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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

  • #2
    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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    • #3
      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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      • #4
        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....
        Last edited by TC; 17 November 2014, 12:03 PM.

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        • #5
          Chris do you have a funnel available for a 58mm porta filter?

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          • #6
            Available on backorder for delivery this week Tony Coffee Catcha | Talk Coffee

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            • #7
              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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              • #8
                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.
                Last edited by TC; 17 November 2014, 02:19 PM. Reason: extra info

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                • #9
                  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. )
                  Last edited by chokkidog; 18 November 2014, 09:17 AM.

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                  • #10
                    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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                    • #11
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                      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

                      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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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by DesigningByCoffee View Post
                        some make it in an old sock
                        Washed or unwashed?

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                        • #13
                          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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                          • #14
                            Porta filter funnel

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

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                            • #15
                              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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