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« on: 29/08/2017, 10:16 PM »
Hi:

I suppose it is only right to introduce myself.

My name is Grant and I have been a member of CoffeeSnobs for 12 years which has been really good. I Paul from K Bean is now on this forum (I bought a nice Macap from him last year) so I thought well why not come across and belong to two forums.

I've been roasting coffee for a long time and I have a Hottop which is 12 years old now and hasn't missed a beat in all that time. Fantastic.

I do like equipment. My last espresso machine was a Bezzera BZ-40P and I had that for 12 years as well. Fantastic but the time had come to replace it so I got a nice new Wega Mini Nova Classic. Lovely machine E61 group and all is good. I like plumbed in machines as it save so much trouble in the long term.

My grinder is a Macap M4D which I have had a year and is a great unit, perfect size, solid and looks great.

I temporarily, my wife advised me, have a Mazzer Robur grinder in the kitchen. I just bought it out of curiosity. I only just got it on the weekend and so far really like it. It is a doser model and I've decided a good doser is actually quite a good thing. Powerful, quiet (sort of) and gives an amazing fluffy grind. I'm not sure yet whether the flavour is much different from the Macap though.

The Robur will get sold shortly...

I like having meet ups with like minded people and over the years have hosted CoffeeSnob members here in Woodvale at my home.







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« Reply #1 on: 30/08/2017, 11:27 AM »
oh that's a nice setup!

my wife said to me recently that it was the Mazzer or her - one of them had to go!

I wish her all the best in her future endeavours!

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« Reply #2 on: 30/08/2017, 03:17 PM »
Hi Grant.
It's really great to see you here. Welcome :)
Cheers, Paul


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« Reply #3 on: 30/08/2017, 04:14 PM »
Hi Grant.
It's really great to see you here. Welcome :)
Cheers, Paul

Hi Grant - I'll echo that thought - welcome to the Forum!

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« Reply #4 on: 30/08/2017, 07:15 PM »
Hi Grant & Welcome
Funny how your journey is symilar to my journey

I had a BZ40 and an M4D and now use a similar big conical a BNZ MD74 doser

And now we belong to both coffee forums

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« Reply #5 on: 30/08/2017, 07:48 PM »
Cool.
That's it exactly KK.
It's a journey.


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« Reply #6 on: 30/08/2017, 08:33 PM »
Hi Everyone:

Thank you for the warm welcome all and to you Paul.

Grant

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« Reply #7 on: 30/08/2017, 09:38 PM »
Hi Grant and welcome!  I once bought a Compak A8 for the fun of it (got a lightly used bargain from a shop that operated for about a week before the owners realised they'd made a terrible mistake). Pat, you comment made me laugh because I'm still married and the behemoth grinder is gone!!
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« Reply #8 on: 30/08/2017, 11:58 PM »
yep I'm still married too and the mazzer lives in the shed - I only bring the big guns out in special occasions!
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« Reply #9 on: 31/08/2017, 12:01 AM »
Ah good to see ya here as well Grant, welcome mate!
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