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    Porta filter funnel

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    Does any one sell the Orphan espresso funnel (or similar) here in OZ? I have seen a pic of one being used on a Compak K3 touch and the spill was nil, just what I'm looking for

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonym1 View Post
    Does any one sell the Orphan espresso funnel (or similar) here in OZ? I have seen a pic of one being used on a Compak K3 touch and the spill was nil, just what I'm looking for
    Its a good device, have been using one for a couple of years.

    As far as I know its not available in OZ, Ophan espresso in the US sell them, Talk Coffee Talk Coffee | Professional Coffee Machines in Melbourne had a similar device on special a couple of weeks back, could be worth contacting Chris

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    Very nice gadget for those who are attracted to shiny things, but......
    massively overthought, over engineered, and overpriced, for the job !
    get yourself a clear plastic disposable drink cup from Coles and a pair of scissors , and make yourself a practically invisible funnel, customised to suit your PF/ grinder combo..... For about $0.02 !
    ....or at least try it whilst you wait on delivery of the expensive shiny version !

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    On the other hand, others prefer to pay a little for great design rather than have a piece of of crappy plastic on their bench....
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    Chris do you have a funnel available for a 58mm porta filter?

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    Available on backorder for delivery this week Tony Coffee Catcha | Talk Coffee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talk_Coffee View Post
    On the other hand, others prefer to pay a little for great design rather than have a piece of of crappy plastic on their bench....
    Simplicity and the clever adaption of existing everyday items to function effectively for new purposes is at the heart of a "great design"
    i am impressed at how quickly you manage to shoot down these simple solutions that threaten your own offerings.
    And I am a little disappointed that you consider $75 to be only "a little" ....for a small piece of shiny aluminium .!
    I guess that defines your sense of relative values .

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    No mate. Some people choose plastic. Others- (for example the the OP of the thread) are looking for something a little better than a cut down milk carton. I'm sorry if presenting alternatives makes you uneasy. The OE one also works- and it's cheap.

    Seems to me you are yet to eyeball the Catcha. It's not aluminium.

    Horses for courses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blend52 View Post
    Simplicity and the clever adaption of existing everyday items to function effectively for new purposes is at the heart of a "great design"
    i am impressed at how quickly you manage to shoot down these simple solutions that threaten your own offerings.
    And I am a little disappointed that you consider $75 to be only "a little" ....for a small piece of shiny aluminium .!
    I guess that defines your sense of relative values .
    C'mon b52.... you're pretty quick off the mark to denigrate a straightforward answer to a question.

    ...... and "the heart of great design" is centred on "everyday items"??? Hardly.

    "Great design" is an end to itself; whether it's a better fork to eat with, a more user friendly EFTPOS device, a one off piece of stunning furniture or a bridge spanning a river.

    We CS's are all (mostly) accustomed to paying well over a $100 for a shiny lump of stainless in the shape of a well designed tamper,

    realising the value of something that will last a lifetime....... $75 for a well designed and crafted dosing funnel that will also last a lifetime??? No problem; if it's your thing.

    No it's not 'cheap', but it's not made in China either......

    ( well what do you know..... apparently it is!!, I stand corrected. )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Talk_Coffee View Post
    Horses for courses.
    Some make it with a Slayer - some make it in an old sock

    Not right or wrong – just different!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chokkidog View Post
    ..... and "the heart of great design" is centred on "everyday items"??? Hardly...
    i don't mind being quoted, but please don't paraphrase to distort the original statement

    Quote Originally Posted by chokkidog View Post
    We CS's are all (mostly) accustomed to paying well over a $100 for a shiny lump of stainless in the shape of a well designed tamper,

    realising the value of something that will last a lifetime....... $75 for a well designed and crafted dosing funnel that will also last a lifetime??? No problem; if it's your thing.

    No it's not 'cheap', but it's not made in China either......
    i am happy to pay for things that are necessary and not easily sourced or replicated, but I hate to see someone not being made aware of a simple low cost option to a poor value gadget.
    ....PS...I believe my plastic drink cup was made in NT !

    and TC,...what do you have against plastic, it's a valuable modern engineering material...they even use it to make commercial aircraft these days !
    Also, how many different heights of the Catcha are available ?... Or is this is a "one size fits all" situation !

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesigningByCoffee View Post
    some make it in an old sock
    Washed or unwashed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by flynnaus View Post
    Washed or unwashed?
    I'm thinking Mr Bean style - take said sock off, beans in, bash them with the heel of your shoe, into the cup, water from the thermos, let it steep … gritty sock back on!
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    Porta filter funnel

    Quote Originally Posted by DesigningByCoffee View Post
    Mr Bean style!
    Ha! No pun intended?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chokkidog View Post
    No it's not 'cheap', but it's not made in China either......
    I have a Coffee Catcha.
    The box clearly stated "Made in China".

    But I don't think this invalidates your point.
    Very well made. Heavy, strong and works well.

    I use for events and it has had a very rough life. Easily seen 200kg. Then at the end of the day it is thrown in a box with all the pitchers and group handles then chucked into the back of the van.
    The rubber on the handle is starting to come off but I could just get some heat shrink to fix. I doubt this would happen with home use.

    Cheers
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    Cheers for that bassway, I was under the impression it was made in NZ.

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    Maybe NZ is now part of china. Australia is going that way.

    Barry

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwantfm View Post
    Ha! No pun intended?
    Now that you spotted it - completely intended!

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    I like well made good looking, functional coffee gear, that's why I outlaid almost $3000 for a machine and $650 for a grinder, do you seriously think I'm going to be happy using a daggy old plastic yoghurt container trimmed to size with a blunt pair of scissors? correctamundo, got it in one, it simply ain't gonna do it for me.

    It's the professionally made Orphen funnel or Chris's Coffee Catcha every time.
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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    I recently ordered 2 from OE direct. Arrived in exactly 2 weeks from order. For $80AUD I got both a funnel and the Ipanema cylinder, figured I'd see which suits me better. Both stop stray grinds, but so far I prefer the cylinder, works an absolute treat, nice weight to it and just enough clearance with my Mazzer SJ-E.



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