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  • Sunbeam EM4800 freebie from Talk Coffee

    Hi all!  Thought Id share my experiences.

    Chris from Talk Coffee was nice enough to offer a Sunbeam EM4800 for free, and I was lucky enough to claim it!

    So after picking it up yesterday and having a good chat with Chris, I took it home to have a fiddle.  The steam wand was blocked with gunk of unknown origin so it needed a good clean out.  The group handle that came with it had a pressurised double basket and with the coffee that Chris gave me (ground a bit coarser than espresso), it produced shots with crema of a really light colour. Milk frothing on it is slow but I was able to get some decent milk - see pic 1.

    Today I went to Ellis Electrical in Dandenong and picked up a Krups unpressurised basket and new seal to replace.  Using the coarser ground coffee from Chris, it didnt work as well as it did on the pressurised basket with a high flow rate - this was expected.  I popped down to Coffee Hit and picked up some of their Ultimate Hit, ground for espresso.  With a slight overdose and solid tamp, Result - a pretty decent shot I think?!  (See pic 2).  Slightly acidic (roasted on the 3rd Jan) but a really deep dark chocolate flavour.

    All in all, Im loving just fiddling and learning a bit more about the machine and I think I might have found a new hobby to keep me occupied during my holidays!








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    Re: Sunbeam EM4800 freebie from Talk Coffee

    Originally posted by 40757A737B140 link=1262670245/0#0 date=1262670245
    Hi all!  Thought Id share my experiences.

    Chris from Talk Coffee was nice enough to offer a Sunbeam EM4800 for free, and I was lucky enough to claim it!

    So after picking it up yesterday and having a good chat with Chris, I took it home to have a fiddle.  The steam wand was blocked with gunk of unknown origin so it needed a good clean out.  The group handle that came with it had a pressurised double basket and with the coffee that Chris gave me (ground a bit coarser than espresso), it produced shots with crema of a really light colour. Milk frothing on it is slow but I was able to get some decent milk - see pic 1.

    Today I went to Ellis Electrical in Dandenong and picked up a Krups unpressurised basket and new seal to replace.  Using the coarser ground coffee from Chris, it didnt work as well as it did on the pressurised basket with a high flow rate - this was expected.  I popped down to Coffee Hit and picked up some of their Ultimate Hit, ground for espresso.  With a slight overdose and solid tamp, Result - a pretty decent shot I think?!  (See pic 2).  Slightly acidic (roasted on the 3rd Jan) but a really deep dark chocolate flavour.

    All in all, Im loving just fiddling and learning a bit more about the machine and I think I might have found a new hobby to keep me occupied during my holidays!

    Wow Tango- great work!  

    Just goes to prove that you can in fact polish a ....

    Amazing what can be achieved with a bit of unloved street junk!

    Well done!

    Chris

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    • #3
      Re: Sunbeam EM4800 freebie from Talk Coffee

      Hi Tango,

      You do realize dont you, that its only the first one thats free?

      Once youre addicted the price goes way up! ;D

      (That second shot looks good.)

      Greg

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      • #4
        Re: Sunbeam EM4800 freebie from Talk Coffee

        Originally posted by 6D584F4D7D4558474B464E2A0 link=1262670245/2#2 date=1262829695
        Hi Tango,

        You do realize dont you, that its only the first one thats free?  

        Once youre addicted the price goes way up! ;D

        (That second shot looks good.)

        Greg
        Oh, youre so right Greg.

        Chris is an espresso pusher. :P

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        • #5
          Re: Sunbeam EM4800 freebie from Talk Coffee

          Oh dont tell me that Greg....

          But I feel that trying to resist the inevitable is futile....Ill start saving now

          Im still lucky to get the first one for free!!

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          • #6
            Re: Sunbeam EM4800 freebie from Talk Coffee

            hi Tango,

            Can you please tell me the model no. of the krups unpressuriesed filter basket that you got?

            Regards,
            Anu

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            • #7
              Re: Sunbeam EM4800 freebie from Talk Coffee

              Hey Anu,

              The part number for the double unpressurised basket is #0907163.

              Cheers

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              • #8
                Re: Sunbeam EM4800 freebie from Talk Coffee

                great shot Tango.

                nice art too.

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