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« Reply #25 on: 08/10/2013, 09:43 AM »
I see your machine has been delivered. All in good order?

Ahh. On closer inspection, that must be the  seals. Weight of 0.2kg in an envelope probably isn't the caravel.
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« Reply #26 on: 08/10/2013, 01:31 PM »
Yes, you guessed it, the seals arrived yesterday.

Still waiting on the Caravel.

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« Reply #27 on: 09/10/2013, 12:50 AM »
The Caravel has made a quick 24hr trip from Italy to Dubai.

Its still at Fedex but hopefully should be out for delivery tomorrow.


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« Reply #28 on: 09/10/2013, 07:58 AM »
Who did you get it from, sounds very interesting!
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« Reply #29 on: 10/10/2013, 02:15 AM »
Jan - It was a pick up from Ebay..

Fedex finally arrived this afternoon.  Here's a first look out of the box, wow!  It's a work of art!

Much smaller than I thought it would be.  No damage in transit and I think overall the condition is excellent. 

With all the stuffing around, delays and communicating via google translate, I thought at one stage I'd done my dough, but it all worked out good in the end.. :thumb:

The next job is a clean, replace the seals and then a good polish.   (and buy a tamper..)












Anyone know if this is single or a double basket?



Check out the dinky little portafilter (next to one from the Urania for comparison)




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« Reply #30 on: 10/10/2013, 02:26 AM »
Stunning! Lucky find indeed.
I think a small "from Jan to Jan" present is in order. Will just have to smuggle it into the house!
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« Reply #31 on: 10/10/2013, 09:09 AM »
Its a good one Stuart, very nice condition and the more desirable model IMO. That is the 'standard' double basket, there is also a smaller single and a very rare, and larger size double.

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« Reply #32 on: 10/10/2013, 06:58 PM »
That's a very impressive 'shrine to coffee' you've got happening there @borat...
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« Reply #33 on: 10/10/2013, 08:37 PM »
Thanks OG, we aim to please ;)

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« Reply #34 on: 10/10/2013, 09:11 PM »
You know I see that coffee shrine and you just have to smile!  Top shelf mate and kudos on the resin tamper stand!
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« Reply #35 on: 10/10/2013, 10:44 PM »
So how do you like the coffee from the little caravel?
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« Reply #36 on: 11/10/2013, 12:44 AM »
No shot from the Caravel yet. I've still got to do the seals and order a 'mini' tamper.

I'm off to Ethiopia in the morning, and back in a week, so will have to pick up where I left off when I'm back. At least I won't be short on good coffee where I'm heading ;)

Might even grab some more beans to add to the stash.

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« Reply #37 on: 11/10/2013, 04:05 PM »
Tamper? Use whatever fits. I started using my caravel with a spice jar as tamper. Shampoo bottles and the like may work.

Seals? How do you know they are faulty if you haven't tried it?
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« Reply #38 on: 11/10/2013, 08:58 PM »
I received my Caravel from fellow Crema member galumay yesterday and used the "old spice jar" trick for the tamp.
It's sitting quite nicely alongside the Witch at the moment, but the "work area" is looking just a little crowded perhaps :question:  :coffee:
My second shot with the spice jar worked a treat, but, like borat, I will chase up the correct size tamper, just because......... I like to have more coffee stuff :exclaim: :exclaim:  :rofl:
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« Reply #39 on: 11/10/2013, 10:51 PM »
My tamper was custom made by my neighbour. Turned to 43.5mm and after polishing came out at 43.4.
I reckon you could safely go to 44mm though, unless you dose really low in the basket.
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« Reply #40 on: 12/10/2013, 12:36 AM »
Speaking of 'tamper' and tamper technique, this may stray a touch off topic, but OTH, it may not...
Is anyone using/ tried the OE Slap-shot tamping technique? And tamper?
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« Reply #41 on: 12/10/2013, 09:30 AM »
Speaking of 'tamper' and tamper technique, this may stray a touch off topic, but OTH, it may not...
Is anyone using/ tried the OE Slap-shot tamping technique? And tamper?

To quote that well known liked/disliked "want to be politician": "Please explain"  :question:
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« Reply #42 on: 13/10/2013, 02:04 PM »

To quote that well known liked/disliked "want to be politician": "Please explain"  :question:

Ask and you shall receive...

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« Reply #43 on: 02/11/2013, 11:02 PM »
Just ordered a stubby tamper from OE, so won't be needing the spice jar any longer...

Also ordered a set of seal removal picks, some Dow 111 and a tube of simichrome (for polishing Bakelite).

Off to San Francisco next week.

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« Reply #44 on: 28/02/2014, 08:46 PM »
Well early this morning I finally got to put the Caravel to good use on camping duty!

I had it running off 12V via a 1000W inverter, and it worked a treat.   I'm still learning how to use it, but was getting some very nice shots with a slightly coarser grind and just a single pull action with a 3-4second 'pre-infusion'.

Here's a couple of pics..



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« Reply #45 on: 28/02/2014, 10:38 PM »
Great pics mate!  Where is this beach??  :rofl: :stir

Seriously good fun by the looks and great coffee too!!
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« Reply #46 on: 28/02/2014, 10:44 PM »
Great pics mate!  Where is this beach??  :rofl: :stir

Seriously good fun by the looks and great coffee too!!

Looks like a dessert in the Middle East to me
Bedouin style  :thumb:

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« Reply #47 on: 28/02/2014, 11:13 PM »
It's only a 30min drive from home, and from the beach;)

The well worn, crazed and cracked Aeropress has now reached retirement...

Here's a pic of what the trailer looks like when it's all packed away.


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« Reply #48 on: 28/02/2014, 11:19 PM »
That is one serious "Toy box" .

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« Reply #49 on: 28/02/2014, 11:23 PM »
Yep it kind of evolved after so many camping trips.  Just had a second axel added and some more storage.  Labour is so cheap here it doesn't cost much for someone to custom build whatever you want.  Decent coffee and running water for a shower is all I need for a few days out in the desert..

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