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ampguy
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Posted Mon Sep 19, 2011, 5:13pm
Subject: Re: Any one here have a Crossland CC1 yet?
 

Thanks, nice video.

EricBNC Said:

I am taking it on faith that what it says is what I get:

http://vimeo.com/15671852

When dialing it in I ran from 195 to 203 on the machine testing for changes on a blend I am familiar with.  Satisfied that different temps produced different tastes I moved on to tasting coffee instead of measuring temps.  Sorry for a less than technical answer.  I do give the machine at least 30 minutes to warm up the PF and group so I expect stability.  

I am working with Deep Cello's Nostromo right now playing with temps - 202 F for now since it is a darker blend - what a cocoa/bakers chocolate finish on this coffee! As it cools I get sweeter milk chocolate initially - I wonder if I can get this milk chocolate all the way through the shot if I drop temps?

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Posted Thu Sep 22, 2011, 9:31pm
Subject: Re: Any one here have a Crossland CC1 yet?
 

I have a previous version (GEE), but the post has been deleted due to my post against two rules of this forum (criticism and profanity).
Therefore, as a newbie I have to choose the word and sentence more carefully not to against the rule again. (difficult as a non- English speaker, every word I know is pretty straight forward).

I just like to say Bill Crossland did a great job to improve this machine, if any one has approach the previous version or (GEE) will know what I mean.
Since I got the old version not as satisfied as new version user, I think a DIY modification is highly possible to improve my satisfaction.
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grant862
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Espresso: Crossland CC1
Grinder: Preciso
Vac Pot: Yama 3 cup
Drip: Hario v60
Roaster: Portola Coffee Lab (yum)
Posted Fri Sep 23, 2011, 10:10am
Subject: Re: Any one here have a Crossland CC1 yet?
 

Just saw this video if anyone is curious about the time it takes to make 4 lattes on different machines...it is from SCG

8:30 - rocket
11:04 - oscar
12:45 - cc1
17:50 - silvia

Just to note, SCG used a 56 oz pitcher on the cc1 and steamed milk for 2 lattes at a time, but they note they didn't do this with the silvia b/c you run the risk of burning your boiler...whereas the cc1 autofills the boiler by pulling water into the boiler and then to the thermoblock, so no risk (i am assuming in the silvia the water goes straight to the thermoblock, someone can correct me if i'm way off basis - [I am...see post below...thanks])

Something to consider as a difference between the cc1 and the silvia

cc1 starts at about the 4 min mark in the video

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Posted Fri Sep 23, 2011, 10:17am
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grant862 Said:

Just to note, SCG used a 56 oz pitcher on the cc1 and steamed milk for 2 lattes at a time, but they note they didn't do this with the silvia b/c you run the risk of burning your boiler...whereas the cc1 autofills the boiler by pulling water into the boiler and then to the thermoblock, so no risk (i am assuming in the silvia the water goes straight to the thermoblock, someone can correct me if i'm way off basis)

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No thermoblock in the Silvia, it just heats the water in the boiler to produce steam and if you use up all the steam there is no more water boil and it burns out. For an example of what would happen fill a small pot with water and let it all boil off and see if you can still use your pot afterwards. :)

 
Less water, more grounds.
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Posted Fri Sep 23, 2011, 1:04pm
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great video! I told you the CC1 can steam "for days..." ;)

grant862 Said:

Just saw this video if anyone is curious about the time it takes to make 4 lattes on different machines...it is from SCG

8:30 - rocket
11:04 - oscar
12:45 - cc1
17:50 - silvia

Just to note, SCG used a 56 oz pitcher on the cc1 and steamed milk for 2 lattes at a time, but they note they didn't do this with the silvia b/c you run the risk of burning your boiler...whereas the cc1 autofills the boiler by pulling water into the boiler and then to the thermoblock, so no risk (i am assuming in the silvia the water goes straight to the thermoblock, someone can correct me if i'm way off basis - [I am...see post below...thanks])

Something to consider as a difference between the cc1 and the silvia

cc1 starts at about the 4 min mark in the video

Click Here (www.youtube.com)

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Posted Mon Sep 26, 2011, 6:37am
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anyone know if the triple vst basket will fit the cc1 pf
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billc
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Espresso: CC1 - GS - GS3 - GB5
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Posted Mon Sep 26, 2011, 11:24pm
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All of the VST baskets fit the CC1.  They are a bit tight however.  I suggest taking out the basket spring on the portafilter to make sure it does not get stuck.   The CC1 baskets have smooth sides and the VST baskets have a ridge that is supposed to engage the spring on the portafilter.  On the CC1 the spring is a bit stronger then other manufacturers becsue we have smooth sides.


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Posted Tue Sep 27, 2011, 7:34am
Subject: Re: Any one here have a Crossland CC1 yet?
 

quick question

which one is the intake hose?  is it the longer one with an angle cut on the end
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Posted Wed Sep 28, 2011, 11:14am
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Longer hose is the intake and shorter hose is the return from the OPV.

BillC
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bigpointyforceps
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Espresso: Crossland CC1; Breville...
Grinder: Baratza Virtuoso; Solis...
Drip: Hario V60
Roaster: Nesco CR-1010-PRR
Posted Fri Sep 30, 2011, 1:28pm
Subject: Re: Any one here have a Crossland CC1 yet?
 

So I finally opened up the CC1 and dialed in my grinder last night.  Was very impressed!  I used some pretty awful quality beans, and it still produced very good espresso.  Also received a few lbs of green beans from Sweet Maria's so I'm planning to really play with my new toys this weekend :o)

Couple of newbie-type questions:

1a:  I've had a poke around on the forums and noticed that people have had the same idea as me and often use an appliance timer to power up their espresso machines about an hour before they wake.  The only "warning" I've read is that for single boilers that don't have an auto-fill mechanism, there is a risk of damage.  I presume this really only applies if the machine was somehow left with the pump activated.  Given that the CC1 doesn't have mechanical switches except for power and steam, am I in the clear?

1b:  Since the CC1 has a fair amount of on-board electronics (LCD screen, temperature control, dials, etc), am I at any real risk of a power surge/spike from the appliance timer making a brick out of my espresso machine?  Would a good surge protector sandwiched between the appliance timer and the CC1 solve that problem?  

FWIW, I'm planning on getting the Intermatic DT620 timer, which has grounded outlets, is rated at 120 V, 15 A, and is apparently designed for use with air conditioners.  

2: I followed the user manual and filled the boiler before first use, waiting about 45 seconds until I could see water exiting the brew head.  Is this something I need to do regularly?

Thanks,
Yogesh
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