After the old forum software breaking in a way that we were unable to fix, we've migrated the site to a new platform.
Some elements aren't working as we'd hoped - some avatars didn't survive the transition, and we're still having issues with attachments that weren't added as inline images, but we're hoping to have that all sorted out soon.
My name is Jack and I'm an audiophile from Melbourne. It seems many audiophiles eventually turn into coffeephiles for our love of tweaking and staying up late at night, and I'm one of them.
My wife and I have actually been wanting to own an espresso machine for at least a year, but our priority was always paying off the house and then upgrading my audio (well more my priority than hers). We've done both and finally bought my first coffee machine two months ago from KBean.
I had researched extensively what I had wanted for my first coffee machine - Lelit Elizabeth, but I ended up with the Lelit Mara that Paul had suggested. I didn't even know the Mara had existed and researching the E61 made me realise how much I would've regretted if I had gone down my initial path of the semi automatic. The fully manual Mara is a tweaker's wet dream
In my spare time I enjoy listening to music, playing badminton and woodworking. I'm here because I'm looking to be part of an apolitical coffee community, to learn new things on coffee and share experiences.
See you around!