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    oe lido 2

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    since it was announced late last year i've been keeping an eye on this and have noticed a couple batches were very quickly sold out from chris at talk coffee.

    a quick search didnt yield any results on it here in CS so i thought i'd post and ask if anyone could give their feedback on their experiences the grinder? =)

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    I think in fact Chris is still waiting for stock to arrive - apparently there have been some issues with supply - and so marked it as sold out to prevent further orders.

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    explains alot

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    We finally have confirmation that these are on the water. There will be plenty to go around.

    ETA conformed as October.

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    Stock has finally landed and we will have ours on Thursday or Friday. Back orders will go express post same day and orders are open: OE Lido 2 grinder | Talk Coffee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talk_Coffee View Post
    Stock has finally landed and we will have ours on Thursday or Friday. Back orders will go express post same day and orders are open: OE Lido 2 grinder | Talk Coffee
    I can vouch for the Lido 1; I use it with the Bacchi and it produces a top brew. The Lido 2 would be even better.

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    Hi Chris
    You've been using one for a few months now and mentioned in another thread about the glass catcher jar - how do you reckon it looks for longevity? Seem rugged enough?
    Me-thinking 4wd'ing trips etc …
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    G'day Matt,

    The catcher jar- just a jar. I understand that plenty of spares are coming in but I wonder why glass was used only for the jar? It doesn't seem to reduce static...

    Out of curiosity, I looked in my pantry to see if something we had would be a replacement- but no go at our place.

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    Thanks Chris
    Certainly not a deal breaker - looks like a great grinder!
    I agree - the choice does seem a little strange for a hand-held item that will more than likely be knocked over or dropped at some stage. I'm sure someone in the CS community will find a work around though

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesigningByCoffee View Post
    Thanks Chris
    Certainly not a deal breaker - looks like a great grinder!
    I agree - the choice does seem a little strange for a hand-held item that will more than likely be knocked over or dropped at some stage. I'm sure someone in the CS community will find a work around though
    My Lido came in a neoprene carrier which keeps it reasonably well protected in between uses. Just need to be a little careful while using- no breakage yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gavisconi007 View Post
    My Lido came in a neoprene carrier which keeps it reasonably well protected in between uses. Just need to be a little careful while using- no breakage yet.
    Seems it's an option now.

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    Mine has arrived - thanks for the prompt delivery Chris!

    I haven't tried it yet but have adjusted the grind to the rough area for espresso as per the instructions.

    Looks like a nice solid piece of kit. I plan to use it on holidays - it will take up less space in the boot than my HG-One!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gavisconi007 View Post
    My Lido came in a neoprene carrier which keeps it reasonably well protected in between uses. Just need to be a little careful while using- no breakage yet.
    I reckon a neoprene wine bottle pouch could do the trick
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    Quote Originally Posted by SniffCoffee View Post
    Mine has arrived - thanks for the prompt delivery Chris!

    I haven't tried it yet but have adjusted the grind to the rough area for espresso as per the instructions.

    Looks like a nice solid piece of kit. I plan to use it on holidays - it will take up less space in the boot than my HG-One!

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    Hope you enjoy it Sniff,

    Big rush to get them all out last night and I made the post office by....... 3 minutes!

    All backorders went express post so for those in "the zone" as determined by Ozpost, you should have your grinder today.

    Cheers

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    Hi chris, of the reviews i read from the states i couldn't find any that used this for espresso based coffee. Any comments on how it goes when used for espresso?

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    Hi Luke,

    We had no problem at all in comprehensively choking an Alex Leva.

    Must admit, I can't be bothered grinding for ages by hand and then starting again after a dud shot- but it will do it and easily.

    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talk_Coffee View Post
    Hi Luke,

    We had no problem at all in comprehensively choking an Alex Leva.

    Must admit, I can't be bothered grinding for ages by hand and then starting again after a dud shot- but it will do it and easily.

    Chris

    I use my Lido 1 exclusively for espresso. Superb consistency and makes a great espresso.

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    Thanks guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by SniffCoffee View Post
    Mine has arrived - thanks for the prompt delivery Chris!
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    +1 Thanks Chris for getting these babies out so quickly.

    Mine arrived on Friday and have been using it over the weekend and am so impressed with how easy it is to grind and the quality of grind!

    It's big and has some weight, but its solid! Absolutely love it!
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    A quick check of workshop odd and sods bottles reveals a plastic Sanitarium peanut butter jar will fit. There must be many others out there. A quick visit to op shops and tip shops should reveal more.

    While offering a robust alternative for travel use, a downside for some might be the increased static from a plastic jar - on the other hand this can help remove chaff and other fines.

    Although the Lido 1 was brilliant I am loving the fit and finish of the Lido 2 and it's more accessible adjustability.
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    Shouldnt really be talking bout the LIDO2 IMHO.....

    There's a LIDO3 from SCAJ, found this thread off CG....

    http://www.home-barista.com/grinders...an-t32347.html

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    Doug and Barb at OE have confirmed that the LIDO 3's plastic anti-static jar will be available to buy separately at some point. I've been using a prototype of the anti-static jar with my LIDO 2 for over a month now, and it works pretty well. Also, it's very light.

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    Which is better lido2 or 3?,

    IMHO i think the 3 is better for travel... other than that no obvious comparisons yet... Have to wait for them to release the lido3 and wait for reviews to pile...

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    I have been using the Lido2 all week for espresso duties and while its a bit of a work out on a medium roast and the ergonomics of the whole process can be a bit of a pain at first, if your only pulling 1 to 2 shots a day or here and there its not a problem at all.

    As for grind / cup quality running fine grinds with 18g VST, I have been very very impressed, it has surpassed my expectations.
    The grounds are reasonably fluffy, have little to no clumping and easy to handle. Great middle of the road flavour profile, very even looking naked extractions.

    Grinding lighter roasts for filter brewing is very easy and quick. Tastes great.

    Overall, it sets a pretty high standard for an entry level grinder option, I would take it over the small electric consumer appliance conical every time.
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    I've been using the Lido 2 this week. It's been brilliant. Beautifully made, ergonomics are just fine (I grind standing up with the catch jar on my hip). The results for Kalita Wave 155 are wonderful. It produces wonderfully sweet and smooth results for pour over. The only thing that is unfortunate about my experience is that I had no idea that Chris at Talk Coffee would be bringing them in. I ended up buying direct from Orphan Espresso and paid a fortune for shipping (if not clear already I paid a lot more than what Chris is charging locally). In any case it's a fantastic device and I enjoy every time I use it. Many of my work colleagues are enjoying the results as well.
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    Been enjoying playing with my Lido this week - awesome grinder

    First round for espresso yesterday. Measured out 24g beans, set it to 10 marks from zero for espresso as the instructions said, and nailed a perfect pour. Hardest thing was transferring from the jar to the triple basket! Need that modded plastic cup
    Still dialling in for other methods, but currently working on 10 notches for espresso as mentioned, and 14 to give me my syrupy thick aeropress - and probably drip too.

    This is a great grinder overall.

    Couple of pics…
    Cheers Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesigningByCoffee View Post
    Hardest thing was transferring from the jar to the triple basket! Need that modded plastic cup
    The AeroPress funnel works quite well for this sort of thing too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimal View Post
    The AeroPress funnel works quite well for this sort of thing too...

    Mal.
    Was pondering that very thing just last night! We've got a jam funnel too…

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    Well, was looking at taking away this beast on holidays and 4wd/Camping trips, and stumbled across the perfect travel solution at Super Chump Auto for about $35. A little bit deeper than it needs to be, but a perfect Pelican to suit the size exactly was quadruple the price

    Not ideal for hiking, I'll freely admit, but great for car/van/boat trips!

    DBC-Lido-Packin-Kit-1.jpg DBC-Lido-Packin-Kit-2.jpg DBC-Lido-Packin-Kit-3.jpg

    Oh, BTW might not try taking it on a plane!

    DBC-Lido-Packin-Kit-3-xray.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesigningByCoffee View Post
    I reckon a neoprene wine bottle pouch could do the trick
    Yep- that's exactly what it is, with some OE branding

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesigningByCoffee View Post
    Was pondering that very thing just last night! We've got a jam funnel too…
    I just make a crude funnel with my hand (thumb and index finger) by wrapping them around the porta- filter rim. Tip the jar in from the top- too easy-no need for any funnel.

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    Hi Chris,

    Just wondering if you currently have stock of the Lido 2?

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattyRay View Post
    Hi Chris,

    Just wondering if you currently have stock of the Lido 2?

    Thanks,

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    Sure do Matt: OE Lido 2 grinder | Talk Coffee

    Cheers

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    Thanks Chris,

    Matt.

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    I had the honour of meeting Doug and Barb at MICE this morning and came away with a present! We have twins!

    It's one of four in Australia and was assembled by Doug himself.

    They are going into production soon and will be coming to Australia in due course.

    All bits are interchangeable between models as well. There is some great stuff in the pipeline for Lido users.

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    Must be his birthday!
    That canister looks good - the glass one still unsettles me a little…

    It is a cracking grinder. I often use it for espresso when I just want to sample a shot of something that's not 'in the hopper' at the time, or something straight out of the roaster - and I'd be hard pressed to pick it flavour wise from the big dog
    And it is pretty fast - only about 20secs to grind 25g for the triple basket. Don't know if the M4 was that much quicker…

    Look forward to your thoughts on the OE3 in use Chris!

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    The plastic catch jar certainlty makes the Lido2 much more pleasant to use.

    I really like the look of the Lido3 handle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesigningByCoffee View Post
    Look forward to your thoughts on the OE3 in use Chris!
    I used it for an Aeropress this afternoon.

    Initial thoughts: Nice! You notice the difference in mass (1kg v 1.5kg for the Lido 2) and the new antistatic catch jar works well.

    Doug informed that they have swapped from an Italian burr set to a Swiss made one with better tolerances. This modified burr produces an easier and smoother grinding action.

    As for the 2, it's another gorgeous grinder and the results in the cup are identical. I personally purchased my Lido 2 pretty much for the handle design which I love and some of that had to go to make the 3 more portable. I get that but love the beautiful curves of the 2.

    I guess there will ultimately be many variations out there as all bits are interchangeable.

    Doug and Barb have the intention of releasing all of the parts required for this grinder to be whatever Lido grinder the end user chooses.

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    Looking forward to seeing the Lido3 tomorrow. I agree with Chris's thoughts above regarding the handle and curves of the Lido2. For me it's solid and feels good in the hand and it grinds the beans beautifully.
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    I'm constantly impressed by the Lido!

    Just had a fabulous double ris of a blend I roasted Saturday, a Brasil plus Kenyan, both of which are quite distinctive flavours.

    I decided to use the Lido as I only had a small amount of leftover beans (say 100g) which would get lost in the bigger grinder, so wanted to get a clear flavour profile. And the flavours I'm getting easily align with that of the conical, especially with the Kenyan clearly in my mind from the last batch I roasted.

    I could clearly define both the spicy zing of the African and and the sweetness & body of the brasil, and there was no bitterness in the shot even though it was ground slightly too fine and gave a pretty slow pour a.k.a "over-extracted" to the purists which is something I really appreciate about the big dog too.

    Yes, it is quite a workout on espresso settings for 25g, and it is a little messy and fiddly. And doing a dinner party would be a challenge!

    But if you really want to know what kind of flavour profile a grinder like a Kony or Robur (or dare I say - maybe even an EK43) would give you at home for espresso - for the price this little grinder truly delivers the goods!

    Well done OE
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    Picked up a Lido 2 at MICE a few weeks back.

    Dropped the jar on a tiled floor yesterday! Wondering if anyone knew of anywhere local (I'm in Melbourne) that sold replacement jars (or even the Lido 3 jars!)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twistedpear View Post
    Picked up a Lido 2 at MICE a few weeks back.

    Dropped the jar on a tiled floor yesterday! Wondering if anyone knew of anywhere local (I'm in Melbourne) that sold replacement jars (or even the Lido 3 jars!)?
    No Lido 3 jars yet as they are only just about to go into production. Sanatarium peanut butter jar is the quick fix.

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    Hi

    ive just been given $200 birthday money!!!!!

    for Gaggia classic duties at work, plus presso duties when travelling (rare), is there any way I would regret going for a lido 2?

    Currently using a porlex for the above duties. Not getting the best out of the coffee, but am satisfied that its better than nothing / average takeaway coffee.

    Is there a midrange/ a step up from those mini grinders that I should consider? Like the one that starts with z?

    i do love the look of the lido/ particularly the 2 , but am also drawn to a grinder that I would call "Deledio #3"!
    And what I read on this thread is very encouraging.

    interested in any additional thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortblackman View Post
    …is there any way I would regret going for a lido 2?
    No.

    Be aware that it is big and heavy, so don't really expect a "carry to work on the train / carry on luggage" type hand grinder - but you already have one of those if needed, and know its limitations.

    But for all manual brews and espresso, and for holiday duties, the cupping results and consistency of the Lido are superb.

    And for the price? I reckon the Lido is is the 'midrange' hand grinder, but it is almost in a class of its own. What's the next step up in hand grinders?

    HG One or Pharos? Not hand grinders.
    Commandante? Look great - but a bit like the unicorn… who uses them or sells them?
    Rosco? Truly beautiful, harder to get beans in, smaller to hold but then also slower to use and twice the price (I was looking seriously at one of these until the Lido came out).
    Lido 3? Chris will get them soon… they'll be lighter, but more expensive!

    So for the price, I couldn't see any better options…

    Happy birthday

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    Lido 2 is my pourover grinder at work... it's truly fabulous and produces a better and more even coarse grind than the HG one.

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    I recently upgraded from a Rhinowares grinder (which I managed to break the handle of) to the Lido2 for my pourover setup at work. The differences in ease of use, grinding speed, and ulitmately quality in the cup are just astronomical. I would not hesitate to recommend one. As DBC points out they are a bit big and heavy and so not super traveller friendly, but I think you could find a way to squeeze one into your hand luggage if needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bookem28 View Post
    I recently upgraded from a Rhinowares grinder (which I managed to break the handle of) to the Lido2 for my pourover setup at work. The differences in ease of use, grinding speed, and ulitmately quality in the cup are just astronomical. I would not hesitate to recommend one. As DBC points out they are a bit big and heavy and so not super traveller friendly, but I think you could find a way to squeeze one into your hand luggage if needed.
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    Hi Chris,
    I notice you are out of Lido 2 stock at the moment. Do you have an ETA for back orders?
    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanC View Post
    Hi Chris,
    I notice you are out of Lido 2 stock at the moment. Do you have an ETA for back orders?
    Cheers
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    We have stock Dan. I have added them to our e-shop. I forgot to update them!

    Cheers

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