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    dont know if this has been covered before ,if so sorry , i have a large jura ATM* its been good for the last 10 years and still going strong but i feel i would like to progress to a better manual machine ,my worry is operating it ,does any one know if there is a decent place in adelaide that would do a good deal and give instruction on making a great cup of coffee* :) i would appreciate some advice ,thanks* :)

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    Re: Help with machine purchase in SA

    Welcome to CS.

    Take a look down the LHS of the screen and you will find some sponsors in Adelaide. There are others that arent sponsors that you will find by other means, & you wont have any trouble finding someone to help.

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    Thanks for the welcome to CS ,i will have a search through

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    Re: Help with machine purchase in SA

    Coffee Craft are one sponsor that is in SA i am sure they could give the help that is needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 36333D3E3B363933570 link=1337484587/3#3 date=1337559565
    Coffee Craft are one sponsor that is in SA i am sure they could give the help that is needed.
    Thanks adland i will check them out , i was fancying a rocket machine ,will have to find who sells them ,or maybe i could buy one online :)

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    I bought my Giotto from Talk Coffee in Melbourne and I live in Perth WA. It all went very smoothly and I was able to track the goods on the way. It was insurered. This can be discussed. Good thing about most sponsors is they will check the unit and make important adjustments before they send it. You know what you get has been checked out, is tuned correctly and works. I think sponsors like Talk Coffee have warranty arrangements in the owners state. I have found I could ring for help and it has been a very happy experience. Being so close to say talk coffee you could pop over see them!! Perth was just too far away but I really wanted to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5C4D55514159380 link=1337484587/5#5 date=1337589720
    I bought my Giotto from Talk Coffee in Melbourne and I live in Perth WA. It all went very smoothly and I was able to track the goods on the way. It was insurered.* This can be discussed. Good thing about most sponsors is they will check the unit and make important adjustments before they send it. You know what you get has been checked out, is tuned correctly and works. I think sponsors like Talk Coffee have warranty arrangements in the owners state. I have found I could ring for help and it has been a very happy experience. Being so close to say talk coffee you could pop over see them!!* Perth was just too far away but I really wanted to.
    Thanks for the info dumiya , i will be in sydney next weekend for my wives birthday ,maybe i might get time to shop for a giotto evo there :)

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    Caution:
    Instructions on how to make great coffee on a "manual" machine are all very well--but it is a skill and will take some time to acquire.
    The step up from a super-auto is pretty big--enjoy the trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1E2B3C3E0E362B3438353D590 link=1337484587/7#7 date=1337674888
    Caution:
    Instructions on how to make great coffee on a "manual" machine are all very well--but it is a skill and will take some time to acquire.
    The step up from a super-auto is pretty big--enjoy the trip.

    Greg
    Ha , yes i appreciate it will be a leaning prosses ,i was thinking getting some instruction would be a good start tho ;) looking forwards to the trip , thanks for the support ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3A23353D2F263E3F3A560 link=1337484587/8#8 date=1337693874
    Ha , yes i appreciate it will be a leaning prosses
    Are you suggesting CSers are on some kind of perpetual coffee break!? Outrageous. :) ;) :D

    (Enjoy!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 73647C7E170 link=1337484587/9#9 date=1337726594
    Quote Originally Posted by 3A23353D2F263E3F3A560 link=1337484587/8#8 date=1337693874
    Ha , yes i appreciate it will be a leaning process
    Are you suggesting CSers are on some kind of perpetual coffee break!? Outrageous.* *:) ;) :D

    (Enjoy!)
    No that would be learning process ,dam spell check ,I had a laugh ;)

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    Re: Help with machine purchase in SA

    @luckyphil,
    How is your search going? I am from Adelaide and took the pluge today with a purchase :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3026383D3D38303C2230510 link=1337484587/11#11 date=1338203264
    @luckyphil,
    How is your search going?* I am from Adelaide and took the pluge today with a purchase :)
    Hi awilla
    After a long internet search i actually got my best deal on a rocket evo and mini mazzer locally , i get a full run through , some tuition* and take it home tomorrow ,* ;D 8-)

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    Hi luckyphil.
    A great combo, and I look forward to hearing about your great shots too. The search may be long but no doubt worthwhile. 8-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 25332D28282D25293725440 link=1337484587/13#13 date=1338288588
    Hi luckyphil.
    A great combo, and I look forward to hearing about your great shots too.* The search may be long but no doubt worthwhile. 8-)
    Well I got my machines home , put 2 kilos of beans through the grinder to season and set up the dose , it sure makes nice coffee and looks good too* ;) :)

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    love the photos, pride of the kitchen, and 2 kg of beans ground, thats a lot of coffee :D

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    You did the right thing with the grinder. My grinder has taken quite some time to bed in. Until it bedded in there was quite a lot of clumping.

    (I am trying to be objective but - I want an Evo too :( )


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    Quote Originally Posted by 74627C79797C74786674150 link=1337484587/15#15 date=1338377909
    love the photos, pride of the kitchen, and 2 kg of beans ground, thats a lot of coffee* :D
    The guys i bought the machine from ( D, ANGELO COFFEE ) gave me 2 1/2 kilos of free beans for that purpose so i will be giving coffee away to rellos and friends with stove top makers :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 34253D392931500 link=1337484587/16#16 date=1338379115
    You did the right thing with the grinder.* My grinder has taken quite some time to bed in.* Until it bedded in there was quite a lot of clumping.

    (I am trying to be objective but - I want an Evo too :( )
    GO for it , its a great machine :)

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    Re: Help with machine purchase in SA

    I am getting a bit fed up with waiting 1 hour in the morning for the machine to warm up ,how many people use a timer plugged into the power outlet ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2F3620283A332B2A2F430 link=1337484587/19#19 date=1338889201
    I am getting a bit fed up with waiting 1 hour in the morning for the machine to warm up ,how many people use a timer plugged into the power outlet ??
    I do.
    I have a programmable timer that can do multiple settings.
    The sort I use is available on the bay - item 180865100815

    I use about 4 different settings for various morning/evening and weekend timings.

    Brett.

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    Dont wait an hour thats nothing more than overkill.

    Turn it on soon as you roll out of bed. After youve attended to whatever you do when you get out of bed, usually atleast 20 minutes in my home, the machine will be ready enough.....

    Put you hand on the group. If you can leave it there its not hot enough. Flush water through the group and you will see (feel) the thing heat up fairly quickly at that point.. Have the group handle attached and cups under that, so everything heats up at the same time without wasting water.

    Do this again a few times over the next five minutes and the machine will be ready. When you place your hand on the group, if you have to remove it quickly or burn yourself, youre good to go....nothwithstanding that everyone has a different tolerance to heat.

    While a great many people use timers, one day.....the use if it will cause an expensive breakdown so I dont recommend them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5D44525A484159585D310 link=1337484587/19#19 date=1338889201
    I am getting a bit fed up with waiting 1 hour in the morning for the machine to warm up
    30 minutes is the most I wait for my morning espresso...and its not really waiting since my wife usually gets up first and she switches my machine on for me while I sleep another 20 minutes ;D

    should only take 5 minutes from switching on for the water in the boiler to be at temp (or at least for my Boiler Gauge to show 1.2 bars), then another 25 minutes for everything else to warm up.* I do a flush through my portafilter and into the cup to warm them up and to stabilise the heat through the group head, wipe the portafilter, grind, dose and pull the shot.*
    If Im really desperate I have pulled shots waiting only 15 minutes...I dont recommend it...but thats when my wife sleeps in and Im extremely late...I dont do a cooling flush then ;D


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    Quote Originally Posted by 12000E1804610 link=1337484587/22#22 date=1338945566
    Quote Originally Posted by 5D44525A484159585D310 link=1337484587/19#19 date=1338889201
    I am getting a bit fed up with waiting 1 hour in the morning for the machine to warm up
    30 minutes is the most I wait for my morning espresso...and its not really waiting since my wife usually gets up first and she switches my machine on for me while I sleep another 20 minutes ;D

    should only take 5 minutes from switching on for the water in the boiler to be at temp (or at least for my Boiler Gauge to show 1.2 bars), then another 25 minutes for everything else to warm up.* I do a flush through my portafilter and into the cup to warm them up and to stabilise the heat through the group head, wipe the portafilter, grind, dose and pull the shot.*
    If Im really desperate I have pulled shots waiting only 15 minutes...I dont recommend it...but thats when my wife sleeps in and Im extremely late...I dont do a cooling flush then ;D
    HA , i really need to train my wife to go down stairs first and turn on the machine while i sleep for another 30 mins ;D heres a thought ,maybe she could learn how to make the coffee and bring me one back up stairs for when i wake up ;D ::)

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    Re: Help with machine purchase in SA

    I have much more experience with coffee and coffee machines than I do with women, that said I find, that if you do things for your woman that she really appreciates, she will return it in spades for you ;D

    So, your wife bringing your cuppa upstairs to you is entirely within your control ;)



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