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Paul8v
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Joined: 23 Feb 2013
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Location: Maldon, Essex
Expertise: Just starting

Posted Sat Feb 23, 2013, 12:33pm
Subject: New to this, need a bit of advice (Grinder and machine)
 

Hi, first post on here.  I'm looking at getting in to the world of Coffee after years of thinking all coffee tasted of cigarettes (That's instant coffee for you..)

I've had a look on the main site at the suggested Espresso grinders and machines but they all seem to be discontinued or unable to purchase in the UK.

I don't really want to end up messing about with american plug adapters etc so I was wondering if anyone had any advice for a good espresso grinder and machine in the region of 100.00 each?  I'm looking for a machine that can do several shots of espresso (Not sure if such a thing exists) and if possible has a milk frother.

I have read all through the guides and I'm just a bit confused as to what I need and it seems like some machines hat say they are for espresso grinding have got reviews that say they are no good and it's a bit conflicting.

If anyone can help a confused wannabe Coffee drinker in need I'd really appreciate it!

Regards

Paul
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MerleApAmber
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Joined: 13 Nov 2012
Posts: 203
Location: Atlanta
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Breville BES900
Grinder: Baratza Preciso + Esatto
Vac Pot: Yuma
Drip: bah-humbug
Roaster: Hot Top 2K P
Posted Sat Feb 23, 2013, 10:37pm
Subject: Re: New to this, need a bit of advice (Grinder and machine)
 

welcome to our little corner of the planet, I hope you find the environment enjoyable enough to tip your chair, rest your feet and enjoy the coffee you're looking forward to while you partake your idles.

I'm afraid I'm on the other side of the pond, and since you're looking for a guide-on in the UK I'll let them find you and lead you right.
Don't be afraid to look through the lens of Updated topics, as it will point you to the recent posts and flame wars / rave fests of the day.  This might help you understand the nature of the modern and no so ~ equipment out there which people are living with.

good journey!
-Chris
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Paul8v
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Joined: 23 Feb 2013
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Location: Maldon, Essex
Expertise: Just starting

Posted Sun Feb 24, 2013, 3:33am
Subject: Re: New to this, need a bit of advice (Grinder and machine)
 

Thanks Chris, I'll see what I can find!

Regards

Paul
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thejasmeister
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Joined: 12 Apr 2008
Posts: 1
Location: scotland
Expertise: Just starting

Espresso: gaggia classic
Grinder: anfim mini
Posted Sun Feb 24, 2013, 12:14pm
Subject: Re: New to this, need a bit of advice (Grinder and machine)
 

Hi there,sounds like you are about to take the first steps into discovering the good the bad and ugly of coffee.loads of stuff on here which will help you avoid too much of bad coffee experiences .uk coffee forums is pretty friendly and helpful,also visit jim seven.com has bean coffee ,coffee hit.co.uk and also maybe look at trying pour over coffee which can be easy and rewarding,hope this might help you on your way.jg
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AntWilliams90
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AntWilliams90
Joined: 4 Feb 2013
Posts: 60
Location: Warwickshire, UK
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Gaggia Classic
Grinder: Mahlkonig Vario Home
Roaster: Dieckmann Rostmeister
Posted Fri Mar 8, 2013, 10:18am
Subject: Re: New to this, need a bit of advice (Grinder and machine)
 

Paul

The Gaggia Classic (178.00 on amazon) is what I have, and it is superb for the price!

Will do perfectly acceptable espresso shots just 30 seconds apart
Froths milk pretty well too!!

 
As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.
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