Breville Grinder

    Quote Originally Posted by dynacam link=1199656768/0#6 date=1202100311
    I have managed to get a Breville filter basket that fits from the Bar Italia, (part # is ESP4 / 51 1-2 cup filter)

    See this post
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1197963857 (not sure how to make the link)

    With my few tries I am getting a better extraction (20 - 25 secs)

    At this point in time I have not removed the plastic inside the Portafilter !!
    Great to hear dynacam [smiley=thumbsup.gif],

    Sounds like youre well on your way now 8-).

    Im not positive about this but I believe that you can discard the plastic shield thing in the bottom of your PF now as I think its main purpose is to deflect the stream of coffee coming from the single hole of a pressurised basket and thereby give the impression of a good shot of espresso. With a normal basket, it really only acts as a trap for coffee oils and minute solids that eventually go rancid. This will without doubt give your shots an off taste as well as providing an ideal environment for the harbouring of all manner of single cell nasties :o.

    If it was mine, Id be getting rid of it.... :)

    Mal.

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    Re: Sunbeam Cafe Latte *& Breville Grinder

    Thanks, If I remove the plastic shield thing will I be left with a "hole" in the bottom of the PF ?, it seems to be attached witha screw ?.
    With the existing 2 spouts I can do 2 singles a 3rd hole will mess things up.
    Would it be better if I got another PF ..

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    Re: Sunbeam Cafe Latte  & Breville Grinder

    I guess you could always refit the screw after removing the plastic deflector thing.... If it looks like being a bit too long you could then shorten it a smidgen :-?,

    Mal.

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    Re: Sunbeam Cafe Latte  & Breville Grinder

    If this is the same PF as my old one, the hole in the PF isnt threaded - so without the plastic insert the screw wont stay in.

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    Re: Sunbeam Cafe Latte  & Breville Grinder

    Quote Originally Posted by m@ link=1199656768/0#10 date=1202162172
    If this is the same PF as my old one, the hole in the PF isnt threaded - so without the plastic insert the screw wont stay in.
    Should be easy to drill & tap to what ever thread you want and then use a short(ened) screw to block up the hole. Where theres a will..... ;)

    Mal.

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    Re: Sunbeam Cafe Latte  & Breville Grinder

    ...and there I was trying to give dynacam an excuse to buy a Vibiemme ;)

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    Re: Sunbeam Cafe Latte *& Breville Grinder

    not sure what a Vibiemme is ?? ... but for present I will have to work with what I got, will be living in a caravan around NZ for the next couple of years so space will be tight and the current setup just fits ..
    I am after another PF so I will hack that one around and keep one as it comes ..

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    Re: Sunbeam Cafe Latte *& Breville Grinder

    Is there any part no for the "krups group head seal" or can I have a model no of a Krups machine its fits, the service people want this ?? as they seem to have lots of different ones ??

    Thanks



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