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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2012, 7:56am
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

selzoc Said:

I use one of these neat Orphan Espresso funnels to make sure all of my measured coffee gets into my portafilter: Click Here (www.orphanespresso.com)
Then I tap the portafilter to settle the grounds, remove the funnel, and tamp.

Posted December 6, 2012 link

yes i did an improvised version of that one from a plastic cup heheheh

i use it just to guard, but the 19g if you think about it doesnt really fall off, it just mountss and piles up, so during the dosing i tap pf to settle the mount, i tap around twice during the process so i dont get a great heapping mount, although its there

then tap on the mat still having the guard around, then remove the guard and distribute. ive seen in an austrialian vid about over dosing and using the guard to scrape the excess grounds back to their grinders dosing chamber, thus less mess on the table, but i prewieght my beans, i must stress out, beans is expensive here, so i dont want to waste. the 19g is just fine, i dont get that over dose thing i dont have any excess to set aside, they all fit well

 
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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2012, 8:32am
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selzoc Said:

I use one of these neat Orphan Espresso funnels to make sure all of my measured coffee gets into my portafilter: Click Here (www.orphanespresso.com)
Then I tap the portafilter to settle the grounds, remove the funnel, and tamp.

Posted December 6, 2012 link

Hmmmmmm interesting! I just ordered one.

Cheers,

Dave

 
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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2012, 2:16pm
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For those who might be on the fence about buying this machine, it is listed for $899.99 on Amazon.  That most likely beats the Williams Sonoma deal for most people due to taxes.
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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2012, 2:18pm
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Amazon collects sales taxes now.

 
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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2012, 2:28pm
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BubbaDude Said:

Amazon collects sales taxes now.

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Not yet for those of us in Illinois.  Instead, the state has created a generic "Amazon tax" that they collect from all residents even if they never make online purchases.  Even with sales tax, $899 seems like a steal for this machine and I cannot imagine seeing it much lower in the near future.  The Amazon price jumps around between $1000 and $1200, but I have never seen it go down to $899 so I thought I would share.
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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2012, 2:32pm
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Here in California it's regular sales tax.

I bought mine from Amazon Warehouse Deals as a used-like new product, but it was actually brand new as far as I can tell. They offer that for $854.94 today with free shipping for Prime members.

 
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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2012, 2:46pm
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cafeespresso Said:

My scale must be off...I don't know how you can pack 18g-19g of coffee in these baskets..time to get a new scale

Posted December 6, 2012 link

not necessarily, mate.  18.0g of dark roast will fill the basket.  18.0g of light roast will not, (and you will get pucks that stick).  it makes not a small difference, but a HUGE difference.

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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2012, 3:02pm
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BubbaDude Said:

You've discovered the other reason for a heavier puck, they don't stick. At 18g you'll get a lot of stuck pucks. 19g pucks never stick.

Posted December 5, 2012 link

For you, maybe! My 19.0g puck most definitely stuck this afternoon. How soon after the pull do you clean out the grouphead?

 
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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2012, 3:10pm
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klund Said:

For you, maybe! My 19.0g puck most definitely stuck this afternoon. How soon after the pull do you clean out the grouphead?

Posted December 6, 2012 link

Dark roast?

 
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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2012, 3:16pm
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BubbaDude Said:

Dark roast?

Posted December 6, 2012 link

Blue Jaguar from Redbird Espresso. On the website it is described as "Full City".

 
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