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ymeng85
post Apr 8 2019, 10:44 PM

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QUOTE(Keng @ Apr 8 2019, 05:34 PM)
I dunno about others but I don't mind that as long as they are good coffee laugh.gif . I drink latte/espresso on daily basis. On weekend when I go to kopitiam for breakfast, I'll definitely drink the coffee there or white coffee that you have just described.

IMO on food (or beverage like coffee), there is no such thing as 'only' way lar. That's just my take  biggrin.gif
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If you are a person that likes richer taste, sweet yet strong aroma AND always want the same taste every single time -> Drink white coffee/kopitiam

If you like to explore what coffee can possibly be, how each country's produce taste different from each other, delicate yet harmonious swirl of milk/coffee -> Specialty Coffee

As for health angle, if you are a person that scraps off burnt bits on your food/toast, then why do you swallow an over burnt sugar/margerine concoction daily?
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post Apr 10 2019, 03:42 PM

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Hi, does anyone buy green beans on taobao at what quantity do you buy? Any issues on importing the beans?




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post Apr 15 2019, 12:37 AM

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sl3ge
post Apr 23 2019, 04:06 PM

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Hi, anyone using delonghi ec685..
can share how long time ur machine need decaler?

mine 3month need decaler (one day two cup)
is it normal?
ymeng85
post Apr 23 2019, 04:58 PM

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QUOTE(sl3ge @ Apr 23 2019, 04:06 PM)
Hi, anyone using delonghi ec685..
can share how long time ur machine need decaler?

mine 3month need decaler (one day two cup)
is it normal?
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How come you need to descale after every 3 cups?
Descaling important only for hard water areas (europe etc)
Malaysian water is soft water so very low in minerals. As long as you are using filtered water, maybe once a year more than enough

sl3ge
post Apr 23 2019, 06:22 PM

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QUOTE(ymeng85 @ Apr 23 2019, 04:58 PM)
How come you need to descale after every 3 cups?
Descaling important only for hard water areas (europe etc)
Malaysian water is soft water so very low in minerals. As long as you are using filtered water, maybe once a year more than enough
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Is 3 month bro. I make two cup every day.

Ur also using delonghi ec685?

May i know how long time u need use decaler?

I am using amway water, 3month for me i think too frequent,since the decaler cost rm25 one time use.

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ymeng85
post Apr 24 2019, 11:33 PM

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QUOTE(sl3ge @ Apr 23 2019, 06:22 PM)
Is 3 month bro. I make two cup every day.

Ur also using delonghi ec685?

May i know how long time u need use decaler?

I am using amway water, 3month for me i think too frequent,since the decaler cost rm25 one time use.
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Ah, misread. But still, 3mths is kinda frequent. I'm asking more of curiosity how you determine that you need a descale? The taste changed? What indicators are you using
Don't own a Delonghi but espresso machines in general works the same. Descaling is just for removing limescale buildup.

Not sure about the water at your place but at my place it's 40+ppm and 2years in, daily usage, have so far not yet seen a huge degradation in heat up time (first indicator that limescale buildup is significant)

sl3ge
post Yesterday, 08:32 AM

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QUOTE(ymeng85 @ Apr 24 2019, 11:33 PM)
Ah, misread. But still, 3mths is kinda frequent. I'm asking more of curiosity how you determine that you need a descale? The taste changed? What indicators are you using
Don't own a Delonghi but espresso machines in general works the same. Descaling is just for removing limescale buildup.

Not sure about the water at your place but at my place it's 40+ppm and 2years in, daily usage, have so far not yet seen a huge degradation in heat up time (first indicator that limescale buildup is significant)
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Coz the delonghi machine blinking indication request me to do descale (wont allow me to do anymore coffee).

After descale everything become ok.

Delonghi need use their own descaler.

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Keng
post Yesterday, 12:35 PM

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Check the hardness water setting. Most machine have this setting and is used to calculate when to prompt you to perform the descaling cycle, either by time or number of brew.

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post Yesterday, 05:53 PM

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Budget of 900:
What grinder would u guys recommend?

Using hario v60 and entry level preassurized espresso machine ( delonghi ecp 55? Forgot)

Eyeing at:
1) hario skerton manual - cheap, kinda decent grind for my use
2) baratza encore Rm760 - has static preassure issue (?)
3) breville dose control pro rm851 - impeller issue on older model ( not sure if harveynorman sell the latest revision )

Any more suggestions?
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post Yesterday, 09:37 PM

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QUOTE(xFreedomBoix @ Apr 25 2019, 05:53 PM)
Budget of 900:
What grinder would u guys recommend?

Using hario v60 and entry level preassurized espresso machine ( delonghi ecp 55? Forgot)

Eyeing at:
1) hario skerton manual - cheap, kinda decent grind for my use
2) baratza encore Rm760 - has static preassure issue (?)
3) breville dose control pro rm851 - impeller issue on older model ( not sure if harveynorman sell the latest revision )

Any more suggestions?
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If you are looking for a grinder to handle both pourover and espresso, the only other options would be premium hand grinders. Western brands like Commandante, OE, Knock are either only slightly over your budget or within. China/Taiwan grinders are all within your budget with a few hundred to spare, in fact. Brands like 1Zpresso, Timemore, Anonymous come to mind.
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post Yesterday, 09:42 PM

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QUOTE(sl3ge @ Apr 23 2019, 06:22 PM)
Is 3 month bro. I make two cup every day.

Ur also using delonghi ec685?

May i know how long time u need use decaler?

I am using amway water, 3month for me i think too frequent,since the decaler cost rm25 one time use.
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i use delonghi machine also but i am using ESAM series.
Descaling done when the notification pop up, i change my water hardness settings to soft and i remove the filer in the water tank. The filer don't use is better as long as u filled with filtered water.

my usual descale is about 5-6 months, one day one cup, sometimes 2 cup.
sl3ge
post Yesterday, 09:51 PM

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QUOTE(Keng @ Apr 25 2019, 12:35 PM)
Check the hardness water setting. Most machine have this setting and is used to calculate when to prompt you to perform the descaling cycle, either by time or number of brew.
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ic. My know my delonghi got setting to set water hardness,but i hvnt set yet.

Just to confirm malaysia water is "soft" right?
Keng
post Yesterday, 10:26 PM

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QUOTE(sl3ge @ Apr 25 2019, 09:51 PM)
ic. My know my delonghi got setting to set water hardness,but i hvnt set yet.

Just to confirm malaysia water is "soft" right?
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Your machine should've come together with the water hardness strip to test for water hardness. If it didn't, yeah, like @ymeng85 mentioned, our water here are soft.
Keng
post Yesterday, 10:30 PM

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QUOTE(xFreedomBoix @ Apr 25 2019, 05:53 PM)
Budget of 900:
What grinder would u guys recommend?

Using hario v60 and entry level preassurized espresso machine ( delonghi ecp 55? Forgot)

Eyeing at:
1) hario skerton manual - cheap, kinda decent grind for my use
2) baratza encore Rm760 - has static preassure issue (?)
3) breville dose control pro rm851 - impeller issue on older model ( not sure if harveynorman sell the latest revision )

Any more suggestions?
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Among the 3, I'd go for encore. Breville has huge retention.
sl3ge
post Yesterday, 11:48 PM

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QUOTE(vernon_91 @ Apr 25 2019, 09:42 PM)
i use delonghi machine also but i am using ESAM series.
Descaling done when the notification pop up, i change my water hardness settings to soft and i remove the filer in the water tank. The filer don't use is better as long as u filled with filtered water.

my usual descale is about 5-6 months, one day one cup, sometimes 2 cup.
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Thks for the info. Will set my machine to soft water
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post Today, 05:44 PM

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QUOTE(lowkl @ Apr 25 2019, 09:37 PM)
If you are looking for a grinder to handle both pourover and espresso, the only other options would be premium hand grinders. Western brands like Commandante, OE, Knock are either only slightly over your budget or within. China/Taiwan grinders are all within your budget with a few hundred to spare, in fact. Brands like 1Zpresso, Timemore, Anonymous come to mind.
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Thats for ur input, how about helor 101? Come across this while browsing ytd.

Or any manual grinder that is available locally? The helor i think have to get from taobao
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QUOTE(Keng @ Apr 25 2019, 10:30 PM)
Among the 3, I'd go for encore. Breville has huge retention.
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Yea i've read bout the retention too
Was skeptical about getting encore since people complain that it makes the surrounding dirty after grind..

Or any other grinder within this price would ya recommend? Manual / auto is fine
lowkl
post Today, 05:55 PM

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QUOTE(xFreedomBoix @ Apr 26 2019, 05:44 PM)
Thats for ur input, how about helor 101? Come across this while browsing ytd.

Or any manual grinder that is available locally? The helor i think have to get from taobao
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The Helor is well-regarded, but I understand quite pricey.

I remember seeing the Commandante being featured by a few specialty coffee places. Perhaps Pulp at Jln Riong, KL? I also noticed someone bringing in the Timemore at the last coffee event I attended.

Ordering from Taobao or AliExpress is usually problem-free and quite fast.
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post Today, 07:13 PM

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QUOTE(lowkl @ Apr 26 2019, 05:55 PM)
The Helor is well-regarded, but I understand quite pricey.

I remember seeing the Commandante being featured by a few specialty coffee places. Perhaps Pulp at Jln Riong, KL? I also noticed someone bringing in the Timemore at the last coffee event I attended.

Ordering from Taobao or AliExpress is usually problem-free and quite fast.
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alright, i'm actually very tempted by the helor haha.
but official taobao only offer seashipping for some reason



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